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1057 W. Fireweed Lane, Suite 230     Anchorage, AK 99503     ​star@staralaska.org

Celebrating 40 Years of Service to Alaskans by Providing Options, Support and Information to Survivors of Sexual Violence.



Job Title: Program Director

Reports to: Executive Director

Key Relationships:

Board of Directors, STAR staff, Community and State agencies responding to sexual assault.

Position Summary:

Provide overall leadership and supervision to program staff, Counselor and Volunteer/Administrative Coordinator.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Experience in crisis intervention techniques, case management, grant/contract compliances, public speaking and supervisory skills.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of sexual assault, child sexual abuse and victim services as well as skills in crisis intervention is preferred.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks. 
  • Must be organized and detail oriented. 
  • Must be able to work with team-based decision making processes, and have the ability to identify and problem solve. 
  • Must possess the ability to work with culturally diverse clients, staff and volunteers. 
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Special notes:

  • Must be able to work independently and be self-directed. 
  • Must have a valid Alaska driver’s license and insured vehicle. 
  • Attend a 40-hour crisis line training within 6 months of hire.
  • Rotating on-call and back-up coverage (including holidays) may be required.

Level of Responsibility:

  • Maintains contacts of a confidential nature throughout the agency and outside the agency. May be required to use independent judgment in interpreting agency rules and policies.

Job Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Provide performance evaluations and develop training plans for program staff.
  • Develop training checklists for new staff, follow up with supervisors to ensure checklists are being utilized.  Follow progress of new employees and ensure check-off is occurring within the appropriate time frame.
  • Complete annual performance evaluations with Education and Direct Service Managers, Counselor and Volunteer/Administrative Coordinator (July).
  • Ensure Education and Direct Service Managers are completing performance evaluations of all staff on their teams annually (July).
  • Maintain agency-wide performance evaluation criteria for STAR services, and execute evaluation of services quarterly.  Make suggestions for improvements based on response.
  • Participate in grant acquisition process, grant writing process and grant reporting process (as appropriate, with ED and EC).
  • Establish and monitor program goals and objectives for Education and Advocacy, within the strategy identified by the Board (with ED).
  • Hire, train and supervise program managers/supervisors, Volunteer/Administrative Coordinator and Counselor.
  • Ensure adequate supervision of Interns is performed by Education and Direct Service Managers.  Support Counselor in Intern supervision.
  • Attend team meetings of Education and Advocacy.
  • Complete 1:1’s with supervisors of Education and Advocacy, Counselor and Volunteer / Administrative Coordinator on bi-weekly basis.
  • Assist with Crisis Line Responder Training / New Employee Orientation.
  • Assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of STAR and assist in maintaining liaison relationships with the Anchorage support community.
  • Attend agency meetings as scheduled and required.
  • Identify ongoing educational opportunities for staff of Education and Advocacy and commit staff to attend continuing education quarterly.
  • Maintain accurate records and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Represent STAR in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Stay current on issues relating to sexual assault and issues affecting sexual assault victims.
  • Intervene with difficult cases and provide direction and referrals as needed.
  • Present information about STAR in the community.
  • Provide presentations and trainings, as needed.
  • Testify to legislature, assembly, or other public boards regarding policies and their impact on STAR clients, as needed.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

Hours:    40 hours a week. Flexible to meet the needs of the agency.

Rate of Pay: DOE                      Exempt

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and three letters of reference to star@staralaska.org.

STAR regularly has interns in Direct Services, Prevention and Education, and Events and Marketing.  If you are interested in becoming a STAR intern, please submit your cover letter (expressing which department you would like to intern in) and resume to star@staralaska.org. Resumes will be reviewed and a member of the STAR staff will follow up with you. 

Interning at STAR

Are you interested in making a positive difference in your community and people’s lives?  Do you want to work in a fast-paced, challenging environment with a supportive team of professionals?  Then consider coming to work for Standing Together Against Rape (STAR).  

STAR offers a bright, dynamic and progressive work environment for the right individual. Benefits after ninety days include medical, vision and dental.

​STAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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