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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.

Policy & Economic Justice Specialist

The Vermont Network is seeking a qualified candidate for its Policy and Economic Justice Specialist position.  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 Policy and Economic Justice Specialist is responsible for improving public policy to support the safety and economic well-being of all victims/survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Vermont. We hope to recruit someone who brings the following skills and attitudes:

  • Any combination of experience and education equal to a Bachelors of Arts or Science Degree in one of the human services or related fields;
  • Working knowledge of Vermont’s state government, legislative process and policy analysis.
  • Knowledge of Vermont’s social services, housing, and government entitlement system.
  • Experience in systems advocacy related to domestic and sexual violence.
  • Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence;
  • A demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work and ending violence against women;
  • A minimum of four years volunteer or professional experience in a field relative to the position;
  • Ability and commitment to work within a team model to achieve organizational goals;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent group facilitation skills.

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.

Send an application packet that includes a cover letter and resume to

Network Member Organization Employment Listings

Youth and Family Services Coordinator: Circle, Inc.

Circle is seeking a full time Youth and Family Services Coordinator. This position is housed at our confidential shelter and responsibilities include:

Shelter Services

  • Implement children’s programming in the shelter
  • Work with Shelter Coordinator to support mothers/families in shelter
  • Coordinate site visits at the shelter with community partners, such as Head Start
  • Provide home visits to identified families
  • Work with Co-Directors to develop programming specific to family reunification for battered women who have been separated from their children

Community Outreach

  • Facilitate ongoing support/educational groups
  • Remain current on the availability of children’s programs and activities throughout the county; keep staff informed of these programs and act as a resource for mothers looking for this information
  • Maintain statistics and data for child related services and programs


  • Provide advocacy and support for women and children and share equitably in direct service work, including hotline coverage as scheduled and court advocacy as needed.
  • Identify community resources and make appropriate referrals for needed services, provide information, options, and support.
  • Develop and apply knowledge of relevant issues of the battered women’s movement to the work
  • Maintain strict confidentiality concerning all clients

Flexible Schedule is required. Please submit cover letter and resume by March 6th to or PO Box 652, Barre, VT 05641. Survivors and people from diverse communities encouraged to apply.  EOE


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 or to: Hiring Committee, WomenSafe, Inc., PO Box 67, Middlebury, VT 05753-0067


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  Please write RCWNS ED Application as in the subject line of the email.


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, or call 802.888.1584 ext 113

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