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Bilingual Victim Assistance Specialist, Victim Connect Resource Center

Research Librarian

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Bilingual Victim Assistance Specialist, VictimConnect Reource Center

VictimConnect Resource Center, operated by the National Center for Victims of Crime, combines a traditional telephone-based helpline with an innovative online chat and web-based information, assistance, and referral service. Victim Assistance Specialists will empower crime victims to regain control, navigate options, and take next steps by providing confidential resources and referrals by phone, chat, and text message.

Individuals who work for the VictimConnect Resource Center are passionate about serving victims and advocating for victim rights. They engage in continuous learning by keeping up to date with best practices and services available to victims. They believe in creating positive and lasting impact. They support fairness and respect for all people and are committed to empowering others by expanding access to services in underserved communities.

Position Description: As a bilingual victim assistance specialist, you will be the strength of the helpline and ensure that victims who contact us are supported, empowered, and given the best resources to move forward. You will be primarily responsible for answering the phone, chat, and text helplines when crime victims reach out for support. You may also research victim assistance programs across the U.S. You may have the opportunity to collaborate on protocol, training, and external material creation. This role is not neatly packaged or defined; you should expect it to change and evolve during your time at the National Center. This is a full-time, non-exempt, 40 hours per week position with alternative and evening hours. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Complete all required essential responsibilities in both English and Spanish
  • Effectively field helpline calls, texts and chats on the Victim Services online platform using prepared protocols and a victim centered, strengths based approach
  • Actively participate in group debriefings, staff meetings, check-ins, and planning sessions
  • Assist the team in providing guidance to new staff and NCVC team members through shadowing and feedback sessions
  • Provide and receive direct feedback, troubleshoot, and brainstorm with other Victim Services team members during and after conversations on all platforms
  • Participate in one on one meetings with team leadership to improve hotline response and collaborate on projects
  • Update and maintain internal and external Victim Services referral directories using Salesforce.
  • Update protocols and resources based on victim needs and feedback with direction from supervision staff
  • Assist program staff and subject matter experts within the National Center in research and creation of new protocols and resources based on needs of victims
  • Create topical materials to expand the knowledge of internal staff as well as the victim services field
  • Meet technology needs of remote worker agreements
  • Meet with NCVC communications departments regarding efforts for outreach and external initiatives
  • Provide programmatic support to victim services leadership team as well as other National Center staff members as needed
  • Act as essential personnel in the victim services program. Support your team by maintaining regular attendance and following vacation and absence request guidelines as outlined in the Victim Assistance Specialist Manual and NCVC Handbook.
  • Agree with and abide by the victim services mission & values
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications

  • You care about providing exceptional service to victims of crime, demonstrating fairness and respect for all people.
  • You are an excellent communicator on the phone, by chat, and in person, and are comfortable speaking to and supporting callers of various forms of victimization and marginalization.
  • You are flexible, adaptable and comfortable with a changing and alternative schedule.
  • You think creatively and like to problem-solve under pressure.
  • You value professionalism and demonstrate dependability by holding yourself accountable to both your colleagues and those you serve.
  • You have a passion for victim advocacy, human rights, and working with underserved communities and have some experience working with this population in a professional setting.
  • You appreciate constructive feedback and have a desire to constantly grow and develop professionally.
  • You lead by example and work with others openly and honestly.
  • You are great at multitasking and have the ability to stay organized with many competing priorities.
  • You are comfortable using various forms of technology and databases simultaneously.
  • You have the ability to thoroughly research a topic and train peers in a subject area.
  • You show personal resiliency when dealing with a sensitive subject through self-determination, balance, and commitment to self-care.
  • You have an incredibly positive and energetic attitude and value building a collaborative environment that fosters communication and partnership.
  • You have a college degree or equivalent work experience.
  • You can comfortably and confidently field calls, chats and texts in your second language

Other Information:

  • A criminal background check is required
  • You will need to complete an initial probationary term contingent on training performance
  • This is an FLSA non-exempt position
  • Must be available to work on-site at the NCVC headquarters to ensure supervisor’s ability to adequately supervise and support the employee
  • You will need to successfully complete a language proficiency assessment prior to employment
  • Salary for this position starts at $41,000.

Physical Activities:

The following physical activities described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 80% of the time.
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside and outside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, meet with community partners at their offices, conduct community outreach, etc.
  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Must be able to operate a computer (typing 50 wpm with accuracy) and other office productivity machinery (e.g., copier, fax machine, etc.).
  • Must have vision correctable to a level where individual can operate a computer and visualize text on a computer monitor.

Supervision: The victim assistance specialist will report to the Hotline Supervisor.

Telework Eligibility: This position may be able to work remotely no more than one day per week after completing a satisfactory probationary period.

Benefits: The National Center offers an excellent benefits package including; health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

Location: The position is located at our office in the Farragut North/Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC.

The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The National Center encourages all qualified applicants to apply, especially those who identify as a member of a minority or underserved group. We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive workforce.

