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PART TIME PROJECT COORDINATOR - ELDER JUSTICE


THE ORGANIZATION:

Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through advocacy, case management and legal services. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Takoma Park Metro Station, we are a growing DC non-profit organization with a team of passionate and dedicated staff. We are looking for a professional with strong administrative and technological skills to support the organization’s many programs and personnel.


POSITION SUMMARY:

NVRDC is seeking a professional to coordinate NVRDC’s elder justice initiatives, which encompass four goals: 1) coordination of a multidisciplinary team; 2) increased housing and case management for older survivors through provision and oversight of a contract with a housing provider, 3) education and outreach to the public and professionals through coordination of a multidisciplinary panel of presenters on a training team, and 4) increased access to pro bono legal services through coordination of several key projects and provision of training to attorneys. For the past five years, NVRDC has coordinated DC TROV: The District’s Collaborative Training & Response for Older Victims, a multidisciplinary team dedicated to improving the response to victims of elder abuse by increasing the ability of governmental agencies, victim assistants, law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, and local courts to recognize, assist, investigate, and prosecute elder abuse. The majority of the part-time Coordinator’s work will entail coordinating the DC TROV team. Members include: Adult Protective Services; Metropolitan Police Department; Legal Counsel for the Elderly; the United States Attorney’s Office for DC; Office of the Attorney General for DC; and others involved in elder abuse cases. This is a part-time, (20 hours per week) FLSA exempt, at-will employment position which begins on May 1, 2019. NVRDC offers a competitive benefits package to both full and part-time employees including paid-time off, medical and dental care coverage, and retirement plan options with an employer match. The schedule is flexible due to the part-time nature of the position as well as the job duties required. Local travel within DC is necessary several days per month, in order to coordinate meetings, trainings, and to meet on-site with project partners as needed. Infrequent long distance travel may be required for professional development purposes.

POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinate monthly DC TROV meetings and promote enhanced collaboration and referrals among community and agency partners. • Increase the number of victims of elder abuse who are able to locate supportive advocacy, case management, assistance with safety planning, counseling, shelter, and legal assistance through the deployment of outreach activities targeted to senior populations, including during DC’s observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). • Coordinate the DC TROV training team in presenting at training events in which providers and other community leaders learn to improve elder abuse victim assistance, utilize local resources, and promote collaboration and communication. • Provide oversight and prepare report data on older victims seeking emergency housing through a subgrant with the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) and referrals from DC TROV partner organizations and agencies. • Increase access to pro bono volunteer attorneys for older victims of crime in the District. The Coordinator, in conjunction with NVRDC’s Pro Bono Coordinator and NVRDC Legal Staff, will offer elder victim related pro bono

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Passion for working to improve the community’s response to survivors of elder abuse.

• Familiarity with adult protective services, the aging network, and the criminal justice system (preferably DC-specific familiarity) and cases involving elder and vulnerable adult abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

• Excellent relationship-building skills, and the ability to collaborate and work effectively with prosecutors, victim service professionals, the aging services network, law enforcement, court personnel and other organizations and agencies.

• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

• Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Adobe, Excel and Power Point.

• Demonstrated fluency and experience managing and analyzing data and the ability to report results to NVRDC’s Finance and Grant Administrator and other constituents, as needed or required.

• Commitment to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds to demonstrate NVRDC’s dedication to social justice and access to justice for all victims of crime in DC.

• Time management skills to effectively and accurately handle multiple tasks and competing priorities within short deadlines.


HOW TO APPLY:

NVRDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, relationship status, veteran status, or status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence or stalking, or any other status protected by applicable federal and District of Columbia laws. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats. Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by April 15, 2019. Please submit all documents as one PDF attachment and use the email subject line “Job Opportunity: Elder Justice.” All inquiries related to this position should be submitted to Jennifer Jackson at jennifer@nvrdc.org.

 

NVRDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence or stalking, or any other status protected by applicable federal and District of Columbia laws. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats.