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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
  • Director of Residential Services

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.

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

There are no positions available at this time.

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

There are no positions available at this time.

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.