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Program Manager- Sexual Assault


The Program Manager on Sexual Assault manages project work that relates to addressing the needs of sexual assault survivors, and improving system responses to sexual assault. The PMSA supports the work of the STAAR Project, which provides technical assistance to the 56 U.S. states and territories through a cooperative agreement with the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Dept. of Justice. ALSO is the comprehensive technical assistance provider for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program, a federal grant program authorized by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 for the purpose of improving systemic and community-based responses to domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The PMSA, a federal cooperative agreement-funded position, supports technical assistance by managing project goals, objectives, and activities especially as they relate to sexual assault including national meetings, webinars, resources and written products, and responses to requests for assistance.

The PMSA works as part of a larger organization-wide team, and, as such, collaborates with members of other teams to meet ALSO’s vision, mission, and organizational goals and objectives. Some in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The Position Responsibilities listed below are non-exhaustive, and additional duties may be required.

  • Managing the development and completion of deliverables or components thereof that relate to addressing the needs of sexual assault survivors, and/or improving systemic responses to sexual assault and survivors of sexual assault – including advocacy and victim services, the civil legal and criminal justice systems, and other response systems and networks.  
  • Collaborating with team members and partners to develop and disseminate project deliverables.    
  • Working with STAAR Project staff, faculty, and partners to develop sexual assault-related content for, and to convene national and local meetings, on-site consultations and assessments, webinars, and conference calls, and to organize and manage post-meeting follow-up technical assistance related to sexual assault.
  • Communicating with other ALSO projects and staff related to addressing the needs of sexual assault survivors and systemic responses to sexual assault.
  • Writing and editing content for a variety of audiences and contexts including mass emails, reports to funders, newsletters, website, and meetings.
  • Collaborating with off-site consultants and partners on sexual assault content for project deliverables.
  • Contributing to the development of reports to funders by contributing to the collection and consolidation of project data including narratives about project activities and needs in the field related to sexual assault.
  • Providing other project management efforts to support the project, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in the field.
  • Five years of work addressing sexual assault in a non-profit organization or governmental agency.
  • Understanding of the impacts of sexual assault on survivors, and system responses and gaps.
  • Proficiency with Google applications and comparable Microsoft Office programs, and comfort with new platforms, programs, and applications.
  • Experience with multidisciplinary collaboration and systems change work.
  • Experience training non-profit and/or governmental agency staff.
  • Experience with providing guidance and consultation on addressing sexual assault to individuals, organizations, government agencies, or the private sector.


  • Post-undergraduate degree in a related field.  
  • National training or technical assistance experience.
  • Experience working on federal grant-funded projects.
  • Experience managing national or statewide social justice, violence prevention or intervention, or anti-oppression projects.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish.
  • Experience with Adobe platforms and products.

The individual in this position should possess the following:

  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong verbal communication and public speaking skills.
  • High level listening, critical thinking, analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • High functioning, productivity, and flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to provide thoughtful, well-researched, and expedient responses to requests for information and assistance.
  • Demonstrated use of initiative and creativity for project development, implementation, and problem-solving.
  • Comfort with working in groups and independently, as well as working with diverse staff, consultants, partners, and constituents.

Interested candidates should send a current resume and cover letter (in the body of an email or a separate document) that identifies the position for which they are applying, their interest in it, and why they believe they are a good fit to ALSOSTAARProjectTA@also-chicago.org.

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