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Now Hiring Strategic Collaboration Specialist

About DVN:

The mission of Domestic Violence Network is to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education and collaboration. 

Our work is focused on education with the idea that informing our community on issues related directly and indirectly to domestic and other types of violence will change the culture that leads to that violence. DVN does not provide direct service to victims/survivors. Our work is heavily based on prevention so our direct service providers can focus on serving those impacted by this human issue. We are currently seeking to fill a position as a Strategic Collaboration Specialist in our small, but dynamic organization. 

About the position:

The Strategic Collaboration Specialist facilitates all of DVN’s collaborative partnerships including, but not limited to: the Community Wide Plan: Equity; the Black and African American Leadership Council (BLAC) in collaboration with ICADV; the Brightwood Community Council (BWCC) in partnership with Brightwood Community Center and partnerships with the City of Indianapolis and the Indy Champions. This person will work internally with multiple team members as well as with many community partners. This is a community-facing position, so public speaking and interpersonal skills are beneficial. 


As a Strategic Collaboration Specialist, a typical day may include: 

  • Facilitating a meeting or training
  • Implementing the goals and objectives of our Community Wide Plan: Equity 
  • Overseeing and implementing all grant requirements related to this role
  • Building trust and partnerships in the communities we serve which could include: attending events, meeting with potential or current partners, tabeling an event, having conversations with community members, referring out to direct service providers
  • Planning, coordinating, and implementing events
  • Researching external presenters and experts to facilitate community-wide trainings in line with our mission and community-wide plan
  • Making connections throughout Central Indiana that advance our mission statement and are in line with our Community Wide Plan
  • Developing new partnerships with the City of Indianapolis and other key stakeholders
  • Distributing community resources at community events
  • Assisting the Training Services Manager in co-facilitation of trainings as requested


Helpful Skills and Experiences:

  • 3+ years in community development, community outreach or similar
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are a must
  • Knowledge of domestic violence prevention and intervention
  • Previous experience in a direct service provider role is a plus
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals- including but not limited to community members, business leaders, law enforcement, and City officials 
  • Strong organizational skills, should have experience managing multiple competing deadlines
  • Experience in program development and implementation
  • Experience in event planning and event coordination
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


Essential Job Functions: 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 70% of the time
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, and printer 
  • Must be able to converse with others and express yourself effectively and accurately
  • Occasionally needs to lift up to 20 lbs to set up/tear down events, may require stairs


We are looking for authentic, playful, engaged, and passionate people. If this sounds like you, send your resume to Kelly McBride at



The salary range is $45,000-$55,000 (based on experience) plus health benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, flexible work schedule (as permitted), plus a fun and nurturing environment. 

We believe that harmful behavior on the part of businesses disproportionately hurts the most underrepresented people in society, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people from working class backgrounds, disabled and neurodivergent people, women, and LGBTQ+ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of underrepresented communities that are not listed above to apply.

DVN is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. DVN is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Kelly McBride at least three days in advance at: