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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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  • Open Positions

  • Interim Administrator

    Temporary part time consultant position (approximately 15 hours per week), for approximately 4 months while the agency conducts a search for a permanent Executive Director. Strong financial and grant management skills required.

    Purpose and Summary of Position:

    The RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) is a statewide organization representing a network of domestic violence agencies that provide direct services to victims and their families. Comprised of ten member agencies and a task force of survivors, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), the RICADV provides leadership on the issue of domestic violence at the state and federal level, and works with local communities to create strategies to prevent intimate partner violence.

    The RICADV is in the process of a search to fill the position of Executive Director. It is anticipated that this will take place during the next six months (April-September 2018). During this time, the RICADV is seeking an Interim Administrator to keep the administrative operations of the organization running smoothly.

    Priority Responsibilities:

    Fiscal Management/Grant Management

    Manage the weekly process of coding payable to grants, overseeing the fiscal operations, and managing the budget and cash flow

    Ensure compliance with the terms of all grants and contracts, monitor the monthly subgrantee expenditures, and oversee monthly fiscal reports to funders

    Prepare renewal federal, state, and private foundation proposals and grant applications as needed; prepare and submit federal and state quarterly and bi-annual reports; respond to new fund development opportunities

    Support the Board’s Finance Committee in its work, which includes monitoring the RICADV's invested funds and reviewing monthly fiscal reports; work with the audit firm to complete the 2017 OMB 133 Audit process

    Personnel Management

    Oversee the timesheets and payroll on a bi-weekly basis; oversee HR functions

    Support a healthy organizational culture and atmosphere in which all staff are connected to the organization's mission, vision, and values; participate in bi-weekly staff meetings

    Staff/Board/Agency Communications

    Attend Board meetings and act as a liaison as needed to share information between the Board and staff; meet/communicate with the Board chair on a weekly basis or as needed

    Attend monthly Management Team meetings, and bi-monthly Executive Director meetings

    Required Qualifications

    Significant experience in management at an administrative professional level, as CEO, Executive Director, or Director of Administration at a nonprofit organization

    Strong grant management, fiscal reporting, and financial management experience; specific experience with federal grant reporting is essential

    Experience or familiarity with statewide membership organizations preferred

    Ability to communicate effectively in person, on paper, electronically, and by telephone 

    Ability to navigate unanticipated situations

    Additional Information

    Reports to RICADV Board of Directors

    This is a part time position, anticipated to be between 10-20 hours per week. It is anticipated that the contracted position will start May 7 and may go to Sept. 30, but can be terminated with 30 days notice.

    Standing or sitting for long periods, bending, stopping, occasional lifting, walking, climbing stairs; generally normal office conditions

    Occasional stress due to multiple demands of the position


    Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send a resume to ricadv@ricadv.org.


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 the Pawtucket Police Department.

    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.

  • Family Advocate

    Full time position with benefit package available. Responsible for implementing the Safe Families Program in conjunction with the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF).

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Collaborate with DCYF to provide families in crisis with resources and safety planning.

    Provide crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to assist in identifying immediate needs, reviewing options, and setting goals.

    Provide a liaison relationship between parent, children, and professionals in order to provide a comprehensive array of services.

    Collect monthly data and prepare reports for inclusion in monthly statistics as needed.

    Skills and Abilities Required

    Knowledge of child development, effective parenting, and behavior management skills, and demonstrated social and communication skills

    High level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients

    Effective time management and organizational skills

    Prior experience in the field of domestic violence and/or DCYF

    Bachelor's degree required

    Bilingual Spanish preferred


    Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send a resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

  • Court Advocate

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    Provide victims of domestic violence with emotional support, referrals, and information about the court process, including but not limited to: inform them of their rights as victims; empower victims to make their own decisions and advocate on their behalf; inform victims of core information about domestic violence; inform victims of the court process in which they are involved; and intervene on their behalf with police or court personnel, as appropriate.

    Inform victims of the status of their cases, forms of protection available, domestic violence services, and other appropriate social services.

    Assist victims in identifying appropriate jurisdiction and in completion of required paperwork for protective orders.

    Provide information to victims via telephone or mail on a timely basis. Such information may include court dates, case dispositions, and agency services.

    Collect monthly data and prepare reports for inclusion in monthly statistics.

    Meet regularly with your supervisor and provide any written statistical or narrative reports they request.

    Attend all training sessions deemed necessary/appropriate by your supervisor, including statewide court advocate meetings.

    Skills and Abilities Required

    A high level of organizational skills to engage diverse functions

    Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of various individuals, particularly those affected by domestic violence

    The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with stressful situations

    Conduct oneself in ways that empower victims of domestic violence

    Knowledge of Rhode Island court system

    Bachelor's degree required

    Bilingual Spanish required


    Please fill out the form above, or you may 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

There are no positions available at this time.

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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