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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.

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

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  • Open Positions

  • Men's Engagement Coordinator

    Position: Men’s engagement coordinator

    Position type: Full time
    Reports to: Director of prevention

    Summary:The incumbent will manage the domestic violence prevention goals and activities related to men’s engagement, including Ten Men, a statewide prevention initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incumbent will build strong relationships with Ten Men members and alumni and will be responsible for the ongoing engagement of Ten Men members and the broader Ten Men community. The incumbent will lead efforts to cultivate partnerships across sectors, such as business and education, and will strengthen collaborations with the RICADV’s member agencies and community partners. The incumbent will support the evaluation of the Ten Men strategy and will help coordinate the annual statewide public awareness campaign on engaging men. This full-time position supports the prevention department and reports to the director of prevention.

    Specific responsibilities:

    • Manage the recruitment process for prospective Ten Men members, schedule individual screening meetings with the director of prevention and coordinate communications and other efforts to promote recruitment.
    • Coordinate monthly meetings and annual retreat of the yearly Ten Men cohort, including meeting space, food, print and technology needs, co-facilitate meetings and retreats with the director of prevention
    • Build strong relationships with current Ten Men members and communicate in between meetings both individually and with the group by phone and email and by hosting informal gatherings.
    • Maintain strong relationships with Ten Men alumni, communicate regularly with alumni and coordinate annual networking event.
    • Engage Ten Men members to fulfill community requests, e.g., tabling events, speaking engagements, media appearances and workshops/trainings.
    • Coordinate and facilitate special events, such as the Men’s Summit, including event planning and day-of preparation.
    • Mobilize Ten Men members to proactively engage their communities and initiate events or activities.
    • Mobilize Ten Men members to participate in systems change and policy efforts, such as supporting the RICADV’s legislative priorities and the platforms of allied organizations and social justice movements.
    • Work with the prevention team to develop and utilize tools and methods for evaluating the Ten Men strategy, assist with analyzing and applying evaluation data and findings.
    • Establish and sustain methods for routinely engaging Ten Men members and alumni, including the private Ten Men Facebook group and online tools such as Basecamp.
    • Work with the communications team to develop and implement an overall communications plan for promoting Ten Men and related activities.
    • Work with the communications team to develop, implement and evaluate the annual statewide public awareness campaign on engaging men.
    • Assist with ongoing social media and website needs related to engaging men, provide written copy and photos and support the monitoring of engagement metrics.
    • Assist with the creation of videos and other multimedia content, such as Constant Contact emails and events, to promote Ten Men and related activities.
    • Serve on the DELTA Impact state leadership team, the RI Cross-Campus Learning Collaborative and other relevant committees.
    • Collaborate with RICADV member agencies, Deborah DeBare Domestic Violence Prevention Fund (DVPF) grantees and community partners in efforts related to engaging men and boys.
    • Cultivate opportunities for collaboration between Ten Men and SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), the RICADV’s task force of survivors.
    • Participate in national webinars, meetings and activities related to men’s engagement convened by the CDC and other national partners, including the DELTA Impact Engaging Men and Boys Community of Practice.
    • Fulfill reporting needs, including internal monthly reports and EmpowerDB data, as well as content for DELTA Impact and other grant reports.
    • Enter and tag contacts in the Salesforce database.
    • Work collaboratively with RICADV staff; other duties as assigned.

    Requirements/qualifications: The men’s engagement coordinator must have a minimum of five years of non-profit program coordination, community organizing, or other relevant experience. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Excellent facilitation and collaboration skills are a must. Strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and computer proficiency are required. Experience with social media, Constant Contact (or other email marketing tool), and/or other technology is preferred. Flexibility and the ability to multitask are needed. This individual will work out of the RICADV’s Warwick office and will travel often throughout the state, so a reliable mode of transportation is required. Qualified candidates will have a proven ability to work with diverse communities and build relationships. The men’s engagement coordinator should possess baseline knowledge of gender-based violence and oppressions, embrace feminist and nonviolence principles and have a passion for social justice. Experience participating in and/or coordinating male-only initiatives is a plus. Bilingual/bicultural preferred. 

    Salary range: $40,000 - $45,000 

    To apply:
    Qualified candidates may fill out the above form, or email a cover letter and resume to Krista D’Amico, director of prevention, at krista@ricadv.org. Applications submitted by Friday, October 2 will receive priority consideration. Applications received after this date may not be reviewed. 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

  • Business Manager

    Position type: Part-time, Monday-Friday. 20-25 hours a week.

