What we do
Since 1973, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) has been a leader in the movement to end sexual violence. BARCC empowers survivors of sexual violence to heal and provides education and advocacy for the social change needed to create cultures that prevent sexual violence. We rely on our dedicated, brilliant staff to do this important work, and our team is growing!
This is an opportunity for an action-oriented, strategic leader to put their skills and experience to work. This is a critical time in the movement to advance BARCC’s mission of ending sexual violence through healing and social change. In this role, you will drive the development of a measurable annual plan to grow and advance our outreach and educational programming within our large and diverse service area of 4.6 million.
To accomplish this, you will utilize the multidisciplinary strength of BARCC and lead our community awareness, outreach, and prevention education team, who are content experts in prevention education, training and workshop facilitation, adult and youth education, and community awareness and outreach. Drawing from current research and practice you will drive BARCC’s goal-focused efforts to build knowledge, skills and a lasting culture of sexual violence prevention in communities, schools, organizations, and more.
Where and when you’ll work
BARCC's staff, operations, hours, and location vary by function, type of work, and work style. You’ll primarily work from our Cambridge office, located at 99 Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square with occasional travel to our offices in Boston and Waltham.
This is a 40-hour, full-time position, typically Monday through Friday. BARCC is open to discussing options such as flexibility in scheduling and occasional remote work.
What you’ll do
- Collaboratively develop and direct an annual strategy of community awareness, outreach, and prevention education for a diverse service area of 4.6 million, utilizing the expertise on the team and the latest research and strategies available.
- Create metrics to inform learning, improvement, and impact of a portfolio of prevention education, outreach, and awareness programs.
- Implement a pilot business plan to study the impact of earned revenue strategies to diversify funding streams to support expanded community prevention programming services.
- Collaborate with BARCC's finance, development and grants staff to identify, cultivate, and steward funding sources in order to support planned growth of the department.
- Supervise a talented staff of trainers and educators,engaging them in developing leadership and professional pathways as individuals and as a team working toward BARCC’s mission.
- Advocate for and assist in the accessing of resources for the development of new tools including curricula, materials, and other resources required by the team to meet the objectives of the annual plan.
- Assess and develop the volunteer-based services to ensure sustainable and positive volunteer experiences in the department and that contributions advance BARCC’s mission.
- Assist in development and delivery of a streamlined system for MOU’s, partnership agreements, billing, and scope of services with a wide range of community organizations, campuses, and companies both large and small.
- Oversee the quality of BARCC’s training and education across the organization including sharing new research, knowledge, and prevention strategies.
- A Master’s degree in education, public health, higher education, or closely related field.
- Minimum of 5 years progressive professional responsibility for the supervision, administration, effective operation, and improvement of outreach and education staff and programs.
- A strategic and systems-based orientation to the management of resources.
- Significant experience in leadership, supervising staff, planning, negotiation, program and volunteer management, and organizational skills.
- A collaborative, empowering, and positive leadership style.
- Knowledge of and capacity to ensure high standards for quality of all education and community services.
- Experience working with diverse staff and communities in an inclusive and accessible manner.
- Relevant knowledge, experience, and skills in the theories and best practices of community-focused prevention.
- A passion for preventing sexual violence and an enthusiasm for meaningful engagement and learning with the BARCC community of 29 cities and towns.
What we offer
- An opportunity to envision influencing and educating our large and diverse service area of 4.6 million to prevent sexual violence.
- A highly effective and dedicated multidisciplinary staff of more than 50 colleagues and 200 volunteers committed to BARCC’s mission.
- The opportunity to use your skills to capture the momentum of the #MeToo movement and ensure that all survivors are visible and believed.
- The most compassionate, supportive, and fun-loving colleagues around—who will shower you with warm welcomes, funny memes, and regular shout-outs for your contributions.
- An investment in your health, well-being, and professional development through competitive benefit offerings, generous time off policies, dedication to mental health and proactively managing vicarious trauma, and professional development funds and opportunities.
Starting salary range and benefits
$70,000 - $90,000 depending on experience and skills. The total compensation package includes a generous benefits package, including health, dental, vacation, sick time, and other coverage options.
Hiring process and timeline
Please submit via our online application system your resume and cover letter stating your interest and related experience to be considered for this position. No phone calls please. We are accepting initial applications through August 17, 2018, but the opportunity will remain open until we find the best fit possible. The full hiring process will include a phone-screen interview, first-round in-person interview, an interview with key board members, and a final team interview. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request.
At BARCC, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it and are always building a more inclusive and diverse work environment.
BARCC strives to represent the communities we serve. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.
For more information about BARCC, please visit barcc.org.