As part of the Grants & Contracts Team, the Language Access Coordinator is responsible for coordinating PCAR’s multilingual access efforts. A primary focus of this position is on engaging rape crisis centers and strengthening language accessibility, this position will work to expand accessibility across multiple languages and cultures, including but not limited to American Sign Language. In addition, this individual is responsible for providing high quality information and technical assistance on sexual violence prevention and intervention and related issues to agencies and individuals throughout the Commonwealth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Maintain and coordinate contract with interpreting services which will use a trauma informed and social justice lens
•Organize training for rape crisis centers on expanding language accessibility
•Facilitate rape crisis center planning to build culturally-informed and linguistically-accessible sexual violence response efforts with their communities
•Build relationships and partner with individuals and organizations to advance multilingual access capacity
•Nurture partnerships across languages and cultures to strengthen sexual violence response efforts with diverse communities
•Host networking spaces for advocates to learn from each other in sharing, building upon, and implementing sexual violence response strategies
•Develop and provide trainings for culturally-specific and sexual violence prevention and response programs at local, state, levels on engaging Latin@ and other communities
•Provide culturally-specific and linguistically-accessible technical assistance and information on sexual violence prevention and response with Latin@ and other communities
•Supervise Language Access Specialist.
•Participate in agency teams and workgroups to help infuse multilingual access into broader infrastructure and workplace culture
Bilingual and bicultural. Training, writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills in language other than English. Experience working with communities who speak languages other than English and sexual violence response. Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Three to five years of related experience and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience, such as but not limited to Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or other related certificates, continuing education, and experience.