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Training, Advocacy & Education Coordinator, Level II

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: Education Related
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: DOQ
Hours: 40 hours per week  

Primary Duties:

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Training, Advocacy, and Education Coordinator is responsible for leading, organizing and building the model of Cornerstone's trauma-informed and survivor-centered advocacy best practices and managing internal and external training and professional development. A significant focus of this position will be to create a streamlined process that assures all employees, students and volunteers, throughout the organization, are receiving necessary and consistent training addressing a number of key core competencies. Other focus areas include developing, implementing, and coordinating all aspects of our external professional development offerings and providing the MN Day One network of domestic violence, sexual assault, anti-trafficking, youth and general crime providers with training and technical assistance regarding advocacy best practices and models. This position requires a heightened level of decision making, judgment calls, and exercise of discretion.

Internal Training and Core Competencies

·       Chair CAS internal training committee responsible for annual trainings, on-going staff and volunteer in-services, related materials and development.

·         Provide oversight, coordination, and implementation of Cornerstone’s 60 hour annual training program – integrating advocacy best practice models, protocols, and practices.

·         Develop and provide oversight for the implementation of an annual training and professional development plan for all employees -maintaining an updated staff database of all education and training completed, monitoring required participation.

·         Coordinate all in-coming education and training requests with CAS managers and coordinators including disseminating requests, materials and record-keeping.

·         Participate on Cornerstone’s Quality Improvement Committee, with attention to incorporating necessary training that emerges as necessary across programs.

·         Provide oversight and coordination of CAS’s student internship program.

Advocacy Development

  • Develop advocacy best practice models, protocols and practices for Cornerstone (CAS) and implement training, as necessary.
  • Provide consultation (and training, as necessary) to program managers and coordinators on trauma-informed and survivor-centered practices.
  • Organize and implement regular advocacy learning sessions.
  • In partnership with the Day One Coordinator, design and implement advocacy-centered training and technical assistance for network members.

·         Maintain current knowledge of best practices, including local and national trends in advocacy models, and make recommendation for programmatic modifications or implementation throughout Cornerstone.


External Education and Professional Development

·         Serve as primary lead to the development, organization, and successful implementation of a two-day conference, occurring every two years, focusing on interpersonal violence.

·         Analyze Cornerstone’s current education, training and professional development opportunities offered to youth, adults, parents, professionals, and other community members and create a 2-year plan for expanding our offerings and outreach.

·         Provide consultation and support for staff presenting educational and training opportunities.

·         Maintain database of all CAS Community trainings provided and assist with design and implementation of evaluation tools assessing impact.

·         Provide oversight to information circulated within Cornerstone website highlighting educational and professional development opportunities.

·         Provide support to the Day One Coordinator, as necessary, in the development and implementation of the Biennial Day One Summit.

General Responsibilities

·         Develop and maintain relationships and collaborations with other agencies and systems that provide interconnecting services and referrals for survivors and their families.

·         Provide input into the design of public relations materials and the utilization of social media in consultation with Cornerstone’s marketing/development staff information regarding CAS education and training opportunities.

·         Provide direct services, as needed. For example: assist with walk-ins and CAS crisis lines.

·         Work collaboratively with other staff across Cornerstone’s internal programs.

·         Act as a resource to other staff, volunteers and interns for program and participant issues or concerns.

·         Contribute to budget development and expense control as assigned.

·         Attend program meetings.

·         Other responsibilities as deemed necessary to support and enhance delivery of CAS advocacy, education and trainings

Human Resources

  • Participate in hiring, orientation & training, evaluation and supervision of volunteers and interns as assigned.                     
  • Ensures compliance with established Policy & Procedures
  • Ensure that all staff, volunteers & interns employ best practices related to data privacy & confidentiality.


Administrative Responsibilities         

  • Assure data entry is completed accurately as assigned.                                   
  • Complete accurate statistical reports as assigned.                                
  • Assist in developing and reporting of program outcomes.
  • Support the grant writing process, i.e. research, information gathering, etc.
  • Review and authorize timesheet and purchase orders as assigned.     


Organizational Expectations

  • Promote Cornerstone Advocacy Service’s (CAS) mission & philosophy.
  • Display high ethical and professional standards.        
  • Participate in internal CAS committees and represent CAS on external committees as assigned.        
  • Provide support to and attend CAS events, e.g. conference, volunteer recognition, fundraisers, etc., as assigned.
  • Support CAS marketing initiatives.     
  • Attend all staff meetings and required trainings.
  • Participate in CAS Leadership Team as assigned.
  • Support CAS marketing initiatives.



Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, or similar degree preferred.  Bachelor’s Degree required, with background in providing direct services with families impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.   Must also have relevant experience providing community education and training.

·         Experience in public speaking, training and meeting facilitation.

·         Experience in building collaborations across agencies.

·         Experience in developing programming, evaluation and advocacy best practices.

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

·         Excellent written communication skills.

·         Understanding of the impact of interpersonal violence 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 victims of interpersonal violence (domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, general crime, etc.).

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

·         Valid driver’s license, maintain automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.

·         Ability to travel and work flexible hours including some evenings, weekends and overnights.


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 employee’s 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:

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, familial or marital status, and/or with regard to public assistance or any other characteristic. These 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:

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