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We are the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Please join us as we forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Senior Program Associate (full-time)

The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking an experienced victim services professional to work on projects to strengthen the field of victim response. 

Because the National Center’s projects are collaborative, the Program Associate should be able to work as part of a team while also being responsible for individual task management and completion.  This position will report to the National Center’s Public Policy Director.

  • Measuring the provision of crime victim services nationwide.

  • Promoting engagement by the broader victim services field in National Center projects through social media, Webinars, networking, etc.

  • Researching current issues relating to the provision of victim services and program management.

  • Assisting in surveys of victim service providers.

  • Contributing to reports.

  • Assisting in grant writing.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • A minimum of five years experience in victim services, both direct assistance and program management, serving victims of varied crimes.

  • Experience working in collaborative bodies at the local, state, or national levels (such as coalitions, committees, task forces, etc.) to address issues of common concern.

  • An advanced degree (MA, MS, MSW, etc.) or significant work experience in lieu of an advanced degree.

  • Strong research and writing capabilities.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Commitment to the rights and dignities of all victims.

  • Knowledge of or experience working with marginalized populations including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQI populations.

Salary: $55,000 - $60,000

Benefits:  Generous benefits are offered to full-time employees, including health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, disability insurance, life insurance, and four weeks of vacation leave a year.

Location:  The position is located in our office in Washington, DC. We are located near several Metrorail stations on the red, blue, and orange lines.

To apply: Send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to:

National Center for Victims of Crime
Attn: Public Policy
2000 M Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20036

Due to the volume of applications received, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.