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Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

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Disability Program Specialist

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence


Job Summary

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence (the Coalition) seeks a Disability Program Specialist to lead a new program focused on addressing barriers experienced by Tennesseans with disabilities when accessing available services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. This position will work with a partner organization, state administrators, and the Office of Violence against Women (OVW) to develop training and technical assistance for professionals serving survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault with disabilities in rural Middle and East Tennessee. Ideal candidates possess diverse knowledge of domestic and sexual violence, disability populations, and experience in developing innovative and engaging training.

Who We Are

Established in 1983, the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is a non-profit organization with the mission to end domestic and sexual violence in the lives of Tennesseans and to change societal attitudes and institutions that promote and condone violence, through public policy advocacy, education and activities that increase the capacity of programs and communities to address such violence. Serving as the state resource center on domestic and sexual violence, we foster statewide partnerships, develop effective programs, provide legal services and emergency financial assistance to survivors, and advocate for social change to end rape and abuse.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Disability Rights of TN, State Administrators, and OVW to create and implement appropriate training and technical assistance for service providers.
  • Perform activities to address identified systemic issues and barriers experienced by individuals with disabilities related to the experience of domestic and sexual violence, to include barriers to available programs and resources for victims and survivors. Activities may include:
    • program development
    • council, board, and committee participation
    • outreach, information gathering, and presentations
    • input into public policy efforts
    • collaborate in the development of content for social media and print publications



To be successful in this job, you must possess these values, skills, and abilities:

  • Two years’ experience working in the domestic violence or sexual assault field
  • Demonstrated history in developing training curriculum
  • Experience in providing educational presentations
  • Experience in grant management and grant reporting
  • Commitment to increasing knowledge of the disability community
  • Dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Sound professional judgment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Computer and word processing software proficiency
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Professional personal presentation

Additional Information


The position is full-time. In-office work will be required at times. Remote work will be allowed for portions of this position. The role may require travel. The salary for this position ranges from $38,000 to $42,000 based on experience. We offer excellent benefits such as flexible schedule, remote work, vacation and sick leave, paid federal and state holidays, insurance options including medical, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability, and employer contribution match to retirement IRA.

How to Apply

Equity, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of The Coalition’s mission, values, and daily practice. We are an equal opportunity employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds to join our team.

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and references to .


  • Date Posted: September 28, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: 38000-42000