Career Opportunities

Agency DC Rape Crisis Center
Position Title Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator
Position Type Full-time, non-exempt
Reports to Director of Training & Technical Assistance
Location Washington, DC


Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator Job Description

The Training & Technical Assistance (T&TA) Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day administration, program evaluation and technical support within the Office of Training & Technical Assistance. In this role, the Coordinator assists in building and maintaining a training program that grows the capacity of DCRCC staff, volunteers and external partners through expanded content knowledge, tools, skills and information sharing across diverse forms of delivery and target audiences. The T & TA Coordinator will help evolve and amplify the legacy of community education to a “train the trainer” model rooted in sustainable risk reduction and compassionate responses to survivors within the Washington, DC community. Under the direction of the Director of Training & Technical Assistance, the T&TA Coordinator performs research, information and technical support, and project management.  This position creates web-based materials and customized lesson plans that are used in the development of prevention education programs.

Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain tools and systems (conduct focus groups, working groups and develop surveys, etc.) to oversee program evaluation and data collection
  • Provide project management through in-person and phone support, training, and technical assistance to DCRCC’s constituents
  • Identify training needs, and develop plan for implementation of services based on needs assessment
  • Compile data to produce reports for funders and grants
  • Identify appropriate materials and deliver information requested by organizations and individuals
  • Conduct trainings and provide technical assistance to allied professionals and external partners
  • Create and translate educational materials and campaign messages across digital and print platforms such as Udemy (webinars), YouTube, blogs, brochures, lesson plans, articles, technical writing, info graphics, podcasts, etc.
  • Conduct research and identify outside resources and materials related to dynamics of sexual violence, advocacy and training best practices, surveying latest research and publications, etc.
  • Assist in updating and writing training guides, tools and reference materials
  • Represent DCRCC at meetings, trainings, conferences and events
  • Work with small businesses, schools, faith communities, service providers, self advocates, agencies and companies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to strengthen strategic partnerships
  • Maintain databases and undertake any other administrative duties

Training & Technical Assistance Specialist Qualifications & Expectations          

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent technical writing and research skills
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of program evaluation (Ex. creating tools and metrics for data collection, needs assessments, impact assessment and participant feedback, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of providing technical support (Ex. creating webinars and podcasts, designing info graphics, managing a database, Microsoft office suite, synthesizing information for the web, providing IT support, managing email communication, etc.)
  • Experience designing and delivering training materials
  • Formal or informal experience as an educator or community organizer
  • Familiarity with human development concepts
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower individuals and organizations to be effective in their roles
  • Knowledge of dynamics of sexual violence
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and creative thinking
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups and the public
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse variety of individuals
  • Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted
  • Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities
  • Maintain excellent organization skills, paying close attention to details
  • Meet deadlines and manage time well consistently
  • Capacity to work in a fast paced program and manage multi-faceted services
  • Accept and abide by mission and philosophy of DCRCC

Interested in Applying?                    

Thank you for your interest in working at DCRCC to support the mission of creating a world free from sexual violence. We look forward to being in further conversation. Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover Letter, two writing samples and or a sample lesson plan to Amanda Lindamood, Director of Training & Technical Assistance at


Public Policy Intern

As the oldest rape crisis center in the country, and the only State Sexual Assault Coalition in the District of Columbia serving the needs of sexual assault survivors, the DC Rape Crisis Center is looking to expand its public policy presence.  To this end, DCRCC is seeking an energetic, independent Public Policy Intern.  Under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy, the Public Policy Intern will be actively involved in public policy initiatives, advocacy,  and communications of the organization.


The Public Policy Intern will assist the Director of Advocacy with all aspects of public policy, advocacy, and communication initiatives including but not limited to the following:

  • Assisting in shaping DCRCC’s public policy agenda.
  • Monitoring and analyzing legislation introduced in DC City Council and on Capitol Hill
  • Meeting with DC Council Members and their staff, city agency administrators, Metropolitan Police Department, partner organizations, and community-based provider organizations.
  • Drafting testimony, fact sheets, letters, policy briefs, articles, policy analyses, research summaries, data synthesis and reports, press releases, and more.
  • Representing DCRCC at various coalition meetings.
  • Strategizing and producing content for DCRCC social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Coordinating advocacy efforts with other community-based organizations.
  • Developing new monthly policy/advocacy newsletter for DCRCC.
  • Drafting advocacy and information alerts to network.
  • Updating public policy content on DCRCC’s website.
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Engagement in a Master’s Level of study preferred (MPP, MSW, etc.) But all others will be considered as well
  • Knowledge of and interest in women’s issues.
  • Strong organizational, communication and research skills required.
  • Willingness and ability to work autonomously, with direction and support.
  • Willingness and ability to work mobile
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with DC Council or policy advocacy at the municipal level a plus.
  • Experience with Social Media a strong plus
  • Ideally, candidates should be available for at least 10-15 hours per week, through December 31, 2014  with a possibility of staying on longer.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Indira Henard, Director of Advocacy at


Lead Advocate 

The Lead Advocate is responsible for providing administrative and event management support to the Office of Civic Engagement. Principle duties will include assistance in implementing and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to provide a supplementary workforce through the use of corporate, religious, academic, community and individual volunteers. The Lead Advocate will help to significantly scale up volunteer leverage enabling DCRCC to fulfill its mission by becoming a model volunteer program and DCRCC a volunteer experience of choice. This position’s success should ultimately result in volunteers with a deeper engagement and commitment to DCRCC and the mission of eradicating rape and powering a culture of consent.

Lead Advocate Duties and Responsibilities

  • Promoting volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns.
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers and ensuring they are appropriately matched and trained for DCRCC pathways of service.
  • Assist in the management and coordination of appropriate and meaningful volunteer experiences within DCRCC and at off-site events.
  • Develop a volunteer recognition program, to thank/publicly acknowledge key individuals and organizations.
  • Plan volunteer recognition events and activities following set schedule and within budget
  • Celebrating volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organizing celebration events.
  • Offering advice and information to volunteers and external organizations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact.
  • Updating and writing volunteer guides and tools and reference materials.
  • Organizing and staffing profile-raising events to attract new volunteers.
  • Attending committees and meetings.
  • Create various communications and publications
  • Facilitate distribution of information relevant to volunteers
  • Author written communications such as letters, Museum practices, instructions, or other
  • Working with small businesses, agencies and companies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to strengthen strategic partnerships
  • Maintaining databases and undertaking any other administrative duties.


Lead Advocate Behavioral Expectations

  • Customer Service – demonstrate the ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs & requests of others, internally and externally.
  • Understand the impact of their work on others.
  • Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
  • Deal constructively with conflict; resolving conflicts directly and actively promoting and gaining cooperation from others.
  • Accurately provide and receive information in oral and written communications. Consistently provide ideas, opinions, or information in an articulate, professional way. Actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view.
  • Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities.
  • Take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example. Consistently make decisions that resolve problems.

Lead Advocate Qualifications          

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles—experience with volunteers preferred
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • Knowledge of dynamics of sexual violence
  • Volunteer Management or appropriate related experience
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strategic thinking.
  • Highly organized.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups and the public.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse variety of individuals.
  • Experience with Windows-based donor / volunteer software.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills.

Interested in Applying?                    

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover Letter and two writing samples to the Tina Ureña, Director of Civic Engagement at

The DC Rape Crisis Center is no longer accepting applications for fall internship opportunities. If you are interested in internship opportunities for spring 2015 please email résumé and cover letter to  Indira Henard, MA


The DC Rape Crisis Center actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.