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Employment Opportunities with ANDVSA

Statewide Medical Forensic Expert: Contract position, 225 hours/year

The statewide medical forensic expert will support and enhance existing and developing SANE programs in Alaska in order to build/maintain infrastructure and alliances with appropriate nonprofit and state agencies to promote consistent, professional, and victim-oriented medical and forensic response and treatment of acute sexual assault victims. This contract requires travel to communities in Alaska. Candidates may be based anywhere in Alaska.

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Opportunities with our Member and Affiliate Programs

SAFV, Sitka

AmeriCorps Prevention Specialist


To implement and expand healthy social emotional programs such as Girls on the Run (GOTR) and Boys Run I toowú klatseen (BRITK) for children and their families in Sitka, Alaska. This position will be supervised by SAFV’s Prevention Manager and will work with partner agencies including the Sitka School District and other social service agencies affiliated with the local prevention coalition, Pathways to a Safer Sitka, to effectively implement after school prevention programs. Tasks include coordinating logistics, increasing student and volunteer participation, evaluating the impact, and expanding the message of each program to other settings.


    1. Coordinate logistics for healthy social emotional programs such as Girls on the Run (GOTR) and Boys Run (BRITK) to ensure successful program implementation.
    1. Identify and implement recruiting strategies for involving volunteers as coaches for GOTR and BRITK.
    1. Coordinate and organize training for volunteer coaches for GOTR/BRITK.
    1. Coach 4 days a week during program implementation and coordinate end of season 5k community fun run.
    1. Provide oversight to volunteer coaches throughout the program’s season including pre, mid, and end of season check-in and debrief sessions.
    1. Identify strategies and work with school officials to recruit program participants.
    1. Develop and maintain relationships with school professionals and service agency partners to implement GOTR and BRITK and expand the program’s message to other settings.
    1. Develop and improve PR plan to generate interest and increase student and volunteer participation in GOTR and BRITK by connecting with students during lunch and recess, presenting in classrooms, talking up the program to teachers and administrators, and producing media to extend messages to community members and families.   
    1. Participate on the Pathways Coalition’s Family Engagement Workgroup to develop, strengthen, and coordinate efforts that effectively reach and involve parents/guardians in their children’s social emotional programs.  
    1. Utilize evaluation tools (pre/post participant survey, parent survey, coach survey) to measure the success of programs e.g. conduct, compile, and analyze evaluation findings.
    1. Ensure program improvement and sustainability through detailed records of program impact by updating and maintaining comprehensive tracking and reporting systems.
  1. Attend monthly staff meetings and prevention meetings


    • Organizational skills and attention to details.
    • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
    • Strong communication and writing skills.
    • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to manage others and delegate tasks.
    • Ability to work with youth in a positive manner.
    • Teaching, training, and facilitation skills.
    • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to primary prevention.
    • Knowledge of or the desire to learn about domestic violence and sexual assault.
    • Commitment to social justice and the empowerment of women and children.
    • Must be proficient in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.
    • Must be able to conduct oneself on and off the job in a manner that will bring credit to SAFV.
  • Serve 40 hours/week with some weekend and evening commitments.

Education:  BA/BS in public health, social work, or related degree, and/or equivalent work experience in program development and/or social justice.  Personal life experience considered.


Violence Prevention Manager/Evaluator

Sitkans Against Family Violence is seeking a full time Violence Prevention Manager/Evaluator to oversee the implementation of  primary prevention programming in Sitka, Kake and Angoon, Alaska. This position will be responsible for facilitating meetings, program planning and evaluation, and the supervision of prevention staff.


Supervise Prevention Staff (30%)

    • Attend all-staff meetings, prevention meetings both locally and statewide, agency leadership meetings, as well as regular community coalition meetings.
    • Provide empowering and inclusive supervision to Prevention Staff in the implementation of primary prevention programming within SAFV, the Sitka schools, and the surrounding community.
    • Provide support to the Prevention Director to plan and oversee the Prevention Department.
  • Support evaluation planning and implementation for all programs in the Prevention Department.

Boys Run I toowú klatseen (BRITK) Coordination (40%)

    • Coordinate regular BRITK Collaborative meetings.
    • Facilitate strategic planning process; develop draft goals for region-wide expansion of BRITK.
    • Build and maintain strategic relationships with region wide partners and key stakeholders in potential new implementation sites.
    • Gather and assemble materials for successful new site implementation, including a site readiness assessment, new partner agency manual, and implementation binder.
    • Draft MOUs with new BRITK sites, including roles and responsibilities.
    • Provide technical assistance to new sites both telephonically and in-person throughout the season.
    • Plan mandatory regional coach training, including developing a new enhanced cultural component with local experts.
    • Support local implementation of BRITK by coaching at least one season of BRITK in Sitka.
    • Develop and expand outreach toolkit, marketing strategies, and social norms campaigns.
    • Develop evaluation tools; collect and analyze data from regional sites; compile data into snapshots.
  • Perform all required record-keeping activities and produce quarterly reports.

