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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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RICADV & SOAR
  • Open Positions

  • RICADV Executive Director

    The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) seeks a dynamic Executive Director to build on our established record of innovation and success.

    Organizational Overview

    Formed in 1979 to support and enhance the work of domestic violence agencies across the state, the RICADV provides leadership on the issue of domestic violence at the state and national level, while working with local communities to create strategies to prevent intimate partner violence.

    The RICADV’s network consists of five full member agencies who provide comprehensive emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking, as well as five affiliate member agencies whose work includes some programming to address or prevent domestic violence. In addition, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR) is a nationally recognized task force of the RICADV, made up of survivors of domestic violence.

    The RICADV’s vision is to create a society where domestic violence is not tolerated because communities are enlightened and responsive to the needs of victims and their children. We strive to do this using an anti-oppression lens that is at the heart of moving our mission forward. The RICADV has a unique organizational culture, where we believe that we can only truly achieve our mission by creating a workplace environment in which all staff are empowered and feel ownership of the organization.

    The Core Guiding Principles which sustain and energize our culture include stewardship, informed decision making, truth telling, being a learning organization, conscious communication and conflict resolution, antiracism and diversity, transparency, and flexibility.

    Position Summary

    The Executive Director is accountable for the overall leadership and management of the RICADV’s resources. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the incumbent guides and directs the activities of the RICADV, collaborating with member agencies and working with staff to provide support and technical assistance. The incumbent establishes and fosters statewide tactical partnerships, strategically positioning the RICADV to create the influence necessary to best serve the needs of survivors and their families. A key influencer, role model, and principal spokesperson representing the RICADV and its member agencies, the incumbent leads community dialogue around the issue of domestic violence, contributing to the national discourse. The incumbent exemplifies the values of the RICADV and nurtures organizational culture by creating a learning community that fosters creativity, stewardship, and a healthy work-life balance.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide leadership and overall administration of the RICADV's objectives, initiatives, and activities, ensuring achievement of long- and short-term strategic and programmatic goals, the delivery of quality services, and the financial stability of the organization.
    • Prepare federal, state, and private foundation proposals and grant applications, and ensure compliance with the terms of all grants and contracts.
    • Work with member agencies and partners to dismantle oppression in all its forms, including racism, sexism, classism, anti-Semitism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, and xenophobia.
    • Convene and collaborate with member agencies, represent the RICADV with service organizations and state and federal agencies, and work with multiple stakeholders and external partners in order to develop and maintain positive community relations and improve outcomes for survivors.
    • Guide and implement the public policy agenda; work with elected officials; and provide testimony on legislation at a national and state level in support of policies that improve the quality of life for everyone and lead to more just, inclusive, and healthy communities.
    • Act as the principal spokesperson for the RICADV and its member agencies, developing relationships with media that are conducive to the dissemination of information; participate in media interviews to improve the public’s understanding/awareness of domestic violence.
    • Guide the growth of the organization and culture by continually evolving and learning, and cultivating and creating new long-term alliances and funding sources.
    • Develop collaborative relationships with the Board of Directors, provide proactive communications, support committees and meetings, and manage strategic planning.
    • Recruit, hire, develop, support, and mentor staff, ensuring an organizational culture in which all staff are connected to the organization's mission, vision, and shared values.


    Key Qualities

    The preferred candidate will lead with energy that engages others in the RICADV’s mission, and embraces and encourages the multi-dimensional elements of learning, working, and living in a diverse environment. They will have personal integrity, honesty, and respect for others as demonstrated throughout their career. They must have a passion for social justice and improving systems’ responses to victims of domestic violence. The incumbent must be able to stand their ground on key issues related to domestic violence, and at the same time have the natural ability to listen to and solicit input from others to ensure that all key stakeholders have a voice in the work of the RICADV. They must have the capability to continue outreach into the community and cultivate future affiliations.

    The ideal candidate has the following:

    • Understanding of and passion for the RICADV’s mission; investment in our vision that domestic violence can and must come to an end.
    • Ability to understand and speak compellingly about our work.
    • Commitment to racial and social justice; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences; ability to facilitate difficult conversations about diversity and inclusion.
    • Ability to work effectively with marginalized communities and support leadership among people of color in the domestic violence movement.
    • Proven relationship building skills; ability to help people build community and develop a keen understanding of how coalition members connect to the community.
    • Commitment to true collaboration; skilled written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to engage coalition members and affiliates, board members, staff, funders, elected officials, partners, and community stakeholders, and incorporate their feedback into the work.
    • Experience practicing shared leadership and comfort letting others lead.
    • Approach to problem-solving that demonstrates energy, creativity, and an open mind; communication and listening skills needed to resolve conflicts; comfort with change; willingness to make strategic recommendations, and take positive actions and calculated risks in order to improve the organization’s programming and community collaborations.
    • Ability to make sound decisions that respect the input of internal and external partners.


    Education and Experience

    The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree – master’s degree preferred – and a minimum of five years of experience in a leadership role. Knowledge of domestic violence is preferred. Previous experience in policy analysis and media work is required. Advocacy experience, and experience working with governmental officials, is highly desirable. Experience supporting opportunities to end oppression and improve conditions of underrepresented communities and individuals is expected. Demonstrated capability in financial management, community relations, program delivery, empowering leadership skills, building teams, organizational development, and strategic planning is desired. Familiarity with statewide membership organizations or coalitions is preferred. Must have experience creating a work environment that values transparency and offers the opportunity for all employees to be heard and involved in making decisions.

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

    Ability to travel (15%-20%) in RI and nationally. Some extended hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, required. Standing or sitting for long periods, bending, stooping, occasional lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Occasional stress due to multiple demands of the position.


    TO APPLY:

    This is an exciting opportunity for a thoughtful leader who is truly committed to making a positive contribution to the community. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    The RICADV is an equal opportunity employer and fully committed to a culturally diverse staff to better serve domestic violence victims and program staff. People of color, women, LGBQ/T candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

    All candidates whose application is received by July 20, 2018 will be given full consideration by the search committee.

    The search process for this position is being managed by Butler & Associates Human Resources Consulting.

    Please do not fill out the form above.

    To apply, interested and qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter describing their interest in this position, references, and salary requirements to: Cynthia Butler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Butler & Associates Human Resources Consulting, at cjbutlerhr@gmail.com.

     

  • RICADV Community Engagement Specialist

    This position is responsible for implementing the community outreach work of the RICADV, supporting the work of the RICADV’s task force of survivors SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), and providing training and technical assistance to affiliate and full member agencies.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    Develop the training calendar with input from RICADV staff, coordinate logistics leading up to each training, and conduct post-training wrap-up activities. (Tasks include brainstorming training topics, managing timeline, selecting and hiring trainers, writing training objectives and descriptions, coordinating the marketing of training events through social media and Constant Contact, organizing the details of each training event, completing data entry, etc.)

    Convene committees, facilitate meetings with member agency staff and community partners, lead trainings, and provide technical assistance as needed.

    Work in collaboration with the RICADV’s Prevention Team to manage the Deborah DeBare Domestic Violence Prevention Fund.

    Provide outreach and community engagement support to all RICADV teams (e.g., assist with policy event communications and turnout and Domestic Violence Awareness Month distribution of materials).

    Provide support to SOAR, including logistical support during monthly meetings and events, in partnership with the SOAR Coordinator.

    Represent the RICADV on task forces and statewide committees by attending meetings and being a voice for victim safety and batterer accountability.

    Coordinate and oversee internal and external programs, including visioning, planning, collaboration, execution, and evaluation.

    Work with member agencies and affiliate members to provide support, monitoring, and technical assistance.

    Work in partnership with RICADV staff, member agencies, and others in order to meet the mission of the RICADV.


    Requirements:

    Three years’ experience in domestic violence prevention/advocacy, community engagement/organizing, or comparable experience; excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, relationship building, networking, planning, and organizational skills; strong skills as a trainer and facilitator; ability to work independently, take initiative, and work as part of a team. Social media savviness is a plus. Must have interest and experience in working with a wide range of communities. Must have the ability to travel statewide.


    Reports to:
     Director of Community Engagement


    Salary Range: $36,000 - $40,000


    TO APPLY:

    Qualified candidates may apply by filling out the above form, or email a cover letter and resume to carmen@ricadv.org.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The RICADV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Open Positions

  • Overnight Advocate

    Job Summary

    Part time position. Sundays and Tuesdays 9:00 PM - 9:00 AM.

    The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center's Overnight Advocate will provide overnight coverage and supervision of the Safe Home to assure its continuous operation and security for families.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Receives and responds to all calls to the Residential Program and Victims of Crime Helpline from victims in crisis, police and medical personnel, and others. Gives information on services provided, determines appropriateness for shelter residency, and makes referrals as necessary.
    • Conducts activities necessary to admit families to the Residential Program. Records necessary information, explains house rules, distributes linens and other items, and otherwise orients new guests.
    • Responds to requests for food items, medication, etc., according to established policy and procedures.
    • Assures that Safe Home is physically secured for the night by conducting periodical check throughout entire shift and log information in log book. Must be alert for, and respond to, emergencies by following established procedures.
    • Maintains log of overnight activities, such as calls received, residents admitted, and medications dispensed. Communicates pertinent information to day staff.
    • Provides crisis intervention and support to families, including handling problems that can be resolved on shift.

    Skills and Abilities Required

    • The ability to work independently and without close supervision
    • The interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to guests
    • Verbal communication skills to provide information to callers
    • The ability to appropriately, effectively, and calmly deal with stressful or emergency situations
    • Associate's Degree required; prior group home experience preferred

     

    TO APPLY:

    Please fill out the form above, or send resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County
  • Open Positions

  • Residential Manager


    Position Summary

    The Residential Manager for the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County (DVRCSC) leads all aspects of the agency’s residential programs (safe home and transitional housing) and four permanent supportive housing units for clients (including children) who have been involved in domestic violence situations, ensuring that they have an environment that is safe and confidential. The incumbent maintains the physical buildings and interacts on a regular basis with safe home clients to address issues and concerns. She/he facilitates client access to advocacy and resources that will enable them to move on to a healthy life free from violence. Additionally, she/he provides crisis intervention, conflict resolution amongst residents, and intake services and ensures that clients and employees follow agency procedures and regulations. The incumbent must work well independently, make quick decisions, and be committed to the vision of a three-tier residential program.

