Careers

VP OF EVALUATION AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Designs, implements, and oversees the Evaluation processes and practices for Mujeres to ensure that the organization’s licensing, policies and regulatory standards are maintained. Manages outcomes reporting and program compliance for grants and contracts. Supervises DV Program Director. Engages in efforts that increase visibility of culturally responsive approaches to domestic violence. Provides direct services to children affected by domestic violence.

RESPONSIBILITIES & TASKS

1. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAM OVERSIGHT AND DELIVERY

a. Provides administrative, supervision to DV Program Director such as performance evaluation, documentation review, monitoring work plans and professional development.

b. Supervises child and adult therapists (Masters level positions).

c. Maintains a caseload of child participants who have witnessed domestic violence

d. Provides training and supervision for staff conducts child therapy groups for children affected by DV.

e. Supervises DV therapy supervisor.

f. In collaboration with DV Program Director generates training for ICDVPs and professionals in other sectors.

g. Participates in professional, community, public and civic groups affecting DV victims to advance best practices. Serves a visible function in advocating for issues related to the program constituency.

h. Keeps abreast of relevant and current information and practices related to gender violence.

i. Ensures timely and accurate completion of forms, case recording and reports for various funders as well as information required for reporting.

j. Works in collaboration with DV Program Director and Senior VP of Programs to identify critical factors impacting DV services and ensure implementation of resolution.

k. Assist Development team with reports, reports and letters of inquiry as needed.

l. Performs other duties as assigned by Senior VP of Programs and/or President and CEO.

2. OVERSEES EVALUATION PRACTICES AND PROCESSES

a. Works with the program directors to develop and monitor measurable, evidence–based performance indicators, models and professional standards to be used in the review and evaluation of programs.

b. Monitors the distribution, collection, and processing of participant satisfaction data for all organizational programs.

c. Participates in the planning of new program initiatives to ensure that program evaluation elements are built in, and consistent with, existing systems.

d. Conducts relevant research to strengthen program evaluation.

3. DATA COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND DOCUMENTATION

a. Develops a process for systematic data collection and quantitative and qualitative analysis with the SVP of Programs. This will include collection of participant feedback through surveys or other methods for analysis of trends and patterns.

b. Maximizes the potential of ETO software or similar database software, ensures data quality and develops and produces dashboards, reports, and internal analyses. Supports ongoing staff training of software and data collection.

c. Compiles, summarizes, and generates organization’s quarterly and annual evaluation reports, as provided from programs, for distribution to appropriate staff, management, and board directors for analysis of trends, the tracking of corrective actions and outcomes, and performance improvement planning. These reports may include statistical, narrative and graphic components as appropriate.

d. Prepares an annual Evaluation report for the President and the Board of Directors; and prepares other requested reports related to Evaluation as needed.

e. Provides support to the Board Program Committee to evaluate programs’ services, and whether they meet organization’s expectations regarding outcomes and quality.

f. Supports collection and documentation of success stories and lessons learned.

g. Reviews and supports the updates of the program manuals periodically as appropriate or required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.
  • Competency and knowledge working with the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • LCPC required.
  • Prior supervisory experience and program evaluation are required.
  • Certified Domestic Violence Professional preferred.
  • Position may require some work on evenings and Saturdays
  • Effective interpersonal skills and written communication.
  • Ability to conceptualize, implement and analyze data for an organization-wide evaluation process.
  • Ability to utilize supervision, consultation, and training for own professional growth and improvement of performance.

EDUCATION:

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.

Send resume and cover letter to Neusa Gaytan at neusa@mujereslat.org.

 

GOVERNMENT GRANTS & ADVOCACY MANAGER

The Government Grants & Advocacy Manager will be responsible for writing grants to governmental agencies, as well as assisting in the cultivation and securing of private foundations and corporations funds. The Government Grants & Advocacy Manager must also have astute understanding of federal, state, and local policies, with a pulse on the issues that affect our programs and clients, including the vulnerable population of Latina immigrant women and their families living within the metropolitan Chicago area. The ideal candidate can also work with the Director of Development to create an organizational advocacy plan, policies and procedure that adhere to the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. 

Qualifications and Candidate Profile: Bachelor’s degree minimum. Experience working in nonprofit organizations, government agencies, education or a related field for minimum of two years, with a proven track record in grant writing. Candidates must possess excellent writing skills and strong attention to detail, as well as be proficient in their computer skills, including data and project software. The candidate must be highly organized, able to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints. The position also requires the candidate to have the ability to work extended and/or evening hours, on occasion work weekend hours, and occasionally travel out of town for meetings/seminars, sometimes overnight. The candidate must also be sensitive to professional ethics, gender, cultural diversities and disabilities. Spanish fluency in speaking/writing a plus.

Responsibilities:

GOVERNMENT GRANTS MANAGEMENT & WRITING

· Preparation of proposals and grant applications, and performance of responsible professional and administrative work in researching, identifying, developing and responding to public grant opportunities in the programmatic areas of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Leadership Development, Immigrant Rights, Women’s Health, and Family Wellness.

