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!
Our Community Outreach, Awareness, and Prevention Education Services (COAPES) team is looking for a new full-time Community Engagement Volunteer Coordinator. You’ll work closely with the Community Engagment Specialist, COAPES team and other stakeholders to support and manage the prevention education and Survivor Speakers Bureau volunteers to further BARCC’s mission of ending sexual violence through healing and social change.
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.
This is a 40-hour, full time position. You can expect to work regularly Monday through Friday. An average of one day a week you will have evening hours until 8pm as well as possible weekend engagements. BARCC is open to discussing options such as flexibility in scheduling and occasional remote work.
What you’ll do
- Oversee the training and management of the prevention education and Survivor Speakers Bureau volunteers. This includes activities such as the following:
- Supporting recruitment
- Facilitating a daylong Training of Trainers
- Providing coaching on public speaking, community engagement and story-telling
- Holding bimonthly peer supervision meetings
- Be responsible for the initial intake of requests, ensuring a high-quality experience for community partners seeking BARCC’s prevention education services.
- Ensure the timely and accurate collection of data and facilitate scheduling of engagements through Salesforce database.
- Be an ambassador of the organization, reflecting the values of teamwork, collaboration, inclusivity, and mutual respect.
- Collaborate on other projects as needed.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience working with volunteers
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
- Enthusiasm and experience with coaching others on training, facilitation, and/or story-telling
- Ability to identify gaps and make improvements to program policy, procedures, and processes
- Anti-oppression framework to education and prevention
- Ability to set boundaries with volunteers and community partners
- Experience using databases or ability to quickly learn a new system
- Rape crisis experience a plus
- Bilingual capability (Spanish-English) or fluency in other languages helpful
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 and mental health.
Starting salary range and benefits
$40,000-45,000, 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 October 18, 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, and final team interview. Reasonable accommodation provided upon request.
One of BARCC’s core values is social justice by countering oppression and we’re doing a lot of work to examine our organizational practices to be consistent with our values to build a more inclusive and diverse work environment.
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.