Held each year in Dallas Texas, the goal of the Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is to provide practical instruction, using current information, the newest ideas and most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women. Partnering with the Dallas Police Department, the Conference is a program of Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support.
Since 2005, the Conference on Crimes Against Women has trained over 15,000 law enforcement officers, prosecutors, advocates, probation/parole officers, medical professionals, campus administrators, military personnel, and others on best practices for responding to crimes against women. Attendees come from across the US and internationally to hear from the nation’s leading experts on domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, and more.
Reporting to the National Director of CCAW, the Conference Program Manager is responsible for creating a diverse, well-rounded program each year. The Program Manager creates an agenda that provides a national forum to disseminate the highest level of training, information and strategies to professionals who are responders and advocates to victims of crimes against women. The Program Manager will also assist in grant writing to foundations and federal government entities that support various functions and programs of CCAW.
- Develop agenda for 3.5 day conference with 200+ speakers, 200 sessions, and 3,000 attendees
- Identify cutting-edge topics, models, and approaches related to violence against women through collaboration with CCAW team, National Advisory Council, and other partners in the field; thoroughly vet new speakers and organizations
- Work closely with potential and accepted speakers to brainstorm ideas; tweak session titles, descriptions, and learning objectives; and effectively convey the mission and vision of CCAW.
- Responsible for all administrative tasks related to conference agenda and speakers, including but not limited to: RFP process, securing sessions, budget management, etc.
- Act as primary liaison for National Advisory Council; lead calls and solicit feedback throughout the year
- Grant writing; Assist in sourcing, writing, and reporting
- Represent CCAW at other local and national conferences
- Stable work experience in the violence against women field (Three to Five Years)
- Attention to both detail and “big picture” strategy
- Excellent “people skills”: diplomatic, collaborative, ability to problem solve under pressure
- High proficiency and comfort in Microsoft Office Suite and computer usage
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Prior project management and/or conference planning experience
- Strong knowledge of law enforcement, prosecution, and advocacy training needs
- Prior experience in grant writing
- Prior experience working with a Contact Management System or database
Qualified candidates should send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org