Employment Opportunities

For more than forty-five years, 180 Turning Lives Around has been a leader in empowering survivors to heal from domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition to our comprehensive, confidential, and free services for survivors, we educate and advocate for the social change needed to create cultures that prevent abuse. We rely on our dedicated and brilliant staff to do this important work in partnership with our impressive volunteers, and our team is growing! Please review the current openings below.

Please visit the individual job postings below for specific licensing & degree/experience requirements. Each position has unique requirements. In general, we seek trauma-informed and culturally sensitive candidates who are able to work from an empowerment model and who possess strong advocacy skills. Candidates should have excellent communication skills – both written and verbal, and be adept at networking, collaborating and problem-solving. Experience with families affected by domestic violence, sexual violence, trauma and human trafficking. Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish & Portuguese preferred.

All positions require: excellent verbal and written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft office. (email, word, excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of Google Workspace (gmail, docs, slides, storage, calendar)

For client/direct program work, employees must have 40 hours domestic violence training (can be provided upon hire). Job descriptions are not contracts. Duties and responsibilities may be changed as business needs dictates. Must have cleared fingerprint and background check, CARI check. NJ Drivers license in good standing.



Title: Communications Coordinator

Reporting to: Development Director

Summary: The Communications Coordinator helps to tell the compelling story of 180’s mission and continues to strategically build our organization’s brand. The Coordinator represents both the internal and external communication efforts supporting and promoting the culture, mission and increasing agency value through multiple channels. Responsible for messaging, marketing and media relationship building. Crafting and creating clear and engaging messages and campaigns, the Coordinator is an integral part of 180’s development and community engagement goals. The Coordinator will oversee the 180 Turning Lives Around and 2NDFLOOR program communication channels including two separate websites, social media channels and e-marketing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and recommends an annual strategic communications plan and implements full scope of public relations initiatives.
  • Social media implementation, post, manage and respond to private messaging and comments: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.
  • Oversee the implementation of communications activities electronic newsletters; the organization’s website and implementation of other communication projects.
  • Compose and edit materials including press releases, e-newsletters, blog posts, web articles, reports
  • Manage any communications consultants (web designer, graphic artists, printers, etc)
  • Coordinate social media messaging and web page maintenance – ensuring that new and consistent information as well as track and measure the level of engagement of posts.
  • Assist with creating and managing public relations including writing press releases, responding to media inquiries, monitoring and tracking media mentions
  • Develop and maintain relationships with media contacts – including media list development
  • Development of print, digital and other fundraising and program materials.
  • Video production assistance
  • Annual Report development
  • Trains agency staff on proper use of agency creative assets/logo/brand and assists in the development of training materials, presentation decks, and other distributions.
  • Web updates, page refreshes, news, employment postings, front page news postings
  • Maintain the Constant Contact database and continually update and refresh, track readership and reporting

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years experience in public relations or communications
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational abilities. Strong attention to detail.
  • Collegial team player able to interact effectively with community
  • Effective in a fast-paced environment and eager to contribute to collaborative goals.
  • Experience preferred with Canva, InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, Word Press and Mobile Cause.
  • Highly functional with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google workspace (gmail, docs, slides, storage, calendar)
  • A good understanding of general practices, methods and procedures related to public relations, media relations and marketing.
  • Experience with Blackbaud donor record system a plus

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

Full-Charge Accountant / Full-Time

Work Location: Hazlet, NJ (in-office)

Responsible To: Director of Grants, Contracts and Finance

Please send resumes to Anna Diaz- White, annadw@180nj.org

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or certification
  • Five to seven years’ supervisory experience in non-profit accounting as it relates to program activities including grant accounting, budgeting, auditing, reporting, and financial analysis
  • Advanced level understanding accruals, journal entries, balance sheets, and components that make up the general ledger
  • Intermediate/Advanced skill level with Excel and PC proficient with other business-related software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must have understanding of GAAP

Preferred (Not Required) Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Master’s degree in accounting
  • Experience with MIP Abila

Position Summary

The Full Charge Accountant is responsible for all areas relating to budgeting, auditing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, financial reporting, profit & loss status, and monitoring of federal, state, and local grants. This position provides bookkeeping/accounting and analytical support for the entire organization with an emphasis on end-to-end accounts receivable management within a government-funded nonprofit. This position is also responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting and statements using GAAP. The Full Charge Accountant supervises and is responsible for coordinating a small team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. This position is responsible for tight deadlines (monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually) and addresses a multitude of accounting activities, including general ledger preparation, regular financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the development of budget and forecast activities. This position will report financial activity directly to the Board of Directors.


  • Perform all general accounting functions including AP/AR
  • Reconcile cash, bank accounts, expenses, revenues, and balance sheets
  • Conduct all banking transactions
  • Maintain an accurate general ledger, making adjustments as needed
  • Responsible for financial reporting for non-profit annual $7M budget which includes 30+ federal and state grants totaling $5M, and 30+ foundation/corporate grants
  • Create journal entries for all accounts, including fixed assets
  • Prepare, update the organization’s operating budget
  • Issuing invoices to and collecting payments from grantors
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements including budget vs. actual report and analysis; and cash flow projections
  • Reconcile payroll against multiple funding sources
  • Collecting information for auditing purposes
  • Supervises accounting staff including AP Assistant and Payroll/Accounting Assistant
  • Perform other related financial management duties

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.


