Colorado Nonprofit Association

Community Educator

At The Blue Bench, our mission is to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community through comprehensive issue advocacy, prevention, and care. Our hope is to one day live in a world where sexual assault no longer exists; where there are no more victims, friends and families suffering in its wake. This is what inspires our efforts. And until that day comes, our work is not complete. Inspired by the courage of one another – as survivors, activists, advocates and community leaders, The Blue Bench has helped hundreds of thousands of Denver-area individuals find the courage to move from victim to survivor.

Job Purpose 

The primary role of Community Educator is to be an engaging and professional facilitator for The Blue Bench’s Community Educational programs. Community Educators facilitate programs with a variety of community partners, including schools, parent/educator groups, service providers, youth groups, alcohol-serving establishments, people living in incarceration, and workshops open to the general public. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Delivers engaging and culturally relevant educational programs to diverse audiences across the Denver Metro area, with fidelity. 

• Often works during traditional school hours (between 7:30am and 3:30pm) but will also require some evenings and weekends.

• This is a flexible, hourly position. Community Educators are assigned to facilitate programs based on the times requested by the school/organization and their personal availability. After training, this position will spend approximately 90% of the time engaged in facilitation of The Blue Bench’s educational programming.

• Participates in outreach and community events to increase visibility and understanding of The Blue Bench’s services and educational programs.   

• Advises and implements effective program and curriculum development in collaboration with Community Education team members to better meet the diverse needs of the Denver Metro Community.

Job Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Experience as an educator, facilitator, or trainer.

• Experience working with, and engaging, diverse populations of adults and middle and high school aged youth.

• Commitment to anti-violence and social change/social justice through personal and/or professional experiences.

• Flexibility around the scheduling of programs is an important part of this position. Due to the volume of multi-session school-based programs that span consecutive weekdays, ideal candidates will have availability on at least three consecutive weekdays during school hours (7:30am-3:30pm).

• Reliable transportation for travel to program locations throughout the Denver-metro area.

• Access to reliable methods of communication (phone, computer, internet) to communicate availability and scheduling. 

• Basic knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Programs.

• Ability to effectively respond to, and support, students who disclose an experience of sexual violence.

• Experience with one, or more, of following areas of education and prevention programming strongly preferred:

o Sexual violence 

o Youth exploitation and sexual abuse

o Domestic violence

o Healthy relationships

o Sex positivity 

o Curriculum development 

• Applicants with fluency in Spanish and English strongly preferred.

• All applicants will be required to pass a fingerprint background check.

Hours and Training 

• Once fully trained, the average number of hours during the school year (September-May) is 15 hours per week. The average number of hours during June-August is 5 hours per week.

• Community Educators have the autonomy to post their availability for each scheduled program. In most cases, Community Educators are booked for a program one month in advance. This allows Community Educators to manage their schedules and workload.

• In the first few months Community Educators complete a 50-hour Community Education training and a 40-hour Hotline Advocacy training. Hours per week may exceed average referenced above during onboarding. The Community Education training will take place, based on availability, during June and July 2024. Hotline Advocacy training occurs on a quarterly basis throughout the year and takes place during the evenings and weekends.