Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Technical Assistance and Training Coordinator

Technical Assistance & Training CoordinatorPosted May 7, 2009

Organizational Description: The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), founded in 1986, is a national policy advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

The Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence is a national resource center and clearinghouse on gender violence in Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. It serves a national network of advocates, community members, organizations, service agencies, professionals, researchers, policy advocates and activists from community and social justice organizations working to eliminate violence against women. The API Institute is part of the APIAHF.Primary activities of the Institute include convening national, regional, and local trainings and meetings, providing technical assistance, developing culturally relevant models and materials, maintaining a clearinghouse of information on gender violence and a resource center on interpretation and language access.

Technical Assistance and Training Coordinator, 1.0 FTE (37.5 hours/week)
Salary range: Low to mid 50k
Reports to: Director, Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
Start Date: June 15, 2009

Job Summary: The Technical Assistance and Training Coordinator serves as an information specialist on domestic violence in Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities; specifically providing technical assistance to a national network of domestic violence programs; developing and maintaining the API Institute’s resource center/clearinghouse; coordinating regional, national, statewide and/or local trainings and workgroups; and collaborating with other national organizations. Applicants are expected to be knowledgeable, show initiative and be versed in fundamental research and information delivery. Duties and Responsibilities: · Provide and organize all technical assistance delivery and conduct necessary research in response to queries on a range of topics including organizational capacity-building for community-based programs.
· Develop and coordinate trainings for network of advocates including web-based trainings, conferences, workshops, and roundtable discussions.
· Collaborate with national or local partners to plan regional, state-wide or national conferences, teleconferences or webinars.
· Manage and maintain the Institute’s Resource Center, website, listserves and databases. · Assist in the preparation and dissemination of publications and other materials.
· Maintain a national network of Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander domestic violence service providers through outreach and regular communication including listserves.
· Assist with grant-writing including logistical support, electronic uploads, data collection
· Coordinate and monitor program objectives and activities including report-writing, following work-plans/ timetables, tracking TA requests and utilization, and evaluating trainings.
· Work closely with the API Institute’s steering committee members.
· Serve in advocacy role, including public speaking.
· Travel to domestic violence organizations and other sites as needed throughout the U.S.
· Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director.

Required Qualifications:
· Undergraduate degree in a related field;
· Knowledgeable about domestic violence; gender-based violence; Asian, Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander communities; cultural competency;
· Experience working in the domestic violence field: minimum 3 years;
· Experience working with Asian, Native Hawaiian and/or Pacific Islander communities: minimum 1 year;
· Experience researching and providing general and tailored technical assistance: minimum 1 year;
· Experience in planning meetings, conferences and trainings including familiarity with internet-based methods;
· Demonstrated ability to organize information, ascertain constituents’ needs, respond to complex issues;
· Excellent oral communication and demonstrated public speaking skills;
· Demonstrated excellence in writing skills that includes the ability to compose varied correspondence in a precise, accurate, and easily understandable manner;
· Excellent problem solving skills;
· Strong interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work with diverse groups of people and to handle difficult or sensitive situations and people tactfully;
· Strong initiative, creativity and motivation, including ability to work under pressure and with deadlines; and
· Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications:
· Experience providing training, in-person and/or web-based;
· Experience in national advocacy or technical assistance work;
· Bilingual and/or bi-literate in an Asian or Pacific Islander language

To apply, please submit the following to: hr@apiahf.org (preferably) OR mail to: APIAHF, Attn: HR - DV Coordinator, 450 Sutter St., #600, San Francisco 94108 · Curriculum vitae/resume · Cover letter that specifically references required and desired qualifications enumerated above · One writing sample Application deadline: May 22, 2009 __._,_.___

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