AWARE Job Opportunities

AWARE currently has both full & part-time job openings. If you are interested in applying for any of the positions below, please send a resume and letter of interest to the staff contacts below:

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This page was last updated 2/15/18

The current openings at AWARE are:

 

COMMUNICATIONS & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Duties & Responsibilities:

      Communications:

  • With the E.D., coordinate AWARE’s communication planning and implementation for all programs of AWARE, both internally and externally. Develop a communications plan outlining roles and responsibilities of AWARE staff.
  • Coordinate all communications materials across AWARE programs, including but not limited to department specific communications plans, newsletters, Press releases, PSAs, Brochures, and Fliers, graphics, etc., in partnership with specified staff/programs.
  • Develop program logos and marketing materials and market JVPC and AWARE programs in Juneau and communities served by AWARE.
  • Develop and maintain AWARE’s social media pages, and specific program websites as needed.
  • Work with prevention staff to develop media and materials that reinforce messaging across all pathways focused on promoting gender and racial equity.
  • Perform all record-keeping activities associated with the project as required.
  • Provide assistance in grant writing and fundraising activities as needed.
  • Construct, gather articles and photos, organize, and proofread AWARE’s quarterly newsletter, DOVE TALES.

     Volunteers:

  • Oversee volunteer coordination in consultation with AWARE staff to provide volunteer assistance.
  • Prioritize recruitment and retention of qualified volunteers to perform regularly required programmatic duties, ie. provide childcare for weekly groups.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement recruitment and training for new volunteers, including advertising for volunteers. Ensure the provision of two 40 hour trainings annually.
  • Supervise and evaluate volunteer work, document volunteer efforts, and acknowledge accomplishments of volunteers. Coordinate a yearly appreciation event for volunteers.
  • Ensure activities for October, DV Awareness Month and April, SA Awareness Month, are planned, organized, implemented, and advertised with inclusion and support of AWARE staff and volunteers.
  • Screen and interview volunteers. Assess volunteer strengths and make appropriate placements.  Coordinate scheduling of volunteers.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement volunteer retention and support. Be available to volunteers for consultation concerning volunteer involvement.  Provide problem solving and mediation services for volunteers.
  • Coordinate ongoing training for current volunteers as needed.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date volunteer records. Keep a record of volunteer hours and submit a record of hours to administrative assistant on monthly basis.

     General:

  • Participate in program planning and development. Participate in special events- Women of Distinction, providing support prior to and during the event.
  • Attend twice-monthly staff meetings, and monthly staff trainings.
  • Participate in 40 hour victim advocate training, and provide advocacy, answer crisis line, and assist with participant service delivery, as needed.
  • Perform all record-keeping activities associated with client contact, or as required for data collection or inter-staff communication.
  • Report all cases of suspected abuse or neglect of children and vulnerable adults to the State of Alaska, Office of Children’s Services, Adult Protective Services, and law enforcement as required.
  • Comply with AWARE Personnel and Administrative Policies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in communication/design, social work, women’s studies, education or related field is required.

Must be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.

Must pass AWARE background check.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience in graphic design, video recording/editing, multi-media IT, etc. preferred.

Must have the ability to organize, to assess skills and abilities, and to place volunteers appropriately within the agency.

Must have a thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.

Must have the ability to remain objective and to perform under stressful conditions.

Must have the ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Must maintain confidentiality.

Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to women and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Salary & Hours:

$18.00/hr DOE plus benefits, 40 hours per week.

Closing Date/Where to Apply:

Closes February 16, 2018.  Please send resume and cover letter to Saralyn Tabachnick at saralynt@awareak.org, fax it to 907-586-2479, or mail it to AWARE, Inc., PO Box 20809, Juneau, AK  99802.  AWARE is an EEO.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides advanced administrative support to the Directors of AWARE.
  • Provides back up to the Administrative Assistant by answering phone, routing calls and taking messages. Answer routine inquiries about AWARE programs and services and/or provide advocacy, as needed.
  • Enter and code all AR/AP and Payroll for Business Director.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the AWARE database. Ensure day to day duties of data entry, membership updates, donations and mailing lists, records, acknowledgements etc., are completed.
  • Responsible for all staff and volunteer fingerprinting, and tracking of personnel files.
  • Provides new hire orientation of administrative functions and training on timesheets, purchase orders, vehicle requests, etc.
  • Partner with staff to update AWARE’s Group Meeting brochure as needed and make sure supply is kept up at local agencies and at AWARE.
  • Partner with Executive Director, Business Director, and Volunteer Coordinator for annual Women of Distinction event. Write honoree biographies, take and track ticket orders and cash donations, write receipts, send tickets, acquire auction item donations and proofread WOD program book.
  • Post and manage job vacancies as needed.
  • Other duties as needed.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Must pass AWARE background check.

Must have high school diploma/GED.

Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License and be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.

Must have the physical ability to climb stairs and carry up to 30 lbs down a flight of stairs.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Must possess knowledge, skills and experience in office management and payroll and accounting practices. Advanced level usage of personal computers and various software including spreadsheets and word processing, filing systems and multi-line phone systems.

Must have a thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.

Must be organized and have the ability to remain objective and to perform under stressful conditions.

 Salary & Hours:

Starting Wage – $18.00/hour DOE.

This position is part-time until June 2018.  Schedule will be 4 hours/day 5 days/week (20 hours/week).  Position will move to temporary full-time 40 hours/week starting in June 2018.

Closing Date/Where to Apply:

Closes February 19, 2018.  Please send resume and cover letter to Danielle Lindoff at daniellel@awareak.org, fax it to 907-586-2479, or mail it to AWARE, Inc., PO Box 20809, Juneau, AK  99802.  AWARE is an EEO.

 

 

RELIEF ADVOCATE

Relief Advocates at AWARE are responsible for maintaining the safety and security of AWARE’s residential facility, as well as answering the crisis line and working one-on-one with women and children who are experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault. Relief workers may work a regular, weekly shift or be on-call to cover staff absence and vacations. If you are interested in working with women and children, want a part-time schedule, and an be flexible about your hours, Relief work at AWARE could be a perfect fit! $15.00/hr DOE. Please email your resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sumner at kimberlys@awareak.org. Please call Kimberly at 907-586-6623 with questions. EEO.

 

BECOME A MEMBER OF AWARE’S SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE TEAM (SART)

Be a (S)HERO for women in your community…

Did you know that 1 in 4 women will be victims of sexual assault in their lifetime? Do you want to help support these women at the hospital when they seek medial and/or legal assistance? Do you want to help hold their offenders accountable? Is so, becoming a part of AWARE’s on-call SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program may be right for you! You can learn more about it what it takes to be a SART advocate by registering for AWARE’s 40-hour advocacy training, offered twice a year (please email beccag@awareak.org for most recent dates). Please contact Swarupa at swarupat@awareak.org with questions regarding SART.

Thanks for helping to heal our fellow sisters on their journey towards healing and justice.

 

***If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, please contact AWARE for free and confidential services (907)586-1090.