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Freedom House does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Freedom House will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unrelated to the ability to perform one’s job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. Employment with Freedom House is employment-at-will, meaning it is voluntarily entered into, and may be terminated at any time, without or with cause, by the employee or by Freedom House.

How to Apply

Submit the following:

1) Application  2) Resume   3) Cover Letter

send to: 440 Elm Place, Princeton IL 61356 – Attn: [Executive Director or Program Manager]

or email to: [the manager listed within the job description]

Position

Advocate

Program

Domestic Violence

Direct Report

D.V. Program Manager, Operations

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

02/26/2020

Job Description

This position is available March 1st. Full-time position (Second Shift, Monday – Friday 3 p.m.-11 p.m.)

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a full time advocate. This key position is responsible for delivering direct services and initial/ongoing advocacy-based case management to domestic violence victims and their children. Victim-centered advocacy will be provided with a goal of supporting the individual needs of the clients. The advocate will work with the victim on current issues, provide domestic violence education, and collaborate with clients to develop individualized safety plans and tailored service plans. The advocate will fully support the agency’s mission, philosophy, and values by exhibiting professionalism, confidentiality, excellence, competence, teamwork, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to the communities/persons served and accountability/ownership.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide case management to shelter clients, as well as non-residential clients to assist development and implementation of a service plan, including but not limited to, seeking housing, education, employment and childcare.
  • Mandatory on-call rotation.
  • Providing Domestic Violence Education.
  • Outreach to clients in a variety of settings that may include courts, hospitals or other social service agencies.
  • Listening, validating, and providing support during crisis-intervention.
  • Shelter and inventory upkeep.
  • Documenting direct client services in case files while maintaining and managing confidential client files according to internal and external requirements.
  • Maintaining ethical boundaries with clients.

Other Responsiblities

  • Routine contact and follow up with referral sources.
  • Collaboration with outside sources and agencies which may include public education presentations.
  • Supports and follows agency policies and procedures; complies with confidentiality policies.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Serve as a Mandated Reporter.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Manager.

Supervisory

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities currently associated with this function unless otherwise assigned by Program Manager.

Preserving Freedom House’s Mission

  • Serving as a public representative of the organization to build awareness of and commitment to Freedom House’s mission and work
  • Actively reinforcing organizational culture and agreements; maintain good relations with staff members and abide by all agency confidentiality policies

Qualifications / Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in social/human services or at least three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Demonstrated skills with crisis situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer software applicants utilized by the agency, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong leadership qualities and experience
  • Ability to represent the agency professionally and effectively in a variety of settings
  • Experience, ability, and willingness to communicate and work well with survivors from a variety of racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds and with various religious beliefs, life styles, sexual orientations, age variances and differing abilities
  • Successful completion of 60 hour combined Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault training by an ICDVP certified training site
  • Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of insurance
  • Ability to comply and pass a background check including drug testing
  • Flexibility with work schedule as may vary to client and/or agency needs

Application process:

Download a copy of the Freedom House application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org  Send a cover letter, the completed application, and a resume decribing work experience, education, salary history, and references to:

DV Program Manager – confidential

Freedom House, 440 Elm Place, Princeton, IL  61356

Or email the application and resume to the following (MSWord, or PDF attachments):   akillian@freedomhouseillinois.com

Incomplete applications and those without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

Freedom House does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status of sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Freedom House will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unrelated to the ability to perform one’s job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. Employment with Freedom House is employment-at-will, meaning it is voluntarily entered into, and may be terminated at any time, without or with cause, by the employee or by Freedom House. Posting this notice does create a commitment by Freedom House to fill the position.

Position

Volunteer Coordinator

Program

Sexual Violence

Direct Report

S.V. Program Manager

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

06/01/2020

Job Description

This position is available July 1st. Full-time position.

Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence agency with offices in Princeton and Kewanee, is searching for a volunteer coordinator. This key position is responsible for recruiting, training, managing, motivating, inspiring, and retaining our organization’s volunteers. The goal is to ensure that our organization is always staffed with the best and most reliable individuals, and that they are properly used for the fulfilment of our mission. The volunteer coordinator will fully support the agency’s mission, philosophy, and values by exhibiting professionalism, confidentiality, excellence, competence, teamwork, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to the communities/persons served and accountability/ownership.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the volunteer coordinator will include, but are not limited to:

  • Serving as a public representative of the organization, including cultivating relationships with community members, prospective volunteers and supporters to build awareness of and commitment to Freedom House’s volunteer programming.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and expansion of the organization’s database of volunteers; recruit, develop, track and support agency volunteers.
  • Organizing and directing the sixty-hour agency volunteer training program.
  • Documenting volunteer training and services in carefully and fully maintained individual volunteer files.
  • Supervising direct-service volunteers quarterly through in-person contact.
  • Conducting volunteer meetings at least four (4) times per year for purposes of continuing education.
  • Updating volunteers on local procedures, changes in laws, and other current information on a quarterly basis.
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as directed by the supervisor.
  • Supervising volunteers during nightly medical on-call rotations and serving as a reserve to coverage.
  • Data entry, including collecting and entering data in databases and maintaining accurate records.
  • Actively reinforcing organizational culture and agreements; maintaining good relations with staff members and all confidentiality policies of the organization.
  • Maintaining agency records and work space in an orderly fashion.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supporting the Mission of Freedom House

