Subject: strictly fyi: Jobs in AZ, IL, LA, NY, WA
From: "Ethan Bluestein" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2011 11:30:01 -0400

Dear Safe Schools Coalition members and friends:

(1) Advocacy Specialist, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (Olympia, WA) - apply by June 15
(2)  Executive Director, 1n10 Inc (Phoenix, AZ) - apply by June 15
(3)  Social Worker/Family Services Coordinator, Rainier Scholars (Seattle, WA) - apply by June 27
(4) Bi-Lingual Mental Health Therapist, Center on Halstead (Chicago, IL) -  open until filled
(5) Education Advocate, Southern Poverty Law Center (New Orleans, LA) -  open until filled
(6) Executive Assistant, Hetrick-Martin Institute (New York,NY) -  open until filled


(1)    Advocacy Specialist, Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (Olympia, WA) - apply by June 15

Goal Statement: To provide technical assistance on advocacy, crisis 
intervention services and the continuum of sexual violence and to develop 
communication forums for traditional and non-traditional service providers. 
Provide technical assistance, consultation, support, and information and 
referral to Community Sexual Assault Programs relevant to advocacy and 
crisis intervention Oversight, facilitation and coordination of the Training and Curriculum 
Approval Processes for CSAPs Oversight and coordination of the WCSAP library which would collect, 
develop, and disseminate needed resources to the sexual assault field.

Develop materials

? Write and produce materials, such as Connections & the Research And 
Advocacy Digest
o Responsible for overall development of WCSAP’s twice yearly 
publication Connections.  Position is responsible for layout, editing 
and production including coordination of content from all WCSAP 
departments and outside sources
o Responsible for development of WCSAP’s annual publication: 
Research and Advocacy Digest.  Position is responsible for theme 
selection, research, editing and production.
? Ensure distribution of materials to appropriate recipients. 
? Responsible for the development of educational materials (in any media) 
that make sexual assault research and clinical materials accessible to the 
advocacy community
? Compile promising practice information as it relates to sexual violence 
service delivery
? Ensure that WCSAP resource materials are accessible to a broad 
constituency and represents the diversity of all stakeholders.
? Participate in the development and distribution of statewide sexual assault 
awareness month campaign materials.
Develop communication forums
? Create and implement forums (conference calls, Webinars, electronic 
communities, etc.) focused on advocacy
? Identify topics for discussion and coordinate contacts among the groups.
? Provide systems advocacy, which enhances the level of efforts, focused 
on sexual assault service delivery.
? Design and coordinate relevant training and networking opportunities.
Provide coordination, support and training opportunities
? Plan or co-plan the implementation of program activities such as trainings 
or meetings.
? Assist other agencies in their development of training opportunities.

Develop communication forums
? Create and implement forums (conference calls, Webinars, electronic 
communities, etc.) focused on advocacy
? Identify topics for discussion and coordinate contacts among the groups.
? Provide systems advocacy, which enhances the level of efforts, focused 
on sexual assault service delivery.
? Design and coordinate relevant training and networking opportunities.
Provide coordination, support and training opportunities
? Plan or co-plan the implementation of program activities such as trainings 
or meetings.
? Assist other agencies in their development of training opportunities.
Support the WCSAP’s Capacity Development by? Participate in Systems Advocacy activities such as meetings, ad hoc 
groups, and taskforces related to the mission and vision of WCSAP
? Participate in Regular Staff Meetings, retreats and annual conference.
? Other tasks as necessary to carry out WCSAP's mission and work - as 
assigned by Supervisor
Minimum Qualifications:
? An understanding of and agreement with WCSAP’s mission statement and 
philosophy regarding the elimination of sexual violence, empowerment, 
inclusiveness, and social change
? Bachelors Degree in related field plus 3  years relevant experience 
      working in the sexual violence field with emphasis in direct services or a    
            combination of 6 years relevant experience and training. 
? Articulate and knowledgeable as a trainer, consultant or public speaker
? Extensive familiarity with research and educational materials related to 
sexual violence
? Extensive experience with technical writing, document design, and the 
development of educational materials
? Experience with group / committee facilitation and development
? Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
? Ability to travel statewide
? Ability to work independently
Desired background:
? Moderate computer skills—especially related to technical writing, word 
processing, database entry and newsletter production
? Demonstrated sexual assault legal advocacy knowledge and experience
? Knowledge of adult learning styles
? Experience providing technical assistance

TITLE: Advocacy Specialist 
SALARY/CLASIFICATION: $40,000 - $46,000
SUPERVISOR: Associate Director 
STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

People from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  
Please submit an application packet containing: cover letter, resume, and release of 
information to WCSAP.  This position is open until filled.  Screening begins June 15, 
2011. To submit an application electronically, email  To submit your 
application via postal service, please send it to:  HR at WCSAP 
4317 6th Ave SE 
Suite 102 
Olympia, WA 98503.


