MCASA posts job openings for our organization, our member programs and other job opportunities in agencies dedicated to ending sexual violence. All postings will be removed after 90 days.

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Position Overview
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is looking for a Policy Advocate (SAFE/SART)
with knowledge in the sexual assault arena to provide strategic planning and leadership, technical
assistance and training to Sexual Assault Response Teams, sexual assault forensic nurse examiners,
advocates and other allied professionals. This is a full‐time position that reports to the MCASA Program
Division Manager.

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Position Overview
MCASA is Maryland’s sexual assault coalition and includes the State’s 17 rape crisis centers and
others concerned with ending sexual violence. MCASA’s Program Division includes training,
policy staff working in specific subject areas, and prevention initiatives designed to respond to
and end sexual violence in the state of Maryland. MCASA’s Chief of Programming leads the
Program Division and focuses on implementation of new initiatives, developing sexual assault
program standards in collaboration with member rape crisis programs, and ensuring MCASA’s
Program Division is current and responsive. This is a full-time senior management position
which reports directly to the MCASA’s Executive Director & Counsel.

Classification: Exempt
Responsibilities and Duties
 Ensure new policies, laws, and perspectives are incorporated into existing MCASA
programming including training, online, and printed resources.
 Develop and implement new initiatives to respond to and help end sexual violence.
 Develop and maintain sexual assault program standards in close and respectful
collaboration with member rape crisis programs.
 Develop and direct MCASA Member Services in order to support rape crisis centers
responding to sexual violence. Services may include specialized training programs,
modifications to the 32 hour advocate training, written or on-line resources, and
technical assistance. This duty includes delegating to staff and encouraging staff
awareness of the needs of services providers as existing programs are implemented.
 Manage Program Division staff, including managers responsible for MCASA’s training,
underserved populations, SAFE/SART initiatives, and other projects as developed
 Collaborate with the Managing Attorney on policy initiatives and projects. Current policy
projects include College Sexual Assault, PREA, and Sex Trafficking.
 Assist with strategic planning and envisioning how to create a world without sexual
violence.
 Collaborate with other MCASA staff in the development and implementation of plans
for outreach, education, and continuing communication with community-based
organizations, law enforcement, and services providers.
 Participate in coalition building efforts with other stakeholders.

 Support and promote an environment that appreciates and holds opportunities for all,
regardless of race, religion, nation of origin, culture, gender identity or expression,
sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, health status, age, or other diversity
factors.
 Clearly and persuasively communicate decisions, plans, and opinions to avert crises and
reduce unnecessary tension. Seek guidance or authorization from others when
appropriate.
 Ensure compliance with grant objectives, goals, collection of data and reporting
requirements.
 Prepare grant reports and assist with development of grant applications.
 Assist MCASA’s Executive Director with program development and compliance.
 Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant
requirements.
 Such other duties as assigned by Executive Director & Counsel.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be
performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow
any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any
person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are
essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably
accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Qualifications
 Advanced Degree required, preferably in Public Policy, Women’s Studies, Law, Criminal
Justice, Law, Social Work, or related discipline.
 Prior work experience required. Candidates with less than seven years work experience
may be considered for a position with less or different responsibilities.
 Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues, and
experience working with survivors of sexual assault, child abuse, or domestic violence
preferred.
 Strong verbal and written communications skills. Performing arts or debating
experience preferred. Ability to persuasively and accurately communicate in person, by
phone, via email, and in writing required.
 Comfortable working with numbers.
 Strong project management, supervision, and problem-solving skills. Management
experience strongly preferred.
 Common sense and sound judgement important. Healthy suspicion of bureaucracy.
 Ability to develop goals and to communicate progress in grant reports and other
formats.
 Ability to work meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
 Knowledge of Microsoft office applications and generally comfortable with technology.
 Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within
Maryland. Out of state travel required 1-3 times annually.

 Oral and written fluency in English.
 Passionate about the mission and philosophy of MCASA.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand,
walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to
10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,
peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Commitment to Diversity
MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all
employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job
performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age,
sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity.
To apply send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] in Word or PDF. Applications will
be considered as they are received and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is
filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by July 30th

The anticipated start date for this position is October 1st

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Position Overview

SALI provides legal services to survivors of sexual violence, and technical assistance and training to professionals working with survivors.  The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is part of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA).  MCASA’s SALI is looking for a full-time staff attorney that will provide legal services to victims of sexual assault and assist them in development and administration of SALI services, outreach, and training.  Casework may include a substantial immigration caseload. This position reports to the Managing Attorney.

