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The Second Step is a community of survivors, advocates, and volunteers who foster the safety, stability, and well-being of those who have experienced domestic violence.

The Second Step is a community...

There’s a reason why our mission statement begins the way it does. It begins not with what we do, but with who we are. Think you might be a good fit? Check out current openings below.

Current Openings

Executive Director


Leadership, Organizational

The Second Step is seeking a highly qualified, mission-driven, and dedicated Executive Director to lead the organization in its innovative work. The successful candidate will bring experience in a social service field (such as sexual or domestic violence), a strong business acumen, and well-developed skills in communication and relationship-building both internally and externally.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic leader to put their imprint on a highly regarded and deeply cherished local institution. Our next leader will work collaboratively with staff, board, and community partners to sustain the legacy and evolving mission of TSS, while ensuring the organization operates on solid financial ground. The focus of the Executive Director (ED) will be on the comprehensive services provided, the budget, the needs of our clients, and the organization’s commitment to increase public awareness of domestic violence issues within the community. The ED will be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s operations, including oversight of its annual budget, staff management, setting the agency’s priorities, and shaping its strategic direction.

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Residential Support / Evening Staff


Direct Service, Residential Programs

Provides after-hours support to residents and program participants in partnership with Residential Advocates and other TSS staff, within an agency framework that is trauma-informed, strengths-based, relational, and empowering. Supports client-identified advocacy goals in partnership with the primary staff and advocacy team.

Currently open shifts are 6:00-10:00pm on Wednesdays and Sundays, with occasional needs on other weekday nights, too. Please contact with any questions!

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Domestic Violence Advocate - Residential (Bilingual English/Spanish)


Direct Service, Residential Programs

Provides comprehensive case management, housing search, housing advocacy, and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence, within an agency framework that is trauma-informed, strength-based, relational, and empowering. The advocate will serve a bilingual caseload, including English/Spanish group and workshop facilitation, advocacy, and interpretation in response to client needs.

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Please also feel free to contact us on our main line at 617-965-3999.