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Associate Program Director, Center for Victim Research (CVR)

Associate Program Director, Center for Victim Research (CVR)

The Center for Victim Research (CVR), within the National Center for Victims of Crime, is a product of a collaborative effort led by the Justice Research and Statistics Association and including Urban Institute. The Center for Victim Research was created to meet a need identified by the Office for Victims of Crime through its Vision 21 Initiative: the need for increased statistical data, evidence-based practices, and program evaluation to guide victim service providers, policymakers, and funders. NCVC’s role in this project includes promoting CVR to victim service providers, developing and maintaining an online library of victim research, and networking with other efforts promoting an evidence-informed response to victims.

The Program Director will be a dynamic champion of quality response to crime victims, with an interest in promoting the use of research, data, and evaluation by victim service providers. The ideal candidate will be well-connected with the victim advocacy community and have experience with project management.


The CVR Program Director reports to the Executive Director and directly supervises Research Librarian, the Research Liaison, and the Podcast Producer.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage an internal team working to implement and promote the Center for Victim Research;
  • Manage internal project budget;
  • Monitor the victim services field for insights, opportunities, and challenges to inform and develop the Center for Victim Research;
  • Collaborate with other national partners implementing the Center for Victim Research, offering assistance and input;
  • Develop and implement a system to gather performance metrics;
  • Lead weekly internal team meetings, participate in weekly full team telephone meetings;
  • Provide direction and promote collaboration across National Center projects as assigned.


  • Advanced degree in an area of importance to crime victim services;
  • Deep understanding of the historical background, challenges, workload, and needs in crime victim services profession, especially related to participating in research and evaluation;
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in crime victim service or advocacy;
  • Significant project management experience;
  • Experience supervising others’ work;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced, nonprofit environment;
  • Proven track record of juggling multiple priorities simultaneously and taking initiative.


  • Familiarity with the structure and background of the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and the requirements of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

Work Environment:

Location: Arlington, VA. Anticipated work schedule is flexible, with core office hours of 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday with some flexibility if the position allows and on-call hours as needed. The office is located near Metrorail stations on the Orange and Silver lines. Secure on-site parking is also available.

The office is located in a building with wheelchair accessible features such as ADA compliant exterior doors and elevators. Staff work in an open environment with shared spaces and moderate noise volume.

Physical Demands:

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 50 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Hours:

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Weekend and overtime work will occasionally be required.


This position will require occasional travel to the Metro DC area for meetings.

Other Information:

  • This position requires a criminal background check and is an FLSA exempt position.
  • The salary for this position begins at $75,000-$95,000.
  • This position allows telework up to three days per week, after a successful probationary period.

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.

How To Apply:

All applicants must include a resume, cover letter that outlines their unique qualifications for this position, and a writing sample to careers@victimsofcrime.org with the words “CVR” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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 Arlington, VA. We are a short walk from the Virginia Square-GMU Metrorail station. 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.