Specialist – LGBTQ+
Full-Time Non-Exempt, Benefit Eligible
Salary Range: $24.46-$27.89/hour (Non-Exempt) DOE
WEAVE is a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and sex trafficking rebuild their lives and reclaim their futures. Located in Sacramento, CA, our passionate team is committed to creating a world free from violence and exploitation.
If you are driven to make a meaningful difference in the lives of domestic abuse and sexual assault victims, we invite you to join our team.
Under the direction of the IDEA Manager, the LGBTQ+ Specialist, will build and maintain trusted partnerships with the LGBTQ+ communities to provide services, partner on initiatives, create social change, and promote community wellness. This position will support WEAVE in identifying and providing services to the highest need communities in Sacramento County to address underlying root causes of trauma and provide support and skills to mitigate trauma and build resiliency. Additionally, as part of the Federal Administration for Children & Families, Celebrating Families for Survivors of Domestic Violence and their Children grant, the LGBTQ+ Specialist will facilitate WEAVE’s Celebrating Families parenting groups with survivors and their children and assist with coordinating the successful implementation of WEAVE’s Celebrating Families within WEAVE’s. The LGBTQ+ Program Specialist will also expand LGBTQ+ advocacy work and increase program outreach that aligns with the IDEA Departments mission and goals.
- Develop and implement community engagement strategies for LGBTQ+ Community.
- Plan and host community listening sessions.
- Develop and maintain a tracking system for evaluation and collection of data for LGBTQ+ community.
- Build relationship and identify community partners to improve service provisions for LGBTQ= community.
- Oversee WEAVE’s efforts to expand services to reach LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking and community violence.
- Provide guidance, coaching, supervision, and professional development opportunities and training to WEAVE.
- Ensure accurate and timely completion of grant reports, financial documents, and personnel documentation.
- Monitor effectiveness of programs and projects, provide feedback, and adjust as needed.
- Maintain on-going communication with Director IDEA Initiatives on issues related to staff, clients, and programs.
- Facilitate educational and peer support and educational groups for survivors of sex trafficking, domestic violence and other forms of intimate partner or sexual violence including CF!.
- Develop partnerships that will create innovative solutions for current unmet needs and challenges.
- Develop strategies to prevent disproportionality and associated barriers that survivor experience when seeking services.
- Contribute to agency communication to reach underserved, unrepresented, and marginalized communities, and identify and uplift voices of those directly impacted through storytelling and authentic engagement.
- Ability/willingness to cultivate knowledge pertaining to pre-colonial Indigenous third gender identities such as Two-spirit, Berdache, Fa’afafine, Fa’afatama, and Machi etc.
- Build and maintain trusted partnerships with the LGBTQ+ communities to offer CF! and other WEAVE services, partner on initiatives, create social change, and promote community wellness. Survivor-centered, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive services
- Engage and retain families to participate and successfully complete the 16-week parent/child program including but not limited to coordinating and engagement of community partners to co-facilitate WEAVE’s Celebrating Families.
- Evaluate and maintain relationships with external organizations and partners that align with WEAVE’s strategic Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging goals.
- Represent WEAVE in a professional and respectful manner that reflects the values of the organization.
- Promote a culture of inclusion and belonging and champion efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
Staff Engagement & Support
- In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer of Equity and Transformational Change and Director of IDEA Initiatives, implement WEAVE’s comprehensive agency-wide iWEAVE strategy, including developing comprehensive education and training for WEAVE staff to create a holistic program and policy development for LGBTQ+ community.
- Provide training and professional development opportunities to WEAVE staff to improve service delivery.
Education, Training, and Job Knowledge:
- BA/BS degree in behavioral science field or related field preferred or three to five years of community engagement / development experience.
- Knowledge and experience of program support and community development.
- Experience with trauma informed, survivor centered, and culturally responsive approaches.
- Peer counseling skills.
- Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with community and partner agencies.
- Proficient computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office suite including outlook, Word, Teams, and Excel.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Valid California driver license, reliable transportation, and current vehicle insurance.
- Satisfactory results from DOJ background check.
- Regular attendance
- Completion of 69- hour Peer Counseling Training and maintaining continuing education requirements.
- Participation in WEAVE Social Justice activities (8 hours /year).
Diversity Racial Equity and Inclusion
WEAVE is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, racial equity, and inclusion. All employees of WEAVE have a responsibility to always treat others with dignity and respect. All employees are expected to exhibit conduct that reflects inclusion during work, at work functions on or off the work site, and at all other organization-sponsored and participative events. All employees are also required to attend and complete annual diversity, equity, and inclusion awareness training to enhance their knowledge to fulfill this responsibility. Any employee found to have exhibited any inappropriate conduct or behavior against others may be subject to corrective action.
Benefits: We offer a competitive salary, 100% health insurance premium coverage for employees, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability, and life insurance, employer contributions towards retirement savings, liberal PTO accrual, 13 paid holidays, floating holidays, employee assistance program, extended sick leave, subscription to CALM app, professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment that values work-life integration.
How to Apply: If you are passionate about making a difference and possess the skills and qualifications outlined above, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume, a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, and your commitment, to our online application
Join us in making a positive impact in the lives of survivors and working towards a world free from violence. Together, we can bring hope and healing to those in need.