JCADA is Hiring - AWARE® Program Manager!

February 12th, 2019

JCADA is excited to be hiring an AWARE® Program Manager to help grow our prevention and educational programming! The ideal candidate has a public health background, experience with program monitoring and evaluation, and has a self-starter attitude. Experience working within the field of power-based violence is preferable but not necessary. If breaking to end the cycle of violence in the Greater DC community through hands-on work is your passion, then this job is for you! For questions about the position, or to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please contact Cha’Koya Smith at

AWARE® Program Manager

Job Description

For over 18 years, JCADA has served the Greater Washington, DC community by providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sexual harassment, and elder abuse. AWARE®, a prevention initiative of JCADA, is dedicated to empowering a generation of young people with the skills and information they need to build healthy relationships. JCADA also provides high-quality trainings to community organizations and professionals on appropriate responses to victims of power-based violence.  Each year, JCADA’s prevention and education programs engage over 2,500 individuals about this important public health issue. To further our efforts, JCADA is seeking a dynamic Program Manager to grow and develop our prevention and education initiatives. This position is ideal for an individual who has the desire to be an essential part of a committed effort to break the cycle of abuse. Our holistic approach utilizes prevention and community education programs to create a gateway for victims and their friends and families to access our support services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and coordinate the schedule and presentation of prevention and education workshops;

  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of workshop facilitators;

  • Supervise high school and college interns;

  • Oversee a teen advisory committee;

  • Facilitate prevention and education workshops;

  • Respond to individuals who come forward for support at the conclusion of a workshop or other education program;

  • Manage AWARE®’s online and social media presence including maintenance of; Create a monthly e-newsletter for facilitators and partner organizations that features articles about youth and dating violence, trends in social media and tips for facilitating tough conversations;

  • Coordinate review/assessment of existing workshops to update content and create new workshops to meet the needs of our audiences;  

  • Research existing prevention program models and evaluate best practices;

  • Contribute to the development of curriculum and content updates for workshops and trainings;

  • Work with JCADA’s clinical team to integrate trauma-informed approaches into content and materials; and

  • Coordinate implementation and evaluation of new workshops and trainings.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of public health approaches to prevention and education

  • Experience in coordinating or developing prevention programs and initiatives

  • Demonstrated experience working with numbers, data analysis, and program evaluation

  • Experience facilitating workshops and/or trainings;

  • Demonstrated experience in curriculum development;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills;

  • Proficiency with MS Office products, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel, with ability to learn additionally required agency software.

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s and/or Graduate degree in public health, social work, criminal justice or a related field.  May substitute an undergraduate degree with training, facilitating, and coordinating experience;

  • Experience with statistical analysis software (SPSS, SAS, STATA)


  • Excellent listener and communicator;

  • Self-motivated;

  • Ability to work in and manage a team;

  • Ability to handle stress as it relates to an organization that services victims of power-based violence;

  • Ability to maintain and support a flexible schedule; evening and/or weekend hours are periodically necessary.

  • Commitment to professional and personal growth within the work space;

  • Flexible approach to time required to handle varying situations/problems;

  • Evening and weekend work is required.  Flexible scheduling of work time is expected.

For questions about the position, or to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please contact Cha’Koya Smith at

Posted by JCADA

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