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

 

Position Applied(*)
Invalid Input
First Name(*)
Invalid Input
Last Name(*)
Invalid Input
School or Organization
Invalid Input
Address(*)
Invalid Input
City/Town(*)
Invalid Input
State(*)
Invalid Input
Zip(*)
Invalid Input
Email Address(*)
Invalid Input
Primary Phone(*)
Invalid Input
Attach Resume(*)
Invalid Input
File types accepted: doc, docx, pdf, rtf
Attach Cover Letter
Invalid Input
Attach References
Invalid Input
Comments
Invalid Input
Please enter the characters you see.(*) Please enter the characters you see.
Invalid Input
Double check your files have uploaded before clicking Submit Application
RICADV & SOAR
  • Open Positions

  • Communications Manager

    Summary

    The RICADV is a leader in strategic communications within the global movement to end domestic violence. This position is an exciting opportunity to carry forward our nationally-recognized, award-winning work in this area. The Incumbent will play an integral role in creating social change and shifting community attitudes through efforts such as statewide public awareness campaigns and media advocacy with journalists. The Incumbent plans, organizes, implements, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) communications department. The Communications Manager is a full-time position with supervisory responsibilities.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • • Strategy and Plan Development: Works with the Communications Team to develop, plan, execute, evaluate, and support comprehensive communications strategies for RICADV’s policy, prevention, and communications work, SOAR (survivor task force), and RICADV’s network of member agencies. Utilizes project management tools to ensure that mission driven initiatives have clear message objectives, delivery method, and timelines for each target audience and campaign. Convenes the Public Awareness Working Group to guide the implementation of three statewide public awareness campaigns each year. Oversees statewide Helpline publicity, and provides media support and technical assistance to member agencies as needed.
    • • Publications Oversight: Responsible for maintaining a calendar of all public education and communications/media activities, tracking the success of each campaign, and providing regular reports to their supervisor. Develops and designs RICADV’s publications, program reports, and materials; works with graphic design consultants and print vendors. Edits agency documents for accuracy and RICADV style consistency.
    • • Public Relations and Media Advocacy: Coordinates earned and unearned media around public awareness campaigns, public policy announcements, new initiatives, and community events. Manages all RICADV social media and creates social media strategies as part of the overall strategic communications plan. Prepares all spokespersons for media interviews, ensures all media opportunities are fully vetted, and proactively develops and maintains relationships with members of the press.
    • • Brand Messaging: Responsible for ensuring consistent brand messaging across all communications channels and materials. Responsible for effective storytelling that conveys the RICADV’s mission and is reflective of the survivor/victim experience. Ensures the RICADV’s messages and campaigns are reaching diverse communities in Rhode Island, specifically communities of color and other marginalized communities.
    • • Website Management: Manages RICADV, SOAR, and campaign websites. Oversees website launch as needed, including redesigns, conversions, etc. Oversees Salesforce expansion programs and other tools. Interfaces with media and design consultants, manages media contact database, and oversees search engine optimizing and analyzing web traffic statistics to inform best communications practices and strategies.
    • • Supervises the Communications Associate.
      Requirements:
    • A bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, or relevant experience is required. Must have at least three years of experience in working with reporters on earned media opportunities and demonstrated success at generating stories and dialogue in media outlets. Must be an excellent writer, with experience in targeted community messaging; must be savvy with technology, news, and social media; must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work under tight deadlines. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Adobe (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator); and have basic working knowledge of HTML and content management systems (Joomla!). Experience with branding consistency across all communications materials and strategic communications planning is required. A passion for working in the domestic violence movement is preferred. The RICADV is an equal opportunity employer and fully committed to a culturally diverse staff. People of color, women, people who identify as LGBQ/T, and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

     

    Salary Range: Mid-to-upper 40,000s

     

    TO APPLY

    Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or email cover letter and resume to Carmen Recalde-Russo, RICADV Director of Community Engagement and Communications, at carmen@ricadv.org.

