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: 


As part of the Development and Outreach Team, the Communications and Resources Coordinator promotes a positive and engaging experience for all who interact with the Action Alliance. The Communications and Resources Coordinator manages content distribution and the use and dissemination of Action Alliance resources (e.g., digital, print, audio/video materials, and rooms) to its members and the general public. Responsibilities include managing online e-commerce sites, coordinating the Action Alliance Lending Library, and welcoming and orienting visitors to the Action Alliance’s Training, Conference, or Webinar rooms, as well as answering the Action Alliance’s main phone line.

Who we’re looking for: an energetic, detail-oriented, customer/client service coordinator and problem-solver with demonstrated experience with organizing print and digital resources and maintaining positive customer/client service relationships. The ideal candidate will be able to interact with diverse audiences, will be excited about assisting our members and community partners with accessing Action Alliance resources and information, and have a curiosity for using technology and databases. 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 customer service and resource management, attention to details, effective communication skills, an ability to manage multiple deadlines at once, and familiarity with digital calendar systems and databases. Also required is a knowledge of Zoom and/or other virtual meeting platforms, an eye for graphic design, and a curiosity to use technology to facilitate resource distribution. Preferred candidates will have the following: fluency in Spanish or experience working with web design platforms.

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Compensation and logistics: 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 is temporarily remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with public health safety guidelines, though will be required to be primarily in-office once the Action Alliance office is open to the public. 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 February 4, 2022 to jobs@vsdvalliance.org and include “Communications and Resources Coordinator” in the subject line. All interviews will be conducted over Zoom. First round interviews will take place February 9th and 10th and possible second round interviews on the 17th and 18th. The ideal start date for this position is February-March 2022.

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 hotline@vsdvalliance.org. 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 volunteer@vsdvalliance.org

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