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Next Step has one main goal: to put an end to domestic violence.


Next Step Domestic Violence Project in Hancock and Washington Counties is seeking a Business Manager to provide financial and operational leadership. The Business Manager will be responsible for maintaining daily financial management, organizational functioning, building and equipment upkeep, and administration.

The successful applicant will have significant nonprofit financial experience and expertise; organizational skills and experience; and computer proficiency. Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of domestic and sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking are necessary, as the position includes providing services to victims and survivors of abuse and violence.

This position is based at our Ellsworth Resource Center and requires occasional travel in the two-county area. A valid driver’s license and insurance, reliable transportation, and a satisfactory response from government agencies to background checks are required.

Next Step offers competitive compensation and benefits.

To apply, please forward a resume, cover letter, and short statement of your views and understanding of domestic violence by August 25, 2015. Applications will be accepted by mail or email; no phone calls, please.


Mail to:
Next Step
Attn: Hiring Committee
P.O. Box 1466
Ellsworth, ME 04605
E-mail to: dmartel@nextstepdvproject.org

All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to religious creed, race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. Next Step is a nonprofit organization that receives funding from Maine DHHS, the United Way of Eastern Maine, and your generous donations.

If you're reading this, you probably...

  • Want to learn more about domestic violence
  • Have a friend or family member you're concerned about
  • Wonder if you're being abused
  • Know you're in a tough situation
  • Don't know what to do
  • All or some of the above
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Signs of Abuse

Advocacy & Information

Next Step advocates will help and support you as you learn to navigate systems and access services like TANF, Child Welfare, secondary education programs, and community housing programs.

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Support Groups

Our free, weekly support groups provide all women a chance to talk about domestic violence and share questions, concerns, and experiences with others who are facing, or have been faced with similar situations.

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Transitional Housing

We also offer transitional housing, where we welcome families who need a place to live because they’ve left an abusive situation. You can stay in transitional housing, and participate in the programs we offer.

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Emergency Shelter

No matter how difficult your situation, it’s often hard to leave an abusive relationship for a lot of reasons.

If finding a safe place to live is one of those reasons, Next Step can help. Just call our hotline ­– 1 (800) 315-5579 – and we’ll talk to you about different options and resources, including our emergency shelter.

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Emergency Shelter Options