    Applications will be accepted until the close of business on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

  • Coordinator of Law Enforcement Training

    Summary

    The Incumbent should have knowledge of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with specific emphasis on training, training/program development, training delivery and program support. This person will be responsible for coordinating training efforts, with an emphasis on short and long-term training needs for law enforcement, and coordinating trainings for other stakeholders and systems that respond to domestic violence and sexual assault victims. This position reports directly to the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) Director of Policy and Advocacy and works in coordination with the Chairperson of the Domestic Violence Sexual Assault (DVSA) Curriculum Committee.         

    Specific Responsibilities  

    • Coordinate the scheduling of in-service and academy trainings as requested by law enforcement agencies.
    • Participate in DVSA Curriculum Committee meetings.
    • Maintain a record of all in-service and academy trainings that are completed each year, to be provided to the DVSA Curriculum Committee Chair and the Advisory Committee as needed or requested; Provide written documentation of trainings using report forms.
    • Coordinate and schedule specialized trainings through the DVSA Curriculum Committee when the opportunities are available.
    • Conduct grant progress reporting for activities on behalf of employing agencies.
    • Research, develop, and implement educational workshops, conferences and seminars for the curriculum committee based on goals of the VAWA planning committee. Ensure training programs are delivered with excellence and conform to standards.
    • Ensure training expenditures are allowable uses of grant funds under all federal grant guidelines and regulations. Ensure procurement of services comply with all state and federal statutes, as well as all relevant purchasing rules and regulations.
    • Review and revise curriculum in conjunction with the DVSA Curriculum Committee.
    • Collaborate with VAWA planning/curriculum committee to develop guiding principles, strategies and plans for training and education.
    • Conduct comprehensive needs assessments for staff training and education.
    • Coordinate VAWA training reimbursements for advocacy organizations.
    • Work in partnership with other RICADV staff, member agencies, and others in order to meet the mission of the RICADV; other duties as assigned.

    Requirements

    The Coordinator of Law Enforcement Training must have a minimum of two years of experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of education, training and development programs. Ideal candidate has strong communication skills (e.g., written, verbal, and presentation) and strong research, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Experience with federal grant requirements, guidelines and statutes and proficient interpersonal skills, including conflict resolution, collaboration, facilitation, and team building preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Some travel required.

    Salary Range: Mid-to-upper 40,000s

    Reports to:  Director of Policy and Advocacy

     

    TO APPLY:

    Please send cover letter and resume to Ezra Guay, Administrative Assistant, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence at Ezra@ricadv.org no later than Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

Blackstone Valley Advocacy Center
  • Open Positions

  • Overnight 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 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 responds 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 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.
    • Associates Degree required, prior group home experience preferred.

     

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

  • Healthy Families Advocate

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

    Job Summary

    Full-time position responsible for providing domestic violence advocacy and support to expectant and parenting teens and students as well as providing domestic violence prevention while engaging the community.

     

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Provide advocacy and support to pregnant and parenting teens, young adults and child clients
    • Establish and create positive ongoing links with Blackstone Valley area school departments and youth identified agencies
    • Facilitate support group to support the needs of teen victims of abuse who are also pregnant or parents
    • Develop and maintain a list of active referrals for youth, professionals, and parents
    • Facilitate relationships with community partners
    • Provide information and referrals to immigration assistance
    • Research and create links with established local and statewide youth program providers as a referrals source
    • Refer to agency housing programs
    • Work with agencies, businesses, individuals, and government to create strong networks to promote prevention efforts
    • Assist in understanding the legal process of a domestic violence criminal case and/or civil case utilizing the Court Advocacy Program
    • Provide financial literacy
    • Participate in related local and statewide committees

     

    Skills and Abilities Required

    • Proven experience in the educational field or domestic violence field
    • Effective time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to multitask with high attention to detail
    • Self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Commitment and sensitivity to issues related to the needs of families in crisis, particularly those affected by domestic violence
    • Ability to effectively and appropriately deal with stressful situations

     

    Required license or certification

    Valid driver’s license

     

    Required Language

    Spanish or Cape Verdean Creole strongly 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 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.

