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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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RICADV & SOAR
  • 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 / Child Advocate

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

    Job Summary
    Under the general supervision of the Director of Residential Services and according to established policies and procedures, has primary responsibility of case management for families and provides support and advocacy for children in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program. This is a full-time position.

    Salary
    $17.00 to $23.00 /hour

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Conducts activities necessary to admit women and their children to the Safe Home. Records necessary information, explains house rules, tours house, distributes linens and other necessary items, and otherwise orients new guests.
    • Responsible for implementing transitional services to families who are leaving the Safe Home. Contact with families must be made in order to develop transitional plan. Assist in developing long term plan for economic stability through employment and/or job training program. Assess aptitudes, interests, specific financial needs and progress and help client set realistic goals 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; makes referrals as necessary.
    • Coordinate children’s services which include but are not limited to, enrollment in local school system, art expressive therapy groups, homework sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, vacation and recreational activities.
    • Provide support and advocacy for children in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program.
    • Facilitate weekly parenting support group with a focus on helping mothers learn about the effects of stress and trauma on family relationships and learning more effective ways to help their children
    • 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 agency at various local housing providers meetings as needed.
    • Facilitate evening group on budgeting and individually set budget plan with guest.
    • Facilitate weekly guests meeting to discuss problems and complaints, menu planning, chore assignments, etc.
    • Responsible for billing and/or collecting rent directly from guest as appropriate.
    • Responsible for maintaining donation room and maintaining inventory of donations received in conjunction with other Case Manager.
    • 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. Determines appropriateness for safe home residency gives information and makes referrals.
    • Coordinate annual Share the Spirit Program in conjunction with other Case Manager during the holiday season.
    • Responsible to provide rotating on-call weekend coverage as needed to shelter facility.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency may be assigned.

    Skills and Abilities Required

    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients.
    • Verbal communication skills to represent agency.
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of families in crisis, particularly those affected by domestic violence.
    • Knowledge of child development, effective parenting, behavior management skills, ability to act as a role model for families, demonstrating social skills and communication skills.
    • The ability to appropriately and effectively deal with stressful 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, virus etc.).
    • Work involves in-state travel to provide weekly outreach visits to clients and to 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 would be acquired by a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with prior substance abuse experience.
    • Bilingual ability in English/Spanish or English/Portuguese preferred.
    • 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.

    How 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 celeste@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.

  • Court Advocate

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

    Job Summary
    Part time position. 12 hour shift and other hours as requested. Provide coverage and supervision of the Safe Home to assure its continuous operation and security for families.

    Salary

    $13.00 to $14.00 / hour

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • 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 by conducting periodical checks throughout entire shift and log information in the log book. Must be alert for, and responds to, emergencies by following established procedures.
    • Maintains log of activities such as calls received, residents admitted and medications dispensed. Communicates pertinent information to other staff.
    • Provides crisis intervention and support to families, including handling problems which 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 information to callers.
    • The ability to appropriately, effectively and calmly deal with stressful or emergency situations.
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
    • Associates Degree required, prior group home experience preferred.

    How 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 celeste@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.

  • Helpline Advocate - Second Shift

    Position: Second shift (4 p.m. - 12a.m.), Monday-Friday, rotating holidays

    Job summary: Under the general supervision of the Director of Community Services and according to established policies and procedures, has primary responsibility of answering the Victims of Crime Helpline via telephone and internet.

    Principal duties and responsibilities: Receives and responds to the Victims of Crime Helpline from victims in crisis, police and medical personnel, and others. Gives information on services provided and makes referrals as necessary.

    • Maintains comprehensive log of all incoming calls to Victims of Crime Helpline.
    • Performs all tasks necessary to the efficient operation of the Victims of Crime Helpline.
    • Represent agency at various local housing providers meetings as needed.
    • Additional duties necessary for the efficient operation of the agency may be assigned.


    Skills and abilities required:

    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients.
    • Verbal communication skills to represent agency.
    • 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 stressful situations.
    • A valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

    Working conditions: Work environment is often noisy, with more than average exposure to communicable disease (colds, flu, virus etc.).

    Minimum education and experience:A combination of education and experience demonstrating acquisition of the SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED. Associates Degree with experience.

    Bilingual ability in English/Spanish preferred.

    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.

  • 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.

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

    How 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


    Qualifications:

    • 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.


    Requirements:

    • 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.

    Qualifications:

    • 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

  • Counseling Program Manager

    Job Title: Counseling Program Manager

    Reports to: Director of Client Services

    General Description: The Woman's Resource Center is currently seeking a full-time Counseling Program Manager as we expand our outpatient counseling services to adults, adolescents and children who have been affected by domestic violence. This is a new position, and will be divided as follows: approximately two-fifths time for administrative duties related to managing the program and three-fifths time for direct clinical services to clients. The position is grant-funded through June 2021 and, while it is expected to be renewed, it is contingent on continued funding.

