The WISE Prevention and Education Program (PEP) organizes education and action to end gender-based violence in the 21 towns across the Upper Valley of NH and VT. Prevention activities might include trainings, outreach, events, social media, and professional development. This position will focus on the Youth Violence Prevention Program; facilitating a violence prevention curriculum throughout 9 school districts to students from kindergarten through high school, as well as educators and parents. The perfect candidate for this job has experience designing effective learning activities and developmentally appropriate workshops, loves working with young people, and is excited to be a part of an organization committed to ending gender-based violence. Hours: Full time, exempt. Evening and weekend hours required. Reports to: This position reports to the Prevention and Education Program Manager
- Implement WISE’s existing Youth Violence Prevention curriculum with school-aged youth.
- Build and maintain working relationships with school professionals and parents to facilitate collaboration on youth work, policies, and school response.
- Develop and refine curricula and activities based on evaluation and research to support learning and comprehensive prevention.
- Identify community need and gaps in access to better provide outreach and connection to WISE programming
- Facilitate adult trainings.
- Collect and analyze data from trainings to assess efficacy and inform development.
- Work with the Prevention and Education team to expand prevention efforts, work with youth outside of the classroom and maintain strong relationships with Upper Valley school districts.
- Attend community, staff, and/or Board meetings, trainings and/or conferences as requested by the Executive/Program Director and the Prevention Education Manager.
- Participate in the strategic and annual planning processes of WISE.
- Perform other duties for the overall functioning of the organization and those duties as requested by the Executive/Program Director and the Prevention Education Manager.
- Participate in 24 hour coverage of crisis line by taking monthly on-call advocacy shifts.
- Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in education, social sciences, communication or other relevant fields. Experience in the field of domestic or sexual violence survivor advocacy or prevention, and/or excellent knowledge of issues of domestic and sexual violence preferred.
- Strong communication and faciliation skills with diverse audiences and at different developmental stages.
- Professional experience, especially working with youth, and a demonstrated ability to create learning opportunities that are properly calibrated for the time, environment, topic and audience.
- Computer literate in at least Microsoft Suite including especially Outlook, Word, Power Point, Excel, and WWW.
- Strong grounding in and commitment to social change advocacy and a feminist framework for understanding gender-based violence.
- Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, required minimum vehicle insurance coverage.
- Ability to spend periods of time sitting and standing, to lift 40 pounds.
- WISE requires all employees to submit criminal background and driver’s license checks, employment is dependent on findings.
- Successful completion of the WISE Advocate Training Program within 3 months of hire.
- A commitment to and enthusiasm for continual learning and evaluation.
All WISE employees are expected to honor staff values, and practice ethical communication.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Peggy O'Neil at WISE Program Center 38 Bank Street, Lebanon NH 03766 or firstname.lastname@example.org