Job Opportunity: Outreach Education Specialist

Position Summary: The Outreach Education Specialist is part of Samaritan House’s Outreach
Education Department and performs a variety of functions related to educating and training the
community on the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. Curricula will be
evidence informed/based, culturally sensitive, and survivor-informed programs, presentations, etc.

The Specialist strives to bring about social change and improves access to services for identified
underserved survivor populations.

Job Responsibilities
1. Coordinate and implement a comprehensive community outreach and education program to
include (1) general awareness building in the community on domestic violence, sexual assault,
and trafficking, as well as (2) assessing and strategically building the agency’s capacity to
provide outreach education to victims/survivors of violence who are members of the identified
underserved populations.
2. Coordinate and/or conduct violence education programs for unaccompanied youth (18-24),
adults, and community groups on all forms of violence and related issues as needed focused in
Virginia Beach.
3. Proactively identify and create new partnership opportunities with individuals/networks/groups
who engage in violence prevention initiatives.
4. Examine and adjust training and presentation formats according to cultural contexts. Conduct
pre- and post-surveys for each group and collect, analyze, and maintain evaluation feedback.
5. Cultivate and maintain relationships with community-based organizations including
population-specific community organizations.
6. Represent the agency at various events and/or outreach activities to broaden community
awareness and support. Offer education about violence, interventions, and local resources
available to assist survivors.
7. Collaborate with the Outreach & Education Department to:

a. Establish, maintain, and coordinate systems for the dissemination of info to the community,
b. Assist with facilitating survivor-centered volunteer and staff training activities in
accordance with Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards, &
c. Research and manage comprehensive, updated educational materials regarding domestic
violence, sexual violence, trafficking, and family homelessness in general and specifically
in relation to underserved communities.

8. Chair or co-chair a coordinated community response team (CCRT) for Virginia Beach.
9. Operate professionally in the field on a flexible time schedule, which may include late evenings
and weekends.
10. Complete all required internal and external reporting accurately and on time.
11. Supervise interns.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills
• Excellent public speaking ability.
• Strong ability to develop and implement outreach and training programs.
• Strong ability to connect and build relationships.
• Strong ability to represent agency in the community and in community coalitions.
• Excellent communication skills with staff, interagency professionals, and community members.
• Ability to be self-directed to plan, organize, and manage own work activities. Ability to work
independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to work projects through to completion.
• Skills in gathering, interpreting, and compiling feedback from the community.
• Skills in teaching unaccompanied youth (18-24) and adults and supervising volunteers/interns.
• Ability to use training opportunities and supervision effectively to increase skills and knowledge.
• Experience in and ability to comfortably work well with people from diverse cultural, economic,
and educational backgrounds.
• Ability to maintain current records and complete data entry and reports in a timely manner.

General Requirements
• Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must be able to conduct and attend meetings at various
locations at various days and times, including evenings and weekends.
• Ability to use a computer and telephone. Computer competency requirements include Microsoft
Office, Outlook, online researching techniques, and search engine utilization.
• Ability to walk, climb, and reach. Ability to lift 25 pounds.
• Ability to work flexible hours including weekends, particularly around community events and
educational sessions.

Salary: Based on experience and qualifications. This is a full-time position with benefits. Please submit resume, cover letter and job application to: 

Theresa Lindsey 

Director of Operations/Employee Engagement 

Samaritan House  

2620 Southern Blvd 

Virginia Beach, VA  23452 

Phone: 757 631-0710, ext. 253 

Fax: 757 631-0747 

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