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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

There are no positions available at this time.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Helpline Advocate

  • Overnight Advocate

The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center's Helpline Advocate will be primarily responsible for answering the Victims of Crime Helpline via the telephone and internet from victims who are in crisis due to a violent crime, police and medical personnel, and others. The Helpline Advocate will provide advocacy and support, information, and make referrals as necessary.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a part time position, Monday through Friday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's Degree required, bilingual preferred.

 

TO APPLY:

Please fill out the form above, or you may email resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a part time position. Position hours are Saturdays 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Other duties include answering 24-hour helpline.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Related education and/or prior experience necessary.

 

TO APPLY:

Please fill out the form above, or you may email resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

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
  • Director of Development

  • Relief Advocate

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.).


PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
 

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.

Communications 

  • 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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • 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. 

 

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 references via email to info@sojournerri.org 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.

 

Organization Location: Northern Rhode Island

Schedule: Hours will vary, depending on schedule; nights and weekends

Rate of Pay: $10 an hour

Reports to: Manager of Residential Advocacy 

 

BASIC FUNCTION

Sojourner House, a domestic violence agency that serves Providence and northern Rhode Island, seeks additional Relief Advocates who will assist the residential program. Relief Advocates will fill in for shifts when they become available, which generally will be nights and weekends.

Relief Advocates will be responsible for assisting with the operations of the Sojourner House residential program and the agency’s helpline, creating an atmosphere of advocacy where guests are able to heal and redirect their lives.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain a safe and secure environment at the shelter facility.

  • Provide all temporary guests of the shelter with the support and assistance they need, including emotional support, education on domestic violence, and adjusting to their new environment.

  • Answer the helpline by providing crisis intervention, emotional support, and referral information to clients.

  • Perform intake interviews and refer cases to full-time case managers if the shelter is the appropriate place for the client. If so, orient the client to the facility. If not, direct the client to the appropriate services available to them.

  • Support clients to secure basic needs: food, clothing, safety, transportation, education, etc. Support their work towards their personal goals.

  • Assist in data collection, file maintenance, and data entry as requested.

EDUCATION

Associate degree or equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE

Two to three years in human services. Domestic violence experience preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Computer literate in spreadsheet and word processing
  • Reliability
  • Must pass BCI


TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references to Kelly Henry, khenry@sojournerri.org.

 

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, marital status, 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.

 

TO APPLY:

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