Job Posting – May 31, 2001
Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre
Position: Development Officer

Position Summary:
Develops and implements communication and information strategies and programs in order to raise and increase resources and funding.
Please submit letters of application to Sandy McLellan, Executive Director
Job Responsibilities:
Under broad general direction from the Executive Director:
1. Develops, implements and evaluates communications strategies and tactics related to fund raising and public relations programs designed to inform clients, employees, volunteers and the general public of VWSAC programs, initiatives and services.
2. Participates as a member of the management team in developing long range and strategic plans, and assessing and resolving operational issues and policies.
3. Responsible for interviewing and selecting candidates for new or vacant positions. Manages and supervises assigned staff to attain program objectives. Ensures accountability using statistical reports, performance appraisals and other evaluation tools.
4. Implements fund-raising programs and opportunities for VWSAC. Develops, organizes and conducts workshops, meetings, ceremonies and other publicity, fund-raising and information events.
5. Arranges and participates in public speaking engagements on behalf of VWSAC to promote and ensure VWSAC is well known in the community.
6. Researches, organizes and summarizes fund-raising opportunities for VWSAC; prepares or oversees preparation of briefs, speeches, presentations, press releases. Develops and presents fund raising strategies and/or program concepts to Executive Director and/or Board members for review and approval. Implements approved strategies, tactics and programs.
7. Prepares and maintains current records of key and other donors supporting VWSAC, prepares reports, summaries and/or arranges for mailouts.
8. Researches data on current fund raising and public relations programs, practices and procedures, as well as potential individuals, corporate, foundation and government donors. Ensures the Board, volunteers and other fund raising staff are aware of developments/donor leads and the techniques and methodologies that would benefit fund raising efforts.
9. Coordinates and ensures all grant applications, public and other funding opportunities are maximized; monitors and controls costs related to fund raising and public relations programs, may supervise others involved in fundraising.
10. Performs other related duties as required.
11. Responsible for developing a sound understanding of diversity issues, in order to appropriately identify and respond to the needs of clients, staff and volunteers.Qualifications
Position: Development OfficerEducation/Experience:
The position requires:
• knowledge of marketing, public relations, professional fund raising methods, business management and program development and implementation techniques are typically acquired through completion of a post secondary Business Management Certificate with a Marketing/Fund-raising focus.
• at least three years of progressively more responsible development, speech writing and fund-raising/public relations experience preferably in the community social services sector with a working knowledge of not-for-profit organizations, applicable legislation, policies and issues surrounding community based programs is required.
Job Skills and Abilities:
The position requires:
• demonstrated productive fund raising, and public relations abilities.
• excellent oral, written, public speaking, training and interpersonal communication skills.
• well developed planning, organizing, controlling and administrative skills
• ability to foster and promote positive relationships with funding sources on a personal, group, institutional and government agency level
• demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
Additional Information:
The ability to function independently, and work towards achieving funding goals in a prescribed deadline environment is an ongoing expectation. Participation at meetings, publicity and other events typically involves evening and weekend work to deliver speeches, actively participate in fund-raising events, ceremonies etc. Travel throughout organization service delivery area may be required.The incumbent must perform the work within the context of VWSAC’s mission, beliefs, values and goals.





Job Posting – September 4, 2001
Victoria Women's Sexual Assault CentrePosition: Crisis Line Support Worker (Auxiliary)

Salary Range: $17.12/hr plus 10.2% in lieu of statutory and vacation pay

Please submit letters of application to Sandy McLellan, Executive Director, by Sept. 17, 2001 at 4:00 p.m.Qualifications
The position requires:
• Sexual assault/abuse crisis line training and experience
• Sexual assault response team training and experience
• In depth knowledge and demonstrated understanding of the issues surrounding sexual violenceJob Skills and Abilities:
The position requires:
• Excellent communication, skills both written and verbal
• Demonstrated organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to produce highly sensitive case summaries
• Ability to monitor, tally and analyze statistical information
• Demonstrated knowledge of community resources
• Demonstrated ability to write instructional manuals
• Proficient use of word processing programs and a general understanding of the use of databases
Incumbent must perform the work within the context of VWSAC's mission, beliefs, values and goals.
VSWAC: We are committed to employment equity, and being representative of the community we serve, and encourage applications from women of diverse and marginalized groups.
Please address resumes: Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre
2nd Floor, 754 Broughton St.,
Victoria, BC V8W 1E1
or by Fax: 383-6112
Job Responsibilities:
Under direction from the Manager, Volunteer, Prevention and Training Programs, the Crisis Line Worker:
1. Provides immediate support and information to callers on the Crisis Line who have been affected by sexual abuse and sexual assault; to arrange coverage of lines during breaks.
2. Provides specific information regarding VWSAC services and follows service eligibility guidelines.
3. Refers callers to other appropriate community resources; maintains up-to-date knowledge of these resources.
4. Provides daytime SART coverage.
5. Debriefing and support of volunteers.
6. Provides support and information for walk-in clients when required; coordinates referrals within or outside the agency.
7. Provides information and registers participants for workshops; contacts participants for attendance confirmation prior to workshops.
8. Schedules volunteers and ensures coverage of crisis line during out of office hours; produces and circulates shift schedules; maintains records of volunteer shifts.
9. Performs crisis line clerical duties and assists other programs as appropriate; to maintain statistical records and staff records of crisis line contacts.
10. Informs Coordinator of Volunteers of crisis line information relevant to volunteers; writes monthly summaries of frequent or challenging callers.
11. Monitors/tallies daily and monthly statistical forms; prepares annual statistical reports with summary and analysis; updates statistical procedures manual.
12. Maintains a professional approach to liaising with the public or with other significant community agencies and institutions.
13. Maintains awareness of current issues and trends in the field of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse through reading, professional development and other activities.
14. Maintains contact with women on waitlists when required.
15. Updates the crisis line procedures manual; informs Coordinator of Volunteers of changes in the crisis line procedures relevant to volunteers.
16. Participates in various committees, working groups, etc.
17. Participates constructively as a member of the staff team, with the Manager and the Centre as a whole.
18. Ensures work performed reflects mission, beliefs, values and goals of VWSAC.
19. Responsible for developing a sound understanding of diversity issues, in order to appropriately identify and respond to the needs of clients, staff and volunteers.
20. Performs other related duties as required.