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Assistant to the Director/Preventionist – posted October 17, 2017, closing November 10, 2017

The DOVE Project is a local organization that is working on the global epidemic of intimate partner violence and violence in communities. DOVE stands for Dignity, Opportunity, Voice, and Empowerment.

Job Title Assistant to the Director/Preventionist
Reports to Lead Advocate/ED
Location Vashon, WA
Exempt or Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Posting Date October 17, 2017
Closing Date November 10, 2017
Compensation $15.00/hour
Hours 16 Hours per week, 9-1, M-Th

Starting December 1, 2017



Overview of Position

This role entails assisting the Executive Director with day to day operations, leading a prevention project, and providing advocacy based counseling for survivors of domestic violence in order to promote their self-determination and safety.

Primary Duties:

  • Assist ED with day to day operational duties.
  • Provide domestic violence support as necessary, including: hotline, assessment, intake, ACP, PO, safety-planning, Day One, follow-up (one-on-one and/or as a group facilitator)
  • Manage middle school violence prevention program (Lunch Boxes)
  • Assist in teen prevention as necessary
  • Assist in outreach or community training events
  • Assist in Legal Clinic

The Community Advocate will be expected to be in office four mornings per week from 9-1pm.

DOVE’s ideal candidate will have:

  • Ability to work in a confidential manner and in a confidential setting.
  • Strong commitment to providing culturally appropriate services to those we work with.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field. Relevant work experience can be substituted.
  • Strong grounding in anti-oppression principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in data collection and Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong time management, problem solving and organizational skills; ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Interest in working in violence prevention.
  • Get’s stuff done!
  • Able to take the lead on client needs.
  • Able to problem solve and think outside the box.
  • Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds.
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations.
  • Familiarity with social service services on Vashon, King County, and WA State.
  • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including some on-call hours as necessary.
  • Experience providing advocacy-based counseling for survivors of Intimate Partner Violence.
  • A minimum of 20 hours of basic domestic violence advocacy training covering theory and implementation of advocacy-based counseling and domestic violence issues (required). DOVE will provide training to the hired candidate if not already trained. The next training will be November 28 – 29, in Lacey, WA.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Betsey Archambault, detailing your unique interest and qualifications for this position.

The DOVE Project is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any protected status.


Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Washington State Patrol background check.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to