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.

Crisis Response Volunteer Coordinator     

Position Status: Part-time (20 hours) 

Reports to: Program Director, Executive Director  

To apply please submit a PDF cover letter and resume to apply@ourvoicenc.org. No phone calls or emails, please.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Join the dynamic team at Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s rape crisis and prevention center, supporting people in the community ages 13+ who have been impacted rape, sexual violence or human trafficking. The Crisis Response Volunteer Coordinator’s role is to recruit, train, supervise, and support all agency volunteers, advocates, and interns, coordinate the after-hours crisis line, and support Our VOICE presence at community events. The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for filling volunteer needs to the best of their ability, matching prospective volunteers with the appropriate role, and providing support and appreciation to ensure volunteer retention.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Recruit and Train Volunteers: 

  • Promote volunteer opportunities and trainings through community outreach, media postings, and direct inquiries.  
  • Screen and interview volunteer and intern candidates 
  • Develop curriculum and related materials for all volunteer trainings 
  • Train all volunteers for specific roles 

Schedule and Supervise Volunteers 

  • Maintain calendar for after-hours crisis line coverage by staff and advocates 
  • Coordinate volunteers for all agency outreach and community events  
  • Work with staff to coordinate volunteers for specific needs as they arise  
  • Supervise all volunteers and interns 
  • Maintain database for tracking and scheduling volunteers and volunteer opportunities 

Support Volunteers: 

  • Provide follow up and emotional support for advocates after crisis line shift 
  • Provide logistical support for all volunteers 
  • Implement best practices for volunteer retention  
  • Organize on-going appreciation events and other recognition efforts for all volunteers 

Coordinate After-Hours Crisis Line 

  • Serve as point of contact for after-hours coverage 
  • Collaborate with Mission Health Forensic Team to ensure supportive advocacy for survivors  
  • Occasionally provide direct support to volunteers and clients outside of work hours and without notice 

All-Staff Responsibilities  

  • Provide coverage and support of Our VOICE’s 24-hour crisis line, including some after-hours and weekend shifts.  
  • Provide medical accompaniment and/or crisis intervention to survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking, as needed.  
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times. 
  • Perform other related duties as requested. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work as well as commitment to self-growth in this area  
  • Openness to working directly with survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations including adolescents and adults of different ideological backgrounds 
  • Ability to work flexible hours; flexibility to adapt to urgent volunteer or client needs  
  • Have a working knowledge of crisis intervention 
  • Capacity for processing and providing emotional support  
  • Good written, interpersonal communication and organizational skills 
  • Independent, self-motivated worker  
  • Experience with program coordination or group supervision 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  

  • Bilingual 
  • Experience working in sexual violence response 
  • Experience with volunteer program coordination or training and supervising volunteers 
  • Demonstrated program management skills  
  • Ties with the local community a plus but not required.  

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary range $22,000 – $23,000.  

 

Executive Director     

Position Status: Full-time (1 FTE), in-person ***This is not a remote position.***

Reports to: Board of Directors  

To apply, please send PDF versions of your resume and a cover letter to apply@ourvoicenc.org. No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please. Application Deadline: November 15th, 2021 at 12pm

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Executive Director is the professional administrator of Our VOICE, responsible to the Board of Directors for all aspects of Our VOICE programs, services, and functions. Working hours are primarily Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm with the requirement to attend events or offer crisis intervention support on some evenings and/or weekends. In addition, the Executive Director is expected to exemplify and encourage Our VOICE’s values that are listed below.
We…
1. Believe all survivors. We advocate for the health, safety, and happiness of everyone impacted by sexual violence. Our programs serve people of all genders, sexual orientations, racial identities, socioeconomic statuses, and abilities. All reports are taken seriously.
2. Promote dignity. We honor the inherent dignity and worth of all people and believe that everyone has a right to healing, wholeness, and a life free of sexual violence.
3. Support individual agency. Survivors choose their own path to healing. We provide them with information in a compassionate way without reservation or judgment.
4. Shift paradigms. Sexual violence is a societal problem linked to many forms of oppression. Working alongside community partners who align with our values, we will remain at the forefront of advocating for societal change.
5. Act with integrity. With respect and clear communication, we strive to end sexual violence in our community and beyond. All information received from clients is strictly confidential (except in cases of child abuse or neglect, or when clients are a danger to self or others).

Sexual violence disproportionately impacts the most marginalized people in society, including people of color, indigenous people, women, and LGBTQ+ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities to apply.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Staff Management: 

  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, motivate, supervise, lead, and evaluate agency staff.
  • Assign special projects and delegate other responsibilities to staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Clearly communicate vision, expectations, and information to staff with appropriate transparency and reliability.
  • Support a positive and sustainable workplace culture that strives to retain staff and prevent burnout.
  • Serve as a staff back-up by offering crisis response services to survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking, as needed.

