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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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RICADV & SOAR Positions

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Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Community Engagement Specialist

  • Director of Development

  • Case Manager

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Overnight Advocate

Community Engagement Specialist

Job Summary

Part time position 25 hours per week. Responsible for providing domestic violence prevention while engaging the community.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and update domestic violence awareness curriculum to youth within the Blackstone Valley area.
  • Establish and create positive ongoing links with Blackstone Valley area school departments and youth identified agencies.
  • Develop and maintain a list of active referrals for youth, professionals and parents.
  • Research and create links with established local and statewide youth program providers as a referral source.
  • Work with agencies, businesses, individuals and government to create strong networks to promote prevention efforts.
  • Participate in related local and statewide committees.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Proven experience in education field and/or domestic violence
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Self starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask with a high attention to detail.
  • Prior experience in community engagement and public speaking



Please fill out the form above, or you may email resume to Position will be open until filled.

Director of Development

Job Summary

Full time position with benefit package available. Responsible to create and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation and in-kind resources.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Design cultivation and giving opportunities for targeted individual, corporate and foundation donors and prospects.
  • Implement the fund development plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles.
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are achieved.
  • Monitor trends in the community and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.
  • Oversee the administration of the donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information.
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts.
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Six to eight years professional experience in a non-profit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources).
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside BVAC.
  • Strong organization and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Effective time management and organizational skills

Full time position with benefits package available.


Please fill out the form above, or you may email resume to Position will be open until filled.

Case Manager

Job Summary

Part time position 22.5 hours per week which include Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Responsible for providing case management for clients who reside in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct activities necessary to admit clients to the Safe Home. Record necessary information, explain policy and procedures.
  • Responsible to implement transitional services to clients who are leaving the Safe Home.
  • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to families in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program.
  • Maintain demographic statistics and complete necessary reports.
  • Responsible for receiving, screening, routing and/or responding to telephone calls to the 800 Victims of Crime Helpline and agency helpline.
  • Coordinate holiday giving program in conjunction with other staff members.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • High level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients
  • Effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Self starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask with a high attention to detail.
  • Prior experience in the field of domestic violence. 



Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send a resume to The position will be available until filled.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is currently seeking a part time Administrative Assistant.

Responsible for general administrative duties in providing an effective level of organization and efficiency to the office.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Executive Director in developing annual publications, newsletters and event invites, etc.
  • Assist Executive Director with contract management as needed.
  • Assist with bank deposits, sending out payables, and other fiscal support services, such as maintaining financial files and general bookkeeping.
  • Provide data entry into database, obtaining information from various staff members.
  • Perform computer troubleshooting, and communicate with and assist IT consultant as needed.
  • Provide general clerical support as needed.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Two or more years of office management experience
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask with a high attention to detail
  • Knowledge of or exceptional interest in the field of domestic violence

This is a part time position, 15 hours per week.


Please fill out the form above, or you may email resume to Position will be open until filled.

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. with other hours available.

Other duties include answering the 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

There are no positions available at this time.

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

There are no positions available at this time.

Sojourner House
  • Senior Housing Specialist

Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides education, residential services (shelter and transitional housing), and community based services (including support groups, immigration advocacy, and HIV testing and education) to all victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Job Location:
Providence and northern Rhode Island

Reports to: Director of Residential Advocacy

Position: Full time (37.5 hours a week)


Responsible for working closely with the Director of Residential Advocacy and the agency’s management team to implement Sojourner House’s residential program, which currently includes an emergency shelter for women and children, a shelter for male-identified victims, a shelter for victims of trafficking, transitional housing, permanent housing, and rapid rehousing programs.

The Senior Housing Specialist will have the following primary responsibilities, in addition to providing general support to the agency’s residential program:

  1. Provide case management, advocacy, and related assistance to clients in Sojourner House’s residential program;
  2. Supervise some of the advocate-level positions in the residential program;
  3. Assist with property management of some of the agency’s housing programs;
  4. Assist with the development of programming for residential clients;
  5. Work collaboratively with other state housing providers to assist Sojourner House clients in moving on to permanent housing.


  • Provide individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s residential housing program. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to education, employment, child care, and permanent housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.
  • Develop and implement programming to benefit clients in the residential housing program. At a minimum, the Specialist will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings, and/or programs per week that will benefit residential clients and other community members. The Specialist will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s transitional housing clients and offer programs reflective of those needs (e.g. GLBTQ discussion groups, HIV/AIDS prevention groups, etc.).
  • Supervise 2 to 5 full-time residential staff members. Provide guidance, assistance, and direction to staff; assist with client case plans as needed.
  • Working with the Youth Advocate, coordinate children’s services and make referrals as necessary for residential housing families with minor children, which may include but are not limited to: enrollment in the local school system, art expressive therapy groups, tutoring sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, recreational, and enrichment activities, child care, and mental health programs.
  • Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential housing clients.
  • Assist with the monitoring and implementation of housing policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.
  • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.
  • Help with the collection of rent from clients in the transitional housing program.
  • Provide property management assistance and address the maintenance needs of the transitional housing units as needed. This may include arranging appointments with necessary contractors to provide needed repairs, as well as working directly with landlords that the agency leases apartments from.
  • Develop and implement policies and strategies to assist residential clients to access permanent housing. This may include working with other housing providers and individually assisting clients in applying for benefits or completing housing applications.
  • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence, northern Rhode Island, and throughout the state. Serve on state or local working committees as requested.
  • Prepare and deliver community presentations on issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and housing/homelessness when requested.
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
  • Be willing to receive training to become a Qualified Professional HIV Test Counselor.
  • Be willing to receive training to assist clients with social security applications and related benefits applications.
  • Work as necessary with other residential advocates and the Director of Development/Volunteer Coordinator to help supervise volunteers and interns.
  • Periodically provide on-call emergency assistance to residential clients when requested.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Residential Advocacy or the Executive Director.


Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology, or related field preferred.


  • A minimum of five years' experience in human or social services
  • Demonstrated experience with working in the homelessness or housing field
  • Experience supervising full-time staff members is required.
  • Familiarity with domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or gender issues
  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
  • Fluency in Spanish (both oral and written) is preferred.
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
  • Familiarity and comfort working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
  • A demonstrated familiarity with GLBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
  • Access to a vehicle in order to facilitate traveling between the agency’s different locations
  • Comfort working individually and in teams
  • Familiarity with social services in Rhode Island
  • A track record of providing innovative thinking to the implementation of service delivery
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including one night a week (Thursday nights) and occasional weekends as needed

This position is 37.5 hours a week (5 full days). Applicants will be eligible for benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, accrual of leave time, and a 401(k) plan. 



Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references to Adelaide Downham at adownham at, or by mail to Sojourner House, 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received by Monday, July 31st. No phone calls, please. 

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

There are no positions available at this time.

Crossroads RI - Domestic Violence Program

There are no positions available at this time.