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Digital Projects Program Coordinator (DPPC) or Digital Projects Program Specialist (DPPS); title is dependent upon qualifications and experience

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Position & Role Overview: 

The Digital Projects Program Coordinator or Specialist (DPPC or DPPS) works within the Policy division of ALSO, and focuses primarily on deliverables for the STAAR Project.

The STAAR Project develops and provides training and technical assistance to the 56 U.S. states and territories through a cooperative agreement with the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Dept. of Justice (OVW). ALSO is the comprehensive technical assistance provider for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program (STOP). STOP is a federal grant program authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 for the purpose of improving systemic and community-based responses to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. 

The DPPC/DPPS makes contributions to the development and implementation of training and technical assistance related to STOP Grants to state and territorial administrative agencies and subrecipient organizations. The DPPC/DPPS does this by coordinating, planning, tracking, updating, revising, and disseminating assigned digital projects.

Specifically, the DPPC/DPPS offers substantive input into the planning, design, preparation, testing, rollout, and ongoing maintenance of digital projects including but not limited to STOPGrants.org structure and content, e-learning, newsletters, virtual and in-person training and engagement events, audio and video recordings, and content and graphics for written products and social media. 

The position is currently fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but in-person work may be required in the future. Some in-state and out-of-state travel may also be necessary. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. 


Position Responsibilities:

The Position Responsibilities listed below are non-exhaustive, and additional duties may be required. The DPPC/DPPS will:

  • Provide significant coordination, process, timeline development, and tracking for new product development as well as updates and revisions to digital products.
  • Serve as a liaison with the ALSO Technology Coordinator. Represent the needs and deliverables of the STAAR Project with vendor developers and ALSO staff on assigned projects including vendor searches, bid solicitation, review of bids, and presentation of strengths and weaknesses. Provide input into vendor contracting decisions, facilitate contract negotiations and execution, and serve as point of contact for the project. 
  • Provide content for the website and other digital projects, depending on experience and training in the content areas covered. 
  • Provide input into the design of webinars and other remote learning activities, and coordinate their implementation. 
  • Test and troubleshoot new and existing digital products. 
  • Work closely with the DPJI, Program Coordinator, Event Manager, Technology Coordinator, and other relevant staff to ensure the timely completion of deliverables.
  • Recommend new and identify existing and adaptable tools, processes, and procedures to assist with and facilitate the development and completion of digital products. 
  • Contribute to the development and completion of grant applications and reports to funders including contributing to and streamlining data tracking methods. 
  • Provide other specialized efforts to support and further the priorities, goals, and objectives of the project, as appropriate and needed.
  • Engage in professional and technical development activities by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience in the field or a related one. 
  • Demonstrable familiarity with issues related to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking, and/or community violence to support work on the project. 
  • Two to five years of experience:
  • Developing, coordinating, updating, and/or maintaining digital products.
  • Developing digital products for a wide range of audiences.
  • Providing customer service, or programmatic or administrative support to internal or external entities. 
  • Working on social justice, violence prevention or intervention, equity, and/or anti-oppression projects. 
  • Working with a variety of applications including Google Workspace, Google Analytics, WordPress, Canva or other graphic and video design and editing applications, Constant Contact, and Zoom and other webinar and video conferencing platforms. 
  • Maintaining a program, business, or organization website.
  • Comfort with learning and implementing new programs and applications. 
  • Familiarity and comfort facilitating accommodations, and accessibility and technological supports for audiences including individuals who have limited English proficiency, and who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Preferred:

  • Master’s degree in a related field. 
  • Experience working in or with units of state or local government, or U.S. administrative agencies, and/or working within a victim services organization. 
  • Solid understanding of policy making processes, and systems advocacy.
  • Solid understanding of advocacy principles, and best practices within the criminal and civil legal systems for addressing survivors of interpersonal violence.  
  • Familiarity with adult learning theories and learning styles.
  • English/Spanish bilingualism and/or other language abilities.
  • Familiarity with maintaining a business profile on Social Media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • Experience with coordinating the use of varied learning management systems (LMS) as well as e-learning authoring tools.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The individual in this position should possess the following:

  • Highly refined communication skills in writing, speaking, and listening to diverse internal and external audiences. 
  • Above average abilities in critical thinking, analysis, and application of results to work.
  • High level of attention to detail. 
  • Welcomes working with diverse internal and external colleagues, partners, and constituents. 
  • Demonstrated:
  • Ability to develop and maintain partnerships and collegial relationships, and to work collaboratively.  
  • Commitment to delivering superior and timely work products, and ongoing quality improvement. 
  • Ability to provide thoughtful and expedient responses to internal and external requests for information and assistance.
  • Ability to proceed with multiple complex projects simultaneously; prioritize tasks according to workload, timelines and other factors; and meet deadlines. 
  • Self-motivation, self-direction, initiative, creativity, and flexibility.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Work requires some physical activity - walking over uneven terrain in all seasons, carrying and lifting (up to 25 lbs.) and local travel (in the future, when relevant). 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach. 
  • Work Environment: Fast-paced environment. Work is performed indoors and outdoors (with possible travel when relevant). Work environment noise when in office (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, moderate traffic) if in office, and work environment at home. Place to be on confidential audio and/or video conference calls when working remotely.
  • Equipment: General office equipment.
  • Schedule: Work requires periodic extended work hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Travel when appropriate may be required.


Performance Evaluation:

This position will be evaluated by the staff member’s ability to perform in the priority areas of teamwork, leadership focused on taking initiative, and reliability; along with other categories.


ALSO Information:

Incorporated in 1998, the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. We recognize that violence in homes and streets can be connected, and we work to end both. ALSO’s mission is to work in partnership with people living in risk of violence to promote safer streets and homes. ALSO’s vision is: Safe Homes, Safe Streets.

The Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) through needs-based tailored training, consultation and resource-sharing, ALSO’s “Safe Homes” and “Policy” teams work with governmental and nongovernmental agencies located throughout the 56 U.S. States and Territories to build their capacity to improve systemic and community-based responses to address domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence.

ALSO is the comprehensive technical assistance provider for the STOP Formula Grant Program, a federal grant program authorized in the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013, and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women for the purpose of supporting the development and implementation of outreach strategies targeted at victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking in underserved populations - and to provide victim services to meet the needs of those victims. 

We work to reduce both community violence and domestic violence, and the ways in which they intersect. We emphasize partnerships and professional understandings with community members, elected officials, social service providers, local law enforcement, and restorative justice practitioners citywide to reduce community levels of community violence and domestic violence (intimate partner and familial). We help create a safer, healthier environment for young adults, youth, and their families. These general approaches will be addressed using four major methods: Community-based Street Outreach, Community-based Case Management and Re-entry services, Victim Support Services, and the Metropolitan Peace Academy Training. 

Our Culture:

Everyone who is part of the ALSO culture — from our staff to our partners to the individuals and communities which we serve — operates on the basis of a uniquely lived experience and that people are the experts in their own lives. Our collaborative alliances celebrate these differences, utilizing each unique background and expertise to create a cross-programmatic knowledge base with deep layers of meaning.

Inclusivity at the Core:

We understand that vulnerability to violence takes many forms. Therefore, we are committed to providing services with accessibility for culturally-, linguistically-specific groups, and to providing services to those most at risk of violence.

Position & Role Overview: 

The Digital Projects Program Coordinator or Specialist (DPPC or DPPS) works within the Policy division of ALSO, and focuses primarily on deliverables for the STAAR Project.

The STAAR Project develops and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$45,000 - $60,000

Benefits

Benefits:

This is a benefits eligible position (health, dental, life). Benefits offered include:

  • Health, dental, and life insurance.
  • 401k and flexible spending account.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Vacation and sick time, when accrued. Personal time available upon hire date.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Benefits:

This is a benefits eligible position (health, dental, life). Benefits offered include:

  • Health, dental, and life insurance.
  • 401k and flexible spending account.
  • Employee…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

Application Process:

Interested candidates should send an email to ALSOSTAARProjectTA@also-chicago.org with the following attachments: a current resume, three professional references (name, title and affiliation, and contact information), and a cover letter that discusses the candidate’s interest in the position and why they believe they are a good fit. The email should contain the subject line “DPPC/DPPS Application.”


Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees of the Alliance of Local Service Organizations are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service, marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability including HIV/AIDS status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should send an email to ALSOSTAARProjectTA@also-chicago.org with the following attachments: a current resume, three professional…

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