Fields: rural, indigenous, youth, domestic violence, social work
Location: Juneau, Alaska
About the Organization: AWARE provides a variety of confidential and free prevention and intervention services for women and children impacted by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. We also work to raise community awareness regarding these issues.
Girls on the Run is an empowering and fun afterschool program for 3rd-8th grade girls. We meet twice a week for 10 weeks and prepare girls for a lifetime of healthy living and self-respect. GOTR combines self-esteem enhancing life-lessons, discussions, and running games in a fun and encouraging, girl-positive environment where girls are free to express themselves, build confidence and improve attitudes about body image, eating attitudes, and self. The program culminates in a 5k fun run that teaches girls that when they set a goal and work toward it, they can achieve anything! AWARE offers this program in every elementary and middle school in Juneau, as well as in the northern Southeast Alaska communities that AWARE serves. AWARE partners with DV/SA agencies throughout the state to offer GOTR as a violence prevention program.
Boys Run I toowú klatseen envisions boys and men possessing “strength of spirit.” Through this 10 week after-school program involving running, discussion and cultural activities that honor Southeast Alaska languages and values, 3rd-5th grade boys will gain the strength they need to build healthy relationships and create a community of respect for self and others.
About the Position:
- Under the direction of AWARE’s Statewide GOTR Coordinator oversee and implement Girls on the Run of Greater Alaska & the Boys Run I toowú klatseen in Juneau, and AWARE’s 9 rural communities,
- Mentor and support GOTR coaches and site liaisons in their implementation of GOTR programs, including coach trainings, data management and reporting, and quality program implementation,
- Implement Girls on the Run & the Boys Run i toowú klatseen strategic program plan and achieve program goals with respect to number of participants and number of sites in AWARE’s service area,
- Work with site liaisons and key community partners to support GOTR & Boys Run i toowú klatseen program implementation; including coaches training, CPR & First Aid, background checks, and ensure all program sites are staffed with qualified volunteer coaches in AWARE’s service area.
- Must have high school diploma/GED. College level study or experience in social work, women’s studies, education, accounting or related field is desirable. Must have or be willing to acquire a CPR and First Aid Certificate.
- Ability to understand and communicate with people of different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
- Thorough understanding of domestic violence, sexual assault and the needs of victims or the willingness to learn.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Support AWARE’s Philosophy: A commitment to providing options and alternatives to survivors and families who experience domestic violence and sexual assault.
Estimated Salary: $18/hr DOE + benefits
Deadline: September 7, 2018