Employment and Internships

Career and Job Opportunities at NOVA

NOVA is a remarkable place to work. With a culture of inclusion and support, our exceptional staff are passionate the about the work, dedicated to the organizational mission and vision, and set a high standard in their respective disciplines. Our Board of Directors and leadership team are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional staff – providing competitive salaries, great fringe benefits, and opportunities for ongoing professional development. We are committed to an organization self-care and while the work can be very challenging and hard – the NOVA team finds time to care about each other and have fun.

Current Employment Opportunities

Community Relations and Marketing Assistant - Full Time

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County, PA. With a 47-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

The Community Relations and Marketing Assistant is responsible for providing support for web content webpages/posts; posting on social media; designing graphic print and digital media; constructing and disseminating internal and external emails/e-newsletters; coordinating organizational communication materials; and producing e-blasts/e-newsletters and maintaining email databases and groups; to promote and increase awareness of Network of Victim Assistance.

The Community Relations and Marketing Assistant is a part of a high-performing team that together implements a comprehensive marketing, communications, and community relations program for the organization.

Responsibilities Include:

Community Relations and Marketing

  • Facilitates the creation of communication material to ensure consistency with the organization’s brand, including website copy, program flyers, annual reports, etc.
  • Assists with electronic communications, including email campaigns, event marketing, and newsletters.
  • Manages email database maintenance and analytics for improvement and upgrades.
  • Assists in-house staff with graphic design support for digital and print platforms
  • Assists in the creation of company marketing materials to assure accurate, informative, and unified branding in accordance with brand guidelines.
  • Works with the Director of Community Relations and Development and Public Relations Consultant to promote stories, activities and news.
  • Manages marketing/communications calendar and project management system (Asana).
  • Maintains online photo library, correctly tagging and filing photos according to designated categories and tags

Social Media

  • Leads social media content development & strategy for multiple objectives: online fundraising, brand awareness, volunteer recruitment, event and program participation, storytelling and impact-sharing, etc. This includes the development of copy as well as graphics.
  • Creates and implements monthly social media strategies.
  • Supervises all aspects of social media interaction between constituents and the organization to ensure a positive experience.
  • Assists with the creation of actionable plans to both grow and maintain followers on NOVA’s social media platforms.
  • Maintains active knowledge of current technologies and trends in social media.

Website

  • Assists web developer in management of regular pages, posts and updates, and makes content corrections as needed to keep site timely, engaging and informative.
  • Conducts bi-annual audits of the website to ensure continuity with NOVA’s mission and accuracy.

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to NOVA’s mission and philosophy.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or relevant field.
  • 2+ years of experience in social media and website content creation or similar role.
  • 2+ years of relevant marketing, communications and/or public relations experience; nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and other social media best practices.
  • Knowledge of HTML is required.
  • Proficiency with computer and PR/marketing applications including Google Analytics, WordPress, Constant Contact, Facebook Business Manager, Hootsuite, etc.
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign and/or Illustrator.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft 365.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and detail skills and ability to work with diverse groups including staff, community professionals, volunteers, board members, funders, and donors.
  • Experience working on a team.
  • Meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, etc.).

Salary: $39,200 – $42,000

Excellent benefits include exceptional health and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off your first year plus 11 holidays, a Profit-Sharing Pension Plan and 401K after one year.

Please submit your application with a cover letter telling us about your interest, qualifications, salary requirements, and resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject Line: Community Relations and Marketing Assistant Note: Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. AA/EOE.

FORENSIC NURSE EXAMINER - CONTRACTOR

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 47-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Forensic Nurse Examiner

The Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) is a contracted position that will provide care to a client who is the victim of a sexual assault or intimate partner violence (IPV) in a timely, non-judgmental, dignified and compassionate manner. The forensic exam may include prophylaxis for pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, written/electronic and photographic documentation, referrals for appropriate medical and psychological follow-up, and participation in legal proceedings.

