Public Educator

· Charleston, Illinois
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $15.75-$17.75 per hour

Position: Public Educator


HOPE of East Central Illinois is dedicated to ending domestic violence by providing a wide range of services for victims and facilitating social change. We are currently seeking to fill a part-time Public Educator role within our Charleston office. HOPE of East Central Illinois offers paid time off and a competitive salary.


Job Description:

Exempt.  Part-time position, 20 hours per week. The Public Educator role may require some evenings and flexible hours. This position is responsible for increased community awareness of the domestic violence, prevention, education, identification and intervention services available to victims within the HOPE of East Central Illinois catchment area. Reports to the Director of Community Engagement.  



  1. Assists with curriculum development efforts, including developing new activities, designing handouts/flyers and updating and improving community presentations
  2. Supports the agency’s social media activities by regularly posting and monitoring the agency’s social media accounts
  3. Coordinates efforts to engage the community in strategies to increase awareness, prevention, education, identification and intervention on issues related to domestic violence
  4. Collaborates with community partners to present and address the unique needs of survivors
  5. Assists in the delivery of the agency’s outreach and community education plan
  6. Assists in documentation to track the success of the agency’s outreach and community education plan
  7. Presents information to educational institutions and the public on topics related to healthy relationships and dating violence
  8. Provides crisis intervention for those who have identified as victims of bullying, sexual and/or dating violence by coordinating referrals to the appropriate services
  9. Other duties assigned

Position Requirements:


Education /Certification                                                                                       Required        Preferred

  • Valid Driver’s License and Auto Insurance                                                         X
  • Associates Degree Required                                                                                X
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred                                                                                                        X
  • 40-Hour Training in Domestic Violence                                                                                     X
  • Successful completion of a background check                                                X


Experience                                                                                                               Required        Preferred

  • 1-3 Years of Job Related Experience                                                                  X
  • Experience working with Victims of Domestic Violence                                                        X


Abilities                                                                                                                    Required        Preferred

  • Sitting or prolonged standing                                                                             X
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds                                                             X
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills                                            X
  • Ability to read and understand written information                                      X
  • Competency recognizing and responding effectively to survivors
    who are evidencing trauma responses                                                             X
  • Must be a team player                                                                                        X
  • Ability to communicate with and empower others                                        X
  • Commitment to non-violence within families and homes                             X



Scope of the Position:

The Public Educator must be willing to engage in difficult and direct communication in an effort to contribute to a healthy positive work culture. An understanding of housing issues, knowledge of community resources and a sensitivity to the needs of survivors and their children is required. Candidates must also be committed to and comfortable with diversity and demonstrate commitment to inclusivity. Successful candidates must be able to communicate and work effectively with a diverse population of clients and must be able to work effectively as an individual as well as a team member.


Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to commit to the philosophy and programming at HOPE of East Central Illinois, which includes a commitment to survivors and a shared belief in helping to create a society free from violence. HOPE is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive wage.

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  • Location
    Charleston, Illinois
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $15.75-$17.75 per hour