Join the Team

Partners for Peace is at an exciting time in our nearly 50-year history of partnering with our community to end domestic abuse. We offer competitive pay, generous benefits, and a supportive and flexible workplace. We are committed to developing and supporting emerging leaders at all stages of their careers, and to cultivating an equitable, inclusive and diverse workplace. We hope to hear from you!


Career Opportunities at Partners for Peace


Partners for Peace, the domestic violence resource center serving Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties, invites applications for a variety of positions.

The ideal candidates are empathetic, dependable, passionate about our work, and able to support people in crisis. Our team values a sense of humor, a willingness to learn, and direct communication. We offer generous benefits; a supportive and flexible workplace; and significant opportunities for on-the-job training and professional growth.


We are hiring for the following positions:


Bangor-Based Direct Service Advocate – Job Description: FY 24 Direct Service Advocate Bangor

Dover-Foxcroft-Based Direct Service Advocate – Job Description: FY 24 Rural Direct Service Advocate

Bangor-Based Housing Navigator – Job Description: FY 24 Housing Navigator Job Description

Bangor-Based Shelter Program Manager – Job Description: FY 24 Shelter Program Manager Job Description


Required Role on 24-Hour Helpline  

All staff trained as advocates are expected to take shifts on our 24-hour helpline as part of their core job responsibilities. Staff must be fully trained by completing a 45-hour core advocacy training that includes role plays, observation, and individual support before providing on-call coverage. The 24-hour helpline requires covering M-F and weekend daytime and overnight shifts, including holidays, on a rotation, with frequency of shifts determined by staffing levels.  


On-call responsibilities include serving on the front lines to answer helpline calls as they come through, completing shelter intakes as needed and providing support to our emergency shelter, providing support and guidance for on-call volunteers, and seeking consultation from supervisors regarding complex calls. Advocates may also be asked to travel to community locations to do in-person advocacy during nights and weekends. PFP provides on-call stipends for nights, weekends, and holidays, and expects advocates doing after hours work to flex time when possible so they don’t work more than 40 hours in one week.  


Pay and Benefits

In addition to offering competitive pay and a caring workplace culture, we offer the following benefits: 

  • Paid leave includes 14 holidays, 12 sick days, and 4 weeks’ vacation 
  • 100% employer paid health and dental insurance for employees and spouse or dependents* 
  • Optional Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Savings Account (FSA) plans 
  • Low-cost vision insurance 
  • 3% retirement savings after one year of service (no match required!) 
  • 100% employer paid life insurance with options for increased coverage at employee cost 
  • 100% employer paid short-term and long-term disability coverage  
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Annual cost of living increases  
  • Stipends for on-call, after-hours work 
  • Hybrid work model or flexible schedules, depending on position 
  • Quarterly “quiet” no-meeting weeks to support employee well-being 
  • Paid training and ongoing professional development and continuing education opportunities 

*Family coverage is 50% employer paid 


How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references via email:; with the position title in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and positions will remain open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Reasonable Accommodations

If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email


Partners for Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer, 2023

Partners for Peace proudly celebrates all unique identities  including, but not limited to; Black and Indigenous people and all people of color; women (trans and cis), intersex people, non-binary people, and men (trans and cis); young people and elders; poor and working-class people; people with disabilities; people with chronic mental health conditions; lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, pansexual people, and all others under the Q+ umbrella; monogamous and polyamorous people; immigrants and people with limited or no English proficiency; housed or unhoused people; and people of all faiths and traditions,  no matter wealth, ability, intellect, sobriety, social status, or appearance. We acknowledge that this list is not all inclusive and will change as our knowledge grows.