Responsibilities include:

  • Works collaboratively with hospital medical personnel, victim advocates, law enforcement, and prosecutors.
  • Adheres to all administrative, clinical, and employment policies and procedures on file with the FNE program.
  • Ability to perform emergent medical triage to determine if patient requires medical care prior to a forensic exam.
  • Performs and accurately documents sexual assault and IPV medical forensic interviews.
  • Performs and objectively documents a complete physical and forensic evidence collection exam.
  • Provides testimony per subpoena as a fact witness to any/all cases performed while contracted as a FNE. *Following employment/termination as a FNE with NOVA, the individual RN will be obligated to respond and coordinate with attorneys prior to and during the court process*
  • Participates in professional development as determined by the FNE program, including 75% of all monthly case review meetings, conferences, and in-services.
  • Thirty-six (36) minimum on-call hours per month, to include shared holiday and weekend coverage.
  • Must be able to arrive at designated Bucks County hospitals within one hour of receiving the request for services by dispatch. Exception is Grandview Hospital, where a one to two-hour response is acceptable depending on distance from primary residence.
  • Payment as contractors categorized under 1099 employment. Pay is $350 per exam, on call hourly rate and travel reimbursement included separately. Overtime and shift differential available.

Qualifications include:

  • Commitment to NOVA’s mission, values and vision.
  • Registered Nurse with current license to practice in Pennsylvania.
  • Current BLS CPR certification.
  • Consistent and reliable transportation with current driver’s license.
  • Current independent malpractice insurance.
  • Must meet background credentialing requirements as outlined in NOVA FNE Contract.
  • Minimum two years nursing experience preferred; specialty experience in GYN/GU health, emergency department, or in-patient mental health preferred with demonstrated autonomy and professional judgment in nursing practice.
  • Must either hold current SANE training certification or complete the SANE and IPV didactic training and preceptor/clinical experience requirements as identified by NOVA’s FNE program.
  • Successful completion of recommended clinical components to minimally include:
    • Conducting at least ten pelvic exams with speculum insertion unless deemed competent by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner or physician after fewer exams
    • Conducting at least 2 male genital exams or simulated exams
    • Shadowing an experienced FNE for one exam and being shadowed by an experienced FNE for at least two exams; prior experience may result in fewer training exams.
  • Proficient use of all equipment, including camera equipment and PA DOH-approved forensic rape kit.
  • Ability to work independently and self-schedule.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, we would like to hear from you! Please submit your application with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job, salary requirements, and your resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Forensic Nurse Examiner

HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER - PART TIME

Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA), a nonprofit organization in Bucks County, PA serving victims of sexual assault and other crimes, seeks a part-time (27 hours per week) HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE ORGANIZER to join its team. The role of the Task Force Organizer is to serve as a primary point of contact for the Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking (BCAT) task force leadership and membership. The goal of the position is to facilitate and coordinate community organization and action around human trafficking. Responsibilities include management of administrative and operational activities of the task force including monitoring of and overall responsibility for the workplan goals established by the task force Advisory Committee. Social work, human services or related Master’s degree preferred (Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will be considered). The ideal candidate will have experience with community organization/community engagement, public speaking and training experience, and a flexible schedule to fulfill training requests and attend meetings. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Applicants must send a cover letter with salary requirements in addition to their resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Human Trafficking Task Force Organizer. AA/EOE

Licensed Clinical Counseling Supervisor - Full Time

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 47-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. NOVA is known across many disciplines and the community at large for its exceptional services and professionalism. As a mature and fiscally sound organization, establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Licensed Clinical Counseling Supervisor. NOVA is hiring an experienced clinical counseling supervisor who is licensed to supervise our counseling department. Our team provides a continuum of trauma informed evidence-based therapeutic modalities, such as Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Processing Yoga Groups (TPY) and Problematic Sexual Behavior – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), to children and adults who are the victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes. This position would require providing individual and group supervision. They would also be responsible for administrative supervisory work, such as facilitating department meetings, running reports, overseeing caseloads and tracking staff training requirements. Lastly, this person would hold a caseload to maintain clinical relevance for supervising.

