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Training and Criminal Justice Specialist

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC)

The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC), an initiative of AEquitas, is seeking a dynamic individual to further our mission to improve the response to stalking. We are looking for someone who is excited to build on SPARC’s critical work and brings the experience, vision, and initiative to turn ideas into action.

As part of a program that provides training and technical assistance to audiences across the country, the Training and Criminal Justice Specialist must be able to inspire and educate through their writing and speaking abilities with a particular focus on reaching criminal justice professionals (including law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel, corrections, probation, and others). The Training and Criminal Justice Specialist should be able to translate complex technologies and concepts into simple language, have extensive experience developing written resources and training materials, and be passionate about victims’ rights.

The ideal candidate has experience working within the criminal justice system on VAWA crimes. Systems and/or court-based advocates are encouraged to apply.

The Training and Criminal Justice Specialist is expected to remain current on the latest developments and trends associated with stalking and technology and to translate this knowledge into curricula, resources, and materials for the field as part of a team while also being responsible for individual task management. This position will report to the Director of SPARC.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities may evolve depending on skills, focus, and expertise unique to the individual. Duties and responsibilities currently include:

  • Write, review, edit, and contribute to original training curricula and resource materials, to include assisting other staff with research and review, facilitating internal and external peer review, and reviewing print layout and online publication.
  • Conduct training for multidisciplinary audiences – with a focus on criminal justice professionals – on stalking and related topics. Travel will be required.
  • Work one-on-one with allied professionals to provide information and resources aimed at enhancing and refining their knowledge related to stalking.
  • Respond to requests for information, professional assistance, resources, and training on all aspects of stalking and related issues.
  • Work in partnership with a national network of allied professionals and cultivate and maintain relationships by conducting outreach to allied professionals.
  • Promote awareness of SPARC and its services and resources.
  • Represent SPARC at meetings and other events hosted by the federal government and other national, tribal, state, or local entities.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for training events, grant solicitations, and other relevant projects.
  • Complete special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Substantive, specialized knowledge, and experience in trauma-informed, victim-centered, and offender-focused interventions related to gender-based violence, more specifically stalking crimes, within and outside of the justice system.
  • Commitment to cultural humility and an ability to work well with individuals and groups representing diverse populations and organizations.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative.
  • Experience working with victims of stalking in the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and experience developing and delivering live and web-based presentations and training.
  • Superior public speaking and facilitation skills.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of technologies.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as good judgment.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work efficiently within time constraints and deadlines.
  • Ability to use a computer to draft documents, perform research, and effectively communicate with others.
  • Comfortability with technology and virtual communication systems, including Zoom, Google Meet, Adobe Connect, and Microsoft Teams.
  • Proposal writing and grant management experience helpful.
  • Dedication to social justice.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary is $65,000- $73,000 and a benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, and vision premiums, employer retirement contributions (403b), short- and long-term disability, and generous paid time off, including parental leave.


AEquitas headquarters are located in Washington, DC, but not all staff are located in the DC area. Remote work is possible and location determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.

Travel Requirements

Average travel time is approximately 5-15 days per month, but could vary depending on project requirements.

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curricula vitae (including presentation/training experience), a 2-5 page writing sample that was solely produced by the applicant, and a list of references to  No phone calls please.

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

AEquitas is an equal opportunity employer.