 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW.

 

Classification:  Exempt

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide legal services to victims of sexual assault, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective and peace order proceedings, family law cases, college administrative proceedings, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters. 
  • Develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services to victims of sexual assault
  • Provide or assure provision of safety planning for victims
  • Maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements and needs of office
  • Review cases with SALI managing attorney and seek assistance when needed
  • Conduct legal research
  • Provide community outreach, technical assistance and training
  • Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials
  • Assist in coordination and development of low bono/pro bono attorney network
  • Collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in report preparation
  • Assist in recruiting and supervision of legal interns and other SALI staff
  • Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements
  • Comply with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Such other duties as assigned by the managing attorney or executive director

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • Must be admitted to Maryland bar.  Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for admission under Maryland Rule 19-215 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state)
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland
  • 3 years litigation experience and/or judicial clerkship preferred
  • Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues preferred
  • Family law or immigration experience preferred

 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  This job requires the ability to travel to and from different locations within the State of Maryland.

 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Commitment to Diversity 

MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity. 

 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].  Please include your name and position title in the subject.

Job Title: Spring Policy Intern

Position Overview

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors, the prevention of sexual assault, and accountability for all offenders.  MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the State of Maryland through professional training, public outreach, public policy advocacy, technical assistance, and legal services.

Through hands-on learning responsibilities, MCASA’s policy interns are engaged in the important effort to end rape, child sexual abuse, and the full continuum of sexual violence including campus sexual assault and human sex trafficking. They are exposed to the latest thinking in the field of sexual assault prevention and response through webinars and trainings, professional meetings, and written resource materials. Spring policy interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for legislative advocacy, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.  Policy interns will have the opportunity to perform legal research on Maryland legislation, to draft advocacy materials related to sexual assault legislation, and to accompany policy attorneys to the General Assembly in Annapolis.

A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required.  Interns are encouraged to work with their academic institutions to seek credit.

This internship located at our metro-accessible Silver Spring, MD office.

Intern Objectives

Develop and expand knowledge regarding sexual violence and policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and abuse.

Develop ability to write and format professional documents such as memos, letters, and newsletter articles

Enhance legal research skills by completing a variety of written projects regarding sexual violence

Participate in public outreach by attending events and drafting outreach materials

Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects

Become familiar with state legislative advocacy by participating in several stages of policy advocacy work

Expand professional speaking skills by answering and making telephone calls

Become familiar with client referrals by providing information about MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute and Maryland rape crisis and recovery centers to survivors who call the office

Contribute to development of office resources on specific topics.  

 

Qualifications

Be genuinely concerned about sexual violence issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference

Have a desire to learn about non-profit organizations and practices

Be organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently

Have strong legal research and writing skills

Be computer and internet savvy: experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred

Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

This internship is particularly relevant legal students, and legal student applicants are preferred, but we welcome applications from those in any field.

 

Commitment to Diversity

MCASA is an equal opportunity agency and is committed to diversity.  MCASA does not discriminate based on ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental disability.

 

Compensation

This internship is unpaid.  We encourage interns to seek academic credit or stipends when possible.

 

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected] We encourage applicants for spring internships by mid-December. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week.

Job Title

Program Intern

 

Position Overview

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors, the prevention of sexual assault, and accountability for all offenders.  MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the State of Maryland through professional training, public outreach, public policy advocacy,   technical assistance, and legal services.

Through hands-on learning responsibilities, MCASA’s program interns are engaged in the important effort to end rape, child sexual abuse, and the full continuum of sexual violence including campus sexual assault and human sex trafficking. They are exposed to the latest thinking in the field of sexual assault prevention and response through webinars and trainings, professional meetings, and written resource materials. Program interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for office management, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.  

A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required.  Interns are encouraged to work with their academic institutions to seek credit.

This internship located at our metro-accessible Silver Spring, MD office.

