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 five 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 training.
The Victim Advocate Coordinator is a full-time permanent position managing the day to day operations of the Victim Advocacy Department and its team of 7 Advocates. The Advocacy Department supports victims of sexual assault, homicide, elder abuse, human trafficking, and other serious crimes through the criminal justice system in Bucks County. The work of this department is one of the core positions at NOVA, and its success is key to fulfilling the mission of the organization.
Primary responsibilities include supervision of staff, day to day department management, collaborating with other NOVA departments and, community partners, including police departments, the Bucks County Office of the District Attorney, and the Bucks County Children and Youth Agency.
The position requires local travel. NOVA is a designated essential service; therefore, the Victim Advocacy Coordinator and Advocates are working in the community during COVID stages yellow and green with clients and, for office work, is remote. NOVA is planning a staged return to working in the office. NOVA is guided by the CDC recommendations and the orders of the Governor and State Health Department.
The Coordinator reports to the Director of Client Services. Flexible schedule including an on-call schedule for hotline on weekends and holidays.
- Master’s degree preferred in social work, criminal justice, or equivalent social service degree. Bachelor’s degree will be considered with demonstrated work experience in law enforcement or the criminal justice field.
- A minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising staff
- Demonstrated experience working with community partners, including departments in government.
- Exceptional written, verbal, and listening skills.
- Demonstrated ability to negotiate challenging situations and problem solve.
- Highly values teamwork.
- Outstanding analytical skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
- Experience working with client data systems a plus.
- Fluent in Spanish a plus.
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 paid holidays, a Profit Sharing Pension Plan and 401K after one year and, many more.
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 and your resume to email@example.com