Employment at Family Violence Agencies

Below is a listing of current job opportunities.

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Current Listings

Bilingual Victim Advocate – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Pasadena, TX

Position:  Bilingual Victim Advocate – Advocacy
Status:  Full-time
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Salary:  $11.54/hour
Posting Date:  06/30/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:

Bilingual Victim Advocate provides advocacy services to survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence, who do not require shelter services, to provide crisis intervention, information and referral; support groups, legal advocacy, and life skills that lead to self-sufficiency.

Essential Functions:

  • Advocates for survivors using discretion by conducting the following activities:  assessments, safety planning, financial education, goal setting, access to social services, peer counseling, weekly telephone follow-ups and providing culturally appropriate information and referrals.
  • Provides crisis intervention services by staffing 24-hour hotline and being available on-call on a rotating basis for six to eight eight-hour shifts per month (i.e., 8:00AM to 4:00PM; 4:00PM to midnight; and midnight to 8:00AM – including weekends) to provide on-site advocacy at local hospitals, police departments, schools, etc.
  • Provide legal advocacy by accompanying clients to court, assisting with filing of protective orders, educating clients about judicial system and laws pertaining to sexual and/or domestic violence; assisting with completion of crime victims’ compensation, referrals to other agencies and other legal related matters to ensure client safety.  Actively engaging with local law enforcement to assist with legal advocacy and keeping abreast of local news to identify prospective clients who benefit from legal advocacy as a result of sexual and/or domestic violence.
  • Facilitate self-sufficiency groups for survivors of sexual and/or domestic violence  that will enhance their ability to develop healthy coping skills, develop and obtain goals, increase financial literacy (i.e. budgeting, accessing financial assistance, financial planning, etc), increase healthy relationships, identify and effectively use community resources; and develop self-advocacy skills.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from an accredited college or university or a High School Diploma with a minimum of two years’ demonstrated experience in a related environment.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.
  • Must be able to ascend/descend stairs; must be able to lift/carry up to (40) lbs.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required.
  • Good communication skills; both verbal and written.  Ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to document in a clear and concise manner.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Grants Compliance Manager – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Pasadena, TX

Position:  Grants Compliance Manager
Status:  Full-time
Schedule:  Monday – Friday (8:30 am – 5:30 pm)
FLSA:  Exempt
Salary:  $30,000 Annually
Posting Date:  07/24/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:

Grants Compliance Manager at The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. (The Bridge) is responsible for maintaining legal and regulatory compliance for all grants by researching and communicating grant requirements.  The Grants Compliance Manager completes all grants by submitting proper documentation to funders.

Essential Functions:

  • Researches regulations for all agency grants by reviewing regulatory notifications and other sources of information and maintaining a comprehensive list of reporting requirements for each contract/funding source.
  • Compiles information by reviewing programmatic reports in a timely manner to funding sources per contract requirements (i.e. monthly, quarterly, or as required); reading and becoming familiar with new contracts.
  • Keeps other departments abreast of requirements by researching regulatory and grant filing information; writing and communicating grant guidelines, keeping grant record work for all employees in the agency.
  • Prepares grant reports by working with executives in the preparation of all new and continuation of government grants; setting up new contract files and maintains existing contract files.
  • Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing organization standards; issuing instructions to appropriate staff regarding compliance entity finding and follow-through to make sure that responses are compiled; training all clerical staff in proper documentation of client data.
  • Reviews requests for reimbursement to funding sources on a regular basis by assisting Finance Department in revising budget per grant compliance needs.
  • Develops and maintains grant record systems in all divisions by creating and/or revising forms as needed.  Training all clerical staff in proper documentation of client data.
  • Collaborates with client services by reviewing data collection forms and reviewing data for grant application process; overseeing two client services databases (in-house and state).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or in lieu of degree five years experience in non-profit setting with proven track record of managing grants and foundation funding, writing grants and handling all aspects of grant compliance.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence, laws related to sexual and domestic violence and an overview of legal system.
  • Demonstrated Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to give oral presentations for grants.
  • Demonstrated grant writing skills.
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 40lbs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage both program and financials associated with grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend all federal requirements with awarded grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate a proposal into a program plan and ensure it is implemented according to proposal.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budget and finances awarded by setting up a comprehensive system to account for all expenditures.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive systems to capture data for grants.
  • Knowledge of funding resources both grant and foundations.
  • Knowledge of Health & Human Services Commission, Office of the Attorney General,  Supportive Housing Program funders is highly desired.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Education Advocate – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Houston, TX

Position:  Education Advocate-Houston
Status:  Full-time
FLSA:  Non-Exempt
Salary:  $11.54/hour
Posting Date:  05/21/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:

Education Advocate provides culturally competent programming to promote prevention of sexual and domestic violence through community mobilization, educational  and community outreach activities to increase exposure of agency and raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence and homelessness. 

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in local, regional and statewide training addressing primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Conduct community outreach to organizations such as, but not limited to, community agencies, elementary, middle and high schools, alternative school settings, local businesses, and other anti-violence agencies in Harris county to reduce beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that support sexual violence.
  • Assess outcomes of prevention programming by providing pre/post instruments (i.e. verbal/written surveys, tests and evaluations) to provide on-going development of activities and strategies for prevention.
  • Manage educational data collected from presentations, fairs and trainings to prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports to ensure grant compliance with designated funders.
  • Provide crisis intervention services by answering 24 hour hotline as scheduled and act as on-call advocate a maximum of 4 shifts per month (including overnight and weekend hours) to survivors of domestic and sexual violence at local hospitals.
  • Keep abreast of current incidents of sexual and domestic violence by researching internet and local newspapers, and update social media as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology, or Women’s Studies and two years’ community education experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish highly desired, not required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate educational group sessions and make public presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and monitor culturally competent programming to youth and adults.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule; including weekends, evenings and holidays.

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence; persons experiencing homelessness and persons with special needs.
  • Knowledge of community and legal resources to assist  survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, homelessness and persons with special needs.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish rapport with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule (including evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor a program budget.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Volunteer Manager – The Bridge Over Troubled Waters – Pasadena, TX

Position:  Volunteer Manager
Status:  Full-time
FLSA:  Exempt

Salary:  $28,000/year
Posting Date:  07/30/2014
Closing Date:  Until Filled

Position Summary:

The Volunteer Manager oversees donor and volunteer relationships by managing donor and volunteer programs, acting as agency liaison and community representative.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and monitor volunteer program to recruit, place and retain volunteers for direct and indirect services; special projects, and annual events.
  • Develop, implement and monitor donor relations program to secure donors for in-kind donations and cultivate relationships that lead toward annual giving campaign.
  • Act as United Way Campaign liaison by managing annual agency internal campaign, handling requests for speakers, tours and fairs; and coordinating Day of Caring projects.
  • Coordinate with Development Manager to plan and execute annual agency events (i.e. Woman of Distinction, Lucky Trails Marathon, etc.).
  • Represent agency by providing presentations on agency services and programs to civic groups, chambers of commerce, business associations and community groups; participating in local resource fairs and coordinating agency tours.
  • Prepare monthly and annual volunteer reports.
  • Develop, implement and monitor a system for managing donor information and preparing correspondence to thank donors for their contributions.
  • Manage program by providing ongoing supervision of volunteers by conducting agency orientation, conducting background and reference checks, evaluating volunteer performance and maintain record of volunteer hours.
  • Communicate agency updates, policy and procedures and other information related to volunteer’s position on a regular basis through quarterly volunteer meetings and bi-monthly newsletter.

Education and Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or in lieu of degree High School Diploma and  two year’s experience in non-profit setting managing donor relations and volunteer program.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance; and submit annual Motor Vehicle Report.
  • Must pass criminal background check.
  • Must be able to lift/carry (40) lbs, and ascend/descend stairs in emergency shelter setting.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in preparing business correspondence.  Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication skills with diverse populations.
  • Ability to independently make decisions, set daily priorities and meet deadlines in timely manner.
  • Ability to consistently utilize and manage community resources to meet program needs.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships through networking.
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.

Contact:  Thecia Jenkins, HR Director - tjenkins@tbotw.org

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Events Intern – Austin Children’s Services (ACS)

Job Title: Special Events Intern
Organization Name: Austin Children’s Services (ACS)
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend work required
Hours per Week: 10-20 hours per week
Employment Start Date: Late August/Early September 2014 (flexible)
Employment End Date: November 21, 2014 (flexible)
Supervisor: Meghan Jarrell, Special Events Coordinator

Job Description: The intern will assist the Special Events Coordinator with a variety of tasks associated with the four major, annual fundraising events, primarily the Gala and Golf Tournament, which occur in the fall.
Tasks performed by the intern will include guest list coordination and registration setup for the Gala and Golf Tournament, coordination of in-kind donations for all events, attending event planning committee meetings (when able), comparing bids and placing orders from vendors for each event, and other various administrative duties as needed.
The intern is required to attend the setup and production of the annual Gala on Saturday, October 25th.
Austin Children’s Shelter will provide the intern with his/her own desk and computer.

Qualifications: Intern should be detail-oriented and feel extremely comfortable communicating with people within and outside the agency both in-person and over the phone. Intern should be comfortable and adaptable in high-pressure/changing situations.
The intern should have general working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Excluding the above mentioned events, tasks will primarily be performed during business hours, 9am-5pm, at a time prearranged with the Special Events Coordinator.
Intern(s) must be at least 18 years old.

Application Instructions: Please submit resume and cover letter via email by end of business on August 8, 2014
(Due to the sensitive population that our organization serves, if selected for position, candidate must complete and pass a background check, FBI fingerprinting, and both a drug and TB test.)

Meghan Jarrell, Special Events Coordinator
meghan@austinchildrensservices.org

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