    Experienced Licensed Clinicians (LICSW, LMHC, PhD, LMFT) who have administrative experience should apply. Clinicians specializing in counseling either adults or children exclusively will be considered, but our ideal candidate will be able to work with all ages. Fluency in languages other than English (Spanish preferred) is a significant asset.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be both an experienced clinician (LICSW, LMHC, PhD, LMFT), independently licensed in Rhode Island, and a skilled developer and manager of people and systems. Experience working with domestic violence issues will be considered a significant asset, as will strong managerial skills, particularly those related to systems and protocol development. The position will be part of the WRC management team, and will report to the Director of Client Services. 

    While initially the position may principally provide services to clients remotely, as the pandemic restrictions lift services may be provided in all of the WRC locations, as well as at its shelter in Bristol County and at Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center and the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County, its sister agencies in, respectively, Central Falls and Wakefield. Travel to all those locations may be necessary, and the candidate must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

    Compensation:

    • The salary range is $55-60,000.  
    • WRC benefits include health and dental (at 75% of an individual plan), three-weeks of vacation, eleven holidays and a 3% match for retirement.
    • Financial support for CEUs/trainings is available.

    How to apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@wrcnbc.org by September 25, 2020, at 5:00 pm EST.

    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 the Women’s Resource Center: Since 1977, WRC has been an ear, a helping hand and, in some cases, a lifeline to individuals experiencing domestic violence.  Its community-based work has helped adults, children, and families to 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, we provide 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, we operate the following programs and initiatives:

    • 24-Hour Helpline 
    • Shelter serving up to 13 adults and children
    • Transitional Housing Program with ten 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 state’s 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 who 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 in other states as they begin to adopt evidence-informed prevention practice. 

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

  • Finance Manager

    Job title: Finance manager

    Reports to: Executive director

    Position summary: The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) seeks an experienced, hands-on and team-oriented Finance Manager to play a critical role in the leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as we continue to enhance our quality programming and build capacity in pursuit of our mission to lead.  This is an excellent opportunity for a finance leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    Generally, the Finance Manager

    • Oversees and directs the accounting, audit preparation and reporting, and budgeting for the organization; 
    • Recommends and implements accounting and financial systems to meet contract compliance requirement;
    • Serves as financial advisor to program staff in their roles as they relate to fiscal aspects of the program; and 
    • Assists the Executive Director in budget management and control. 


    Specifically, the Finance Manager

    • Confers with the Executive Director and other involved administrative staff in the preparation of financial and activity reports and budgets, including, but not limited to reports to funding sources, the Board of Directors, and internal staff members when necessary; 
    • Executes accounting operations;
    • Assists in the preparation of budgets and grant applications, including, but not limited to preparation of budget line item spreadsheets, at the request of the Executive Director;
    • Prepares grant reporting on monthly basis;
    • Records accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll transactions;
    • Reconciles all bank, credit card and investment account statements; 
    • Assists in the installation of new or modified accounting systems (including computerization), procedures, and forms required by the funding source;
    • Serves as a liaison with all funding sources and independent auditors to ensure compliance with funding source rules and regulations, compliance with applicable laws, and to maintain appropriate program cash flow;
    • Maintains, compiles, and collates all fiscal, budgetary and monetary data relevant for audits and prepares monthly bank reconciliation on all program bank accounts;
    • Prepares and maintains complete and accurate cash receipts and cash disbursement records;
    • Prepares general journal entries and maintains a posted general ledger;
    • Maintains accurate budget records;
    • Assists with human resources functions;
    • In conjunction with the Executive Director, monitors consistency between contract budget and actual expenditures;
    • Calculates and monitors the program's non-federal share;
    • Maintains the organization’s ledger and general balances;
    • Participates in the annual program self-assessment;
    • Compiles information needed for reimbursements; prepares claims for reimbursement; maintains documentation;
    • Maintains documentation of all contracts;
    • With the Executive Director, maintains purchasing and procurement systems, and maintains records of procurement; and
    • Performs other duties as requested.


    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following experience, skills and attributes:

    • Education: minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA or CPA.
    • At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience
    • Demonstrated experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for each program area, and overseeing payroll functions.
    • Ability to translate financial concepts to - and to effectively collaborate with - programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
    • Proven track record in federal and state grants management and reporting.
    • Technology-savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software – particularly Quickbooks.
    • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization 
    • Successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
    • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
    • Multitasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Women’s Resource Center.

    The ideal candidate will also bring the sense of humor, flexibility, understanding, energy, and innovation necessary for work in a non-profit environment.