Fundraising/Grant Writing: 

  • Work effectively with the Board of Directors to ensure adequate financial support for the agency.
  • Supervise accurate collection and compilation of data to meet funding requirements.
  • In conjunction with the Associate Director or other designated staff, write and submit grant proposals, and report back to funding organizations.
  • In conjunction with the Board and Associate Director, cultivate and ensure positive donor relations.
  • Contact and build relationships with major donors, including foundations, corporations, and state and local governments.
  • Oversees and supports fundraising activities, including ongoing and special fundraising events.

Program Planning and Implementation 

  • Work with staff, Board members, volunteers, and community members to analyze trends, project community service needs, and plan for Our VOICE’s response to those needs.
  • Work with Board and staff members to plan and conduct special events designed to raise funds and awareness.
  • Work with staff and the Board to assess Our VOICE programs and services.

Financial Management  

  • Prepare, monitor and revise annual budget projections in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • Manage grant and other sources of funding.
  • Ensure appropriate and timely allocation of funding and approve or oversee operational spending.
  • Oversee all payroll and accounting functions and supervise bookkeeper.

Board Support

  • Provide reports, support, and information to the Board of Directors and work with the Board to develop agency policy.
  • Help strengthen the Board of Directors through recruiting, training, and relationship building.
  • Serve as a member of Board of Director-led committees.

Media and Community Relations

  • Serve as the primary media contact for Our VOICE.
  • Actively encourage support for Our VOICE’s mission, goals, and values.
  • Maintain and increase the visibility of Our VOICE by partnering with community members and organizations.
  • Develops, maintains and expands contacts with local and non-local organizations to support and facilitate organization and client outcomes and relationships.

General Management

  • Ensure compliance with applicable standards.
  • Oversee contracts, insurance policies, and leases.
  • Manage Our VOICE facilities and equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or 4 or more years of equivalent experience.
  • Strong organizational, leadership, public speaking, writing, and communication skills.
  • Experience with grant writing and foundation proposals.
  • Experience fundraising with individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Effective collaboration with other persons and organizations.
  • Experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience managing, leading, and supervising staff and/or volunteers.
  • Experience with the implementation of anti-racist and anti-oppression policies and procedures within an organization.
  • Ability to effectively use computers and related technology.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Nonprofit administrative experience.
  • Experience working with issues of sexual violence.
  • Ability to apply a public health lens to survivor advocacy.
  • Expertise and/or experience in providing direct crisis intervention to survivors.
  • Expertise and/or experience in conflict resolution.
  • Expertise and/or experience in facilitating collective decision-making.

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000
Full medical/dental coverage
Generous Paid Time Off 
Professional Development 
Annual self-care bonus 

 

Marketing and Events Coordinator     

Position Status: Part-time (20 hours), non-exempt 

Responsible to: Director of Development

To apply, please send PDF versions of your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to jenniferb@ourvoicenc.org. No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please. Application Deadline: November 15th, 2021 at 5pm

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Marketing and Events Coordinator supports the Development Director in all of Our VOICE’s funding initiatives. This individual is responsible for all agency marketing (including social media, lite graphic design, periodic website updates, and monthly e-newsletter) and all agency fundraising events. 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • General development support:
  • Provide support to the Director of Development in all fundraising initiatives
  • Support all annual appeals and annual Our VOICE events
  • Support the timely acknowledgement of businesses and individuals who support Our VOICE through marketing and written letters of acknowledgement
  • Proficient use of donor database and the collection and analysis of data in development
  • Maintain and update databases, including contact management system mailing lists

Events

  • Manage logistics for each fundraising event as needed
  • Coordinate and execute planning of each event (includes, but is not limited to venue booking, sponsor stewardship, volunteer management, merchandising/sales, and day-of logistics)
  • Promote events through social media, e-newsletter, and website

Marketing 

  • Partner with Development Director to implement activities in the communications calendar
  • Prepare written materials including some marketing copy, business communications, reports, and presentation scripts
  • Write and distribute press releases
  • Be responsible for ensuring accuracy in information and proofreading

Other

  • Maintain appropriate levels of professional expertise and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in Our VOICE agency trainings
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Staff must be passionate about empowering survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking as well prevention efforts to end these types of abuses
  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work as well as commitment to self-growth in this area
  • Minimum 2 years of social media, marketing, or event experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience with graphic design software
  • Experience with contact management system for social media, e-newsletter, etc.
  • Excellent organizational and office skills
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Independent, self-motivated, proactive worker
  • Has own reliable car to carry out job tasks

SALARY:

Salary $20,800  

 

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