  • Serving as a public representative of the organization to build awareness of and commitment to Freedom House’s mission and work
  • Actively reinforcing organizational culture and agreements; maintain good relations with staff members and abide by all agency confidentiality policies

Qualifications 

  • Minimum of a high school diploma. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services- related field preferred.
  • Highly self-motivated, self-directed, sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with professionals in the community.
  • Ability to recruit, manage and motivate volunteers.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Possession of a valid Illinois Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
  • Successful completion of forty hours of training as required by the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act, or an approved sixty-hour combined DV/SV training course within first six months of hire.
  • Passing a drug screen and background check.

Application process:

Please download a copy of a Freedom House employment application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org. E-mail the completed application; resume detailing work experience, education, references, salary history and requirement, and a cover letter (as Word or PDF) to srosalez@freedomhouseillinois.com or via mail to:

SV Program Manager – Confidential
Freedom House
440 Elm Place
Princeton, IL 61356

Incomplete applications and those without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

Freedom House does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status of sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Freedom House will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unrelated to the ability to perform one’s job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. Employment with Freedom House is employment-at-will, meaning it is voluntarily entered into, and may be terminated at any time, without or with cause, by the employee or by Freedom House. Posting this notice does create a commitment by Freedom House to fill the position.

Position

Accounting Associate /1st Shift

Program

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Direct Report

Manager, Fiscal Operations

FLSA Status

Non Exempt

Revised

06/18/2020

Job Description

This position is available July 1st. Full-time position. (Typically between 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 30 to 40 hour, hourly position)

Freedom House Inc. is seeking an Accounting Associate who can maintain high attention to detail and is well-organized. This position will assist management in meeting various aspects of Freedom House’s financial and accounting needs.  This position will report directly to the Fiscal Manager.

A successful candidate will be able to perform a variety of accounting and administrative duties with emphases on invoicing, accounts payable, reconciliations, and payroll processing.  The successful candidate will be required to maintain an accurate ledger and will participate (with the Fiscal Manager) in addressing multiple accounting needs.  This person will participate in external audit needs as required by grantors and other entities. The person in this position will be directly involved in reporting Freedom House’s financial activities as may be required by State, Federal and private grantors.

This is a professional financial position that requires knowledge of accepted accounting principles and computerized accounting systems in a non‐profit environment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and submitting accurate and timely monthly / quarterly /annual grant funding reimbursement requests as required by various funders
  • Accounts payable processing, including:
    • Accurately inputting payables into the system
    • Paying vendor invoices in a timely fashion
    • Assuring allocation of expenses to appropriate funding agencies
  • Maintaining accurate accounting ledgers (including account reconciliations)
  • Processing employee expense reimbursements
  • Staying current on grant reporting procedures and requirements.
  • Continuously working to maximize grant reporting efficiency
  • Petty cash monitoring and administration
  • Developing and preparing analytical and other ad hoc financial reports, as required
  • Other accounting or payroll duties as assigned

Other Responsiblities

  • Support and follow agency policies and procedures; complies with confidentiality policies.
  • Maintain professional relations with client, staff members and community visitors
  • Maintain agency records and workspace in an orderly fashion.
  • Serve as a Mandated Reporter
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Supervisory

  • There are no supervisory responsibilities currently associated with this position.

Preserving Freedom House’s Mission

  • Serving as a public representative of the organization to build awareness of and commitment to Freedom House’s mission and work
  • Actively reinforcing organizational culture and agreements; maintain good relations with staff members and abide by all agency confidentiality policies

Qualifications / Skills / Knowledge Requirements:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Accounting
  • Two or more years of experience working in accounting or bookkeeping positions
  • Experience with accounting software programs
  • Above-average Excel skills

Not required, but definite pluses:

  • Experience with QuickBooks software – accounting and payroll
  • Experience in non-profit accounting
  • Experience with payroll processing

Other:

  • Must be able to pass a background check, including DCSF, State of Illinois fingerprinting, and drug test screening
  • Must complete 60-hours of domestic violence and sexual assault training within first year of employment

Application process:

Download a copy of the Freedom House application from our website:  www.freedomhouseillinois.org  Send a cover letter, the completed application, and a resume decribing work experience, education, salary history, and references to:

Fiscal Manager – confidential

Freedom House, 440 Elm Place, Princeton, IL  61356

Or email the application and resume to the following (MSWord, or PDF attachments):   fiscal@freedomhouseillinois.com

Incomplete applications and those without a resume or cover letter will not be considered.

Freedom House does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status of sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Freedom House will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unrelated to the ability to perform one’s job, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization. Employment with Freedom House is employment-at-will, meaning it is voluntarily entered into, and may be terminated at any time, without or with cause, by the employee or by Freedom House. Posting this notice does create a commitment by Freedom House to fill the position.

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