Shelter Coordinator / Victim Advocate

Salary:  $12.00/hour

Open Date:  February 5, 2019

Closing Date:  February 22, 2019

The position requires combination of training, education, and experience in women’s issues, victim advocacy, communication, computer, purchasing, organization, and health/safety regulations. Must have a valid driving license, auto insurance and pass background check. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Access a plus. Excellent benefits package include group medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays and Simple IRA participation opportunity with company match.

Submit in PDF format: a letter of application, detailed curriculum vitae/resume, 3 personal references or 3 work related references using form below.

No employment request submitted by fax, postal mail, telephone, or personal delivery will be accepted.


  • Knowledge of family violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

  • Preferred - two to four year degree in social work related field.

  • Accepted – High School Diploma/GED with equivalent work or volunteer experience.

  • Strong reading, writing, organizational, communication, computer, managerial and networking skills.

  • Training in Word and Excel; Access, a plus.

  • Ability to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Required CADV training hours.


  • Committed to end violence against women and children.

  • 2 to 4 years’ experience in advocacy /social work through work or volunteerism.

  • Experience with group/meeting facilitation.

  • Experience with conflict resolution.

  • Other experience including but not limited to filing, purchasing, organizing, building maintenance.

  • Experience with shelters/residential settings, crisis hotline and women’s issues.

  • Familiarity with social systems, community resources, criminal justice, law enforcement, child abuse, and neglect.

  • Ability to relate in supportive, non-judgmental manner.

  • Ability to ensure compliance to all relevant Federal, State and Local laws and regulations health and safety regulations and to ensure funding compliance.


  • Provide crisis intervention, peer counseling, advocacy, and shelter to victims in a safe and supportive environment.

  • Maintain professional confidentiality, integrity, and ethics.

  • Initiate and maintain open yet confidential communication with agencies providing social and community support.

  • Facilitate shelter resident meetings.

  • Facilitate conflict resolution among shelter residents.

  • Responsible for coordinating shelter services.

  • Responsible for distributing supplies and personal care products to residents.

  • Responsible for shelter cleanliness and maintenance.

  • Maintain open communication with donors and maintain community donations.

  • Work without direct supervision and use sound judgment.

  • Travel as duties require.

  • Assume other responsibilities as directed by the Executive Director.


  • Networking.

  • Dependability.

  • Maintain forms, documents, client records, and assist in data compilation.

  • Maintain donor acknowledgement and records.

  • Maintain statistical data as required by Executive Director

  • Submit reports as required to Executive Director and/or funding sources

  • Maintain receipts, purchase orders, time sheets, etc. as mandated.

  • Assist in program development, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Recruitment of volunteers