Domestic Violence Outreach to Promote Safe Escapes


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
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About

Help victims of domestic violence escape their abusive situation. Consider becoming a Domestic Violence Ambassador if you share our vision of collectively preventing domestic violence now!

We are looking for charismatic self-starters with an understanding of domestic violence situations. Do you have a passion for helping those affected by domestic violence? Maybe you’ve been there yourself or been close to someone who has. You bring a sense of compassion that will resonate with groups that we are looking to coordinate with, and you passion motivates you to keep fighting for what victims need. You understand that safety is the most important aspect of leaving an abuser, which is why you will work hard to help implement safety for others.

We're Operation: Safe Escape, an initiative of the nonprofit group, the Operations Security Professional's Association (OSPA). We exist to provide safety and security information and resources to domestic violence shelters, safe houses, and advocacy groups, as well individuals impacted by domestic violence.

By some reports, 85% of domestic violence homicides occur after the victim has decided to leave their abuser. While many resources exist to keep them safe, what's missing is a security layer. We provide resources on how to properly apply Operations Security (OPSEC) to hide the victim's intent to leave. Operation: Safe Escape teaches shelters and victims how to identify the behaviors and actions that would tip off the abuser to the fact that they're trying to leave and help reduce the risk until they're safely away.

In order to help victims of domestic violence safely escape their dangerous situation, we need ambassadors that can work in their local areas and build relationships with the shelters and other groups. Everything we do is free, and you will help bring resources to those that need it, and everything we do is free. By coordinating with the domestic violence support community, you will promote awareness and allow groups to take advantage of the OSPA safety tools that can SAVE LIVES.

As a Domestic Violence Ambassador you will represent the organization. Your primary responsibilities will include making contact with your State Coalition to let them know what OSPA can do for free.

Some of the things we provide (and need your help to get into the shelters/safe houses) are:

  • Secure thumb drives pre-loaded with a different operating system, so the person won't get caught searching for shelters or communicating with their support system (it happens a lot)
  • Security plans for both public and hidden shelters
  • Security guidance and upgrade packages
  • Security consulting
  • Secure planning app for victims
  • Awareness material
  • And more

The Domestic Violence Ambassador creates their own schedule; some weekday availability is required in order to ensure contact with groups during normal business hours. A long-term commitment, estimated at 5-10 hours per week, is desired to initiate and develop relationships with local domestic violence groups and facilities. Your schedule will be flexible to be able to work with your State Coalition and local groups.

Please note these requirements for the position:

  • Background check
  • Training - Domestic Violence Ambassador Orientation on the Operations Security Professional's Association (OSPA) website (contains orientation and key documents for Operation: Safe Escape Domestic Violence Ambassadors)
  • Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) - sign a confidentiality agreement for information that may include locations, personally identifiable information, and conversations about personal matters

About OSPA
The Operations Security Professional's Association (OSPA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides security awareness and training to a diverse audience that includes schools, government / military, domestic violence centers, private sector entities and more.
About the OSPA logo
The OSPA logo is a purple dragon protectively clutching the earth. The purple dragon has a special significance in the OPSEC community, as it was the mascot of the original team that developed the process. In mythology, the dragon is known for protecting treasure; it's often depicted guarding gold or other riches. With OPSEC, the dragon is protecting those things that are important to us. The OSPA logo depicts the "purple dragon" of OPSEC protecting the world.

Skills

  • Networking
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Case Work / Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • A long-term commitment, estimated minimum 5 hr/wk
  • Training - Ambassador Orientation on the OSPA website; NDA - sign a confidentiality agreement

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