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OrganizationLaurie Crawford
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineMarch 1, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$28 per hour ; 24 hours per week
Phone804-331-4057 ext. 101


The Virginia Victim Assistance Network (VVAN), a non-profit organization, seeks qualified applicants for a Project and Training Coordinator. This is a part-time position that reports to the Executive Director.

The Project and Training Coordinator will be responsible for working in partnership with allied professionals to conduct a comprehensive statewide training needs assessment; develop a coordinated training plan for victim service providers; implement improved training frameworks; and coordinate trainings and technical assistance to address the needs of victim service providers.

This a grant funded position, for a duration of three years.  Continuation of the project will depend upon future grant availability.

Job Duties

Major Responsibilities:

Comprehensive Statewide Training Needs Assessment and Plan

  • Collaborate with the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to complete all activities
  • Work in partnership to establish an advisory committee to provide input and guidance throughout the project
  • Develop materials for, convene, and help lead advisory committee meetings
  • Research best practices for needs assessment models and make recommendations to guide project
  • Conduct needs assessment, write report, and distribute to partners and stakeholders
  • From needs assessment findings, develop a coordinated and comprehensive training and technical assistance plan for victim service providers that reflects assessment findings and best practices for content and delivery
  • Continuously update and improve the plan

Improve Training Frameworks and Coordinate Trainings and Technical Assistance

  • Work with training experts and curriculum design experts to improve framework for trainings
  • Develop forms, checklists, marketing plans, evaluations, and other tools needed for trainings
  • Manage all logistics related to trainings
  • Work with allied partners to provide regional basic intensive trainings for newly hired advocates and Victim Witness staff
  • Coordinate all logistics for Basic and Advanced Victim Witness Academies
  • Work in partnership with VVAN’s Crisis Response Team Coordinator to provide regional Crisis Response Trainings
  • Work with VVAN staff, Board, and relevant Board Committees to help plan the organization’s annual Victims’ Rights Conference
  • Provide technical assistance to Victim Witness Coalitions
  • Help coordinate any other trainings and technical assistance as identified in the statewide plan.


  • Track project statistics, outcomes, and manage overall program evaluation
  • Assist in the submission of any grant required reports, including narrative and financial reporting
  • Actively participate in staff and program meetings, professional development, and special events as scheduled
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required

Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, criminology, social services, or a related field
  • Experience as a trainer, training facilitator, or organizing trainings or similar events
  • Knowledge about delivery of services to crime victims or related human services preferred
  • Solid research skills with the ability to synthesize information to inform planning
  • Proven track record showing ability to successfully complete the full training cycle (assess needs, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor and evaluate)
  • Knowledgeable about best practice training methods and techniques
  • Exceptional organizational skills including the ability to handle multiple assignments and prioritize work
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people and multiple partners
  • Experience working with committees or subgroups
  • Organizational, problem-solving and time management skills
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office proficiency.

Work Schedule

3 days per week (24 hours)

Additional Info

This part-time position is 24 hours per week, at a rate of $28/hour.  Part-time employees accrue paid vacation at a rate of 4 hours per month.

The position is subject to a criminal and driving background check. Candidates must have the ability and means to travel as needed, and insurance on personal vehicle used is required.

Apply for the position by emailing a cover letter and resume highlighting your qualifications to  Please type Project and Training Coordinator in the subject line.  Application materials will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  To ensure full consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Friday, March 1, 2019.

The Virginia Victim Assistance Network (VVAN) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  VVAN does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.