Violence Prevention Specialist

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Prevention and Education

HOURS: Full-Time Position, 40 hours per week, non-exempt

SALARY/BENEFITS:  $17-$18 per hour; generous PTO; 11 paid holidays; health, dental benefits and HSA with employee match; simple IRA with employee contribution


Safe Haven is excited to announce that it is the grant recipient of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) funding. As a result of this funding, Safe Haven is hiring a grant-funded position for the minimum of three years.

The Violence Prevention Specialist, in coordination with the Director of Prevention and Education, is responsible for leading activities that will successfully achieve the SVP grant objectives and the overall outcomes of the Prevention and Education Program. The primary objectives of SVP initiatives are: provide ongoing primary prevention programming that addresses all levels of the Social-Ecological Model across the Spectrum of Prevention, utilize an array of teaching methods and activities; and provide technical assistance and support to an array of community partners in their efforts to prevent sexual violence. This position will work alongside and engage in community organizing primarily with youth and young adult populations.


  • Research, design and facilitate trainings that align with SVP program goals
  • Provide technical assistance to community partners with the goal of strengthening policies and protective factors against sexual violence perpetration
  • Provide critical support to Young Leaders Against Violence, a youth-led violence prevention initiative
  • Coordinate the Gender Equity Reading Initiative, a new project for Safe Haven focused on equipping children, youth and parents with literature and discussion tools that promote social norms that protect against violence prevention
  • Foster relationships and create shared spaces for community partners and stakeholders to actively work towards the mutual goal of preventing sexual and domestic violence
  • Ensure that program activities, outputs, and outcomes are clearly defined and assessed on a continual basis
  • Engage in ongoing data collection and evaluation as it relates to sexual violence prevention program activities
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings, individual supervisions, staff in-services, as well as county and state-wide workgroups and teams related to the SVP grant
  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • At least two years experience within the gender-based violence field, or related social change/justice fields
  • Strong knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence required
  • An integrated approach to domestic violence and faith
  • Strong technological skills (as they pertain to presentations, trainings, and assessments)
  • 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
  • Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Flexibility in schedule is required; this position requires occasional evenings and weekends to accommodate training requests

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 LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please visit Applications received by August 19, 2019 will be given first consideration.