Coordinator of Community Engagement with Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program

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July 8th, 2013

Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program (VRP) provides counseling, support groups, advocacy, and referral services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) victims of bias crime, domestic violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.

Coordinator of Community Engagement and Outreach [Job ID #442]

The Coordinator of Community Engagement and Outreach will primarily serve as a liaison to and resource for state and community based victim service and survivor led organizations; maintain a presence and create awareness in underserved LGBTQ communities by providing outreach and education regarding interpersonal violence and victimization; and collaborate with other VRP staff in the provision of direct services to clients.

Typical duties include: providing outreach and maintaining a presence in Latino/a, People of Color and other underserved LGBTQ communities; scheduling, coordinating and executing public speaking engagements, trainings, and community forums; collaborating with partnering agencies and community groups to develop public awareness campaigns; working with police and other criminal justice agencies to make them more accessible to LGBTQ crime victims, and advocating for needed follow-up services.  Additional duties include developing and maintaining a referral network of service providers and criminal justice professionals; training and educating community groups and professional agencies about violence issues; and organizing meetings with law enforcement, criminal justice, and other community service providers to the effort to protect and ensure the civil rights of the LGBTQ community.

Direct services to clients include: providing intake, screening and assessment of new cases; providing individual counseling for clients who have experienced recent victimization; informing clients of rights, options, and available services; coordinating services for clients, including consultation with other agency departments; assisting clients in accessing the criminal justice system and/or securing counseling and social services, and accompanying clients to court and/or police, as appropriate.

Note: Applications or resumes without a cover letter expressing interest in employment at Fenway Health will not be accepted.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum of one year experience in community organizing and outreach required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with advocacy in the legal and criminal justice systems required.
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working to respond to and to end violence within and against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities required.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with communities of color and marginalized populations preferred.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals and ability to work independently required.
  • Experience working in an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse environment preferred.
  • Flexibility with work schedule required.

When applying for this position, please reference the job title and job ID #442

Fenway Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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