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Survivor Advocacy Coordinator (Stanford)

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley

YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Full-Time (40 hours/week), Hourly, Non-Exempt.

Base Hourly Pay: $31.25, On-Call: $2.00, Bilingual: $0.50
Location: YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA 95112
Website: www.yourywca.org
Program/Department: Community Support (North)/ Support Services (pending name change to Healing and Justice).

Join a passionate, dynamic team dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

For over 100 years, YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley has provided programs and services that form a critical continuum of response, healing, and prevention. Our dedication to the people we serve is unparalleled. We have an exciting future, and the team to deliver on that lasting change for the people we serve. To encourage survivor self-determination, services are delivered through a strengths-based, non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens that aligns with our mission. Be a key part of shaping this future as our new Survivor Advocacy Coordinator (Stanford) in our Support Services( pending name change to Healing and Justice).

Reporting to the Associate Director of Community Support Services, the Survivor Advocacy Coordinator (Stanford) will provide an array of services to support members of the Stanford community impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

We are seeking a compassionate, organized, and reliable individual with a high level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. Essential to this role is a demonstrated ability to work with culturally and economically diverse individuals and families and the ability to work with those impacted by trauma; a demonstrated ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment and to respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal skills to work independently and as part of a team. You must have an understanding of feminism and a strong commitment to social justice. Additionally, an ideal candidate will possess knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault issues, trauma, gender equity and client-centered service provision.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a social services field or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Key to success is the ability to be present in a changing work environment; the ability to work independently and as a member of a diverse team with flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor; and the ability prioritize effectively and model healthy boundaries with empathy and compassion. Candidates should be competent in using Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) and have experience in confidential data management and record keeping.

Co-located on Stanford’s campus, the Stanford Survivor Advocacy Coordinator will:

  • Often act as first point of contact to coordinate services for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and human trafficking at Stanford University
  • Serve as site lead for onsite staff providing services on campus
  • Directly provide crisis intervention, walk-in services, personal, criminal, and Title IX advocacy (off-site accompaniment may be required), crisis counseling, case management, and community referrals to Stanford community members and partners impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, and human trafficking on campus.
  • Provide support group facilitation and curriculum creation and implementation.
  • Develop and execute an outreach and training plan tailored to the university community so that Stanford community members understand rights and options for survivors of gender-based violence, and how YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley may provide support
  • Responsible for accurate and timely data collection and support with program reporting

The ideal candidate is a warm, self-starter deeply committed to providing services from a strengths-based, social justice and anti-oppression framework. Prior advocacy-based counseling and case management experience is a plus. Bilingual, bi-cultural and bi-literate skills are preferred (Spanish, Mandarin, or Vietnamese strongly preferred).

The Stanford Survivor Advocacy Coordinator will be located on Stanford University Campus, with additional work in the community. Schedule is Monday-Friday. Work hours include weekends and some evenings. Must have reliable transportation, as travel between job sites is required. Delivery of service may include time beyond scheduled hours to accomplish task at hand. On-call duties are required. Work includes lifting up to 30 pounds. Susceptible to compassion fatigue and/or vicarious trauma.

Required: Cleared background check (fingerprinting), valid TB test, valid 3+ years California driver’s license, clean driving record and auto insurance. Must have completed or be willing to complete a 75-hour California State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor certification. (Training will be provided). This position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others in the workplace and our community.

YWCA BENEFITS:

  • A competitive benefits plan: Employer covers employee’s premium for health, dental, vision, and life insurance (depending on the plan you choose)
  • A high deductible medical plan available including employer contributions and optional employee contributions and a limited Flexible Spending Account available
  • 15 paid holidays are made available each year: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Women’s International Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Veteran Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • 20 days of annual accrued PTO to start
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Talkspace for employees and their household members
  • Immediate Employee contributed 403b, and an Employer Contributed 401a Retirement Plan with optional employee contributions after eligibility is met
  • Parental leave for eligible employees for up to the first eight weeks
  • Annual Retention Bonus
  • Employee Discounts with TicketsatWork
  • Free Access to the Calm App
  • With access through Kaiser for the Ginger App and Class Pass

TO APPLY: Submit Resume & Cover Letter to hr@yourywca.org with “Survivor Advocacy Coordinator (Stanford)” in subject line. Posting will continue until position is filled. The YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer.