Reports To: Public Policy Manager
Approved By: Public Policy Director
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.