Join Our Growing Team!

beyondviolenceOur team is growing and we are now accepting applications for individuals who would like to join our Beyond Violence Facilitator team.

Beyond Violence Program Facilitator
*Currently seeking qualified applicants who are willing to travel to Belfair, WA (Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women) , Gig Harbor, WA (Washington Corrections Center for Women) and the surrounding Puget Sound area. 

About Bright New Day
Bright New Day, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to the individual and social change necessary to support women, who are or have been incarcerated, to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We do this by connecting women to the resources they need to develop the life skills and social supports for futures as productive members of society.

About Beyond Violence
Beyond Violence is an evidence-based manualized curriculum for women in criminal justice settings (jails, prisons, and community corrections) with histories of aggression and/or violence.  It deals with the violence and trauma they have experienced, as well as the violence they may have perpetrated.  This four-level model of violence prevention considers the complex interplay between individual, relationship, community, and societal factors.  It addresses the factors that put people at risk for experiencing and/or perpetrating violence. The Beyond Violence Program is a 40-hour program, broken into 20 sessions. Each session is 2 hours long and will be held twice a week for 10 weeks.

You can learn more about the program here.

Bright New Day is proud to bring this evidence-based program to Washington State and is looking forward to growing the program in the coming years

Job Summary
Bright New Day is seeking facilitators for its Beyond Violence curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking program that we hope to build into a sustainable opportunity for women who are being released from Washington State prisons.

The Beyond Violence Program comes with a facilitator guide that will need to be adapted for our specific uses. Facilitators must be willing and able to go through material, prior to the start of the pilot. At certain checkpoints throughout the program, Bright New Day will ask facilitators to facilitate surveys so that we can gather information on the programs effectiveness.

The position(s) reports to Bright New Day’s Board of Directors.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure that the Beyond Violence curriculum is delivered professionally and effectively to meet desired learning objectives
  • Conduct trainings in a respectful and welcoming manner; follow all training guidelines as outlined in the Beyond Violence Facilitator’s handbook. Maintain workshop management within a class of approx. 10-20 formerly incarcerated women (size will be determined based on location)
  • Arrive punctually to workshops and planning sessions; expertly manage time during the course of the workshops to ensure that all aspects of the lesson plan are delivered
  • Contribute feedback to Bright New Day for future programming
  • Act as a positive role model in all interactions with program participants for the purpose of advocating respect and cooperation among participants and enthusiasm for the program
  • Keep Bright New Day’s Board of Directors abreast of issues that are surfacing within the groups and report weekly on program progress.
  • Perform other duties as required in support of the program, including, but not limited to: period reporting, administrative requirements and grant inquiries.

Experience Requirements

  • Experience working with women who are or have been incarcerated required
  • Advanced training or degree in social work preferred
  • Ability to manage personal boundaries and separate oneself from issues that may arise in the workshops
  • Experience facilitating intimate workshops and following a curriculum
  • Demonstrated experience and education in the field of domestic violence and advocacy-based counseling desirable, including 20 hours of domestic violence education per WAC 388-61A-0350 

Desired Personal Qualities

Due to the nature of the program and its content, Bright New Day is seeking someone with the following personal qualities who embodies our organizations values:

  • Do the Right Thing: We choose to always act with integrity and to put the clients’ needs first.
  • Expect the Best: We strive to be our best and we recognize the good intentions of all persons with whom we engage.
  • Work Well With Others: Collaborating with others in our field is what fuels us. By bringing together the best resources available to our clients, we are able to create a community of organizations that are focused on one thing – the success of our clients.
  • Be Bold. Take Risks: In our line of work, we sometimes have to think outside of the box when it comes to finding a solution. We will be bold and take necessary risks when it means that the outcome is beneficial for our clients, organization and the community at large.
  • Celebrate Individuality: We are individuals and we value the uniqueness of all persons. We work together to build innovative programs and to create opportunities for women who are or have been incarcerated.

Duration & Compensation

The program curriculum is 20 hours and can be divided into many formats (2 hours per week for 10 weeks, 1 hour per week for 20 weeks, etc). We are open to formatting the program depending on the facilitator and the location. A small stipend will be paid for facilitated time, as well as travel per diems.

To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to hillary@brightnewday.org. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

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We’re Hiring!

Join our team!

Bright New Day is seeking two (2) co-facilitators for our pilot of the Beyond Violence curriculum. We are open to proposals from pairs of already established facilitators, as well as individuals. Because this is a pilot, the duties may vary and candidates must be comfortable with changing priorities. This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a groundbreaking program that we hope to build into a sustainable opportunity for women who are being released from Washington State prisons.

Learn more by clicking here.

Applications will be accepted through April 8, 2016 (extended deadline).

March 2016

beyondviolenceIt is been a while since we last updated our community on what we have been doing at Bright New Day. The holidays came and went, and 2016 has flown by – already propelling us into March. While we may not have been posting updates, our board has been hard at work continuing the development of our pilot Beyond Violence program. As with all good things, there has been lots of discussion, hundreds of emails and even a phone call with the program’s creator, Dr. Stephanie Covington.

While it may be taking a while, we remain passionate about the mission of Bright New Day:

We are committed to the individual and social change necessary to support women, who are or have been incarcerated, to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We do this by connecting women to the resources they need to develop the life skills and social supports for futures as productive members of society.

So please stay with us, as we continue to develop this pilot; we know it will be worth the wait.

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Hillary U
Executive Director
Bright New Day

P.S. I would be remiss to not thank and recognize our small, but mighty, group of directors. Dennis, Dave, Elizabeth, Natalie, NoElle and Theresa, thank you for continuing to further this mission. It is a true honor to work with you. And to those community members and donors, that have continued to support our development, many, many thanks.

Your gift of $45

$45 buys a workbook

Looking for another way to support our programs? The Beyond Violence Workbook is a vital part of our program. Each woman receives her own workbook that will walk her through this personal journey. Support Bright New Day with your gift of $45 and know that you’re connecting women to the resources they need to develop the life skills and social supports for futures as productive members of society.

Donate online here.

Shop for a Cause: Holiday Extravaganza

Supporting

Bright New Day has partnered with a stylist from Stella & Dot to bring you this exciting online event!

Bright New Day’s Holiday Extravaganza is a great opportunity to shop online for all your holiday treats now through December 18.

A portion of your Stella & Dot purchase will benefit Bright New Day’s Beyond Violence curriculum for domestic violence survivors who are formerly incarcerated!

Join our Facebook event and be entered to win free gifts and access to exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!

In addition to Stella & Dot goodies, we’ll also have some special items for auction, opportunities to directly support our programs and much more!

Looking for other ways to support our programs? Shop through AmazonSmile!

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Beyond Violence Curriculum

Bright New Day is excited to announce our Fall Program – Beyond Violence.

This evidence-based domestic violence intervention curriculum, developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington, is for domestic violence survivors recently released from prison.

This is an extremely important program, as the majority of women in prison are survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, but there are very few domestic violence programs specifically for women with criminal histories that help women address their trauma and explore how that trauma relates to their criminal history. You can learn more about the program here.

Bright New Day is proud to bring this evidence-based program to Washington State and is looking forward to adding more sessions in 2016.

If you are interested in learning more about our Fall program, please contact us here.

We are also raising funds so that we can offer this program at no-cost to the participants. You can support us, by making a purchase through our Stella & Dot trunk show or you can make a direct donation here.

Bright New Day Summer Fundraiser

Bright New Day Invitation

Help us raise funds for our Fall program!

In-person Event:
Drop in for light appetizers, drinks, and fashion as we shop for a great cause! Stella & Dot’s gorgeous new Fall line of jewelry, bags, and scarves just arrived, and proceeds benefit Bright New Day’s support group for women who are or have been incarcerated.

We hope you can make it and feel free to bring a friend!

Thursday, August 27th
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Thornton Place Great Room
Rsvp here.

Parking is available in the Thornton Place garage under Regal Cinemas or across the street at Northgate Mall. Entrance to great room is on the same side as Thornton Place leasing office.

Online:
Can’t make it to the event? Shop anytime between now and 8/27 for a portion of your order go to Bright New Day’s programs!

Shop here.

Hello 2015

Since our inception, we have been committed to providing services to women who are or have been incarcerated.

In June of 2014, we carried on as a volunteer-led organization and now, here we are in 2015, back and stronger than ever. Our board has continued to meet monthly and last night, we met to discuss some very exciting things that we have in store for 2015.

There are many new things on the horizon for Bright New Day and we will be keeping all of you updated as we progress.