Fields: LGBTQ, domestic violence, social services, racial justice, advocacy
Location: Seattle, Washington
About the Organization: The Northwest Network increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination & safety of bisexual, trans, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through advocacy, organizing and education. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social & economic justice, equality and respect for all people & the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities. The Northwest Network has provided services by and for the LGBTQ community for over 25 years.
About the Position:
- Advocates for diverse bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming, lesbian & gay survivors of violence and abuse, including domestic & dating violence, sexual violence, hate violence and stalking among youth and adults;
- Works on individual, grassroots and systems levels to create the conditions necessary to support loving and equitable relationships; and
- Collaborates and works well as part of a team towards the shared goal of ongoing learning and strengthening our support to survivors of abuse. [see link for complete list]
- Demonstrates a deep commitment to survivors of violence and the empowerment of diverse bisexual, lesbian, trans and gay people/community.
- Strong critical thinking, active listening, and problem-solving skills to address complex situations.
- Flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and positive workplace attitude.
- Ability to work in both office and ‘field’ settings; Competence with basic office systems (computers, copiers, Office, Word/Excel etc…); A working car, current drivers’ license and insurance and/or skill using public transportation.
- Knowledge of dating & domestic violence, sexual violence, hate violence, stalking, and abuse.
- Experience in advocacy-based support models, trauma-informed care, and working with confidential information.
- Familiarity with local and regional social service resources and organizations.
- Experience working in diverse gay, lesbian, trans, bisexual and/or queer community contexts.
- Multi-language skills (ASL included)
We highly recommend people of all educational background and life experiences apply. We prioritize candidates who demonstrate their ability to center the experiences of LGBTQ domestic and sexual violence survivors and people of color in their work, have experience navigating social services, and support the self-determination of communities of color.
Estimated Salary: $45,000 – $47,000 (DOE and multi-lingual skills) + benefits (health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick leave, 401k plan)
Deadline: Until filled