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

  • Director of Residential Services

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

    General Summary

    Under the supervision of the Executive Director, provides oversight of the functions and activities of the Residential Programs Unit, which includes an emergency shelter, transitional housing units, and a 24-hour Helpline.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assumes overall responsibility for residential programming, day-to-day activities, budgeting and reporting internally and to individual funding sources.
    • Familiarity with federal, state and local funding sources
    • Oversees program activities
    • Prepares monthly staffing schedules.
    • Provides supervision to residential services direct service staff according to established policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for the leases, contracts, and relationships with off-site property owners.
    • Purchases all food and household supplies for the emergency shelter within budgetary guidelines. Purchase food items for all meals in quality and quantity sufficient to meet the nutritional needs of families in alignment with USDA requirements.
    • Arranges for necessary repairs to transitional and shelter facilities.
    • Provides crisis intervention, advocacy, and support to clients. Assist clients in identifying immediate needs, reviewing options and setting goals; make referral as necessary.
    • Receives and responds to all calls to the agency and 800-Victims of Crime Helpline from victims in crisis, police and medical personnel, and others.   
    • Provide information on services provided, determine appropriateness for shelter residency and make referrals as necessary.
    • Oversee demographic statistics on clients who reside in programs in the residential services unit. Compile weekly and monthly reports.
    • Represents the agency at various local housing provider meetings and other meetings as required.
    • Responsible to provide rotating on-call weekend coverage as needed to the shelter facility.
    • Additional duties may be assigned.

     

    Skills and Abilities Required

    • A high level of organizational skills to engage in diverse functions.
    • Analytical ability in managing nonprofit programs effectively.
    • A high level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients and to facilitate group discussions.
    • The physical ability to lift heavy items.
    • 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 crises and stressful situations.

     

    Working Conditions:

    • The work environment is often noisy, with more than average exposure to communicable disease (colds, flu, virus, etc.).
    • Work involves frequent in-state travel to pick up food and household supplies, and occasional transportation to in-state meetings.

    Minimum Education and Experience Required:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
    • Previous management of similar programs
    • 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.

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

  • Helpline Advocate

    General Summary

    Under the general supervision of the Director of Residential Services and according to established policies and procedures, has the primary responsibility of answering the Victims of Crime Helpline via telephone and internet. This is a 28 hours per week position. 1-8 PM - Four days per week.

    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.
    • Maintain a comprehensive log of all incoming calls to Victims of Crime Helpline.
    • Perform 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 the 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.

    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.
    • Associates Degree with experience.

    If you're interested in applying for this position, please send your 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 the exhaustive list of duties performed.

  • Case Manager

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

    Job Summary

    Full-time position 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 1:00PM – 9:00PM. Responsible for providing case management for clients who reside in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Conduct activities necessary to admit clients to the Safe Home. Record necessary information, explain policy and procedures.
    • Responsible for managing a caseload of up to 12 women residing in shelter
    • Responsible to implement transitional services to clients who are leaving the Safe Home.
    • Provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support to families in the Safe Home and Transitional Housing Program.
    • Maintain demographic statistics and complete necessary reports.
    • Responsible for receiving, screening, routing and/or responding to telephone calls to the 800 Victims of Crime Helpline and agency helpline.
    • Coordinate holiday giving program in conjunction with other staff members
    • Responsible for flipping rooms when clients exit shelter.

    Skills and Abilities Required

    • High level of interpersonal skills to provide support and assistance to clients
    • Effective time management and organizational skills.
    • Self-starter with strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to multitask with a high attention to detail.
    • Prior experience in the field of domestic violence.

     

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


Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

There are no positions available at this time.

Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
  • Open Positions

  • Law Enforcement Advocate (Cranson and Johnston)

     The Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center, in collaboration with the Cranston and Johnston Police Departments, is searching for a skilled Law Enforcement Advocate (LEA) who will be responsible for:

    • Providing a range of services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault;
    • Working collaboratively with police officers involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes related to domestic violence and/or sexual assault;
    • Representing the two partner agencies at diverse educational, community and outreach events;
    • Compiling and analyzing data related to services provided.

     

    The LEA will be employed by the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center but will work from the partnering police departments.  This is a full-time position requiring flexibility in work hours.  The LEA may be on-call in addition to regular work hours, and may need to respond to police department requests evenings and weekends. 

     

    Requirements

    • Education/training and/or work experience on victimization issues, law enforcement responsibilities and relevant laws.
    • Ability to work well with law enforcement, community professionals, general public and victims of interpersonal violence.
    • Valid driver’s license, up-to-date car insurance and reliable transportation
    • Satisfactorily pass criminal background check

     

    Send cover letter and resume to Gina Scordino, Director of Advocacy Services, Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center at ginas@ebchouse.org no later than March 28, 2019.

 

Sojourner House
  • Open Positions

  • Relief Advocate


    Basic Function:

    Responsible for the overnight and/or daily operation of Sojourner House’s Shelter and the helpline, creating an atmosphere of advocacy where guests are able to heal and redirect their lives.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    Maintain a safe and secure environment at the shelter facility.

    Provide all temporary guests of the shelter with the support and assistance they need, including emotional support and education on domestic violence, in adjusting to their new environment.

    Answer the helpline, providing crisis intervention, emotional support, and referral information to clients.

    Perform intake interviews and refer cases to full-time case managers if the shelter is the appropriate place for the client. If so, orient the client to the facility. If not, direct the client to the appropriate services available to them.

    Support clients to secure basic needs: food, clothing, safety, transportation, education, etc. Support their work towards their personal goals.  

    Support guests to follow shelter rules and procedures, creating an environment of trust and community.

    Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of the facility as needed.

    Maintain communication with other shelter staff.

    Other duties as assigned by supervisor or as required.

    Education: Associate's degree or equivalent experience

    Experience: Two to three years in human services. Domestic violence experience preferred.

    Special Skills:

    Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills

    Bilingual preferred

    Computer literate in spreadsheet and word processing

    Able to work a flexible schedule

    Reliability

    Must pass BCI

    Organization Location: Sojourner House Domestic Violence Shelter (northern Rhode Island) and/or THEIA (Trafficking) Shelter (Providence)

    Reports to: LGBTQ+ Manager

    Rate of Pay: $13 an hour (hourly; no benefits)


    TO APPLY:

    Interested candidates should fill out the form above, or submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Melissa Babington at mbabington@sojournerri.org or by mail to Sojourner House, 386 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

    Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

  • LGBTQ+ Advocate

     

    Job Title: LGBTQ+ Advocate

    Job Location: Providence/Northern Rhode Island

    Reports to: Manager of LGBTQ+ Programs

    Status and Salary: Full Time with benefits (including health/dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an Employee Assistance Program) with an hourly rate of $17 to $19 an hour.  Advocate must be willing to work a flexible schedule, including one late evening a week and occasional weekend hours that can be flexed as needed.

    Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides education, residential services (shelter and transitional housing) and community based services (including support groups, immigration advocacy, and HIV testing and education) to all victims and survivors of domestic violence.

    Sojourner House is in the process of expanding its programs to accommodate victims who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.  We are seeking an Advocate of this program who will provide direct services, conduct outreach to potential clients and organizations, and provide educational trainings on intimate partner violence and how it affects men and the LGBTQ community.

     

    Basic Function:

    Working with the Manager of LGBTQ+ Programs, the residential housing team, and the Drop In community services staff, the Advocate will provide direct services and programming to domestic and sexual violence victims who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. 

     

    Principal Job Duties: 

