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Program Associate, Economic Security for Survivors Project



The Program Associate will support the development of training resources and execution of technical assistance activities designed to increase the capacity of domestic and sexual violence programs and the criminal justice system to respond to the economic barriers facing survivors of abuse. The Program Associate will also contribute to the development of a study on the economic effects of violence on survivors of domestic violence. The Program Associate reports to the Director, Economic Security for Survivors Project. This position may be part-time if preferred by the candidate.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing onsite, web, and phone based technical assistance to transitional housing programs nationwide around strategies and best practices designed to improve the economic security of survivors of domestic and sexual violence;
  • Identifying and documenting model economic empowerment programs that serve survivors of domestic and sexual violence;
  • Supporting the design and expansion of an economic empowerment program for transitional housing programs, including enhancing training curricula and developing ancillary support services;
  • Facilitating career and economic empowerment workshops for survivors domestic violence programs and providing one-on-one counseling on related needs including financial education, job searches, interview preparation, assistance with resume preparation and job applications, and assistance accessing public benefits and job training programs;
  • Contributing to research activities including the development of study design, conducting literature reviews, and assisting with data collection; and,
  • Other program activities as needed.


The Program Associate will have:

  • Experience with workforce development, employment and/or social service programs serving individuals with barriers to employment;
  • Experience with policy analysis, research, or program development related to economic security;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with 3-5 years of work experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in outreach and working in a team environment;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites in the DC Metro area and available to work flexible hours;
  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence is a plus.


Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample in a single word or PDF document to with “Program Associate” in the email subject line.

IWPR is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming work environment. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posted June 7, 2016

No phone calls, please.

IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard for race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. IWPR's work is supported by foundation grants, government grants and contracts, donations from individuals, and contributions from organizations. IWPR is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
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