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Administrative Careers

Thanks for your interest in working for DVIP on an administrative level. Below you will find descriptions of our current job openings.  

  • Position: Community Engagement Coordinator

    Reports to: Director of Community Engagement

    Hours: Non-Exempt, Varied 

    Salary: $42,500

    Job Summary: The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) offers a comprehensive range of services including crisis intervention, safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, and support to meet the needs of victims and their families. This position will work as part of the Community Engagement Department and answers to the Director of Community Engagement. The Community Engagement Coordinator must have a comprehensive understanding of fundraising best practices and ethics, ability to manage complex database systems, excellent written, oral, and graphic communication skills and possess a high degree of self-motivation and be passionate about the programs and services offered by the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. The Community Engagement Coordinator will implement, manage, and facilitate DVIP’s digital platforms to increase awareness, donations, marketing, and social media presence throughout the 8 county service region. As a member of the Community Engagement Department, they are responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with individuals, businesses, and other organizations in order to further the mission of DVIP. 

    Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate: Certification required after appointment to the position. 

    Qualifications- Required:

    • Experience in fundraising, asset development, and community engagement.
    • AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant areas – web design, social media management, fundraising, marketing, or public engagement.
    • Strong writing and editing skills.
    • Research and develop relationships with prospective community partners and donors, with the purpose of developing resources for victims and fundraising for services
    • Customer service and/or phone-based relationship-building experience
    • Working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email
    • Public speaking skills and ability to provide training within the scope of employment
    • Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation
    • Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse, and Sex Offender Registry check
    • Ability to lift up to 50lbs with or without assistance

    Qualifications- Desirable:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy
    • Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services
    • Experience in peer advocacy and crisis intervention work
    • Systems knowledge and understanding of civil and criminal law practice related to domestic violence, particularly protection orders, immigration, and divorce
    • Knowledge of current trends, resources, and information related to social media platforms
    • Webpage editing and management
    • Multilingual

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

    • Responsible to fulfill the overall mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program in the provision of services to program participants. 
    • Develop and implement goals and objectives for the community engagement department which reflect the mission of DVIP
    • Identify and implement a quarterly social media and blog calendar.
    • Promote the agency donation needs to gain community support
    • Develop and implement effective strategies to recruit needed items for emergency shelter and outreach clients throughout the entire service region
    • Implement a screening process for incoming donations and storage procedures
    • Work with the DVIP administrative team to organize and implement advocate training and maintain training materials
    • Maintain knowledge of current trends, resources, and information related to social media
    • Maintain knowledge of the management donation resources and trends
    • Develop collaborations with other community-based organizations, acting as a liaison to organizations
    • Work collaboratively with other regional victim service providers in order to best meet the needs of survivors in the program region, and provide appropriate support and follow-up services 
    • Attend meetings and trainings as necessary; maintain a working knowledge of the State of Iowa statutes and codes that have an impact upon our services to victims of domestic violence mandating the requisite reporting mechanisms

    Related Duties:

    1. On-Call.
    2. Some travel required, with daytime, weekend and evening work.
    3. Other duties as assigned. 

    Please send a writing sample, design sample, letter of interest, and resume to Alta Medea at 

    Open until filled

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