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Company Name: The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

About the Idaho Coalition
The Idaho Coalition identifies, supports, and thrives as an intergenerational, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural organization for the benefit of our team, our work and our movement to end gender violence. Our focus is girls and women, and people who are gender oppressed, who are impacted by or at risk of gender violence. Our approach interrupts the root causes of gender violence and the multiple systemic oppressions – sexism, racism, able-ism, hetero-sexism, and other forms of domination, extraction, and violence.

Shared Vision
Our shared vision is one of compassionate communities with social equity and collective liberation; where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and reach their full potential. A world rooted in interdependence, resilience, and regeneration.

North Star
Liberation for the last girl. Our north star is the embodiment of our vision, values, and purpose. How we understand a problem informs how we imagine solutions to be. The “last girl” concept means placing those most marginalized by society at the center of our work so the solutions we imagine can work for them. Understanding the lived-experience of the most marginalized populations and the impact of societal forces on their lives, helps us more fully understand the reality of those who are made invisible by many mainstream organizations. We need to upend this paradigm and amplify voices from historically marginalized communities and make the last girl’s experience visible. When we intentionally center solutions on the last girl, then the root causes of violence will likely have been addressed for all.

Organizational Values

• Compassion - We see each other’s full humanity with love and kindness, and intentionally turn toward others to end suffering and oppression.
• Interconnection - We understand our interdependence and the importance of authentic respectful relationships with one another and our earth.
• Lead Boldly – We cultivate an appetite for risk-taking, an openness to possibilities, and going into the unknown.
• Social Equity - We amplify voices, lived experience, and histories of marginalized communities to achieve shared power and an equitable distribution of resources.
• Collective Liberation - We move forward together knowing that our collective humanity is connected to the liberation of the most marginalized person in our community, the last girl.

Strategies to Influence Social Change
Center Solutions on the Last Girl
• Build alliances and power with and among communities marginalized by society.
• Challenge institutions’ and system’ behaviors, culture, and policy that create the conditions for gender violence fueled by multiple, systemic oppressions.

Catalyze Change in Prevention and Response
• Convene learning communities to strengthen relationships, share knowledge and accelerate emerging practices in services and social change.
• Challenge institutions and system behaviors, culture, policy and power that create the conditions for gender violence and systemic oppressions through authentic conversations, calling in/interruption with compassion, and policy change.

Create Social Norms to Interrupt the Root Causes of Violence
• Promote social norms that interrupt the root causes of gender violence fueled by multiple systemic oppressions.
• Move with multiple, coordinated strategies based on community needs, best and emerging practices, research, and an evaluative mindset.

Mobilize Movement
• Hold broad awareness of the socio-economic political horizon and knowledge of our interdependence and ecosystem in order to envision and reimagine what is possible.
• Create conditions necessary for individuals impacted by violence to have agency and be leaders in the movement
• Organize around common goals and build networks with allied social justice movements.
• Identify those who are ready, willing, and open to change themselves, their behaviors, and structures and systems to mobilize a critical mass.

Primary Responsibilities of Bilingual Social Change Associate/Organizer
Transformative Leadership Responsibilities:
• Bold alignment with and operationalization of the Idaho Coalition Framework for Social Change.
• Ready, willing and open to examine own privileges and connections to power and/or oppressions so that we can do our work in a manner that is accountable to the last girl and serves our collective commitment to ending gender violence fueled by multiple systemic oppressions.
• Build authentic relationships with our team, our membership, our partners and communities through practices such as courageous conversations, calling in or interrupting with compassion, giving and receiving feedback, moving beyond binary thinking and finding a “third way” not limited by “either/or” and actively engaging in community events.
• Ability to respond, adapt to and thrive in rapidly changing conditions and a commitment to experimentation and an ongoing process of organizational transformation.

Organization and Initiative Oversight

• Provide leadership, oversight, and direction on grant or foundation funded initiatives as assigned.
• Cultivate meaningful relationships with marginalized communities and social justice organizations as well as national, statewide and regional allies.
• Oversee the planning, documentation, and reporting on organizational initiatives.
• Oversee the planning and implementation of equitable, inclusive and accessible learning communities and convenings to enhance knowledge and influence social change
• Develop grant applications in alignment with the organizational Strategic Framework
• Serve as a strategic thought partner to the Executive Director and/or Director/s of Social Change on matters of program design and implementation.

Content Developer Responsibilities

• Create solutions centered on the last girl by standing with and amplifying voices of marginalized communities.
• Stay abreast of the latest research and frameworks to create real-world impact toward our commitment to be a learning community.
• Develop original content for capacity building and social change tools and resources and applications for federal grants or foundations
• Create and deliver social change approaches or curriculum in service of long-term goals and the overarching initiative design.
• Oversee other special projects in partnership with the team.

Organizational Sustainability

• Ability to respond, adapt, and thrive in rapidly changing conditions and commitment to an ongoing process of transformation, nimble and open, dedicated to learning and innovation
• Practice collective transformative practices that provide a daily way to embody the change we hope to see within ourselves, our organizations and our society.
• Practice Forward Stance to emphasis proactive and strategic actions to build successful and sustainable movements; to bring physical and experiential elements to movement building work and provides a way to “get out of our heads”; and to reflect that the mind and body are interconnected in ways that allow for physical experience to enhance and shift the ways the mind can understand, absorb, learn, and imagine.
• Engage in physical practice or regular activities that still our minds in order to reflect on our internal conditioning - to turn our gaze inward and become aware of our habitual patterns. Position is exempt and reports to the Director/s of Social Change and/or the Executive Director

Job Requirements

• At least three years of experience working for social change or social justice and/or working to end gender violence against girls and women and people who are gender oppressed with experience with youth organizing groups and/or working with youth, school, and community partners on the prevention and response to adolescent relationship abuse and/or sexual assault.
• Bilingual proficiency in Spanish
• Community organizing or grassroots mobilization.
• Experience in content development rooted in a strong feminist and social justice analysis and understanding of movement building strategy across multiple social justice issues.
• Strong communications skills including excellent writing, editing and critical reading, preparing and facilitating workshops or presentations, and strong oral communication skills; comfortable presenting information at meetings and conferences, and representing the Idaho Coalition in the broader community.
• Experience with digital communications writing and using social media in a professional capacity (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
• Strong skills with MS Office suite
• Self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly organized; outstanding creative and innovative thinking and problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships and communicate effectively and professionally with a diverse range of people.
• Awareness of Idaho’s culturally specific communities and demographics
• Dedication and ability to work flexible hours and to travel frequently Strongly preferred but not required:
• Experience with grant writing
• Experience in event logistics planning and event oversight

Contact Person:
Laura Diaz
Email Address: Laura@Engagingvoices.org
Phone: 2083840419

• Location: Boise, Boise, Idaho

• Post ID: 6743254 boise
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