Applicants sought for Domestic Violence Crisis Center Executive Director Program

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS CENTER

~ EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ~

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Responsible for the mission, vision, strategic direction, and overall operations of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, providing organizational leadership with an emphasis on growth of services and programs through fundraising and grants, public education and awareness, personnel and program management. Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with the laws of the State of North Dakota and consistent with the program personnel policies.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

FISCAL & GRANT MANAGEMENT

  • Responsible for budgeting, financial planning, allocation of funds, and fiscal management.
  • Oversee coordination of grant services, including but not limited too; grant applications, reports, reimbursement requests and data management.

BOARD RELATIONS

  • Report to the board concerning program activities and client services, prepare written monthly statements to the board and assist the Executive committee in coordination/planning for board meetings.
  • Planning, execution, and control of the programs and services, and for implementing the goals outlined by the Board of Directors.
  • Administrative liaison between the staff and the Board of Directors and to provide representation of the staff at the Board and Committee meetings.
  • Acts as or delegates staff representation on Foundation Board
  • Acts as contract manager for the Family Crisis Center
  • Provide new board orientation

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision, training, development, evaluation, and termination of staff in conjunction with supervisors.
  • Conducts regular staff meetings to keep the staff informed as to the progress of programs and to keep the lines of communication open.
  • Collect and approve time sheets of designated staff

PROGRAM MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT

  • Develop and maintain a process for regular program review with board, staff and clients: regularly review client forms and procedures with staff.
  • Evaluate and enhance DVCC’s programs based on client data, financial resources, staffing and community needs.
  • Act as contract manager for Family Crisis Center
  • Develop, implement, and maintain program procedures and handbook.

FUNDRAISING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

  • Be the primary representative of DVCC with the public by developing and maintaining contact with the community through public education and strategic networking.
  • Serve as DVCC’s official representative to the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services, Coalition against Sexual Assault in North Dakota, and other relevant committees.
  • Develop and foster strong working relationships with government and community agencies, human services professionals, law enforcement, volunteers and other key constituents.
  • Responsible for all media resources and external communications.
  • Develop public awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking issues primarily in North Dakota, but also on a national level, and an awareness of the programs.
  • Research, development, and implementation of an annual operation budget and audit.

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a Human Service related field with administration experience and at least 10 years’ experience in increasingly responsible roles in non-profit leadership. Master’s degree preferred. Must have demonstrated management, supervision, public relations, fundraising, and human service skills and experience. Understanding of and strong commitment to the mission, goals, and services of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center are essential.

 

The above responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature of work performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Apply at:

701-852-2258

DVCC Office

PO Box 881

Minot, ND 58702 Or

admadvcc@minot.com

Closing Date: April 30.

National Network to End Domestic Violence releases annual statistics

For the 10th annual year, on September 16, 2015 the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) conducted a one-day unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence service in the United States. This census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period.

On that day in North Dakota there were 14 unmet requests for services. Programs reported, that in addition to housing and emergency shelter, services they were unable to provide were legal representation and financial assistance.

“The demand for services remains steady. The need for safe, accessible emergency and long shelter for victims and their children has and will continue to be our priority. Without that many victims are left with two choices homelessness or staying in the violent relationship.” said Janelle Moos, CAWS North Dakota’s Executive Director.

In North Dakota there was 19 staff positions eliminated in the past year. All of these positions were direct services, such as shelter or legal advocates. In 2014, 11 staff positions were eliminated.

Across the country, there were 12,197 unmet requests for services on that day, of which 63% were for housing. The most frequently requested nonresidential services that could not be provided were housing advocacy, legal representation and financial assistance. This is an increase from last year’s 10,871 unmet requests for services.

According to NNEDV, the increased attention to domestic violence across the country has led to an increase in demand for victim services. At the same time, many of these programs are experiencing stagnant or reduced funding, which limits their ability to serve more victims.

“Victims and their children are the ones who suffer the consequences when services are not available, and often have no choice but to return to the abuse. Again and again in the Census responses, we read about a survivor who needed help but couldn’t get it. It is simply unacceptable for victims to be turned away at their time of greatest risk,” said Kim Gandy, NNEDV President and CEO.

