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Employment Opportunities

We are excited that you are considering the House of Ruth Maryland (HRM) for your career plans. Please take a moment to review the job opportunities that are available. You may email or submit your cover letter and resume to:

House of Ruth Maryland
2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Attn: Human Resources
jobs@hruthmd.org
Fax: (410) 889-2130

Your resume will be reviewed by the hiring manager and you may be contacted to schedule an interview.

In some cases, you may not hear from us right away, which may indicate that we do not have a position that would match your skills. However, we will keep your resume on file for six months should something become available.

If you do not get the job you applied for please continue to visit our website as new positions are posted frequently.

AA/EOE

Please, no phone calls


Associate Director of Development (Full-time with benefits package)

The House of Ruth Maryland, the state’s most comprehensive direct service and advocacy organization serving victims of intimate partner violence, is seeking an Associate Director of Development to join its team. The House of Ruth Maryland is a highly regarded non-profit organization with a $6.5 million annual budget.

As a member of the agency’s Senior Staff, the Associate Director of Development is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Development Department and supervision of staff. The Associate Director assists in developing the Development Department budget and agency fundraising goals and strategies and is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s Annual Giving Program. The Associate Director manages a minimum of four signature annual fundraising events and oversees 3rd party events, fostering relationships with sponsors and donors, as well as supporting the work of event committees and volunteers. The Associate Director is responsible for quality assurance oversight of the donor database.

Qualifications:

BA degree plus 3-5 years fundraising experience required, including donor relations, direct mail and special events. Some supervisory or managerial experience a plus. Experience working with databases, specifically Raiser’s Edge, and strong computer skills. Excellent communication skills are essential, including ability to facilitate complex, sensitive, and confidential interactions involving Board members, donors, vendors, volunteers, and agency staff. Able to focus and produce under pressure while maintaining composure and directing the efforts of others. Able to understand intimate partner violence and how it impacts victims. Proven track record of working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.

The House of Ruth Maryland offers a competitive salary in addition to a benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, paid leave, and voluntary life and disability insurance. All candidates must pass a criminal background check prior to hire.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:

House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
2201 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Email: jobs@hruthmd.org
Fax: 1-866-599-8587

No Phone Calls Please!
EOE


Bilingual Research Internship – MUST BE BILINGUAL IN SPANISH/ENGLISH

8 to 16 hours/wk with an 8 month commitment REQUIRED

The Bilingual Research Associate will oversee a qualitative research project to engage Baltimore City’s Latino communities (hereafter referred to as “the community”) in a process to solicit feedback about strategies to improve services, increase the agency’s visibility in the community and how to best mobilize the Latino community to end intimate partner violence.

The goals of the project are to:

  • Increase community members’ knowledge of intimate partner violence,
  • Provide program developers with the priorities of the community members so they can effectively design culturally competent services,
  • Increase the connection, trust and mutual understanding between the community and agency staff.

Qualifications:

Ability to communicate orally and in writing in both Spanish & English. Bachelors degree in a human service or science related and some graduate courses in the same. Computer literate (MS Word, internet, e-mail), including the ability to search and retrieve information from the internet. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Ability to take initiative, to work with people of diverse backgrounds and to work without direct supervision. Ability to understand intimate partner violence and how it affects the client population. Knowledge of Latino community and resources in Baltimore City is preferred. Must have a genuine interest in Baltimore City’s Latino community, care about the well-being of its members and have the capacity to communicate that caring.

Please submit your expression of interest to Jesus Rivera at jrivera@hruthmd.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Infant and Toddler Teacher (Part-time with Benefits)       

The Infant/Toddler teacher is responsible for the day-to-day care of toddlers in the classroom.  She plans creative, educational, fun activities for them as well as addresses their basic needs.

Qualifications: 

Must be 20 years old or older.  High school diploma or GED required, some college preferred. 90 hour Early Childhood Education certificate and 45 hour Infant/Toddler certificate required.  One (1) year experience working with infants and/or toddlers.  Knowledgeable about the impact of intimate partner violence and trauma on child development, behavior and on their families.

Duties: 

  • Engages parents and provides nurturing and comfort to children.
  • Creates and implements weekly lesson plans for toddlers.
  • Ensures cleanliness, proper arrangement, organization and stimulation in indoor/outdoor play areas.
  • Writes daily reports to parents detailing sleeping, eating and diapering activities for the day.
  • Ensures that parents sign their children in and out of child care using the form provided.
  • Tracks inventory of toddler age appropriate toys and educational materials and informs the Assistant Director when supplies are low.
  • Assists in the sorting, storage and distribution of children’s program donations.
  • Provides care for children ages 0-5 in the evening when there are adult shelter activities.
  • Participates in relationship based practice and reflective supervision.
  • Coordinates volunteer schedules and maintains volunteer records for the classroom.
  • Attends and participates in weekly staff meeting and trainings appropriate to this position.
  • Enroll in the Maryland State Child Care Credentialing Program, complete 12 hours of continuing education a year following the state guidelines and maintain CPR/First Aid certification.

