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 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 seeking an experienced trainer, curriculum-builder, and preventionist with a demonstrated history of advancing sexual and domestic violence prevention, engaging communities in social change, and advocating on behalf of survivors.

Who We’re Looking for: The ideal candidate will be able to engage diverse audiences with experiential learning opportunities and provide trauma-informed and anti-oppressive technical assistance to professionals across the state, particularly around the primary prevention of sexual and intimate partner violence. This candidate will be excited about building the capacity of member programs and staff who will then implement prevention strategies in their own communities. As a part of the Culture Change Team, this position will design and deliver training and technical assistance to sexual and domestic violence advocates, preventionists, and systems partners engaged in collaborative efforts to end violence.

Read the full job announcement and job description for additional details about this position and the application process.

Compensation and benefits: The starting salary range for this position is $56,000-$61,000/year. The Action Alliance offers a generous benefits package and an outstanding and flexible work environment.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter (address the specific job duties, minimum qualifications, and specific demonstrated experience), resume or CV, and two to three (2-3) references by April 26th, 2021 to jobs@vsdvalliance.org and include “Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Manager” in the subject line. First round interviews will take place May 3rd and 4th and possible second round interviews on the 17th and 18th. The ideal start date for this position is June-July 2021.

The Action Alliance is seeking a graduate or undergraduate level intern to support the statewide Partner Abuse Intervention and Prevention Workgroup and help accomplish its objectives to map the current components of community accountability for intimate partner violence intervention and prevention and identify evidence-based best practices for the full range of community programs and practices for responding to intimate partner violence and abuse.

The ideal candidate has completed coursework and perhaps had some hands-on experience with community surveys, community services mapping and identifying evidence-based practices. This experience may be connected to a public health, social sciences, public administration or justice systems field of study. Students with a particular interest in gender equity and social justice are particularly encouraged to apply.

Read the full description for additional details about the position.

Compensation: This internship is for 10-20 hours/week for 6-8 months; $15/hour.

Location: This internship may be done remotely from anywhere in Virginia.

How to Apply: Send an email describing your interest and related skills or experience to jobs@vsdvalliance.org with subject line, “PAIP Intern,” by May 3, 2021.

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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