Employment and Internships

Career and Job Opportunities at NOVA

NOVA is a remarkable place to work. With a culture of inclusion and support, our exceptional staff are passionate the about the work, dedicated to the organizational mission and vision, and set a high standard in their respective disciplines. Our Board of Directors and leadership team are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional staff – providing competitive salaries, great fringe benefits, and opportunities for ongoing professional development. We are committed to an organization self-care and while the work can be very challenging and hard – the NOVA team finds time to care about each other and have fun.

Current Employment Opportunities

Thrift Shop Fulltime Sales Associate

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance), a community-based 501(c)3, is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 46-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. Establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, reducing personal violence through education, and advancing the field.

Fulltime Sales Associate
The NOVA Thrift Shop, located on 313, just minutes north of Doylestown, is a friendly and fun place with 7500 SF of retail space. The Thrift Shop is the 3rd most significant revenue source to NOVA and supports programs, including our child abuse prevention programs and the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Sales Associate will be joining a dedicated and hardworking team of 9 staff and over 70 volunteers who are passionate about NOVA’s mission. The Sales Associate will assist in all tasks related to the following: sales of merchandise, setting up merchandise displays, receiving and processing donations including the triaging, working as a cashier, and assisting volunteers with check-out. All staff participates in general everyday straightening and clean-up.

This position reports to the Thrift Shop Manager.

COVID – NOVA adheres to the CDC guidelines for retail establishments and orders of the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Secretary of Health. The Thrift Shop reopened in June and has been very successful at maintaining all recommendations and state health department orders.

Primary Qualifications

  1. A commitment to supporting NOVA’s mission and vision.
  2. Experience working in retail. 1-2 years preferred.
  3. Excellent customer service skills.
  4. A positive, outgoing, flexible, friendly, and energetic person who takes the initiative!
  5. Reliable and trustworthy.
  6. Must be able to bend, stretch, and stand on feet for multiple hours.
  7. Must have the ability to lift 40 pounds and carry 30 pounds unassisted.
  8. Meet all required clearances for employment (PA Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Record Check, FBI clearance).
  9. Experience working as a volunteer in a community organization a plus.
  10. Strong verbal and organizational skills a plus.

This position is a permanent fulltime, 37.5 hours per week hourly position. Excellent benefits include a competitive wage, exceptional health, and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off your first year plus holidays, a Profit Sharing Pension Plan, and 401K after one year. NOVA is an AA/EOE organization.

Hours of Operation: The shop is open for retail 7-days per week. Retail hours are 10 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday, and Sunday12 noon – 5 pm.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject Line: Sales Associate

Deadline for submission: September 10, 2020

Fulltime Administrative Assistant

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 45-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

The Administrative Assistant is a fulltime permanent position to work with the admin team to help support the organization. You will perform a variety of administrative tasks, including but not limited to, managing phones and emails, scheduling appointments, and planning meetings. For this position, you should be able to use your organizational skills to manage your office space and your time, as you will collaborate with clients and colleagues in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate would be a fast learner who is excellent at multi-tasking and has exceptional communication, computer, and organizational skills with excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position may be based out of our Fairless Office at some point in the future.

*Note: NOVA is a designated essential service; therefore, our staff is working remotely during the COVID pandemic. Each department’s responsibilities vary, and portions of the job may require you to be in the office or out in the community to serve our clients. NOVA follows all guidelines recommended by the CDC recommendations and the orders of the Governor and State Health Department.

Qualifications include:

  • Two years of administrative experience.
  • SAC training certificate or must attend the 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training at NOVA within 6-months post-hire.
  • Highly values teamwork.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365
  • Experience working with client data systems a plus.
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Must pass a criminal background, child abuse, and FBI clearance.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, exceptional health, and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off your first year plus 11 holidays, a Profit Sharing Pension Plan and 401K after one year and many more. NOVA is an AA/EOE.

