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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), WRC (Women's Resource Center). To learn more about our member agencies, click here.


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Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Open Positions

  • Law Enforcement Advocate

    Full time position with benefit package available. Responsible for implementing the Law Enforcement Advocate Program in collaboration with local police departments.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Provide information and assistance to police officers working with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. 

    Meet with victims, either on scene with police accompaniment, at the police department, or at the hospital, following the incident or within a few days as a follow-up. Refer victim to additional services as necessary. 

    Generate reports and statistics. 

    Assist with training programs for police officers, community members, and other agencies on sexual assault and domestic violence issues.

    Represents agency at community based meetings, roundtables, conferences and sexual assault/domestic violence police in-service trainings as needed.

    Attends and participates in conferences and in-service trainings as needed. 

    Provide hospital and court accompaniment to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. 

    Skills and Abilities Required 

    A high level of interpersonal skills to provide assistance to victims and to deal effectively with all segments of the community

    Organizational and analytical abilities to deal with difficult human and administrative problems

    An understanding of issues related to sexual assault, sexual abuse, and domestic violence

    Ability to perform effectively in stressful situations and to handle crises as they arise

    Bachelor's degree required

    Bilingual Spanish required



    Interested candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or send resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.


Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

There are no positions available at this time.

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Open Positions

  • Law Enforcement Advocate

    General Summary:

    Under the direct supervision of the assigned Project Director of the Coventry Police Department, the LEA will provide enhanced services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the towns of Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich. The LEA will receive additional guidance from the assigned project officer for the West Greenwich Police Department, East Greenwich Police Department, and Manager of Advocacy Services at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    Case Review and Assessment:

    Under the direction of each police department’s Police Supervisor, review all assigned cases of domestic violence and sexual assault for the towns of Coventry, East Greenwich, and West Greenwich. Cases may come to the project from within the police department, through referrals from the victim service agencies, and/or from other community-based agencies.

    Develop a follow-up plan for each reviewed case, which may include any of the following, or other appropriate response to victim’s needs:

    • Telephone contact
    • Contact by letter or email
    • In-person contact (at police department, court, other agency, or at the victim’s residence when deemed safe and when accompanied by an assigned officer or other professional)

    Victim Assistance and Case Coordination

    Work with the victim to identify needs for short-term safety planning and for longer-term changes related to living free of abuse.

    Work with the victim to identify and address concerns about the criminal justice process. Provide necessary information and referrals.

    Assist the victim in identifying and coordinating services from appropriate agencies, making referrals, and also advocating with those agencies on behalf of the victim.

    Provide information and assistance to police to enhance case response.

    Provide victims with accompaniment to meetings and/or criminal justice proceedings as needed on a case-by-case basis.

    Outreach and Awareness

    Participate in police department outreach in the community to increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault.

    Participate in police department work with community-based service providers to develop strong, comprehensive support networks for victims, including training and meetings.

    Assist in the training of police officers of the participating departments to increase their understanding of the role of the LEA; to promote good working relationships between police, the LEA and service providers; and to keep law enforcement current on issues related to victimization.

    At the request of the participating police departments, assist in other professional trainings and community awareness events related to domestic violence and sexual assault.

    Participate in meetings of the VAWA Curriculum Committee as available.

    Participate in LEA in-service and peer support meetings as scheduled.

    Administrative Tasks

    Keep appropriate records (written and electronic) to track case contacts, victim demographics, and other required data.

    Provide reports as required by the Supervising officer.

    Attend organizational meetings of project partner agencies.


    Education/training on victimization issues, law enforcement responsibilities, and relevant laws. Education may be a combination of prior training/experience provided through the project collaborating agencies.

    Ability to work well with law enforcement, community professionals, general public, and victims of abuse/assault.

    Valid driver’s license

    Criminal background check


    Interested candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or send a resume and cover letter to Gina Davis, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, at ginad@ebchouse.org.


Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • Business Manager

    General Description:

    Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency that provides residential, educational, and community-based interventions to families and individuals impacted by abuse. The agency has experienced considerable growth in the past 3 years and now seeks a full time Business Manager who will be a strategic member of Sojourner House’s management team and will report to the Executive Director.

    The Business Manager will help to manage the agency’s growing $1.7 million budget, and they will be responsible for the following: (1) all of the accounting and bookkeeping functions of the organization, including payroll operations and preparations for the annual audit; (2) oversight of the human resources responsibilities for a staff of 25 full and part time members; and (3) providing business development and management to the agency as a whole.

    The role requires an ability to do proper analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, cost reduction, and operational performance. The individual must be exceptionally detail-oriented and maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding records of the organization. This is a position of potential professional growth for the right applicant.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Financial Management and Bookkeeping

    Prepare and record checks for payment of agency expenses.

    Prepare and record payments and deposits.

    Maintain and review the check register and general ledger.

    Reconcile the general ledger cash accounts and bank statements.

    Reconcile credit card transactions with credit card statements.

    Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of funds as needed.

    Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.

    Manage grant expenditures and prepare financial reports to funding sources.

    Prepare and mail invoices.

    Verify, track, and reconcile tenant rent payments and security deposits.

    Manage the agency budget in coordination with the Executive Director.

    Assist with the preparation and monitoring of program budgets.

    Keep the leadership team abreast of the organization’s financial status.

    Analyze and present financial reports in a timely manner to the Executive Director, Finance Committee, and Board of Directors.

