Details: $45k-$47k DOE and multi-lingual skills
A NW Network Staff Member:
o Advocates for diverse bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming, lesbian & gay survivors of violence and abuse, including domestic & dating violence, sexual violence, hate violence and stalking among youth and adults;
o Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and
o Collaborates and works well as part of a team towards the shared goal of ongoing learning and strengthening our support to survivors of abuse.
Core Competencies of a Successful Community Advocate:
o Skillfully uses advocacy as a model to support the self-determination of diverse LGBTQ survivors of violence.
o Adept at: safety & support planning; navigating systems (criminal/legal/housing/medical); building meaningful referrals/collaboration; problem solving; understanding the impacts of trauma on LGBTQ survivors; upholding confidentiality; & supporting survivors to heal from impacts of abuse.
o Utilizes NW Network assessment tools, advocacy approaches, analysis, and best practices to assist survivors and community members in a respectful, transparent, and authentic manner.
o Manages crisis or high stress situations with discernment, empathy, and communication.
o Remains knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions throughout the course of advocacy.
o Demonstrates creativity, flexibility, and enthusiasm while participating in LGBTQ cultural celebrations and events.
o Demonstrates solid analysis and cultural competence when developing outreach strategies, presentations and community engagement projects.
o Commitment and skill in maintaining confidentiality within small communities, especially when participating in community events, cultural celebrations, and/or outreach.
o Skillfully co-facilitates support groups and/or discussion groups as assigned.
o Takes initiative and works cooperatively to ensure smooth functioning of organizational systems.
o Completes and documents tasks on-time and within budget, submits reports thoroughly and on-time.
o Seeks out support and constructive feedback from co-workers & manager, proactively takes responsibility for self and work, and effectively utilizes weekly staff meetings.
o Understands the connections between liberation movements and anti-violence work.
o Demonstrates a deep commitment to survivors of violence and the empowerment of diverse bisexual, lesbian, trans and gay people/community.
o Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations.
o Flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and positive workplace attitude.
o Ability to work in both office and ‘field’ settings.
o Competence with basic office systems (computers, copiers, Office, Word/Excel etc…)
o A working car, current drivers’ license and insurance and/or skill using public transportation.
o Knowledge of dating & domestic violence, sexual violence, hate violence, stalking, and abuse.
o Experience in advocacy-based support models, trauma-informed care, and working with confidential information.
o Familiarity with local and regional social service resources and organizations.
o Experience working in diverse gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual and/or queer community contexts.
o Multi-language skills (ASL included)
The NW Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. nwnetwork.org
The NW Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender presentation, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, and the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in employment, volunteer opportunities or services rendered.
We offer excellent benefits, including: health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401k plan, and a caring and innovative work environment!
Level of Language Proficiency
Multi-language skills (ASL included)
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
We are interested in getting a feel for your take on anti-violence work, racial and economic justice, LGBTQ community issues and community change work in your cover letter. Please email or mail your cover letter and resume to:
The NW Network
Attn: Community Advocate
PO Box 18436
Seattle, WA 98118
Subject: Community Advocate
[no faxed resumes accepted]
If emailing your application, attach cover letter and resume as one combined file.
Please do not include your cover letter in the body of the email.