All of our counseling services are free to victims, and are supported by public and private dollars. Annually we serve over 650 victims in individual or group counseling. Sessions *may be provided the client’s home, community, local schools, telehealth and/or one of NOVA’s three offices.

*Note: NOVA is a designated essential service; therefore, the Counseling team is providing tele-counseling for individual and group counseling. During stage green of reopening during COVID, the counseling staff may move a small number of clients to in-office services. NOVA is planning a staged return to working in the office. NOVA is guided by the CDC recommendations and the orders of the Governor and State Health Department.

The position will require the ability to travel throughout the county but will based primarily in Fairless Hills, PA and assuming at least two evenings per week.

Qualifications include:

  • Master’s degree and Licensure in social work, counseling, psychology or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience clinically supervising staff.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working clinically with children, adults, and families.
  • TFCBT certification required, EMDR certification preferred.
  • SAC training certificate or must attend the 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training at NOVA within 3-months post-hire.
  • Must be able to work 2 evenings per week and provide on-call coverage for the Hotline when assigned (overnight 1 time per month).
  • Must be able to travel to all three of NOVA’s offices, schools and clients’ homes as needed.
  • Bilingual/multilingual preferred
  • Highly values teamwork.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word.
  • Experience working with client data systems preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Current criminal, child abuse and FBI clearance is required before hire.

Excellent benefits include a competitive salary commensurate with experience, exceptional health and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off your first year plus 11 holidays, a Profit Sharing Pension Plan and 401K after one year and, many more. NOVA is an EOE.

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, enjoy a friendly team-oriented environment, we would like to hear from you! Please submit your resume with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Licensed Clinical Counseling Supervisor Position

NOVA Thrift Shop Assistant Manager - Full Time

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance), a community-based 501(c)3, is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 46-year history, NOVA has expanded to include a continuum of prevention and direct services to prevent and address the needs of victims of sexual abuse and other serious crimes. Establishing sustainability is key to our future success — serving all victims who need assistance, reducing personal violence through education, and advancing the field.

Fulltime Assistant Manager
The NOVA Thrift Shop, located on 313, just minutes north of Doylestown, is a friendly and fun place with 7500 SF of retail space. The Thrift Shop is the 3rd most significant revenue source to NOVA and supports programs, including our child abuse prevention programs and the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The Assistant Manager will be joining a dedicated and hardworking team of 10 staff and over 70 volunteers who are passionate about NOVA’s mission. The Assistant Manager will assist in all tasks related to the following: sales of merchandise, setting up merchandise displays, receiving and processing donations including the triaging, working as a cashier, and assisting volunteers with check-out. All staff participates in general everyday straightening and clean-up.

This position reports to the Thrift Shop Manager.

Primary Qualifications
1. A commitment to supporting NOVA’s mission and vision.
2. Experience working in retail. 1-2 years preferred.
3. Excellent customer service skills.
4. A positive, outgoing, flexible, friendly, and energetic person who takes the initiative!
5. Reliable and trustworthy.
6. Must be able to bend, stretch, and stand on feet for multiple hours.
7. Must have the ability to lift 40 pounds and carry 30 pounds unassisted.
8. Meet all required clearances for employment (PA Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Record Check, FBI clearance).
9. Experience working as a volunteer in a community organization a plus.
10. Strong verbal and organizational skills a plus.

Salary: $35,000 – $36,000

This position is a permanent full-time, 37.5 hours per week hourly position. Excellent benefits include a competitive wage, exceptional health, and dental coverage, accruing three weeks Paid Time Off your first year plus holidays, a Profit Sharing Pension Plan, and 401K after one year. NOVA is an AA/EOE organization.

Hours of Operation: The shop is open for retail 7-days per week. Retail hours are 10 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday, and Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject Line: Assistant Manager

Internships

NOVA offers internships in a variety of areas in counseling, public health, nonprofit management, social work, and criminal justice. These positions give senior undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to get practical experience in their field. If you are interested in an internship with NOVA, please submit a resume, your interest area and length of required internship to info@novabucks.org.

Employment Verification

To verify employment for a current or past employee, please email requests to VOE@novabucks.org

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