Chinese Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator/ Community Advocate (Bilingual/Bicultural)

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $44,000.00
Maximum: $47,500.00
Details: Hourly range $21.15-$22.84 (annual=$44,000-$47,500). Additional $ for language skills preferred in DOVE’s catchment area; $1,500 gross annual or .72/hr for 1st language; Cantonese or Mandarin required. Additional $ for 2nd language.



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PO Box 690267
United States


DOVE (DOmestic Violence Ended), Inc. was founded in 1978 by the Quincy Mayor's Commission on Women and a group of committed community volunteers. Since 1978, DOVE has grown from one crisis hotline to a comprehensive multi-services organization. DOVE provides a range of services for adults, inclusive of gender identity and sexual orientation, who have been abused – physically and sexually as well as emotionally and financially. These services include: crisis intervention; danger/risk assessment and safety planning; supportive counseling, advocacy, and case management; emergency shelter; legal advocacy; support groups; and community outreach and education. DOVE is the only domestic violence shelter and community-based service provider based in Norfolk County, and also serves the greater South Shore. Having strengthened our general service base over the last number of years, DOVE is now seeking to enhance access to services for Chinese/Chinese American survivors throughout Quincy and the South Shore.

Mission Statement

DOVE is committed to partnering with diverse communities, families, and individuals impacted by domestic violence. We promote hope, healing, safety, and social change by providing a broad range of preventive and responsive services.


Position Overview

This position is responsible to: provide general supportive counseling and advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence (community-based and shelter); conduct trainings and provide outreach and information about DOVE’s services as well as to raise awareness about issues of abuse and violence in the Chinese/Chinese-American community; serve as a liaison between DOVE and Chinese-American community members; and provide advocacy and guidance re: strengthening of culturally responsive and affirming services within DOVE and to community health and social service providers. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Community Services and will also work closely with the Senior Manager, Prevention & Education.


Compensation & Benefits: DOVE is committed to working for social and economic justice, working with engaged and dedicated colleagues, and providing and ensuring training and education in best practices as well as professional development opportunities. As an organization we hold openness to innovation, and we seek the opportunity and resources to do meaningful, impactful work. 

Benefits consistent with personnel policy:

¨      Paid time off: Vacation (2 weeks in Year 1, increases at Year 2), Personal Days (3 days/year),

Sick time (12 days/year), and 12 Holidays

¨      Insurance coverage (Health/Dental, Short-Term Disability, and Life).

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual/Bicultural. Excellent oral skills in English and Mandarin and/or Cantonese. Solid written skills in English and Chinese. 

Additional compensation is available for demonstrated, proficient language skills preferred in DOVE’s catchment area, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, and/or Portuguese; $1,500 gross annual per 40 hr FTE for 1st language in addition to English, and $1,000 gross annual per 40 hr FTE for 2nd or more language/s in addition to English. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, send Cover Letter specifically for this position and Resume to:

v MKathleen Lydon, Senior Manager of Community Services, DOVE Inc. at

v Applications will be considered until the position is successfully filled. 1st round applicant reviews targeted for early March; interviews will be offered to the strongest qualified candidates to date. It is DOVE’s hope that the incumbent will begin work April/May 2018.

Applications or resumes without a cover letter expressing interest in employment at DOVE will not be considered.           


For more information on DOVE, see our website: