Job Description


Title: Prevention Advocate

Status: Full-time (40 hours/ week)

Supervised By: Violence Prevention Specialist



The Violence Prevention Advocate will join Umbrella's dynamic and mission-driven team working to end domestic and sexual violence in Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties of VT. This role is instrumental in delivering school-based primary prevention programs that educate youth on healthy relationships and bystander engagement. This role will work with communities to implement social norms approaches to promote safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments.



  1. Prevention Activities

    1. Implement promotion of healthy relationships and sexual assault prevention programs for all age groups;

    2. Develop and implement community awareness programs for all age groups

    3. Plan and execute prevention marketing campaigns using media, events and literature.

    4. Implement Bystander Engagement workshops in populations identified through needs assessments as well as through existing partnerships.

    5. Offer programming to target population to address risk and protective factors.

    6. Act as education resource for agency and community. Collaborate with and provide consultation to      other agencies and professional groups in identifying and meeting health and social needs of communities

  2. Direct Service

    1. Approximately 10% of time will be devoted to providing direct services, supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

  3. Evaluation

    1. Help to develop evaluation systems for prevention based programming.

    2. Conduct evaluations of activity/event to ascertain the impact.

    3. Contribute to the preparation of all required grant reports and evaluation data.

  4. Other

    1. Attend program/staff meetings and meetings with grant partners and state network as requested or required by funders

    2. Satisfactorily complete required trainings and ongoing professional development opportunities including 20 hours of training to obtain Crisis Worker Privilege.

    3. Assist with a variety of administrative projects, research new services, coordinate records and documentation as requested.



1. A high degree of demonstrated ability in the following areas is required:

  • Group facilitation & workshop presentation

  • Oral and written communication

  • Data collection and analysis

  • Organization and ability to prioritize projects

  • Trauma informed approaches to working with survivors

  • Minimum of two years experience in the field of domestic/sexual violence, education, prevention,

or closely related work

  • Understanding of sexual violence as one form of oppression and awareness of connections between sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, heterosexism and ableism to violence.

  • Experience interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

2. Education/Experience

Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in human services, psychology, sociology, education or a related field from an accredited university.



Commensurate with experience



Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Henekis Stoddard at by Feb. 20, 2019.

No phone calls please.



Umbrella has been elevating the voices of women, families, and survivors of interpersonal violence in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont since 1976. Our programs seek to enhance the lives of everyone in our community by promoting safety, respect, and education throughout the lifespan. From improving access to quality early child care and education to providing advocacy, emergency shelter, crisis services, and community education to those affected by domestic and sexual violence and stalking, Umbrella works to empower NEK residents to live safe and self-directed lives.


Umbrella provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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