LifeWire https://www.lifewire.org Together Against Domestic Violence Sat, 24 Feb 2018 01:40:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Homelessness Services Advocate – Bilingual https://www.lifewire.org/homelessness-services-advocate/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:52:50 +0000 https://www.lifewire.org/?p=2128 Position:  Homelessness Services Advocate – Bilingual Reports to: Homelessness Services Manager Hours: 40 hours per week Pay Rate: Starts at $18/hour DOE, premium pay for multi-lingual services Classification: Regular, Non-exempt; N4 Responsibility Level LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply. LifeWire’s […]

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Position:  Homelessness Services Advocate – Bilingual
Reports to: Homelessness Services Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week
Pay Rate: Starts at $18/hour DOE, premium pay for multi-lingual services
Classification: Regular, Non-exempt; N4 Responsibility Level

LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

LifeWire’s Vision / Mission

Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. LifeWire’s mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.

About LifeWire

LifeWire delivers unique and compassionate services that provide profound healing. We focus on truly empowering survivors and giving them every opportunity to thrive and succeed. We offer opportunity and hope through services like our award-winning children’s programs, life-changing Housing Stability Program and groundbreaking social change work. As a result, survivors are able to attend to their basic needs, rebuild their lives, find peace and become self-sufficient. Each survivor reaching out to LifeWire has a unique story. Each individual success is a victory.

Overview of Services

LifeWire’s Homelessness Services provides emergency shelter and transitional housing services to domestic violence survivors. Emergency shelter is located in scattered site individual units to eliminate many of the challenges of communal shelter. Transitional housing is located in semi-private homes where we serve women and their children who are impacted by both domestic violence and chemical dependency.

Overview of Position

LifeWire’s Homelessness Services Advocates provide daily advocacy, support and transportation to the survivors and their children who are residing in our emergency shelter and transitional housing facility. Homelessness Services Advocates work closely with a chemical dependency counselor located on site at our transitional housing program and as a part of the homelessness services team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide survivor driven and trauma informed advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence residing in our emergency shelter or transitional housing facility. Role requires a particular focus on the intersection between domestic violence, homelessness and chemical dependency.
  • Develop and nurture on-going relationships with other service providers.
  • Remain knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions in emergencies and daily activities.
  • Regularly meet with participants in both homelessness services.
  • Assist in the coordination and expansion of family services for adults and children with support of Homelessness Services Manager.
  • Facilitate support groups, education groups and other meetings with survivors.
  • Regularly provide transportation to participants in agency vehicles, including a 15-passenger van. (Training provided).
  • Organize and prep units for move-ins or move-outs.
  • Work closely and cooperatively in a team setting with all staff, interns, donors and volunteers.
  • Participate in system data collection in an accurate, complete, and timely manner. Conduct outcome measurement and use applicable evaluation tools.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and statistical information.
  • Appropriately spend program funds and consistently track the expenditures as required.
  • Participate in continuing education, community meetings and internal meetings.
  • Conduct Health and Safety inspections.
  • Assist in maintaining the housing facility in compliance with fire and health code policy and regulations.
  • Assist survivors in all LifeWire Services by contributing to supportive activities including the 24-hour Helpline, support groups, prevention activities and the like.
  • Work irregular hours, including weekends.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Work experience may substitute for education.
  • Two or more years’ experience in crisis intervention and domestic violence advocacy preferred. One or more years’ experience providing direct services to women and children in a residential facility preferred.
  • Multilingual/cultural strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing chemical dependency or mental health concerns preferred.
  • Experience, ability and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Ability to meet LifeWire background check requirements.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid Washington State driver’s license. (Work location is not located on a bus line.)
  • Ability to safely and regularly drive LifeWire vehicles (including a 15-passenger van).
  • Updated – or ability and willingness to update – CPR and First Aid Certification and AIDS/HIV Certification.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use a computer, which includes extensive keyboarding, and the telephone. The employee must be able to communicate with a wide-variety of individuals including through interpreter services. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision to read participant paperwork, data enter information, and work with government and community websites, forms, and email.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from location to location throughout multiple office and housing facilities and throughout the community. The employee must effectively work in LifeWire’s emergency shelter, transitional housing and community locations. LifeWire advocate roles are mobile, which requires the employee to travel locally to meet participants, other agency representatives, and government employees in their offices. Employees must frequently carry up to 15 pounds and must occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often in LifeWire’s housing facilities and scattered site housing complexes with varying levels of noise, frequent interruptions and occasional intensive emotional encounters. Occasionally, the employee is in an office environment with moderate noise. The employee is required to drive, which includes exposure to the outdoors and daily encounters with traffic. Employees are often exposed to recitations of traumatic situations and must be prepared to handle secondary trauma.

LifeWire’s Values

LifeWire’s employees are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for bringing success to the agency. LifeWire’s team spirit is, at its core, made up these values:

  • Leadership: LifeWire is a leader in the domestic violence movement, using experienced and cutting-edge approaches that transform lives and foster future leaders.
  • Respect and Dignity: LifeWire believes that every person, whether it’s the survivors we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
  • Justice: LifeWire is part of and connected to a larger movement to end all types of oppression and violence.
  • Empowerment: LifeWire provides access to options and opportunities for survivors, AND we believe that survivors have the inherent ability to thrive and are capable of making their own decisions.
  • Equality: Everyone deserves to be safe from domestic violence, regardless of their background and access to resources.
  • Passion & Commitment: We are deeply committed to ending domestic violence and approach our efforts with passion.
  • Professionalism: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled in the domestic violence arena, value each other, create a supportive work environment, and conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  • Education: We believe that education is one of the best tools we have to prevent domestic violence from occurring today and in the future.

TO APPLY:

Please return your cover letter and resume to:

LifeWire
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 6398
Bellevue, WA  98008-0398
FAX: 425-649-0752
EMAIL: hr@lifewire.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Survivor Services Advocate – CSO https://www.lifewire.org/survivor-services-advocate-cso/ Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:22:22 +0000 https://www.lifewire.org/?p=1975 Position: Survivor Services Advocate – CSO Reports to: Survivor Advocacy Services Manager Hours: 40 hours per week Pay Rate: Starts at $18/hour DOE, premium pay for multi-lingual services Classification: Regular, Non-exempt; N4 Responsibility Level LifeWire offers outstanding health benefits, competitive pay and generous paid time off, a 401(k) match and an ideal environment for professional and personal growth. We are […]

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Position: Survivor Services Advocate – CSO
Reports to: Survivor Advocacy Services Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week
Pay Rate: Starts at $18/hour DOE, premium pay for multi-lingual services
Classification: Regular, Non-exempt; N4 Responsibility Level

LifeWire offers outstanding health benefits, competitive pay and generous paid time off, a 401(k) match and an ideal environment for professional and personal growth. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

LifeWire’s Vision / Mission

Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. LifeWire’s mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.

About LifeWire

LifeWire delivers unique and compassionate services that provide profound healing. We focus on truly empowering survivors and giving them every opportunity to thrive and succeed. We offer opportunity and hope through services like our award-winning children’s programs, life-changing Housing Stability Program and groundbreaking social change work. As a result, survivors are able to attend to their basic needs, rebuild their lives, find peace and become self-sufficient. Each survivor reaching out to LifeWire has a unique story. Each individual success is a victory.

Overview of Services

LifeWire’s Survivor Advocacy Services provide advocacy and education to survivors of domestic violence, coordination with the criminal and civil legal systems and other services such as weekly support groups for adult survivors, children, and youth, housing advocacy, 24-Hour Helpline and referrals to other service agencies in our community

Overview of Position

LifeWire’s Survivor Services Advocates support primarily adult survivors of domestic violence in East/North King County. Advocates provide individual advocacy on the phone and in person, assist survivors in navigating the civil and criminal legal systems, connect survivors to other service providers, and offer community education about domestic violence. The CSO Advocate maintains a caseload of adult survivors who are also engaged in DSHS services through the King County Eastside Community Service Office (which includes a requirement to work out of the CSO office regularly) and coordinates with DSHS/CSO staff to assist survivors in becoming economically stable.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Provide survivor driven and trauma informed advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence. Requires a particular focus on coordination with DSHS CSO to assist survivors in accessing TANF Family Violence Options, child support and job search options.
  • Develop and nurture on-going relationships with partner and referral service providers, including coordination and facilitation with DSHS staff.
  • Meet the requirements of LifeWire’s CSO contract requirements (e.g., hours, data, reports, training)
  • Remain knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions in emergencies and daily activities.
  • Facilitate support groups, education groups and other meetings with survivors.
  • Assist survivors in all LifeWire Services (including Survivor Advocacy, Housing Stability, Mental Health, and Homelessness Services) by contributing to supportive activities including the 24-hour Helpline, support groups, prevention activities and the like.
  • Work closely and cooperatively in a team setting with all staff, interns, donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain organized shared spaces and personal work environment.
  • Participate in system data collection in an accurate, complete, and timely manner.
  • Conduct outcome measurement and use applicable evaluation tools.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and statistical information.
  • Appropriately spend program funds and consistently track the expenditures as required.
  • Regularly provide transportation to participants in agency vehicles.
  • Participate in continuing education, community meetings and internal meetings.
  • Work irregular hours, including weekends.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Work experience may substitute for education.
  • Two or more years’ experience in crisis intervention and domestic violence advocacy preferred.
  • Multilingual/cultural preferred.
  • Experience working with individuals experiencing economic abuse preferred and/or a strong interest in economic justice issues and systems.
  • Experience, ability and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Ability to meet LifeWire background check requirements.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Updated – or ability and willingness to update – CPR and First Aid Certification and AIDS/HIV Certification.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
  • Ability to attend work regularly, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use a computer, which includes extensive keyboarding, and the telephone. The employee must be able to communicate with a wide-variety of individuals including through interpreter services. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision to read participant paperwork, data enter information, and work with government and community websites, forms, and email.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from location to location throughout multiple office facilities and throughout the community. The employee must effectively split work time between LifeWire’s office, the CSO office, and community locations. LifeWire advocate roles are mobile, which requires the employee to travel locally to meet participants, other agency representatives, and government employees in their offices. Employees must frequently carry up to 15 pounds and must occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is most often in scattered site housing complexes with varying levels of noise, frequent interruptions and occasional intensive emotional encounters. Occasionally, the employee is in an office environment with moderate noise. The employee is required to drive LifeWire vehicles, which includes exposure to the outdoors and daily encounters with traffic. Employees are often exposed to recitations of traumatic situations and must be prepared to handle secondary trauma.

LifeWire’s Values: LifeWire’s employees are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for bringing success to the agency. LifeWire’s team spirit is, at its core, made up these values:

  • Leadership: LifeWire is a leader in the domestic violence movement, using experienced and cutting-edge approaches that transform lives and foster future leaders.
  • Respect and Dignity: LifeWire believes that every person, whether it’s the survivors we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
  • Justice: LifeWire is part of and connected to a larger movement to end all types of oppression and violence.
  • Empowerment: LifeWire provides access to options and opportunities for survivors, AND we believe that survivors have the inherent ability to thrive and are capable of making their own decisions.
  • Equality: Everyone deserves to be safe from domestic violence, regardless of their background and access to resources.
  • Passion & Commitment: We are deeply committed to ending domestic violence and approach our efforts with passion.
  • Professionalism: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled in the domestic violence arena, value each other, create a supportive work environment, and conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  • Education: We believe that education is one of the best tools we have to prevent domestic violence from occurring today and in the future.

To Apply

Please return your cover letter and resume to:

LifeWire
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 6398
Bellevue, WA 98008-0398
FAX: 425-649-0752
EMAIL: hr@lifewire.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Bilingual Housing Stability Services Advocate https://www.lifewire.org/housing-stability-services-advocate-2/ Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:50:51 +0000 https://www.lifewire.org/?p=2151 Position: Housing Stability Services Advocate Reports to: Housing Stability Services Manager Hours: 40 hours per week Pay Rate: Starts at $18/hour DOE, premium pay for multi-lingual services Classification: Regular, Non-exempt; N4 Responsibility Level Reviewed: February 2018 LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply. […]

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Position: Housing Stability Services Advocate
Reports to: Housing Stability Services Manager
Hours: 40 hours per week
Pay Rate: Starts at $18/hour DOE, premium pay for multi-lingual services
Classification: Regular, Non-exempt; N4 Responsibility Level
Reviewed: February 2018

LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

LifeWire’s Vision / Mission

Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. LifeWire’s mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.

About LifeWire

LifeWire delivers unique and compassionate services that provide profound healing. We focus on truly empowering survivors and giving them every opportunity to thrive and succeed. We offer opportunity and hope through services like our award-winning children’s programs, life-changing Housing Stability Program and groundbreaking social change work. As a result, survivors are able to attend to their basic needs, rebuild their lives, find peace and become self-sufficient. Each survivor reaching out to LifeWire has a unique story. Each individual success is a victory.

Overview of Services

LifeWire’s Housing Stability Services support domestic violence survivors, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, as they obtain and maintain safe, stable permanent housing. We do this through a progressive engagement model and with a focus on long-term housing and economic stability.

Overview of Position

LifeWire’s Housing Stability Services Advocates support primarily adult survivors of domestic violence in East/North King County. The Housing Stability Advocate works closely with all housing stability team members providing intensive advocacy and flexible financial assistance to stabilize survivors’ housing quickly. The Advocate focuses on identifying and eliminating barriers to stable housing and helping survivors attain and maintain affordable housing with longer-term rental support through various LifeWire funding support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide survivor driven and trauma informed advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence. Requires a particular focus on understanding rental assistance supports (including King County Housing Authority for vouchers).
  • Provide survivors with resources, flexible financial assistance as appropriate, referrals and education for economic stability- and housing-related assistance (i.e. education, employment, furniture procurement, utility assistance and personal finance budgeting).
  • Provide mobile housing advocacy, building longer-term relationships with survivors receiving rental assistance.
  • Regularly meet rental assistance recipients in their rental units.
  • Build and maintain relationships with apartment managers and owners for tenancy of program participants (i.e. negotiate move-in costs and leases, recruit properties and housing providers to work with our housing programs, etc.)
  • Develop and nurture on-going relationships with partner and referral service providers, particularly related to rental assistance.
  • Remain knowledgeable of service and agency guidelines and procedures to make informed and independent decisions in emergencies and daily activities.
  • Assist survivors in all LifeWire Services (including Survivor Advocacy, Housing Stability, Mental Health, and Homelessness Services) by contributing to supportive activities including the 24-hour Helpline, support groups, prevention activities and the like.
  • Work closely and cooperatively in a team setting with all staff, interns, donors and volunteers.
  • Maintain organized shared spaces and personal work environment.
  • Participate in system data collection in an accurate, complete, and timely manner.
  • Conduct outcome measurement and use applicable evaluation tools.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and statistical information.
  • Appropriately spend program funds and consistently track the expenditures as required.
  • Regularly provide transportation to participants in agency vehicles.
  • Participate in continuing education, community meetings and internal meetings.
  • Work irregular hours, including weekends.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Work experience may substitute for education.
  • Two or more years’ experience in crisis intervention and domestic violence advocacy preferred.
  • Multilingual/cultural preferred.
  • Experience, ability and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Ability to meet LifeWire background check requirements.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Updated – or ability and willingness to update – CPR and First Aid Certification and AIDS/HIV Certification
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
  • Ability to attend work regularly, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use a computer, which includes extensive keyboarding, and the telephone. The employee must be able to communicate with a wide-variety of individuals including through interpreter services. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision to read participant paperwork, data enter information, and work with government and community websites, forms, and email.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from location to location throughout multiple office facilities and throughout the community. The employee must effectively split work time between LifeWire’s office and community locations. LifeWire advocate roles are mobile, which requires the employee to travel locally to meet participants, other agency representatives, and government employees in their offices. Employees must frequently carry up to 15 pounds and must occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often in scattered site housing complexes with varying levels of noise, frequent interruptions and occasional intensive emotional encounters. Occasionally, the employee is in an office environment with moderate noise. The employee is required to drive, which includes exposure to the outdoors and daily encounters with traffic. Employees are often exposed to recitations of traumatic situations and must be prepared to handle secondary trauma.

LifeWire’s Values

LifeWire’s employees are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for bringing success to the agency. LifeWire’s team spirit is, at its core, made up these values:

  • Leadership: LifeWire is a leader in the domestic violence movement, using experienced and cutting-edge approaches that transform lives and foster future leaders.
  • Respect and Dignity: LifeWire believes that every person, whether it’s the survivors we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
  • Justice: LifeWire is part of and connected to a larger movement to end all types of oppression and violence.
  • Empowerment: LifeWire provides access to options and opportunities for survivors, AND we believe that survivors have the inherent ability to thrive and are capable of making their own decisions.
  • Equality: Everyone deserves to be safe from domestic violence, regardless of their background and access to resources.
  • Passion & Commitment: We are deeply committed to ending domestic violence and approach our efforts with passion.
  • Professionalism: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled in the domestic violence arena, value each other, create a supportive work environment, and conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  • Education: We believe that education is one of the best tools we have to prevent domestic violence from occurring today and in the future.

To Apply

Please return your cover letter and resume to:

LifeWire
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 6398
Bellevue, WA  98008-0398
FAX: 425-649-0752
EMAIL: hr@lifewire.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Communications & Events Specialist https://www.lifewire.org/communications-events-specialist/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:58:48 +0000 https://www.lifewire.org/?p=2146 Position: Communications & Events Specialist Reports to: Executive Director Hours: 40 hours per week Pay Rate: From $55,000 DOE, generous benefits included Classification: Regular, Exempt; S2 Responsibility Level Reviewed: January 2018 LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply. LifeWire’s Vision / […]

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Position: Communications & Events Specialist
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 40 hours per week
Pay Rate: From $55,000 DOE, generous benefits included
Classification: Regular, Exempt; S2 Responsibility Level
Reviewed: January 2018

LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

LifeWire’s Vision / Mission

Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. LifeWire’s mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.

About LifeWire

LifeWire delivers unique and compassionate services that provide profound healing. We focus on truly supporting survivors and giving them every opportunity to thrive and succeed. We offer opportunity and hope through various services including our award-winning children’s programs, life-changing housing stability program and groundbreaking social change work. As a result, survivors are able to attend to their basic needs, rebuild their lives, find peace and become self-sufficient. Each survivor reaching out to LifeWire has a unique story. Each individual success is a victory.

Overview of Position

Strengthen LifeWire’s brand and visibility and increase revenue from private funds by developing, managing and implementing an inspiring and comprehensive communications and two large-scale fundraising events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and successfully implement an inspiring communication plan.
  • Convene and manage a communications committee of volunteer communications and marketing professionals.
  • Manage and execute a messaging platform to connect with major donors, policy makers, and charitable foundations with grant programs.
  • Guide identity and branding to maintain quality standards.
  • Manage the design and content of LifeWire’s website, e-news, and social media accounts.
  • Provide oversight of all collateral materials such as design of e-newsletters, annual report and other major collateral and ensure messages are consistent, relevant and meaningful.
  • Develop a community of online followers that re-publish LifeWire’s content for greater exposure to donors, policy makers, and charitable foundations.
  • In collaboration with the Development department, agency staff, board and volunteers, plan, promote and execute major fundraising events, including the World of Hope Gala and Auction and the Hope Starts Here Breakfast.
  • Ensure successful procurement of silent Auction items.
  • Work with appropriate staff to secure LifeWire program information and remain current on agency trends.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of national programmatic priorities and current data.
  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with board members, community supporters, media, and government representatives.
  • Collaboratively and cooperatively work with the Development department and others to identify and build relationships with new corporate, community, and philanthropic groups to garner in-kind and cash donations.
  • Maintain effective communication across LifeWire staff to meet program and administrative needs.
  • Appropriately coach staff, board and volunteers on expectations related to organizational communications.
  • Track and report all activities, hours and donations to support LifeWire’s reporting and tracking needs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; 2 years’ work experience preferred. Work experience may substitute for education.
  • Excellent, direct and concise communications skills (oral, written, listening and public speaking).
  • Experience developing an organizational branding and advertising campaign.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in event design and management, particularly with large events where emphasis is on generating increased participation from the public and raising substantial operating funds.
  • Experience developing online properties, including websites and social media accounts, and building a strong following among target audiences using effective Graphic and Web Design.
  • Ability to motivate and engage Board, staff and volunteers in Development department initiatives.
  • Experience, ability and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Outstanding ability to organize self and others in an efficient, diplomatic and effective manner.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
  • Ability to attend work regularly, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use a computer, which includes extensive keyboarding. The employee must be able to hear and speak. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision to data enter information, work with websites, develop branding guidelines and criteria, review and post media and email. The employee must be able to speak with and inspire small and large groups of donors, media representatives, employees and community groups. The work involves physical movement throughout LifeWire, media outlets, and community and political organizations’ facilities. Employee must frequently carry up to 25 pounds and must occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, bend, kneel or crouch for events. This role is mobile, which requires the employee to travel locally to meet media, other agency representatives, donors and service suppliers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often in an office environment with moderate noise, in other office environments and occasionally outdoors (local travel by automobile) to attend meetings at various locations. Employees are often exposed to recitations of traumatic situations and must be prepared to handle secondary trauma.

LifeWire’s Values

LifeWire’s employees are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for bringing success to the agency. LifeWire’s team spirit is, at its core, made up these values:

  • Leadership: LifeWire is a leader in the domestic violence movement, using experienced and cutting-edge approaches that transform lives and foster future leaders.
  • Respect and Dignity: LifeWire believes that every person, whether it’s the survivors we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
  • Justice: LifeWire is part of and connected to a larger movement to end all types of oppression and violence.
  • Empowerment: LifeWire provides access to options and opportunities for survivors, AND we believe that survivors have the inherent ability to thrive and are capable of making their own decisions.
  • Equality: Everyone deserves to be safe from domestic violence, regardless of their background and access to resources.
  • Passion & Commitment: We are deeply committed to ending domestic violence and approach our efforts with passion.
  • Professionalism: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled in the domestic violence arena, value each other, create a supportive work environment, and conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  • Education: We believe that education is one of the best tools we have to prevent domestic violence from occurring today and in the future.

To Apply

Please return your cover letter and resume to:

LifeWire
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 6398
Bellevue, WA  98008-0398
FAX: 425-649-0752
EMAIL: hr@lifewire.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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Remembering Dr. King’s Life and Legacy https://www.lifewire.org/remembering-dr-kings-life-legacy/ Sun, 14 Jan 2018 22:10:09 +0000 https://www.lifewire.org/?p=2132 “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More than half a century ago, Dr. King wrote those words in his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Today we honor his memory and strive to continue his work. At LifeWire, we know that to reach our mission of ending […]

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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
– Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

More than half a century ago, Dr. King wrote those words in his famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Today we honor his memory and strive to continue his work.

At LifeWire, we know that to reach our mission of ending domestic violence we must achieve justice for all survivors, especially for those who face the greatest barriers. And we know that achieving justice for survivors means moving beyond providing shelter and support.

It means achieving economic justice to ensure that no survivor ever has to choose between staying in an abusive relationship and becoming homeless.

It means achieving racial justice to ensure that women from African American and other marginalized communities no longer suffer disproportionately from violence and abuse.

And it means achieving gender justice to ensure that the overwhelming abuse of women (1 in 4) and transgender people (1 in 5) is no longer tolerated.

Today, as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy, we’re reminded of LifeWire’s vision: a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive.

When we empower the most vulnerable among us and work to end oppression and injustice in all its forms, all survivors, all families and all communities will benefit.

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