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, we would like to hear from you! Please submit your resume with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job, and your salary requirements to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Administrative Assistant

FORENSIC NURSE EXAMINER - CONTRACTOR

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 46-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Forensic Nurse Examiner

The Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) is a contracted position that will provide care to the sexual assault or intimate partner violence (IPV) victim in a timely, non-judgmental, dignified and compassionate manner. The forensic exam may include prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, written/electronic and photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up and participation in legal proceedings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with hospital medical personnel, victim advocates, law enforcement, and prosecutors.
  • Adheres to all administrative, clinical, and employment policies and procedures on file with the FNE program.
  • Ability to perform emergent medical triage to determine if patient requires medical care prior to a forensic exam.
  • Performs and accurately documents sexual assault and IPV medical forensic interviews.
  • Performs and objectively documents a complete physical and forensic evidence collection exam.
  • Provides testimony as a fact witness to any/all cases performed while contracted as a FNE. *Following employment/termination as a FNE with NOVA, the individual RN will be obligated to respond and coordinate with attorneys prior to and during the court process*
  • Participates in professional development as determined by the FNE program, including 75% of all staff/case review meetings, conferences, and in-services.
  • Forty-eight (48) minimum on-call hours per month, to include shared holiday and weekend coverage.
  • Pay is $350 per exam, on call hourly rate and travel time included.

Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to NOVA’s mission, values and vision.
  • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in Pennsylvania.
  • Must meet credentialing requirements as outlined in NOVA FNE Contract.
  • Minimum one to two years nursing experience preferred; specialty experience in women’s health, emergency department or intensive care preferred with demonstrated autonomy and professional judgment in nursing practice.
  • Completes SANE and IPV didactic training and preceptor/clinical experience requirements as
    identified by the SANE program.
  • Successful completion of recommended clinical components to minimally include:
    • Conducting at least ten normal pelvic exams unless deemed competent by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or physician after fewer exams;
    • Conducting at least 2 male genital exams or simulated exams;
    • Shadowing an experienced FNE for one exam and being shadowed by an experienced FNE for at least two exams; prior experience may result in fewer training exams.
  • Proficient use of all equipment.
  • Consistent and reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to arrive at designated hospital within one hour of receiving the request for services. Exception is Grandview Hospital where a one to two-hour response is acceptable depending on distance from primary residence.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, we would like to hear from you! Please submit your application with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job, salary requirements, and your resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Forensic Nurse Examiner

HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), a nonprofit organization in Bucks County, PA serving victims of sexual assault and other crimes, seeks a part-time (27 hours per week) HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER to join its team. The role of the Task Force Organizer is to serve as a primary point of contact for the Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking (BCAT) task force leadership and membership. The goal of the position is to facilitate and coordinate community organization and action around human trafficking. Responsibilities include management of administrative and operational activities of the task force including monitoring of and overall responsibility for the workplan goals established by the task force Advisory Committee. Social work, human services or related Master’s degree preferred (Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered). The ideal candidate will have experience with community organization/community engagement, public speaking and training experience, and a flexible schedule to fulfill training requests and attend meetings. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Human Trafficking Task Force Organizer. AA/EOE

BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER PART-TIME FAMILY ADVOCATE

Located in Bucks County, PA, the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), a service of NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance), provides a safe and child-friendly environment in which the CAC staff, law enforcement, child welfare, prosecution, advocacy, medical and mental health professionals collaborate to implement effective and coordinated investigations of suspected child abuse and connect child victims and their families to medical, mental health, and other social services.

The Family Advocate plays a crucial role in supporting the child and their families during the investigative process. This part-time position will be providing advocacy, crisis support, and case management services to victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers. This position will start at 2.5 days per week with the possibility of eventually becoming full time. The Advocate will be supporting the child victims and their families at Jamison, Fairless Hill, and Perkasie offices in Bucks County, PA.