    This is a full time position (40 hours, with benefits) located in Wakefield, Rhode Island.

    REQUIRED: Valid RI Driver’s License and own working vehicle

    PREFERRED: Bi-lingual (Spanish)

    Experience - 1 to 3 years of experience:

    • Manage up to 3 people in a small organization (non-profit or business)
    • In-house property management, with responsibility to work closely with residents as well as the physical environment
    • Proven experience working with men, women, and/or children in a supportive environment, providing non-judgmental and respectful assistance to vulnerable clients
    • Proven ability to caringly work with people coming from stressful situations in an environment that requires quick thinking, problem solving, and empathy with arms-length emotional involvement
    • Domestic violence experience (e.g., hotline, advocacy, training)
      • Must complete domestic violence training within 6 months of hire

    Qualifications/Skills  - 2 to 3 years of hands-on experience:

    • Proven ability to manage a residential agency and up to 4 employees
    • Office management - attention to detail in record keeping, attending to client needs, and maintaining supplies
    • Data entry into database and ability to retrieve data in report form
    • Current certification in CPR and first aid
    • Proven ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment

    Education

    • Associate in Arts with concentration in Human Services
    • Domestic Violence Training (within first 6 months of employment)
    • Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults (within first 6 months of employment)


    Competencies

    • Decisiveness & Judgment; Problem Solving & Analysis; Open Communication; Client Focus; Valuing Diversity

    TO APPLY:

    Qualified candidates should fill out the form above, or send cover letter and resume via email to Judy Beatrice, Director of Clinical Services, at jbeatrice@dvrcsc.org.

     

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center

There are no positions available at this time.

Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • THEIA (Human Trafficking) Project Coordinator


    Basic Function:

    Provide advocacy, support, and resources to survivors of human trafficking who are accessing Sojourner House’s residential services or community services, including immigration advocacy. Facilitate relationships with community organizations and conduct educational presentations when required. This position will be housed at Sojourner House’s THEIA (Trafficking Housing Empowerment Immigration Advocacy) Project in Providence. Sojourner House is an independent non-profit organization that provides housing, programming, and education to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.


    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Provide individual case management services to residents in Sojourner House’s THEIA Project, which includes emergency shelter. Case management services include weekly 1:1 meetings, regular in-person or phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment. 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.
    • Serve as the contact person for overall maintenance of the THEIA Safe House grounds, including cleanliness.
    • Review all THEIA client intakes, refer them to the residential team for review, and communicate regularly with the management team about possible admissions to the residential housing program. Revise shelter intake policies as necessary.
    • Identify and implement new projects and programming that will benefit residential clients. Work closely with Sojourner House management to develop new initiatives that will help Sojourner House offer the most dynamic and effective services to its residential housing clients.
    • Work with shelter staff to ensure that the programming being offered is reflective of the clients’ current needs. At a minimum, the Coordinator will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings, or programs per week that will benefit residential clients. The Coordinator will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s residential housing clients.
    • Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that volunteers are being appropriately utilized at the Safe House and Transitional Housing program.
    • Assist, when appropriate, with securing donations for the THEIA Project. This may include working with local churches, community groups, and businesses to make donations of supplies (such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, and gift cards) to support the shelter.
    • Attend meetings as community partners with other agencies working with survivors of trafficking or sex workers, as well as other community meetings.
    • Provide trainings and outreach to potential clients, as well as become a Qualified Professional Test Counselor for HIV Testing.
    • Provide support to the Immigration Advocacy program at Sojourner House. Refer THEIA clients when appropriate for immigration relief, and assist with the collection of evidence and related paperwork as needed.
    • Monitor and implement THEIA Project policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community. Make recommendations for policy changes or modifications when appropriate.
    • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports for grant compliance.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Perform other duties as requested by Sojourner House management.


    Education:
    Bachelor's Degree required


    Experience and Special Skills:

    • A minimum of two to three years of experience in human or social services
    • An ability to speak both English and a second language is highly desired.
    • Familiarity with domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual violence and/or gender issues
    • Experience working in a residential program
    • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
    • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
    • Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds
    • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
    • A demonstrated familiarity with GLBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
    • Comfort working individually and in teams
    • Possess innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty, domestic violence, and service delivery
    • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
    • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including one night per week and one weekend day
    • Applicant must pass a BCI check.


    Location:
    Providence Office


    Rate of Pay: $17 to $20 an hour, depending on experience, with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan)

     

    TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or send (1) a resume; (2) a cover letter; and (3) contact information for three separate references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen at sojournerri.org with the subject line, “THEIA Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, July 30, 2018. No phone calls, please.

    Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.

Women's Resource Center

There are no positions available at this time.

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