Job Opportunities - ACCESS - Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support

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Who is ACCESS?

ACCESS, the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter and Support, is a non-profit, multi-service crime victim service agency providing crisis intervention, advocacy and community outreach in the Boone, Greene, Story, Marshall and Tama County area. Read more about ACCESS on our About Us page.

Diversity Outreach/Domestic Abuse Advocate

ACCESS is seeking a full-time advocacy position (Diversity Outreach/Domestic Abuse Advocate) in ACCESS’ Domestic Abuse Program. The primary responsibility of this person is direct service to victim/survivors of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence. This position will be based out of Story County with the expectation that 40% or more of work will occur in Marshall/Tama Counties. Work may occur in any/all areas of ACCESS’ service area, including Iowa State University Campus, as needed. This position is responsible for linguistically and culturally specific outreach to the Latinx populations, and also coordinates resources to assist in serving other immigrant or minority groups.


Qualified candidates will be highly organized, possess strong oral/written communication skills, and demonstrate a significant capacity to assist persons with various needs related to trauma. Regular availability for evening and/or weekend hours is necessary to make programs and crisis response efforts widely available to survivors and the community. Staff member must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and must have ongoing access to a reliable and insured personal vehicle. This position is full-time with benefits and will be scheduled at 40 hours per week with on-call availability as a requirement. Position will be filled as soon as qualified candidate is identified.


ACCESS is an equal opportunity employer. ACCESS welcomes staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds and experience. Bilingual applicants are highly encouraged to apply and will be given priority in the application process. Various levels of education will be considered for hire.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Alicia VanCannon, or call 515-520-4119 for more information. Deadline is March 1st.


Summary:  The Nighttime Shelter Advocate (NSA) is a part-time hourly position.  The primary responsibility of this position is to monitor the shelter and the crisis line.  The Nighttime Shelter Advocates are responsible to the Housing Team Lead. This is a sleeping position.  Applicants should be well versed in client center practices as well as trauma informed approaches.  

This is an entry-level job; ACCESS volunteers, interns as well as college students are encouraged to apply. Continued employment is contingent upon adequate funding.

The Nighttime Shelter Advocate overnight shifts are scheduled from 9:00 p.m.  – 9:00 a.m.

All staff must successfully complete a 32-hour victim advocacy training and continued training as needed/requested to maintain ICADV and IowaCASA certification requirements and to meet the requirements of Chapter 236 of the Iowa Code.  ACCESS staff should be empathetic and non-judgmental. Service provision should focus on the self-determination and empowerment of the victim/survivor.  Experience and/or education in related field preferred.  Survivors are encouraged to apply. 

To Apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Cassandra Kramer, Housing Team Lead at or call 515-292-9258 for more information.  


VOLUNTEER/ Internship Opportunities

ACCESS is always accepting new volunteers and intern to fill a variety of roles. Please read more about Volunteering or contact Lynn at to learn about available opportunities.

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