Project Specialist – Family Violence Prevention Initiatives

  • Full Time
  • Ventura


Exemption Status:           Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Hourly Rate:                    $18 per hour + .50 cent bilingual incentive

Bilingual:                            Spanish Preferred

Ventura Site and Temporarily Remote


This position is part of the Family Violence Initiatives Team and reports to the Family Violence Initiatives Program Manager. The Project Specialist will be responsible for the communications and outreach strategy for the Central Coast Family Violence Prevention Initiative (CCFVPI) and other domestic violence prevention programs within the Family Violence Intervention Services Department. This position will be responsible for leading and implementing communications strategies such as community forums, intra and inter agency networking, print and social media, social marketing and public education campaigns, video development, events, collateral materials, etc. This position will conduct community outreach by identifying key community partners and participating in networking opportunities such as local community events, resource fairs and forums. The Project Specialist will also provide virtual trainings and technical assistance to early childhood educators and DV organizations and will support the coordination and engagement of local and regional partners. Collaborative and successful teamwork, cultural fluency, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills, are essential for the position.


  1. Design and implement a comprehensive communications strategy that supports the Central Coast Family Violence Prevention Initiative (CCFVPI) and other domestic violence services within Family Violence Intervention Services Department (FVIS).
  2. Develop, coordinate and facilitate specialized trainings for identified projects on the topics of domestic violence, human trafficking, family violence and working with abused parents and their children. Projects will vary depending on emerging community needs.
  3. Distribute prevention education materials and resources at community and outreach events to local underserved populations to increase access to domestic violence services and reduce the exposure and risk of COVID-19.
  4. Provide information and referrals to domestic violence services, mental health, COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites and other appropriate community-based services.
  5. Supports creation of compelling and high-quality, multi-lingual content for collateral outreach materials, reports, and other written and video material. Ensure quality and consistency of project messaging.
  6. Create content and monitor analytics for social media; research and expand social media presence on additional platforms.
  7. Respond to requests for resource information and parent support. Assist in the development and implementation of program-oriented community projects.
  8. Participates in public awareness activities. Maintains information and communication flow between parents and community partners.  May attend community-based programs and events to keep up-to-date with trends and be more familiar with other resources.
  9. Participate in training, workshop development, and implementation strategies that contribute to the integration of evidence-based practices as a part of department training and technical assistance efforts.
  10. Maintain accessible and complete records regarding resources, key contacts, evaluation data and organized records of all meetings and events. Contribute to data collection and program evaluation efforts.
  11. Participate in staff meetings, supervision, in service training and agency activities as applicable.
  12. Represent agency at assigned community meetings, taskforces, councils, work groups or outreach events as needed.
  13. Serve as a mandated reporter of child and elder abuse as required.
  14. Other duties as assigned.


Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in field. Experience developing and managing comprehensive communication efforts in a government agency or advocacy, non-profit or philanthropic organization is preferred. Experience working with family violence related issues such as intimate partner violence, elder abuse, child abuse, sexual assault or teen dating violence is preferred. Extensive knowledge of family systems, dynamics of domestic violence, human trafficking, substance abuse, child abuse, child development and the cycle of violence preferred. Experience working with family violence prevention is preferred. Experience providing trainings and/or presentations to community members, coordinating community development opportunities, establishing collaborative relationships with community organizations and/or schools is highly preferred. Experience networking and collaborating with families and community partners is desired.  Spanish fluency, both oral and written is preferred. Successful background and criminal clearance required, including but not limited to, California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Proof of a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, proof of automobile insurance (listed as covered) and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer.


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