Male Engagement (30%)

    • Hold focus groups to gather more information from men about programming and messaging and implement next steps
    • Provide support to existing male stakeholders to implement and sustain male engagement strategies such as COMPASS, Men Stopping Violence, Sitka men’s groups, etc
  • Develop relationships with new male stakeholders and provide training and technical assistance to increase their capacity for violence prevention


    • A demonstrated understanding of and commitment to primary prevention.
    • Knowledge of  domestic violence and sexual assault.
    • A strong commitment to the empowerment of women and children.
    • Respect for and knowledge of different value systems; ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
    • Empowering, inclusive, and facilitative leadership style
    • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of residents, staff and volunteers.
    • Must be self-directed, disciplined, and motivated.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, writing and presentation skills.
    • Ability to engage partner agencies and communities in a positive manner.
    • Training,facilitation, strategic planning, and evaluation skills a must.
    • Ability to work well as part of a team and conduct oneself on and off the job in a manner that brings credit to SAFV.
    • Must be proficient in Google Suite, and Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
    • Must pass criminal background check within one week of employment.
    • Must be willing/able to coordinate delivering program supplies to/from rural sites
  • Willingness to travel to rural communities in Southeast Alaska.

Education:  B.A. or B.S. in social work, public health, or related field, or equivalent work experience, required. MPH or MSW Preferred. Personal life experience considered.  

To Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to our prevention director, Position open until filled; salary DOE. SAFV is an EOE.

STAR, Anchorage

Program Director

Full Time

Reports to Executive Director

Position Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and leadership to Direct Service and Community Prevention/Education Program Managers, Therapeutic Counselor and Volunteer/Admin Coordinator, to include weekly check-ins, annual performance evaluations, and to ensure performance evaluations are performed with program staff as required.
  • Establish and monitor program goals in accordance with the agency’s strategic plan.
  • Establish and monitor training of Program Managers and program staff, to ensure compliance with agency standards.
  • Maintain agency-wide performance evaluation criteria for STAR services.
  • Maintain accurate records and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Participate in grant acquisition process, to include grant writing, strategic planning for grants and grant reporting.
  • Support the planning and implementation of STAR New Employee Orientation / Crisis Line Responder Training.
  • Provide information to the public, media, and represent STAR in a professional and courteous manner.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field required.
  • Experience in crisis intervention techniques, case management, grant/contract acquisition and compliance.
  • Excellent public speaking, written communication, and proven supervisory skills.
  • Must pass state and national background check.
  • Must be able to complete a 40 hour agency orientation / crisis line responder training within six months of hire.
  • Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License and insured motor vehicle.
  • Must be able to performing rotating on-call and back-up coverage (including holidays) as part of STAR’s Administrative Team.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have an understanding of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, human trafficking and the needs of victims.
  • Must be able to lead meetings and facilitate communication in groups.
  • 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 within and outside the agency.

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, professional resume and at least three letters of reference via email to


Community Prevention & Education Specialist

Permanent Full-time 40 hours a week.  Schedule flexible to meet the needs of the agency, with some evenings and weekends.

Reports to Community Prevention and Education Manager

Position Summary: Provides educational presentations and trainings to the local schools and community, regarding sexual assault and personal safety.

Key Relationships: Community Prevention and Education Department and other STAR staff, Anchorage School District, the Community and Board of Directors, Anchorage Alliance for Violence Prevention, Green Dot Anchorage

Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide ASD approved age appropriate presentations as scheduled during the school year.
  • Provide presentations and trainings to diverse audiences throughout the community, as scheduled.
  • Aid in the development of current information on education and training curricula and agency handouts.
  • Assist with the agency crisis line training twice a year.
  • Assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of STAR and assist in maintaining liaison relationships with the Anchorage support community.
  • Attend agency meetings as scheduled and required.
  • Maintain accurate records and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Represent STAR in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Stay current on issues relating to sexual assault and IPV primary prevention strategies.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



  • Degree in social services, education or related field.
  • Experience in working with or presenting to children and/or community providers.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of sexual assault and related topics a plus.
  • Knowledge of IPV primary prevention strategies preferred.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks.
  • Must be proficient in computer use.
  • Must be organized and detail oriented.
  • Must be able to work with team-based decision making processes, and have the ability to identify and problem solve.
  • Must possess the ability to work with culturally diverse clients, staff and volunteers.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Special note

  • Must be able to provide immediate crisis intervention, advocacy and support (if disclosed to) while providing educational training.
  • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed.
  • Attend a 40-hour crisis line training within 6 months of hire.
  • Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license and insured vehicle.

Level of Responsibility:  Maintains contacts of a confidential nature throughout the agency and outside the agency.  May be required to use independent judgment in interpreting agency rules and policies.

To apply, please provide a letter of interest, professional resume and at least three letters of reference via email to

AWARE, Juneau

Position: Lead Advocate
Hours/Week: up to 40 hrs/week
Salary/Wage/Benefits: $18.05hr/ DOE plus benefits


  • Oversee recruitment and supervision of relief advocacy staff.
  • Responsible for creating and monitoring the shelter advocate schedule. Ensure sufficient staff coverage for shelter and respond to scheduling emergencies.
  • Support the Advocacy Services Manager to maintain positive staff morale in a high stress work environment.
  • Provide service management to AWARE participants.
  • Rotate on-call responsibilities.


  • Degree in social work, counseling, psychology, women’s studies, or a related field.  2+ years of experience may be substituted for degree.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Valid Alaska Driver’s License and have/be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • Experience in the field of domestic/sexual violence and/or trauma preferred.


  • A thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
  • The ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to women and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Send resume/cover letter to AWARE, Inc. by 1/2/19 to PO Box 20809, Juneau, AK 99802, fax to (907) 586-2479, or email to  For more information contact Emma-Lily Larsen at (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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Juneau, Alaska 99801
(907) 586-3650



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