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COVID-19 Response Coordinator

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC) is nationally recognized by the federal Office for Violence Against Women and the Office for Victims of Crime as an expert organization supporting best practices in victim advocacy throughout Utah. UDVC’s member programs provide direct services (including emergency shelter, community outreach and education, victim advocacy and case management, legal and housing support) to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence throughout Utah. Our member programs also work extensively in partnership with a range of organizations to bridge the gap in victim services throughout our state, especially in rural and diverse communities.

We strongly encourage people of color and people from historically marginalized communities, persons with disabilities and others who would bring additional dimensions of experience to our community to apply. The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

JOB SUMMARY:
The role of the COVID-19 RESPONSE COORDINATOR supports the expansion of UDVC’s prevention efforts with the focus on assessing, outreach, preparing and responding to COVID-19 related enquiries. The coordinator will be the central point of contact for the state to provide support and respond adequately to the complex COVID-19 needs for technical assistance to our member programs and ensure ample access for those needing services/resources. The coordinator will ensure that information shared is grant compliant, victim centered, trauma informed, evidence-based, correlated with our training and education programming, and promote consistent, accessible support throughout our services statewide.

The overarching focus will be to provide outreach efforts to underserved populations to increase access to DVSP, Strengthen partnerships with local and state public health authorities, emergency services managers, health care providers, culturally specific community based organizations, Tribes and domestic violence programs to improve emergency operations & responses.

This is an exempt, limited-duration, one-year appointment (ends September 2021).

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serve as a subject matter expert and liaison regarding COVID related procedures, grant compliance, outreach, education & prevention efforts by being available to inquiries.
• Strengthen emergency health preparedness and response, particularly in the implementation of strategies through the development of detailed programs and plans, and training of staff from member programs, community partners for COVID-19.
• Monitor regional and national epidemiological data, standard health indicators and disaster patterns for analysis and early detection of trends, disease outbreaks and/or epidemics. Facilitate the identification of necessary actions
and corrective measures to be taken, where necessary and within grant compliance.
• Support the Member Programs in security and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic including information sharing, reporting and monitoring of changes and the provision of preventive materials necessary for staff, participants and overall program safety and security.
• Provide guidance in the event of positive COVID-19 test, diagnosis or presumptive diagnosis within community setting. Such as quarantine and isolation protocols that would help DVSPs & others.
• Proactively promote domestic violence prevention efforts across the state.
• Conduct various assessments to formally evaluate our member programs/DV survivors needs in relation to COVID but also to accessibility to services.
• Plan and conduct various activities to prepare teams for training.
• Facilitate train-the-trainer sessions, including managing co-trainers, for approved jurisdictions.
• Collect and analyze data and outcomes from partner programs; prepare performance measures and outcome reports for legislative supporters and project administrators.
• Provide ongoing technical assistance to UDVC member programs and their stakeholders, which may include site visits, trainings, and consultation on best practices in prevention efforts. (currently UDVC activities are all remote, travel is temporarily halted)
• Support the UDVC grants and business management team to maintain adequate records of grant activities and deliverables.
• Any other responsibilities as required by UDVC leadership team.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
• Experience in a public health setting is a plus!
• Experience in a domestic violence related field. Direct service provision preferred.
• Knowledge of and experience with best practices for implementing culturally responsive, trauma-informed community health protocols.
• Demonstrated experience (minimum three years) in program development, and/or providing training and technical assistance. Demonstrated experience training or instructing individuals or groups concerning specific projects or processes.
• Understanding of the intersection of oppressions as it creates and perpetuates a culture of violence and creates barriers to accessing domestic and sexual violence response services.
• A commitment to eliminating oppression and violence against all, through social change.
• Well-developed organizational skills, time management skills, ability to juggle multiple deadlines, strong attention to detail, and commitment to creating high quality programs. Ability to gather and summarize data and to design, prepare, and format reports.
• Strong verbal, writing and interpersonal skills including the ability to work constructively with various staff members and funders. Must maintain a professional demeanor.
• Effective presentation skills required. Experience as a trainer or educator preferred.
• Ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
• Must be a self-motivator, work well in a team environment and commitment to contributing toward a positive work culture.
• Possess a high degree of initiative, integrity, and accuracy.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office® & applications. Proficiency in Google Suite platform: forms, docs, sheets, etc. Proficiency in Zoom application. Experience with other computer applications (and ability to learn new ones).
• Overnight travel (typically within Utah) is required. (Not currently during COVID-19 phases)
• Flexible scheduling to allow for work outside of business hours (8:30am-5:00pm) may be required.
• Must have reliable transportation (including driver’s license and proof of insurance) when travel is required.
• Multilingual / Bi-Lingual speaker preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
This is an exempt, limited-duration, one-year appointment. This is a full-time (salary) position paying $19-21 per hour (DOE) plus benefits which include:
• 100% of medical, dental, and vision insurance (with supplemental options available for dependents).
• 100% of $15,000 Life & ADD Policy.
• 100% of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Counseling Services.
• A competitive time off policy which is summarized below:
o 12 paid holidays per year (plus 2 half days Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve).
o Up to 10 days of Sick Leave per year.
o Up to 10 days of Vacation Leave per year.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
• No telephone calls please.
• Please send a cover letter, resume, up to three professional references, and any relevant portfolio material to Kathy Park via email (admin@udvc.org), fax (801-521-5548) or by regular mail (UDVC, 124 S 400 E, Suite 430, SLC, UT 84111).
• Applicants are subject to mandatory pre-employment security background checks.
• This position is “Open until filled” - applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
• UDVC is an equal opportunity employer for all person without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, genetic information, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.

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Last Updated: 10/8/20