Employment Opportunities

Company Description:  

Our VOICE, Inc. is a non-profit crisis intervention and prevention agency that serves victims of sexual violence and human trafficking, age 13 through adult, in Buncombe County. The agency was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer, grassroots organization. Our VOICE remained underground until August 1983 when it received 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit agency, and the first employee was hired. Now, more than 45 years and considerable growth later, Our VOICE continues the work of supporting the healing of survivors and preventing future acts of sexual violence and human trafficking.   

We are not currently hiring for any positions but please check back and follow us on social media for future opportunities!

Program Director

Title: Program Director
Position Status: Full-time (1.0 FTE) – 37.5 hours/week
Reports to: Associate Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Program Director will oversee the management and coordination of Our VOICE direct service programming, supervise staff, ensure progress towards program objectives, represent Our VOICE in the community, build strategic community partnerships, and support the functions of the Associate Director and Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• 3-5 years of experience providing staff supervision and/or program development
• Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work
as well as commitment to self-growth in this area
• Strong organizational, leadership, public speaking, writing, communication skills and is a
good listener
• Experience and demonstrated ability in working effectively with people/community
partners from diverse backgrounds
• Experience and demonstrated ability in managing, leading, and supervising staff and/or
volunteers
• Ability to work flexible hours – includes both day and occasional evening/weekend afterhours back up phone shifts for the 24/7 crisis line
• Ability to manage and lead in a trauma-informed survivor-centered organization that can
be fast paced
• Adaptable to new projects and changing community needs
• Independent, self-motivated worker who can work towards vision while keeping attention
to detail
• Has own reliable car to carry out job tasks which may require local travel

BONUS SKILLS:

• Nonprofit administrative experience and program development
• Experience working with issues of sexual violence
• Knowledge of local/regional human service network and system of care for survivors of
sexual violence
• Advanced knowledge of the sexual violence epidemic in our culture, social justice
principles, and community engagement
• Bilingual in English/Spanish

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Program Director serves as the direct supervisor for the Direct Client Services and Human Trafficking Teams. This individual provides daily supervision of agency when Associate Director and Executive Director are not available and collaborates with Associate Director and Executive Director regarding reporting, evaluation, planning, and budget development. The Program Director monitors quality of client records and other service delivery system through database development and management- including statistical reporting required for grants. This individual also oversees Our VOICE’s emergency client resources such as transportation, accommodations when appropriate, clothing/toiletries, and other materials. In consultation with Associate Director and Executive Director, develops, maintains, evaluates and coordinates Our VOICE’s direct service programs and/ or improves existing programs. This individual assists Associate Director and Executive Director in strategic, annual and tactical planning including but not limited to Our VOICE’s diversity, equity and inclusion work; providing outreach and community relations for agency; and maintains good relationships with Our VOICE constituents.

The Program Director participates in staff meetings, seeks ongoing professional development, serves as an advocate on the Our VOICE crisis line (back-up and on-call duties as needed), and engages in self-care practices as determined by the individual. This individual represents Our VOICE on committees as necessary; build relationships with other service providers, organizations and government entities to develop new programs, offer technical assistance related to sexual violence and builds our agency’s capacity to meet the holistic needs of victim/survivors. Other duties as assigned.

Our VOICE offers health benefits, competitive PTO, and self-care allowances.
Salary Range – $45k – $52k

Please submit resume and cover letter in PDF format to apply@ourvoicenc.org no later than March 28, 2021. No phone calls please.


Prevention Educator 

Title:  Prevention Educator 

Position Status: Full Time (37.5 hours/week)  

Responsible to:   Director of Prevention   

Annual Income Range:   $32,000 – $35,000 ($16.50 – $18.00 hourly) 

Application Deadline:  March 28th, 2021 by midnight EST 

 
What will you do?  

This Prevention Educator position is funded by the Rape Prevention and Education Program. In this role, you will create, schedule, and facilitate programs based on the Shifting Boundaries curriculum for school aged youth, collect and evaluate program data, and co-facilitate other sexual violence prevention education programs as needed and able. You will also provide crisis support services to survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking via the 24/7 crisis hotline including doing virtual medical accompaniment (this will return to in-person hospital accompaniment once it is safe to do so again). 

You will build and maintain relationships and connections with local organizations and communities in Buncombe County, particularly schools and other youth-serving groups. You are responsible for coordinating and facilitating the Leadership Team and the Buncombe County Violence Prevention Task Force with partner agencies and community members. The Buncombe County Violence Prevention Task Force is a collaborative effort to end sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and child maltreatment and abuse across the county through a comprehensive, multi-year prevention plan.  

 

What’s in it for you?  

We offer full medical benefits with extensive paid time off, paid holidays throughout the year, plus an annual self-care stipend. Work laptop and desk phone are provided, and pay is bi-weekly. Our VOICE uses a person-centered approach and aims to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities. 

 
Required Skills:   

· Experience developing, implementing, and facilitating programs with youth.  

· Experience with classroom management   

· Capacity to relate to, work with, and engage varying underserved populations (based on age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, socio-economic status, etc.) in a non-judgmental manner.  

· Excellent planning and project coordination skills  

· Ability to demonstrate initiative and maintain workload. 

· Ability to work both independently and as a team.  

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to confidently speak publicly and facilitate group discussions.  

· Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work and community environment.   

· Ability to multi-task with excellent time management and problem-solving skills  

· Flexible schedule: capacity to work some weekends and evenings.  

· Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license 

 

Requested Skills:  

·In-depth knowledge of sexual violence, human trafficking, teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, child abuse, and other intersecting types of harm  

·Experience working with violence prevention programs, especially sexual violence. 

· Understanding of current prevention education approaches and best practices   

·Experience partnering and collaborating with a diverse array of agencies and communities.   

·Strong community organizing and mobilizing skills with a commitment to social justice.   

·Experience in cultural responsiveness and health equity   

· Bilingual skills, written and spoken, (English/Spanish) preferred  

·Experience with collecting, evaluating, and presenting data.  

·Experience with using virtual platforms and tools (Zoom, Canva, social media platforms, etc.)   

·Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams 

 

Organizational COVID19 Practices:  

·       All employees working from home until at least June 2021. 

·       Virtual meetings and prevention programming via Zoom, Teams, etc. 

·       Only two employees in the Family Just Center (FJC) office each day to cover phones and walk-ins. 

·       Folks seeking services are symptom- and temperature-checked upon entering the Family Justice Center 

·       Wearing masks and social distancing when in the office 

 

To apply please send a PDF cover letter and resume to apply@ourvoicenc.org  

No phone calls, please.