SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program Director

Website Pride Center of Vermont

Job Opening at Pride Center of Vermont

Title: SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program Director

Status: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Coverage, and Generous Allotment of Time Off

Pay Rate: $48,000 annually

Reports to: Executive Director

Pride Center of Vermont (PCVT) is seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to lead our SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program. We are seeking someone who is strategic, compassionate, and motivated to work for survivor-centric and intersectional social change.

PCVT celebrates, educates and advocates with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and HIV-affected (LGBTQ+) individuals in Vermont. The ideal candidate understands and is able to effectively communicate about the complexities of LGBTQ+ identities and the various challenges that LGBTQ+ individuals in Vermont face. Our organization recognizes and celebrates diversity and we strongly encourage people of color, transgender, gender non-conforming individuals, and/or members of other underrepresented groups/constituencies to apply.

The SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program Director leads the direct service program to support LGBTQ+ and HIV-affected survivors of domestic, sexual and/or hate violence, and to individuals who have experienced or are experiencing bias and/or discrimination. They organize and facilitate some LGBTQ+ inclusivity training, maintain the day-to-day functioning of the SafeSpace Support-Line and direct service programs, complete grant reports, maintain data collection in accordance with state guidelines, and assist with general responsibilities for the Pride Center of Vermont.

Duties and Responsibilities:

SafeSpace Direct Services

  • Maintain schedule, provide support and direct supervision to staff and interns providing crisis intervention services and intakes for SafeSpace callers and walk-in clients
  • Manage grant reporting and ensure appropriate allocation of funds, in partnership with the Executive Director
  • Document program and client-related activity for several monthly and quarterly grant reports
  • Contribute to state and national reports along with PCVT internal monthly reports
  • Create and implement comprehensive outreach initiatives
    Lead SafeSpace Program team meetings and attend PCVT all-staff meetings
  • Participate in fundraising events and grant writing in collaboration with PCVTs development team
  • Provide Direct Service by offering individual and group support, advocacy, information, referrals, and accompaniment to LGBTQ+ survivors of violence

Training and Education

  • Provide training and technical assistance to organizations and agencies across Vermont
  • Continually update trainings to reflect and address current language, climate and events
  • Establish and foster long-term, collaborative relationships with partner agencies and organizations

Community Connection

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, represent Pride Center in Press, Media, Task Forces and coalitions relevant to the SafeSpace Anti-Violence Program’s mission
  • Work with SafeSpace team to implement workshops / events / gatherings to bring people together and offer education, healing and social connection for the LGBTQ+ community
  • With other staff: manage volunteer recruitment, placement and development
  • With other staff: manage PCVT and related website / calendar / blog / social media postings

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to anti-oppression work
  • Emotional self-awareness, commitment to a work-life balance, and desire to be part of a team that takes care of one another
  • 3+ years of relevant experience leading and supervising a team and providing direct services support
  • Ability to connect with diverse groups within and beyond LGBTQ+ communities
  • Ability to multitask, problem-solve, prioritize and maintain boundaries effectively
  • Valid driver’s license for statewide travel

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter by Friday, January 15 to jobs@pridecentervt.org  or mail to: Pride Center of Vermont, 255 S Champlain St. #12, Burlington, VT 05401

Pride Center of Vermont values the leadership of people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals, and strongly encourages people of all traditionally underrepresented identities to apply.

No applicant will be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Due to safety precautions, most of the staff is working remotely through March 2021. We will reevaluate reopening the center at that time. There may be limited outdoor in-person events where proper PPE is utilized.