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Vermont Network Employment Listings

The Vermont Network seeks and supports a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural work place for the benefit of our organization, our work and our movement to end gender-based violence.  We strongly encourage applicants from racially or ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ communities and individuals with disabilities to apply for open positions.

Associate Director of Public Policy: Full-time (40 hours/week), Exempt

The Vermont Network is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Associate Director of Public Policy. This 40 hour per week position, which is situated at our offices in Montpelier, Vermont, offers a competitive salary and benefit package, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive work environment on important social change issues.

The Associate Director of Public Policy’s primary focus is to improve systems to support all victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to improve the systems that hold perpetrators accountable through advocacy with state and federal policymakers, including legislators. In collaboration with the Network’s Legislative Committee and the Member Programs, the Associate Director of Public Policy leads the Public Policy Team to develop and implement the Network’s legislative agenda and other public policy initiatives, and to support advocates, allies and diverse victims/survivors to influence public policy. As a leader within the Vermont Network, the Associate Director of Public Policy is a member of the Coordinating Team, which coordinates Network activities and initiatives to fulfill the Global Ends and Ends Policies.

Send an application packet that includes a cover letter and resume to karents@vtnetwork.org by the close of business on December 31, 2014.

Network Member Organization Employment Listings

Development Associate: Women Helping Battered Women

A full time position, the Development Associate will ensure that donors experience high quality interactions with the agency. This position is also responsible for foundation and corporate fundraising as well as administrative aspects of development activities, including maintaining the organization’s donor database, managing direct appeals and sending acknowledgment letters. Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience with database management required.

Full job description at whbw.org. Resume and cover letter by 1/2/15 to DevelopAssoc@whbw.org or WHBW, P.O. Box 1535, Burlington, VT 05402. No phone calls, please. EOE. Persons from marginalized communities and survivors of domestic abuse are encouraged to apply.

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Outreach Advocate: WomenSafe, Inc.

WomenSafe is seeking a full time Outreach Advocate to provide direct service advocacy to survivors of stalking, dating, domestic & sexual violence. Duties and responsibilities include providing the following:

  • Identifying underserved populations and increasing their accessibility to our services.
  • Reaching out to survivors in rural areas of the county (and Rochester).
  • Ongoing emotional support, options and safety planning.
  • Assistance with accessing emergency, temporary and permanent housing.
  • Medical and hospital advocacy.
  • Court advocacy for Temporary and Final Relief from Abuse Orders and other court proceedings
  • Criminal Justice support and advocacy by working with police, victim advocates, probation and parole and the batterer’s intervention program.
  • Referral to and advocacy at community agencies, the court, and the hospital.
  • Systems change through advocacy related to direct service.

Minimum Qualifications: A firm feminist understanding of women’s issues, specifically those of domestic and sexual violence; a strength’s based approach to the work; ability to adhere to a strict confidentiality policy; crisis intervention and  advocacy experience; strong organizational and computer literacy skills; non-judgmental attitude and the ability to remain calm under pressure; knowledge of working with people from diverse communities; excellent oral and written communication skills; flexibility and willingness to perform other general tasks as needed. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience (each 6 months of relevant full-time experience can be substituted for a semester of full-time college work). WomenSafe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Competitive benefits package included.

Letter of intent and resume by January 16, 2015 to cg@womensafe.net or to: Hiring Committee, WomenSafe, Inc., PO Box 67, Middlebury, VT 05753-0067

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Executive Director: Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter

The Board of Directors of the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter is seeking a highly qualified candidate to successfully lead the organization into its next phase.  Individuals who possess requisite qualifications and are from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and offers competitive salary and benefits.

The Board is accepting application materials, which include a cover letter and resume until the position is filled.  Materials may be sent to karents@vtnetwork.org.  Please write RCWNS ED Application as in the subject line of the email.

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Supervised Visitation Monitors: Clarina Howard Nichols Center

All employees and volunteers demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to:

  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center mission;
  • A feminist, empowerment model, team-based approach;
  • Confidentiality for shelter guests and location;
  • Provide and receive appropriate feedback, address and manage conflict and maintain professionalism;
  • Treat others with dignity and respect regardless of differences based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture, class or age.

Supervised Visitation Monitors support visits between non-custodial parents and their children when court ordered or voluntarily contracted through The Supervised Visitation Program (SVP). SV Monitors will always be accompanied by another monitor or the program coordinator. Monitors are expected to be able to take the lead in monitoring a visit at the completion of a mutually agreed upon training period.
¨      Knowledge & experience with child development, family dynamics, non-violent parenting practices and area resources preferred;

¨      Ability to maintain a neutral role when working with custodial and non-custodial parents;

¨      Support intervention in visits when a parent’s behavior is inappropriate or threatens the safety of children, the other parent or program staff;

¨      Knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on children;

¨      Meet regularly with the SVP Coordinator for support and supervision;

¨      Assist with regular maintenance of Supervised Visitation Space;

¨      Assist with regular maintenance of the toys, games and books in the Supervised Visitation Space

¨      Some nights and weekends may be required;

¨      Background check

¨      Provide testimony in legal settings, while unlikely, may be necessary.

This opportunity occurs in approximately 2 hours visits though some may be longer or shorter depending on the age of the child and circumstances. Clarina requests a commitment of at least 6 months of consistent visits with at least one family to provide continuity of support.

If interested please contact Brittany Chilson, svcoord@clarina.org or call 802.888.1584 ext 113

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