Associate Advisor, Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)

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AEquitas is seeking a dynamic and analytical individual who has a comprehensive understanding of stalking. As part of a program that provides training and technical assistance to audiences across the country, the Associate Advisor must be able to inspire and educate large multidisciplinary audiences by generalizing their own experience working on behalf of victims of crime. The SPARC Associate Advisor should be able to translate complex technologies into simple language, be confident speaking in front of peer groups ranging in size from 10 to 1,000, have a working knowledge of adult learning principles and experience developing presentations, and be passionate about victims’ rights.

The Associate Advisor will conduct training nationwide on stalking for allied justice system professionals, including victim service providers who are identifying and responding to victims of stalking in their communities. The Associate Advisor is expected to remain current on the latest developments and trends associated with stalking and technology and to translate this knowledge into curricula, resources, and materials for the field as part of a team while also being responsible for individual task management. The Associate Advisor will report to the Director of SPARC.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write, review, edit, and contribute to original training curricula and resource materials, to include assisting other staff with research and review, facilitating internal and external peer review, and reviewing print layout and online publication. 
  • Conduct training for multidisciplinary audiences on stalking and related topics (frequent travel required).
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance, information, resources and/or training on all aspects of stalking and related issues.
  • Promote awareness of SPARC and its services and resources.
  • Represent the organization at meetings and other events hosted by the federal government and other national, tribal, state, or local entities.
  • Work one-on-one with allied professionals to provide information and resources aimed at enhancing and refining their knowledge related to stalking.
  • Work in partnership with a national network of allied professionals and cultivate and maintain relationships by conducting outreach to allied professionals.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for training events, grant solicitations, and other relevant projects.
  • Contribute to existing social media accounts for SPARC (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.).  
  • Complete special projects and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Substantive, specialized knowledge, and experience in trauma-informed, victim-centered, and offender-focused interventions related to gender-based violence, more specifically stalking crimes, within and outside of the justice system.
  • Superior public speaking and facilitation skills for conducting international, national, tribal, state, and local multidisciplinary trainings. 
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and experience developing and delivering live and web-based presentations and training.
  • Familiarity with a wide-range of technologies.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as good judgment.
  • Excellent research, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work efficiently within time constraints and deadlines.
  • Ability to use a computer to draft documents, perform research, and communicate with staff and other individuals. 
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Proposal writing and grant management experience helpful.
  • Dedication to social justice.
  • Cultural humility and an ability to work well with individuals and groups representing diverse populations and organizations. 

Travel Requirements
Average travel time is approximately 10-15 days per month, but could be significantly more depending on program requirements. 

AEquitas headquarters are located in Washington, DC, but not all staff are located in the DC area. Remote work determinations are made on a case by case basis.

Application Process
Applicants should submit a cover letter, compensation requirements, curricula vitae including all presentations (e.g., topics, length of presentations, type of audience), a writing sample, and a list of references to

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

AEquitas is an equal opportunity employer.

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