In the 24-hour survey period in the United States there were 71,828 victims served and 21,332 local and state hotline calls answered by staff.

In North Dakota 300 victims were served on this day. A total of 129 domestic violence victims (65 children and 64 adults) found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing provided by local domestic violence programs. There were 171 adults and children who received non-residential assistance and services, including counseling, legal advocacy and children’s support groups, as well as 95 hotline calls answered.

According to NNEDV, out of 1,894 identified domestic violence programs in the United States 1,752 participated in the 2015 National Census of Domestic Violence Services. In North Dakota 20 out of 20 identified local domestic violence programs participated.
For more information about these statistics or the complete count, go to nnedv.org/census.

Job Listing – Human Trafficking Navigator

North Dakota needs your support! Human trafficking is a reality in North Dakota and YOU can make a difference.

 

The North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force, in partnership with the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (“DVCC”) (Minot, ND), is seeking an experienced professional who is responsible for assisting trafficking victims in accessing services and serving as regional experts for communities. The Navigator will serve as a point of contact for those working with trafficking victims, or those looking to receive training to learn more about human trafficking. The Navigator will also work as part of a dynamic statewide team, providing training and technical assistance on human trafficking.

 

The Western ND Human Trafficking Navigator will be employed by the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and will be based in Minot, ND. The Navigator will provide referral and supportive case management services, education and community outreach, and development of, or training and technical assistance for, local multi-disciplinary teams in their region. In state travel is required.

 

* This is a full-time position with benefits.

* Pay is commensurate with experience.

* Travel is required.

 

Recommended skills/experience: Advocacy or case management for victims of commercial sexual exploitation, sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence or labor exploitation. Proficiency in public speaking, collaboration, complex problem solving and meeting facilitation. Over one year relevant experience preferred.

 

Required education/licensure: Master’s Degree in Human Service related field, or law degree with social service experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree with relevant social service experience will be considered.  Professional Licensure preferred.

 

How to apply: Send cover letter, resume and optional letter of recommendation to tara.dvcc@gmail.com.

 

Catholic Health Initiative Mission & Ministry Fund Awards Grants for Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Work

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Mission & Ministry Fund recently granted funding to violence prevention coalitions in seven CHI communities for the next three years.  These communities include Carrington, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Lisbon, Oakes, Valley City and Williston.  The total award for the seven communities is $940,811.  Veronica Zietz was named director of the violence prevention initiative.

Click here for the complete article.

FY 2016 Funding Bill Includes Record Investments to Address Violence Against Women

Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Congress passed the omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Funding bill with record investments in programs that address domestic and sexual violence, including the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) fund, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).

“Increased attention to domestic and sexual violence is shining a light on these shameful crimes that impact millions of victims and their families each year,” said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). “This level of funding is long overdue, and can begin to transform victim services and multiply our efforts towards preventing, addressing, and ending domestic and sexual violence.”

Click here to read complete article: http://nnedv.org/news/4619-fy-2016-funding-bill-includes-record-investments-to-address-violence-against-women.html

Job Listing – Human Trafficking Navigators (2 positions)

North Dakota needs your support! Human trafficking is a reality in North Dakota and YOU can make a difference.

The North Dakota Human Trafficking Task Force, in partnership with Youthworks (Fargo, ND) and the Domestic Violence Crisis Center (“DVCC”) (Minot, ND), is seeking two experienced professionals who are responsible for assisting trafficking victims in accessing services and serving as regional experts for communities. The Navigators will serve as a point of contact for those working with trafficking victims, or those looking to receive training to learn more about human trafficking.

The Eastern ND Human Trafficking Navigator will be employed by Youthworks, and will be based in Fargo, ND. The Western ND Human Trafficking Navigator will be employed by the Domestic Violence Crisis Center and will be based in Minot, ND. Each Navigator will provide referral and supportive case management services, education and community outreach, and development of, or training and technical assistance for, local multi-disciplinary teams in their region.

* This is a full-time position with benefits.

* Pay is commensurate with experience.

* Travel is required.

