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Published by rrios on 19 Feb 2015

Survivor and Program Advocacy Policy Analyst

NOTE: To be considered for this position, a cover letter, resume and completed employment application are required. The application may be downloaded at Email documents to or Fax to 512-685-6397, Attn: Kate McAlister.                                                                                                         

 FLSA:  Exempt

Reports To:  Public Policy Manager

Approved By:  Public Policy Director

Date: 2-19-2015


I. Purpose & Summary of Position

The Texas Council on Family Violence is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence programs that provide direct services to victims and their families, and serves as the voice of victims at the state level while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent family violence.

The Survivor and Program Advocacy Policy Analyst supports the development and implementation of best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence, is able to leverage social media and other technologies in this work, and has strong program management experience.

II. Priority functions / Accountabilities

  • Respond in a professional manner to requests for technical assistance and consultations on topics including, but not limited to: safe use of technology, privacy and safety planning, compliance with the requirements of state and federal agencies and funders, best practices for service provision to survivors of family violence, data management.   
  • Project management of large-scale effort to streamline reporting mechanisms between service providers and funders.
  • Consult with staff, family violence programs, funders, and state and federal policymakers (legislative or regulatory) in response to requests for analyses, evaluations and opinions regarding implementation of family violence and related laws, rules or policies; actively solve problems with providers to ensure effective operating and management policies and procedures, utilizing interviews, professional experience and research, gathering, verifying and analyzing factual information and detail.
  • Contribute to the development of processes to monitor and analyze the effective implementation of laws, rules and policies affecting family violence programs and the services they provide.
  • Perform other policy-related activities individually or in coordination with the Team as requested by the Policy Manager and Policy Director.

III. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy services to survivors of family violence.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and circumstances faced by those experiencing domestic violence.
  • Comfortable using newer technologies such as apps and databases.
  • Experience leveraging social media tools to maximize awareness of key issues.
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English (Spanish in addition to English is a plus).
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and diplomacy skills to participate in, facilitate or lead teams to engage and/or partner with a wide variety of people and organizations.
  • Demonstrated skill in development and presentation of adult education programs.
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use  disciplined time management skills.
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects.
  • Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes, and languages.
  • Strong ability to give and receive feedback with openness and respect.
  • Self-starter, energetic, able to work independently, enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives and thrives in a dynamic environment. Utilizes agency’s resources responsibly.

IV. Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services or policy or related field or  any combination of related education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; and demonstrated ability to learn new software as needed.
  • Minimum of at least one year in the domestic violence movement.
  • Strong understanding of systems advocacy.

V. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Ability to travel, including some overnight trips. Requires occasional bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations. Candidate must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, such as: responding to complaints; handling difficult internal and external interactions; effectively working long and, at times, odd hours; maintaining a sense of humor throughout.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the Director Support to Service Providers and mission and philosophy of TCFV. 

Published by Danielle Ohlemacher on 30 Jan 2015

Coordinator of Counseling Services – Kendall County Women’s Shelter – Boerne, TX

Coordinator of Counseling Services
Kendall County Women’s Shelter has an immediate opening for a full time Coordinator of Counseling Services. This individual will be responsible for overseeing and providing individual and group counseling for victims of family violence and their children.  This a full time , exempt position with benefits. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Publisher, Office and Excel. Visit for a full job description. KCWS is an EOE. No phone calls will be accepted. Please submit resume either by mail or email to:

Kendall County Women’s Shelter
PO Box 1087
Boerne, TX 78006

Published by admin on 07 Jan 2015

Executive Directors’ Conference

FY15_ED_Conference_Logo February 9-10, 2015
Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark
4140 Governors Row
Austin, TX 78744


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Published by admin on 07 Jan 2015

Capitol Day 2015


The Texas Council on Family Violence and the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault invite you to Capitol Day.  Join us to tell our legislators that Texans care about the safety of survivors of family violence and sexual assault. We’ll ask them to take a stand for full funding of vital support services and spread the message that love shouldn’t hurt. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Meet at First United Methodist Church – 1300 Lavaca St. 
9:30 am Light Breakfast
10:00 am Welcome to Capitol Day
11:30 am Assemble for March to the North Side of the Capitol
12:00 pm Press Conference

Register Here

Published by rrios on 08 Oct 2013

TCFV Marks October 9th Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (HCADV Day)

Austin, Texas – October 8, 2013 - The Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), the Verizon Foundation and the Women’s Health and the Family Planning Association of Texas today are for the first time live streaming an important women’s health care event to Texans.  The Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day is a public forum and will provide training from leaders in domestic violence and women’s health care on the health effects of intimate partner violence.

The discussion will explore how health care professionals can assist people they come in contact with who they believe are victims of domestic violence, discussions on partnerships between women’s health providers and domestic violence advocates.  A panel will also discuss the implications of intimate partner violence on teen pregnancy prevention, HIV/AIDS Services, and Maternal/Child Health.

The event is Wednesday October 9th at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center and will be live streaming at:

“Texas has one of the highest rates of uninsured people,” said Gloria A. Terry, President of the Texas Council on Family Violence.  “The Center for Disease Control has identified that intimate partner violence affects health in many ways. Women who have been victimized by an intimate partner and children raised in violent households are more likely to experience a wide array of physical and mental health conditions,” said Terry.

Verizon is a national leader in the education and prevention of domestic violence. Today, the company joined the event to encourage more businesses to get involved in the prevention of domestic violence.

“Raising awareness of domestic violence and aiding in its prevention is a priority issue for Verizon,” said David Russell, Verizon Vice President of External Affairs. “Verizon is proud to partner with the Texas Council on Family and lend our voice to raise awareness about the health implications of domestic violence to a wider audience in an effort to save lives.”

The Texas Council on Family Violence has been advocating for victims of domestic violence for 35 years.  As one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the nation, we lead efforts to end family violence at the statewide level.  Our partners include domestic violence shelters across the state.

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