The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is hiring a Community Organizer to work with members of
the Adams County community to develop plans for opening a new center to provide both intervention
and prevention services related to sexual harassment, abuse, and assault. Working with community
leaders and organizations the Community Organizer will conduct an assessment of the needs related
to direct services and prevention services. The Community Organizer will also seek an established
organization within Adams County to use as a base of operations and potential location for a center.
As an organization or group of individuals expresses intent to open a center, the Community Organizer
and PCAR will work with the organization or group to develop a Board of Directors and acquire nonprofit
status. This iEssential Duties and Responsibilities
• Establish and build working relationships with community members and leaders.
• Coordinate and implement a public awareness campaign regarding sexual harassment, abuse,
• Conduct community needs assessment to determine community’s interest and commitment to
the opening of a rape crisis center.
• Conduct focus groups regarding the types of services the community would like to have
available to victims of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault.
• Facilitate mentoring relationship between the organization or group identified to open a rape
crisis center and centers currently providing service in neighboring counties.
• Act as liaison between PCAR and the group or organization identified to open a rape crisis
center for the purpose of provision of technical assistance.s a 12-18 month position.
The Community Organizer should have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as
project management, organizational, problem solving, and negotiation skills. A bachelor’s degree
in a social science or community development related field or a minimum of two years of relevant
professional experience in community development is preferred. A working knowledge of Adams
County is also preferred.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by February 28, 2020
About Pennsylvania Coalition Agains Rape (PCAR)/ National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
Founded in 1975, The mission of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape is to work to eliminate allforms of sexual violence and to advocate for the rights and needs of victims of sexual assault. PCARpartners with a network of rape crisis programs to bring help, hope, and healing around issues ofsexual violence to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. PCAR:• Assures that communities have access to quality victim services and prevention education byproviding funding, training, materials, and assistance to a network of rape crisis centers thatserve all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties.• Provides resources and training on sexual assault-related issues to professionals across PA.• Promotes public policies that provide protections and services to victims of sexual violence, holdoffenders accountable, enhances community safety, and works with media to increase publicawareness, access to accurate information, and ethical reporting practices.• Operates the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), which identifies, develops,and disseminates resources regarding all aspects of sexual violence prevention and intervention.NSVRC is the leading nonprofit in providing information and tools to prevent and respond tosexual violence. NSVRC translates research and trends into best practices that help individuals,communities and service providers achieve real and lasting change. NSVRC also works with themedia to promote informed reporting.