Prevention and Education Director (Full-Time)

South Valley Services (SVS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide options to anyone who has experienced domestic violence. We provide counseling, case management, prevention, and shelter to help individuals and families build lives free from violence. In addition, our programs aim to empower individuals to recognize their self-worth and develop the necessary skills to reach their full potential. SVS believes advocacy, prevention, and safety are the primary tools in eliminating domestic violence. To achieve this goal, SVS groups these three strategies into the following service areas:

  • The Sanctuary: provides shelter for women, men, and children seeking a safe place away from domestic violence
  • Community Resource Centers (CRCs): provide case management and supportive services from community-based locations to make accessing services more attainable
  • Prevention and Education: informs and educates the public regarding domestic violence and how to recognize, respond, and refer individuals who need services

The Director of Prevention and Education is responsible for developing and implementing campaigns to educate and inform the community about domestic violence's definition, dynamics, and causes and provide referrals to appropriate service providers. In addition, the Director of Prevention and Education will coordinate community presentations, outreach events, facilitate coalitions and collaborate with other agencies to better serve domestic violence survivors.

The following are a few of the presentations used for community outreach:

  • Healthy Relationships: Eight presentations that teach the building blocks to develop healthy relationships
  • Enough: Presentation for middle and high school students going into dating relationships
  • Moving Ahead through Financial Empowerment: Four modules on financial literacy designed for individuals who experienced economic abuse
  • Domestic Violence 101: Teaches the general public an overview of domestic violence and its impact on Utah
  • Utah Employers against Domestic Violence: Presentation focused on training employers to recognize, respond, and refer employees to appropriate services

CLASSIFICATION

Full‐time hourly (non‐exempt, 40 hours per week)

SALARY

Starting at $20.60 per hour

DUTIES

  • Develop outreach models designed to engage various populations (schools, businesses, other non-profit organizations, etc.)

  • Ensure that the Prevention and Education team is fully staffed

  • Recruit interns that will assist the Prevention and Education team

  • Oversee the Prevention and Education Team, Prevention Specialist (Bilingual), Financial Empowerment Specialist, and Prevention Specialist interns

  • Collect and approve timesheets, mileage, and money reimbursement forms for the Prevention and Education team

  • Provide tours to community members that are interested in partnering with South Valley Services

  • Collaborate and network with community and educational organizations

  • Strengthen relationships with current partner agencies

  • Coordinate publicity for community events hosted by South Valley Services

  • Provide educational presentations

  • Work with government and community groups to educate service providers on domestic violence and services available to assist families

  • Responsible for promoting outreach events and encouraging event attendance

  • Create and distribute educational materials in the community

  • Oversee the ordering of educational materials

  • Oversee the distribution of South Valley Services brochures, hotline posters, and literature on domestic violence

  • Coordinate the West Jordan Domestic Violence Coalition, COLAVI (Spanish language coalition), and the Riverton Domestic Violence Coalition by setting up guest speakers, making arrangements for where to hold the meetings, sending out meeting reminders and notes

  • Attend meeting and SLDVC Coalition meeting

  • Attend community fairs and events to network and distribute information about domestic violence and South Valley Services

  • Complete all necessary administrative paperwork to meet licensing and program statistical needs; Document all presentations, topics covered, audience description, and the number of attendees by the 5th of each month

  • Update all presentation curricula on an annual basis

  • Update Prevention and Education Department Handbook on an annual basis and as needed

  • Compile a monthly report about prevention and education efforts

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of one year of community organizing or outreach

  • Strong public relations skills and an ability to speak in front of large audiences

  • Ability to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Ability to effectively promote South Valley Services outreach and education programs

  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with various populations and cultures

  • Ability to stand for 8 hours

  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

  • Must have reliable transportation as well as a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred but not required

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in public/Community Health or equivalent work experience

  • CHES Preferred but not required

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

Directly reports to the Programs Director

APPLY

Send a cover letter detailing relevant experience and resume to .