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Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinator

Sexual Assault Services · Olympia, Washington
Department Sexual Assault Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $21.20 - $23.17 per hour, DOE

SafePlace seeks a compassionate and skilled coordinator, with an understanding of best practices in the provision of trauma informed services, for our Sexual Assault Services Program.



SafePlace, a Thurston County nonprofit agency, has been providing services to sexual and domestic violence survivors and their families since 1981. Our sexual assault program is one of the oldest in the nation.



SafePlace works for societal change to prevent sexual and domestic violence while offering crisis intervention, education, and long-term advocacy services.



  • Excellence:  We are dedicated to effective programs with the best facilities we can provide, the finest staff we can hire, and a positive atmosphere for social change.
  • Respect:  We work to build our relationships with survivors, community members, and each other based on integrity, honesty, openness, and respect for individual rights and choices.
  • Self Care:  We value self-care for survivors, volunteers, and employees.
  • Diversity:  We are dedicated to serving the diverse cultures in our community and mirroring that diversity in our volunteers, staff, and board of directors.
  • Confidentiality:  We hold survivor and personnel information in the strictest confidence and are committed to a culture of trust.


If you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of sexual and domestic violence survivors and in your community, we may be the employer for you. More about SafePlace can be found at


The Sexual Assault Services Program Coordinator, guided by the agency strategic plan and grantor funding requirements, is responsible for the oversight and implementation of sexual assault emergency and long term services, as well as related agency prevention and community education activities.  The supervision of employees and the provision of services and activities are to be offered in a trauma informed and culturally responsive manner from a social justice perspective.



The Essential Duties and Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide oversight and ensure delivery of agency emergent and long term sexual assault direct services.

  • Provide supervision of employees, volunteers and interns.
  • Ensure sexual assault service data and program outcomes are gathered and recorded appropriately.
  • Ensure best practice, trauma informed, and culturally relevant sexual assault response training is provided.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of agency sexual assault prevention and educational awareness activities.
  • Coordinate the OCVA sexual assault certification audits with the Program and Operations Management Teams.
  • Maintain and build partnerships with area organizations to increase support services available to sexual assault survivors.
  • Participate in the community SA/DV Task Force; monitor and encourage the task force to increase its focus on sexual assault issues.
  • Ensure outreach and networking activities occur with agencies essential to the sexual assault services referral process.
  • Provide support to direct service staff and ensure the availability of 24 hour HelpLine services for survivors by participating in the Backup Schedule.
  • Attend all Program Management Team Meetings, Direct Service meetings and all required staff meetings.
  • Perform duties as described in a trauma informed, culturally-responsive manner from a social justice perspective.



  • High school or general education diploma (GED).

  • At least two years’ experience providing advocacy to victims of sexual and domestic violence within a sexual and domestic violence agency.

  • Two years’ experience providing advocacy and community education with community groups and outreach to under-served and diverse populations regarding sexual and domestic violence services.

  • One year’s experience in program management.

  • A minimum of fifty hours of training on sexual and domestic violence issues and advocacy within three years prior to being hired as a supervisor.

  • Experience and understanding of sexual and domestic violence service models. 

  • Experience in sexual and domestic violence service training and technical assistance.

  • Experience in community organizing and/or community-based sexual and domestic violence programming.

  • Experience with grant progress reporting.

  • Experience in public speaking regarding feminist empowerment theory and sexual assault services.

  • Experience in trauma informed staff supervision, coordination and support.

  • Intermediate level computer skills, including word processing, and knowledge of Internet and e-mail.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate the complexities of sexual and domestic violence.

  • Demonstrated commitment to challenging issues of oppression.

  • Have (or be willing to obtain) a car and liability insurance or reliable transportation. Have (or be willing to obtain) a telephone.

  • Commitment to the need for client and agency confidentiality.

  • Agreement with the SafePlace mission and philosophy statement.



  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, education, women’s studies or similar fields of study. 

  • Bilingual in Spanish or Asian languages and English/bi-cultural.

  • Experience participating in a team oriented work environment.

  • Completion of the initial SafePlace Advocate Core Training (ACT).




Please include three professional references in your application.  One of your references must be a current or past supervisor from within the last five years.


Deadline:  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 9:00 a.m. February 26, 2020. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.


SafePlace employment is conditioned upon agreement with the SafePlace Philosophy Statement and passing a Washington State Patrol criminal background check. Please complete the Criminal History Questionnaire, Criminal Background Check Disclosure and Identifying Information for Criminal Background Check forms below and bring with you if invited to interview. Criminal background checks will only be run if you are offered employment.


Criminal History Questionnaire


Criminal Background Check Disclosure


Identifying Information for Criminal Background Check


SafePlace is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, creed or religious conviction, age, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or childbirth, sexual orientation, marital status, income, veteran status, genetic information, the presence of a physical, sensory or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


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  • Location
    Olympia, Washington
  • Department
    Sexual Assault Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $21.20 - $23.17 per hour, DOE