Gender Equity and Safety Coordinator

International Rescue Committee

Job Overview: The Gender Equity and Safety Coordinator will assist in supervising and implementing the IRC in Sacramento’s Safety and Protection Programming, which provides targeted services and assistance to immigrant survivors of domestic violence. The Gender Equity and Safety Coordinator will oversee Client and Victim Advocates and the Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist, who provide direct services, community outreach, and educational activities relating to domestic violence among Sacramento’s refugee and immigrant communities, and will assist with program reporting and compliance. Specifically, this position will work to address the barriers and ongoing needs faced by survivors of violence, conduct gender-based violence screenings for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, and provide follow up services for survivors. This position will assist in overseeing programming for the Engaging Men in Accountable Practices (EMAP) project, to improve recognition of interpersonal violence among men in the Afghan community, leading to greater advocacy and leadership among men in the Afghan community in preventing interpersonal violence.

Major Responsibilities:

· Supervise Client Advocates providing direct services and community engagement activities, including staff training, development, performance management, and day to day task supervision;

· Support overall integration of gender-sensitive programming in IRC Sacramento

· Supervise implementation of community outreach and engagement activities including client outreach events and cultural competency trainings for community-based organizations;

· Oversee planning and implementation of educational activities including, but not limited to, interpersonal violence prevention workshops, EMAP workshops, apartment watch groups, and education within cultural orientation;

· Oversee implementation of the Bridge to Safety screener for newly arrived, adult female refugee clients, including screening, follow-up, and tracking;

· Oversee grant reporting, program compliance, and direct client assistance budgets; assist with writing grants;

· Promote safe spaces for disclosure and conversations regarding gender equality and women’s rights;

· Oversee programing to promote leadership among men in the Afghan community in preventing interpersonal violence;

· Develop and implement a workplan for program team to ensure all grant deliverables are met;

· Assist and educate refugees in accessing and navigating services and the criminal justice system through coordinated referrals and education activities including training workshops for clients and the local community;

· Assist in overall client wellness activities within the Sacramento office;

· Ensure tracking of program enrollments, services, and outcomes as required by grants, review data for accuracy, and submit to funders on a quarterly basis;

· Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding on laws, regulations, local issues relating to interpersonal violence, including knowledge of local service providers and resources within Sacramento;

· Provide leadership as a member of the Safety & Protection team, supporting team meetings, staff development, training, and other initiatives;

· Refer clients to the appropriate service providers and resources as needed;

· Develop and maintain partnerships with referral organizations to ensure survivors have access to culturally and linguistically appropriate services including safe housing, counseling, legal services, and law enforcement;

· Oversee volunteers and interns assigned to the projects;

· Other related duties as assigned.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to: Gender and Survivor Services Manager

Position direct supervisors: Client and Victim Advocates and Women’s Economic Empowerment Specialist
Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: The Gender Equity and Safety Coordinator will work as a member of the Protection and Wellness team. This position will also will develop working relationships with Resettlement, New Roots, Immigration, and Economic Empowerment staff and collaborate with internal programming to support achievement of program goals.

External: The Gender Equity and Safety Coordinator will develop working relationships and support referrals systems with community service providers under the topic areas of crime, domestic violence, and women’s empowerment. This includes, but is not limited to, law enforcement and domestic violence shelters.

Job Requirements:

· Undergraduate degree with an emphasis in Social Work, Public Health, International Studies or an equivalent field of study required. MSW or graduate degree preferred;

· 4+ years of professional experience providing targeted services, gender informed programming and case management to vulnerable populations required. Experience serving refugee populations and domestic violence survivors preferred;

· Must meet the requirements of a domestic violence (interpersonal violence) counselor, pursuant to Evidence Code §1037.1(a)(1);

· Multi-lingual candidates preferred;

· Previous multi-cultural experience and demonstrated ability to communicate well with people of varied backgrounds strongly preferred;

· Ability to supervise others including delegation and oversight of daily tasks;

· Thorough knowledge and comfort supporting others in crisis situations an asset;

· Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to make presentations required;

· Strong computer skills, particularly Word and Excel required. Prior experience using data and tracking systems strongly preferred;

· Attention to detail and ability to organize and track large amounts of information efficiently and accurately;

· Commitment to teamwork and collaboration across all of IRC’s programs;

· Highly motivated with an ability to work independently, be a self-starter, maintaining responsibility for multiple tasks.

Working Environment:

· Standard office work environment coupled with regular travel in and around the service delivery area.

· Reoccurring need to provide services outside of traditional work hours (evenings and weekends).

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions. All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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