    • Provide individual case management services to male-identified and/or LGBTQ+ clients in the community and in Sojourner House’s residential program.  This includes weekly 1:1 meetings, regular phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment.  Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to obtaining education, employment, and permanent housing.  Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, housing referrals and applications, mental health, medical services and/or other referrals as needed.
    • Answer phone calls, conduct intakes of new clients, and provide referrals and information to potential residential and community clients.
    • Coordinate programming to benefit male-identified victims in our residential program and in the community.  At a minimum, the Advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings or programs per week that will benefit male residential clients.  The Advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s clients and offer programs reflective of those needs (e.g. GLBTQ discussion groups, HIV/AIDS prevention groups, etc.). 
    • Provide coverage at the confidential Safe House to provide male-identified and/or trans residents with the support and assistance they need, including:  emotional support, education on domestic violence, and assistance adjusting to their new environment. 
    • Provide advocacy at the Drop-In Center to clients as needed. 
    • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports as required for grant compliance. 
    • Conduct outreach to the community about our services for male-identified and/or trans victims and the LGBTQ community.
    • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in Providence and throughout the state.
    • At the earliest training, participate in the Department of Health certification training and become a Qualified Professional Test Counselor (QPTC) in order to have the ability to administer oral HIV tests 
    • Once QPTC certified, provide oral HIV tests to Sojourner House clients and conduct outreach in the community to provide testing at designated sites.
    • Prepare and deliver community presentations on issues related to domestic violence, male-identified victims, HIV transmission, and/or the LGBTQ community when requested.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Assist with fundraising and awareness raising events to directly benefit Sojourner House’s men’s services and LGBTQ programs.
    • Perform other duties as requested by the Manager of Residential Services or the Sojourner House management team.

     

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree preferred

     

    Experience and Special Skills:          

    • A minimum of two to three years experience in human or social services
    • A demonstrated familiarity with domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or gender issues
    • A demonstrated familiarity working with the LGBTQ community
    • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
    • Familiarity working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds
    • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
    • A demonstrated familiarity with HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
    • Comfort working individually and in teams
    • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
    • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change), including some evenings and occasional weekends. This position is full time (37.5 hours each week) with access to full employee benefits (health, dental, leave time, and a 401(k) plan)
    • Ability to speak Spanish or a language other than English is preferred
    • Ability to periodically be on-call for off-hours emergency calls and situations
    • Applicant must pass BCI check

     

    To Apply:  Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2-3 references to Eileen Rasmussen at erasmussen@sojournerri.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until deadline of February 8th, 2019.  Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Senior Director of Programs

    Job Title:         Senior Director of Programs

    Location:         Providence and northern Rhode Island (multiple locations)

    Reports to:      Executive Director

    Status:             Full-Time

    Compensation:   $70,000 to $75,000 a year, depending on experience, with full benefits (health/dental insurance, earned time off, a 401(k) plan, and access to an Employee Assistance Program)

     

    Basic Function: 

    Sojourner House is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence agency that has experienced programmatic growth in recent years. The agency now seeks a Senior Director of Programs to serve as a member of the agency’s senior management team to ensure that the organization’s programs continue to be delivered with high quality and in a sustainable way.The Senior Director is charged with leading and overseeing Sojourner House’s programs dedicated to serving clients, including our residential programs, clinical program, and community-based advocacy programs. Working with the Executive Director, as well as with the Residential Program directors, the Director of Immigration Advocacy, the Manager of LGBTQ+ Advocacy, and the Director of Clinical Services, the Senior Director of Programs will manage existing programs and identify new initiatives to benefit victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence; create initiatives to assess existing programs with an eye for quality improvement; provide data and program information for grant reports and proposals; work with community partners  to facilitate collaboration; represent Sojourner House on various regional and state-wide committees; and act as an advisor to the Executive Director about the direction of the agency’s client services programs.

     

    Primary Job Duties:

