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Welcome to the employment section of our website, where you can find career opportunities with the RICADV and SOAR as well as with our member agencies. To learn more about our member agencies, click here.

Browse the open positions below, then fill out the form to attach and submit required documents. You may also send application materials to the appropriate email address if one has been provided.

Member agency abbreviations are as follows: BVAC (Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center), DVRCSC (Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County), EBCC (Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center), SOJ (Sojourner House), and WRC (Women's Resource Center).


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Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Director of Residential Services

  • Overnight Advocate

The Director of Residential Services is a key member of the Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center and is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and evaluation of the residential programs. The ideal candidate is client-centered and will have experience in case management, advocacy, crisis management, and community resources.



  • Provide oversight and guidance to members of the residential services team to ensure that clients receive the appropriate services and support using a trauma-informed approach.
  • Oversee Safe Home, Transitional Housing Program, and Helpline.
  • Ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are developed, maintained, and adhered to by all residential staff.
  • Work alongside maintenance to ensure repairs are documented and completed in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships related to the residential services programs.


  • Provide direction and supervision to the direct service residential staff.
  • Facilitate residential staff meetings and other meetings as needed.
  • Maintain a process for daily communication amongst the residential services team.


  • Complete all residential services statistical reports.
  • Compile, tabulate, and analyze data required by funders to determine program effectiveness, outcomes, and measurements, client satisfaction, and post shelter stays.
  • Using agency software, complete timely and accurate documentation of all services provided to clients and their families.


  • Provide on-call coverage for the Safe Home as required.
  • Represent the agency at community meetings as requested.
  • Attend and participate in pertinent agency meetings and training.
  • Provide one-on-one advocacy to clients as required.
  • Respond to Helpline calls and document them following the agency's procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality and complete all job responsibilities in an ethical and culturally competent manner.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of experience, preferably in a residential setting, with a minimum of two years of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) are required.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Position requires a valid driver's license and clear background check.

This is a full time position with a benefit package available.


Please fill out the form above, or you may email resume to by April 24th, 2017.

The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center's Overnight Advocate will provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to victims of domestic violence residing in the Safe Home.


This is a part time position. Position hours are Saturdays 9:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m. and other hours as necessary.

Other duties include answering 24-hour helpline.


Related education and/or prior experience necessary.



Please fill out the form above, or you may email resume to

Position will be open until filled.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
  • Residential Advocate

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (serving Washington County) is seeking a full time Residential Advocate to work in the safe home program.

Must be fluent in English and Spanish. Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required. Valid driver’s license and own transportation necessary. Experience working with victims of domestic violence preferred. Schedule includes evenings and one weekend day.


Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send resume to Deb Greene, 61 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 or

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Law Enforcement Advocate

The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, in collaboration with the North Providence Police Department, is searching for a skilled Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA) who will be responsible for:

  • Providing a range of services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault;
  • Working collaboratively with police officers involved in investigation and prosecution of crimes related to domestic violence and/or sexual assault;
  • Representing the four partner agencies at diverse educational, community, and outreach events;
  • Compiling and analyzing data related to services provided.

The LEA will be employed by the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center but will work from the partnering police department location.

This is a part-time position requiring flexibility in work hours. The LEA may be on-call in addition to regular work hours, and may need to respond to police department requests during evenings and weekends.


  • Education/training and/or work experience on victimization issues, law enforcement responsibilities, and relevant laws
  • Ability to work well with law enforcement, community professionals, general public, and victims of interpersonal violence
  • Valid driver’s license, up-to-date car insurance, and reliable transportation
  • Satisfactorily pass criminal background check


Fill out the form above, or send resume and cover letter via email to:

Gina Davis, Manager of Community Services, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center at

Sojourner House
  • Director of Development

Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full Time
Location: Providence
Salary Range: $47,500 to $52,500, DOE, with full benefits

Sojourner House is a domestic and sexual violence non-profit organization with offices in Providence and northern Rhode Island that provides direct services and educational programming to the community. With an annual budget of slightly over $1 million, the agency is looking to further grow its fundraising initiatives that are focused on individual donor giving, corporate donations, and special events-based revenue. (This is not a grant writing position.)

