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NOVA is a remarkable place to work. With a culture of inclusion and support, our exceptional staff are passionate the about the work and mission.

Career Opportunities at NOVA

NOVA’s staff are dedicated to our organizational mission and vision. Our team members set a high standard in their respective disciplines and are passionate about their work. Our Board of Directors and leadership team are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional staff and providing competitive salaries, great benefits, and opportunities for ongoing professional development. NOVA is committed to a culture of inclusion and support. As an organization, we encourage self-care and prioritize opportunities to recharge and engage as a team.

Internships

NOVA offers internships to senior undergraduate and graduate students designed to provide practical field experience in a variety of subject areas including counseling, social work, criminal justice, public health, and nonprofit management. If you are interested in an internship with NOVA, please submit your resume, area of study, and length of required internship by email to info@novabucks.org.

Employment Verification

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

Current Openings

Administrative Assistant - KCIT - Part Time

NOVA is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48-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 assistance, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Administrative Assistant – Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT) position will be located remotely, the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT), a service of NOVA, provides group crisis intervention to communities impacted by crime throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

This position is responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and maintaining volunteer records, assisting with the onboarding process of new volunteers, and assisting in coordinating volunteer meetings, training, and program events. This role works closely with the internal staff and indirectly with volunteers.

The Administrative Assistant position is remote but will need to attend internal and external meetings as assigned or appropriate and provides backup assistance with the KCIT hotline and deployments.

This is a part-time, 10-hours-a-week remote position. KCIT is a 1-year grant-funded project: October 2022 – September 2023. Employment is contingent on continued or renewed grant funding beyond this timeframe.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to and understanding of NOVA’s mission, and the work of KCIT
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two years of professional administrative experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other Microsoft applications
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, organization, time management, and attention to detail skills
  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks
  • Consistent and reliable access to transportation
  • Able to work a flexible schedule
  • Meets all required clearances for employment (e.g., IRCA, Criminal Record Check, etc.).

NOVA is an AA/EOE.

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, and 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: Administrative Assistant – KCIT)

Community Health Outreach Specialist - Full Time

NOVA is the comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48-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.

The Bucks County Forensic Nurse Program at NOVA was developed out of a recognized need to create a continuity of forensic nursing care for victims of sexual and interpersonal violence in Bucks County.

Community Health Outreach Specialist. We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our team. This full time position requires an enthusiastic and experienced professional who is deeply committed to improving the lives of victims of sexual assault and interpersonal violence (IPV). Primary responsibilities include educating and raising awareness in the community regarding the services available to victims of sexual assault and IPV. Outreach to a variety of partners may include hospitals, clinics, law enforcement, mental health agencies and local colleges or universities. The program is located in the Jamison office. This full-time role is 37.5 hours/week and frequent local travel throughout Bucks County is required. This position reports to the Director of Forensic Services.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health, or related field.
  • Public speaking and strong communication skills.
  • Ability to initiate and facilitate sexual assault awareness program.
  • Must meet all required clearances for employment (Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, etc.).

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 AA/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 application with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job, your salary requirements, and current resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Community Health Outreach Specialist

Counseling Intake Specialist – Full time

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48-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 services, educating the community at large on violence prevention in our community, and providing top-ranked professional training.

Counseling Intake Specialist. NOVA is hiring an Counseling Intake Specialist to join our Counseling Department of 9 counselors. The Counseling Intake Specialist provides comprehensive, coordinated support and services to victims and non-offending significant others. The Counseling Intake Specialist will also provide the initial contact for potential clients and provides case management and referrals as needed. The Counseling Intake Specialist will complete, and initial assessments as needed for the wide variety of evidence-based programs the counseling department offers. The counseling department provides a continuum of trauma-informed evidence-based therapeutic modalities to victims of crime and other serious crimes including sexual assault, homicide, human trafficking, fraud, and other serious crimes. All of our counseling services are free to victims and are supported by public and private dollars.

The position will require the ability to travel throughout Bucks County and assuming two evening shifts per week.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s level required, Master’s Level preferred in social work, counseling, or another related field.
  • At least two years of relevant direct service experience. More experience is preferred.
  • Fluent in Spanish a plus.
  • Highly values teamwork, but able to work independently.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking 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 application with a cover letter telling us why you are the person for this job and your resume to careers@novabucks.org. Subject line: Counseling Intake Specialist

NOVA Thrift Shop Cashier - Part Time (Weekends)

NOVA (Network of Victim Assistance) is a comprehensive victim services organization in Bucks County. With a 48-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.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides a positive customer experience with fair, friendly, and courteous service.
  • Registers sales on a cash register.
  • Resolves customer issues and answers questions.
  • Bags purchases if needed.
  • Itemizes and totals purchases by recording prices, departments, and taxable and nontaxable items.
  • Operating a cash register.
  • Enters price changes by referring to price sheets and special sale bulletins.
  • Collects payments by accepting cash, check, or charge payments from customers
  • Makes change for cash customers.
  • Operates credit card authorization systems.
  • Balances cash drawer by counting cash at the beginning and end of the work shift.
  • Provides pricing information by answering questions.
  • Maintains checkout operations by following policies and procedures
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment
  • Complies with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Friendly and positive attitude
  • Effective communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to make change
  • Basic math skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High school diploma or equivalent desired
  • 1 year of retail cashier experience preferred
  • Readily adjusts schedule, tasks, and priorities when necessary to meet business needs

If you have these qualifications, are energetic, passionate about the mission of NOVA, and 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: NOVA Thrift Shop Cashier (PT-Weekends).

NOVA Thrift Shop Sales Associate - 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 Sales Associate
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 Sales Associate will be joining a dedicated and hardworking team of 9 staff and over 70 volunteers who are passionate about NOVA’s mission. The Sales Associate 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.

COVID – NOVA adheres to the CDC guidelines for retail establishments and orders of the Governor of Pennsylvania and the Secretary of Health. The Thrift Shop reopened in June and has been very successful at maintaining all recommendations and state health department orders.

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.

This position is a permanent fulltime, 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 Sunday12 noon – 5 pm.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Careers@novabucks.org. Subject Line: Sales Associate.