    • Provide leadership and vision for Sojourner House’s client services programs, including our Residential Program, which includes our shelter for women, shelter for male-identified victims, shelter for victims of trafficking, transitional housing program, permanent supportive housing program, and rapid re-housing program; our Clinical Services Program; and our Community-Based Advocacy Program, which includes our Bilingual Advocacy Program, Drop-In Advocacy Resource Center, LGBTQ Program, HIV and Sexual Health Program, Youth Advocacy Program, and Law Enforcement Advocacy (LEA) Program.
    • Provide direct supervision to program directors and community-based staff; provide general support, training, and development for all direct services staff members.
    • Model professionalism for direct services staff and create opportunities for staff members to enhance their own professional development.
    • Ensure that the operations of direct services programs are working efficiently. Monitor staff schedules at various Sojourner House locations, and work with the Property Manager to ensure that maintenance issues for agency-owned property is addressed.  Troubleshoot issues, propose solutions, and execute responses to issues as they arise.
    • Working with the Business Manager and Executive Director, assist with the development of program budgets and ensure adherence to those budgets.
    • Provide support and guidance to program directors with specific client, logistical, and programmatic issues that arise.
    • Ensure that program goals, objectives, outputs, and outcomes are being met for all of Sojourner House’s client services programs.
    • Represent Sojourner House on various statewide and regional committees/taskforces.
    • Working with the Volunteer Coordinator, ensure that the implementation of Sojourner House’s volunteer/internship program runs effectively as the program relates to the delivery of direct client services.
    • Engage community partners and stakeholders in critical conversations related to domestic and sexual violence and Sojourner House’s work.
    • Assist with the development of program proposals to potential funders. This may include helping the Deputy Director and/or grant writer with grant proposals or event sponsorship solicitations.
    • Supervise the operations of the Drop-In Center. Ensure that there is adequate coverage at all times and that the intake process is working efficiently.
    • Stay up-to-date on program requirements as stipulated by funders, and communicate program changes to all client service program staff.
    • Monitor new and existing policies related to victim services and ensure that those policies are being implemented properly. Recommend and develop new policies as needed.  Lead the development and implementation of agency-wide client-focused policies.
    • Develop and implement program evaluation strategies for all client services programs.
    • Develop, cultivate, and maintain working relationships with other partner organizations.
    • Develop and present trainings on domestic violence, sexual assault, and related topics to the community when requested.
    • Represent Sojourner House at public events and speaking engagements as needed.
    • Assist with promoting the agency’s visibility.
    • Ensure that all of Sojourner House’s client services programs are accessible, culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, and survivor-focused.
    • Perform on-going needs assessments for client programming. Assess the results of the needs assessments and assist with the implementation of high-quality services and programs that address the needs identified in the needs assessments.
    • The Senior Director of Programs will not have their own caseload of clients; however, they will respond to Sojourner House clients as back-up if needed, which may include providing assistance with the emergency hotline.
    • Review and ensure that all necessary program reports and data entry for funders and/or grant proposals are submitted on time.
    • Monitor the quality of existing programs and assist with evaluation of outcomes and strategic planning objectives.
    • Assist with fundraising tasks and the solicitation of donations to support Sojourner House programs when possible.
    • Other duties as assigned by the management of Sojourner House or as required.

    Education: A master’s degree or equivalent is required, and a concentration in or experience with social services, victim services, and nonprofit program leadership, management, and development is preferred.

     

    Experience and Skills:

    • Experience leading and managing diverse teams and multiple programs across various locations is required.  Demonstrated experience managing (1) staff members and (2) specific programs is required in order to be considered for this position.  Please make sure to address how your past professional experiences meet this requirement in your cover letter.
    • Five to ten years of professional, full-time experience working in project management or a related field is required.
    • Must have exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
    • Must be organized, flexible, and demonstrate professionalism in the execution of work duties.
    • Must be an effective, visionary leader.
    • Bilingual (Spanish and English) applicants are preferred.
    • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills) is required.
    • Familiarity working with individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
    • Commitment to engaging in social justice work and leading programs from a racial justice and intersectional framework required.
    • Experience developing and delivering community presentations.
    • Comfortable with multi-tasking and tackling multiple challenges at one time.
    • Familiarity with social service resources in Rhode Island.
    • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices.
    • Applicants are required to have a reliable car and valid insurance.
    • Applicant must pass BCI check.

     

    Schedule:

    The Senior Director of Programs will work a full-time Monday through Friday schedule, with some flexibility required on nights and weekends.

     

    To Apply:

    Please send a resume; a cover letter that explains (1) how you meet the qualifications required for the job, and (2) what your approach is to managing projects and staff members; and 2-3 names and contact information for references to Erin Cole at ecole@sojournerri.org with the subject line, “Senior Director of Programs.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will close on Monday March 25, 2019.  Sojourner House is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

Women's Resource Center

There are no positions available at this time.

Press "Esc" to Quick Escape

A new tab will open and this page will redirect to Google.
X