Director of Survivor Advocacy Programs


Director of Survivor Advocacy Programs

We are seeking a Director of Survivor Advocacy Programs who works as a leader and innovator in care and service needs of homicide survivors. Reporting to this position Subordinate staff includes homicide survivor supervisor, death notification advocates, administrative staff, and volunteers.  Service areas include Baltimore City, Baltimore and Prince George’s Counties, MD. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment that emphasizes innovation through new ideas, striving for excellence through teamwork and partnerships and learning for continuous improvement.


About Roberta’s House


A career with Roberta’s House offers the opportunity to get involved in important advocacy social services. The mission of Roberta’s House Survivor Advocacy Program ensures all family members of homicide victims (survivors) are treated with dignity and respect and provided with the services, information and support they need, throughout their involvement in the system.  The program aims to meet the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical needs of survivors (survivors) to minimize the trauma, re-victimization and the impact of the criminal justice system on those citizens who have been traumatized by homicide.


Benefits Offered to Director of Survivor Advocacy Program


Medical Insurance and Fringe Benefits


Employment Type


Full-Time, exempt status, some weekend and evening hours are required


Duties and Responsibilities


The Director develops and oversee community development of effective assessment tools that identify best practices, strengthen case management, follow-up and referral protocols, identify and enhance service gaps in primary and secondary survivor services; recruit, hire and train staff, monitor budget and maintain electronic report database system to ensure timely, accurate reporting.  This position develops and strengthens interdisciplinary, collaborative partnerships. A multidisciplinary collaboration may include, but not be limited to local and state enforcement entities, child and adult protective personnel, language/speech interpreters, forensic medical examiners, chaplains, victim advocate groups, mental health facilities, non-profit organizations and the education system serving homicide survivors.  The Director develops and implements program-level training/initiatives, strategies and performance metrics which support engagement, communication, coordination, and collaboration efforts. The Director represents the employer by attending meetings, making presentations, providing information, and collaborating with stakeholders, local/state agencies and federal partners. 

The Director works under the general direction of the Executive Director of Roberta’s House and has substantial autonomy for use of proactive initiative and independent judgment.

Knowledge and Abilities

  1. Possess critical thinking skills to understand and interpret complex program demands, legislation and regulations; knowledge of strategic planning and project management
  2. Experience working directly with survivors of homicide or crime victim advocacy; especially experience working in community-based services, and demonstrated understanding of the needs of survivors
  3. Ability to manage complex timelines, meet deadlines, coordinate multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize tasks
  4. Ability to manage, monitor grants and budgets, prepare financial reports, ensure compliance with all requirements
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from different cultural and class backgrounds, across generations, and enhance face-to-face interactions with survivors and their families
  6. Ability to foster a culture that recruits, retains and recognizes highly qualified staff and volunteers
  7. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Outlook
  8. Bi-lingual skill in English and Spanish is highly desirable
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills; have strong facilitation skills
  10. Valid driver’s license and use of reliable, private transportation


  1. Current Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Health, Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Sociology or Psychology from an accredited college or university  
  2. Progressive experience in social work, case management, human services in a non-profit, public safety or similar environment
  3. A minimum of six (6) years of progressively responsible management experience in social work, mental health, public safety, non-profit advocacy or related environment.




LCSW-C, LCSW, LGSW, R.N., related professional certification and membership(s)




$58,770 to 65,000 – per year, commensurate with education and professional experience


Conditions of Employment


If not previously completed, a background security investigation is required. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.  In addition, if hired, a background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time. Applicants are advised that all information concerning qualifications is subject to investigation. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection and/or appropriate adverse action. The salary and benefits are competitive and paid solely from available grant funds.

Roberta’s House is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law. 


Submit Resume - Principals only


Email resume and letter of interest to:    

U.S. mail or electronic submission must be received by May 12, 2017, 5 PM 

Fax documents to: 410-343-7928; Mail resume and letter of interest to:

Roberta’s House

Attn:  Executive Director

2510 St. Paul Street, 1st Floor

Baltimore, MD 21218
Roberta’s House is an equal opportunity employer without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.



Follow Me on Instagram