Victim Services Specialist

Victim Services Specialist


Our Mission and Vision:

The LGBTQ Center of Durham ( is a community center committed to supporting and celebrating LGBTQIA+ individuals in and around Durham, NC.

We are committed to improving the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people in and around Durham:

  • through programming, resources, and networks of support;
  • by acting as a hub for Durham’s LGBTQ+ community;
  • by educating our neighbors in order to enhance understanding of and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ issues.

Our vision is to create a community where all LGBTQ+ lived experiences are affirmed, supported, and celebrated.

General Description:

Located in downtown Durham, North Carolina, the Center has a staff of seven (7 full-time), a ten-member Board of Directors and an annual operating budget of approximately $750,000.

This position is funded through the 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 Victim Services Specialist provides advocacy services to QTBIPOC survivors of intimate partner violence and contributes to capacity building efforts across the Durham community, regionally, and statewide across NC. The Specialist will provide assessment, case management, crisis intervention, 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 Victim Services Specialist 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.

Work experience requirements:

  • 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 2 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 Victim Services Specialist must be received by Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

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 [email protected], or mail both items to:

LGBTQ Center of Durham
attn: Job Opportunities
114 Hunt Street
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 [email protected] to learn more.