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Community Educator

WISE

Since 1971, WISE has been the only organization dedicated to providing crisis advocacy and support for people and communities impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking within 23 communities of the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. WISE offers a confidential and free 24-hour crisis line, peer support groups and workshops, emergency and transitional shelter, safety planning and in-person advocacy at hospitals, police stations, court houses and other social service agencies. WISE provides essential immigration legal services and works with youth, professionals, and the community to develop culturally relevant community education and comprehensive prevention strategies. WISE is committed to engaging everyone in learning to recognize and eliminate the root causes of violence.

Mission: WISE leads the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change.

Vision: A world of freedom, justice, equality and dignity where all thrive.


The WISE Prevention Education Program (PEP) facilitates programming to end gender-based violence in 23 towns across the Upper Valley of NH/VT. PEP represents WISE through its public messaging, outreach, events, professional development, and community opportunities.

The right candidate has experience creating and facilitating trainings, workshops, and events geared towards adult learning. This position will especially focus on engaging adults to learn more about WISE through their workplaces, social gatherings, and community collaborations. Must be committed to the mission of WISE to end gender-based violence.

Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience and a demonstrated ability to create learning opportunities that are properly calibrated for the time, environment, topic and audience.
  • Experience in the field of domestic or sexual violence survivor advocacy is helpful.
  • Ability to connect quickly with diverse audiences with energy, enthusiasm and warmth.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with diverse audiences and at different developmental stages.
  • Competent regularly utilizing technology including at least Microsoft Suite and WWW.
  • Strong grounding in and commitment to social change advocacy and a feminist framework for understanding gender-based violence.
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, required minimum vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Ability to spend periods of time sitting and standing, to lift 40 pounds.
  • WISE requires all employees to submit criminal background and driver’s license checks, employment is dependent on findings.
  • Successful completion of the WISE Advocate Training Program within 3 months of hire.
Responsibilities:
  • Implement WISE trainings and presentations with adults in the Upper Valley community.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with area organizations, businesses, and gathering places for adults.
  • Develop strategies for engaging the community in WISE’s mission to end gender-based violence. Collaborate with WISE staff to implement intentional outreach and educational opportunities across our 23 towns.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to increase WISE recognition and access.
  • Collect and analyze data from trainings to assess efficacy and inform development.
  • Create and support passive programming including WISE’s online presence and written materials.
  • Organize WISE staff and volunteer professional development opportunities quarterly.
  • Advocate with survivors of gender-based violence in the Upper Valley, including shifts on the 24/hour crisis line.
  • Attend community, staff, and/or Board meetings, trainings and/or conferences as requested by the Executive/Program Director.
  • Participate in the strategic and annual planning processes of WISE.
  • Perform other duties for the overall functioning of the organization and those duties as requested by the Executive/Program Director.
How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to WISE Program Director Kate Rohdenburg at kate.rohdenburg@wiseuv.org.

Salary Type: Yearly
Salary Minimum: 44000.00
Salary Maximum 46000.00
Job Location:

Lebanon

Date Added: July 26, 2022

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