Full-time

+ Senior Director of Advocacy

Job Location: Providence

Position: Full-time

Salary: $60,000 to $62,000 a year, depending on experience, with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan).

BASIC FUNCTION: The Senior Director of Advocacy serves as a member of the agency’s senior management team and is charged with leading and overseeing all of Sojourner House’s programs dedicated to clients, including our residential programs, clinical program, and community-based advocacy programs. Working with the Executive Director, as well as with the residential team, the Director of Immigration Advocacy, and the Director of Clinical services, the Senior Director of Advocacy 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.

Responsibilities Include:

  • 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 trafficking victims, 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 Program
  • Provide direct supervision to program directors and community-based staff; provide general support, training, and development for all direct services staff members
  • Working with the Business Manager and Executive Director, assist with the development of client services programs’ 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 all of Sojourner House’s client services programs are operating effectively with a high level of quality
  • 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
  • Oversee the implementation of Sojourner House’s volunteer/internship program 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 with grant proposals or event sponsorship solicitations
  • Oversee the Drop-In Center advocacy coverage schedule and ensure that the Drop-In Center has adequate coverage at all times
  • Stay up-to-date on program requirements 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 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 Advocacy 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

Experience & Special Skills:

  • Must have exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Must be organized and flexible
  • 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
  • Experience leading and managing diverse teams and multiple programs across various locations
  • 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

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, August 24, 2018

+ Director of Shelter Operations

Job Location: Northern RI and Providence

Position: Full-time

Salary: $52,000 to $55,000 a year, depending on experience, with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan).

BASIC FUNCTION: Working with the Senior Director of Advocacy, Executive Director, and the residential housing staff, the Director of Shelter Operations will oversee the operations of Sojourner House’s three (3) shelters for victims of abuse; manage the direct services residential staff members; ensure that agency-owned residential properties are properly maintained and repairs are made in a timely manner; oversee the agency’s residential hotline and on-call phone; identify and implement new initiatives to benefit the clients of the agency’s residential housing program; provide data for grant reports and proposals; work with community partners to facilitate collaboration; and coordinate with the housing staff to ensure that advocates are working with clients to secure permanent housing.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide supervision to residential staff for individual case management services to clients in Sojourner House’s transitional housing program, and shelter programs. The latter includes:
    • The Safe House, men’s services program, and shelter for victims of trafficking
  • Develop action plans with staff members so that clients are working towards goals related to obtaining education, employment, child care and permanent housing
  • Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed
  • Review all shelter and transitional housing intakes, refer them to the Residential Team for review, and communicate regularly with the Senior Director of Advocacy about changes in the residential housing program population
    • Revise residential intake policies as necessary
  • Monitor two agency-owned properties and ensure that facilities are appropriately maintained and repairs are scheduled in a timely manner
  • Develop programming for the shelters and transitional housing program, and work with residential staff to ensure that the programming being offered is reflective of the clients’ current needs
  • The Director will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s residential housing clients
  • Serve as a resource for all residential housing staff for case management and advocacy to benefit residential clients
  • The Director will also oversee the volunteers/inters who work with the residential program
  • Become a certified Qualified Test Counselor and be eligible to administer HIV tests to clients and, where appropriate, community members
  • Work with Rhode Island social service provider to best serve the needs of residential housing clients
  • Maintain regular contact with key contacts from partner organizations and represent Sojourner House at community meetings and forums
  • Stay abreast of RI community housing issues by building and maintaining relationships with housing and social service agencies in northern Rhode Island, Providence, and throughout the state
  • Serve as the primary on-call contact for the shelter and transitional housing programs. This includes:
    • Responding to emergencies as they arise and/or delegating staff to respond to emergencies that may occur during off-hours
  • Working with the Youth Advocate, oversee the coordination of children’s services and make referrals as necessary for families with minor children. This may include but is not limited to:
    • Enrollment in the local school system, art expressive therapy groups, tutoring sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, recreational and enrichment activities, child care and mental health programs
  • Monitor and implement residential housing policies and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community
    • Make recommendations for policy changes or modifications when appropriate
  • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports for grant compliance
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices
  • Perform other duties as requested by Sojourner House management

Experience & Special Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • A minimum of five to eight years of experience in human or social services
  • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or sexual assault
  • Previous experience providing supervision to staff members
  • Professional experience managing a shelter or residential program
  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
  • Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
  • A demonstrated familiarity with LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
  • Comfort working individually and in teams
  • Possess innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty, domestic violence, and service delivery
  • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
  • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change)
    • Including some 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. shifts during the week and occasional work on the weekends.
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, August 17, 2018

+ Healthy Families Advocate

Job Location: Providence, RI

Position: Full-time

Salary: $17 to $18 an hour, depending on experience, with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan).

BASIC FUNCTION: provide support and advocacy specifically to teens who are pregnant and/or who are already parents. The Advocate will answer hotline calls, meet individually with clients, organize programming for groups of clients, provide referrals and resources to clients, and work in collaboration with partner agencies to provide support, information, and referral services. The Advocate will also assist with Sojourner House’s Drop-In Center in Providence by providing coverage and assisting with the hotline, meeting with drop-in clients, facilitating support groups, assisting with the administration of HIV tests, and providing support to other community-based programs.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide individual advocacy to teen, adult, and child clients, with a specialized caseload of working with pregnant and parenting teen victims of abuse
  • Organize and implement group programming to serve the needs of teen victims of abuse who are also pregnant or parents
  • Be knowledgeable about community referrals, facilitate relationships with other community partners, and refer clients to other resources where appropriate
  • Attend regular meetings with community partners to coordinate services and support for pregnant and parenting teens
  • Answer the agency hotline and provide emotional support, resources, and referrals as necessary
  • Become certified as an HIV test counselor and provide HIV tests at Sojourner House’s Drop-In Center and other identified community locations
  • Provide support as necessary to Sojourner House’s other community-based programs -- specifically the agency’s immigration advocacy program, LGBTQ+ outreach program, and residential programs
  • Provide coverage at Sojourner House’s Drop-In Advocacy Center, which includes answering the hotline, providing referrals to clients, and meeting individually with clients for advocacy sessions
  • Provide supervision to volunteers/interns as appropriate
  • Work with the Youth Advocate to coordinate children’s services and make referrals as necessary for families with minor children. This may include:
    • Enrollment in the local school system, art expressive therapy groups, tutoring sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, recreational and enrichment activities, child care and mental health programs
  • Work with the agency’s School-Based Advocate to ensure that pregnant and/or parenting teen victims of abuse have the supports they need to succeed in school-based settings
  • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports for grant compliance
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices
  • Perform other duties as requested by Sojourner House management

Experience & Special Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • A minimum of two to three years of experience in human or social services
  • Ability to speak both English and a second language is highly desired
  • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or sexual assault issues
  • Experience working in a residential program
  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
  • Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
  • A demonstrated familiarity with GLBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
  • Comfort working individually and in teams
  • Possess innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty, domestic violence, and service delivery
  • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, August 13, 2018

+ Residential Housing Advocate

Job Location: Northern Rhode Island

Reports to: Director of Shelter Operations

Position: Full-time

Salary: $17 to $18 an hour, depending on experience, with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan).

BASIC FUNCTION: The Residential Advocate will provide case management and advocacy to clients in the shelter programs and transitional housing apartments. The Advocate will also identify and implement initiatives to benefit the residential housing program and work with community partners to facilitate collaboration. The Advocate will assist the Director of Shelter Operations by responding to maintenance issues related to agency properties, work directly with vendors, and ensure that agency-owned properties are kept safe, clean, and in compliance with building codes.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide individual case management services to residents in Sojourner House’s Safe House and transitional housing program. This includes:
    • weekly 1:1 meetings, regular in-person or phone check-ins, and periodic visits to their apartment (if they are transitional housing clients)
  • Develop action plans with clients that outline goals related to obtaining education, employment, child care and permanent housing
  • Assist clients in obtaining appropriate substance abuse, mental health, and/or medical services as needed
  • Provide assistance to the Director of Shelter Operations for the repair and maintenance of the Safe House and transitional housing apartment building, including cleanliness
  • Assist with reviewing all shelter and transitional housing intakes, refer them to the Residential Team for review, and communicate regularly with the Director of Shelter Operations about possible admissions to the residential housing program. Revise shelter intake policies as necessary
  • Identify and implement new projects and programming that will benefit residential clients
  • Work closely with Sojourner House management to develop new initiatives and maintain existing programs that will help Sojourner House offer the most dynamic and effective services to its residential housing clients
  • Work with shelter staff to ensure that the programming being offered is reflective of the clients’ current needs. At a minimum, the Advocate will facilitate 1-2 support groups, meetings or programs per week that will benefit residential clients. The Advocate will regularly assess the needs of Sojourner House’s residential housing clients
  • Supervise and volunteers/interns who work with the residential program, and oversee the schedule for these advocates
  • Assist, when appropriate, with securing donations for the Safe House. This may include working with local churches, community groups, and businesses to make donations of supplies (such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, and gift cards) to support the shelter
  • Work with the Youth Advocate to coordinate children’s services and make referrals as necessary for families with minor children. This may include but is not limited to:
    • Enrollment in the local school system, art expressive therapy groups, tutoring sessions, play groups, field trips, after school, recreational and enrichment activities, child care and mental health programs
  • Monitor and implement Safe Home policies, and ensure that residents follow these rules and procedures by creating an environment of trust and community
  • Make recommendations for policy changes or modifications when appropriate
  • Complete data entry and submit necessary reports for grant compliance
  • Support Sojourner House’s philosophy of client empowerment and respect for individual choices
  • Perform other duties as requested by Sojourner House management

Experience & Special Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • A minimum of two to three years of experience in human or social services
  • Ability to speak both English and a second language is highly desired
  • Familiarity with domestic violence and/or gender issues
  • Experience working in a residential program
  • Must be organized and demonstrate superior leadership skills
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, and general Internet skills)
  • Familiarity working with individuals of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Experience developing and delivering community presentations
  • A demonstrated familiarity with GLBTQ, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and/or substance abuse populations
  • Comfort working individually and in teams
  • Possess innovative thinking to approaching issues of poverty, domestic violence, and service delivery
  • Familiarity with social service services in Rhode Island
  • Ability to work an irregular work schedule (subject to change): Sunday through Thursday, including one late shift (days off will be Friday and Saturday)
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Early submission is encouraged.

+ Development Coordinator

Job Location: Providence

Position: Full-time

Salary: $37,000 to $40,000 a year, depending on experience, with full benefits (including health/dental insurance, paid holidays, accrued time off, an Employee Assistance Plan, and a 401(k) plan).

BASIC FUNCTION: The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, board of directors, and volunteer committees. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for: (1) recruiting and managing volunteers who are able to help with the operations of the agency, fundraising initiatives, and educational work; (2) planning, coordinating, and promoting events that raise awareness about Sojourner House’s work and bring in funds for the agency; (3) increasing the size and amounts of corporate gifts through event sponsorship and general donations; and (4) assisting with donor communications, including creating content with e-newsletters and social media.

The Development Coordinator will be motivated, passionate, organized, detail-oriented, possess superior communications skills (both oral and written), have some prior experience with event management and/or fundraising, work very well with individuals, and be fluent in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp, etc.).

Primary Job Duties:

Volunteer Coordination

  • Recruits and interviews individuals to volunteer and intern at Sojourner House
  • Oversees the implementation of a volunteer training at least three times a year for new interns/volunteers
  • Responds to prospective inquiries about volunteer work that is available
  • Ensures that volunteers have a work plan and direct supervisor on staff at Sojourner House
  • Works with volunteers and staff to provide assistance for tabling opportunities at community events
  • Helps facilitate the acceptance of in-kind donations from community members and delegates donations to different shelters/locations as needed
  • Plans volunteer appreciation events as appropriate
  • Directly supervises a small number of volunteers/interns engaged with fundraising work
  • Speaks at colleges, fairs, and community events about volunteer opportunities

Event Planning:

  • Serves as a liaison for donors and business owners who offer to host fundraisers, and coordinates logistics when requested
  • Serves as the point person for small fundraising events that Sojourner House initiates
  • Is the primary coordinator for Sojourner House's major annual events (a Masquerade Ball & a spring breakfast). This includes:
    • Coordinating logistics
    • Assisting with the recruitment and supervision of volunteer event planning teams
    • Assisting with sponsorship solicitation
    • Promoting the event
    • Collecting donations
    • Managing communications related to the event
    • Managing on-line fundraising platforms
    • Developing strategies for corporate sponsorship opportunities and making solicitations
    • Documenting best practices and models for fundraising events
    • Works with the volunteer members of event planning committees to ensure that tasks are being delegated and executed

Communications:

  • Manages social media platforms and ensures the posting of regular content
  • Develops content for a regular e-newsletter and a quarterly print newsletter
  • Drafts press releases for Sojourner House events, programs, and related news
  • Assists with website maintenance, monthly e-newsletters, blog posts, and other communications work as assigned

Other Duties:

  • Assists Deputy Director with drafting of grant and sponsorship proposals
  • Manages the design, content, production, and bulk mailing process for donor appeals and fundraising campaign solicitations
  • Other duties as assigned by Sojourner House management

Required Experience & Special Skills:

  • A minimum of two years of experience in fundraising, and/or event planning is required
  • Applicant must have demonstrated work experience in order to apply
  • Familiarity with nonprofit work is preferred
  • Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule (some evening and weekend hours required)
  • Must be exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and responsive to phone calls and email correspondence
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative on projects
  • Must have superior communications skills, both written and oral
  • Familiarity with Spanish is a plus
  • Must have computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general Internet skills)
  • Mastery of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and basic website content
  • Experience in developing and delivering community presentations
  • Applicant must pass a BCI check
  • Applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and close on Friday, August 31, 2018.

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