Residential Advocate/Full Time

Reporting to: Safe House Program Coordinator

Please send resumes to Isabel Quezada, isabelq@180nj.org


  • This position is 5 days a week including Saturday and Sunday.
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 4:00pm
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 2:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Bachelor degree/Master preferred in social work or a related counseling field
  • Experience working with individuals, children/ families providing case management, advocacy and individual support group services.
  • Knowledge of the dynamics and issues related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and trauma required
  • Team-player outlook. Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities.
  • Ability to be flexible to the daily changing needs within the community and to handle obstacles with compassion and resolve.
  • DVS preferred
  • Experience with human trafficking victims
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred


  • Conduct emergency shelter intakes and assess for appropriate services/referrals
  • Provide hot line support, crisis intervention, supportive counseling and support group
  • Provide limited case management
  • Transport and accompany clients to schedule appointments and for residential activities and responsibilities (i.e., Board of Social Services, WIC, vocational training, volunteer services, employment, self-help meetings, etc.).
  • Ensure resident safety by maintaining knowledge of residential census and conducting periodic room checks.
  • Provide support/assistance for clients entering and exiting Shelter
  • Facilitate residential conflict resolution and provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Complete documentation in daily communication log, incident reports, visitation, etc., and ensure appropriate staff communication across shifts.
  • Provide residential service information to supervisors for weekly multidisciplinary team conferences.
  • Participate in appropriate case management with referral/funding agencies, legal system and outsourced resources as needed.
  • Facilitate and record fire drills and other emergency drills procedures as instructed.
  • Conduct psychosocial assessments for residents
  • Participate in training programs to enhance teamwork, team collaboration, communication and program development.
  • Participate in staff meeting, and clinical staff meetings as indicated.
  • Provide assistance with daily operational duties
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Attend educational trainings and workshops for professional development as directed
  • Submit required monthly statistical reports by the 5th of the month
  • Other duties as assigned

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

Security Monitor / FT or PT

Reports To: Safe House Program Coordinator

Please send resumes to Liz Graham, lizg@180nj.org


  • Strong experience in public safety and area security.
  • Strong experience in domestic violence.
  • Excellent surveillance and observation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions with respect to policy and protocol.
  • Exhibit exemplary professionalism and integrity.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience in sexual violence, trauma, and human trafficking a plus.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Google Gmail, etc.
  • High School diploma required.
  • Experienced or retired law enforcement preferred.
  • No criminal history nor listing on DV Database.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


  • provide surveillance of the premises for the protection of residents and staff.
  • maintain secure facility and detect any suspicious behavior.
  • Monitor and authorize vehicles and individuals onto the property.
  • Patrol facility and grounds.
  • Secure facility from unauthorized entry.
  • Monitor surveillance cameras to identify disruptions or unlawful acts.
  • Respond to alarms to investigate and assess situations.
  • Assist with fire and other emergency drills.
  • Provide assistance to first responders for emergency situations.
  • Liaison to law enforcement, as needed.
  • Understand and follow all Standard Operation Procedures (SOP).
  • Document and submit reporting on all usual occurrences and irregularities, as per SOP.

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

Job Title:                    Domestic Violence Program Counselor

Status:                        Part-Time, 15 hours/week to include late afternoon/evening hours

Work Location:        Hazlet, NJ (in-office)

Responsible To:       Clinical Supervisor

Please send resumes to Theresa Fildere, theresaf@180nj.org

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in social work or related discipline and professional licensure  required (LCSW/LPC preferred, LSW/LAC will be considered).
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of victim confidentiality, ethics and professional boundaries
  • Be able to work from an empowerment model
  • Must have 40 hours of domestic violence training (can be provided upon hire)
  • Must have a clear fingerprint and background check, CARI check

Preferred (Not Required) Qualifications

  • Experience with individuals/families affected by domestic violence
  • Experience with sexual violence, child abuse and DVS is a plus

Position Summary

180 Turning Lives Around has an open position for a part-time (15 hours) domestic violence counselor to work in the Hazlet office. Work hours are flexible but include late afternoon and evening hours. Will provide trauma-informed individual supportive counseling sessions and facilitate weekly support and education group(s) for survivors of domestic violence. Will provide occasional presentations on domestic violence and 180 services to community groups and professionals.


  • Facilitate weekly support and educational group(s) for victims of domestic violence
  • Provide individual supportive counseling for clients
  • Share schedule with Clinical Supervisor and accept assignment of new clients from Hotline-Intake Staff.
  • Maintain accurate and complete client records (i.e., session notes, collateral contact activities, follow-up and referral information).
  • Input data as required into Osnium
  • Attend monthly peer supervision sessions
  • Attend regular supervision with clinical
  • Submit timely monthly statistical reports and/or narrative reports as required
  • Provide occasional presentations on domestic violence and 180 services to community groups and professionals.
  • Other tasks as assigned

NOTE: This job description is not a contract nor is it intended to delineate all the duties that may be required. Job activities and responsibilities may be changed without notice as business needs dictate.

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