DECEMBER 13 - 15, 2022

Connect | Learn | Grow

A new and free opportunity for students entering the workforce, professionals interested in a career change and advocates looking for professional growth.

NOVA’s National Advocacy Leadership Center (NALC) is excited to host our 2nd Annual Virtual Career Development Fair. This free event will be offered online December 13th-15th 2022, and both English and Spanish workshops will be provided.

NOVA’s Annual Virtual Career Development Fair provides an opportunity for students, new advocates and other professionals interested in the advocacy field to advance their professional growth.

Individuals will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the field of victim advocacy and crisis response, understand the variety of positions and organizations in which advocates serve, and have the opportunity to build connections with other aspiring advocates.

A diverse group of agency partners will provide participants with information about current services and how aspiring advocates and crisis responders might join in such important efforts.

Virtual Career Development Fair Schedule

DAY 1: December 13, 2022 

Click Here to View Recording. Passcode: Dcdg@V.0

1:00pm ET – Welcome and Housekeeping | Alejandro Palacios, NALC Manager (NOVA) 

1:15pm ET – Opening Statement | Claire Ponder Selib, Executive Director (NOVA)

1:30pm ET – Ask the Expert | Marcela Morales, Victim Assistance Specialist (FBI)

2:30pm ET – Ask the Expert | Cynthia Melchor, Associate Director of Community Support Services (YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley)

3:30pm ET – Ask the Expert | Kathy Gomez-Lee, Victim Assistance Caseworker (Glendale Police Department) – Provided in Spanish/ En Español

DAY 2: December 14, 2022

Click Here to View Recording. Passcode: MvE9&G7D

1:00pm ET – Ask the Expert | Brittany Harper, Human Resource Recruiter (House of Ruth)

2:00pm ET – Ask the Expert | Alejandro Palacios, NALC Manager (NOVA) – Provided in Spanish / En Español

3:00pm ET – Ask the Expert | Shannon Traore, Family Advocacy Senior Program Manager (NCMEC)

4:00pm ET – Ask the Expert | Diana Mancera, Director of Membership Programs (Jane Doe, Inc.)

DAY 3: December 15, 2022

Click Here to View Recording. Passcode: niX#0qY5

11:00am ET – Virtual Hallway: Career Advice and Networking. Click here to enter! (“Walk” in and out of virtual rooms to chat with some of our experts and learn more about their programs. Open for 1 hour. Come and go as you please!).

1:00pm ET – Ask the Expert | Toby Shulruff, Public Interest & Technology Director (NNEDV)

2:00pm ET – Ask the Expert | Jeremy Hagerman, CRT Response & Technical Assistance Manager (NOVA – CRT)


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