Position | Anti-Violence Program Staff Advocate

Work Hours | Full-Time, Exempt; occasional evenings and weekends

Salary | Mid-to-high 30s; includes healthcare, dental, & vision options, vacation, and other benefits

Reports to | Anti-Violence Program Director

 

Organization and Position Background OutFront Minnesota is working to make equity for LGBTQ+ people a reality in our state. OutFront Minnesota's Anti-Violence Program (AVP) is a broad-based effort to end violence and harassment against and within LGBTQ+ communities in Minnesota. We work in collaboration with survivors and community members to build safety and power - as well as opportunities for support and healing - through the provision of crisis intervention services, systems advocacy, counseling, community education, and outreach. We believe that everyone deserves to be safe from harm regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. From the individual to the community to the state, we believe eliminating violence and harassment requires social change at every level. We strive to be victim/survivor-centered and trauma informed in all of our service provision.

On a day-to-day basis, this position will (a) provide front line support for people who have been, or are in fear of being, victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and hate/bias violence, (b) manage the program’s volunteer advocates and coordinate the program’s 24/7 crisis line, and (c) train a wide variety of service providers across the state on LGBTQ+ inclusion in their fields.

 

Responsibilities

  • Act as an advocate for individuals experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and hate/bias violence in a variety of different settings (courthouse, hospital, etc.), in-person and over the phone
  • Provide legal advocacy twice a month at the Ramsey County Courthouse (Bridges to Safety)
  • Staff the 24/7 crisis line in rotation with other AVP staff
  • Coordinate Anti-Violence Program advocate trainings twice a year
  • Manage Anti-Violence Program volunteer advocates
  • Work in collaboration with various community and government systems
  • Conduct trainings on LGBTQ+ inclusion in various service environments

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of intimate partner violence and sexual assault
  • Knowledge of barriers LGBTQ+ victims may experience when utilizing legal systems and a variety of victim services
  • Able to work closely with other staff members and advocates in the program to coordinate assistance for clients
  • Excels at thinking creatively and be resourceful; is flexible and adaptable
  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Willingness and means to travel throughout the Twin Cities Metro area and Greater Minnesota
  • Strong commitment to equity for LGBTQ people including disabled people, people of color, transgender people, youth, elders, and women
  • Proven ability and desire to work across differences such as race, gender, ethnicity, age and other aspects of identity

 

LGBTQ people of color are encouraged to apply.

 

We will begin looking at applications on 4/25. Please submit your cover letter and resume to avp@outfront.org