TROSA has 3 current open positions (scroll down for full listings):

Master's Level Clinical Counselor
Development Associate
Development Manager

Master's Level Clinical Counselor

Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA) is a licensed comprehensive, long-term, residential substance abuse recovery program located in Durham, North Carolina. 

Job Summary: The position of Clinical Counselor is designed to provide individual and group counseling services to individuals with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. This position will facilitate individual and group counseling for adults with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders; provide counseling, consulting and other duties with a team of professionals in a large therapeutic community setting; and document and maintain records of all scheduled interactions. This position is not remote. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate individual and group counseling
  • Work collaboratively with TROSA treatment members to coordinate services and create comprehensive treatment plans for clients
  • Attend client staffing meetings and communicate client information in a timely manner to select members of the treatment team
  • Document all services as required by TROSA and in accordance with the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services, and Developmental Disabilities
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings and case discussion meetings
  • Adhere to professional ethics and standards of conduct
  • Adhere to the mission, philosophy, policies and procedures of TROSA
  • Attend necessary trainings for licensure and continuing education
  • Attend facility functions
  • Provide other services as assigned



  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or related field
  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Candidates must have prior substance abuse counseling experience
  • Certification as an Addictions Counselor or Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist is preferred
  • Preference given to training and experience in treating trauma, codependency


Training Requirements:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Use of Non-Restrictive Strategies (formerly NCI- Part A)
  • Ethics Training


Working schedule for the Clinical Counselor position:

  • Monday: 8AM-5PM
  • Tues – Thurs: 1PM-10PM
  • Friday: 8AM-5PM


Excellent Benefits include vacation, paid sick leave, holidays, medical and dental insurance, 403(b)w/ match, life insurance.
Salary to commensurate with experience. Please email your resume and salary history to


Development Associate

Job Summary: The Development Associate is a self-motivated, organized and personable individual. You will be responsible for managing the gift entry and acknowledgment process; coordinating stewardship for donors; executing development department events; and providing administrative support for department stewardship activities. This position is not remote. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Database Management

  • Oversee donor gift processing and stewardship, including logging, entering and coding all donations (mail, web, event, etc.) and generating thank you letters using timely, effective, appropriate and consistent methods
  • Manage information contained in the donor database
  • Document best practices and enforce rules for data entry
  • Perform periodic maintenance to ensure that data is up-do-date and lacking duplicate records
  • Create mailing and emailing lists when needed by the department and organization
  • Prepare and submit activity reports measuring successes against projections
  • Interface with finance department and perform monthly and annual reconciliations
  • Assist finance with documentation needed for annual audit
  • Manage direct mail program for current, lapsed, acquisition and donor prospects
  • Work with the Development Team to create stewardship strategies for high-level donors and groups of donors
  • Track and coordinate all aspects of the stewardship strategies


Development Department Events and Meetings

  • Coordinate donor stewardship, fundraising, and special events; including managing event logistics, program outline support, catering, invitations, RSVP’s, and post event stewardship
  • Manage and communicate with volunteers for event support needs
  • Follow-up correspondence for donor and volunteer activity with thank you emails and/or cards
  • Coordinate event debriefing meetings and notes
  • Provide the Development Team with all needed information for events and meetings: meeting coordination, list pulls, database entry and donor informational packets
  • Represent the organization at business and community meetings, conduct tours and/or give presentations


Board & Committee Support

  • Gather data from all affiliate departments and enter it in Board Report Distribute it along with board resolutions, Executive Director’s report, etc.
  • Assist with creation/maintenance of New Board Member information
  • Maintain current board, board committee and advisory council lists and ensure they are accurate and up to date
  • Send meeting reminders to board and committees



  • Minimum of 1 year experience in non-profit fund development preferred
  • Computer literate and Microsoft Office experience required
  • Experience in working with fund development software (ex. Virtuous)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population 
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Demonstrate superior organization skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising principles and practices
  • Ability to understand and resolve technical problems independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities independently


Excellent Benefits include vacation, paid sick leave, holidays, medical and dental insurance, 403(b)w/ match, life insurance. Please email your resume and salary expectations to


Development Manager

Job Summary:

The Development Manager is responsible for executing plans for TROSA’s annual fundraising program and will work closely with the Chief Development Officer in seeking out opportunities to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support for TROSA. The Development Manager will plan and administer specific areas of annual fundraising including annual appeals, gift ‘society’ support, donor acquisition, sponsorship acquisition, memorials, matching gift, and other areas as needed.

This position will report directly to the Chief Development Officer and is an integral part of a strong team devoted to raising significant financial resources for the organization. This position is not remote. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the CDO, the Development Manager will execute a comprehensive annual development plan including strategies for effective donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Drive the day-to-day implementation of a marketing and public relations plan to build the pipeline of new donors through research and strategic community partnerships.
  • Manage a portfolio of mid-level annual fund donors and mid-level prospects, tracking and coordinating all aspects of the stewardship strategies.
  • Coordinate the direct mail process for all appeals and communications, and assist in the creation and implementation of the marketing strategy for the annual gift campaign each year; including all printed materials, e-communications, phone calls, social media, and the annual giving page of the website.
  • Maintain weekly analysis and progress of annual fundraising metrics to the CDO.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to build automated workflow processes within the Donor database.
  • Lead the acquisition and stewardship for event financial sponsors and collaborate with other staff to plan and implement cultivation and stewardship events.



  • Demonstrated competence in executing and managing fund development plans.
  • At least 2-4 years of successful experience in resource development for a nonprofit or educational institution.
  • Experience in project and volunteer management.
  • Must possess a passion for service and a record of accomplishment for achieving goals and meeting deadlines.
  • Have outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills; strong written, verbal and problem solving capabilities with a creative capacity to initiate programs and see them through to completion.
  • Possess strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and independently, and able to communicate a credible presence.
  • Have a clear understanding of the role of development, marketing, and public relations and possess the skills to lead these efforts.
  • Be an outstanding communicator while sharing the story of TROSA in one-on-one situations with individual prospects or in front of small and large groups.
  • Knowledgeable of effective development protocols and systems, and demonstrated successes of fundraising events.
  • Possess excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and donor management software.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must be available for some activities at night and on weekends.


Excellent Benefits include vacation, paid sick leave, holidays, medical and dental insurance, 403(b)w/ match, life insurance. Please email your resume and salary expectations to