Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator (Full-Time)

Supervised By: Prevention and Education Program Manager

Hours & Status:  full-time;  non-exempt; 8am-5pm with some flexibility and occasional evenings

Salary & Benefits: $19.00 – $22.00/hour; 4 weeks of PTO (6 weeks at 2 years); 11 Paid holidays; health, dental benefits and HSA with $300 employee match; Simple IRA with 2% employee contribution


Safe Haven is looking for a creative and passionate individual to join its Prevention team. The Youth Violence Prevention Coordinator supports the overall primary prevention goals of the agency. This role coordinates initiatives with local school districts, primarily focused at the community and societal level of the Social Ecological Model. It also supports Young Leaders Against Violence as a mentor to the youth members.

An ideal candidate would be someone that can build authentic relationships with youth by understanding their social landscape and trends. To be successful in this role, the individual must understand social media and not be afraid to be on camera for educational videos across a wide variety of platforms like TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. This person must also be able to pivot quickly, as they will also be responsible for facilitating training and technical assistance projects with educators and parents focused on enhancing protective factors for youth and reducing risk factors associated with violence perpetration.


Safe Haven Ministries—a nonprofit organization located in Grand Rapids, Michigan—believes in a multi-faceted approach to serving victims/survivors of domestic violence and preventing domestic violence in our community. Safe Haven offers comprehensive residential and non-residential services; confidential emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence; psycho-educational support groups; individual case management and advocacy; and primary prevention training and outreach for the entire community.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES (Essential Functions)

  • Develop and facilitate virtual, pre-recorded and in-person training presentations that align with Prevention and Education Program goals
  • Develop and facilitate training and technical assistance for targeted school districts, focused on creating safer environments for youth; much of this work will take place at the community and societal level of the Social-Ecological Model
  • Conduct policy and procedure assessments and recommendations as it relates to domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and Title IX for school districts
  • Support educators, support staff and administration, through a train-the-trainer model, incorporate primary prevention strategies and education into their classrooms and overall district strategies
  • In partnership with the Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, provide mentorship and oversight to Young Leaders Against Violence, a youth-lead violence prevention group
  • In partnership with the Grants and Communications manager, assist with social media (Facebook, TikTok and Instagram) content development focused on social norms change and violence prevention education
  • Ensure that program activities, outputs, and outcomes are clearly defined and assessed on a continual basis; ensure timely and accurate data collection and evaluation
  • Develop program outputs and outcomes and ensure ongoing evaluation align with the strategic priorities of the initiatives this role oversees
  • Manage the budget for initiatives this role oversees, in close collaboration with the Accounting Manager and Director of Prevention and Education
  • Provide administrative support to the Prevention team as it relates to training registration, training material development and catering
  • Coordinate and lead community awareness events and tabling that align with the overall mission and strategic plan of Safe Haven
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, individual supervisions, staff in-services, and other meetings as assigned
  • Strive to create a caring and safe environment marked by empathy, understanding, and acceptance
  • Observe professional confidentiality; protect the rights of client and their families and observe the Safe Haven Ministries Code of Ethics at all times
  • Seek and solicit opportunities for personal and professional growth


  • Strong understanding of a public health approach to domestic and sexual violence prevention
  • At least two years of experience within the gender-based violence field, or related social change/justice fields
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with gender and sexual minority populations
  • Strong knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence required
  • Strong technological skills (as they pertain to presentations, trainings, and social media)
  • Public speaking experience required; experience developing and implementing trainings strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Flexibility in schedule is required; this position requires occasional evening and weekend hours to accommodate training requests; during the academic year, two evenings a month are required for YLAV facilitation

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and/or qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Employees are required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.

Safe Haven is an equal opportunity employer and dedicated to a policy and culture of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. People with disabilities, people of color, Indigenous people and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.