Director of Programs

Anchorage, AK |

STAR is a dynamic nonprofit full of terrific people dedicated to its mission: Prevent sexual trauma and provide comprehensive, collaborative crisis intervention, advocacy and support to victims/survivors, their families and our communities. All services to survivors are offered free of charge.

STAR employees come from diverse backgrounds with varying experience. STAR provides comprehensive orientation, training and continuing opportunities to learn about various aspects of responding to trauma.

 Job Title: Deputy Director

Location: Anchorage, AK

Wage/Benefits: $65,000 – $75,000 annually, depending on experience. Medical, dental, vision and life insurance is available to all regular employees along with SIMPLE IRA retirement program with 3% employer match and immediate vesting, plus a minimum of three weeks paid leave the first year of employment and 11 paid holidays. STAR offers a vibrant office environment, and employees frequently bring their pets to work. STAR prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of its staff and offers a free third party Employee Assistance Program to assist with matters related to various life events and challenges.

Reports to: Executive Director

Key Relationships:

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

Position Summary: Work with the Executive Director and Program Managers to implement strategic and organizational planning needs, including grant research to acquisition, developing and updating polices and procedures, and ensuring staff and programs are in compliance with internal and external policies and regulations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Appreciate working across diverse communities
  • Ensure agency programs are in compliance with local, state and federal guidelines
  • Manage aspects of the grant development process including researching, writing, submitting and tracking grants
  • Hire, train and support program managers/coordinators, including annual evaluations.
  • Collaborate with program managers to address myriad of staff and program needs
  • Develop and submit funder and agency reports

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with five (5) years of relevant experience
  • (4) Years of upper level management.

Preferred knowledge, abilities, and skills:

  • Knowledge of historical trauma and the effect of adverse childhood experiences
  • Knowledge of sexual assault, child sexual abuse and victim services
  • Knowledge of methods and practices of effective supervision
  • Knowledge of quality assurance and outcome measurements, data collection methods, and evaluation concepts for grant proposals
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, volunteers, and community partners
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet multiple deadlines
  • Experience working in the non-profit or behavioral health field


  • Valid U.S. work permit
  • Attend a 40-hour crisis line responder training / orientation within 6 months of hire.
  • Rotating on-call and back-up coverage (including holidays) is required.