Domestic Violence Program Coordinator

Full-time - Senior
Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan Indian Corporation

Posted On: Apr-23-2019
Status: This Job is Closed

Job Summary: 

Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating activities associated with the DV/SA program to include providing general oversight for DV/SA partnership activities and associated projects; grant management; reporting; and technical assistance. The DV/SA Program Coordinator will work to develop and implement strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community institutions, organizations and individuals in comprehensive intervention, education and prevention activities. Responsible for supervising the Domestic Violence Program Specialist and the Batterers’ Intervention Program Specialist.


  • Ø  Advocating for victims of  domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and sex trafficking;
  • Ø  Crisis intervention, short term individual and group support;
  • Ø  Court and hospital accompaniment, perform safety checks, co-develop safety plans;
  • Ø  Provide information and referrals to community resources;
  • Ø  Providing transitional housing assistance when necessary to help victim relocate and secure permanent housing;
  • Ø  Providing transportation, childcare, food and clothing as needed;
  • Ø  Maintaining victim confidence and protecting operations by keeping victim(s) personal, financial, and employment information confidential;



     Ø  Provide oversight and supervision of the Batterer’s Intervention Program;

  • Ø  Co-facilitate the bi-weekly group, providing two groups per week for 36 session program;

    Essential Administrative Job Functions:


    • Ø  Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining a high level of attention to detail;
    • Ø  Ability to plan, research and collaborate on program and funding opportunities with internal and external partners.
    • Ø  Demonstrates excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills;
    • Ø  Demonstrates the ability to supervise, and to accept and integrate supervision and training;
      • Ø  Reading and routing correspondence;
      • Ø  Collecting information and initiating telecommunications; i.e. safety checks;
      • Ø  Document all necessary information needed for the victim services database;
      • Ø  Document and communicate actions, irregularities, and unmet needs;
    • Ø  Document findings and progress of programs and activities in written reports to funding agencies, KIC Clinic, KIC Administration and Tribal Council leadership;
      • Ø  Follow and enforce policy and procedures;
    • Ø  Advocate/expand continuous quality improvement processes in service delivery;
    • Ø  Develop, coordinate, and conduct education and prevention  campaigns for community members and collaborative partners;
    • Ø  Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the agency’s mission, vision and philosophy in all work related activities;



      • Ø  Entering/typing data from source materials or recordings;
      • Ø  Entering/retyping edited data into database;
      • Ø  Operating a copy machine;
      • Ø  Filing documents;


      • Ø  Establishing working relationships with related service agencies;
      • Ø  Participate in the  community; D.A.R.T. Domestic Violence Task Force, PRR;
      • Ø  Coordinating and monitoring services in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs regulations and other applicable policies and procedures (CDVSA, DOJ, OVW, HHS)



      • Ø  Reporting any unsafe conditions to appropriate supervisor upon discovery;
      • Ø  Adhering to all local, state, and federal regulations;
      • Ø  Complying with federal and state laws and regulations regarding the protection of the health of employees and provide for appropriate occupational health services for those employees;



      • Ø  Attending educational workshops; and webinars

        (40 hours domestic violence education annually);

      • Ø  Reviewing professional publications;
      • Ø  Establishing personal and professional networks;



    • Ø  Demonstrates ability to use effective leadership skills in daily interactions, planning and delegation of duties;
    • Ø  Works effectively as a member of a team and support all KIC programs as needed;
    • Ø  Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
    • Ø  Represent DV/SA Partnership through professional associations locally, statewide and nationally;
    • Ø  Coordinate and facilitate DV/SA program meetings and communicate effectively with members to promote collaboration, negotiation, and problem solving;

       Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Ø  Knowledge and experience with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault;
    • Ø  Knowledge of the tribal culture and appropriately displays behaviors and understanding that reflects cultural values;
    • Ø  Ability to oversee expenditures of DV/SA budget, program budget and reporting;
    • Ø  Grant writing experience with successful funding record;
      • Ø  Ability to communicate professionally over the phone and in person in a positive and clear manner;
      • Ø  Ability to manage simultaneously multiple tasks, including phone calls, computer operations, and in-person visitors; and to maintain victim safety as the main priority, in every situation;
      • Ø  Ability to communicate with victims in a way that validates the individuality, experience, decisions, and strengths of women who have been battered in a respectful and skilled manner;
      • Ø  Ability to work independently; model courage and resistance in the face of oppression, intimidation and fear;
      • Ø  Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;
      • Ø  Ability to take directions from supervisor and/or designee;
    • Ø  Ability to maintain confidentiality of all KIC operations and staff;
      • Ø  Knowledge of computer application skills-word processing, database management, and spreadsheet programs;
      • Ø  Skilled in office organization on minor to major complexity tasks;
      • Ø  Must be able to adhere to all confidentiality requirements including but not limited to KIC internal policies, requirements of local, state and federal law and requirements of common sense necessary to protect the safety, dignity and privacy of persons seeking or receiving services.


        Physical Activities Include: 

        Must be able to hear.  Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; and taste and smell.  Each of the listed activities also requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, and stooping, climbing on stools and ladders, and routinely lifting and carrying items and boxes up to forty (40) pounds.  Writing by hand and using a personal computer. Long hours in front of computer screen.

          Working Conditions

        Work is performed in a small office with limited storage, filing and workspace. People asking questions/directions frequently interrupt incumbent. Some work is performed in conference rooms, at photocopy/fax machine.

         Work environment

        The environment involves the usual risks and stress of an office environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to verbal abuse, threats, of physical violence from angry, hostile or disgruntled clients and/or family members. Safety precautions must be a priority and training will be provided for employees. 

         Licenses:  Valid State of Alaska driver's license with a record acceptable to KIC’s Insurance carrier.


        Prefer a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Services field or a Behavioral Health Aid Certification.

        Will accept substitution of experience in the field of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault.


        Three years’ experience in the domestic violence field; trauma –informed care, crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, group counseling, prevention; education and awareness campaigns, involved in the community environment.  Experience in Social Services, Behavioral Health, or the domestic violence field preferred. An individual must be violence-free in their own life for a minimum of three years.

        Position requires applicant to pass a FBI/ State of Alaska criminal background check.

         Any combination of related education and/or related experience will be considered if the candidate possesses the demonstrated ability.