Join the KASAP team!
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is a 501(c)(3) statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers (RCCs) in the Commonwealth. Each RCC provides crisis services through 24-hour telephone and counseling; mental health treatment and support; medical and legal advocacy; consultation to victims and community members; prevention education, outreach, and training. These services operate 365 days per year, free of charge to the individuals served. KASAP supports each RCC by providing them with pass-through funding, training, and technical assistance. KASAP also provides annual program and financial monitoring and oversight to ensure that programs are meeting standards and best practices.
KASAP advocates for victims of sexual violence through state policy and legislative work. KASAP also builds and maintains strong statewide partnerships with key stakeholders in the field of sexual violence prevention and intervention. KASAP has a commitment to the prevention of sexual violence and assists RCCs in providing evidence-based, trauma-informed prevention education, training, and outreach to their communities. KASAP has supported the development and implementation of It’s My Space in middle schools and Green Dot in high schools, colleges, and communities across the Commonwealth.
KASAP is proud of the many strengths it has built over 30+ years of advocating for survivors in the Commonwealth:
- Organizing the annual state conference addressing sexual and domestic violence, in collaboration with Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, for over 21 years.
- More than doubling funding for sexual assault services and prevention in Kentucky since 2004 through development and maintenance of strong state partnerships.
- Ongoing investment in the primary prevention of sexual violence, including the development and implementation of a comprehensive statewide prevention plan with support and buy-in from all KY RCCs.
- Intentional commitment to anti-oppression work via adaptation, collaboration, ongoing education, and training for and with local RCCs.
- Ensuring incarcerated survivors have access to RCC services through the development and maintenance of MOUs with Kentucky Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, and five Bureau of Prison facilities.
Executive Director Job Summary
KASAP’s current Executive Director of 20 years is retiring, leaving a legacy of fierce advocacy for survivors and a robust network of stakeholders committed to ending sexual violence. The Board of Directors of KASAP is seeking a new Executive Director to build on KASAP’s considerable strengths, successfully address its challenges, and continue working toward a strong and sustainable future focused on ending sexual violence. The goal is to find a candidate prior to the current Executive Director’s final leave to provide on-site guidance, training, and resources as part of the succession plan.
This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and mission-driven professional to lead KASAP to the next phase in its work to end sexual violence. In partnership with the Board of Directors and KASAP staff, the Executive Director will chart and implement a strategic plan to advance the work to end sexual violence in the Commonwealth with an explicitly anti-racist and anti-oppression framework. The Executive Director will also model and cultivate a healthy, collaborative, and trauma-informed workplace environment that supports staff growth and development and will facilitate internal collaborative decision making with KASAP staff. In addition, the Executive Director will represent the coalition to the state legislature, with statewide partners, and in media appearances.
For the full job description and to apply, click here.