Project Director NC LGBTQ DVRI

Project Director - NC LGBTQ Domestic Violence Response Initiative

Funded through September 2023 and anticipated to renew until September 2025.

Our Mission:

The LGBTQ Center of Durham supports LGBTQ+ people through services, programming, resources, and support networks that center their well-being and allows them to thrive.

General Description:

Located in downtown Durham, North Carolina, the Center has a staff of fifteen, an eight-member Board of Directors and an annual operating budget of approximately $2,000,000.

This position is funded through the Governor’s Crime Commission and is a continuation of LGBTQ Domestic Violence Response Initiative. The goal of the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Response Initiative (LGBTQ DVRI) is to enhance the capacity of communities in North Carolina (NC) to respond to domestic violence experienced by QTBIPOC folks by creating safe, effective, and culturally relevant services.

The Project Director provides strategic vision and guidance to the project while supervising the three regional victim services specialists. Specialists offer advocacy services to QTBIPOC survivors of intimate partner violence and contribute to capacity building efforts across across NC (specialists are located in the Triangle, Asheville, and the Coast). The Project Director will oversee assessment, capacity building, program implementation, cultural competency, coordinate advocacy services, and participate in a leadership capacity within the organization and community-wide in service of the project’s scope of work and on behalf of survivors of all ages.

The Project Director position is considered full time, non-exempt in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, and requires regular hours as well as frequent evenings and weekends.

This grant is funded through September 30, 2023 and is up for renewal.

Work experience requirements:

  • Knowledge of OVW and GCC best practices and reporting requirements.
  • Experience supervising professionals.
  • Experience working with individuals who have experienced intimate partner and sexual violence.
  • Experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and have significant mental health needs.
  • Lived experience as a racial minority or significant experience working with communities of color.
  • Lived experience as an LGBTQ+ person or significant experience working with LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Knowledge of Victim Advocacy practices, policies, procedures, and governing legislation, including VAWA laws, nationally and in NC preferred, but not required.

Education Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in social work, counseling, or similar, or 5 or more years of experience in relevant anti-violence settings required.
  • Graduate degree in social work or a closely related field strongly preferred.

To see the full job description, click here.

Instructions to apply:

All applications for the Project Director must be received by Monday, November 28, 2022.

To ensure a complete application, we strongly encourage you to use our application page to apply for this position. Alternatively, you may email a formal cover letter and your resume to, or mail both items to:

LGBTQ Center of Durham
attn: Job Opportunities
112 W. Main St, Floor 2
Durham NC 27701.

We will not review incomplete applications. Given the number of anticipated applications, we request that you follow-up by email only -- no phone calls, please.

For questions, contact to learn more.