Legal Advocate (Temporary, Full Time, No Benefits, immediate start with end date 9/30/14)

The lethality assessment legal advocate provides first contact to victims of domestic violence seeking protective orders, peace orders, and divorce and custody cases. The legal advocate provides legal information, referrals, safety planning, criminal court accompaniment, and advocacy to victims of domestic violence. The advocate participates in the identification of systemic obstacles for victims of domestic violence, and assists in formulating a plan and strategies for the removal of those obstacles.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree, law degree, or equivalent advocacy experience. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and ability to assist and advocate on behalf of victims of domestic violence in various environments. Ability to travel and rotate among HRM offices and courthouse offices as needed. Ability to work in fast paced environment. Computer literate (MS Word, internet, e-mail). Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including clients, House of Ruth Staff, and members of the community.  Ability to work with limited supervision.  Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intakes and provide legal information, referral, safety planning, and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence.
  • Assist victims of domestic violence to complete petitions for protective and peace orders, modifications and other documents.
  • Accompany victims of domestic violence to criminal court proceedings when they are the victim/witnesses.  Provide advocacy, support, and information to victim.
  • Work with victims, prosecutors and police to develop strategies to improve criminal justice outcomes.
  • Travel to all courthouse offices to assist attorneys by conducting intakes, answering phones, and other duties as assigned.
  • Complete requirements of all grants, including written reports in a timely manner.
  • Publicize and educate victims of domestic violence about services offered.
  • Advocate orally and in writing on behalf of victims of domestic violence in various environments.
  • Assist in trial preparation under the supervision of an attorney.
  • Accurately conduct conflicts checks for persons seeking services from the legal clinic. 
  • Accurately input and retrieve information from Clinic database in a timely manner.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of family and domestic violence law.
  • Develop and maintain liaisons with court personnel, community, criminal justice system and other agencies that assist victims of domestic violence.
  • Conduct follow-up surveys and research inquiries regarding efficacy of representation service.

Preschool Teacher (Part Time with Benefits)

The Child Care Teacher-Preschool is responsible for the day-to-day care of children ages 6 weeks – 5 years in the classroom planning creative, educational, fun activities for them as well as addresses their basic needs. 

Qualifications: 

Must be 20 years old or older.  Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or related major preferred AND 90 hour Early Childhood Education certificate required.  Two years experience may be substituted for the AA degree. Must have one (1) year experience working in the child care field and be knowledgeable about the impact of domestic violence and trauma on child development, behavior and on families.   

Essential Duties: 

  • Develops and implements weekly lesson plans for the afternoon preschoolers and for children of varying ages in the evening.
  • Provides nurturing and comfort to children.
  • Ensures cleanliness, proper arrangement, organization and stimulation in indoor/outdoor learning environments.
  • Writes daily reports to parents detailing sleeping, eating and diapering activities for infants and toddlers in her care
  • Takes attendance daily and gives data to the Asst. Director of the WCDC.

ONLY APPLICANTS WITH BOTH THE 90 HOUR AND/OR ASSOCIATES DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OR 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE WILL BE CONSIDERED.


Staff Attorney, Prince Georges County

Full Time with Benefits

The POARP Staff Attorney advises and represents victims of domestic violence in Protection or Peace Order proceedings in Prince Georges County, and in related matters such as contempt, modification and extension proceedings.  The POARP Staff Attorney is responsible for the efficient administration of the POARP courthouse office by insuring that walk-in clients are seen and advised of their legal rights promptly, that all clients requesting representation be accepted or rejected promptly, by maintaining cordial and professional relationships with all courthouse staff, and by providing timely reporting of services provided for funding reports.  The POARP Staff Attorney works to improve the system of justice for victims of domestic violence by attending community, bar and civic meetings regarding domestic violence related concerns, participating in research and impact litigation efforts, and by supporting the work of the long-term litigation attorneys and managing attorneys of the DVLC.

Qualifications:

Staff attorney must be licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland.  Staff attorney must be able to learn and litigate civil and domestic law.  Familiarity with criminal law helpful.  Staff attorney must be able to advocate effectively for victims of domestic violence and have a demonstrated commitment to legal services. Staff attorney must be able to write effectively and utilize computer technologies (MS Word, internet, e-mail).  Staff attorney must be able and willing to travel among HRM offices and courthouse offices.  Staff attorney must be able and willing to implement management decisions that s/he has not participated in making.  Interest in litigating divorce and custody cases, as well as appellate cases desired. Bilingual (Spanish and English) is highly preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-quality representation to victims of domestic violence in Protective Order and Peace Order hearings.
  • Provide legal information, referral and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence.
  • Meet intake and representation goals as set by the Clinic Director.
  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of family and domestic violence law, and best litigation practices.
  • Learn to perform conflicts checks and input client data onto computer database.
  • Complete requirements of all grants, including written reports in a timely manner.
  • Create and maintain a clean and efficient walk-in courthouse office.
  • Insure that the courthouse office has working office equipment, supplies and resource materials for victims.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise students, interns and volunteers to provide victim advocacy services and office support.
  • Provide timely data for all reports required by all funding sources, including regular written reports.
  • Conduct follow-up surveys and research inquiries regarding the efficacy of representation services.
  • Maintain liaisons with community and criminal justice agencies.
  • Assist in training and technical assistance to staff of criminal justice agencies including police, states' attorneys, probation officers and court personnel and other agencies as requested.
  • Recruit and maintain pro bono attorneys.
  • Provide court accompaniment to clients within the criminal justice system.



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