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Last updated: April 1, 2014

Women Against Abuse is committed to a work environment built on honesty, transparency, teamwork, accountability and a high level of professionalism.

Women Against Abuse is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we support diversity in our workplace.

 

We are currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Budget Manager

Client Support Staff

Facilities Supervisor

Food Service Supervisor

Grants & Communications Associate

Housekeeper/Maintenance Assistant

Overnight & Weekend Residential Site Supervisor

Security Coordinator - Part Time

Security Coordinator - Full Time

Security Manager

 

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, & salary requirements to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Please note that due to the volume of responses to our listings we are unable to provide a status to everyone. We are only able to provide a status to those that we interview. We review all incoming responses until we have enough viable candidates. All candidates that meet requirements are then forwarded on to the hiring manager for further review. 

 

 

  • Budget Manager

Summary of Principle Duties:

Responsible for preparing, monitoring, forecasting, and reporting of the agency’s annual budget and all funder budgets in accordance with established accounting principles, practices and procedures and funder requirements. This will include pre-award and post-award financial budget development and reporting, financial compliance and administrative; overseeing payroll allocations and records payroll related journal entries and ongoing monitoring and forecasting of dynamic funder payroll allocations. Additional responsibilities include preparation of annual Federal Indirect Cost Rate proposal and assisting with the annual audit and 990 preparations; ensuring all records and reports are complete in accordance with GAAP, OMB A-133, and all WAA standards; managing and updating finance forms, policies and procedures; and working collaboratively and communicating with other departments to ensure smooth operations. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and vision and according to Agency standards.

Qualifications:

1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
2. A minimum of five (5) years of Government grants/contracts management in a nonprofit experience is required
3. A minimum of five (5) years of accounting experience is strongly preferred.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Outstanding organizational skills and significant proven experience establishing and maintaining complex financial tracking systems
6. Attention to accuracy and detail and strong analytical skills
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and handle multiple simultaneous tasks and demands and to adjust to changing circumstances
8. Self-starter with ability to work independently, lead a team and collaborate with others
9. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft office with advanced skills with Excel.
10. At least three (3) years’ experience with Accounting Software required, Microsoft GP Dynamics preferred.
11. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
12. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
13. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
14. Completion of the 40-hour Domestic Training Class is required (pre or post hire).
15. Satisfactory criminal record, FBI and child abuse clearances and a TB Test required pre hire (all expenses paid by WAA).

Schedule: FT, Monday – Friday

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA.

 

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  • Client Support Staff

Summary of Principle Duties:

Lead and nurture a welcoming environment for residents. Welcome new residents and provide tours of the shelter. Assist clients and other staff in establishing and maintaining a safe and supportive trauma informed community environment. Complete logs as required pertaining to residential issues; follow-up on safety related issues and concerns. Conduct safety rounds in the building during the assigned shift; complete necessary verbal and written reports. Monitor dining halls during meal times; in addition to incoming client calls on the off-shifts, weekends, and holidays. Assist case managers with the discharge of clients and resolving issues involving women and their children. Maintain sensitivity, professionalism, and confidentiality at all times. Attend staff, team, and program meetings as required.

Qualifications:

1. A High School Diploma or the equivalent is required.
2. At least one (1) year experience in an advocacy, crisis or shelter support position is required.
3. The ability to read, write and comprehend English is required.
4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
6. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
7. Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and written, is required.
8. Bilingualism is strongly preferred.
9. Will be required to attend 45 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
10. Satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances, and TB Test required.

Schedule: PT, Saturday & Sunday 3 pm- 11 pm

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA.

 

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  • Facilities Supervisor

Summary of Principle Duties:

Provide overall facilities supervision of our Safe Havens I and II, Sojourner House, and facilities support to other WAA locations, as needed.  Manage the daily operations and implementation of the maintenance and housekeeping plans and agency vehicles.   Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: ensuring that our residential facilities are clean, safe and welcoming; ensuring that work orders are done in a timely manner; supervising and ensuring appropriate coverage of the maintenance and housekeeping staff; implementing facilities and maintenance plans, including annual, preventative, and long-range plans; and planning, preparing and representing the Agency in external inspections that relate to building maintenance and food services.  All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.

Qualifications:

1. A High School or equivalent is required. Some advanced education preferred
2. A minimum of four (4) years’ experience in maintenance within a residential or comparable setting is required
3. A minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience is required, preferably in a social services or residential setting
4. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license is required.
5. Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal skills are required.
6. Demonstrated proficient computer skills, use of Microsoft Office software, Outlook, Word, Excel
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
9. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
10. Bilingualism is strongly preferred.
11. Will be required to attend 45 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
12. Satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances, and TB Test required (expenses paid by WAA)

Schedule: FT, 40 hours per week / Monday – Friday (some on-call responsibilities)

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA.

