Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence is seeking a dynamic team member to work closely with
and among other SPAN teammates in its quest to end interpersonal violence within its community. By
asking to join SPAN, means that you are committed to working toward fulfilling this quest.
The Shelter Advocate provides crisis intervention, safety planning, trauma-informed counseling support,
case management, and advocacy to shelter residents to increase stability factors in their lives and access
needed services and resources. Additionally assists with crisis line support; maintains community contacts
and resources; promotes a Shelter environment based on respect and nonviolence; supports social justice
efforts that positively impact survivors and their children.
This is a nonexempt, salaried position. The salary range is $44,500 to $48,500 annually, depending on
experience. An additional $100/month ($1,200/annually) is provided for Spanish-language proficiency.
You’ve progressive experience working with and supporting survivors of abuse in shelter or other
You’ve served as an advocate, case manager, or resource navigator.
You’re a collaborator, with internal departments and community partners, to deliver
comprehensive support services for adult and child survivors in shelter settings.
You likely have been active in anti-violence and gender/social justice initiatives and have
experience working directly with marginalized communities.
You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, you can communicate with a variety
of audiences, you appreciate the details, and you’re organized.
A Day in the Life
Provides crisis intervention, case management, trauma-informed support counseling and
advocacy to assist shelter residents (adults and children).
Assists with crisis line coverage to provide telephone crisis counseling, intakes & screenings into
shelter, advocacy, and referrals to crisis line callers.
Assures Shelter Team of coverage including weekend, evening and holiday shifts.
Maintains case files & records and preparing monthly reports and time sheets. Inputs all
necessary client information (such as intakes, activities, case notes, and hotline/crisis calls) in
Salesforce data system for accurate recordkeeping and monthly statistics.
What You Bring to Us
A 4-year degree in counseling, social work or gender studies, knowledge in a related field, or a
combination of education and experience.
Two years of progressive experience in crisis intervention or survivor advocacy. It will also help
you to have experience working in shelter settings.
If you’ve made it to this bullet, you can guess that you need great computer skills including
Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms. You also need to produce and meet deadlines in
our fast-paced and changing environment.
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is a human rights organization committed to
ending violence against adults, youth, and children through support, advocacy, education, and community
organizing. Operating since 1979, SPAN is the only organization serving Boulder, western Broomfield,
smaller towns, and unincorporated Boulder County, designed to provide shelter and advocacy for victims
of interpersonal violence. SPAN is dedicated to the promotion of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusivity,
peace and non-violence for all individuals and their families.
SPAN team members are dedicated and work in a fast-paced environment with full days – which may
include evenings and weekends for Shelter shifts – yet remain committed to a healthy work/life balance.
While SPAN expects work to be taken seriously, it also knows the importance of having fun and the value
of enjoying the work.
SPAN’s Organizational Goals:
Foster organizational excellence – Provide meaningful and effective support and resources to adults,
children, and youth impacted by interpersonal violence.
Violence prevention initiatives – Implement initiatives that promote safety, dignity, and liberation for all
People Centric – Engage team members, individuals, groups, policy makers, and the community at large
in efforts that promote economic, racial, and social justice and an atmosphere where team members and
clients are valued.
Inclusive – Team members are welcoming, inviting, authentic, outward-facing, and visible to all audiences,
voices, and stories.
The Legal Stuff
You need to be able to sit or stand for long periods each day. While not frequent, you need to
reach for, move and/or 20 pounds and use your hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or
controls, mobility to access a wide variety of meeting and settings, and to perform a variety of
tasks that involve standing, walking/traversing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, and twisting,
climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly reaching chest high and overhead for materials, with
reasonable accommodation (we put it all in 1 sentence to may our legal team happy!).
Ability to communicate adequately in person and by phone, in personal and group settings, and
function with periodic distractions such as people, telephone calls, and noise.
Ability to work with, and process information from, a variety of individuals and media (e.g.,
computers, projected images, printed materials).
SPAN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all team members and
to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. All employment
decisions at SPAN are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual applicant
qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, ancestry, age, sex (including
pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), family or parental status, or any other status
protected by law. SPAN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these