 

Intern Objectives

  • Develop and expand knowledge regarding sexual violence and policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and abuse.
  • Develop ability to write and format professional documents such as letters, fact sheets, website content, and newsletter articles
  • Expand professional speaking skills by answering and making telephone calls
  • Become familiar with client referrals by providing information about MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute and Maryland rape crisis and recovery centers to survivors who call the office
  • Learn about event management by assisting with logistics coordination for professional training sessions and fundraising events
  • Enhance research skills by completing written projects regarding sexual violence
  • Develop an understanding of nonprofit membership development and engagement by updating and maintaining electronic database records
  • Participate in public outreach by attending events, staffing community information fairs, and fulfilling orders for resource brochures.
  • Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects
  • Contribute to development of office resources on specific topics.   

 

Qualifications 

  • Be genuinely concerned about sexual violence issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference
  • Have a desire to learn about non-profit organizations and practices
  • Be organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
  • Be computer and internet savvy: experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
  • Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

This internship is particularly relevant for students pursuing degrees in communications, social sciences, criminal justice, or Women’s Studies, but we welcome applications from those in any field.

 

Commitment to Diversity 

MCASA is an equal opportunity agency and is committed to diversity.  MCASA does not discriminate based on ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental disability. 

 

Compensation

This internship is unpaid.  We encourage interns to seek academic credit or stipends when possible.

 

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to [email protected]  Applications are accepted at any time; however, we encourage applicants for fall internships to apply by early August, for spring internships by mid-December, and for summer internships by mid-April. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week.

*NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2018 Legal Intern position. If you are interested for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 internship, please send your application materials to [email protected]

The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) of Maryland is seeking applications for legal interns for academic year and summer internships. SALI is one of the only programs in the country devoted solely to providing direct legal services to victims of sexual assault. The Institute is a state wide program that provides legal services in civil cases for victims of sexual assault in cases such as: college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil issue related to sexual assault. SALI also provides technical assistance and training for attorneys, rape recovery center staff, and other professionals working with survivors. The Institute is part of the Maryland Coalition against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA is a non-profit membership organization that includes the state’s nineteen rape recovery crisis centers, law enforcement, mental health and health care providers, attorneys, educators, survivors of sexual violence and other concerned individuals. MCASA represents the unified voice and combined energy of all of its members working to eliminate sexual violence in the state of Maryland.

Legal interns in the office provide information to victims of sexual assault and help attorneys who are working on college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil matter relating to sexual assault. Interns are expected to commit to work a minimum of fifteen hours per week for at least one academic semester, or ten weeks (split summers possible) during the summer. Specific duties vary according with caseload, but generally include telephone and in-person intakes and referrals (with direct client contact), and some legal research. Interns are given the opportunity to accompany attorneys to court when possible. Other intern responsibilities may include: assisting attorneys in preparing cases for trial and/ or witness interviews; helping victims to create their own safety plans; and other administrative duties as assigned.

Legal Institute Responsibilities

The Institute will provide training on the dynamics of sexual assault and the Maryland statues. Written feedback will be provided if desired (or required for academic reasons). Constructive criticism and guidance will also be provided. Applicants should feel free to bring research proposals, or issues they are interested in the attention of the Institute; every effort will be made to accommodate individual interests. Some flexibility regarding hours may be given to allow for other commitments.

Intern Qualifications

Students of any academic discipline will be considered. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in women’s issues, the American legal system, or working in the non-profit sector. Some academic background in on or more of these areas is preferred. Applicants must have common sense, and the ability to work independently.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for academic year internships. Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter detailing your interest, work experience, and availability to:

Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
Post Office Box 8782
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907
301-565-3619 (Fax)
[email protected] (Email)

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is seeking qualified applicants for a position responsible for managing high level complaints involving students, faculty, and staff relating to matters of Title IX, Title VII, ADA, EEO, and compliance related allegations. The position reports to the Equity and Compliance Officer.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
• Conducts complex analysis and produce high quality written work; with case-related guidance from the Equity and Compliance Officer, the investigator will work independently, partnering with appropriate institutional officials throughout the investigative process; meets established timelines and treating all individuals engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and respect. Investigations may pertain to Title IX, Title VII, ADA, EEO, and equity/compliance matter that includes:

a. Creating investigative plan, coordinating and conducting party and witness interviews.
b. Providing parties with information about the investigatory process and applicable rights and policies
c. Gathering and securing relevant evidence and documentation
d. Keeping detailed, consistent, and accurate records
e. Maintaining timely communication with all parties and community stakeholders
f. Providing on-going updates to the Equity and Compliance Officer
g. Making credibility assessments
h. Drafting and issuing investigative reports
i. Ensuring a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties that follows federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures
j. Protecting the integrity and privacy of the investigation at all stages
k. Participating in student conduct hearings as necessary

