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Sarah's Inn---Community Educator

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

July 28, 2023 - June 16, 2024

Application Window

December 29, 2022 - May 31, 2023

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

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Description

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Purpose: The Community Educator is responsible for supporting the goals of the Training and Education Department and supporting community education and outreach activities that assist in meeting the goals of the Training and Education Department and Sarah’s Inn – in the following ways:
1. Coordinate and participate in community awareness events, outreach activities and presentations. Collaborate with agency’s other department staff, in particular Community Advocates, to develop and strengthen community partnerships.
2. With the assistance of team help coordinate the development of the agency’s podcasts and blog, and utilize agency and staff expertise for content and implementation.
3. In collaboration with the Training & Education Supervisor and team, provide trainings in line with the agency’s Strategic Plan and the goals and objectives of the Training and Education Department on a wide variety of topics such as trauma, toxic masculinity, substance abuse, screening and identification of domestic violence, and the intersectionality of domestic violence with other forms of oppression.
4. With assistance of team create social media content around community education about domestic violence, including social media posts, podcasts and blogs. Work in collaboration with the Development Department to schedule and post content on Sarah’s Inn’s social media platforms and website.
5. With team, support and help implement Domestic Violence Awareness/Action Month (October) activities, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February) activities and outreach, and other activities supporting domestic violence education.
6. With team, provide support for and at client events, such as (but not limited to) the Holiday Gift Project and Client Appreciation Day.
7. Provide administrative support for the Training and Education Department.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2. Excellent organizational skills.
3. Demonstrated computer experience.
4. Knowledge of women's, children and youth issues specifically related to domestic violence.
5. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks, and meet established deadlines.
6. Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people, including but not limited to board members, staff, volunteers, interns, government officials, community partners, organizational donors and media.
7. Commitment to and experience in working with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds.
8. BA degree and/or equivalent experience required.
9. Fluency in oral and written Spanish preferred.
10. Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
11. Completion of 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Spend your gap year with Amate House! Develop your leadership skills, gain professional skills, and start your career in social justice with our fellowship program!

Purpose: The Community Educator is responsible for supporting the goals of the Training and Education Department and supporting community education and outreach activities that assist in meeting the goals of the Training and Education Department and Sarah’s Inn – in the following ways:
1. Coordinate and participate in community awareness events, outreach activities and presentations. Collaborate with agency’s other department staff, in particular Community Advocates, to develop and strengthen community partnerships.
2. With the assistance of team help coordinate the development of the agency’s podcasts and blog, and utilize agency and staff expertise for content and implementation.
3. In collaboration with the Training & Education Supervisor and team, provide trainings in line with the agency’s Strategic Plan and the goals and objectives of the Training and Education Department on a wide variety of topics such as trauma, toxic masculinity, substance abuse, screening and identification of domestic violence, and the intersectionality of domestic violence with other forms of oppression.
4. With assistance of team create social media content around community education about domestic violence, including social media posts, podcasts and blogs. Work in collaboration with the Development Department to schedule and post content on Sarah’s Inn’s social media platforms and website.
5. With team, support and help implement Domestic Violence Awareness/Action Month (October) activities, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (February) activities and outreach, and other activities supporting domestic violence education.
6. With team, provide support for and at client events, such as (but not limited to) the Holiday Gift Project and Client Appreciation Day.
7. Provide administrative support for the Training and Education Department.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:
1. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
2. Excellent organizational skills.
3. Demonstrated computer experience.
4. Knowledge of women's, children and youth issues specifically related to domestic violence.
5. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks, and meet established deadlines.
6. Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people, including but not limited to board members, staff, volunteers, interns, government officials, community partners, organizational donors and media.
7. Commitment to and experience in working with people from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic backgrounds.
8. BA degree and/or equivalent experience required.
9. Fluency in oral and written Spanish preferred.
10. Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
11. Completion of 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
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Living Allowance

$150 - $150 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Each fellow is provided with opportunity to be matched with a professional mentor, a spiritual companion, and counseling resources. There are three service days and trainings for all fellows each service year as well as mentoring if wanted.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 29

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, High School, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Private School, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Volunteer Placement Organization

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Unity Ostercamp
(773) 960-6027
uostercamp@amatehouse.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Amate House Fellow

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