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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities with ANDVSA


Public Policy Specialist

The Public Policy Specialist is an important member of our team helping us to craft and inform public policy that directly impacts sexual and domestic violence survivors, their families, and our communities.  This position reports to the Executive Director and is based in Juneau with in-state and national travel.

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Opportunities with our Member Programs

WAVE, Petersburg
Salary: $16.50/hr
Employment status: Part Time, 25 hrs/week
Reports to: Executive Direcotr
Position Closing date: Open until filled

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
● Initiate, develop and execute program plans in coordination with the Executive Director: Establish and implement programmatic goals and strategies for annual domestic violence prevention initiatives, including middle school and high school programming.
● Complete Community needs assessment.
● Develop and implement a prevention program plan.
● Facilitate the agency’s violence prevention programming with schools throughout the school year.
● Evaluate program annually to report achievements and amend the program plans, as necessary.
● Coordinate staff and volunteer resources in the successful execution of program plans.
● Collaborate with staff to ensure program plans effectively utilize financial and human resources and reflect the mission and vision of agency.
● Maintain positive and cooperative collaborative relationships with existing and new community, school and organization partners.
● Align program goals and objectives with the needs and strengths of the youth and communities we serve.
● Complete funder, program and board reports in a timely and accurate manner.
● Provide program specific descriptions, including goals and outcomes, for grant proposals, and collaborate with staff to ensure grant applications are consistent with current and future program plans.
● Assume the lead role for the prevention team, meeting regularly to provide direction and coaching on skill development.
● Maintain Prevention social media sites following guidelines.
● Other duties may be assigned.

● Must pass background check.
● Must be able to work independently and be self-directed.
● Must have high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, education or related field is desirable.
● Must complete 40 hours of Domestic Violence training within 6 months of hire.

Must have an understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims.
Must be able to lead coalition meetings and prevention programing.
Must have the ability to understand and communicate with people of diverse ethnicity,
socio-economic circumstance, religion, culture, and sexual orientation.
Must have basic computer skills or the ability to learn.
Must maintain confidentiality.
Must support WAVE’s Philosophy: WAVE believes that violence is an unacceptable way to deal with problems and that everyone has the right to be free from violence in their homes. Our goal is to provide a place where anyone, regardless of sex, age, race, or sexual orientation, can go to be safe and explore their options.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Annette Wooton,

AWARE, Juneau
Position: Sources of Strength Coordinator
Hours: Full-time position (40 hours a week)
Salary: $18.00/hr. DOE + benefits

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement the Sources of Strength (SOST) program at Juneau-Douglas High School (JDHS) and Thunder Mountain High School (TMHS). Sources of Strength program responsibilities include:
  • Manage and support team of adult volunteers
  • Mentor students
  • Coordinate meetings/trainings
  • Follow-up with students about activities
  • Collaborate with school and community professional partners
  • Assist with implementing the Signs of Suicide program as it relates to Sources of Strength messaging and co-teaching the curriculum to 9th grade students
  • Participate in Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition, Juneau Violence Prevention Coalition


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Clearance of state and federal background checks.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, public health or related field
  • Experience working in the prevention field preferred.

Email resume and cover letter by July 2nd to Leah Bennett at or mail to AWARE, Inc., PO Box 20809, Juneau, AK 99802 or Fax (907) 586-2479. Open until filled. EEO.

For more information call Leah Bennett (907) 586-4902 or e-mail

Position: Shelter Chef

AWARE is looking for a part time chef to cook 5 dinner meal/week for our 32 bed emergency shelter. Our chef needs to be able to follow federal meal pattern guidelines, and prepare healthy meals that taste really, really good. Must have or be willing to acquire food handlers card. Our perfect candidate is creative, easy-going and knows how important good food is when you’re having a tough time.

We are looking for ~3hrs/day, 5 days week. Preferred hours are 2-5pm, but can be flexible. Light cleaning (dishes, work surfaces) required. Starting $15.50/hr, DOE.

Email resume/cover letter to Mandy Cole at mandyoc@awareak.orgFor more information call (907) 586-6623  AWARE is an EEO.


Position: Relief Advocate
Hours/Week: TBD
Salary: $15.50/hr

Key Responsibilities 

  • Work in a fast-pace, crisis oriented agency with a commitment to teamwork and wellness.
  • Provide advocacy services and support to survivors of domestic violence.
  • Aid in safety planning
  • Answer crisis calls
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Desire to work with individuals and families who experience mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders
  • Demonstrates basic computer skills
  • Must be available for regular 8am-4pm shifts on Satuday & Sunday. Other hours may be available in addition to these regular shifts.


High school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, education, accounting or related field is desirable. Have or be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.


  • Ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to survivors and families who experience domestic violence and sexual assault.

Email resume/cover letter to Kimberly Sumner at by July 1, 2018.  For more information call (907) 586-6623  AWARE is an EEO.

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Contact Information

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
130 Seward St., Suite 214
Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-3650



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