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ABOUT THE POSITION
The Language Justice Specialist (LJS) provides training, technical assistance, and systems advocacy on the intersections of anti-oppression work, language justice, and domestic violence.
The LJS will work with bilingual anti-domestic violence advocates state-wide to expand programming, resources, and accessibility to survivors who are often marginalized or ignored in primarily English-speaking programs. They will also work with anti-domestic violence programs to create policies and protocols that foster safer, more supportive, and more equitable working environments for bilingual advocates. The LJS works closely with the Culturally Responsive Training Manager, Economic Justice Specialist, and Training and Technical Assistance Specialist to help member organizations create programming that is inclusive, accessible, and seeks to address historical trauma, oppression, and disenfranchisement. Violence Free Colorado believes that education is social change and access is equity, interested candidates should be as excited about teaching as they are about lifelong learning. In keeping with our organizational core values, the successful candidate will engage their work in trauma-informed, culturally responsive ways that center accessibility, equity, and inclusion. Like all coalition staff, the LJS will work to center the experience of survivors and to identify ways that domestic violence intersects with experiences of oppression based on identity and access to power.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Training & Technical Assistance
• Provide technical assistance to members and community partners on issues of
language justice, anti-oppression, and domestic violence.
• Provide online and in-person training to members and community partners on issues of anti-oppression, language justice, and domestic violence.
• Build and maintain a Bilingual Advocate Cohort including regular online meetings and
management of online platform for cohort members to communicate, collaborate and
learn from one another.
• Support the development of new Online Learning Center courses.
• Support internal language access in our training and technical assistance.
• Coordinate with the Public Policy Team on systems interventions and public policy
development that provides language justice for survivors and advocates.
• With training staff, collect, track, and analyze technical assistance and training data for
equity, growth, effectiveness, reporting, and professional development.
• Provide staff support and leadership during Coalition events such as the Colorado
Advocacy in Action Conference.
Communications and Outreach
• Build new partnerships with organizations whose work supports language justice and
culturally responsive care and are committed to anti-oppression and anti-violence.
• Produce regular content for newsletters, social media, and website on issues relating to
our internal language justice work as well as to local and national trends.
• Coordinate with supervisor to respond to media inquiries.
• Manage online platforms (including document sharing, message boards, policy updates,
and calendars) for bilingual advocates working in member programs.
• With staff, build and maintain strong relationships with member programs.
• With staff and leadership team, expand and diversify membership.
Organizational Leadership
• Participate in internal vision work, including theory of change, strategic planning, and
culture building.
• Participate in various boards, task forces, and committees that impact domestic
violence-related policy work.
• Support internal equity (ACRTI) work.
• Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s level degree in human services, public health, critical theories, or related
field; OR 5-8 years equivalent experience.
• Bilingual/Multi-lingual
• Direct-service experience as an advocate, counselor, or community organizer working
with populations whose preferred language/primary language is other than English.
• High level of understanding of domestic and sexual violence, stalking, and the ways
these intersect with issues of identity and oppression.
• Demonstrated knowledge of trauma-informed care.
• Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression work.
• Ability to communicate information to small and large groups, to domestic violence
experts and the public.
• Experience with Zoom and other online communication platforms, Microsoft Office
programs and databases.
• Due to our funding sources, all staff must submit an I-9 at time of hire.
• Due to our funding sources, a background check and fingerprinting are required.
Additional Requirements:
▪ While we work primarily remotely, all staff must live in Colorado at time of
employment.
▪ Ability to travel statewide for training and technical assistance.
▪ Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Note to potential applicants: The final candidate must have the ability to perform the majority of duties in this role. Having said that, we acknowledge that individuals who have experienced systemic oppression tends to undervalue what they can contribute to an organization. We encourage you to apply for this job if it sounds like a good fit for you, even if you aren’t confident that you meet every single one of the requirements.

HOW TO APPLY
Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, in a single PDF attachment with the subject line “(your last name) Language Justice Specialist” to jobs@nullviolencefreeco.org Speak to how your experience and qualifications match what we are looking for in this role in your cover letter. We invite candidates to include chosen names and pronouns on documents. Include in your application what reasonable accommodation(s) you need to apply. Application review starts immediately and will be open until filled.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
E.O.E. – Violence Free Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on any protected status and enthusiastically welcome applications from people of all genders and gender expressions, all sexual orientations, members of BIPOC communities, the formerly incarcerated, and persons in/of any other protected class, such as religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, pregnancy status, or genetic status. Survivors of systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are highly encouraged to apply.

Reports to Training & Program Director
Compensation: $50,000 – $55,000

To apply for this job please visit www.violencefreecolorado.org.