Reports to: Community Advocacy Services Manager
Hours: 20 hours per week
Pay Rate: Starts at $25.00/hour, premium pay for multi-lingual services, pro-Rated Benefits Included
Classification: Regular, Non-exempt
Reviewed: September 2021
LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and BIPOC individuals 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.
Everyone deserves to live free from fear and violence. From a safe home, each of us can work, learn, play, and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence build safer and healthier lives by offering support, resources, and professional services. And we work with youth and young adults to develop healthy foundations early in life, preventing future violence.
Overview of Service:
LifeWire supports survivors through a variety of avenues including Survivor Advocacy Services (including one-to-one advocacy, support groups and coordination with the criminal and civil legal systems); Housing Stability (including rental assistance, housing stability options and rapid rehousing); Homelessness Services (including emergency shelter and transitional housing); Youth Prevention, and Mental Health Counseling.
Overview of Position:
Volunteer/Intern Program Management: Recruit, onboard, train, and supervise Direct-Service Volunteers.
In-Kind Donation Distribution: Continually update a list of agency and survivor needs and distribute in-kind donations to survivors of domestic violence.
- Proactively update donation needs of each direct service program, as well as LifeWire agency needs, and actively seek out donations to fulfill those needs.
- Work with Resource Development department to procure, through in-kind donations and community relationships, supplies and resources for survivors in housing and all other advocacy programs.
- Recruit volunteers and interns to appropriately support LifeWire programming.
- Perpetuate a successful volunteer program, matching volunteer interests and skills with LifeWire needs.
- Manage and execute a robust domestic violence training program for volunteers, new staff and community partners at least twice per year – typically 24 hours of training provided over a four-week period.
- Maintain a successful intern program with local universities and identify priority placements.
- Coordinate intern oversight and management with program managers; handle administrative responsibilities, coordination, and task assignment.
- Appropriately coach volunteers and interns on LifeWire expectations, including corrective action needed for interns and/or volunteers.
- Execute all activities, outreach, implementation, and donor follow-up for a large-scale annual Holiday Program – typically three to six months of concentrated time with required increased activity in November and December.
- Coordinate on-site activities related to suppliers, community partners, and other organizations including, but not limited to Eastside Baby Corner, HopeLink, Food Lifeline, Assistance League of the Eastside, Junior League, and others to ensure survivors’ needs are met.
- Collaboratively and cooperatively work with the Resource Development department to receive and distribute in-kind donations in a timely, efficient manner.
- Coordinate donation drives including, but not limited to, holiday events, new family move in and move out needs, and other special needs and organize participants’ attendance at these events.
- Coordinate large-scale group volunteer activities.
- Regularly transport people and donated items/supplies in LifeWire vehicles.
- Maintain effective communication across LifeWire staff to meet program and administrative needs.
- Track and report all activities, hours, and donations to support LifeWire’s reporting and tracking needs.
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred. Work experience may substitute for education.
- Two or more years’ experience in volunteer management preferred.
- Two or more years’ experience in crisis intervention and/or domestic violence advocacy preferred.
- Multilingual/cultural preferred.
- Demonstrates ability to articulate an intersectional understanding of race, identity, marginalization and domestic violence.
- Willingness to practice cultural humility and open-mindedness around conversations pertaining to race, identity, and equity.
- 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).
- Outstanding ability to organize self and others in an efficient, diplomatic and effective manner.
- Updated, or ability and willingness to update, CPR and First Aid Certification and Blood Borne Pathogen Certification.
- Good computer skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
- Ability to work remotely as needed.
- 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. 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 community websites, faxes, and email, as well as far vision to monitor and manage volunteer projects.
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 easily communicate with a wide variety of individuals. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision to read participant paperwork, enter data and information, and work with government and community websites, forms, and email as well as far vision to monitor and manage volunteer projects.
The employee must be able to speak with and inspire small and large groups of donors, employees, and community groups. The work involves physical movement throughout LifeWire and community organizations’ facilities. Employee 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 frequently required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, bend, kneel or crouch. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. This role is mobile, which requires the employee to travel locally to meet participants, 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 and will be mobile (local travel by automobile) to attend meetings at various locations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is most often in scattered-site housing complexes with varying levels of noise and frequent interruptions. Employees are often exposed to recitations of traumatic situations and must be prepared to handle secondary trauma.
How to Apply:
LifeWire offers outstanding health benefits, competitive pay, generous paid time off, a 401(k) match, and a welcoming environment for professional and personal growth. LifeWire is still mostly working remotely. When we do return to “normal” we plan to allow flexible arrangements that will meet the needs of survivors while still allowing employees who would prefer to work from home to do so a few days per week.
To apply for an open position, please submit your cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 425-649-0752 or by mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 6398
Bellevue, WA 98008
Candidates selected for an in-person interview will be asked to fill out a Job Application.