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NSVRC Seeks New Chief Operating Officer


The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to serve as Director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center in Harrisburg, PA. The full-time position will be located in Harrisburg. The NSVRC, managed by PCAR, is the only resource center of its kind, distributing and creating information and professional support to local, state, and national organizations working to address and prevent all forms of sexual violence.


PCAR/NSVRC understands sexual violence as a social justice issue and works to prevent and respond to sexual violence within this framework. We are committed to nurturing a workplace that is affirming, inclusive, and respectful of all people and the ways in which they identify across race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other characteristics.


NSVRC collaborates with partners to create research-based resources that focus on how to prevent and respond to sexual violence. The center serves as a communications hub, hosting the nation’s largest library of resources on sexual violence; sponsoring the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month prevention campaign; spearheading numerous media and social media activities; and providing training on a variety of topics including public health and social justice approaches and comprehensive prevention strategies. NSVRC, with a staff of 25, is currently funded through grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide resources to state-level sexual violence prevention programs; the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to address sexual assault throughout the lifespan and also to support services for male survivors; the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) to create resources for Sexual Assault Response Teams; and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) to assist multi-service community programs in responding to the needs of sexual assault survivors.


  • Manage the operations of the NSVRC, including supervising 5-7 direct reports.
  • Collaborate with a variety of national partners and funders.
  • Incorporate issues of diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppression into activities.
  • Participate on PCAR’s Leadership and Management teams.


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four- year college or university with concentration in social services, public health, communications, or similar major or equivalent experience. A minimum of five years in program management and supervision or equivalent combination of education and experience.


PCAR offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to by February 15. Complete job description available online, and


The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and The National Sexual Violence Resource Center provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

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