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Position Title: Domestic Violence Advocacy Manager

Compensation: Starting at $35 and commensurate with experience and background

Status: Up to 25 hours a week

The Domestic Violence Advocacy Manager will lead the advocacy team at the Nisa Home and Nisa Transitional Homes, the agency’s domestic violence safe homes.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Advocacy and Public Relations: 
    • Supervise team of staff and volunteer advocates to ensure effective client case management and progress. Review cases with the domestic violence response team as needed.
    • Conduct initial client assessment and intake.
    • Respond to helpline callers, provide crisis counseling, and referrals to appropriate resources.
    • Manage upkeep of NISA house
  • Community Engagement: 
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with community partners, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
    • Represent the organization at community events, conferences, and meetings.
    • Advocate for domestic violence prevention policies at local, state, and national levels.
    • Serve as a spokesperson for the organization, effectively communicating its mission and impact.
  • Staff Leadership and Development: 
    • Recruit, hire, and retain qualified staff to achieve organizational objectives.
    • Supervise resident coordinator, advocates and advocacy volunteers.
  • Board Relations:
    • Acts as a liaison with the Board Advocacy committee to manage advocacy activities, and aid on an as needed basis. 

Qualifications & Competencies: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Professional experience in the human services or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years working with issues of Domestic Violence and a record of successfully facilitating change and/or innovation in the Domestic Violence or related field.
  • Knowledge of violence dynamics and Alameda County resources for homeless and other underserved populations.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team, being an effective and collaborative leader.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Domestic Violence Counselor Certification or willing to obtain shortly after hire.