Recommended skills/experience: Advocacy or case management for victims of commercial sexual exploitation, sexual abuse/assault, domestic violence or labor exploitation. Proficiency in public speaking, collaboration, complex problem solving and meeting facilitation. Over one year relevant experience preferred.

Required education/licensure: Master’s Degree in Human Service related field, or law degree with social service experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered.  Professional Licensure preferred.

How to apply: Send cover letter, resume and optional letter of recommendation to kflaagan@youthworksnd.org. Please indicate which position(s) the applicant is seeking to be considered for in cover letter.

For more information on the Eastern North Dakota position, please contact Joan at Youthworks at 701.232.8558 or visit www.youthworksnd.org.

For more information on the Western North Dakota position, please contact Dena at DVCC at 701.852.2258.

CAWS North Dakota launches anti- bullying / anti-harassment campaign

This month CAWS North Dakota is releasing a new statewide awareness campaign targeting middle school and high school students in North Dakota. Focusing on role modeling, this anti-bullying and anti-harassment public service announcement campaign addresses destructive behaviors common to young men including: gender-based harassment, teasing, bullying and cyber-bullying.

 

The campaign, called “Young Men of Strength” (YMOST), was produced in cooperation with Men Can Stop Rape and funded by the Verizon Foundation. On Wednesday, October 7 the Youth Commission in Grand Forks will meet at Grand Forks City Hall with campaign organizers, Safer Tomorrows and the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC) to discuss the impact of the campaign and provide feedback.

 

The free posters and palm cards will be distributed to schools across the state. Educators and community youth groups are encouraged to use the campaign materials to begin the conversations about bullying and harassment.

 

“This campaign is a step toward encouraging a shift in the attitudes and culture of youth today. The positive messages portrayed in the posters and palm cards encourage young men to take proactive steps towards addressing harassment and bullying that many North Dakota kids experience every day,” said CAWS North Dakota’s Executive Director Janelle Moos.

 

Eye catching and innovative posters and palm cards encourage young men to take action when their peers harass and bully. Scenarios include young men’s involvement in bystander intervention behavior and features custom photography from around the state of North Dakota. YMOST engages students through positive messaging, identity-building, action recommendations, performable actions, healthy masculinity and messaging that identifies benefits to the individual.

 

Men Can Stop Rape is the leading national organization mobilizing boys and men to prevent violence against women utilizing a proven curriculum, awareness campaigns, prevention and intervention trainings and programming, Men Can Stop Rape is engaging men and boys to build safer and healthier communities. For more information about Men Can Stop Rape, visit www.mencanstoprape.org.

 

 

 

 

CAWS North Dakota receives grant to combat human trafficking

BISMARCK – CAWS North Dakota will receive $900,000 from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the state of North Dakota’s Office of Attorney General will receive $600,000 from the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to work in partnership under the Enhanced Collaborative Model to Combat Human Trafficking Grant Program. North Dakota is one of ten recipients of the grants nationally.

The awards from the Justice Department — administered by the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ)—support efforts across the country to combat human trafficking by funding investigations and prosecutions of human trafficking crimes, services for survivors and research.

CAWS North Dakota and the Office of the Attorney General will use the funds to develop comprehensive victim services and encourage proactive law enforcement investigations. A statewide task force will be convened by BCI, CAWS and the U.S. Attorney’s office to oversee the program while two navigators will be hired to serve as case managers in order to streamline services for victims and enhance the collaboration with law enforcement. Additional funding will be used to offer direct services to victims.

“Providing access to victim centered services has been and always will be our priority. This award is the culmination of 18 months of a statewide comprehensive planning that will increase our state’s ability to address the rise in human trafficking cases and ensure victims have access to the services they need,” said CAWS North Dakota’s Executive Director Janelle Moos.

The grants were announced last week by the Attorney General in Seattle, which has been selected as one of sixteen sites for anti-trafficking task force awards, to receive $1.5 million to support law enforcement efforts and services to victims. The Department of Justice will award more than $44 million in grant funding for development of Human Trafficking Task Forces for the next three years. The grants are part of a government-wide effort to combat human trafficking and provide services to survivors, as outlined in Coordination, Collaboration, Capacity: Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States, 2013–2017, released by the White House in January 2014.