• Conducts interviews of all parties involved in violation complaints including, but not limited to, complaining student or employee, responding student or employee, witnesses, and any other critically involved party while ensuring only lawful and relevant questions are asked. Seeks and reviews all relevant information and takes detailed notes of information to be used in documentation and official reports of the case.

• Conducts training for employees and students on University policies on sexual misconduct, gender-based misconduct, harassment, and related incidents as well as their rights and obligations associated with the policies.

• Represents the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at various university functions by providing information regarding Title VII, ADA, diversity/equity, Title IX and the University’s policies on sexual misconduct, gender-based misconduct, harassment, and related incidents. Presents to and speaks with parents and students about Title IX at resource fairs.

• Maintains advanced knowledge of guidelines set forth by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as all University policies pertaining to civil rights protections.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Classification23-0000 Legal Occupations

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Higher Education Administration, Human Resources, Management, Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Education, or a relevant field. Two years of experience in higher education conduct management for students or employees; interpreting policy language; working with and maintaining confidential records and information; and writing detailed reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrated sound judgement with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information; advanced writing skills in preparing concise, logical, analytical reports to convey complex issues; and commitment to diversity to support an inclusive campus environment required. Must be skilled in the area of conflict resolution, problem solving, and effective interviewing. Ability to manage multiple projects and an ongoing complex caseload; to develop and present information and concepts to groups of individuals through workshops and meetings; and to remain neutral and work under stress required. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Advanced knowledge of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; of University polices pertaining to Civil Rights Protections; and of current federal guidance regarding Title IX, Title VI, and Title VII required. Must have a commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Certifications/Registrations

n/a

EEO Statement

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

FLSAExempt

SalarySalary is commensurate with experience.

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 The Victim Advocate conducts intakes, provides crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, safety-planning and support services. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an interest and understanding in the dynamics and needs of social justice and trauma-informed approach to direct client services.The Victim Advocate is the agency’s first point of contact for those dealing with intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or human trafficking.

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Victim Advocates are responsible for providing case management, advocacy and support services to residential clients living in the Safe House, a 24-hour emergency shelter for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. HopeWorks’ staff, board and volunteers are invested and engaged in altering the systems and imbalances of power that maintain the status quo - including racism, poverty, and gendered violence. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the root causes of sexual and intimate partner violence.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, human services, social work or related field (preferred but not required)
• Previous shelter, family violence or sexual assault experience (preferred)
• Oral and written fluency in Spanish, Korean, Urdu or French (preferred)
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Passionate about the mission and philosophy of HopeWorks
• Team oriented and believes in a strengths-based approach to providing trauma-informed services
• Current driver’s license and reliable transportation with up to date insurance
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other computer software
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
ADVOCACY/CLIENT CARE
 Provide day-to-day advocacy and case management to residents in emergency shelter
 Complete assessments, intakes, exits as needed – managing related documentation with accuracy and timeliness
 Advocate with other agencies on behalf of clients
 Assist in the completion of public benefits, housing and other applications as needed
 Provide residency verifications
 Facilitate weekly house meetings and/or skill development workshops focused on increasing clients’ ability to work through trauma, adjust to life in shelter, and move towards independence
 Perform Safe House curfew checks and track transitional client curfew check-in
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
 Accurately complete client paperwork and compile reports as needed
 Document and communicate all pertinent information/issues for the following shifts
 Conduct daily house checks and report any maintenance concerns to appropriate staff
 Attend residential staff meetings
 Ensure that the physical appearance of all residential facilities meets agency standards.
 Participate in regular supervision with Residential Director to promote the provision of quality services
 Other duties as assigned
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Competencies: An individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Problem Solving
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner as well as skillfully gathers and analyzes information.
Communication: Oral and Written
Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally or in writing in individual or group situations. Speaks comfortably with a diverse array of individuals and groups.
Judgment
Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; and makes timely decisions.
Crisis Intervention
Responds appropriately to a client in crisis. Uses a variety of methods to offer short term, immediate help to individuals who have experienced an event that produces mental, physical, emotional or behavioral distress.
Crisis Management
Makes sound and timely decisions under pressure. Recognizes what is most suitable in particular situation. Effectively makes decisions in non-standard situations. Exhibits independence, decisiveness, and responsibility. Clearly and persuasively communicates decisions and orders to avert crises.
Planning and Organization
Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; and develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism
Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one's words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior. Selects the words or actions most likely to have the desired effect on the individual or group in question.
Safety and Security
Observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
Diversity
Supports and promotes an environment that appreciates and holds opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, nation of origin, culture, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, weight, health status, age or other diversity factors.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, communicate and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
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Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest and complete resume to:
Dionne Jimenez, Residential Director
HopeWorks
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21046
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 410-997-1397
NO phone calls
Resumes submitted without a letter of interest will not be reviewed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only respond to applicants whose candidacy is being considered.

