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OrganizationLaurie Crawford
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 16, 2018
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$58,000


For over 35 years, the Virginia Victim Assistance Network (VVAN), a statewide non-profit advocacy organization, has worked to minimize the physical, financial, emotional and social impacts of crime.   By uniting a cadre of professionals who strive to ensure the rights of victims and witnesses of crime, their families, and communities, VVAN strives to:

  • Diagnose, assess, and advocate for the needs of victims and their families.
  • Promote policies and legislation to protect the rights of the victims of human tragedy.
  • Produce professional development opportunities and encourage collaboration to ensure the continued growth of its members.
  • Foster accountability through the criminal justice system.

VVAN is seeking a community Crisis Response Team Coordinator to serve as a statewide leader on crisis response and mass casualty.  The position is responsible for providing leadership to local and regional Crisis Response Teams across Virginia who provide trauma mitigation, education, support and advocacy in the aftermath of a critical incident that impacts a community and/or large group of people, either small-scale or mass-casualty.

Job Duties

This position will provide subject matter expertise, training and technical assistance to key stakeholders at a local, regional and statewide level.  The Crisis Response Team Coordinator will also research and develop best practice guidance and information to the victim assistance field.  The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge and training in trauma and trauma-informed service delivery and a thorough understanding of current trends, factors, laws and policies affecting the safety and well-being of victims and witnesses of crime.  He/she should have experience in human services program and/or project development – preferably with an emphasis in the delivery of services in the victim assistance field.  Credentials as a Crisis Response Team responder with the National Organization of Victim Assistance is a plus.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with state agencies to manage and coordinate the statewide Crisis Response Team response and develop Victim Response Plans that address both the immediate and long-term needs of mass casualty and/or critical incident victims.  The Crisis Response Team Coordinator will also develop, implement and lead seven Regional Crisis Response Teams and volunteer programs to assist communities in designated regions that experience high-profile crimes or crimes that impact a large segment of the community.

This position requires close relationships with state agencies, so the successful candidate must be team-oriented and comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders.   The position requires someone who has strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to facilitate group meetings and conduct trainings.

Required Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college with a human services-related degree; equivalent experience or training may substitute for a degree; and at least three years of experience working in the crime victim/victim witness field or another closely related human services field.

Additional Info

Special Requirements:  Employment with VVAN will be contingent upon completion of a background investigation that includes a criminal history check, employment verification, and previous supervisor/reference checks.  The successful candidate must provide his/her own vehicle for statewide travel and must have a valid Virginia driver’s license.  This is a grant-funded position.

Benefits:  VVAN offers vacation time, sick leave, paid holidays, and a flexible work schedule.

Office Location:  Henrico, VA

How to apply:  Email your CV or resume, along with a cover letter and a sample of your writing ability, to with the words “CRT Coordinator Search” in the subject field.  Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.