Job Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for the Advocacy Center and supporting survivors in our community. Below are staff positions which are currently available. This page is updated regularly so please check back for the most up to date information.

To apply for a position, please review the qualifications and benefits in the full job posting. Then submit two separate documents (in MS Word or PDF format only) 
1. Cover letter
2. Resume

Send documents as attachments in an email to jobs@actompkins.org 

Available Positions (updated 5/8/24)

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Position: Sexual Assault Advocate  Full Time (35 hours/week)

Salary: $20.00-$23.15 per hour depending on experience. Generous time off & health benefits. Additional compensation for required on call after hours shifts.

We are hiring a Sexual Assault Advocate, who will provide critical support and advocacy services to adult victims of sexual assault within the community and from the three college campuses in Tompkins County.  Services are provided individually, via groups, in person, by phone, on the hotline and virtually as per client need. The Sexual Assault Advocate will accompany survivors to hospital-based sexual assault exams and either with the survivor or on behalf of, to meetings with law enforcement, prosecutors, Title IX investigators and to court/judicial hearings. The advocate will work collaboratively with law enforcement, prosecutors, campus partners, medical personnel and others on behalf of the sexual assault survivor who engages with those systems. 

Participation in a paid rotation of after-hours on-call (weeknight, weekend, and holiday), with other client services staff is required. After-hours on-call involves responding to calls on our 24 hour hotline from community members or professionals who need help regarding sexual assault, child sexual abuse and domestic violence. Must be able to respond in person to Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca, NY within 45 minutes when on-call.

Read the full job posting: Sexual Assault Advocate


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Position: Youth Educator
Schedule: Full time (35 hours/week)
Salary: $20-$23.15 per hour depending on experience. Generous time off & health benefits.
Reports To: Education Director

The Youth Educator will provide risk reduction and abuse prevention education to middle and high school aged youth on topics including child sexual abuse, teen sexual harassment, assault and sex trafficking, teen dating abuse, and family domestic violence. 

The Youth Educator will be responsible for coordinating with relevant school and community professionals and maintaining strong professional relationships for effective delivery of programming. Additionally, the Youth Educator will work with youth clubs and groups to support student leadership in areas related to support for student survivors, violence prevention, and youth wellbeing.

Our ideal candidate is genuinely invested in youth wellbeing and committed to working with them to create safer, more supportive school and communities, believes in the Advocacy Center’s mission and agency values, is self-motivated, works well independently, and asks for guidance and help and is able to function harmoniously in a shared office

Read the full job posting:  Youth Educator


Position: Staff Attorney, Legal Services Program
Schedule: Full time (35 hours/week)
Salary: $80,000-$85,000 depending on experience. Generous time off & health benefits.
Reports To: Director of Programming

The Staff Attorney will provide trauma informed legal representation and consultation for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Family Court matters, matrimonial proceedings, and other civil legal matters as necessary. The person in this position will work as part of a team with staff advocates to ensure that victims receive appropriate legal services. The Staff Attorney will provide consultations to staff advocates on civil legal matters as necessary.

An ideal candidate for our Staff Attorney position will find reward in helping survivors of domestic violence and their children as they seek a life free from violence. They are committed to providing high quality legal services to clients in a variety of civil matters and have a minimum of 3 years of relevant legal experience. They approach their work from a survivor centered lens which is trauma informed, anti-racist and anti-oppressive, and are comfortable working independently as well as collaboratively.

Read the full job posting: Staff Attorney