All applicants much include a resume and a cover letter that outlines their unique qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

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Research Librarian

National Resource Center for Victim Research and Evaluation

The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking a research librarian to support a new national resource center on victim research and evaluation. A new library of open source and subscription resources will be one feature of this new center.

Individuals who work for the National Center are passionate about improving the national response to victims and survivors of crime. They engage in continuous learning by keeping up to date with best practices and services available to victims. They believe in creating positive and lasting impact. They support fairness and respect for all people and are committed to empowering others by expanding access to services in underserved communities.


Position Description
The Research Librarian is responsible for planning and integration of library information services that support the strategic objectives of the National Resource Center for Victim Research and Evaluation (NRC-VRC). The Research Librarian also assumes an active role in the operation and maintenance of the innovative digital library.


Supervision
This position will report directly to the director of public policy.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides specialized assistance to victim services professionals seeking research publications, statistical information, bibliographic citations, etc.
  • Provides specialized reference services via telephone, e-mail, scheduled instant chat, and in-person methods to victim service professionals.
  • Creates bibliographic records for print, electronic, audio, and video materials for the victim research and evaluation library.
  • Provides research assistance for NRC-VRC and acquires new publications for the library.
  • Builds bibliographies and topical specialized reference lists for victim service providers and researchers on a variety of topics.
  • Produces tutorials, slide presentations, articles, and “how-to” guides for dissemination to library users.
  • Assists in grant writing and similar projects.
  • Provides instructional workshops, presentations and booths at national conferences (some travel required).
  • Builds and maintains relationships with numerous providers of training and technical assistance in victim services, and with research libraries.
  • Assist with other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science (MA/MLS/MLIS/MIS) or non-U.S. equivalent is required.
  • Minimum of three years’ post-Masters experience in Library services or a related field that involves the collection of reference materials assistance to users.
  • Expertise in managing subject collections and electronic resources.
  • Experience working with digital repository systems.
  • Reference experience with expertise in social sciences.
  • Experience with government documents and legal references.
  • Experience with website design and development including familiarity with web-authoring tools.
  • Experience with management of technology-based library services and electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library services.
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues in the electronic environment.
  • Familiarity with metadata standards, Dublin Core, electronic collections and institutional repository policies and procedures.
  • Familiarity with best practices relating to audio visual materials.
  • Ability to plan, initiate and implement effective programs, projects and services.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to speak on bibliographic and library-related topics to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of ethical standards of information services.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication, professionalism, quality assurance, adaptability, dependability, and initiative.
  • Fluency in standard American English is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A subject degree in a discipline in the social or health sciences is preferred.
  • Grant writing experience is desirable.
  • Experience with relational database applications such as SQL or Access is preferred.
  • Foreign languages are a plus.
  • Knowledge of Section 508 Accessibility Standards.
  • Familiarity with publications and resources from fields of victimology, criminology, psychology, social work, or similar areas a plus.
  • Familiarity with the challenges of the special library is preferred.

Physical Activities
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have excellent computer usage skills, including familiarity with the use of bibliographic databases and the internet. The individual should also know and easily generate work products in MS office suite.


Telework Eligibility
This position may be able to work remotely no more than one day per week after completing a satisfactory probationary period.

Location
Washington, DC. The office is located near Metrorail stations on the red line, blue line, silver line, and orange line, and several Metrobus stops. Secure on-site parking is also available.

Other Information

  • A criminal background check is required
  • You will need to complete an initial probationary term contingent on training performance
  • This is an FLSA exempt position and salary begins at $70k/year
  • This position will occasionally require off site work beyond business hours in the evenings and on the weekends.

The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The National Center encourages all qualified applicants to apply, especially those who identify as a member of a minority or underserved group. We value diversity and are committed to an inclusive workforce.

The National Center offers an excellent benefits package including; health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.

All applicants must include a resume and a cover letter that outlines their unique qualifications for this position. References must be able to speak to your professional skills and competencies Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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The National Center for Victims of Crime is a great place to work!

The National Center offers a challenging and rewarding professional career opportunity. We also set aside some time to have fun, such as during our annual summer retreat and annual winter holiday gathering.

Our office is located in Washington, DC. We are a short walk from the Dupont Circle, Farragut North, Farragut West, and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metrorail stations, as well as several Metrobus stops. Our building also has a parking garage.

We offer comprehensive benefits to full-time employees, such as:
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield health insurance coverage (PPO medical, dental, vision, and pharmaceutical) for employees and their spouses, domestic partners, and children 
  • 401(k)plan with generous 4% matching and 3% non-elective contributions 
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance coverage 
  • Life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance coverage 
  • Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical and dependent care expenses 
  • Section 132(f) pre-tax transportation program for qualified mass transit and parking expenses 
  • 3 to 4 weeks of vacation leave, 12 days of sick leave, and 2 days of personal leave per year 
  • 11 paid holidays per year 

The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity employer.



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