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Violence Intervention Project strives to employ individuals with diverse backgrounds, which mirror the populations we serve. We comply with laws prohibiting discrimination in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, layoff or discharge on the basis of a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability—either mental or physical—or sexual orientation. Violence Intervention Project is an equal opportunity employer and the EEO applies to all employees and applications for all personnel actions. People of color and bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply.

  • Placements may require some evening/weekend hours (depending on program).
  • Receipt of application does not guarantee placement.

Current Job Opportunities

Executive Director

Job Profile and Reporting Relationships

The Executive Director has overall responsibility for promoting the mission and carrying out the daily operations of the organization. This position has responsibility for fundraising, grant management, community relations, financial management, strategic planning, human resource management, and program development. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Management: Utilize sound financial practices to plan, forecast, and prepare an annual budget and ensure adequate control and accounting of funds. Ensure that funds are disbursed in accordance with contract requirements and donor designations. Maintain official records and documents and ensure compliance with regulations and reporting requirements.

Grant Management: Work with VIP Fund Development Coordinator to secure grant opportunities from public and private sources of funding and maintain proactive and positive relationships with grantors. Experience managing and submitting grant applications and progress reports for complex multi-year grants required.

Human Resources Management: Ensure that an effective management team and staff are in place and function to their fullest potential. Ensure compliance with personnel policies and state and federal regulations. Responsible for hiring, firing, training, supervision, and annual evaluation of organization staff.

Community Relations: Establish productive working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and partner organizations. Assess needs of served communities and plan/participate in special events to ensure needs are met. Serve as an effective spokesperson for the organization to other agencies/organizations, communities, media, and the general public.

Strategic Planning: Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field and use that knowledge to plan for future problems and opportunities by developing and implementing annual and long-range strategic plans for the organization. Ensure that the organization makes consistent progress toward strategic plan milestones and goals.
Program Development: Provide leadership in developing program and organizational plans with the Board of Directors and staff. Evaluate programs on an on-going basis to ensure goals and objectives are being met.

Liaison to Board of Directors: Work with the Board of Directors and the Board President to develop and implement strategic plans. Keeps the Board informed on the condition of the organization and its current operating environment. Participate in all Board meetings and Board Committee meetings.

Required Competencies

Relationship Partnering: Respects others, builds and maintains effective working relationships; has a wide and effective network; quickly establishes rapport with others.

Strategic Planning: Leverages strategy and objectives to drive goals and plans; set clearly defined objectives; produces timely, comprehensive project plans with action steps. Plans for future problems and opportunities by forecasting business trends and outside forces; considers benefits of several options by using resources and focusing efforts on critical components.

Communication: Straightforward in all communications, whether speaking or writing; clearly articulates the key points of an issue; interpersonally holds the attention of others; takes recipient’s needs into account; addresses and listens to others in a respectful manner.

Adaptability and Dealing with Ambiguity: Appropriately changes one’s strategy in response to new information; continuously adapts to changes; deals with uncertainty and vagueness; decides and acts without having the picture totally defined; is receptive to understanding cultural and individual differences.

Coaching, Developing, & Mentoring: Provides challenging assignments with clear and constructive feedback to employee to yield high performance; acts as a positive mentor; fosters development in others with an understanding of individual’s career aspirations; brings out the best in individuals regardless of differences in background or experiences.

Minimum Education and Experience
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in human services, counseling, social work, or similar field plus a minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in a nonprofit organization. A Master’s Degree or previous experience as an Executive or Program Director preferred. Must have demonstrated management and supervision experience.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Experience, ability, and willingness to communicate and work well with staff and clients from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and with various religious beliefs, lifestyles, sexual orientation, identities, age variance and differing abilities.

• Ability to identify economic, social, cultural, physical and environmental factors which support or limit family or individual functioning.

• Significant financial and business knowledge and experience including the ability to deal competently with finances, budgeting and reporting of expenditures.

• Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and in presenting information to groups in a variety of settings and topics.

• Ability to develop relationships proactively, interface and work effectively with partner organizations, staff, volunteers, members of communities, and media.

• Knowledge of domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, and women’s issues.

• Management experience including supervising and mentoring others.

• Ability to show leadership and exercise mature and sound judgment in problem-solving and the decision-making process.

• Demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team environment, with proven ability to provide leadership and support in the development of team decisions and program policies.

• Strong crisis intervention skills with ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under stressful conditions.

• Excellent analytical, decision-making, time management and organization skills.

• High degree of confidentiality, diplomacy, discretion and tact.

• Experience in networking and advocating with other agencies on behalf of abused adults and youth.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and strong information technology, database, organizational and record-keeping skills.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to:  viptrf@violenceintervention.org.

Overnight Advocate (usually one 14-24 hour shift a week, most people can fit this in with a regular day job; weekday shift starts at 5:30 pm and ends 8:00 am next day, with sleep time in between)

Night Advocate is responsible for the following (but not limited to):

Advocacy services to shelter clients including, but not limited to, completing intake and departure forms, providing supportive listening, assisting clients with various applications & court papers, providing child time with children residing in the shelter.  The Night Advocate provides VIP crisis line support for both Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims; support for Transitional Housing tenants as requested; monitors compliance by clients/tenants to shelter/housing rules; performs daily cleaning duties and responsible for maintaining building security.

Other Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Attend and participate in mandatory training sessions and VIP meetings.
  2. Complies with mandatory client confidentiality and report criteria as defined by law and VIP policies and procedures as applicable.
  3. Keep Director informed of job related problems and other information relative to assigned job duties.
  4. Contributes to a positive work attitude within VIP by working cooperatively with others and conducting oneself as a team player.
  5. Performs related work as apparent or assigned.


  • Belief in non-violence
  • Willingness to challenge societal norms that condone perpetual violence;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, active listening and individual counseling skills;
  • Ability to be an effective advocate for and support to victims of domestic violence
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with victims, staff, system providers, and others in the community
  •  Ability to pass a criminal background check

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to:  viptrf@violenceintervention.org.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate

Position Summary:

Provides advocacy services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; works as a part of the VIP team to sustain a successful agency that provides ongoing services to battered persons and works to educate the community and facilitate needed systems change.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide direct victim services to clients in crisis situations – both on-site and off-site.
  • Provide case management to clients – supportive listening, making referrals, goal setting and appropriate follow-up.
  • Strive to know ALL available resources for clients whose needs are varied and extensive; such as social services, housing, medical, clothing, food, employment, etc.
  • Work in a successful professional relationship with the ‘network of providers’ able to assist VIP’s clients.
  • Attend required court hearings and assist client with legal advocacy – preparing and filing orders with Court system and follow-through with clients.
  • Facilitate shelter placement if needed – intake paperwork, coordinate with shelter advocate or work with other shelter placement.
  • Complete various client documentation – intakes, service documentation, exit information.
  • Facilitate client evaluations – paper or online evaluation forms; encourage genuine feedback.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, group training sessions, self-directed trainings, regional and state meetings; attend meetings on behalf of VIP as assigned by Director.
  • Provide community education and systems change training.
  • Write grants for client assistance; write articles for newspaper publication.
  • Participate in VIP Tours; participate in fundraising related activities for VIP
  • Fulfill on-call duties.
  • Assist in maintaining building security; maintenance of office space.

Other Areas of Responsibility:

  • Complies with mandatory client confidentiality and report criteria as defined by law and VIP policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Effectively communicate with VIP Executive Director on matters related to this position, clients served, team process and other information relative to assigned job duties.
  • Travel Requirements – attend client meetings, court, regional and state meetings and other meetings to be determined.
  • Computer protocols – follow current practices and those to be determined.
  • Contributes to a positive work atmosphere by conducting oneself in a manner that fosters good relations with clients, co-workers, supervisor and community contacts such as other service providers and donors.
  • This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Education and Experience:

  • Two years post-high school education in criminal justice, social services or related area.
  • Two years work experience as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault or related work.

Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Belief in non-violence, and willingness to challenge societal norms that condone perpetual violence.
    • Exceptional interpersonal, active listening and individual counseling skills.
    • Ability to be an effective advocate for and support to victims of domestic violence.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with victims, staff, system providers, and others in the community.
    • Having own transportation and valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance.
    • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
    • Ability to work on an on-call schedule.
    • Must be able to independently handle diverse work issues on a daily basis.  Requires the ability to set priorities and work schedule; also adjust to changes created by last minute assignments and deadline requests.

This position requires sitting, standing, bending, lifting, stooping and reaching with sufficient manual dexterity to operate standard office equipment; conduct room searches; assist with donation drop-offs and similar activities.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume with references to:  viptrf@violenceintervention.org.