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Department: SVSS Advocacy
Location: Addison, IL

COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago is seeking a BI-LINGUAL ADVOCATE/VOLUNTEER RECRUITER/TRAINER, based at our Patterson & McDaniel Center, located at 2055 W. Army Trail Road in Addison, IL 60101. This is an exempt, full-time position, reporting to the Coordinator of Advocacy Services; salary is commensurate with experience. If you would like more details about the YWCA and its mission, "Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women," please check out our website at

POSITION PURPOSE: To ensure that sexual assault victims are supported with optimal resources, including an effective volunteer contingent, to enable them to make informed decisions regarding a broad range of assault-related issues.

POSITION IMPACT:  Sexual assault victims receive the direct services they need that have an immediate and long-term impact on both their quality of life as well as their future possibilities. In addition, this position is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, progressive social enterprise, led by a visionary leader, while interacting with supportive team members who are committed to engaging in mission-driven, purposeful work.


  • Implement and coordinate the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers for the 24-hour Crisis Hotline and Medical Advocacy services and prevention education
  • Manage the on-call calendar of volunteer shifts
  • Make sure that the training, development and support of Volunteers serves to encourage their vested concern for the program and their continued involvement with the YWCA
  • Ensure that program deliverables are met or exceeded
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of special events or programs, including co-facilitating volunteer meetings and in-services
  • Develop and manage professional training for medical, criminal justice and social service personnel to enhance the likelihood of non-judgmental services being provided to victims


  • Bachelor’s degree with a major area of study in social work, human services, or a related field from an accredited university/college
  • Minimum of six months – one year of experience working in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, or other trauma-related services
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and ability to meet insurance standards
  • Demonstrated ability to respond within one hour to reach the individual in crisis within the hospital network serviced by the YWCA
  • Initiative-driven, with a proven ability to work autonomously, while complying with clearly defined service requirements
  • Ability to work in a team environment, sharing cases as needed, covering co-workers on their cases when they are out or unavailable, and taking on-call rotation and covering the Hot Line as needed

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