Careers


Join our mission to end youth homelessness


As Alaska’s largest agency serving at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, Covenant House Alaska seeks committed, caring individuals who support our mission and have a desire to help meet the needs of our most vulnerable youth. We are nationally recognized for the innovative ways we provide at-risk youth everything they need in one place—and helping them move forward to a brighter future. We are a leader in the community and can become part of our team to help us bring trauma-informed care to youth, advocate for change by building community partnerships, and influencing public policy.

Download an application here.  Covenant House Alaska regularly recruits for a variety of positions. We offer market-competitive compensation, health and wellness benefits, and development opportunities. Standard benefits include:

  • Health benefits plan includes: medical, dental and vision (employee contribution pre-taxed by payroll deduction)
  • FSA plan (health, dependent care & transit/parking)
  • Long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance
  • 403b pension plan
  • Flexible leave policies
  • Tuition reimbursement program – after one year of full-time employment

All applicants must possess a valid driver's license, clean driving record and pass a state and federal background check.

To join our team, submit your application, cover letter and resume to: Covenant House Alaska, P.O. BOX 100620, ATTN: Human Resources, Anchorage, AK 99510-0620. For more information, please contact 907-339-4207 or employment@covenanthouseak.org. Secure Fax: (907) 339-4252.

Covenant House Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Covenant House Alaska not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, personal or physical appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation or disability in any employment practice, and in any program services offered to young people and their children.


Current Opportunities


Youth Engagement Specialist - Morning

The Youth Engagement Specialist (YES) is a full-time position and will join our morning shift team. This position reports to the YEC Associate Program Coordinator and provides and ensures a high-quality trauma informed service delivery in case work and all aspects of youth care at the Youth Engagement Center through direct supervision, management, and program development. The YES provides crisis intervention, advocacy, intakes, discharges, case management support, engagement opportunities and supervision of youth ages 13-21. A High School Diploma is required, with an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field preferred. Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with adolescent population, preferably in a residential setting including case work preparation; life, volunteer, internship will be considered.

Youth Engagement Specialist – Evening

The Youth Engagement Specialist (YES) is a full-time, non-exempt position and will join our evening shift shelter team. This position reports to the shift supervisor and provides and ensures a high quality trauma informed service delivery in case work and all aspects of youth care at the Youth Engagement Center through direct supervision, management, and program development. The YES will build intentional relationships with youth, engage them in a variety of programming and work through their stages of change in order to drive toward long term positive outcomes. The YES provides crisis intervention, advocacy, intakes, discharges, case management support, engagement opportunities and supervision of youth ages 13-21.  A high school diploma is required, with an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field preferred. Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with adolescent population, preferably in a residential setting including case work preparation; life, volunteer, internship will be considered.

Youth Engagement Specialist Lead – Evening

The Youth Engagement Specialist Lead (YES Lead) is a full-time position and will join our shelter services evening team. This position reports to the Youth Engagement Center Program Coordinator and provides and ensures high quality trauma informed service delivery in all aspects of youth care at the Youth Engagement Center (YEC) through direct supervision, management, and program development. The YES Lead will build intentional relationships with youth, engage them in a variety of programming and work through their stages of change in order to drive toward long-term positive outcomes. The YES Lead serves as the on-site supervisor, delegating shift responsibilities to YEC program staff, and therefore must exercise independent and sound judgment at all times particularly in regard to youth and facility safety. The YES may supervise the shift’s primary functions; provide crisis intervention, advocacy, intakes, discharges, case management support, engagement opportunities and supervision of youth ages 13-21. A Bachelor’s degree is required; majors in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is preferred. Experience working with adolescent or disadvantaged populations, preferably in a residential setting; life, volunteer, and internship experience will be considered. Experience in a supervisory capacity is preferred.

Youth Engagement Specialist – Overnight

The Youth Engagement Specialist (YES) is a full-time, non-exempt position and will join our overnight shift shelter team. This position reports to the shift supervisor and provides and ensures a high quality trauma informed service delivery in case work and all aspects of youth care at the Youth Engagement Center through direct supervision, management, and program development. The YES provides crisis intervention, advocacy, intakes, discharges, case management support, engagement opportunities and supervision of youth ages 13-21. The overnight shift's primary functions include, data entry into ETO and RHYMIS, file audits, maintaining the clothing room and sorting donations, making copies of important documents for other shifts, keeping a stock of ready file folders for new intakes and filing and maintenance of archived youth files. The overnight shift audit the files for quality assurance and update and distribute the Resident Information Roster (RIR) and census paper. A high school diploma is required, with an Associates or Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field preferred. Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with adolescent population, preferably in a residential setting including case work preparation; life, volunteer, internship will be considered. (This position operates as a 4 day a week, 10 hr shift.)

Youth Engagement Specialist – ROP (Evening)

The Youth Engagement Specialist (YES) is a full-time, non-exempt position and will join the evening shift team at Rights of Passage. This position reports to the ROP Program Coordinator and provides and ensures a high quality trauma informed service delivery in case work and all aspects of youth care at Rights of Passage through direct supervision, management, and program development. The YES will build intentional relationships with youth, engage them in a variety of programming and work through their stages of change in order to drive toward long term positive outcomes. A high school diploma is required, with an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field preferred. Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with adolescent population, preferably in a residential setting including case work preparation; life, volunteer, internship will be considered.

Permanency Navigator

The Permanency Navigator (PN) is a full-time, non-exempt position and reports to the Housing Coordinator. The PNs will work as a team to provide mobile navigation services focused on supporting homeless youth and young adults by helping them find resources to end their homelessness experience and become safely and stably house.  PNs will relentlessly engage and build relationships with youth as they navigate different systems, programs and challenges until the youth has achieved stability. PNs will maintain relationships with youth at all phases of permanency, including successes and setbacks, until a youth chooses to no longer engage (up until the age of 24). PNs will have a strong working knowledge of available resources to link youth and young adults to needed programs, and will make warm handoffs to needed services/providers whenever possible. PNs will then work closely with youth to help develop the skills required to utilize the necessary resources to support their permanent housing. Navigators have many roles often working as advocates, referral agents, and/or facilitators with landlords, other government agencies, and community partners’ systems on behalf of the youth. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A major in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is preferred. Previous experience working with at-risk youth or other disadvantaged populations is preferred. Demonstrated familiarity with homeless systems and resources for housing, education and employment and methods of access is preferred.

Passage House Live-In

The Covenant House Alaska transitional living home, Passage House is seeking a full-time Live-In staff. This small group home for young moms and their children is looking for a female to live in the residence and is primarily responsibility for crisis intervention should it arise but has no programming duties. The live-in position provides room and board, living in the private Master suite of the home. The live-in is only required to be there from 11pm at night to 7:30am Sunday through Thursday. Both Friday and Saturday nights are covered by staff but the live-in is not required to leave the facility. That leaves all the other time to have a life, a job, school and social life, while not having to spend money on housing. This has been a great opportunity and we are looking to fill right away. It is a sleeping position and the individual is only there for emergencies, similar to a resident assistant in a dorm.

On-Call Case Worker

Covenant House Alaska is looking for dedicated individuals who have a desire to assist youth, ages 13-21, in crisis. In the absence of regular shift and program staff on the morning, evening or overnight shifts, the On-Call Case Worker provides direct supervision and supportive services to any youth receiving services at Covenant House Alaska. This per diem positions duties include intakes, discharges, crisis intervention and data entry. A High School Diploma is required; Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or a related field is preferred. Minimum of one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with adolescent population, preferably in a residential setting including case work preparation; life, volunteer, internship will be considered.

Development Associate

The Development Associate is a full-time, non-exempt position and will join our Development team. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer and is responsible for accurate and timely entry of donations and other development related information in Raiser’s Edge database (or any future database management systems procured by Covenant House Alaska). This position works closely with the Development and Administration teams to provide timely reports and data inputs thus supporting the Agency’s ability to continue its mission. Actively participates and assists in all development department events. A High School Diploma is required, with a Bachelor’s degree preferred. Preference will be given to individuals that can demonstrate professional experience in: database management and Microsoft Office suite experience, strong writing and telephone skills. Previous database and/or fundraising experience in a nonprofit development environment strongly preferred.


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