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!

The role

Our Community Outreach, Awareness, and Prevention Education Senior Director role is an opportunity for an action-oriented, strategic leader who is passionate and experienced in raising awareness, education, and prevention in the field of sexual violence response and prevention or a related field. 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 develop and operationalize strategies to grow and advance our outreach, education, and prevention programming within our large, diverse service area, with a population of 4.6 million people. 

To accomplish this, you’ll provide collaborative leadership to our Community Outreach Awareness, and Prevention Education team. Drawing from current research, practice, and community-driven needs, you will drive 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 locations 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.  Some evening and weekend hours required to occasionally meet community needs and for special events. 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 for Community Outreach, Awareness, and prevention education for a diverse service area, 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.
  • Collaboratively develop and improve policies and procedures for effective and efficient operation of the department, including intake of engagements, partnership agreements, effective communication across departments, etc. 
  • Identify resource gaps, including program staffing, and create strategies to meet resource needs and department goals.
  • Collaborate with 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, providing response, support, and prevention of vicarious trauma. 
  • Support the development and improvement of department volunteers, who provide community workshops and education, including our Survivor Speakers Bureau.
  • Provide leadership-level advocacy to external stakeholders about sexual violence awareness-raising, education, and prevention. 
  • Share new research, knowledge, and prevention strategies across the organization to inform BARCC training, education, and survivor services. 
  • Along with other senior directors at BARCC, work on BARCC-wide strategy, priorities, etc. in order to improve overall organizational effectiveness to meet BARCC’s mission.

You’ll bring 

  • At least five years of progressive responsibility for the supervision, administration, effective operation, and improvement of outreach and education staff and programs in the sexual violence or related field (e.g., domestic violence, HIV, etc.).
  • A strategic and systems-based orientation to social issues and the management of resources.
  • Significant experience in leadership, program development and management, and staff supervision. 
  • A collaborative and empowering leadership style.
  • Anti-oppression framework and approach to education and prevention. 
  • 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.
  • A master’s degree in education, public health, higher education, social work, or a closely related field is preferred.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to make meaningful change and improve the lives of others through mission-driven work, at all levels of the organization.
  • 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, professional development funds and opportunities, and ongoing improvements to proactively manage vicarious trauma.

Starting salary range and benefits

$85,000–$100,000, 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 September 16, 2019, 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.

About us

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. 

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