Operation Safe Escape (OSE) 501c3 nonprofit volunteer-run organization dedicated to combating domestic violence by helping people escape their dangerous situations and strengthening partnerships with domestic violence shelters, safe houses, advocacy organizations, and other key groups.
OSE is looking for authors to develop content for our blog and website. These articles will cover important topics of interest to domestic violence survivors, allied organizations, and other readers that want to learn more about domestic violence and how to help those affected by it.
Articles should be between 1,000-3,000 words, although longer is fine if necessary.
The topics can be discussed based on the author's experience and topic interests. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
- New laws affecting survivors of domestic violence
- Why more states need to update their stalking statutes to address GPS threats
- Shocking statistics about domestic violence
- What to do in the first 24 hours after leaving an abuser
- Understanding trauma's effects on the brain
- How to support survivors of domestic violence
- The effects of witnessing domestic violence on children
- What can I do with my pets when I leave an abuser?
- What to do if you witness abuse in public?
- How domestic violence was viewed and treated throughout history
- Self care
- Vicarious trauma
And other topics to be discussed
The tone of the articles should be informal but authoritative
What we’re looking for:
An experienced author able to write informative, educational, and persuasive content
An existing portfolio of content for review is desired
Excellent grammar and spelling skills are a must
Experience working with domestic violence organizations, or other advocacy organizations is desired
A passionate do-gooder. Our organization consists entirely of folks who offer up their time & effort to the betterment of others so we’d like more of the same
What the role looks like:
We will agree on one or more articles for the volunteer to write, depending on time available
Articles may vary in length but should be no less than 1000 words
A draft will be submitted for review and feedback, and for revision if required
The primary audience will be shelter and safe house personnel, social workers, survivors of domestic violence, and allies
There is no specific deadline, but two weeks is a general rule of thumb. The earlier the better
What we offer:
The opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your fellow human beings. To see the direct impact of your work on other people
A turnkey professional network , including professional networking opportunities with a wide array of?experts in?information security, technology, public safety, community advocacy, policy, &?more professions. ?
Opportunities for career growth & lateral career transitions
Access to a number of free or steeply discounted training opportunities & platforms.
A flexible schedule. We understand occupational & family commitments, as we all do this work pro-bono in addition to our own day jobs & time with family. If you need to take a step back, we are here to support you until such time you are able to continue working with OSE.
The excitement of building something from the ground up. While OSE has been around for quite some time , we’re experiencing a major growth phase
Experience working with domestic violence or social service organization is highly desired.
About Operation Safe Escape
Operation Safe Escape was established in 2016 to address the growing need for security and safety in cases of domestic violence and related crimes such as stalking and harassment. Since that time, the organization’s charter has expanded to assist those impacted by human trafficking.
Operation Safe Escape is a volunteer-run organization that provides client-centric security and safety expertise, resources, and direct assistance to clients and partners across all security domains. There is no cost for the organization’s services. Additionally, the organization advocates for social and policy changes as they relate to its mission. Operation Safe Escape is a founding member of the Coalition Against Stalkerware.
The organization is a 501c3 tax exempt entity in good standing with the IRS. EIN: 46-4234802. Operation Safe Escape does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of volunteers and partners, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our clients, volunteers, partners, and clients.
Respect: We will treat our clients, partners, and one another with dignity and the respect they deserve
Professionalism: We will give our clients and partners our very best so they know they’re in good hands
Integrity: We keep our word and will do the right thing legally and morally
Innovation: We will always strive to find cutting-edge solutions to stay ahead of the adversary
Authenticity: As an organization, we are who we say we are. We live our own values hold ourselves accountable
The best people: We recruit and partner with the best processionals in their respective fields