The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director, board of directors, and volunteer committees. S/he is primarily responsible for (1) recruiting and managing volunteers who are able to help with the operations of the agency, fundraising initiatives, and educational work; (2) planning, coordinating, promoting, and facilitating events that raise awareness about Sojourner House’s work and bring in funds for the agency; (3) increasing the size and amounts of corporate gifts, through event sponsorship and general donations; and (4) managing fundraising campaigns that focus on individual donor giving that will support the agency’s direct services and recently established endowment.

The Director of Development will be exceptionally motivated, passionate, organized, detail-oriented, possess superior communications skills (both oral and written), work very well with individuals, and be fluent in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp, etc.).


Volunteer Coordination

  • Recruits individuals to volunteer and intern at Sojourner House;
  • Develops and implements a volunteer training at least three times a year for new interns/volunteers;
  • Responds to prospective inquiries about volunteer work that is available;
  • Ensures that volunteers have a work plan and direct supervisor on staff at Sojourner House;
  • Oversees volunteers or provides assistance for tabling opportunities at community events to provide education about Sojourner House's work;
  • Helps facilitate the acceptance of in-kind donations from community members and delegates donations to different shelters/locations as needed;
  • Plans volunteer appreciation events as appropriate;
  • Directly supervises a small number of volunteers/interns;
  • Speaks at colleges, fairs, and community events about volunteer opportunities.

Event Planning

  • Serves as a liaison for donors and business owners who offer to host fundraisers, and coordinates logistics when requested;
  • Serves as the point person for small fundraising events that Sojourner House initiates;
  • Is the primary coordinator for Sojourner House's major annual events (a Masquerade Ball & a spring breakfast). This includes:
    • Coordinating logistics;
    • Assisting with the recruitment and supervision of volunteer event planning teams;
    • Assisting with sponsorship solicitation;
    • Promoting the event;
    • Collecting donations; and
    • Managing communications related to the event.
  • Manages on-line fundraising platforms;
  • Develops strategies for corporate sponsorship opportunities and makes solicitations;
  • Develops and documents best practices and models for fundraising events;
  • Works with the volunteer members of event planning committees to ensure that tasks are being delegated and followed through;
  • Oversees bulk fundraising mailings.

Individual Donor Cultivation

  • Manages and develops strategies to grow annual fundraising initiatives, which include a spring fundraising campaign, an annual appeal, and a recently established endowment.
  • Communicates directly with donors;
  • Develops strategies to transition donors into Major Donors;
  • Drafts written materials to share with donors, including written newsletters, Campaign appeals, and an annual report;
  • Engages in work to identify and cultivate new donors.


  • Works with staff and volunteers to highlight Sojourner House programs and stories;
  • Oversees social media sites and provides regular updates;
  • Develops content for a regular e-newsletter and a quarterly print newsletter;
  • Assists with website maintenance, monthly e-newsletters, blog posts, and other communications work as assigned.

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as requested by the management team.
  • Some evening and weekend work will be required occasionally.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required.


  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in fundraising, and/or event planning is required.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated work experience in order to apply.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit work is preferred.
  • Experience working with volunteers is preferred.
  • Must be exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and responsive to phone calls and email correspondence.
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
  • Must have superior communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Familiarity with Spanish is a plus.
  • Must have computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general Internet skills).
  • Mastery of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and basic website content.
  • Experience in developing and delivering community presentations.
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check.
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle. 



Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references via email to with the subject line “Director of Development” by Friday, March 3, 2017.

Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Women's Resource Center
  • HEZ Project Coordinator

The mission of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is to lead domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services. WRC prevention programs are at the forefront of domestic violence prevention nationally.

The Women’s Resource Center is the backbone agency for the Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ), a city-wide coalition mobilizing residents and resources of the Broadway and North End neighborhoods to make Newport a place where everyone can thrive. WRC envisions a city where structural, financial, and environmental barriers to health and well-being are eliminated; public policy fosters the good health of all residents; and residents feel empowered to control health of their families and community.

The Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator facilitates the assessment, planning, and implementation of the Newport HEZ Initiative, a place-based approach to addressing health disparities. 


