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 1/20/2021.  




Children’s Advocate

Job Description

AWARE is hiring for a full time Children’s Advocate. This coordinates with AWARE’s Children’s staff to provide education and child advocacy emphasizing the whole child, developing self-esteem, communication skills, problem solving techniques, and appropriate expression of feelings. We are very willing to train the right applicant with a strong customer service background who is wanting to transition to social services.


  • Must have high school diploma/GED.  College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, education or related field is desirable.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older and hold a valid/current driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to acquire a CPR/First Aide Certificate


  • Experience with social services
  • 1+ years of client service experience


  • Must have a thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault, child 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.

For more information, call (907) 586-6623 or email info@awareak.org

Job Types: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 per hour/DOE


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.