    Salary: $25 per hour

    Job summary: Responsible for financial administrative duties while providing an effective level of organization and efficiency to the office.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliation and grant management through QuickBooks online program.
    • Provides function of human resources including maintaining staff accrued time and preparing payroll in conjunction with the program supervisors and Executive Director.
    • Monthly and quarterly billing to funding sources
    • Prepare program fiscal reports as required by funding sources, creating the reports and completing appropriate formats.
    • Prepare monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors.
    • Coordinates communications and meeting scheduling between Executive Director and the Board of Directors. Maintains the Board information including minutes, financial reports and agendas.
    • Prepare and maintain monthly analysis reports on expenditures and revenues.
    • Assists with maintaining and developing annual agency budget.
    • Provide information to the auditor on an annual basis working closely to ensure information is accurate.

    Skills and Abilities Required

    • Five or more years in nonprofit finance experience.
    • Effective time management and organizational skills.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks Online required.
    • Ability to multitask with a high attention to detail.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Knowledge of bookkeeping and general accepted accounting principles.

    To apply: Please send resume to info@bvadvocacycenter.org.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed.

  • Case Manager, Mid-shift

    General summary: Under the supervision of the Director of Residential Services and according to established policies and procedures, has primary responsibility of case management focusing on support for children in families who reside in the Safe Home and the Transitional Housing Program.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    • Conducts activities necessary to admit women and their children to the Safe Home.  Records necessary information, explains house rules, tours, distributes linens and other necessary items, and otherwise orients new guests.
    • Responsible for implementing transitional services to families who are leaving the Safe Home. Assist in developing long-term plans for economic stability through employment and/or job training programs. Assessment of interests, financial needs and progress. Support guests in goal planning and timelines. 
    • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to guests in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program.  Assist in identifying immediate and long -term needs, reviewing options and setting goals; make referrals as necessary.
    • Maintain demographic statistics on guests who reside in both the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program and compile weekly and monthly reports through data entry.
    • Represent the agency at various local housing providers meetings as needed.
    • Facilitate children’s group events and individual sessions.
    • Facilitate weekly guests meeting to discuss care plans and goals.
    • Responsible for billing and/or collecting rent directly from guests as appropriate. 
    • Responsible for maintaining the donation room and inventory of donations received in conjunction with other staff.
    • Research and create links with established local and statewide employment and housing resources such as job banks, businesses, adult education programs, housing authorities, statewide housing organizations, etc.
    • Responsible for receiving, screening, routing and/or responding to telephone calls to the Victims of Crime Helpline and agency helpline as needed.
    • Participation in on-call weekend and emergency coverage as needed to safe home.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency assigned.

    Required skills and abilities:

    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients.
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of families in crisis, particularly those affected by domestic violence.
    • The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with crisis level situations.
    • The physical ability to lift heavy items.

    Working conditions:

    • Work environment is often noisy, with more than average exposure to communicable disease (Colds, Flu, Covid-19 virus etc.).
    • Work involves in-state travel to provide weekly outreach visits to clients, pick up food and household supplies. A valid driver’s license and automobile insurance is required.

    Minimum education and experience:

    • A combination of education and experience demonstrating acquisition of the skills and abilities required.
    • A level of knowledge equivalent to that which is acquired by a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree, trauma informed services and child development.
    • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish preferred.

    To apply: If interested, please send resume and cover letter to jobs@bvadvocacycenter.org

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed.

  • Family Advocate

    General summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Services and according to established policies and procedures, implement the Safe Families Collaboration Program in conjunction with the Family Care Community Partnerships (FCCP).

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    • Collaborate and strengthen relationships with the FCCP’s to provide families in crisis with resources and safety planning. Including: 
      • identifying underlying issues relating to domestic violence;
      • identify appropriate support services that may assist FCCP’s in helping at risk families;
      • assist in identifying additional resources and support to promote positive and expeditious case termination;
      • provide a link with Family Court in a way to ensure coordination and appropriate family support within the community where safety to the child is not a factor and DCYF intervention is not warranted.
    • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to assist in identifying immediate needs, reviewing options and setting goals; makes referrals as necessary.
    • Provides a liaison relationship between parent, children and professionals in order to provide a comprehensive array of services.
    • Strengthen relationships with FCCP staff and the local domestic violence programs.
    • Collect monthly data and prepare reports for inclusion in monthly statistics as needed.
    • Represent agency on various designated committees/consultations providing reports as necessary.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency may be assigned.

    Required skills and abilities:

    • Knowledge of child development, effective parenting, behavior management skills, ability to act as a role model for families, demonstrating social skills and communication skills.
    • Ability to collaborate with outside agencies providing verbal communication skills to represent the agency favorably.
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of families, particularly those affected by domestic violence.
    • The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with stressful situations.

    Working conditions:

    • Work requires flexible hours.
    • Completion of the next 36-hour volunteer training for Victims of Crime Helpline.
    • Position requires in-state travel and, thus, reliable transportation is needed along with valid insurance.

    Minimum education and experience: 

    • A combination of education and experience demonstrating acquisition of the skills and abilities required.
    • A level of knowledge equivalent to that which would be acquired by a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.
    • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish or strongly preferred.

    To apply: If you're interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to jobs@bvadvocacycenter.org.

    This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative, but not exhaustive list of duties performed.



  • Shelter Advocate

    The Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center is a non profit organization providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.

    Position/Salary: Full time, $17.23 /hour

    Responsibilities and duties: Provide victims of domestic violence with emotional support, referrals and information about the court process. Including but not limited to: inform of their rights as victims; empower victims to make their own decisions and advocate on their behalf; inform victims of the core of information about domestic violence; inform victims of the court process in which they are involved; 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 includes 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 s/he requests.
    • Attend all training sessions deemed necessary/appropriate by Supervisor including statewide Court Advocate meetings.

    Required skills and abilities:

    • 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 the Rhode Island court system.
    • Bachelor's degree.
    • Bilingual Spanish preferred.

    To apply: If you're interested in applying for this position, please fill out the form above or send your resume and cover letter to to cynthia@bvadvocacycenter.org. This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; the Principal Duties and Responsibilities are a representative but not an exhaustive list of duties performed.

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Crossroads Rhode Island
  • Open Positions

  • Part-time Shelter Advocate, second shift

    Position type: Part-time

    Location: Providence, RI

    Schedule: Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Position summary: Crossroads Rhode Island, the largest homeless services organization in the state, is seeking a dynamic, forward thinking individual to join our team in the role of Shelter Advocate.

    The Shelter Advocate is responsible for providing trauma-informed services to survivors of domestic abuse including support, advocacy, crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support, information, and referrals. Duties include:

    • Complete on-site Domestic Violence 101 training, hotline training, and other required trainings
    • Assist callers on our crisis hotline
    • Assist with the daily needs of clients in our shelter
    • Complete intakes of clients entering shelter
    • Facilitate cooperative living, peer support, and resident participation in shelter programming
    • Models and actively promotes positive, nurturing interactions between adults and children in shelter
    • Communicates shelter expectations and communal living guidelines to residents as outlined in the shelter guidelines
    • Provide crisis intervention as needed
    • Packs client belongings as needed; cleans/sanitizes rooms after clients exit; prepares room for next client
    • Adheres to agency policies and work rules, including strict adherence to CRI’s confidentiality policies and code of ethics.
    • Performs other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Social/Human Services, Psychology or related field or equivalent working experience.
    • Experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma and related issues / Experience working in direct client services
    • Experience in a residential facility setting strongly preferred
    • Experience working with a diverse population
    • Proficient in basic computer skills
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred but not required

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

    • Understand and put into practice the trauma informed philosophy and goals of the Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads.
    • 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.
    • Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
    • Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and objectives.
    • 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, and action on an ongoing basis.


    • Must have at least 1-2 years' experience working with victims of domestic violence.
    • Must be able to meet the physical demands and work environment requirements: 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, climbing stairs, 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 apply on the Crossroads RI website.


Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

There are no positions available at this time.


Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Open Positions

  • Sexual Assault Counselor

    Job Title: Sexual Assault Counselor

    Position: This is a full-time (35 hours per week) position. Schedule to be determined.

    Basic Function: The Sexual Assault counselor will be responsible for providing individual counseling and support to victims of sexual assault.

    Responsibilities will include conducting initial contact with potential clients, providing available services and scheduling and managing appointments. Services will include individual counseling and support group. Will also work with community partners to bring awareness of services to the community and to identify victims and their need and readiness for counseling.

    The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position has an understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault, interpersonal violence and related issues.  Preferably, the candidate will have extensive background in working with victims of sexual assault and their families.  The candidate will have knowledge and experience in trauma-informed care and the ability to work with adults and teens from a variety of backgrounds.


    • Preferred Master’s degree in counseling or bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience.
    • A minimum of three years’ experience working with victims of Sexual assault and interpersonal violence including diverse people and groups.
    • Knowledge of and sensitivity to victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence issues and an expressed commitment to the empowerment of victims and survivors of sexual assault and interpersonal violence. 
    • 3 to 5 years work experience in related field.