Qualifications Include:

  1. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, criminology, human services, or another related field. Masters preferred.
  2. Knowledge of the criminal justice/legal system.
  3. Knowledge of issues essential and relevant to providing services to victims of violent crimes. Experience with working with child victims or other victims of crime preferred.
  4. Ability to work and make decisions independently.
  5. Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.
  6. Consistent and reliable access to and availability of means of transportation (position requires frequent travel).
  7. Able to work a flexible schedule to adjust to the forensic interview schedule and occasional evening or weekend work.
  8. Meet all required clearances for employment (e.g., IRCA, Criminal Record Check, etc.)
  9. Bilingual a plus.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Family Advocate. AA/EOE

DATA MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE (DMQA)

Located in Bucks County, PA, NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 45-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. With a 4.5 million dollar operating budget, NOVA continues to grow. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional trainings.

The Data Management and Quality Assurance (DMQA):
This part-time, to become potentially full-time position will support NOVA’s program database system and its various technological programs. Primary responsibilities of this position include providing support to NOVA’s direct service and prevention departments, creating/generating/managing reports, provide one-on-one/small group trainings on the use of database and technology programs, create, maintain and update as needed webinars and manuals for training purposes. This position will be approximately 10 hours per week and held in our Jamison office in Bucks County, PA. This may become a work from the home situation as the individual understands the position.

Qualifications include:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of training, education, and experience, which would demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed.
  2. A minimum of 2 years’ training, education, or hands-on experience in coordinating/managing databases with a multi-disciplinary team(s), preferably in the public or nonprofit sector or a service-oriented agency, and the technical proficiency in troubleshooting hardware or software glitches that impede collection and sharing of data.
  3. Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) skills.
  4. Will be required to attend 40 hours of Sexual Assault Counselor Training, post-hire.

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: DMQA. AA/EOE

TRAINING COORDINATOR

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), a nonprofit organization in Bucks County, PA serving victims of sexual assault and other crimes, seeks a full-time Training Coordinator. This position is responsible for delivering high-quality training to community stakeholders, community-based organizations and other professionals on the topics including but not limited to trauma-informed care; mandated reporting of child abuse; human trafficking, sexual assault, harassment, and abuse prevention; and other related crime victimization and prevention topics that align with NOVA’s mission, vision, and goals. Additional project coordination responsibilities include the development of new trainings and materials, marketing, scheduling of trainings and staff trainers, and monitoring training effectiveness through data and outcomes. Trainings may be presented for small or large groups and may be delivered in person and via virtual settings (i.e., webinars).

Qualifications include:

  1. Commitment to NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
  2. Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, and 2+ years of related experience developing and delivering trainings, preference is given to individuals with trauma-informed care certifications.
  3. Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
  4. The ability to work some evenings and weekends to fulfill training requests.
  5. Experience as a training facilitator with extensive knowledge of the following principles:
    • Respect for adult learner needs, facilitation of interactive learning experiences
    • Effective use of group facilitation techniques: icebreaker activities, group energizer strategies, humor and stories that increase learner engagement
    • Excellent oral presentation and written communication skills
    • Effective use of vocal skills in conducting training, use of vocal tone and volume as a communication tool
    • Intentional use of non-verbal communication to establish rapport with the audience and facilitate learning
    • Effective use of presentation materials to support learning goals
    • Effective use of audiovisual technology as a supporting tool for learning
  6. Meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, etc.).

Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Training Coordinator. AA/EOE

Internships

NOVA offers internships in a variety of areas in counseling, public health, nonprofit management, social work, and criminal justice. These positions give senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to get practical experience in their field. If you are interested in an internship with NOVA, please submit a resume, your interest area and length of required internship to info@novabucks.org.

COVID-19: Important Update on Services

During this difficult time, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) staff will be working remotely and will continue to serve clients and the community.
Learn more about how direct services and prevention programs will be provided

Note: If you are in imminent danger or experiencing an emergency, please dial 911