 

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  • Food Service Supervisor

Summary of Principle Duties:

Provide supportive supervision of the kitchen staff. Hires, supervises, evaluates and schedules kitchen staff. Create and implement operational plans for required food operation, including meal preparation, food ordering and inventory, and compliance with all applicable rules and regulations. Plan, prepare for and represent the Agency in external inspections that relate to food services. Ensure that staff is in compliance with required education and training in food preparation. Plan, prepare and serve meals and snacks to residents and their children. Coordinate the purchase, rotation, inventory, and stock maintenance of food. Maintain overall cleanliness of the kitchen/food storage area and comply with city, state, and federal laws regarding food handling and preparation. Completes and submits required reports and other written documents as assigned. Work closely with Management Team to support client needs. Participate in all required residential, team, Agency, staff and employee involvement meetings as assigned.

Qualifications:

1. A High School Diploma or the equivalent is required. Additional food service or culinary education strongly preferred.
2. At least two (2) years of experience in institutionalized (high yield) food preparation and storage is required.
3. At least one (1) year supervisory experience, preferably in a food service environment is required.
4. Valid ServSafe Certification and must continue to keep it current
5. Demonstrated knowledge of dietary menu preparation and state regulations for food preparation and storage is required.
6. Demonstrated ability to read, write and comprehend English is required.
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
9. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
10. Bilingualism Spanish/English is preferred.
11. Will be required to attend 45 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
12. Satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances, and TB Test required.

Schedule: FT, Monday – Friday

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA.

 

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  • Grants & Communications Associate

Summary of Principle Duties:

Primary responsibilities are to coordinate the grant proposal and submission process (research, writing and submission) and to produce agency communications (e.g. website, social networking) and coordinating public relations (e.g. writing and distributing press releases and media alerts).  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: responding to funder requests for information and supporting funder relations; coordinating the grants management and tracking process; and assisting the Advancement Team with events.  The Associate reports to the Director of Fund Development.  All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and vision and according to Agency standards.   

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, English or a related field, required.
2. Grant writing experience, federal grant writing preferred.
3. Prior experience conducting grant prospects research.
4. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required.
5. Prior public relations experience including writing press releases, preferred.
6. Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and to follow through on assigned projects is required.
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
9. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
10. Demonstrated ability to organize time and detail, including keeping of records, is preferred.
11. Will be required to attend 40 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
12. Employment offer and continued employment are contingent upon satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances and a pre-employment physical, are required (all related fees will be paid by WAA).

Schedule: FT, 40 hours per week / Monday – Friday

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

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  • Housekeeper/Maintenance Assistant

Summary of Principle Duties:

Performs janitorial and housekeeping responsibilities and assists with maintenance work at the Emergency Shelter/Safe Haven, and other facilities as needed.  Will also perform heavy janitorial duties and upkeep of facility and grounds (e.g. buffing floors, deep cleaning of bathrooms, large cleaning assignments, etc).  At times, may assist with picking up and delivering in-kind donations.  All responsibilities are expected to be delivered satisfactorily, with a customer service focus and are implemented according to our mission and vision and according to Agency standards

Qualifications:

• A High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
• Previous janitorial experience required, janitorial/cleaning experience with residential facilities is strongly preferred.
• Knowledge of cleaning standards required.
• Maintenance experience and knowledge a plus.
• A valid Driver’s License required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
• The ability to read, understand and communicate in English is required.
• Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
• Work is almost entirely physical, with on-going bending, stooping, and standing.
• Heavy lifting is routinely required.
• Completion of the 40-hour Domestic Training Class is required (pre or post hire).
• Satisfactory criminal record, FBI and child abuse clearances and a TB Test required pre hire (all expenses paid by WAA).

Schedule: 40 hours per week, exact schedule to be determined but will include a weekend day.

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Center City Philadelphia.

 

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  • Overnight & Weekend Residential Site Supervisor

Summary of Principle Duties:

Coordinates, supervises and oversees services provided by evening and weekend residential staff at the emergency shelter according to the mission and vision of the Agency.

1. Assist in maintaining a welcoming, safe, and supportive community environment.
2. Directly supervises and provides support to the Client Services Support staff. 
3. In the absence of other shelter managers, the overnight & weekend supervisor, will provide oversight of the residential and shelter operations staff in the evenings, weekends (Security Intake/Hotline, and Kitchen), but will do so in conjunction with their respective managers. 
4. The Overnight Residential Site Supervisor will work closely with the Director of Shelter Services along with other managers and programs of WAA to ensure the provision of quality support and services to our clients. 
5. All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and vision and according to Agency standards. 

