Career Opportunities

Interested in joining a community of survivors and advocates who are passionate, caring, and well, pretty darn fun/unique/some other awesome adjective to work with? The Action Alliance just may be the home for you! Each member of our team is constantly striving to make our communities and our world a better place, starting right at our office. Check out the available opportunities to contribute to our work below: 


The Action Alliance is looking for someone with a passion for systems advocacy, legal services, and public policy as strategies to support improved safety, health, and life outcomes for all survivors of sexual and domestic violence to serve as its Justice Projects Director.

The Justice Projects Director will work with and co-lead a team of legal and systems advocates, policy wonks, and attorneys to increase access to safety, justice, and healing, for survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of interpersonal violence. The Justice Projects Director also supports the coordination of training and technical assistance to advocates, attorneys, and allied professionals, as well as policy analysis and support activities as a member of the Justice Projects Team. Applicants with experience in systems and legal advocacy, coordinated community responses to violence, and with an understanding of and commitment to trauma informed approaches to the provision of legal services are strongly encouraged to apply.

Read the full job ad here (pdf).

Compensation: This is a Tier 4 full-time, exempt, position with a starting salary between $65,000 and $70,000. The benefits package includes health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, an optional flexible savings account for health and/or dependent care expenses, and a retirement benefit for employees who have completed two years at the agency. We offer many opportunities for professional development, flexibility in the workday, generous leave, family and pet friendly work policies and environment, as well as other types of workplace support.

Location and hours: This position, along with all staff, is mostly remote.  The Action Alliance is based in Richmond, VA and serves members and communities across Virginia. This position will require regular statewide travel, which may even be frequent, particularly for those living outside of Richmond, and periodic national travel.

How to apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and 2-3 references by January 31, 2023 to jobs@vsdvalliance.org and include “Justice Projects Director” in the subject line.  Initial interviews will be conducted in person the week of February 6th.

The Action Alliance is looking for a self-motivated individual with the ability to work with a team and across teams at the Action Alliance as a Crisis Response Coordinator. We are looking for someone who is passionate about providing effective and comprehensive services and support to empower survivors. We are also looking for someone who has the ability to provide direct, support, supervision, structure and organization to/for the Crisis Response Team. They will be able to listen deeply, communicate calmly and effectively, and problem solve.

The position requires:

  • Familiarity with the work of local sexual and domestic violence advocates, sexual and domestic violence, and anti-oppression frameworks.
  • Residency in the Commonwealth Virginia.
  • High level of organizational skills; ability to handle high call volume while maintaining boundaries and prioritizing caller needs.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience with deep listening, particularly with people who may hold different life experiences.
  • Experience building relationships between community partners and service organizations (including traditional and non-traditional groups).
  • Understanding of the importance of needs and experiences within diverse cultures.
  • Experience with applying concepts, skills and tools of trauma stewardship in the daily work of crisis services and support
  • Passion for providing survivor focused advocacy services through a trauma informed lens
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as a member of a team.
  • As a primarily remote position, this also requires that all Crisis Response Team Members have excellent internet connectivity AND dedicated office space at home to ensure privacy and confidentiality of calls.

Read the full job announcement and job description here.

Compensation: This is a grant-funded, full-time, exempt, position with a hiring salary range between $48,000 and $53,000. The benefits package includes health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, an optional flexible savings account for health and/or dependent care expenses.  We offer many opportunities for professional development, flexibility in the workday, generous leave, and other types of workplace support.

Location and hours: This position is primarily remote but will require weekly in-person presence in the office and in-person presence at agency and team meetings, trainings and community-related outreach events (as needed/as scheduled.) Limited travel statewide will be required for the position. Work hours for the position vary between 8a-8p, M-F (40 hours a week.)

How to apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling a basis. All interviews will be conducted over Zoom. Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three (3) references to jobs@vsdvalliance.org and include “Crisis Response Coordinator” in the subject line.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with the ability to work with a team and across teams at the Action Alliance with the primary focus of providing direct crisis services and support to/for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. We are also looking for someone who is passionate about providing effective and comprehensive services and support to empower survivors whose primary language is Spanish. The candidate for this position will be able to communicate effectively in English and Spanish. They will be able to listen deeply, communicate calmly and effectively, and problem solve. This position requires three years of related experience in the anti-violence field, working on a crisis hotline and/or providing direct service to survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence. Work experience at a sexual and domestic violence agency or coalition is required. The preferred candidate will also have life experience(s) and an approach to learning that supports collective action to advance social justice and healthy relationships.

Read the full job announcement and job description here.

Location and hours: This position is primarily remote but will require weekly in-person presence in the office in Richmond and in-person presence at agency and team meetings, trainings and community-related outreach events (as needed/as scheduled.) Limited travel statewide will be required for the position. Work hours for the position are M-F, 12-8pm.

Compensation: This is a grant-funded, full-time, exempt, position with a hiring salary range between $48,000 and $53,000. The benefits package includes health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, an optional flexible savings account for health and/or dependent care expenses.  We offer many opportunities for professional development, flexibility in the workday, generous leave, and other types of workplace support.

How to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All interviews will be conducted over Zoom. Please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, and three (3) references to jobs@vsdvalliance.org and include “Latinx Crisis Response Coordinator ” in the subject line.


The Action Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ+ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. 


Volunteer Opportunities 

Currently, volunteer opportunities are limited due to the pandemic. We welcome applications on an ongoing basis. In the past, the Action Alliance has had volunteers answer our 24-hour hotline, represent us at community outreach events, and help with other projects. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application. For more information about the volunteer program, please send an email to volunteer@vsdvalliance.org

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