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Executive Director
Victim Advocate
Executive Director

 

The Executive Director of Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc. (ODSC) will work closely with the Board of Directors to oversee the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.  Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.  S/He will provide leadership to build organizational capacity.  The position reports directly to the Board of Directors

 

- Overall administration of the agency per Board directive

- Supervision of staff

- Support to the Board of Directors

- Financial Support for the agency through grant writing, fundraising, contracts

- Participate network with DV/SV agencies

Specific responsibilities will include:

Development

       Grant research, writing and reporting and work closely with grant writers.

       Pursue contracts with government agencies

       Participation in various fundraising campaigns on behalf of the agency

 

Financial

       Oversees annual budget development with the Board of Directors’ oversight

       Oversee all contracts and obligations (including government agencies)

       Works with bookkeeper for managing monthly billings and bookkeeping

       Assist Board of Directors with the production of fundraising events

 

Administration

       Recruit, hire and train new personnel

       Supervise current and future staff to include Cultural Supervisor, Cultural Broker and Victim Advocate

       Staff development

       Maintain/update employment policies

 

Programs

        Develop strategic planning and implementation

        Coordinate annual program planning and oversee progress through regular staff meetings

 

Communications

         Promote publicity for the agency on a local, state and national level

         Represent ODSC to community and organizations, donors, grantors, supporters,  participants

         Promote victim advocacy as needed

Advocacy and Relationship Development

         Advocate for legislative and policy initiatives that are responsive to the needs of Deaf/Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind                 victims of SA/DV

         Develop, cultivate and maintain relationships with statewide and local SA/DV organizations

 

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor level degree or higher preferred

  • Basic knowledge of SV/DV preferred

  • Management Experience: Minimum 5 years related management/supervisory experience.

  • Experience working in an environment requiring flexibility and managing change.

  • Strong management skills, including planning, delegating, time management and task facilitation, evidenced by experience

  • Solid, hands‐on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision‐making and reporting

  • Experience in strategic planning and implementation

  • Demonstrated talent and experience in building resources: grant writing, solicitation of corporate support and major gifts, non-profit fundraising strategies and donor cultivation, business development

  • Strong marketing and public relations skills, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures

  • Outstanding organizational, written and oral communications skills; attention to detail

  • Experience working with Board of Directors

  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele and staff

  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) and English

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Moderate travel is required; must possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license and have reliable transportation. 

 

Note:  The successful applicant will be subject to a background check including CORI.

 

To Apply:  Send cover letter, updated resume and 3 letters of references to Sue Philip, ODCS Board President, through email at suephilip@aol.com.

 

Position available until filled

Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Survivors of interpersonal violence, Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, persons of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. 

VICTIM ADVOCATE (Part time - $25.00 /hour for 20 hours per week – flexible schedule)

 

Summary

The Victim Advocate (VA) staff will accompany the sexual and domestic violence victims/survivors every step of their journey by providing advocacy services for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and DeafBlind survivors in Massachusetts statewide.

 

1.  Provides direct services such as:

       Medical advocacy – medical care, communication access needs

       Safety planning

       Legal advocacy

              - Crisis intervention including RO and court appearances

       Emotional support

              -  Work to prevent future violence

2.  Plan self-goals

3.  Finances – bank account, social security, investments, financial literacy trainings

4.  Information & Referral

              - Referral to third party services as needed i.e. – housing and health insurance

5.  Implement data collection procedures to document service delivery and demographic

     information about survivors of SV/DV

6.  May assist Cultural Broker with:

               - Education – i.e. Healthy Relationship workshops and community trainings

               - Networking with sexual/domestic violence agencies and shelters

 

Qualifications and other skills: 

  • BA in human services or other relevant field of study; OR five years of experience in direct care, independent living, case management services, or sexual/domestic violence services

  • Fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) and English

  • Detailed oriented

  • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to advocate for victims/survivors

  • Strong Interpersonal skills and genuine interest in improving the quality of SV/DV services for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities a plus

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and protect confidential data

  • Moderate travel is required;  Must possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license and have reliable transportation. 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Basic knowledge and experience of providing victim services

  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

       and Outlook. Making vlogs a plus

  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse clientele and staff

  • Required to have Sexual and Domestic Violence training if needed

 

Note:  The successful applicant will be subject to a background check including CORI

 

To Apply:  Send cover letter, updated resume and 3 letters of references to Sue Philip, ODCS Board President, through email at suephilip@aol.com.

 

Position available until filled

Our Deaf Survivors Center, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Survivors of interpersonal violence, Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened persons, persons of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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