    Salary and benefits: This is a .8 FTE position (32 hours per week).  Occasional evening and weekend work will be required. The salary range is $45-50,000. WRC offers the following package of benefits: 

    • 75% employer-paid individual health & dental
    • Simple IRA with employer match of up to 3% of salary
    • Paid time off: 
      • 4 weeks vacation
      • 2 weeks sick time 
      • 11 holidays 
      • 2 personal days

    How to apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to careers@wrcnbc.org by Friday, October 2nd, 2020, at 5:00 pm EST. 

    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 the Women’s Resource Center: Since 1977, WRC has been an ear, a helping hand and, in some cases, a lifeline to individuals experiencing domestic violence.  Its community-based work has helped adults, children, and families to 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, we provide 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, we operate the following programs and initiatives:

    • 24-Hour Helpline 
    • Shelter serving up to 13 adults and children
    • Transitional Housing Program with ten 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 state’s 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 who 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 in other states as they begin to adopt evidence-informed prevention practice. 

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

  • Licensed Clinician

    Position title: 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 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. WRC will manage billing as well as maintain 24-hour phone crisis coverage.

    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 is a significant asset, and would 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 by October 30 at 5p.m EST.

    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.

  • Transitional Housing Case Manager

    Job Title: Transitional Housing Case Manager

    General Summary:

    Under the guidelines of the Office on Violence Women grant and the supervision of the Residential Director, the Transitional Housing Manager will perform the following:

    • Provide advocacy and support to the TH residents.
    • Develop an initial case plan to determine individual goals and barriers to success
    • Assist residents with housing applications and follow through on the status of these applications
    • Complete the Financial Literacy Class and utilize those learned skills with residents to enable them to become financially self-sufficient and assist in clearing up any debts
    • Promote economic independence with residents
    • Provide and inform residents of support services in the community
    • Accurately report all statistics in the Grant Management System (GMS) 
    • Continue to keep an accurate waiting list for potential future residents.
    • Work closely with East Bay Community Development Corp with which WRC has an MOU 
    • Maintain confidentiality of residents at all times
    • Monitor and review residents’ progress with Residential Director on a weekly basis
    • Maintain accurate records for reports
    • Turn over transitional housing units, including cleaning, removing and adding furniture.
    • Perform office duties
    • Assist with shelter clients 
    • Assist with the covering the emergency phone along with Residential Director and Advocate 
    • Attend all mandatory meetings
    • Serve as a role model while maintaining professional distance in relationships with clients
    • Must be available to travel in and out of state for consecutive days to conferences 
    • Follow up with clients 3-6 months after clients leave supportive housing


    General and Physical Demands: 

    • Convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, audibly, and quickly
    • Hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information
    • Manual dexterity and able to use wrists, hands and/or fingers in repetitive motion
    • Prepare and/or inspect documents and communications on computer or on paper
    • Sitting for extended periods of time
    • Bending, lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds (donations/commodities)
    • Lifting from floor or from inside car, inside truck, or from trunk
    • Lifting children (infant, toddler, preschool) in to car seats when required
    • Moving up and down stairs in TH program apartment facilities


    Work Environment:

    • Residence for survivors of domestic violence—women and children—in safe neighborhood
    • Daily interaction with stakeholders—residents, staff, volunteers, community, and vendors
    • Required to possess or have access to a telephone and be available for staff/advocate crisis calls as necessary


    Qualifications, Skills and Abilities:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services or related field or equivalent experience preferred
    • Preferred minimum two years’ experience in human services and/or not for profit organization; experience working in a shelter or transitional housing environment preferred.
    • Preferred minimum two years’ experience working with victims of domestic violence including diverse people and groups.
    • Knowledge of and sensitivity to domestic violence issues and trends and expressed commitment to the empowerment of women and children
    • Knowledge of computer programs to include: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Experience working with vendors and service providers and knowledge of local service resources preferred
    • Experience maintaining personal/professional boundaries
    • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to handle multiple priorities
    • Manage and resolve conflict and stress effectively and constructively with stakeholders
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of residents at all times
    • Possess valid Rhode Island driver’s license; access to reliable means of transportation; proof of current liability insurance


    Work Schedule, Salary and Benefits:

    • Full time; Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • 3-week paid vacation - 2 weeks paid sick time - 2 personal days - Paid holidays 
    • 75% of individual health and dental
    • Salary: $35,000-$39,000


    To apply:
    Please submit a cover letter and resume to
    careers@wrcnbc.org by Friday, October 23, 2020, at 5:00 pm EST. Please note: resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

    The Women’s Resource Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The organization does not discriminate against a volunteer, 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.

    About the Women's Resource Center: The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) provides safe transitional housing, advocacy, support, information, referral and follow-up services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and to persons at risk for domestic violence. We do this through comprehensive advocacy, support and prevention activities that empower victims, families, and those at risk for family violence to reach goal-oriented outcomes. Among these outcomes are securing adequate affordable housing with the assistance of the case manager, and working on practical goals and supports to build self-sufficient lives for clients and their children.

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