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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

There are no positions available at this time.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

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Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

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Sojourner House

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Women's Resource Center
  • HEZ Project Coordinator

The mission of the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is to lead domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services. WRC prevention programs are at the forefront of domestic violence prevention nationally.

The Women’s Resource Center is the backbone agency for the Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ), a city-wide coalition mobilizing residents and resources of the Broadway and North End neighborhoods to make Newport a place where everyone can thrive. WRC envisions a city where structural, financial, and environmental barriers to health and well-being are eliminated; public policy fosters the good health of all residents; and residents feel empowered to control health of their families and community.

The Health Equity Zone (HEZ) Project Coordinator facilitates the assessment, planning, and implementation of the Newport HEZ Initiative, a place-based approach to addressing health disparities. 


  • Coordinate the Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative in Newport
  • Lead strategic growth and deepen the impact of Health Equity Zone initiatives by developing strategic action goals in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Spearhead relationship-building and cultivate meaningful collaborations with community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations
  • Mobilize community members and collaborators to fulfill community-building goals
  • Represent the HEZ and WRC at local events, community gatherings, workshops, trainings and to community leaders, local politicians, and community-based organizations
  • Supervise Resident Consultants and Community Health Worker (CHW) Fellows
  • Represent the HEZ and WRC with local and state government officials, in the media, and with private organizations
  • Facilitate community organizing initiatives, including curriculum and program development
  • Coordinate, collaborate, and strategize in tandem with the WRC's Director of Prevention, Resident Consultants, CHW Fellows, and HEZ Partners
  • Develop program logic model and work plan
  • Coordinate the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) committee
  • Generate new program ideas and work with teams to implement and carry out programming related to community building and health equity
  • Monitor and evaluate HEZ programs, practices, and initiatives to ensure quality and effectiveness; make recommendations for improvement
  • Act as a resource for staff, collaborators, and community members by providing technical support within areas of responsibility and expertise


  • Excellent community organizing skills; demonstrated success in organizing, strategizing, and following through on organizing campaigns
  • Bring inspirational presence, reliable leadership, and enthusiasm for WRC’s mission and vision to community meetings, task forces, and other strategic sites
  • Excellent individual and group communication skills (written and verbal); finesse in applying these skills across a range of relationships and environments
  • Strong program planning and evaluation skills
  • Ability to handle a variety of projects and assignments at once with attention to detail
  • Excellent time management, project management, and delegation skills
  • Ability to effectively build relationships with a wide variety of constituents
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to apply creative and critical thinking to improve existing programming
  • Familiarity with the Newport community preferred


  • Master’s Degree in a field related to community planning, public health, or social justice and three years of significant related community-organizing experience OR five or more years of significant related community-organizing experience
  • Understanding and analysis of systemic nature of oppression, particularly the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and class; this position requires a commitment to and passion for social justice.
  • Comfort working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of community development models and experience supporting leadership development of community members
  • Experience supervising diverse staff in a team environment.
  • Interest in being part of a learning environment
  • Desire for and comfort with community taking the lead; the candidate must be able to motivate community members and support community self-determination while also creating and enforcing systems of accountability.
  • Flexibility and willingness to grow in response to community needs or changes in the field
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team inclusive of various experiences of race, sexuality, gender, ability, or age
  • Excellent ability to plan and organize a demanding workload
  • Understanding of how to create and carry out work plans; experience developing logic models a plus
  • Grant writing experience a plus
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office programs, and proficiency in utilizing the Internet, including social media
  • Knowledge of and experience working in the Newport community a plus


$50,000-$55,000/year, plus health care and dental benefits, paid vacation, and sick time. Supportive and family-friendly work environment. Position is grant funded through March 2019.


Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or email a cover letter and resume to

The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, an employee or applicant in employment of conditions or opportunities for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age or country of ancestral origin.

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.