    The Application Process:

    1. Submit resume and cover letter by July 31, 2020
    2. Interview with Director of advocacy services
    3. Reference check
    4. Criminal background check
    5. Second interview may be requested

    To Apply:
    Send resume and cover letter via email to: Gina Scordino, Director of Advocacy Services at ginas@ebchouse.org.

Women's Resource Center
  • Open Positions

  • Bilingual Licensed Clinician

    Position title: Bilingual licensed clinician

    Location: Office space is available in our Warren and Newport offices and in our sister organization's office in Central Falls. You will be able to schedule at your convenience, including weekends and evenings.

    Job summary: The Women’s Resource Center (WRC), serving the Newport and Bristol counties of Rhode Island, currently seeks 
    fee-for-service bilingual licensed clinicians as we seek to expand our outpatient counseling services to adults, adolescents and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Clinicians specializing in counseling either adults or children exclusively will be considered, but our ideal candidate will be able to work with all ages.

    Preferred qualifications: Experience working with domestic violence issues is a strong plus. We are seeking Rhode Island independently licensed (LICSW, LMHC, PhD, LMFT, etc.) applicants. A minimum of two years’ experience in a counseling setting is required and fluency in languages other than English should be noted in your submission.

    Compensation: Our clinicians receive competitive rates and are reimbursed for services provided to clients without insurance as well as those who are insured. Financial support for CEUs/trainings is available to all clinicians.  

    To apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@wrcnbc.org.

    The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

    About WRC: Since 1977, WRC has been a listening ear, a helping hand and, in some cases, a lifeline to individuals experiencing domestic violence. Its community-based work has helped women, men, children and families achieve physical, mental, emotional and financial safety.

    Now, over 40 years later, with an annual operating budget of over $2 million, a staff of 27 and an active ten-member board of directors, WRC provides a comprehensive array of advocacy, support, shelter and housing, information, referral and follow-up services to survivors of domestic violence and persons at-risk for domestic violence. Specifically, WRC operates the following programs and initiatives:

    • 24-hour helpline
    • Shelter serving up to 13 adults and children
    • Transitional housing program with 10 apartments in three East Bay communities (Bristol, Tiverton and Warren)
    • Drop-in center
    • Court advocacy program
    • Family Violence Option Advocacy Program for clients of the Rhode Island Department of Human Services
    • Law enforcement advocacy program
    • The Newport Health Equity Zone (HEZ)
    • Counseling program with licensed practitioners providing individual services
    • Support groups

    Of particular note, WRC is among a small cohort of organizations nationally that are engaging in health equity work as a domestic violence prevention strategy. We are recognized leaders in the development of this work, and have been invited to present at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our team has had the privilege of training domestic violence program staff members in other states as they begin to adopt evidence-informed prevention practice. 

    WRC operates from three principal locations: Downtown Newport, at 114 Touro St., in Warren, at 624 Main St. and at the Florence Gray Center, in Newport’s North End, where our prevention team is housed.

  • Part-time FVOAP Advocate

    Job Title: Family Violence Options Advocacy Program (FVOAP) advocate
    Position: Part-time, Monday-Friday (20 hours)

    General Description: The FVOAP advocate is responsible for, but is not limited to, providing Department of Human Service (DHS) clients who are victims/survivors of domestic violence with support and assistance during the application process. The FVOAP works directly with all DHS clients throughout the entire State of Rhode Island. This position requires the candidate to work mostly in the Kent County areas and closely with Warwick DHS.

    The successful candidate will be a clear communicator and compassionate individual with an appropriate educational background to include a working knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

    Included duties:

    • Assessing eligibility of potential clients
    • Requesting DHS waivers
    • Listening, conducting assessments of clients' circumstances and immediate needs
    • Providing appropriate and necessary referrals
    • Assisting with safety plans and continuing ongoing services to clients as appropriate


    • BA/BS and/or experience working with domestic violence and/or sexual assualt or experience in the field of social service.
    • Valid driver's license with access to reliable and insured vehicle.
    • Capable of working 20 hours per week, Monday throuhh Friday. Hours are flexible.


    COVID-19 considerations: Advocates are presently mostly working remotely from home and conducting basic needs through curbside drop offs if needed. Advocates go into the office for meetings or specific office related duties. Our office space adheres to CDC "safe for business" guidelines.

    To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@wrcnbc.org.

    The Women's Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, country of ancestral origin, or veteran status.

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