Employment Opportunities


for instructions on how to apply please refer to the
"General Information and how to apply" section of this page.

Haven Women’s Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and it is the policy of Haven to be in compliance with all state and federal regulations relative to discrimination in employment. This agency follows the practice of promoting Equal Employment Opportunity.

Haven does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability (physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDS), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, or request for FMLA.

This policy also applies volunteers, and governs service deliver to clients.

Employment decisions are based on merit and on our program needs, not on any mental or physical disability. Haven complies with the law regarding "reasonable accommodation" for disabled employees and applicants.

A staff made up of people with diverse belief systems and backgrounds helps Haven be a stronger agency. At the same time, prospective staff should be aware of Haven's core values and the types of issues we publicly support.

  • Because Haven understands violence occurs in intimate relationships regardless of gender, and that recognition of those relationships is an important part of finding safety and healing, we support marriage equality regardless of sexual orientation.

  • Because Haven knows reproductive coercion is often a part of violent relationships, and control over one's own body is often the first thing a survivor of domestic or sexual abuse needs to establish for healing, we support pro-choice policies and increased access to women's reproductive health services.

  • Because Haven understands that barriers to reporting and getting help can be different between the transgender and cis-gendered communities, and among men, women, and people who don't identify as either, we support policies that are inclusive of everyone regardless of gender identity.

  • Because Haven understands survivors in immigrant populations may have additional barriers to reporting, or may view safety differently than the dominant culture does, we support policies that increase safety for immigrant populations regardless of the legal status of individuals.

  • Haven believes there is an intersection between power/privilege at a societal level and the effectiveness of traditional responses to violence experienced by those without power. Therefore, we support policies and practices that reflect the unique experience of traditionally marginalized populations. In particular, Haven seeks to improve community responses for survivors who are people of color, members or the LGBT community, survivors of abuse in later life, and survivors

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Open Until Filled

Position: Legal Advocate

Hours: 40 hours per week

Supervisor: Gail Duarte, gduarte@havenwcs.org


  • Must be proficient in MS Word

  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Must have the ability to provide services to and work with diverse populations

  • Must have ability to work independently as well as cooperatively

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation between various sites in Stanislaus County

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General information and how to apply

Thank you for considering employment with Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus! Haven provides a unique experience for rewarding work. Haven staff and volunteers make a difference in the lives of individuals and families at a local level, and have the opportunity to help advance advocacy work in the larger context of ending violence against women at a societal level.

Unless otherwise noted in a specific job description or announcement, there is no previous experience or specific educational coursework required. We will provide all the training you need.

A complete application package consists of the following:

  • Cover Letter

  • Application

  • Resume

A complete application package should be submitted to the appropriate program supervisor via that supervisors email or addressed to:

Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus
Attn: (appropriate program supervisor)
618 13th Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Applications are routed to the supervisor of the position: that supervisor will schedule their own interviews. When submitting an application, you should specify the position for which you wish to be considered. If you wish to be considered for more than one position, please rank them clearly in the top right corner of your cover letter to ensure your application is processed according to your preferences.

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For all applications, if you are fluent in a language other than English, please include that information in your cover letter.

Employees are eligible for benefits when working 30 or more hours per week. Part time positions may be combined to create full time employment, dependent on needs of specific programs. Benefits currently include medical and dental insurance (employer pays 80%), optional vision insurance (employee paid) 401(k), ten paid holidays per year, vacation and sick leave. Employees working between 30 and 40 hours per week have prorated holiday, action and sick leave.