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.

 If you are interested in applying for the positions below, please send a resume and letter of interest to the staff contacts listed.   


This page was last updated 3/9/2021.  




Request for Proposals: Equity and Organizational Change Work

We are looking for a contractor to support Ati and the other Directors in developing some shared analysis and deepened understanding for AWARE regarding equity, cultural safety and trauma informed practices. We are also interested in developing tools for organizational change work for AWARE and other member organizations.  We are looking for a contractor that will provide coaching to Directors, and provide leadership in developing resources and tools for HTL Coalition partners. For more information, read the full Request for Proposals -HTL-Organization Change work.

Please send notification of intent to bid by March 19, 2021 at 5pm to atin@awareak.org. Proposals are due March 24, 2021 at 5pm.


Spectrum Co Facilitator


This staff person is responsible for co-facilitation of Spectrum, AWARE’s LGBTQ2+ trauma survivor’s peer support group. Spectrum is a free, confidential, 12-week support group for anyone that is LGBTQ2+ and has experienced trauma, such as domestic violence and/or sexual assault, whether recently or in the past. Topics covered include grief, coping skills, identifying abuse, and other themes that relate to the experience of trauma and the journey of healing as LGBTQ2+ people.

Hours are 3-5 per week when Spectrum is in session with hourly pay starting at $17.00 an hour (depending on experience). Spectrum co-facilitator must be available outside of business hours. This is a temporary position to be re-evaluated at the completion of each session of Spectrum.

  • Facilitator agrees to:
    • Maintain strict confidentiality and be willing to discuss situations including conflicts of interest, having a good understanding of challenges that can arise providing a service within a small community
    • Maintain clear boundaries with participants
    • Prioritize the values of equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and be committed to learning and discussion around anti-racism, de-colonization, and anti-oppression work
    • Participate in ongoing trainings with the lead facilitator and individually
  • Primary responsibilities:
    • Work alongside the lead facilitator to facilitate the 2hr/week group while Spectrum is in session
    • Prepare for group including setting up the space, printing materials and clean up after group
    • Debrief with lead facilitator weekly
    • Assist in outreach for Spectrum
    • Assist in updating the Spectrum curriculum


  • The co-facilitator must complete provided trainings about co-facilitating LGBTQ2+ support groups and access any additional needed learning resources before facilitating
  • Preference given to individuals with experience working within the LGBTQ2+ community and/or providing services to LGBTQ2+ people
  • Preference given to individuals who have experience with support groups, as a participant and/or facilitator


  • Must have knowledge about LGBTQ2+ community, gender, and sexual identities
  • Must have knowledge of the effects of domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, and oppression on LGBTQ2+ people or a commitment to learning with provided educational materials and training
  • Must have the ability and desire to practice empathy and work meaningfully with people with a range of life experiences and circumstances
  • Must have the skills to de-escalate conflict and interact with people who may be intoxicated or experiencing mental health crisis if needed, or commitment to learn and practice these skills
  • Must practice and uphold the values and philosophy of AWARE
  • Must have good communication skills, including ability to communicate boundaries and needs
  • Must pass AWARE background check

Please send your resume and contact information to Melissa Deisen, at melissad@awareak.org.



Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Youth Assistant


The Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Youth Assistant works under the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Prevention Director at AWARE, Inc. to support and uplift the work of the Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition (HTL). Specific duties will be clearly agreed upon before starting. Tasks may include:

  • Supporting the cultural safety and equity group in collaboration with the Juneau School District.
  • Informing campaigns and policy changes supporting Juneau’s youth.
  • Supporting HTL partners in similar work as opportunities arise.
  • Supporting equity trainings hosted by the HTL coalition as opportunities arise.


  • Familiarity with the needs and challenges facing youth in our community.
  • Familiarity with social justice concepts such as equity, intersectionality, gender norms/gender identity, systemic racism, and cultural safety.
  • Lived experience of the concepts listed above.
  • Ability to communicate about these concepts with clarity and willingness to do so in a room full of adult decision-makers.
  • Must support the Haa Tóoch Lichéesh mission: Guided by the wisdom of our ancestors, we reckon with injustice and commit to healing and liberation while honoring our interdependence. Together we are imagining and creating a community free from violence.
  • Must support AWARE’s Mission and Philosophy.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must pass AWARE background check.

Hourly Rate & Hours:

  • 5-10 hours a week
  • $12-$16/hour DOE


Become a Shelter Advocate or 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 shelter advocacy or on-call SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) program may be right for you!

For more information please contact Melissa Deisen at info@awareak.org or call 907-586-6623.