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Current Employment Opportunities (3)

Per-Diem Clinical Therapist

Part Time (hours negotiable, minimum of 8 client hours per week)

HOPE Works is looking for a licensed or license eligible clinical therapist to join their direct services team providing support to survivors of sexual violence in Chittenden County. The per-diem position will provide trauma counseling to youth (13-24), and adults, as well as facilitate clinical support groups for survivors of sexual violence. 

General Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intakes and assessments.
  • Provide weekly counseling therapy.
  • Create treatment plans.
  • Maintain updated, timely, and accurate case notes and files, utilizing EHR system.
  • Work with HOPE Works administrative and billing staff.
  • Will engage in outreach activities as needed when case load has openings. 
  • Participate in weekly clinical supervision, with Clinical Supervisor. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Position requires a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a similar degree.
  • Knowledge of sexual violence dynamics, and a strong background in providing trauma-informed, empowerment based mental health services.
  • Has day and some evening availability. 
  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and effectively communicate in English.
  • Ability to work independently and manage time effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess and maintains a current mental health license from the State of Vermont (if not licensed, clinician must be Rostered with the State). 
  • Currently contracted with various insurance panels.
  • Bilingual

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: HOPE Works, PO Box 92, Burlington VT 05402, attn: Kristine Reynolds; or email to kristine@hopeworksvt.org


People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Administrative Assistant

40 hours/week, full benefits

General Responsibilities:
Support the annual fundraising program through the management of annual mailings, events, and online and print materials. Coordinate all admin, building, and development volunteers (including recruitment, management, and retention.) Assist the Executive Director with administrative tasks, as needed. Represent and embody HOPE Works Mission Statement.

Must have experience with volunteer management, or demonstrate strong skills and willingness to learn. Experience in community fundraising and events coordination preferred. Experience with management of social media and other online and print materials also preferred. Must have demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication, and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities with strict attention to detail. Knowledge of sexual violence issues preferred.

Specific Responsibilities- Volunteers:

  • Recruit volunteers through updating community and campus online postings;
  • Be the agency contact person for all potential volunteers, interns, and work-study students; work to ensure administrative, IT support, and building and grounds needs can be met through volunteer, work-study, Head Start, VWW, and intern placements;
  • Send out application materials to potential volunteers; complete criminal background checks on all potential volunteers;
  • Coordinate volunteers at fundraising events (i.e.: phone-a- thon, Yoga on Church Street, etc.)
  • Coordinate volunteers at outreach and tabling events, such as Take Back the Night and school and community fairs, in consultation with Education staff;
  • Supervise all additional interns, work-study students and Head Start and VWW placements, coordinate the support necessary for interns’ success, complete necessary paperwork to ensure class credit and work-study payment, and meet with school and community staff as necessary.
  • Create and maintain volunteer files, including all necessary documentation; collect and analyze volunteer hours for agency;
  • Maintain list of potential volunteer office/administrative projects and potential internship positions;
  • Organize annual volunteer appreciation gathering/celebration for all volunteers, interns, and work-study; celebrate anniversaries and coordinate thank you gifts for all departing volunteers.

Specific Responsibilities- Fundraising:

  • Implement and assist in the H.O.P.E. Works’ annual fundraising program, including special events, direct mail solicitations and the annual phone-a-thon;
  • Provide support for the fundraising activities of the Board of Directors, in collaboration with the Executive Director;
  • Provide support to HOPE Works’ external communication including website, social media, on-line newsletter, press releases, annual report, etc.
  • Maintain donations tracking including regular data entry into the donor database;
  • Generate and execute timely thank you letters to donors and supporters.

Specific Responsibilities-Administrative:

  • Pick up and distribute mail, drop off outgoing mail and weekly deposit;
  • Maintain and encourage adherence to the staff chore chart;
  • Order office supplies, as needed;
  • Manage building maintenance and repairs;
  • Assist Executive Director with Human Resources tasks such as benefits administration, new employee orientation, maintaining employee paperwork, etc.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: HOPE Works, PO Box 92, Burlington VT 05402, attn: Cathleen Barkley; or email to cathleen@hopeworksvt.org


People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Education Coordinator

40 hours/week; full benefits

HOPE Works is looking for a passionate anti-violence and healthy sexuality educator who understands the connections between sexual violence and other forms of oppression—and can teach those connections to a wide range of audiences. Position will provide violence prevention, effective bystander intervention, and healthy sexuality workshops and trainings in middle school, high school, campus, and professional settings, coordinate community events and outreach, and engage in supervision of other education staff, volunteers, and interns as required.

General Responsibilities

Develop and implement all aspects of the education and prevention programs of HOPE Works. Present HOPE Works workshops and trainings throughout Chittenden County. Research, develop and implement violence prevention programming for youth.  Complete program marketing, data collection, and evaluation. Meet and exceed grant project objectives and manage education program budget. Represent and embody HOPE Works Mission Statement.


Must have experience with providing training to adults and/or educational programming/workshops to middle and high school ages. Must have experience engaging in outreach or messaging/social change campaigns. Must have excellent public speaking skills, demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication, and demonstrated skill in working with the public, youth, professionals, and volunteers.  Some experience supervising staff members is required. An understanding of best practice in youth and adult learning and in program management and evaluation is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of sexual violence issues required.

Specific Responsibilities:

Implement the education and prevention programs of HOPE Works, including:

  • Present violence prevention and pro-social bystander education programming for youth in schools, after school programs, summer camps, campuses and community settings;
  • Coordinate and present workshops on sexual violence and survivor issues to professionals, college students, men, at-risk populations, and the community;
  • Research, develop and implement educational curricula based on best practice in learning;
  • Market and schedule workshops and trainings to schools, colleges, and the community; evaluate and adapt workshops and trainings based on research and feedback;
  • Collaborate with other community partners to meet education prevention grant goals; coordinate and participate in youth-specific outreach efforts in Chittenden County, including the annual Take Back the Night events, High School Wellness Weeks, the Clothesline Project and other school-based community awareness projects;
  • Collect, interpret, and report on education statistics;
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals and reports;
  • Work with supervisor to ensure that grant funded programs are successful and that program evaluative measures are efficient, appropriate, and effective in measuring the program’s efficacy;
  • In collaboration with supervisor, provide a long-term vision and strategic plan for the education programs;
  • Ensure availability of education and outreach to all, with an emphasis on fostering access to traditionally underserved survivors and diverse communities; 

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: HOPE Works, PO Box 92, Burlington VT 05402, attn: Elle Petcavage; or email to elle@hopeworksvt.org


People of all genders and diverse communities encouraged to apply. H.O.P.E. Works is an Equal Opportunity Employer.