Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

4317 6th Ave SE #102
Olympia , WA
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Prevention Specialist

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
Olympia, WA Full time
Posted on October 25, 2017

Hiring for a Full Time Prevention Specialist

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is a statewide membership organization, based in Olympia, Washington and is committed to eliminating sexual violence and fostering social change. The mission of the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs is to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence, through education, victim services, and social change. WCSAP provides information, training and expertise to program and individual members who support victims, family and friends, the general public, and all those whose lives have been affected by sexual assault.


  WCSAP is seeking a skilled Prevention Specialist to join the WCSAP team. This position provides support, assistance, information, and training on sexual assault prevention to WCSAP members and stakeholders. Demonstrated experience in sexual violence work and prevention expertise required. All applicants must be familiar and agree with WCSAP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding WCSAP’s commitment to the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment, inclusiveness, and social change. All applicants must be familiar and agree with WCSAP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment, inclusiveness, and social change.


WCSAP values diversity in the workplace. WCSAP values the importance of addressing issues of racism, homophobia, able-bodyism, and other issues of oppression in order to make services accessible to all individuals regardless of race; color, sex, gender identity or expression ; sexual orientation; national origin; religion; age; ethnic background; social, economic, immigration, marital, physical and/or mental status.

People from historically underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit an application packet containing: cover letter and resume.

Please highlight any experience that specifically addresses the essential functions of this position.

This position is open until filled. First screening begins November 15, 2017. To submit an application electronically, email hr@wcsap.org with Prevention Specialist in the subject line. To submit your application via postal service, please send it to: HR at WCSAP 4317 6th Ave SE Suite 102 Olympia, WA 98503.

Title: Prevention Specialist

Salary: $45,000-48,000

Supervisor: Program Manager

Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt Area of Emphasis: Prevention, Social Change efforts

Summary: Provides technical assistance and training related to sexual violence prevention, coordinates statewide prevention efforts, develops resources, and creates/ maintains communication forums for a variety of service providers in Washington State.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Provide technical assistance, consultation, and support relevant to sexual violence • Reach out and/or respond to Coalition member programs/individuals, state grant recipients, stakeholders, and other community program and individual requests for information, resources, and referrals. • Provide on-site and in-depth consultation to State and Rape Prevention Education (RPE) funded prevention programs.

Develop materials • Responsible for prevention grant print publications; including content selection and contributions, coordination of design with external graphic contractor, editing, and production. • Responsible for the development and maintenance of digital prevention resources and content, including applicable sections of the WCSAP website and online courses. • Ensure that WCSAP resource materials are accessible and representative of a diverse constituency, are distributed to appropriate recipients and stakeholders, and content reflects gaps, needs, and/or emerging and promising practice information as it relates to sexual violence prevention. • Contribute to the development of statewide sexual assault awareness month campaign materials.

Develop, coordinate, and maintain communication forums • Create and implement forums (conference calls, Webinars, listservs, etc.).

• Contribute to agency social media and participate on the Communications Team. Coordinate, support, develop, facilitate, and/or implement training and meeting opportunities

• Determine content area for trainings/meetings, secure presenters when applicable, determine formats (webinar, in person) and select venues, monitor registration and communications with attendees, host, facilitate, and/or deliver trainings/meetings, and ensure evaluation of activities.

• Assist in the development of a prevention track at WCSAP’s Annual Conference. Contribute to statewide efforts related to sexual violence prevention and/or the mission and vision of WCSAP

• Participate in meetings, ad hoc groups, and taskforces and/or attend local and national trainings and meetings on issues related to Coalition work.

• Participate in statewide RPE work; which may include participating on the Sexual Violence Prevention Steering Committee and attending the annual RPE grantee meeting.

• Upon Management request, review policy for implications related to prevention/social change work and offer feedback for policy advocacy efforts.

• Build and maintain relationships with allied state partners. Participate in Agency Operations

• Participate in WCSAP meetings, retreats, and annual conference. Ability to occasionally travel within and outside of Washington State. Must have current driver’s license and car insurance if driving own vehicle or renting a car for WCSAP purposes. Must be able to exchange accurate information. The person in this position frequently communicates with coworkers, Coalitions members, and stakeholders. Adheres to all agency policies and practices. Other tasks as assigned by supervisor to carry out WCSAP's mission and work. Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

• Customer Service - Demonstrates good judgment and the ability to apply sound thinking to problem situations; responds promptly and respectfully to consumer needs, requests for information and assistance, meets commitments. 

• Agency Stewardship - Supportive of agency mission, philosophies, antioppression work, and agency overall activities; represents Coalition in a considerate and respectful manner.

• Ethics – Treats people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, upholds organizational values.

• Dependability - Ready for work at the beginning of their workday; is willingly available and can be counted on when needed; demonstrates accountability; ensures work responsibilities are completed in accordance with agreed-upon timelines.

• Communication – Effectively, accurately, and respectfully communicates in meetings, trainings, work environment and projects across various communications formats; engages in and contributes to agency dialogues and activities; open to accepting and giving feedback. 

Productivity - Performs assignments in a timely manner; demonstrates initiative and ability to work with limited supervision; undertakes extra responsibility without interfering with regular duties; exhibits flexibility and adaptability in adjusting to changing priorities; incorporates agency standards into daily routine. 

Team Orientation - Promotes a positive team environment through active cooperation with others; exhibits a sensitive awareness of other’s abilities, attitudes and values.

Qualifications and Skills: • An understanding of, and agreement with, WCSAP’s mission statement and philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment, inclusiveness, and social change. • Bachelor’s Degree in related field plus 3 years relevant experience working in the sexual violence field with emphasis in prevention or a combination of 6 years relevant experience and training. • Comprehensive knowledge of sexual violence primary prevention, social change theories, anti-oppression, the public health model, and community mobilization strategies.

Specific Skill Sets: effective communication, familiarity with research and educational materials and forums, technical and educational writing, group facilitation and training, attention to detail, Microsoft office and databases, managing projects, professionalism, problem solving, working independently, ability to work with a diverse group of people. Prevention Specialist Rev. 11.2017 Page | 5 Physical Demands In performing the regular duties of this job, the employee is required to:

• Remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.

• Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, office shelves, etc.

• Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine.

• Frequently move audio/visual equipment, training materials, and office supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.

• Occasionally sets up training/meeting spaces.