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 Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Action Alliance) is hiring a full-time, exempt Events and Development Coordinator. As part of the Development and Outreach Team, this position promotes a positive and engaging experience for all who interact with the Action Alliance. The Events and Development Coordinator coordinates sites and logistics and provides on-site event support for cross-agency events and helps to grow the coalition’s fundraising program.

We’re looking for an energetic, detail-oriented planner and problem-solver with demonstrated experience at organizing large events and managing communications with event registrants, members, and supporters with grace and tact. The ideal candidate will be able to engage diverse audiences during in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. This person will be excited about building the capacity of the Action Alliance by helping to grow our development program. The ideal candidate is also committed to the Action Alliance’s anti-oppression and trauma-informed principles as integral to ending sexual and intimate partner violence.

The position requires demonstrated experience with virtual and in-person event planning, attention to details, effective communication skills, ability to manage multiple deadlines at once, and working with CRM platforms and databases. Also required is a knowledge of Zoom and/or other virtual meeting platforms, an eye for graphic design, and familiarity with fundraising principles. Preferred candidates will have experience with ensuring events and materials are accessible.

Read the full job announcement and description here.

Compensation: The starting salary range for this position is $45,000 – $55,000/year. The Action Alliance offers a generous benefits package and an outstanding and flexible work environment. This position, along with all staff, is temporarily remote, and is being continually reviewed in accordance with public health safety guidelines. This position is based in Richmond, VA.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter (address the specific job duties, minimum qualifications, and specific demonstrated experience), a resume or CV, and two to three (2-3) references by July 5, 2021 to and include “Events and Development Coordinator” in the subject line.

All interviews will be conducted over Zoom. First round interviews will take place July 15th and 16th and possible second round interviews on the 28th and 29th. The ideal start date for this position is August-September 2021.

The overnight crisis response advocate is a part-time, remote, statewide position covering the hours of 8pm-8am and all day on weekends. This position will join the Crisis Response Team. The Overnight Crisis Response Advocate will provide a trauma-informed, healing-centered response to people who contact the statewide hotline, including the LGBTQ Helpline and PREA hotline; and specializes in services for survivors who are from historically marginalized and oppressed communities.

Who we’re looking for: Motivated individuals who are passionate about providing services to empower survivors. The preferred candidates will be able to listen deeply, communicate calmly and effectively, and problem solve when needed. This position needs one year of related experience with anti-violence work and requires the advocate to be awake and working in a safe and quiet environment with reliable internet access.

Compensation: This is a part-time, nonexempt position with a $50 stipend per shift, working an average of four to six weekend or overnight shifts per month. Compensation is $15 an hour during provision of services, training, and administrative activities and during the hours of 8am-8pm. The advocate will be paid a stipend for the overnight shift regardless of the number of service requests. Time worked on agency recognized Holidays will be paid at the rate of time and a half. A benefits package is not offered for this position.

How to Apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references to Applications are always being accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

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 

We welcome applications on an ongoing basis! The Action Alliance is always seeking volunteers to answer our 24-hour hotline, represent us at community outreach events, and more. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application. For more information about the volunteer program, please send an email to

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