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

Full Time Victim Advocate

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.

Victim Advocate

The NOVA Victim Advocacy Department is a highly dedicated, experienced and esteemed team of eight staff. Our Victim Advocates are the liaison between victims of crime and the criminal justice system in Bucks County. Advocates support crime victims across the age span to navigate the criminal justice system. Advocates work hand-in-hand with the Counseling Department as well as other departments. Responsibilities include but are not limited to attending police interviews and court hearings with victim/survivors, assist victims filing for victim compensation and PFAs, and advocate on behalf of the victim/survivor with the District Attorney’s Office and other community partners providing services. This position requires a professional who has exceptional verbal skills, is compassionate and empathetic.

*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. In the current PA Green Phase, Victim Advocates are working in the community attending police interviews, preliminary hearings, court etc.

Core Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in criminology, social work, human services, or other related field.
  • Sound knowledge of the criminal justice system. Experience working in the criminal justice system a plus.
  • PCCD Foundational Academy training certificate or completion within 6 months of hire.
  • SAC training certificate or completion of 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor training at NOVA within 6-months of hire.
  • Ability to speak Spanish preferred.
  • Strong oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to make decisions independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365. Experience working with client data systems a plus.
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (e.g., IRCA, Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse Clearance, FBI)

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 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: Victim Advocate

Director of the Bucks County, Children's Advocacy Center (BCCAC)

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. Our NOVA team is outstanding – every staff member is committed to the mission and exceptional in their roles. The work culture is supportive, kind, and we have fun. We work collaboratively to ensure that we serve all victims who need assistance, and are able to continue our prevention education programs preventing violence in the community.

BCCAC Director
NOVA is seeking a Director of the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center to oversee and coordinate the nationally accredited CAC. This program is a built-on collaboration between NOVA, the Bucks County Children and Youth Agency, the District Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement, and the two tertiary pediatric hospitals in our region. The CAC provides a safe, child-friendly environment to ensure a coordinated approach to investigate suspected child sexual and severe physical abuse reports.

Primary responsibilities of the CAC Director include:

  • Leadership and management for the CAC operations, including CAC staff’s supervision, ensuring adherence to and compliance with the 2017 NCA National Accreditation Standards. The Director will be responsible for completing the reaccreditation process in 2021.
  • Coordinating the Multi-Disciplinary Team – working directly with the Bucks Office of the District Attorney, Bucks County Children and Youth Services, local law enforcement, and hospital partners.
  • Part of the NOVA leadership team.
  • Representing the CAC and NOVA to the NCA, Penn CAC, and other related professional organizations.

The Bucks County CAC Director reports to the Executive Director.

*Note: NOVA is a designated essential service; therefore, our staff works 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. The CAC is providing forensic interviews at the Jamison and Fairless Hills offices during the pandemic. NOVA follows all guidelines recommended by the CDC recommendations and the orders of the Governor and State Health Department.

Key qualifications include:

  • Expertise in child welfare, with a deep understanding of child sexual abuse prevention and intervention
  • Knowledge and experience working with the child welfare and criminal justice systems
  • 3+ years of demonstrated staff supervisory experience
  • Involvement working on and with Multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Grant writing, reporting, and reaccreditation experience a plus
  • Masters or professional degree MSW, JD, law enforcement or related experience
  • Experience working with client data systems. Experience with NCA Trak a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Current criminal, child abuse, and FBI clearance are required.

There is some required local and national travel required for training. The person for this position will need to be flexible with their schedule for emergencies, which may occur on weekends and over a holiday.

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 and looking for professional challenges, 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 resume
to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: CAC Director

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

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

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