    Payroll Functions

    Oversee all payroll procedures in coordination with payroll service provider, including the tabulation of accrued employee benefits.

    Audit Preparation

    Prepare work papers and related materials to assist the organization’s independent auditors to ensure timely issuance of audited financial reports.

    Human Resources

    Maintain employee files and ensure that documentation is accurate and up-to-date.

    Work with external partners and third-party benefits vendors, such as the health/dental insurance representatives, 401(k) agents, insurance companies, etc.

    Business Development

    Improve the operational systems, processes, and policies in support of the organization’s mission – specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.

    Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT, and Finance) through ongoing monitoring and improvements to each function.

    Play a significant role in long-term fiscal planning of the organization.

    Design and implement business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of goals.

    Ensure adherence to accounting and fiscal policies and objectives, and help to draft policies as needed and requested.

    Maintain relationships with partners/vendors/suppliers; seek new partnerships when necessary or appropriate.


    Minimum of a B.A., ideally with an accounting, finance, or business degree

    At least five (5) to seven (7) years of professional experience in financial and operations management

    Previous non-profit financial management experience

    Experience with managing financial reports for federal grants

    Experience with being responsible for the quality and content of financial data, reporting, and audit documentation preparation

    Experience with payroll functions

    Tech savviness, with experience with QuickBooks or other types of bookkeeping software

    Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

    A commitment to the mission of Sojourner House

    Reports to:           Executive Director

    Status:                  Full Time

    Location:              Providence Office

    Salary:                  $52,000 to $60,000, DOE with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan)



    Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 potential references to Adelaide Downham at adownham@sojournerri.org.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, January 29, 2018.

    Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetics.

  • Bilingual Housing Advocate

    Basic Function:

    Working with the Senior Housing Specialist, Director of Residential Services, and the residential housing team, the Bilingual Housing Advocate will provide direct services and programming to Transitional Housing (TH) and Safe Home (SH) clients. The Advocate will also work to coordinate outreach efforts to the Latina community in Providence and northern Rhode Island, and they will assist with Sojourner House’s shelter for victims of human trafficking.

    Principal Job Duties:

    Provide individual case management services to residential clients and their children. This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment (if they are transitional housing clients). Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to obtaining education, employment, child care, and permanent housing. Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed.

    Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential residential clients.

    Assist the residential team to develop and implement programming to benefit women in our residential program. At a minimum, the Advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings, or programs per week that will benefit residential clients who speak Spanish as their primary language. The Advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s residential clients and offer programs reflective of those needs.

    Provide all residents of the program with the support and assistance they need, including: emotional support, education on domestic violence, and assistance adjusting to their new environment.

    Support residential clients with help to secure basic needs: food, clothing, safety, transportation, education, etc.

    Monitor and implement residential policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community.

    Assist residential clients with applying for permanent housing, and become familiar with permanent housing programs at Sojourner House and in the larger community.

    Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance.

    Assist in the maintenance of the facilities as needed by encouraging residents to participate and reporting any issues to the Senior Housing Specialist or Director of Residential Services.

    Coordinate the collection and use of donated items.

    Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in northern Rhode Island and throughout the state.

    Coordinate outreach to the Latina community in Providence and northern Rhode Island to provide information to individuals who could benefit from Sojourner House’s residential program. Work with other Sojourner House staff to effectively reach potential clients.

    At the earliest training, participate in the Dept. of Health certification training in order to become a Qualified Professional Test Counselor (QPTC) in order to administer oral HIV tests.

    Prepare and deliver community presentations in northern Rhode Island on issues related to domestic and sexual violence and housing when requested.

    Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.

    Perform other duties as requested by the Senior Housing Manager, Director of Residential Services, or Executive Director.

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred

    Experience and Special Skills:

    A minimum of two to three years' experience in human or social services

    Familiarity with domestic violence and/or general women’s issues

    Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills

    Fluency in Spanish (written and oral) is required.

    Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)

    Familiarity working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds

    Experience developing and delivering community presentations

    A demonstrated familiarity with LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations

    Comfortable working as an individual and in teams

    Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island

    Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change): Tuesday through Saturday, including one late shift (days off will be on Sunday and Monday)

    Ability to periodically be on-call for off-hours emergency calls and situations

    Applicant must pass BCI check.

    Position is full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Applicants will be eligible for benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, accrual of leave time, and a 401(k) plan.

    Job Location:                       Northern Rhode Island

    Reports to:                           Senior Housing Specialist

    Rate of Pay:                          $16 to $17 an hour, depending on experience



    Send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to Adelaide Downham at adownham@sojournerri.org with subject line “Bilingual Housing Advocate.”

    No phone calls, please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and close on November 16, 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.

  • Relief Advocate

    Basic Function:

    Responsible for the overnight and/or daily operation of Sojourner House’s Shelter and the 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 and education on domestic violence, in adjusting to their new environment.

    Answer the helpline, 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.  

    Other duties as assigned by supervisor or as required.

    Maintain communication with other shelter staff.

    Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed.

    Support guests to follow shelter rules and procedures, creating an environment of trust and community.

    Education: Associate's 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

    Able to work a flexible schedule


    Must pass BCI

    Organization Location: Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter (northern Rhode Island) and/or THEIA (Trafficking) Shelter (Providence)

    Reports to: LGBTQ+ Manager

    Rate of Pay: $13 an hour (hourly; no benefits)


    Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Kassie Hawkins at khawkins@sojournerri.org or by mail to Sojourner House, 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

    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.

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