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Full Time Position Opening: Executive Assistant/Direct Service Advocate

Full Time Position: Executive Assistant/ Direct Service Advocate
S.H.A.R.E., Inc. Domestic Violence Program, Fort Morgan, Colorado

This fulltime position will provide assistance for domestic violence victims and their children by supporting the management duties of the Executive Director, including accounting, grant writing and reporting, direct client services and advocacy, and community education.

Responsibilities Include:

Assist Executive Director to ensure proper fiscal management, payroll, and monthly and quarterly reporting.
Assist with grant writing and budget preparation.
Assist with day to day advocacy for outreach and shelter clients and their children, as directed by the Executive Director, and in coordination with other staff.
Support and assist other staff as needed for provision of direct client services.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or five years of experience in a domestic violence program or related nonprofit field.
Experience in directing and securing funding for non-profit organization
Experience working within the human services system, judicial, law enforcement collaboration
Completion of S.H.A.R.E., Inc. 18-24 hours domestic violence advocate training or previous experience and education to achieve high level of understanding of domestic violence and confidentiality of domestic violence advocacy.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, verifiable fluency with computer programs, including QuickBooks, Word, Excel.
Ability to collaborate well with others
Self motivated and autonomous
Must be organized, detail oriented, and flexible. Able to identify and respond to shifting priorities
Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations
Ability to travel if necessary.

How to apply:

Please submit your resume and references by email to or fax to 970-867-0460. No phone calls please.

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Intimate Partner Violence in Rural U.S. Areas: What every nurse should know

Overview: Intimate partner violence is a major health care issue, affecting nearly 6% of U.S. women annually. Multiple mental and physical health problems are associated with intimate partner violence, and billions of health care dollars are spent in trying to address the consequences. Although prevalence rates of intimate partner violence are roughly the same in rural and nonrural areas, rural survivors face distinct barriers in obtaining help and services. Because rural women routinely access health care services in nonrural as well as rural settings, it’s essential that all providers understand the issues specific to rural survivors. Routine screening for intimate partner violence would create opportunities for women to disclose abuse and for providers to help victims obtain assistance and support that may keep them safer. This in turn would likely decrease serious health sequelae and lower health care costs. This article describes the unique aspects of intimate partner violence in rural populations. It also describes a simple screening tool that can be used in all settings, discusses ways to approach the topic and facilitate disclosure, and addresses interventions; relevant resources are also provided.


Rural survivors sometimes seek care in nonrural settings; indeed, most providers can expect to see such patients. All nurses, not just rural nurses, need to understand the unique issues faced by women who experience intimate partner violence in rural areas.

This article provides an overview of these issues and discusses the implications for practice.

From the American Journal of Nursing – Complete paper

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