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.

OUR VOICE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT/EQUITY COMMITMENT:

Our VOICE seeks to develop a staff which reflects the diversity of the community it serves. 

Our VOICE provides Equal Opportunity Employment (EEO) to all employees and job applicants in accordance with all applicable EEO and Affirmative Action (AA) laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State, and Local government. Our VOICE prohibits discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, or any other legally protected status.  

Our VOICE will take affirmative action to ensure that all employment practices are free of such discrimination. Such employment practices include, but are not limited to, the following: recruitment, employment advertising, selection, hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, job assignment, scheduling, benefits, working conditions, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and social, educational, and recreational programs.

 
 

Community Prevention Coordinator

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

Reports to: Director of Prevention 

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: January 21st, 2022.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Community Prevention Coordinator creates, schedules, and facilitates sexual violence prevention programs for businesses, organizations, and groups in the community. Your programs will mainly focus on DFSA-intervention and anti-sexual harassment for businesses, bystander intervention for community groups, and consent-education for youth groups. You will be responsible for collecting and evaluating data from these programs then updating programs as needed.

As the Community Prevention Coordinator, you will also be expected to build and strengthen community relationships and expand our prevention efforts throughout the community. One way you will do this is by working closely with an international research team to evaluate the effectiveness of and expand the reach of our Bar Outreach Project. This involves monthly meetings and semi-regular contact with the researchers about the progress of the project.

You will also be encouraged, but not required to fill shifts on our 24/7 crisis hotline for survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Prevention Programs

  • Respond to curriculum/program requests to assess what businesses/community partners are interested in and manage the scheduling/coordination of program logistics
  • Facilitate virtual and in-person trainings of various prevention programs, including Bar Outreach, 86it Ending Harassment in Service Industry, Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment, Bystander Intervention, and Serving Survivors 101
  • Update existing programs and create new prevention programs as needed
  • Create prevention-related social media posts in coordination with Our VOICE’s Prevention Team
  • Support the implementation and facilitation of Our VOICE prevention programs for middle/high/college students, and adults
  • Maintain professional competency, knowledge, and skills of sexual violence prevention and victims issues through trainings and other mechanisms (e.g. technical assistance, online tutorials and reading articles, etc.

Data Management

  • Create and present follow-up reports regarding data findings, curriculum impact, and recommendations on improving community safety to bars, restaurants, and other local businesses
  • Collaborate with a third-party research team to evaluate the effectiveness of the Bar Outreach Project over the next 3 years
  • Submit all required grant reports and other documentation in a timely manner

Community and Relationships

  • Create and maintain relationships with local business owners and after school programs to schedule programs on a continuous, yearly rotating basis
  • Help supervise volunteers/interns

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience developing, implementing, and facilitating trainings
  • Commitment to ending sexual violence through long-term culture shifts
  • Commitment to relate to and work with various underserved populations (based on age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, socio-economic status, etc.) in a non-judgmental manner
  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work as well as commitment to self-growth in this area
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to speak publicly and facilitate group discussions
  • Ability to multi-task with 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • In-depth knowledge of sexual violence, harassment, human trafficking, and other intersecting types of harm
  • Experience working with violence prevention programs, especially sexual violence and/or human trafficking
  • Experience building partnerships and collaborating with a diverse array of agencies and communities
  • Commitment to supporting community members in making informed, empowered, autonomous, consensual decisions for themselves
  • Strong trauma-informed, survivor-centered approach with a commitment to social justice
  • Experience in cultural responsiveness and 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

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary Range: $40,000-$43,000
Full medical/dental coverage
Generous Paid Time Off 
Professional Development 
Annual self-care bonus 

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Development Coordinator      

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

Reports to: Leadership Team

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. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled. 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Development Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing Our VOICE’s fundraising initiatives including the annual campaign for individual donors, database management, special events, and marketing (including website updates and social media). The Coordinator will receive support from leadership staff to run successful fundraising campaigns, host special events, and grow the reach of Our VOICE through marketing and social media. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must embrace the mission and vision of Our VOICE 
  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles and to self-growth in this area
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various community partners and diverse populations
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques and technologies  
  • Possess the skills to engage staff, board members, and other volunteers
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a fundraising, public relations, or sales
  • Proven record of success in fundraising (campaign examples and amounts)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or Public Relations a plus
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop annual fundraising calendar based on agency needs and timelines
  • Manage the donor database and donor stewardship process
  • Lead the annual campaign, including mailings and online donations
  • Coordinate all fundraising events, specifically sponsorships/ticket sales for the annual signature event, The Break the Silence Speakers Series
  • Lead the Development Committee (includes staff, Board, and community volunteers) and engage members in supporting third-party events
  • Oversee creation of publications/marketing materials for fundraising activities
  • Manage social media platforms and engage staff in content development
  • Perform other related duties as requested

 

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary range $40,000 – $43,000
Full medical/dental coverage
Generous Paid Time Off
Professional Development
Annual self-care Bonus  

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Counselor 

Position Status: Full-time (30 hours per week)

Reports to: Counseling Director 

To apply, please send PDF versions of your resume, cover letter, and Skills Inventory to apply@ourvoicenc.org. No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until filled. 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Counselor will provide individual therapy and group therapy to primary and secondary survivors of sexual violence.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Provisionally or fully licensed as an LCMHC, LCSW, or clinical psychologist in the state of NC.
  • Knowledgeable about the issues confronting the sexual abuse/assault survivor.
  • Knowledgeable about and competent in the use of counseling techniques for working with trauma survivors.
  • Able to work with adolescents and adults of diverse ethnic, socio-economic, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Committed to anti-oppression principles in all areas of internal and external work of the organization, as well as to self-growth in this area.
  • Able to work on a counseling team and participate in peer supervision.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective organization skills.
  • Able to set priorities, maintain productivity, and adjust to flexible working hours.
  • Basic computer skills (familiar with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and data entry for spreadsheets and databases)
  • Able to conduct telehealth sessions via Simple Practice 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide crisis and short-term individual counseling to survivors of sexual violence. 
  • Co-develop (with clients) clinical goals related to healing from sexual violence.
  • Coordinate care with Our VOICE case managers, and with community and mental health resources, for clients in need of additional services.
  • Develop and facilitate therapeutic groups.
  • Present, as requested, topics related to your work (e.g. for the psychoeducation group, community partners, and/or for colleagues at other rape crisis centers)
  • Maintain and keep current and confidential all client files.
  • Attend professional trainings to enhance clinical skills. 
  • Maintain & provide documentation of mental health licensure in NC.
  • Maintain & provide documentation of professional liability insurance.  
  • Adhere to state law and professional ethical codes. 
  • Provide consultation for staff and volunteers.
  • Participate in regular supervision (weekly peer supervision with the counseling team; bi-weekly check-ins with supervisor; and for provisionally licensed clinicians, ongoing supervision as required for licensure)
  • Participate in required agency-wide meetings (such as monthly staff meetings) as needed.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community services and referral agencies, including (but not limited to):  mental health providers; school personnel; DSS representatives; law enforcement, community mental health agencies, community service organizations
  • Serve as agency representative when appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SALARY/BENEFITS:

Salary $44,000
Full medical/dental coverage
Generous Paid Time Off
Professional Development
Annual self-care Bonus

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