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Steps to HOPE

Columbus, North Carolina

Polk County's
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Prevention and Treatment Center

24-hour crisis line: 828-894-2340

The mission of Steps to HOPE is to create a community free
from the violence of domestic and sexual abuse through
education, advocacy and victim assistance.

For all victims of domestic violence or sexual assault
in this community, there is:

elp, Order, Protection, Encouragement

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Job Title: Associate Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Office

FLSA: Exempt - Based on 40 hour work week

Full/Part-time: Full-time

Basic Function of Work:
Assist Executive Director in administration/management of non-profit serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide general administration of the program;
  • Human Resource Management;
  • Facilities Management;
  • Fund Development and Community Outreach;
  • Prepare and present community education programs on issues of family violence and sexual assault through contact with schools, churches, community organizations;
  • Provide Grants Management and Oversight;
  • Supervision of staff.
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in human service related field such as counseling, social work, education, psychology, etc.;
  • Five or more years of experience in related field;
  • Demonstrate ability to manage people;
  • Organizational and planning skills;
  • Friendly, outgoing, non-judgmental personality;
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, computer skills, and an understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Send résumé to Director, PO Box 518, Columbus, NC 28722 or email
PART TIME/JOB SHARING, 20 hours a week. CASE MANAGER: domestic violence and sexual assault victim advocacy. Crisis counseling; court advocacy; coordinate victims’ services; supervise shelter operations; develop and monitor client service plans/goals; maintain comprehensive client records; report statistics according to grants requirements.  Insure a supportive confidential environment for clients; be knowledgeable of community resources; possess good communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with other community service agencies; enjoy working with diverse client base; good computer skills. Prefer bachelor degree and related experience. Mail resume to: PO Box 518, Columbus, NC 28722. Open until filled.

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Candy Sue is a victim of domestic violence. X-rays show 15 BB pellets embedded throughout her body - which may have caused her blindness. Candy Sue, adopted by STH's Cherie Wright, now lives in a loving family with her three feline step sisters.

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