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21 Dec 2020

Part-Time Education Specialist

Victim Assistance Program – Posted by VAP Akron, Ohio, United States

Job Description

Victim Assistance Program, the leading expert in crisis intervention for victims of crime and trauma in Northeast Ohio, is seeking a part time Education Specialist to work a flexible 20 hour schedule, Monday – Friday, in our main Akron office.

Committed to diversity and to equal employment, Victim Assistance Program does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, veteran status, military obligations, HIV status, marital/familial status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Victim Assistance Program will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities.

The ideal candidate for this integral role will thrive behind the scenes as you use your over the top organizational skills to
manage our online Learning Management System (LMS). If you don’t know what that is, this is not the job for you. This is the job for you, if you have a knack for learning new software programs and techniques on your own, love to produce professionally polished products, and are the proactive person who always gets things done before deadlines.

As one of the first victim services agencies established in the United States, we are driven to expand the blueprint our founder established in 1972. We are always advancing, always changing, and always thinking of new ways to help victims
of crime and trauma.

If you are passionate about using your expertise to help create a world where all victims are healed, please read on!


The Education Specialist implements and executes the agency’s annual education plan to increase the knowledge of professionals serving and interacting with victims of crime and trauma thought online and in person presentations, workshops, and webinars.

Learning Management System
Do you like database work and have a strength for helping others stay on track? If so, you will serve as the backbone of our LMS Not only will you help to keep our agency training up to date internally, but you will also assist with maintaining Summit Victim Assistance Academy’s external trainings for community professionals.

  • Manage and execute the Summit Victim Assistance Academy’s online LMS including but not limited to create and publish courses, register participants, pass participants, create surveys, create user accounts, update homepages, respond to messages, etc.
  • Maintain educational correspondence logs, files, databases, evaluations, and other tracking systems to produce monthly reports for internal and external use
  • Provide technical assistance and support to LMS users, course participants, and participant’s employers

Summit Victim Assistance Academy
Sure, there are victim centered trainings across the country taught by educators. But are they taught by veteran victim advocates who are international instructors, members of the national crisis response team, and have the experience to
back their teachings? That’s what sets our Academy apart from the rest and it’s why we’ve had participants from, Missouri, Illinois, and New York to name a few. Our new growth needs your administrative skills to keep us organized, polished, and focus while your public speaking skills will come in handy to co-host or host when we have too many bookings!

  • Assist in the coordination and execution of the Summit Victim Assistance Academy’s online and in person courses
  • Engage in research to ensure course content adheres to branding guidelines, includes best practices techniques, includes current statics, and sourced citations
  • Proof, edit, and revise, PowerPoint presentations
  • Present presentations to groups upon request


Victim Assistance Program strives to provide all our employees with the right tools for success, we just need you to come with a few things in your toolbox.
A minimum of 2 years of higher education

  • (1) year experience in social service work
  • Experience using online learning management systems
  • Public speaking experience preferred
  • Detailed, organized, and process oriented


All employees of Victim Assistance Program must appreciate the potential physical and psychological impact VAP employment may have on their personal lives. Employees may be exposed to situations which could potentially result in
physical harm from victims and/or aggressors. In addition, all employees of Victim Assistance Program are required to respond 24/7/365 to the needs of victims of a Summit County mass casualty which may expose employees to hazardous

As our goal is to respond to trauma, we do not engage in prevention, nor do we engage in activism. To ensure every victim is provided with unbiased support, our agency remains neutral on most social justice issues. We work extremely close with local law enforcement; we are a pro police agency and expect all our employees to strengthen our mission by respecting the work of law enforcement in our community.


We aspire to ensure the needs of our employees are always identified. Employees are provided a competitive compensation compared to similar Summit County nonprofits. We strive to provide employees with a supportive and accessible supervisor,
a beautiful trauma informed office setting, new furniture, up to date technology, security, expansive training programs, Verizon wireless cell phone discounts and an employee assistance program including 6 free confidential counseling sessions.

It is our belief that if employees are taken care of, and employees have the resources to take care of themselves, then victims will receive superior services… and that is our goal.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply at our website:

Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

Job expires in 4 days.

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