We're Hiring!

We are hiring! The positions and job descriptions are listed below.  The position descriptions are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated. Second Chance Domestic Violence Shelter reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs. Second Chance is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and and offers a competitive salary with benefits based on experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For consideration, qualified candidates may submit a detailed resume and cover letter by December 15th , 2020.

Company Description:

The mission of Second Chance Domestic Violence Shelter in Wynne, Arkansas is to assist individuals and families experiencing domestic abuse and sexual assault to choose options and control their own lives by providing crisis intervention and a full range of support series. Second Chance also works to empower the community to understand and prevent the crimes of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

About the Organization:

After extensive research, data study, and discernment of area of greatest need, Second Chance Domestic Violence Shelter was established in the eastern Arkansas town of Wynne one year ago, November 2019, by two Arkansans who have worked in the field for over 15 years . Since its hard opening in February of 2020, the Second Chance DV Shelter has cared for more than 50 women and children in crisis from over an eight (8) county area. As the youngest emergency shelter in the state, Second Chance is fully operational with established funding and a full In-Shelter staff. Second Chance DVS is also a part of the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence network.

 

Our Values:

Compassion: Recognize and meet the needs of guests with respect, sensitivity and unconditional love; Excellence: Set the standard for high-quality service to guests by performing above the expected; Integrity: Strive with our words and actions to be worth of the trust placed in us.

POSITION: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director of Second Chance DVS is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program, including, but not limited to, staff hiring, evaluation, training and supervision,procurement of funds, management of systems, grant writing, ensuring the provision of quality services, community education and public relations. The Executive Director works closely with, and reports to, the Board of Directors and assists board committees.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assumes overall responsibility for the operation and staffing of the program.

  • Ensures that all contacts with and services provided for victims of domestic and sexual violence are kept confidential.

  • Coordinates training and supervision of all program staff.

  • Evaluates staff performance and mediates any program conflicts, with assistance from the Personnel Committee if necessary.

  • Effectively uses community resources to ensure comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

  • Performs public relations activities on behalf of the program, including speaking engagements, media coverage and community education.

  • Serves as liaison between program staff and the Board of Directors.

  • Participates in advocacy activities on behalf of battered women and their children on the local, state and national level to ensure an increased level of awareness of the issue of domestic and sexual violence by the general public and policy makers.

  • Prepares program budget and provides monthly and annual financial and program reports as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors and funders.

  • Oversees grant billing procedures and maintains appropriate record-keeping systems for program and fiscal reporting as required by the Board of Directors and state and federal funding sources.

  • Works with board committees to establish policies for program, fiscal and personnel matters.

  • Implements, expands and suggests changes in policies as organizational growth or program issues require.

  • Procures stable and ongoing funding through grant writing and assists the Board of Directors with fund-raising activities.

  • Performs other work-related duties as required by the program’s Board of Directors.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, business administration or related field or equivalent work experience, and at least one year of administrative experience in a domestic violence program or administrative experience in a similar field.

  • At least two years of experience working in a domestic violence program, or equivalent.

  • An understanding of the issues of domestic and sexual violence and sensitivity to the individual needs of victims

  • Leadership, staff supervision and organizational skills.

  • The ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.

  • A willingness to travel to meetings and conferences.

  • The ability to work with people of various ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

POSITION: SHELTER MANAGER

The Shelter Manager of Second Chance DV SA is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the shelter, advocate management and supervision, direct client interaction, maintaining accurate documentation and statistical information, hotline calls, support groups, case management, transportation, and other like duties as related to empowering

victims and ensuring a safe and positive environment for guests and staff alike. The Shelter Manager reports directly to the Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assumes overall responsibility for daily Shelter operations and safety.

  • Ensures that all contacts with and services provided for victims of domestic and sexual violence are kept confidential.

  • Works directly with Executive Director implementing training and management of Advocates.

  • Works directly with the Executive Director in evaluating Advocate performance and mediating staff and/or guest conflicts.

  • Effectively uses community resources to ensure comprehensive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

  • Oversees and participates in case management, support groups, house meetings, etc.

  • Oversees and participates in accurate documentation and reporting measures

  • Assists Executive Director in gathering accurate statistical information

  • Assists with transportation in company vehicle as needed

  • Ensures a positive work and shelter environment amongst staff and guests alike

  • Puts victims first always, constantly striving to empower those in need

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field or equivalent work experience, and at least one year of administrative experience in a domestic violence program or administrative experience in a similar field.

  • An understanding of the issues of domestic and sexual violence and sensitivity to victims and their individual needs

  •  Leadership, staff supervision and organizational skills.

  • The ability to communicate both orally and in writing in a clear and concise manner.

  • The ability to work with people of various ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds.

  • Self-motivated, able to think outside of the box, a team player and passionate about the needs and well-being of others