(2)   Executive Director, 1n10 Inc (Phoenix, AZ) - Apply by June 15

1n10 Youth Services, a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization serving and assisting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 14 to 22, seeks a dynamic, proactive and highly committed executive director to lead its growing organization.

Founded in 1993, 1n10 is enjoying significant success. In the last two years it has expanded programming and outreach, and built a highly visible and positive public profile. The organization and its highly committed board of directors are eager to capitalize on this escalating momentum to further expand programming and outreach, serve additional youth, more fully engage the Maricopa County community, and secure the resources required to fulfill its ambitious agenda for the next decade.

The executive director will manage an organization of five full-time staff that recently moved into larger professional offices, hired additional full time and part time program staff, doubled its operational budget during the recession, and markedly increased its corps of dedicated volunteers.

The executive director will be passionate about LGBTQ and youth issues and well versed in the social and legal implications of working with these groups. She or he will have proven experience elevating past programs to new levels of accomplishment and success, and will have experience managing staffs, budgets, and community expectations. The new executive director will interface with the board of directors to form a powerful partnership, and will embrace Maricopa County in transparent and ongoing engagement and communications with the communities that support and advocate for 1n10.

This dynamic and motivated person will have at least five years leadership experience in social services or related areas, preferably including managing people and programs, and familiarity with the accountabilities associated with working in the nonprofit sector. Day to day operational management of the organization is a key responsibility of the executive director. She or he will proactively address strategic issues and be able to initiate and implement strategic planning. This person will possess a record of personal success in securing financial, volunteer and other resources, including writing grants to social agencies and governmental bodies, cultivating and soliciting support from corporations and individuals, and a commitment to maintain and enhance these important relationships.

Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience. A detailed job description is available upon request or by visiting the 1n10, Inc. website at Inquiries can also be emailed to: Molly All candidates must undergo a thorough background check.

Email resume, salary history and a brief essay about the importance of 1n10 to the LGBTQ community to: Molly First review of candidates will be June 1, 2011.

1n10 Youth Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly believe that 1n10 benefits from the perspectives and talents of a racially and culturally diverse staff.

   Email resume, salary history and a brief essay about the importance of 1n10 to the LGBTQ community to: Molly First review of       candidates will be June 1, 2011.


(3)  Social Worker/Family Services Coordinator, Rainier Scholars (Seattle, WA) - apply by June 27

Rainier Scholars is a comprehensive, long-term educational enrichment program that supports students over an 11 year journey – from 6th grade to college graduation. We serve those students who have the greatest number of barriers to achieving a college education. Over 80% of Rainier Scholars qualify as low income while 85% come from households without a college degree. To cultivate the academic potential of talented and motivated young people of color in the greater Seattle area and ensure college graduation, we provide early intervention, a rigorous academic preparation program, family support and access to ongoing educational opportunities. Rainier Scholars offers students the resources they need to be academically successful and to become community leaders.

Courage, Perseverance and Integrity, combined with Academic Excellence, can truly propel our students beyond what others have deemed possible for them. Our vision is to build a legacy of successful and inspiring leaders who will make a positive impact in our communities.

Position Summary
Serving over 450 students in some of Seattle’s top public and independent schools, as well as colleges throughout the 
country, Rainier Scholars seeks qualified candidates for the full-time position of Licensed Social Worker. In this new
position, the Licensed Social Worker will establish, coordinate and supervise implementation of social work 
support system to serve both students and families in the Rainier Scholars community. The social worker 
position will offer an integrated and holistic approach to addressing the complex needs of students struggling with 
academic, social-emotional or family issues, with the goal of increasing program retention and maximizing student 
success. The social worker position will coordinate care for students and families across the Seattle region, assessing 
needs and identifying critical resources which will strengthen the comprehensive support process for students and 
families served by Rainier Scholars.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Work individually and collaboratively with Rainier Scholars program staff, faculty and directors to conduct assessments, identify and coordinate care and resources for scholars and families

• Respond effectively to both urgent and long-term crisis needs of scholars and families, manage response plan on an ongoing and comprehensive basis

• Provide critical clinical/mental health interventions and counseling on both short-term and long-term basis; work collaboratively with Educational Psychologist to determine appropriate case loads and follow-up plans for individuals

• Conduct home visits on an ongoing basis for the purpose of gathering/providing information and establishing positive, effective relationships between scholars, family and Rainier Scholars program

• Provide referrals and serve as resource for making links between scholars/families to community based service providers which may best match their needs on short and long-term basis; this may include academic, social-emotional and basic life needs such as housing, food, etc…

• Provide consultation to Academic Enrichment phase, ACSS, Leadership Development and College Support staff to address emergent needs of scholars in any one of these four program phases

• Work collaboratively with support staff from 40+ partner schools (independent, public, parochial and boarding) which our scholars attend to effectively coordinate support services for scholars and families

• Provide training and staff development to colleagues in identified and relevant areas of emergent interest as an organization

• Design, create and maintain system for accurate and current documentation/records on all scholars and families with whom licensed social worker is working

• Facilitate therapeutic discussion groups as needed within scope of program

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Applicants will have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, community agencies and 
all program staff to maximize service delivery and success of student intervention strategies. Applicants must be able 
to respond quickly and calmly to an emergency or crisis involving a student or family, as well as organize and prioritize 
case load across competing needs of students and families within the Rainier Scholars program. It is essential that 
applicant be capable of assisting a culturally, racially, linguistically and economically diverse student and parent body 
population in navigating all aspects of the social service sector/ system, as well as effectively shape consensus to 
support common goals among a capable and diverse staff team.

Applicants will have knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of strengths-based assessment and intervention processes; normal and atypical child and adult mental health development as well as youth development principles

• Network of community-based resources within the greater Seattle area which are available for service provision to students and families

• Impact of diversity issues on student learning and achievement

• Principles and practices of effective social service program delivery

• Principles and practices of education systems and basic curriculum for grades 6-college

• Principles and practices of strategic planning

• Principles and practices of nonprofit governance

• Understanding of and respect for diverse cultures represented by Rainier Scholars

This position requires seven to ten years in education/school or community-based social work position. A Bachelor of Arts in relevant area and Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) required plus experience as noted above. Bilingual proficiency in Spanish/experience with linguistically diverse populations is a plus, as is LCSW credentials. Effective verbal and written communication skills are essential.

This is a salaried full-time position (40 hours per week) which will require attendance at meetings or events outside of regular office hours.

Rainier Scholars provides competitive compensation, depending upon experience. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Rainier Scholars is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Submit an email with a cover letter and resume You will receive verification of receipt of your resume.

Closing date: June 27, 2011

Please specify in your cover letter how you learned of this position.

(4)  Bi-Lingual Mental Health Therapist, Center on Halstead (Chicago, IL) - open until filled

Summary: Center on Halsted (COH) Mental Health Department offers psychotherapy and support services to a primarily lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population. COH also offers graduate and post graduate training to psychotherapy students and professionals. Mental health services are provided on a sliding scale fee basis, and insurance coverage is accepted from several major providers. This position is responsible for providing individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy.


• Provide individual, couple, family and group psychotherapy as well as conducting needs assessments in accordance with CoH established policies, procedures, and practices.

• Facilitate 1-3 groups each year in Spanish, including HIV support groups

• Maintain accurate and confidential paperwork and other documentation.

• Serve as clinical liaison between Mental Health Services department and the SAGE department (Services and Advocacy for LGBT Elders)

• Attend weekly clinical supervision meetings facilitated by agency staff.

• Participate in staff and work group meetings as necessary.

• Assist in Center’s training program by supervising clinical students.

• Provide back-up coverage to 24-hour crisis line at least 3 times per week.

• Provide referral, information and linkages to survivors of domestic violence.

• Other duties as assigned.


• Illinois license as an LCSW, LCPC, PhD., or PsyD.

• IL certified Domestic Violence Certificate or 40 hours of Domestic Violence Training preferred.

• Bilingual (Spanish) ability is required.

• At least three years individual and group therapy experience.

• Experience with substance abuse a plus.

• Experience working with victims of violence and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community is preferred.

• Understanding of, and demonstrated sensitivity to the cultural and psychosocial issues dealt with by LGBT individuals who identify as Latino/Latina

• Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.

• Demonstrated understanding of, and sensitivity to, psychosocial issues dealt with by LGBTQ individuals.

• Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.

• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.

• Enthusiasm and commitment to the mission of The Center on Halsted.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Center on Halsted hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Scott Harms Rose, MSW, Ph.D.

