Employment Opportunities


Request for Proposals: Regional Child & Youth Advocacy Project Coordination

The Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence seeks to engage a contractor to provide leadership and coordination for a regional project that provides supportive services to promote healing and increase safety and well-being for children and adults impacted by sexual harm or/and intimate partner violence in northeastern Vermont, as well as education and prevention strategies for adults, youth and children.
This project is funded by a federal Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program grant through the Office on Violence Against Women, which funds the project for three years.

Remote, with work space available at the Vermont Network Office in Montpelier and in-person meetings in northeastern Vermont starting later in 2021 or whenever the Vermont Network’s COVID safety protocols allow.

Contract Terms
Hours are flexible but duties require availability during regular business hours, at an estimated average of approximately 20 hours per week through September, 2023.

Proposal Process
Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to receive more information. Parties should follow up with a written proposal outlining their capacity to accomplish this project. Proposals should not exceed $35,000 per year, inclusive of all annual expenses, and should detail qualifications and relevant experience and include references.

Letters of interest and proposals should be submitted by email to Chani Waterhouse, Director of Member Relations chani@vtnetwork.org and Amy Torchia atorchia1965@yahoo.com
The process will remain open until a contract is finalized.

Special Consideration
Priority will be given to proposals from individuals or consulting entities owned by individuals who identify as a person of color. BIPOC applicants are encouraged to identify as such in their proposal.

1. Provide leadership and coordinate project implementation to ensure Vermont’s Rural Project fulfills its stated goals, objectives, outcomes and deliverables, through a multi-organization collaboration. (please submit a letter of interest to receive more information about Rural Project grant goals)

a. Support local project workgroups to establish and implement written advocacy and collaboration agreements;
b. Provide and/or coordinate technical assistance and training on serving children and youth, especially LGBTQ youth, and understanding mental health and substance use disorders, to support capacity-building of grant partners and other local and statewide entities;
c. Provide leadership in mental health partnerships to provide Child Parent Psychotherapy within the project area;
d. Lead and oversee development and delivery of cross-trainings with mental health and addiction providers and others;
e. Orient new project staff within project partner organizations and support the accomplishment of professional development plans for project staff;
f. Support the use of project outcome measures to assess progress;
g. Coordinate and facilitate learning communities and leadership meetings;
h. Act as a liaison with all project partners;
i. Provide timely program reports;
j. Attend state-level meetings relevant to the project, including Vermont’s Minor Human Trafficking Workgroup and Child and Family Trauma Workgroup.

2. Co-coordinate and co-facilitate the Vermont Network’s Youth Advocacy Task Force, a statewide learning community for child- and youth-focused advocates working within Vermont Network member organizations.

3. Provide expert consultation to the Vermont Network in support of its mission and goals.

4. Collaborate with designated Vermont Network staff or consultants through regular meetings to ensure information flow and coordination of activities.


  • Any combination of experience and education equal to a Bachelors of Arts or Science Degree in one of the human services or related fields;
  • Knowledge of child development, trauma and relational healing/resilience frameworks, and how children and youth experience sexual harm and intimate partner violence;
  • Experience in child / youth advocacy and youth empowerment;
  •  A demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work and ending violence, especially in the lives of children and youth;
  • Knowledge of Vermont’s social service and community organizations focused on children, youth and families, especially those impacted by sexual harm and intimate partner violence;
  • Experience in organizational capacity building;
  • A minimum of four years volunteer or professional experience in a field relative to the position;
  • Ability and commitment to work collaboratively to achieve goals;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent group facilitation skills.

The Vermont Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, ability, or national origin. The Vermont Network seeks and supports a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural work place for the benefit of our organization, our work and our movement to end gender-based violence. We strongly encourage applicants from racially or ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ communities, and individuals with disabilities to apply for open positions and contractual work.

For more information Contact Chani Waterhouse at 802-793-4187 or chani@vtnetwork.org or Amy Torchia atorchia1965@yahoo.com