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Day One Social Justice Training & Program Specialist

Cornerstone Advocacy Service


Organization Summary:

Cornerstone is a $4.8M agency with approximately 90 employees. We provide specialized services within eleven cities, including Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Edina, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Richfield, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, and Minneapolis. Our organization serves individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking, with office locations in Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Brooklyn Center. Cornerstone has developed one of the most comprehensive service continuums for victims of violence in Minnesota. Our services are designed to move individuals and families from crisis to safety, stabilization and security. Last year approximately 4,000 individuals accessed Cornerstone programming. We are committed to providing opportunities for others to partner with us in this work and to convey, as a community, zero-tolerance for violence. 


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Human Services and/or Youth Development
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: DOQ
Hours: 40 hours per week 

Primary Duties:



Social Justice Responsibilities

1.    Develop a plan that provides leadership to Cornerstone’s internal anti-oppression and cultural capacity work, through engaging and supporting staff in assessments, dialogue, actions, and education to benefit the overall organization.

2.    Provide leadership and strategic direction to the anti-oppression committee, with an emphasis on the creation of materials, events, and discussions that support equity and empathy through education surrounding racial, economic, gender, and ability justice.

3.    Develop and maintain, in consultation with the Day One Team, training materials including Power Points, written manuals/handouts and e-learning tools.

4.    Develop and implement an innovative and sustainable plan of social justice/anti-oppression and advocacy trainings for Day One network partners, systems (social services, medical clinics, etc.) and communities.

5.    Educate the external community on macro & micro levels of oppression and integrate knowledge of how social justice and social change work is critical to ending all forms of violence.

6.    Through guidance/direction from the Advocacy, Education, and Training Coordinator, develop key short and long term objectives and actions related to the development of our overall social justice work.

7.    Engage communities to build leadership in creating options for safety and decreasing interpersonal violence (focus groups, community meetings, forums, public awareness campaigns etc.).

8.    Maintain with the Day One Team and Development staff, Day One’s public website and Facebook page, as they relate to social justice activities (e.g. LGBTQ and other culturally specific zines).

9.    Other duties as assigned by the Advocacy, Education and Training Coordinator. 

Day One Program Responsibilities

1.    Provide administrative, technical assistance and training support for the Day One Network Coordinator.

2.    Assist in building and strengthen the capacity of the Day One Network programs through technical assistance, problem solving, and training on social justice approaches in providing advocacy and support to survivors from marginalized communities.

3.    Develop and co-host, in consultation with the Day One Network Coordinator, partner meetings, events and conferences. 

4.    Provide limited direct services to victims/survivors as assigned. 

General Responsibilities

1.    Work collaboratively with other staff across Cornerstone’s internal programs to enhance the organizations’ cultural capacity.

2.    Act as resource to other staff, volunteers and interns for program and client issues or concerns centered on access and cultural capacity.

3.    Contribute to budget development and expense control as assigned by manager.

4.    Attend program meetings.

5.    Other responsibilities as deemed necessary to support and enhance the Day One Model and Cornerstone programming. 

Human Resources

1.    Participate in hiring, orientation & training, evaluation and supervision of volunteers and interns as assigned.              

2.    Ensures compliance with established Policy & Procedures.                    

3.    Ensure that all volunteers & interns employ best practices related to data privacy & confidentiality.

Administrative Responsibilities

1.    Assure data entry is completed accurately as assigned.                          

2.    Complete accurate statistical reports as assigned.                       

3.    Assist in development and reporting of programming and program outcomes.

4.    Support the grant writing process, i.e. research, information gathering, etc.                   

Organizational Expectations

1.    Promote Cornerstone Advocacy Service’s (CAS) mission & philosophy.

2.    Display high ethical and professional standards. 

3.    Participate in CAS Leadership Team as assigned.

4.    Participate in internal CAS committees and represent CAS on external committees as assigned.         

5.    Provide support to and attend CAS events, e.g. conference, volunteer recognition, fundraisers, etc. as assigned by supervisor.

6.    Support CAS marketing initiatives.         

7.    Attend all staff meetings and required trainings.



Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or related field; and 1-2 years of relevant experience working in social and economic justice and anti-violence work, with broad understanding of oppression, power, and privilege. Excellent oral and written communication skills and in presenting to small and mid-sized groups. Other experienced needed, includes;

·         Experience in working with diverse populations and marginalized communities with training in and/or commitment to anti-oppression work. 

·         Understanding of the impact of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking on a micro and macro level with some experience in providing direct services in a related field.

·         Broad knowledge of resources and systems which interface with victim/survivors of interpersonal violence.

·         Knowledge and aptitude of Microsoft Office, web based applications, social media, and other related forms of technology.

·         This position must have the ability to travel and work flexible hours including some evenings, weekends and overnights.

·         Valid driver’s license, proof of automobile insurance and a reliable vehicle.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities and those who may be Deaf/Hard of Hearing, to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use manual dexterity for use of objects, tools or controls as well as visual acuity. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. The employee should always request assistance if any object needs to be lifted and the employee feels that their capabilities are such that the specific item to be lifted is beyond the employees abilities. No employee should attempt to lift more than what is comfortable for them. If such a situation should arise the employee should notify their supervisor to find help with lifting any item regardless of weight if the object to be lifted is awkward or difficult to lift in any way.   


Additional Info:

The Social Justice Training and Program Specialist is responsible for enhancing the social justice framework of the Day One Network, Cornerstone and their partner systems (medical, schools, social services, etc.), as well as creating equitable access to safety and services for victims/survivors from marginalized communities. Specifically, this position will offer training and technical assistance opportunities for members of the Day One statewide network, Cornerstone staff, and externally among community partners. This position will also engage with diverse communities and allies in supporting their efforts to decrease violence through community-based solutions. Additionally, this position will provide support to the Day One Network Coordinator and related activities.

Cornerstone offers a generous salary and benefits package. 

Cornerstone strives for a fully inclusive work environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital, familial, status with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of this position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position. Cornerstone is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

How To Apply:

Please E-Mail your cover letter & resume to


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