Director of Survivor Leadership

Job Title: Director of Survivor Leadership

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary: $65,000 - $80,000

Location: Lincoln, NE with remote work options and occasional in-state travel

Benefits: Medical, prescription, dental, vision, and life insurance; Employee Assistance Program; 13 paid holidays; paid family, vacation, sabbatical, and sick leave; up to 3% retirement match; professional development and coaching opportunities; flexible and remote work options

Job Summary:

The Director of Survivor Leadership is a member of the Coalition supervisory team and reports to the Executive Director. This is a newly created position that will develop and oversee the Survivor Leadership project within the Coalition and ensure a lived experience/survivor focused foundation in work across the state. 

Specifically, the Director of Survivor Leadership will develop and support a network of post crisis survivors who will use their lived experience to inform policy, training, service provision and systems. The position will emphasize experiences of sexual violence, but include intersectional experience of all other forms of violence that contribute. The Director will also represent the Coalition in providing technical assistance, assessment and implementation toward a survivor leadership foundation within the Coalition, the Coalition Network of Programs and in other organizations across the state.

Creation of a plan for implementation of the project will be part of the first year of this position. This position will work closely with Nebraska’s network of sexual and domestic violence programs across the state to foster survivor centered, trauma-responsive and culturally relevant services.

This work requires a strong anti-oppression framework, incorporating primary prevention strategies, equity, and social change into all efforts. BIPOC survivors, LGBTQ+ survivors, and survivors who have experienced other intersectional forms of violence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Submission Process:

Please submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject line: “Director of Survivor Leadership” position.” 

In your cover letter, please answer the following:

1. How this position will build on your previous experience (paid, unpaid, or lived);

2. Your experience with anti-oppression work and how you will apply an anti-oppression framework to work at the Coalition; and

3. How you will use your expertise to support the Coalition’s efforts to develop a survivor leadership foundation.

Interview Process:

The Coalition will review your resume within 30 days of receiving it.  If we are interested in your resume, we will contact you to schedule a 30–45 minute screening interview.  If you are selected for a second interview and choose to continue in the application process, the Coalition will contact you within two weeks of the screening interview to schedule a second interview.  The Coalition is able to offer interviews via phone, online, or in-person, depending on the resources available to you.

Anticipated Start Date:

We are searching for the right candidate for this position, so this position will remain open until filled.  The idea start date for this position is in February 2023, but we are flexible on this timeline.

Please contact Alicia Rodrigues at with questions about this position or process.

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