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.
Advocacy Services Program Manager
The Advocacy Services Program Manager provides leadership for the Partners for Peace Advocacy Program, including the 24-hour HelpLine, in-person direct service, support groups, rural services, and community-based outreach. A member of the Leadership Team, this position supervises a team of 3-5 staff; engages in program planning and evaluation; and manages data collection, assessment, and reporting. This position is also responsible for training, developing, and supporting all staff and volunteer advocates engaged in direct service. Engages in helpline advocacy and crisis support of people affected by domestic violence. See details below on how to apply and view the full job description here: Advocacy Services Program Manager Job Description.
The Community Navigator’s primary role is to increase accessibility and promote inclusion for Partners for Peace services and supports by meeting domestic violence survivors where they are in the community, with a particular focus on populations who are disproportionately impacted by poverty, including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ folx, and people with disabilities. The Community Navigator collaborates with community partners to ensure meaningful access to services for survivors who are unhoused or facing barriers to affordable and safe housing; survivors who use drugs or are in recovery; and for survivors struggling to make ends meet. Engages in helpline advocacy and crisis support of people affected by domestic violence.
People with lived experience of being unhoused, people in recovery, poor people, and survivors of abuse and violence are warmly encouraged to apply. See details below on how to apply and view the full job description here: Community Navigator Job Description.
The Community Educator provides community trainings and presentations for campus communities, helping professionals, Partners for Peace volunteers and staff and more. This position also provides prevention education related to domestic violence, dating abuse, and healthy and unhealthy relationship behavior in collaboration with schools and youth-based programs. This position engages in social media campaigns and awareness event planning related to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and other initiatives. Engages in helpline advocacy and crisis support of people affected by domestic violence. See details below on how to apply and view the full job description here: Community Educator Job Description.
The Shelter Advocate provides individual advocacy, group support, and safety planning to shelter guests and assists with shelter operations and physical plant management. Engages in helpline advocacy and crisis support of people affected by domestic violence. See details below on how to apply and view the full job description here: Shelter Advocate Job Description.
Rural Advocates (based in Dover-Foxcroft)
The Rural Advocate and Rural Outreach Advocate work primarily in the rural areas of Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. Rural advocates provide services to survivors at the Dover-Foxcroft Resource Center, in various community settings, and on the 24-hour Helpline.
Advocates provide core advocacy services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence, dating abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking. Their primary role is to ensure consistent, quality coverage of our 24-hour Helpline and requests for in-person services. Direct service advocacy includes crisis intervention, emotional support, safety planning, and connecting survivors to community resources, e.g., housing, transportation, legal support, healthcare, etc.
Additionally, the Rural Outreach Advocate has a special focus on working with older survivors and collaborates with individuals and community groups (healthcare providers, helping professionals, law enforcement, faith communities etc.) to enhance services for victims and survivors of abuse in the rural region.
How to apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references via email: email@example.com; 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.
If you require reasonable accommodations during any part of the hiring process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partners for Peace is an Equal Opportunity Employer, 2022
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.