Career Opportunities

Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator

DCRCC is looking to hire a Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator. This position is full-time, non-exempt with benefits. The Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator’s main duties include: Providing technical assistance to local community organizations through curriculum development; Overseeing technical assistance for the Good Touch/Bad Touch program in collaboration with school based staff; Initiating and supervising DCRCC’s involvement in citywide Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities; Conducting outreach and educational programs for diverse audiences; Developing collaborative partnerships with key community agencies; Providing monthly community education reports and information for funding reports on monthly basis; and other duties as assigned by the Director of Training & Technical Assistance.

The Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator possesses, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree and experience with curriculum development, public speaking and teaching/ training. The Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator must demonstrate familiarity with and understanding of sexual violence issues as well as an understanding of and commitment to social justice and anti-oppression framework. This position requires strong oral and written communication skills as well as the proven ability to work well with diverse groups. A proficiency  in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is necessary. The Coordinator hours are full-time with some evening and weekend work. Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Melinda Coles at For additional information or questions, please email or call Melinda at 202-618-5087.

Lead Advocate 

The Lead Advocate is responsible for providing administrative and event management support to the Office of Civic Engagement. Principle duties will include assistance in implementing and maintaining an exemplary volunteer program to provide a supplementary workforce through the use of corporate, religious, academic, community and individual volunteers. The Lead Advocate will help to significantly scale up volunteer leverage enabling DCRCC to fulfill its mission by becoming a model volunteer program and DCRCC a volunteer experience of choice. This position’s success should ultimately result in volunteers with a deeper engagement and commitment to DCRCC and the mission of eradicating rape and powering a culture of consent.

Lead Advocate Duties and Responsibilities


  • Promoting volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns.
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers and ensuring they are appropriately matched and trained for DCRCC pathways of service.
  • Assist in the management and coordination of appropriate and meaningful volunteer experiences within DCRCC and at off-site events.
  • Develop a volunteer recognition program, to thank/publicly acknowledge key individuals and organizations.
  • Plan volunteer recognition events and activities following set schedule and within budget
  • Celebrating volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organizing celebration events.
  • Offering advice and information to volunteers and external organizations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact.
  • Updating and writing volunteer guides and tools and reference materials.
  • Organizing and staffing profile-raising events to attract new volunteers.
  • Attending committees and meetings.
  • Create various communications and publications
  • Facilitate distribution of information relevant to volunteers
  • Author written communications such as letters, Museum practices, instructions, or other
  • Working with small businesses, agencies and companies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to strengthen strategic partnerships
  • Maintaining databases and undertaking any other administrative duties.


Lead Advocate Behavioral Expectations


  • Customer Service – demonstrate the ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs & requests of others, internally and externally.
  • Understand the impact of their work on others.
  • Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
  • Deal constructively with conflict; resolving conflicts directly and actively promoting and gaining cooperation from others.
  • Accurately provide and receive information in oral and written communications. Consistently provide ideas, opinions, or information in an articulate, professional way. Actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view.
  • Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities.
  • Take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example. Consistently make decisions that resolve problems.

Lead Advocate Qualifications          


  • Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • The ability to communicate with, supervise and empower volunteers to be effective in their roles—experience with volunteers preferred
  • The ability to work cooperatively with different types of personalities
  • Knowledge of dynamics of sexual violence
  • Volunteer Management or appropriate related experience
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and strategic thinking.
  • Highly organized.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to present effective and compelling messages to individuals, groups and the public.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work with a diverse variety of individuals.
  • Experience with Windows-based donor / volunteer software.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills.

Interested in Applying?                    

Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover Letter and two writing samples to the Tina Ureña, Director of Civic Engagement at

The DC Rape Crisis Center is no longer accepting applications for fall internship opportunities. If you are interested in internship opportunities for spring 2015 please email résumé and cover letter to  Indira Henard, MA


The DC Rape Crisis Center actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.