Prevention , Education & Advocacy Services Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $60,000
Details: Exempt Status; Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



El Cajon
United States


CCS Summary: Since 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) has been creating safe and healthy communities with a core emphasis on the prevention and intervention of sexual assault and relationship violence. Our mission is to end relationship and sexual violence by being a catalyst for caring communities and social justice. CCS is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create an inclusive environment and a diverse workforce from all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures.


Position Summary: Oversees the effective development and implementation of strengths-based, community-responsive prevention and education programs, agency-wide crisis intervention and ongoing training, and agency-wide volunteer recruitment, orientation, placement, and retention. Works with department staff, other CCS stakeholders, and funders to develop, implement, and evaluate best-practice prevention and outreach programs for youth and adults, in compliance with funder requirements and to fulfill community needs. Participates in grant-writing and other resource development activities for department sustainability, and participates in agency-wide efforts such as strategic planning. Assists in building community partnerships/collaboration to help expand CCS outreach efforts and build possible funding streams. Hires, supervises, coaches and evaluates the Volunteer Program Manager, Training Specialist, and Prevention & Community Engagement Specialists.

Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to:

Prevention and Education Development

· Achieve and maintain expertise in designing, implementing, and evaluating culturally humble, evidence-based, community-responsive prevention, education, and community engagement programs in the areas of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, consent, healthy relationships, and bystander engagement skill-building curricula.

· Develop and implement culturally-responsive prevention curricula that meet participants’ needs and accentuate their strengths, satisfy funder requirements, and adhere to CCS’ mission, vision and values.

Oversight of Agency Training

Oversee the implementation and evaluation of Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) and ongoing training for staff,   volunteers, and interns in compliance with training regulations set by funders and California law.                     

Develop and maintain systems for clear documentation of staff completion of CIT and ongoing training.       Coordinate review and revision of CIT and ongoing training components every three years to ensure information is current, accurate, relevant, and in keeping with best practice standards.

Volunteer Program

· Oversee the recruitment, orientation, initial training, placement, and retention of volunteers for all CCS programs.

· Engage CCS teams to ensure streamlined cohesion for volunteers with support, systems, and training.

Program Administration and Leadership

·Provide leadership to develop cohesive teams driven by CCS mission and values within the Prevention, Education & Advocacy Services Department and throughout CCS.

 Responsible for solid management and administration of the Department to include: best practices models, peer review, continuous improvement, contract management, staff development, staff efficiencies, reports, and fiscal responsibility. Complete and submit required documentation, including reports and administrative paperwork, in a timely manner.

Upholding Program Standards

·Promote the safety and well-being of clients by modeling and encouraging healthy communication, safety-focused decision-making, and acceptance of diversity.

Meet agency standards in regards to professionalism, safety, and service delivery when interacting with clients, community members, agency staff, and the general public.

Community Relationships

·Establish and maintain positive public relations to support, enrich and expand CCS prevention, training, and volunteer efforts, including fostering and sustaining mutually beneficial relationships/partnerships with schools, parent groups, universities, law enforcement, probation, government entities, businesses, media, funding sources, and community partners.

Secondary Responsibilities

Emergency Back-Up for Crisis Intervention Services

Provide immediate assistance, telephonically or in person as necessary, after normal business hours to shelter, advocacy, and counseling staff, by participating in a regular rotation with program directors.

Essential Job Requirements:


·Master’s degree in Health Education, Public Health, Social Work, or related field, or the equivalent combination in education and experience.


·A minimum of two years of skilled program oversight and effective staff management. A minimum of two years of experience facilitating and/or training in prevention-related topics on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual health, and/or public health.

·A minimum of two years of experience in training groups, and group facilitation.

·Proven ability to work effectively with community partners on collaborative efforts. 


·Advanced knowledge of evidence-based public health, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence prevention methods, models, and theories and ability to contribute to institutional knowledge on the subject.

·Advanced knowledge of individual, social, and relational dynamics relative to intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

·Excellent public relations, public speaking, and community development skills. 

·Advanced knowledge and practice in training and facilitation techniques, and an understanding of interactive training approaches.

 Strong Ability to develop compelling curriculum that can be easily adapted to a diversity of cultural groups.

·Oral and written fluency in English and Spanish.

 Excellent time-management skills. Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time, and complete multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.

·Computer skills to include mastery of Microsoft Office applications, specifically, Word, Excel, and Power Point.           

Comfort in computer network environment.

·Strong oral and written communication skills and positive interpersonal skills.

·Must demonstrate an acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, abilities, and religious backgrounds and an ability to work collaboratively in an ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse environment.

 Following the successful completion of the CCS’ California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services-approved Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training, complete a minimum of 12 hours of ongoing training per year as required for staff who engage in client services.


Experience documenting services in a data management system.                                                                  

 Budgeting, contract management, and volunteer program management experience.


·Commitment to CCS’s mission, vision, and values and holistic approach to providing services, as well as to community-based solutions for addressing root causes of violence.

Ability to work with diverse teams, build consensus, motivate change, and use personalized approaches to supervision


·Department of Justice Live Scan criminal background clearance.

·TB test showing individual is negative for infectious tuberculosis.


·Frequent repetitive hand use and simple grasping, e.g., desk and computer functions.

·Ability to sit for prolonged periods. Occasional standing, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, reaching above and below the shoulder.

· Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds.

·Ability to work in intimate partner violence, sexual assault and stalking fields, which inherently create safety concerns at times.

·Requires some evening hours and weekend availability, e.g., for on-call or training requirements.

Must be able to drive personal vehicle to travel to sites around San Diego County


Benefits offered to full time employees include, Paid Time Off, 13 Paid Holidays, 401(K), Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program, Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-term disability, and Life Insurance.

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual English and Spanish Proficient Level

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required


How To Apply

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to