· Coordinate with Development Director, Accounting Consultant and Program Directors to develop grant applications and reports, as well as identify areas of need for additional funding.

· Conducts prospect research to identify new grant opportunities and to diversify funding

· Maintain and track grant requests and reporting requirements. Maintains database and files regarding information about grantors, including contact information, requests for funding, reporting requirements, deadlines, and whether the requests are funded or not funded.

· Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and grant terms. Including review financial reports, verifies figures and information for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with grant regulations.

· Coordinates with program directors to gather relevant data, emerging trends, and personal stories and anecdotes in order to drive the MLEA’s development and advocacy plans.

· Prepares accurate and timely progress reports. 

·         Conducts prospect research to identify new grant opportunities and to diversify funding

ADVOCACY MANAGEMENT

· Writes, edits, and proofreads organization’s communications, including advocacy, alerts, op-eds, and calls-to-actions in accordance within organization’s branding and strategic goals.

· Serves as a Mujeres representative or lead for various policy and advocacy commitments and interests.

· Participates in organization’s advocacy meetings and ensures that staff is updated regarding policy and advocacy developments at local, state and federal levels that are pertinent to MLEA’s mission and programs.

· Meets with elected officials and government agency representatives regarding policy issues that are important to our participant base. 

· Monitors state and local policies and budgets as they relate to organizational services and client populations

· Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Proven ability to lead and work effectively horizontally and vertically.

· Exceptional oral and written communications skills required for the effective delivery of Mujeres’ vision, mission and brand.

Environmental Demands: 

·  Must be able to plan, prioritize, organize and execute multiple initiatives simultaneously and independently.

·   Flexible hours are required for this position. 

·   Travel within the U.S. with advance notice may be required.

·   Access to car is required.

·   There is minimal environmental exposure.

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Maggie Chavez at mchavez@mujereslat.org.   

 

CITIZENSHIP ADVOCATE

Engage expected Lawful Permanent Residents (LPLs) to become US Citizen and generate required reports to funding source.

Responsibilities

1. Develop and leverage relationship with venues to secure presentations to recruit potential candidates for US citizenship.

2. Work collaboratively with the Lead Promoter in the recruitment of Lawful Permanent Residents to become US Citizens.

3. Follow up with potential candidates to secure engagement in the citizenship workshops.

4. Assist with screening of LPLs for eligibility to become citizens and logistics of citizenship workshops.

5. Recruit and secure individuals to become volunteers in this project and assist with citizenship workshops.

6. Provide training to volunteers who will be engaged with the New Americans Initiative.

7. Participate in required meetings established by funding source and internal meetings as needed.

8. Maintain accurate documentation of outreach, recruitment, follow up and outcomes via funding source database.

9. Generate accurate internal and external reports of activities as needed.

10. Other duties as assigned.

Submit cover letter and resume to Bertha Morin at bmorin@mujereslat.org.


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CIVIL/CRIMINAL COURT ADVOCATE

Provides court advocacy and crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence at civil and Criminal Domestic Violence Court. Comply with provision of services pertaining to the domestic violence program.

RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Conducts recruitment at court by distributing information and brochures to victims at domestic violence, targeting those who are without any advocate or outside support.

2. Opens new cases at domestic violence court on behalf of Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence and provides court advocacy for these cases.

3. Provides IDVA education to Spanish speaking domestic violence victims during individual and group sessions.

4. Provides legal advocacy for Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence in obtaining Emergency Orders of Protection.

5. Provides follow up services and court accompaniment to hearing s scheduled for Plenary Orders of Protection to Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence.

6. Provides transportation to victims of domestic violence as needed.

7. Assess each victim’s case and works with the cook county State Attorney’s to ensure victims receive the full range of benefits from the Order of Protection.

8. Assists and advocates for victims in securing proper assistance, assists in understanding legal proceedings, assists in securing legal reports/documents and provides the necessary information, referrals and linkages within or outside Mujeres (i.e. information on divorce, child support, child custody, etc.)

9. Provides information on Crime Victims Compensation and assists with petition.

10. Provides crisis intervention to in-person and telephone clients at agency.

11. Submits monthly reports, statistical and all required documentation in a timely matter while maintaining client’s records according to service standards.

12. Participates in all required internal agency meetings.

13. Stays aware of changes in the law and implementation policy via training, reading, researching, and contact with other providers.

14. Other VOCA allowable duties as assigned by DV Coordinator (i.e. Media presentations, domestic violence informational panels, etc.)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services/Legal Field
  • Bilingual, Bicultural (Spanish/English)
  • Illinois Certified Domestic Violence 40-Hour Training
  • Effective interpersonal skills and written communication

Submit resume and cover letter to Jimena Flores at jimena@mujereslat.org

Mujeres Latinas en Acción hires the most qualified candidates without regard to any person’s race, color sex, gender identity, gender expression, age religion, disability, national, origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status or source of income.