Employment Opportunities

Alaska Family Services, Inc. is a diverse and growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency.   To apply, please submit  an AFS Employment Application, cover letter and resume to Human Resources in one of the following manners:

  • E-mail: pamb@akafs.org
  • Mail: 1825 S. Chugach Street, Palmer, AK 99645
  • Fax: (907) 746-1177

Resumes submitted without applications will not be considered.  No phone calls, please.  All successful applicants must be able to pass a criminal history background check.  EOE


Full Time Positions

Behavioral Health Counselor/Clinician in Wasilla. The position applies addiction/mental health counseling knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct substance abuse/mental health screening, assessment and treatment services to clients within various treatment modalities. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field, or equivalent years of experience in substance abuse/mental health field and a Level I Chemical Dependency Counselor certification or the ability to obtain within one year.  One year substance abuse counseling experience. Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in the behavioral health field with LPC/LCSW licensure.  Two years mental health/substance abuse clinical experience with children, youth and adults required.

Case Technician in Wasilla for the Families First Work Services Program. Provide comprehensive assessment and planning services to ATAP clients utilizing established policies and procedures under the direction of the Case Manager I. Minimum Qualifications: Associate’s Degree in Human Services or closely related field or equivalent experience and two (2) years’ experience in Social Services. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree plus additional related training.  Four (4) years’ experience providing direct client services.

Director of Corporate Development in Palmer.  This newly created position will develop, structure, and implement an agency fund-raising plan to include but not limited to; special events, estate planning and a robust annual campaign in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the President/CEO. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, or an appropriate academic area with five (5) years successful work experience in non-profit development and marketing. Must have experience directly operating an annual campaign, implementing a marketing strategy, grant writing and donor relations. Preferred Qualifications: Masters of Business Administration Degree plus additional academic preparation in an appropriate academic area and successful experience with managing a non-profit support foundation, board relations and volunteer coordination.

Director of Marketing in Palmer. Full or part time position available to develop, structure and implement the agency marketing/fund-raising plan to include but not limited to; agency publicity, special events, and an annual campaign in conjunction with the President/CEO.  Competitive salary and benefits package offered including medical/dental/vision/life insurance, Health Savings Account, 401K with company match and generous paid time off/holiday pay. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, or an appropriate academic area with three (3) years successful work experience in appropriate area. Must have experience in support of an annual campaign, implementing a marketing strategy, grant writing and donor relations.

Legal Advocate in Palmer. Responsibilities: Legal advocacy with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and other violent crimes on a walk-in basis.  Provide assistance with filling out protective orders and other court-related paperwork.  Provide legal information, options and supportive courtroom advocacy to individuals who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes.    Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field or equivalent experience with one year experience in the field of domestic violence/sexual assault.  Additional experience in crisis intervention and working with the public.

Tobacco Prevention & Control Coordinator in Palmer. Responsibilities include: Facilitation of the local tobacco prevention coalition and the implementation of tobacco control policy initiatives within the Anchorage/Mat-Su region and providing oversight of grant subcontractors and supervision of program staff. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in health, education, communications or related field with a minimum of two years successful work experience managing a health/social service program and/or grant. Must be tobacco free, including e-cigarettes.

Part Time Positions

Driver in Wasilla. Part time position available to operate a vehicle to assure safe transportation of clients to and from various destinations and to assist clients with safe entry and exit of vehicles. Minimum Qualifications:  High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience.  Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s license, be at least 21 years of age and be able to maintain insurability as a driver with Alaska Family Services.  Must take and pass a pre-employment drug test.  Six months of successful experience in the operation of multi-passenger vehicles preferred.

Office Clerk in Wasilla. This is a part time position in our Behavioral Health Treatment Center.  Responsibilities: Maintain statistics for quarterly reporting, provide clerical support including filing, scheduling, correspondence, general client records and provide UA screenings. Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent and one year of successful work experience. Additional computer training education and data entry experience preferred.

Temporary Positions

Behavioral Health Clinical Associate in Wasilla. Temporary positions available for our Summer Camp Program.  Responsibilities include working with at risk youth from ages 8-14 years to teach life and communication skills while encouraging and role modeling healthy choices.  Co-facilitate and participate in activities with the youth while providing emotional and behavioral support.  This 36-40 hour/week position will begin on May 23, 2016 and end on August 5, 2016. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of successful experience working with children with severe emotional disturbance.  Must have a valid Alaska Driver’s License and be insurable. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in counseling and two years’ experience with children with severe emotional disturbance.