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Purpose, Mission & Vision


The Clarina Howard Nichols Center cultivates safe communities, places and relationships so that all may thrive. Clarina works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County. Clarina provides shelter, support and direct services to victims and survivors as well as outreach education programs and supervised visitation. We work to affect social change within our communities through increased public awareness. A violence free tomorrow is our vision today.


All employees and volunteers demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to:

  • Clarina Howard Nichols Center purpose, mission and vision;
  • A feminist, empowerment model, team-based approach;
  • Confidentiality for shelter guests and location;
  • Provide and receive appropriate feedback, address and manage conflict and maintain professionalism;
  • Treat others with dignity and respect regardless of differences based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture, class or age.


Qualifications and position specific tasks:

This position is 20 hours per week with collaborative aspect with Emergency Housing Liaison. Clarina provides pro-rated paid leave and a flexible supportive work environment. This position is part of the advocacy team which includes crisis hotline support and requires on call commitments. This position is supervised by the Director of Advocacy.

The Evening Emergency Housing Liaison serves survivors and their families who are in need of temporary shelter. While priority is given to individuals and families in shelter, the day to day operations of the facility are also a shared responsibility. Knowledge of area resources for both survivors and maintenance of the physical space preferred. The Evening Emergency Housing Liaison provides advocacy as well as supports volunteers and staff advocates working in shelter to help shelter guests meet short and long term outcomes.
After survivors themselves, volunteers are Clarina’s most important asset. The Emergency Housing Liaison supports volunteers and interns working in shelter; working with other staff to ensuring that volunteers receive orientation, training, supervision and meaningful service opportunities. This position will provide primary support for shelter based volunteers and donor relations as related to shelter.


Preferred Qualification:

Crisis Worker Certification                                         Microsoft Office aptitude

Strong Boundaries                                                        Ability to Multi-task,

Work independently and as part of a team             Reliable Transportation Required

Advocacy Experience                                                   Experience working with volunteers

Foster & Maintain quality relationships                  Commitment to non-violence
Bachelor’s Degree in Related field or commensurate professional experience.


To apply:


Email* cover letter and resume to

Cynthia Trautner


Or mail to:

Clarina Howard Nichols Center

Attn: Cynthia Trautner, Interim Executive Director

PO Box 517

Morrisville, VT 05661


*Email preferred

No phone calls please

Job Details

  • Position Type: Program
  • Location: Lamoille County
  • Employment Type/ Status: Part Time