Employment

AWARE provides equal employment opportunity and provides services for all qualified persons, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national ancestry, age, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or disability status. AWARE promotes the full realization of equal employment and service provision through a  positive and continuing effort.

Below are current employment opportunities at AWARE.  If you are interested in applying for the positions below, please send a resume and letter of interest to the staff contact listed.   

This page was last updated 7/14/2022.  

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Sexual Assault Response Advocate

THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS.

40 hrs/week

Hourly, benefited, starting $21.85/hr DOE

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide services for survivors of sexual assault and other violent crimes, including crisis intervention and follow up.
  • Work with Juneau’s Sexual Assault Response Team as AWARE representative.
  • Provide survivor services at AWARE’s emergency safe shelter.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, education, accounting or related field is desirable.
  • Must be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License
  • Must be available for evening/overnight calls.
  • Must have at least 6 months experience in direct service or justice system-related work.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 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 understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: To provide safe shelter and supportive services for survivors of domestic or sexual violence; and to effect the social, political, and legal changes needed to eliminate oppression, gender violence, and violence against children.

Email resume/cover letter to AWARE, Inc. at jobs@awareak.orgFor more information call (907) 586-6623

At AWARE, Inc. we have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work. We are focused on equity and we honor race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all other fascinating characteristics that make us unique. AWARE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Violence Prevention Youth and Education Coordinator

THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1000 SIGN-ON BONUS.

AWARE offers health insurance, retirement plans and a robust wellness package (including paid leave, paid holidays, floating holidays and monthly wellness reimbursements).  We offer the  option for this position to work remotely (partially) and are committed to a cultivating family friendly work environment.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Promote and assist with Haa Tóoch Lichéesh sponsored programs for youth and community members that strengthen cultural connectedness, build upon the resilience of their identities, and prevent violence.
  • Promote and assist with education and outreach across AWARE’s service area, such as trainings that address Trauma Informed practices, Equity, and Healthy Relationships and opportunities for cultural learning and connectedness.
  • Support programs for youth and families including implementation and oversight of afterschool programs such as I Toowú Klatseen and Girls on the Run with key partners.
  • Support strong collaboration with key partners within Tribal organizations, Nonprofits, businesses and regional groups to implement education programs for Haa Tóoch Lichéesh.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must have high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, education, youth programming or related field is desirable.
  • Must be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • Must pass AWARE background check and fingerprinting.
  • COVID vaccination required (exemptions possible).

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have strong communication, computer literacy and time management skills.
  • 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 understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: To provide safe shelter and supportive services for survivors of domestic or sexual violence; and to affect the social, political, and legal changes needed to eliminate oppression, gender violence, and violence against children.

The Violence Prevention Youth and Education Coordinator position is a full-time (40-hour) position.

$21.60/hr, DOE plus medical, dental, vision, retirement and generous leave/holiday benefits.

To apply, send resume/cover letter to AWARE, Inc. at nataliew@awareak.org, or mail to PO Box 20809, Juneau, AK 99802, or fax to (907) 586-2479.  For more information call (907) 586-4902 or e-mail nataliew@awareak.org. Position opened until filled.

 

Shelter Relief Advocate

AWARE is hiring part-time relief advocates for our emergency shelter. Shelter Relief Advocates serve survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. This is an opportunity to work in a fast-paced, crisis-oriented agency with a commitment to collaborative, supportive services. We are very willing to train the right applicant with a strong customer service background who is wanting to transition to social services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be able to work shift-based schedule (Evening: 4pm-12am/Day 8am-4pm/Swing 12pm- 8pm/Overnight 12am-8am).

**Priority will be given to applicants who can work evenings and weekends. **

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be willing to acquire a CPR/First Aide Certificate
  • Must be fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to first day of work, or submit request for a federal allowable exclusion to the mandate.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with social services (supervisory positions available)
  • 1+ years of customer/client service experience

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 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 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, etc.

SALARY & HOURS:

$19.44/hour, part-time/relief position.  Please e-mail resume/cover letter to Christina Patterson at jobs@awareak.org.  For more information call (907) 586-6623.

 Become a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team!

Did you know that on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.  Do you want to help support these people when they seek medical and/or legal assistance? Do you want to help hold their offenders accountable? If so, becoming a part of AWARE’s on-call SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program may be right for you!

For more information please contact 907-586-6623.