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Training Facilitator (Contract)

BAWAR stands at the intersection of social justice and gender equity. Founded in Berkeley in 1971, we are the first nationally-recognized rape crisis center in the US. Today we continue to trailblaze as a change agent working to define, uplift, and amplify the tenets of survivor-defined justice. 

Our mission, vision, and values are centered around believing survivors, responding to their call, advocating for their wellbeing, validating their experiences, and empowering people impacted by gender violence to define their own futures while centering joy and justice.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate BAWAR’s state-certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor training program per Evidence Code (EC) §1035.2 (50%)

  • Recruit applicants, screen applications, and conduct phone and zoom interviews with members of the public who are seeking to participate in the SA Crisis Counselor Training (20%)

  • Schedule, prepare, and support subject matter expertise presenters and provide debriefing sessions when applicable (20%)

  • Monitor training program email mailbox and phone requests and routinely generate required reports for invoicing, grant writing, and funders (10%)


  • Proficiency in Google Workspace, specifically Google Classroom

  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory and progressive skill development

  • Understand and utilize the digital platforms, productivity supports and technology implemented at the agency

  • Provide proactive, routine, and clear communication about progress of assigned tasks

Core Competencies:

  • Communicate with intention, warmth, and a goal to increase understanding for all involved

  • Demonstrate initiative to advance agency projects in ways that align with our core values of precision, equity, compassion, and innovation

  • Employ integrity and self-analysis when addressing problems, challenges, and deficits

  • Exhibit enthusiasm, comprehension, and transparency when communicating with others about your work

  • Represent yourself and the agency virtually, in-person, and online with intention and consideration for optics, stakeholder relationships, and survivor-centered care

  • Take responsibility for time management as it applies to office schedules, meetings and appointments, project timelines, and communications with peers and the public


  • College-level degree in a related field

  • Proof of Completion of state-certified Sexual Assault Advocate Training

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience running a state-certified Sexual Assault Advocate training program in California as described in Evidence Code (EC) §1035.2 

  • Workplace experience in adult education, customer service and/or resource coordination


  • The Training Facilitator will be training with the Director of Programs

  • After being fully onboarded, this position will report to the Director of Programs

  • This position reports to the Director of Programs for quarterly performance reviews and contract renewal


  • Pay rate is $50/hour, averaging 15 hrs/per week during each round of the 9 week training program. There are 3 rounds per year, with 2-3 weeks of preparation/ screening beforehand and 1 admin wrap-up week afterward, totalling roughly 40 weeks/year

  • Agency provides work laptop, Google Voice number, and dual monitor setup, as well as ergonomic workstations supplies for a home office

Works Hours and Work Setting

  • Flexible afternoon hours during initial orientation then evening hours for shadowing and observation of an ongoing training cohort. The 9 week training series occurs on Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5pm-9pm. Non-training preparation weeks are flexible in terms of daytime or evening hours.

  • This is a remote position however the contractor needs to reside in the Bay Area and preferably Alameda County. 

  • Remote staff are expected to maintain a workspace that allows for Zoom calls, phone calls, and efficient task completion. Based on role, they may be advised to utilize a headset or headphones to enhance confidentiality and HIPAA protections when working in shared spaces

  • For in-office work, staff are required to test for COVID-19 and submit the negative test, with date and initials in permanent marker, 48-24 hours prior to the first assigned office day of the week, even if it falls on a weekend. Staff who are returning from air travel or populous locations are encouraged to work 100% remote for their returning week and test on schedule for the following week.

  • All agency workplaces are low scent/no scent to support accessibility for staff and visitors

How To Apply

  • Submit your resume and optional cover letter to

  • Please ensure that your LinkedIn profile or professional website are listed on your resume

  • If required, attach proof of certification as a confidential advocate (Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and/or Sexual Assault) to the email

  • This position is grant funded, and the length of the assignment is dependent on funding availability.


Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.



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