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Violence Intervention Director

Family Violence Project (FVP) is working to end domestic violence in Kennebec and Somerset counties in Maine.  We believe it will take the whole community to accomplish our mission.  This includes a strong and committed work force.  If you are seeking a challenging position in a critical field of advocacy and social justice, please consider the following open position:

Violence Intervention Director

Family Violence Project seeks a program director to coordinate and provide oversight and quality assurance to ChangeWork, Family Violence Project’s (FVP’s) Department of Corrections certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program (CDVIP).  The Violence Intervention Director will supervise program staff and assist the Executive Director in the management of FVP.  This person will ensure that ChangeWork maintains its Department of Corrections (DOC) certification and complies with all CDVIP state regulations; they will also work with local referral agencies and the domestic violence court(s) and co-facilitate ChangeWork classes as needed.  The person in this position will perform the usual duties of a program director including participating in the hiring, orientation, and training process for new staff; supervising and evaluating their program staff; addressing employee issues; and ensuring compliance with agency policies as well as employment rules and regulations.   Maintaining their own current and accurate records is an integral part of this position, as is overseeing and providing quality assurance to the documentation process by regularly monitoring all data entry related to the program.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) exempt position with a Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm work schedule that will include occasional on-call responsibilities in relation to the agency’s 24-hour helpline and some evenings and weekends.  This position will be based out of an Augusta office.  After one year of successful employment, a person may have the option to work from a home office.  Excellent benefits are provided including low-cost health insurance for the employee and free short-term disability, long-term disability, and life insurance.  Vision, dental and supplemental insurance options are also available.  Benefits also include paid time off (beginning with three weeks of accrued time per year), fourteen paid holidays each year, and a 403(b)-retirement plan with an employer match.  The starting pay range for this position is $54,600 to $68,250 annually, based on experience.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit (including prolonged sitting), talk, and listen.  The employee is also required to operate a computer using a standard keyboard and mouse; use a fax machine, printer, scanner, and copier; and communicate using a telephone.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

The successful candidate will have skills and experience in personnel management, program development, and fiscal management.  At least three years of management-level violence intervention experience in a non-profit organization is preferred.  Knowledge of employee supervision practices, employment law and employee benefits is necessary, as are skills in organizing and managing multiple projects, including the ability to assume and delegate responsibility and prioritize work demands.  Applicants should possess knowledge of domestic violence and its impact on victims as well as the community and have experience working with perpetrators and victims of domestic violence.  The successful applicant will also have experience in or knowledge of the civil, family, and criminal court systems.  Group facilitation experience is required.  Demonstrated skills and experience in crisis intervention, human relations, and conflict resolution are necessary.  The successful candidate will interact harmoniously with others, communicating respectfully and effectively through excellent listening, oral and written skills.  The person in this position must be able to work collaboratively as well as independently, handle emergencies in a calm manner, and de-escalate situations.  Computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office, are necessary.

Applicants must be able to pass background checks to include criminal, driving, and Department of Health and Human Services / Child Protective Services background checks, among others.  Applicants must not have any convictions, protective court orders, or court-approved consent agreements for offenses involving violence during the last ten years.  A minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in social work, education, or a related field is preferred.  All new employees are required to participate in a thorough orientation process which includes successful completion of Family Violence Project’s Crisis Advocacy, Intervention, Response and Ethics Training for New Advocates.

Family Violence Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Search Committee, Violence Intervention Director
Family Violence Project
PO Box 304
Augusta, ME 04332-0304

or [email protected]


All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by law.