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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 the program).
  • Receipt of application does not guarantee placement.

Current Job Opportunities

Administrative Assistant

Position summary

The Administrative Assistant supports the daily operations of the Agency, including, but not limited to: Tracks grant and program expenses and oversees billing and expenses, ordering supplies, utilizing various computer systems and financial programs, and other administrative tasks as assigned. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Co-Directors

Position Responsibilities

  • Performs routine administrative duties such as ordering office supplies and correspondence, reports, and special projects
  • Track grant and program expenses and oversees billing and expenses
  • Participates in the business and financial planning process
  • Additional support assisting with events, marketing, and fundraising as needed
  • Prepare, organize, and track reports and other documentation for submission or to maintain grant compliance (OJP, HUD, OEO)
  • Work within QuickBooks and other accounting/billing software to track, manage, and upload expenses and payments and manage donor database
  • Prepare payroll for processing
  • Complete other miscellaneous administrative tasks as needed or assigned

Essential qualifications

  • 2-4 year Accounting degree or previous data entry, administrative/secretarial experience or education
  • Strong technical computer aptitude and knowledge of business tools (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or ability to learn. Knowledge of QuickBooks accounting methods
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and maintain a high quality of work while experiencing frequent interruptions
  • Ability to work independently and with the VIP team members
  • Ability to maintain integrity of sensitive/confidential information and follow state and Agency confidentiality requirements.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous work with accounting programs, including Quick Books
  • Experience with Nonprofit/business financial management
  • Background or interest in serving people impacted by family, interpersonal or sexual violence

Physical Demands: 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.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocate – FT

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.
  • 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.

Physical Demands: 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.

Housing Case Manager/Advocate

Position Summary: FT/PT Provides case management duties and coordination of comprehensive advocacy and services to victims of domestic and sexual violence including those that are homeless and at risk of becoming.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop a good working knowledge of agency mission, vision and
  • Talk with clients and collect data to determine program eligibility based on application and documentation
  • Maintain follow up contact when necessary with participants through telephone, mail and personal visits
  • Work with families to identify barriers to success of family development; use self-sufficiency and possible solutions and action plans to overcome such barriers
  • Coordinate program activities with partnering agencies
  • Research and keep up-to-date on program and community resources.
  • Provide direct victim services to clients in crisis situations – both on-site and off-site including supportive listening, making referrals, goal setting and appropriate follow-up.
  • 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.
  • Match community resources to family/individual needs, refer families to community resources, follow-up on the effectiveness of referrals and identify any unmet
  • Promote community partnerships that will improve support to families/individuals in our service Maintain professional boundaries at all times.
  • Adhere to agency policies, rules and regulations.
  • Must maintain client confidentiality and abide by the Data Privacy Act
  • Demonstrate teamwork by cooperating with and assisting co-workers as needed.
  • Attend required meetings, training, seminars, and conferences as needed/required to enhance expertise and professionalism in agency activities as scheduled by the Director and/or funding source, outside agencies, etc. to fulfill job/project(s)
  • Must be responsible and able to handle confidential material and information, organize effectively, and work

Essential Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 2 or more years’ experience working in a related field.
  • BA or BS degree in social work/human service degree or related field
  • Working knowledge of modern office communication systems: e-mail, voice mail, computer systems, and ability to operate various office equipment such as fax, copy machine and

Key Competencies

To execute this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are reprehensive of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required:

  • Effectively organize, prioritize, solve problems and handle multiple tasks while maintaining high quality of work and meeting deadlines
  • Work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as work within a team Demonstrates teamwork by cooperating with and assisting co-workers as needed.
  • Experience in maintaining detailed records on a computer system and handwritten Demonstrated computer proficiency with necessary software.
  • Make decisions and act based on VIP code of conduct A positive ambassador VIP and its mission as you represent the agency by your actions and by your spoken and unspoken words.
  • Contribute to and participate in strategic planning, program self-assessment and other efforts to improve program services and agency responsiveness.
  • Ability to respond competently and positively to the culture, traditions, lifestyles, language and values of each individual, family and
  • Articulate an awareness of self, values, and ethics as they have an impact when working with families
  • Display a positive, professional and respectful demeanor at all times toward employees, peers, professional contacts and clients
  • Good communication skills; verbal and written, technical and non-technical.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of confidential employment, client, and business
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Proof of valid MN driver’s license and current vehicle insurance coverage.

Physical Demands: 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.

Pick up or call for an application at Violence Intervention Project, 218-681-5557 or send a resume to viptrf@violenceintervention.org.