Community Education Specialist

Job Type: 
HAVEN and the Sexual Assault Counseling Center
FLSA Status: 
Full Time, Exempt
Thursday, March 14, 2013

HAVEN and the Sexual Assault Counseling Center (SACC) are seeking a full-time Community Education Specialist. This position is shared between both organizations. Domestic violence/sexual assault education or crisis training/advocate experience required; must be able to work independently; knowledge of the local community preferred.

Education and Outreach:

  • Conduct community outreach, advocacy meetings, and education throughout Gallatin County to coordinate the implementation of best practices in the prevention and intervention of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • Provide educational trainings to: Members of the Gallatin Project Consortium (GPC); City of Bozeman; Montana State University Staff and Community; Law Enforcement; Prosecutors; Municipal, Justice, and District Court Staff; Gallatin County Staff; Community Members, Groups, and Agencies; and Victims and Victim Service Providers throughout Gallatin County
  • Research, develop, and implement education curriculum, brochures, posters, training materials and other products required for community outreach and advocacy
  • Coordinate distribution of education materials to agencies in Gallatin County
  • Refer victims to other services and community resources as appropriate
  • Develop and monitor social-media and web-based outreach and develop measurement tools for determining effect on access to victims’ services, especially for underserved populations
  • Research current data for presentations to community groups, schools, agencies (Laws, trends, counseling, resources)
  • Annually review the level of service provided to underserved populations and focus efforts to close any gaps in service or disparities compared to the broader population and develop specific protocols for addressing gaps/disparities

Interagency Networking

  • Communicate outreach work with and train law enforcement, judges, court personnel, jail personnel and other groups providing intervention services with an emphasis on best practices
  • Collaborate with Gallatin County Victim Assistance Program Director, when appropriate
  • Staff liaison to the Gallatin Project Team .
  • Attend monthly meetings for Domestic Violence Response Team
  • Coordinate communications for Sexual Assault Response Team and attend monthly meetings
  • Participate in local task forces, coalitions and teams as needed
  • Assist the Gallatin Project Consortium (GPC) in identifying, revising and adopting policies, protocols, and procedures that enhance victim safety with an emphasis on underserved victims including victims over 50 and the GLBTQ population
  • Maintain records of all interagency networking and meetings
  • Sit on community committees when appropriate

Data Collection:

  • Maintain accurate statistics and document and maintain permanent records of services and trainings provided
  • Input data into database on a weekly basis, assist in database maintenance, and participate in data analysis for GPC and grant reporting
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports on presentations, trainings, and all relevant statistics
  • Maintain feedback and evaluation forms on trainings


  • Assist with training and coordinating volunteers/interns/paraprofessionals


  • Maintain proper financial records and receipts for all Community Education Specialist expenses
  • Prepare proposed budget for education coordination grants
  • Assist HAVEN and SACC Executive Director with grant applications for education coordination issues and reporting


  • Attend staff agency meetings of HAVEN and SACC
  • Attend HAVEN and SACC Board meetings as requested
  • Coordinate prevention and awareness services
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of HAVEN and SACC


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking issues • Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience • Experience with education and promotional campaigns on social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter • Proven ability to effectively network with community resources • Ability to make decisions under high stress conditions • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Experience with community outreach/presentations • Experience coordinating community services • Excellent interpersonal skills and abilities • Proven leadership competencies in collaborative situations • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience with crisis intervention • Familiarity with Montana sexual assault and domestic violence statutes TRAINING: • Must attend domestic violence and sexual assault training programs including Office on Violence Against Women Trainings • Must attend all training provided by the Gallatin Project Team on laws affecting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking PHYSICAL DEMANDS: • Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to 4 or 5 hours. Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Contact or More Information: 
Please submit a cover letter addressing the necessary qualifications (listed in below document), resume, and 3 professional references to Kristy McFetridge, the HAVEN Executive Director. Applications accepted by email ONLY at For more information visit