Director of Mental Health and Clinical Training
Center on Halsted

3656 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613-5974

No Calls Please


(5)  Education Advocate, Southern Poverty Law Center (New Orleans, LA) - open until filled

The Southern Poverty Law Center, through its Mississippi Youth Justice Project (based in Jackson, MS) and its School to Prison Reform Project (based in New Orleans, La) works to reduce the imprisonment of poor children of color in the Deep South by advocating for juvenile justice and educational systems that are responsive to the needs and strengths of children, families, and their communities. Specifically, SPLC works to end school disciplinary practices that exclude students from public schools, to ensure that juvenile justice systems are humane, and aims to ensure that public systems build on the strengths of young people, their families and communities. 

We use a variety of strategies to in our work—including community organizing and mobilizing, legislative and media advocacy and litigation. Our litigation successes include IDEA litigation in several Louisiana Parishes, which resulted in a complete overhaul of overly punitive, ineffective disciplinary policies that violated federal law. These school districts now rely on Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions to create a culture that fosters learning and reduces conflict in schools. Additionally, SPLC attorneys have successfully protected the constitutional rights of imprisoned children throughout the state of Mississippi. Litigation there has resulted in a substantial reduction in the number of imprisoned young people. Our public policy campaigns have secured funding for community-based alternatives to incarceration, have reformed Mississippi’s Youth Court Act and made important reforms to Louisiana’s charter school law.

We are looking for someone who:

Responsibilities will include:

This is an entry level position that does not require a law degree. SPLC staff will provide training on advocacy skills and education law. The Center provides an excellent benefits package. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Only those candidates deemed qualified will be contacted.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.


(6)  Executive Assistant, Hetrick-Martin Institute (New York,NY) - open until filled

The Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) is a leading professional provider of social support and programming for all at-risk youth, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (“LGBTQ”) youth. HMI provides a broad range of vital programming to thousands of youth each year, ranging in age from 12 to 24, from the five boroughs of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. HMI has also recently initiated programming in Newark, NJ.

We are seeking an Executive Assistant to the Executive Director. 3 -5 years previous experience as an Executive-level assistant is required.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Providing direct support for all Executive Functions including management of access to the office of the Executive Director.

2. With a clear understanding of concerns and priorities, screen and route all telephone, mail, e-mail or other traffic (as needed) for the Executive Director.

3. Manage the Executive Director’s schedule, including all appointments. Schedule all Staff, Board of Directors, Board Committees, and extra-agency meetings of the Executive Director as requested.

4. Ensure the professional management of all communication to/with Executive Director.

5. Daily interaction with funders, Board of Directors, vendors, media and others outside the agency on behalf of the Executive Director.

6. Track Executive Director’s expenses/receipts; timely submission to the finance department.

7. Process corporate card transactions for staff.

8. Supervision and direction of volunteers, interns and other administrative staff on projects for the Executive Director.

9. Consultation in hiring of administrative staff; supervision of administrative projects as requested.

10. Assistance and support of Executive Director at public events, whether fundraising, media, political or contract-related.

11. Ex-officio participation in Administrative and Departmental (internal or external) meetings for purposes of follow up; minute keeping and facilitation of these meetings as requested..

13. Manage travel arrangements such as flights/hotels/conference registration, etc.

14. Manage and/or perform general clerical tasks for the Executive Director including word processing, filing, general correspondence, faxing and photocopying.

15. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. 3 -5 years experience as an Executive level assistant.

2. Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal, telephone and electronic communication skills.

3. High level of comfort and skill speaking on behalf of the Executive Director.

4. Flexibility regarding work schedule; ability to work late and early meetings as required. Punctuality is an absolute must.

5. Excellent organization skills, including but not limited to management of both electronic and paper filing, meeting organization and planning, telephone and web meeting conferencing preferred.

6. Some experience in public speaking and meeting facilitation.

7. Ability to exercise independent judgment when appropriate; strong decision-making skills.

8. Computer Skills: Strong with advanced knowledge of office-support programs like Microsoft Word, and Excel, Power point, Outlook, and experience with database applications (Access, Raisers Edge, etc.) strongly preferred.

Additional Desirable Qualifications:

1. Experience preparing budgets, time lines, reports and meeting agendas.

2. Knowledge of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth issues as well as multicultural competence.

3. Experiencing dealing with press and media

Please, no telephone calls. Send resume along with cover letter by email
Please be sure to include the job title in your subject line. Emails without subject lines are deleted in order to protect our systems from viruses.

If there is interest in your resume, you will be contacted by phone.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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