Employment at DCRC

Legal Advocate


Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) is seeking a Bilingual Legal Advocate to provide assistance to victims of intimate partner and sexual violence seeking assistance through the civil and criminal justice systems.  This position is located at our Family Justice Center (FJC) location. DCRC staff at the FJC provide a range of services including crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, information and referrals and client focused safety assessments and risk management plans.  Successful applicant will join a team of legal advocates to:

  • Provide case management services and crisis intervention to victims and survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

  • Assist with the electronic filing of protective orders.

  • Provide assistance navigating civil and criminal justice systems.

  • Provide Court orientation, criminal justice advocacy and support including accompanying victims during court proceedings.

  • Collaborate with Court personnel including clerks and judges, the DA’s office and other partners to ensure services are streamlined.

  • Advocate on behalf of clients with the District Attorney’s Office, Civil Court, Durham Police Department, Durham County Sheriff, Department of Social Services and other social service agencies. 

  • Provide comprehensive safety assessments and client focused risk management plans.

  • Participate in staff meetings, community meetings and relevant trainings and other professional development opportunities.  

  • Assist victims with filing claims for crime victim compensation.

  • Serve as part of on-call rotation for lethality assessment program.

  • Training/supporting volunteers assisting in providing advocacy in the court system.

  • Maintain timely and accurate case records including data entry into a computerized case management system.

  • Various other duties to be determined by supervisor.

Required skills/experience:  Fluency in Spanish.  Degree in Social Work, Human Services or related field along with a minimum two years’ experience providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and/or other crimes and knowledge of legal advocacy. Strong collaboration, communication, and teamwork skills needed.  Experience working effectively with a diverse population and a commitment to anti-oppression models of service. Competency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Commitment to the mission of the organization required.


Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) is not-for-profit agency that works with the community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support and prevention.


Send resume and cover letter to jobs@durhamcrisisresponse.org

penniesforCHANGE Store Manager-Part Time


penniesforCHANGE is a program of the Durham Crisis Response Center, a non-profit local agency providing programs and services for survivors of domestic, sexual and family violence and human trafficking.  The store’s role is to generate unrestricted funds, provide merchandise to clients as needed and serve as community outreach for the agency. The store environment is a collegial, creative, and warm; staff and volunteers work together to process donations and ensure donors, clients and customers are well received and thanked for their support.


Pennies for Change is seeking a seasoned individual who is passionate and knowledgeable

about women’s fashion! Manager is responsible for overseeing front retail operations including stock, pricing, display, and day to day management of store.  Includes supervision and training of part-time staff and volunteers. Duties also include donation operations to include responsibility for incoming donations, including regular pickups at consignment shops. Donation Triage according to store standards and needs. Manage store merchandise for seasonality. Act as the lead for in store special events (6-8 per year). Manager assumes all oversight when Director is not available.


Qualifications: Experience with retail staffing, store and financial management. Microsoft computer competency, customer service focus, and ability to work in a creative environment where work load varies considerably given unpredictable donation volume. Spanish fluency is desired, though not required.


This position will work 24-28 hours, 3 days per week from open to close (weekend work may be required on limited basis). Hourly wage based on experience. After 30 days of employment, this position will earn prorated holiday and sick time, and a 25% store discount. Access to Aflac insurance.  To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@durhamcrisisresponse.org

Evening Shelter Relief Case Manager


Durham Crisis Response Center is located in Durham and is the sole provider of comprehensive shelter and supportive services for those in need of help in the aftermath of domestic, sexual and family violence and human trafficking. We are seeking an Evening Shelter Relief Case Manager to maintain a safe, confidential environment for clients staying in shelter. Providing overnight direct support to clients and their children, the key responsibilities are:


  • Crisis intervention, safety support services, and advocacy;

  • Conducting initial shelter screen and intake for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence;

  • Orienting new shelter residents and maintains client records; 

  • Monitoring residents in community living, addresses environmental and client concerns;

  • Documents relevant shift information nightly and provides verbal “briefing” to shift staff, on-call staff, and back up as needed.

  • Providing support for volunteers, as needed.  


Required skills/experience:  Degree in human services field or equivalent experience.  Strong written and verbal communication skills.  One year of experience working with survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence preferred, with a commitment to the mission and core values of DCRC.  Experience working effectively with diverse populations, demonstrated experience applying an anti-oppression lens and a commitment to social justice required. Ability to maintain health and safety regulations at the shelter. Ability to work independently. Must be punctual, reliable and understand client/staff boundaries.

This position is an hourly position, $15-$16/hr, with evening overnight hours until end of January 2022. DCRC received additional state funding for shelter services due to COVID-19. Send letter and resume to jobs@durhamcrisisresponse.org.

Administrative & Grants Coordinator

Durham Crisis Response Center is seeking a full time Administrative & Grants Coordinator. This newly created position is critical to the day-to-day operations of the agency. With exceptional communication, organization and problem-solving skills the Administrative & Grants Coordinator will handle office duties including answering and routing incoming calls, supporting the agency’s grant’s management process and assisting with financial procedures.

Key responsibilities of the position include:

  • Confidential administrative support for key members of the leadership team

  • Data entry and file maintenance

  • Maintain supply inventory

  • Maintain a calendar of grants and assisting with reports

  • Researching grant opportunities and assisting with applications

  • Assisting with compiling supportive documentation for reports

  • Working with staff to develop and submit grant applications

  • QuickBooks entries

  • Maintain employee files

    Required skills and experience: High School Diploma or equivalent degree required. Associate Degree or higher preferred. Previous administrative support experience. Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite. Strong task and time management skills. Basic math skills and understanding of basic financial concepts.

    Preferred skills and experience: Knowledge of government grants highly desirable. QuickBooks experience a plus.

    To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@durhamcrisisresponse.org.















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