Community Engagement Specialist

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Who We Are:


NJCASA is the statewide advocacy and capacity building organization that currently represents the New Jersey county-based sexual violence organizations, and the Rutgers University Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (New Brunswick). There are plans for the current base of member organizations to be expanded to further support the goals of inclusivity and diversity. NJCASA elevates the voice of sexual violence survivors and service providers by advocating for survivor-centered legislation, training allied professionals, and supporting statewide prevention strategies that work to address and defy the socio-cultural norms that permit and promote rape culture.


NJCASA provides a statewide voice for survivors of sexual assault and for the organizations that serve them, with a focus which includes:

  • Advocacy for survivor-centered policies and legislation.
  • Training and education for sexual violence programs, law enforcement, and allied professionals; and
  • Prevention programs equipping youth and adults with skills to prevent sexual violence.


Who You Are:

NJCASA’s Community Engagement Specialist will serve as the primary lead on efforts to engage stakeholders beyond our traditional membership. This position will serve as part of the team that works intentionally to support allied service providers, build the capacity of professionals from various sectors to serve survivors, and ensures NJCASA’s programming initiatives meet the needs of diverse communities across the state.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead/support community engagement strategies
  • Use data to inform community initiatives relevant to sexual violence prevention and direct service strategies
  • Provide training and technical assistance to allied professionals and stakeholders
  • Serve as point of contact for allied professionals seeking to serve survivors
  • Work as part of Policy Team to review policy drafts, write responses, liaise with policy makers, etc.
  • Represent NJCASA as part of external committees/working groups as assigned
  • Other duties as necessary and assigned

What You Bring:

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiar with working in social justice organizations, preferably with a focus on anti-violence, and the intersections of oppression
  • Coordinating and facilitating training to diverse groups of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and skill in programmatic process and outcome evaluation
  • Ability to adjust to multiple short-term and long-term priorities in an ever-changing landscape.


Qualifications and skills:

  • At least three years of relevant experience.
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills.
  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Motivated, flexible, and creative individual who can work both independently and within a team
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, Sexual Violence Program staff, and other supporters.
  • Detail-oriented and thoughtful attention to messaging and language.

What We Offer:

Reporting Relationships: Reports to: Resource Development Director


Location: Hybrid remote/in-person (currently mostly remote) – primary office in Lawrenceville, NJ


Compensation:  This is an exempt, full-time (35 hours/week) staff position with a salary range of $65,000-$75,000, in addition to a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and generous paid time off.


This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. NJCASA is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. NJCASA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.




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