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.

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 10/06/2021.  

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Operations Director (THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS.)

Hours/Week: 40 hrs/week, exempt

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $75,000 DOE, Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, Retirement

Applicants must provide a cover letter with resume in order to be considered further.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all existing and future programs are continuously evaluated for effectiveness. Develop new programming as needed and appropriate. Remain current on best practices to ensure programming quality.
  • Coordinate, provide and evaluate agency-wide and team-specific staff training and education in needed areas, including DV/SA, behavioral health, cultural humility, and other areas related to violence intervention and prevention.
  • Assist Executive Director in preparing/submitting grant and funding proposals
  • Ensure quality and accuracy of all policy and procedures. Perform annual reviews to update policies in conformance with federal/state requirements and best practices.
  • Ensure training, supervision and evaluation of performance of counselors on staff. Maintain communication with administrative staff with regard to current trends/needs.
  • Prepare and facilitate groups/clinical services for survivors.
  • On-call hours required each month
  • Partner with AWARE Directors in advancing systemic practices regarding equity, inclusion and accessibility.
  • Enhance place-based learning, programs and opportunities for AWARE staff and program participants with special consideration on cultural safety across AWARE curricula.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have degree in social work, counseling, psychology, women’s studies, or a related field. 5+ years of experience including supervision and executive functions may be substituted for a degree.
  • Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License and be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
  • COVID19 vaccination required (exemptions possible)

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 remain objective and to perform under stressful conditions.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have successful experience supervising a diverse team.
  • 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.

Send resume AND cover letter to AWARE, Inc. via email to Mandy Cole at mandyoc@awareak.org, no later than Monday, October 18th, by close of business. For more information call (907) 586-6623 and ask for Mandy Cole. 

 

 

Children’s Advocacy Coordinator (THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS.)

Hours/Week: 40 hrs/wk

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $20/hr DOE/ plus medical, dental, vision, retirement, generous leave/holiday

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with AWARE staff to provide education and child advocacy emphasizing the whole child, developing self- esteem, communication skills, problem solving techniques, and appropriate expression of feelings.
  • Model and teach positive parenting techniques to parents, staff, and volunteers.
  • Facilitate weekly Children’s Life Skills and creative play groups with focus on communication, socialization, and decision making skills.
  • Work with parents individual and in groups to develop and enhance parenting skills/confidence.
  • Provide supervision for child advocacy and child care volunteers.
  • Support shelter shift staff as needed.

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.
  • COVID19 vaccination required (exemptions possible)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge/experience of child development and parenting 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 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.

Send resume and cover letter to AWARE, Inc. by October 25 via email to Saralyn Tabachnick at saralynt@awareak.org.  For more information call (907)586-6623. Open until filled.  

 

 

JCAP Administrative Coordinator (THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS.)

Hours/Week: 40 hrs/wk

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $20/hr DOE, plus medical, dental, vision, retirement, generous leave/holiday

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive referrals for JCAP and track the participation (or lack thereof) of referrals, with appropriate follow through as per JCAP policy.
  • Provide Information Meetings for men referred to the program, conduct and write intakes.
  • Track and log data with strict attention to detail. This includes assessments, interventions, communications, payments, attendance, victim contact, affidavits of non-compliance, etc.
  • Work with community partners- law enforcement, prosecutors, probation- to ensure systems accountability.
  • Coordinate with JCAP staff and safety check advocate to ensure accurate tracking/ understanding of mens’ participation in the program.
  • Support shelter shift staff as needed.

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.
  • COVID19 vaccination required (exemptions possible)

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must demonstrate keen attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must have strong communication, organizational, and documentation 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 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.

Send resume and cover letter to AWARE, Inc. by October 25th via email to Mandy Cole at mandyoc@awareak.org.  For more information call (907)586-6623. Open until filled.

Shelter Advocate (THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS.)

Hours/Week: Part-time/Relief

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $20.00/ hour DOE plus benefits.

AWARE is hiring for a full time advocate position within our Emergency Shelter serving 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 (shifts are 10 hours at a time) be dependable and reliable.

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

  • Must be willing to acquire a CPR/First Aid Certificate
  • COVID vaccination required (exemptions possible).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with social services
  • Trauma-informed communication skills
  • 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 and listen.

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

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

· Must have basic computer skills or the ability to learn.

· 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.

Send resume/cover letter to AWARE, Inc. by emailing info@awareak.org.  For more information call (907) 586-4902

 

 

Violence Prevention Manager (THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS.)

Hours/Week: 30-40 hours per week

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $37,440 – $49,920 to start/DOE plus benefits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition member organizations and leaders as we aim to address widespread generational trauma from systemic violence and oppression by building new, more inclusive policies, practices and programs in efforts to prevent future violence and promote healing across communities.
  • With the Violence Prevention Director ensure a trauma informed work environment and high-functioning and diverse team.
  • Help recruit, screen, hire, supervise, and evaluate departmental staff, and supervise staff whose work implements the programs of Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition.
  • Provide culturally relevant and place-based programs for Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition member organizations and across the spectrum of AWARE services.
  • Experience with grants management and grant writing is desirable.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must pass AWARE background check.
  • 3+ year experience in this or related field.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Lived experience within Alaska Native worldviews, cultures and communities is required.
  • Must have or acquire CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • COVID vaccination required (exemptions possible).

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 experience in community work that addresses equity, anti-oppression, violence prevention, and/or community organizing.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Must demonstrate keen attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

Send resume/cover letter to AWARE, Inc. by emailing Ati Nasiah at atin@awareak.orgFor more information call (907) 586-6623 or e-mail Ati Nasiah.  Position is open until filled.

 

 

Violence Prevention Communications Coordinator (THIS POSITION IS ELIGIBLE FOR A $1,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS.)

Hours/Week: Part-time (20-30 hrs/week)

Salary/Wage/Benefits: $20 DOE/ Benefits

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate communication materials across Haa Tóoch Lichéesh, including but not limited to educational/awareness campaigns and materials, coalition newsletters/zines, press releases, PSAs, brochures, fliers, graphics, communications plans, and programing opportunities.
  • Work with coalition partners and AWARE staff to develop communication messaging, podcasts, and other materials (audio, video, and/or visual art) that facilitate community wide learning of Haa Tóoch Lichéesh values across Juneau and communities served by AWARE.
  • Center key relationships with diverse coalition leaders and organizations working in partnership to co-create materials and/or ensure wide spread reach.
  • Develop and maintain social media pages associated with Haa Tóoch Lichéesh programs and maintain coalition website and specific program websites as needed.
  • Perform all record-keeping activities associated with the project as required including assisting in drafting quarterly program narrative overviews for coalition/community members and funders.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must pass AWARE background check.
  • 2+ year experience in this or related field.
  • Lived experience within Alaska Native worldviews, cultures and communities is required.
  • Must have or acquire CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • COVID vaccination required (exemptions possible).

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a thorough understanding of communication strategies, platforms and methodologies.
  • Must have experience in community work that addresses equity, anti-oppression, violence prevention, and/or community organizing.
  • Must maintain confidentiality.
  • Must support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Must demonstrate keen attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

Send resume/cover letter to AWARE, Inc. by email to Ati Nasiah at atin@awareak.orgFor more information call 907-586-4902 or e-mail Ati Nasiah.  Position is open until filled.

 

Request for Proposals – Evaluation

The Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition is seeking evaluation services. For more information, please see the Request for Proposals.

 

Become a Relief 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 907-586-6623.