  • Coordinate the Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative in Newport
  • Lead strategic growth and deepen the impact of Health Equity Zone initiatives by developing strategic action goals in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Spearhead relationship-building and cultivate meaningful collaborations with community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations
  • Mobilize community members and collaborators to fulfill community-building goals
  • Represent the HEZ and WRC at local events, community gatherings, workshops, trainings and to community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations
  • Supervise Resident Consultants and Community Health Worker (CHW) Fellows
  • Represent the HEZ and WRC with local and state government officials, in the media, and with private organizations
  • Facilitate community organizing initiatives, including curriculum and program development
  • Coordinate, collaborate, and strategize in tandem with the WRC's Director of Prevention, Resident Consultants, CHW Fellows, and HEZ Partners
  • Develop program logic model and work plan
  • Coordinate the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) committee
  • Generate new program ideas and work with teams to implement and carry out programming related to community building and health equity
  • Monitor and evaluate HEZ programs, practices, and initiatives to ensure quality and effectiveness; make recommendations for improvement
  • Act as a resource for staff, collaborators, and community members by providing technical support within areas of responsibility and expertise


  • Excellent community organizing skills; demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, and following through on organizing campaigns
  • Bring inspirational presence, reliable leadership, and enthusiasm for WRC’s mission and vision to community meetings, task forces, and other strategic sites
  • Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills across a range of relationships and environments
  • Strong program planning and evaluation skills
  • Ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments at once with attention to detail
  • Excellent time management, project management, and delegation skills
  • Ability to effectively build relationships with a wide variety of constituents
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programming
  • Familiarity with the Newport community preferred


  • Master’s Degree in a field related to community planning, public health, or social justice and three years of significant related community-organizing experience OR five or more years of significant related community-organizing experience
  • Understanding and analysis of systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.
  • Comfort working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of community development models and experience supporting leadership development of community members
  • Experience supervising diverse staff in a team environment.
  • Interest in being part of a learning environment
  • Desire for and comfort with community taking the lead; the candidate must be able to motivate community members and support community self-determination while also creating and enforcing systems of accountability.
  • Flexibility and willingness to grow in response to community needs or changes in the field
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team inclusive of various experiences of race, sexuality, gender, ability, or age
  • Excellent ability to plan and organize a demanding workload
  • Understanding of how to create and carry out work plans; experience developing logic models a plus
  • Grant writing experience a plus
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs, and proficiency in utilizing the Internet, including social media
  • Knowledge of and experience working in the Newport community a plus


$50,000-$55,000/year, plus health care and dental benefits, paid vacation, and sick time. Supportive and family-friendly work environment. Position is grant funded through March 2019.


Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or email a cover letter and resume to

The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.

Crossroads RI - Domestic Violence Program
  • Transitional Housing Advocate

The Transitional Housing Advocate is responsible for providing support, advocacy, and case management services to women and children in the Transitional Housing Program, providing coverage for the shelter hotline and front desk, developing special knowledge in the area of housing resources, and communicating that knowledge to other staff. 

Reports to: Shelter Manager, Domestic Violence Program

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advocate for the mission of the organization and promote the vision and direction of the agency’s values.
  • Provide case management and supportive services to program families, including: screenings, intakes and assessments, service plan development, monitoring, linkage to appropriate community resources, follow up, and appropriate discharge.
  • Conduct regular home visits.
  • Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with funding regulations and applicable laws.  
  • Enter participants' information into the client database in a timely manner and update regularly. 
  • Provide safety planning services and conduct program participant safety checks as needed.
  • Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries with clients at all times.
  • Answer the hotline during scheduled shifts and provide appropriate resources to callers.
  • Provide coverage at the shelter front desk during scheduled times and as needed.
  • Understand and put into practice the trauma informed philosophy and goals of the Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree, or certification or licensure in a Social Services/Human Services field.
  • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in a Human Services field, such as advocacy or case management.
  • Experience in a family social services setting preferred, including knowledge and experience relating to community resources for referrals to families in need of services.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, and related issues.
  • Understanding of and commitment to issues of cultural diversity as they apply to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
  • Knowledge of social casework principles, practices, and techniques and the ability to apply these effectively.
  • Knowledge of public and private social service providers within the community and community resources and programs available to families with the identified needs. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals and groups within and outside of the agency.
  • Knowledge of advanced interviewing skills.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to exercise a wide degree of independent judgment, decision-making, and action on an ongoing basis. 
  • Must have reliable transportation

Physical demands and work environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: Sitting, walking, lifting up to 20 pounds, reaching, carrying, speaking, listening
  • Work environment: An environment of fast pace of crisis intervention. Protocol for safety and security is a priority. Use of phones, in person assistance, computer, fax and other general office machinery.



Please fill out the form above (with uploaded resume and application), or you may send resume and application to or fax them to 401-521-1894.