Qualifications:

• A Bachelor’s Degree in a social services or related field. 

  • May consider candidates without a Bachelor's degree but are required to have a minimum of an Associate's degree or Professional Certification in Human Services field, a minimum of 5 years of experience in crisis, shelter or residential and a minimum of 6 years of supervisory experience.

• A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in crisis, shelter or residential experience required.
• One (1) year supervisory experience, required.  Supervisory experience in a residential or shelter setting, and/or working as part of a management team preferred. 
• Demonstrated effectiveness in crisis intervention is required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
• Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
• Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and written required.
• Supervisory experience in a residential or shelter setting, preferred. 
• Bilingualism is strongly preferred.
• Completion of the 40-hour Domestic Training Class is required (pre or post hire).
• Satisfactory criminal record, FBI and child abuse clearances and a TB Test required pre hire (all expenses paid by WAA).

Schedule: 40 hour per week schedule, specific TBD. However, note that the schedule will contain at least 1 weekend evening shift and 4 weekday shifts with primarily overnight hours.

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

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  • Security Coordinator - Part Time

Summary of Principle Duties:

Ensure the security and safety of staff, clients, and visitors to the Emergency Shelter in concert with established shelter and agency policies and procedures.  Monitor security cameras, conduct security rounds, and oversee sign-in log. Provide Security support to Sojourner House, as needed.  All responsibilities are expected to be delivered satisfactorily and with superior customer service.

Qualifications:

• A High School Diploma or the equivalent is required.
• Minimum of 1 to 3 years of security experience required; experience in a human services or healthcare environment is preferred.
• Completion of the 45-hour Domestic Violence training class is required.
• The ability to read, write and comprehend English is required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
• Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
• Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and in writing, is required.
• Bilingualism is strongly preferred.
• Completion of the 40-hour Domestic Training Class is required (pre or post hire).
• Satisfactory criminal record, FBI and child abuse clearances and a TB Test required pre hire (all expenses paid by WAA).

Schedule: PT, Saturday & Sunday 11pm-7am

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Center City, Philadelphia.

 

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  • Security Coordinator - Full Time

Summary of Principle Duties:

Ensure the security and safety of staff, clients, and visitors to the Emergency Shelter in concert with established shelter and agency policies and procedures. Monitor security cameras, conduct security rounds, and oversee sign-in log. Provide Security support to other Women Against Abuse locations, as needed. All responsibilities are expected to be delivered satisfactorily and with superior customer service and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model®.

Qualifications:

• A High School Diploma or the equivalent is required.
• Minimum of 1 to 3 years of security experience required; experience in a human services or healthcare environment is preferred.
• Completion of the 45-hour Domestic Violence training class is required.
• The ability to read, write and comprehend English is required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
• Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
• Demonstrated proficiency in communication, both verbal and in writing, is required.
• Bilingualism is strongly preferred.
• Completion of the 40-hour Domestic Training Class is required (pre or post hire).
• Satisfactory criminal record, FBI and child abuse clearances and a TB Test required pre hire (all expenses paid by WAA).

Schedule: Monday – Friday 3:00 pm- 11:00 pm

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia.

 

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  • Security Manager

Summary of Principle Duties:

Provide overall security management of our residential facilities (Safe Havens I and II, Sojourner House, Safe at Home) and security support to other WAA locations, as needed.  Manage the daily operations and implementation of security procedures, protocol, plans and related equipment.   Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: ensuring that our residential facilities are safe and welcoming; supervising and ensuring appropriate coverage of the security staff (24/7); implementing security plans, procedures, and protocol, and other long-range security related plans.  All responsibilities are implemented according to our mission and values and according to Agency standards, including the Sanctuary Model ®.

Qualifications:

1. High school diploma or equivalency required, some higher education preferred
2. Five (5) years of security experience preferably in the human services, health care or related field.
3. One (1) to three (3) years of supervisory experience required
4. A valid driver’s license required.  Own personal vehicle preferred.
5. Act 120 training preferred
6. Must be able to work cooperatively with management team and staff
7. Must be able to write concise reports and convey information appropriately
8. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population is required.
9. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member is required.
10. Demonstrated commitment to service of others is required.
11. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office software, Outlook, Word, and Excel
12. Demonstrated proficiency in both verbal and written communications is required.
13. Bilingualism is preferred.
14. Will be required to attend 40 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
15. Satisfactory child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances, and TB Test required

Schedule: FT, 40 hours per week / Monday – Friday (some on-call responsibilities)

Salary: Commensurate with the job requirements, individual experience along with a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

Location: Philadelphia, PA

 

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