The Prevention and Education Manager is responsible for coordinating all prevention and education programming including the teen dating violence prevention programs, the Healthcare Education Project and community outreach and training. This includes hiring, training, and supervising a team of staff/interns; providing technical assistance to community partners; and meeting the program’s contractual obligations.
REACH (Relationship Education: A Choice for Hope) is the leading program in Illinois that provides comprehensive teen dating violence prevention programming. Our program seeks to create a safe space in classrooms where young people can openly express their feelings about all types of relationships; explore the root causes of violence; cultivate collaborative strategies for interpersonal violence prevention and reduction; and learn how to strengthen the social and emotional skills needed to develop healthy relationships.
Between Friends’ Healthcare Education Project prepares the healthcare field to safely and sensitively respond to the needs of domestic violence victims through training, technical assistance, and advocacy.
Numerous community organizations, youth coalitions, social service agencies, elected officials, clergy, and community members benefit from our Community Outreach and Training Program. We conduct outreach in order to inform and educate the community about the persistence and severity of domestic violence. We provide trainings, presentations, workshops and other awareness raising events in an effort to build a community without domestic violence. We provide the IL state certified 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training at least once per year.
Program (approximately 50% of the position)
Oversees programming to strategically provide comprehensive domestic violence prevention & education programming to schools, healthcare providers, and others.
Supports the REACH Team in the development and implementation of all teen dating violence prevention programs, which includes: curriculum development, youth leadership efforts, data and evaluation, community outreach, parent engagement, and school staff education.
Oversees and occasionally facilitates teen dating violence prevention programming for youth (6th-12th grades) and adults (parents, social service providers, school staff, and other community members)
Oversees and occasionally facilitates healthcare education programming
Oversees and facilitates community education workshops and portions of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training
Identifies, designs, and implements special projects and outreach opportunities related to violence prevention and building healthy communities
Provides training and technical assistance to other organizations as needed which includes leading the dating violence prevention educators’ Learning Collaborative
Identifies, develops, and maintains relationships with area youth organizations, schools, Chicago Community in Schools (CCIS), hospitals, and social service organizations
People Operations (approximately 25% of the position)
Hires, on-boards, trains, provides consistent observations and continuous supervision to the Youth Education Coordinator (who supervises a team of Prevention & Education Specialists), the Parent Engagement Coordinator, the Healthcare Education Coordinator and program interns
Collaborates with Counseling and Court Advocacy Program to connect participants to services as needed
Administrative (approximately 20% of the position)
Receives and fulfills outreach and education requests
Collects monthly/quarterly reports from Coordinators and compiles monthly/quarterly reports to the Director of Programs
Maintains records and reports relevant statistical information on all violence prevention and education activities
Develops annual program plans & budgets and participates in agency leadership and planning
Formulates written policies/procedures for the prevention and education program
Develops and maintains relationships with universities for the internship program
Evaluates programs and services by creating & tracking relevant outcome measures and monitoring results
Oversees the evaluation of all prevention and education activities and inputs program data
Assesses and plans for appropriate training opportunities with the Prevention and Education team
Oversees the execution of all prevention and education program policies and procedures to ensure compliance with agency, funder and contract standards/requirements
Works with the Executive Director, Director of Programs and Institutional Giving Manager on program budgeting and grant proposals
Other (approximately 5% of the position)
Staffs the crisis line on an as-needed basis
Participates in the on-call program for the crisis line
Participates in a variety of coalitions and committees related to youth violence prevention and education activities, particularly in the communities where programming is clustered
Updates job knowledge by participating in professional development, reading relevant articles, and joining coalitions and committees related to violence prevention
Attends and actively participates in required professional development programs
Participates in agency events as needed
Provides services as determined by Board of Directors’ policies
Performs and completes other duties as assigned
Attends and actively participates in departmental, leadership, and staff meetings
Protects the organization's value by keeping information confidential
This position requires occasional travel around Cook County: having access to consistent and reliable transportation is required; having access to a car is preferred.
The main office location for this position is in a professional office environment that is not fully accessible: a 3-floor building with stairs available to move between floors and a ramp is available in one of the building entrances. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk
This is a full-time position. Evening and weekend work occasionally is required
Workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment
Equal Opportunity Employer. Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees 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 and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes
Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to:
Incomplete applications will not be accepted; No phone calls
Position begins ASAP
Bachelor degree in Social or Behavioral Sciences required, Master degree preferred
Three to four years supervisory and program development experience required
Experience in domestic violence, adolescent services, training and curriculum development preferred
Within one year of employment the Manager will be required to become an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional.
Ability to provide clear and consistent feedback that is aligned with the program’s core messaging;
Ability to delegate tasks and stay organized with the team’s individual and joint efforts;
Ability to provide direction and guidance to maintain a cohesive & comprehensive prevention education program;
Ability to provide clear expectations and guidance to team members, including to one team member who supervises others;
Bilingual Spanish/English preferred;
PC literate with experience in word processing, publication design, and spreadsheet experience preferred.
Additional Salary Information: •Salary is commensurate with experience
•Comprehensive benefits package (with some employee contributions) includes medical, dental, vision insurance
•24 vacation days accrued throughout the first year, and 11 paid holidays
Between Friends envisions a community without domestic violence where equality, safety, and justice exist for all. Between Friends provides a safe, supportive, healing environment for people in crisis and to help all people feel empowered to make their own healthy choices. Between Friends helps victims and children to recognize that their experience is shared and that the problem of domestic violence is social and political. To learn about its programs go to www.betweenfriendschicago.org