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Prevention Outreach Specialist

WCA- Women's Center for Advancement Omaha, NE

Job Description

WCA Mission Statement: Assisting victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking and their children to achieve safety and empowering them to lead self-determined lives.


WCA Values:

We will exemplify what it takes to be a premier organization as an employer of choice, service provider, partner and collaborator and financial steward, and demonstrate our steadfast commitment to: Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence.




The Prevention & Education Team at the WCA is leading change in community norms, values, and behaviors around power-based personal violence through outcome-driven best practices and building capacity for trauma-informed professional development. This position is responsible for supporting the objectives of the WCA's prevention and education program and carrying out day-to-day duties of the program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize, provide leadership for, and facilitate educational and prevention programs for youth to include school-based violence prevention and risk-reduction programs, presentations for adult community groups, and training for professional groups.
  • Assist in development and implementation of logic modeling and evaluation strategies for any new programming.
  • Create new and strengthen existing collaborations with community groups, agencies and leaders, and find new opportunities to provide education and prevention.
  • Stay up to date on research on best-practices, changes in the field of violence prevention, issues related to the intersectionality of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking and stalking, and apply research to programming provided to community.
  • Participate on task forces and committees, including child abuse & neglect case reviews involving domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



Bachelor’s degree in Education, Gender Studies, Criminal Justice or related field required.



  • Ability to work with a diverse client population and cultural backgrounds.
  • Maintain an understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking issues.
  • Previous experience with training and facilitating groups.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Demonstrated skills in teamwork and collaboration.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, but not required.
  • Good working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet and database programs.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Regular and predictable attendance required.
  • Valid driver's license and ability to drive for organization business.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule.
  • Maintain confidentiality standards of the organization and in accordance with HIPPA standards.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Women’s Center for Advancement.



Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee will be in a normal office environment while performing the duties of this job and will be required to sit, stand, walk and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  In addition, employee will be required to drive to other locations and carry presentation materials to conduct company business.

Job Details

Date Posted March 14, 2019
Date Closes April 13, 2019
Address 3801 Harney Street
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 25-9031.00 Instructional Coordinators
Zipcode 68131
Name Lindy Ferguson
Address 3801 Harney Street
City, State and Zip Omaha NE 68131
Phone 402-345-6555

This job requires the following skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Data Driven Instruction
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management