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The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for HopeWorks. HopeWorks’ staff, board and volunteers are invested and engaged in altering the systems and imbalances of power that maintain the status quo - including racism, poverty, and gendered violence. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the root causes of sexual and intimate partner violence, demonstrated expertise in fundraising and special event planning and will be experienced in both written and electronic communications as well as project management. Duties include coordination of special events, production of donor-related communication materials, corporate and donor relations and management of donor database.

Minimum Qualifications:
 Associates degree, Bachelor’s preferred
 3- 5 years minimum experience in nonprofit development/fundraising
 Excellent oral and written communication skills
 Exceptional organizational and project management skills
 Experience and/or comfort and willingness to learn electronic communications including online fundraising, website updates and social media messaging
 Commitment to the mission, vision, values and guiding principles of HopeWorks
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and other computer software
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Fundraising
 Assist with implementation and expansion of HopeWorks’ annual fundraising strategy, including email campaigns, online fundraising, social media, hard copy mailings, special events, etc.
 Support Fund Development board committee alongside Executive Director, cultivating relationships with board members and providing tools for board to serve as effective fundraisers, including prospect research and written materials
 Maintain annual fundraising tracking chart, donation files, and matching gift requests
 Update donor records in HopeWorks’ database with notes, background information, etc. as known to ensure information is institutionalized
 Process all acknowledgment letters and ensure they are signed and sent in a timely manner
 Stay abreast of trends and best practices in database management, corporate and foundation relations and other related topics to help strategically position efforts and activities
Events / Agency Representation
 Assist with planning and execution of special events including engaging with and supervising volunteers as needed
 Management/oversight of third-party fundraisers
 Serve as organizational representative and spokesperson to external audiences as needed
 Maintain up-to-date knowledge of HopeWorks programs and organizational priorities
 Collaborate with other HopeWorks staff to ensure that all departmental activities are cohesive
Communications
 Work with program staff to create and maintain a steady stream of ideas and material for articles, success stories, and partner profiles that effectively showcase our programs and accomplishments
 Research and draft project overviews, articles, press releases, briefing materials, talking points, correspondence, and other materials as requested
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 Create or edit presentations, graphics, infographics, email blasts, reports, newsletters, and other documents as requested
Competencies:
An individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Problem Solving
Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner as well as skillfully gathers and analyzes information.
Communication: Oral and Written
Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas orally or in writing in individual or group situations. Speaks comfortably with a diverse array of individuals and groups.
Judgment
Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; and makes timely decisions.
Planning and Organization
Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; and develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism
Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one's words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior. Selects the words or actions most likely to have the desired effect on the individual or group in question.
Commitment to Social Change
Willing and able to explain and engage in community-based activities and efforts that focus on changing social norms, attitudes and behaviors
Diversity
Supports and promotes an environment that appreciates and holds opportunities for all, regardless of race, religion, nation of origin, culture, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, weight, health status, age or other diversity factors.
Safety and Security
Observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, communicate and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
HopeWorks is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Apply: Applicants must submit a letter of interest and complete resume to:
Jennifer Pollitt Hill
HopeWorks
9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 300
Columbia, MD 21046
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 410-997-1397
NO phone calls
Resumes submitted without a letter of interest will not be reviewed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only respond to applicants whose candidacy is being considered.

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