Human Options Job Opportunities

MotherandDaughterAt Human Options, we are committed to a supportive work environment where employees care deeply about making positive changes in the lives of our clients—and each other.

If you believe that we all play an important role in breaking the cycle of domestic violence, join us in making a life-changing difference for survivors of trauma and domestic abuse.

Each and every day, we work together to help abused women, children and seniors build and thrive in healthy relationships and gain emotional and economic independence.

Together, we CAN break the cycle of domestic violence.

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Our current openings include:

Billing Specialist Grants-Contracts

PT/Up to 20 hrs per week. In cooperation with the Financial Manager, the candidate will assist in the execution of the organizations billing functions, including grants/contract financial review, billing, and related financial reporting. The ideal candidate is proficient with financial accounting software and non-profit accounting principles, and possesses grant/contract financial management experience.

Accounting Clerk

FT/40 hrs. Human Options seeks a detail-oriented person with excellent organizational and analytical skills to be a part of the Administrative staff. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for performing accounting functions essential to the operation of the organization in accordance with Human Options standard procedures and GAAP. The position reports to the Finance Manager.

Event Project Manager

FT/exempt. Fundraising events at Human Options are a vital tool in celebrating and communicating not only what we do but “why” we do it. Our events give voice to the passion we have for ending relationship violence in Orange County. This Event Project Manager position is key to our success and requires a highly organized, creative, outgoing, detail oriented and motivated person to serve as lead for event planning, revenue generation, management, production and sponsorship. Events include two fundraising galas, an annual meeting, auxiliary group functions and conferences. The position deals with a wide range of responsibilities that include: seeking & securing sponsorships, event theme building, creating event programs, communicating with event attendees & donors, contracting vendors, coordinating event logistics, timelines and tasks as necessary for event production.

Peer Navigator – Family Advocate Domestic Violence

FT/40 hrs. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. In partnership with the Strong Families Strong Children Collaboration, Human Options serves as a subcontractor for the Child Guidance Center to provide services for victims of domestic violence who are veterans or a family member of a veteran. Under the direction of the Human Options Clinical and Outreach Services Manager, the Peer Navigator (PN) is responsible for providing comprehensive case management, and family advocacy services to SFSC clients who are eligible for the services under the contract. The PN also is responsible for providing training on domestic violence and the military to staff of the Orange County Family Resource Centers. In addition, the PN prepares and submits data and reports as required by grants.

Prevention and Education Program Manager

FT/exempt. Under the supervision of the Chief Program Officer, the Program Manager aligns all Human Options’ prevention and education programs with the Agency’s strategic mission to ignite social change by educating Orange County to recognize violence and advocate for those affected by abuse. The manager will have the responsibility of establishing, maintaining, and enhancing efforts aimed at awareness and prevention of interpersonal relationship violence. This position will have primary responsibility of establishing new community partnerships, developing outreach programs, and collaborating with staff to create compelling and interactive presentations and awareness campaigns for domestic violence education and prevention. 

Hotline Advocate

FT/32 hrs. Monday thru Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Under the direct supervision of the Shelter Supervisor, the Hotline Advocate is primarily responsible for handling hotline calls and insures satisfactory shelter operations. The Hotline Advocate assists clients as needed providing support and assistance.

Residential Case Manager 

FT/40 hrs. Under the direction of the Case Management Supervisor, the Case Manager is responsible for the assessment of need and implementation of case plans for individuals and/or families whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence. The Case Manager is responsible for providing ongoing support to participants with an emphasis on permanent housing, employment, and childcare, as well as social relationships and community participation across multiple shelter and housing platforms in Human Options. The Case Manager may be required to perform house visits and will work closely with community partners to provide participants access to resources. Human Options operates in the sphere of Trauma Informed Care and Voluntary Services and Case Management planning and execution will follow those guidelines. 

Grants Supervisor 

FT/exempt. Under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Grants Supervisor will persuasively communicate Human Options’ mission, vision, values and programs to funders, identify funding strategies and opportunities, and write compelling grant proposals to government agencies, private and corporate foundations. This position will establish and maintain relationships with funders in order to steward and grow private and corporate foundation funding. The position will maintain a grants database and grants calendar, and meet metrics and deadlines. The Grants Supervisor is an individual who thrives on deadline-driven work, keeping multiple projects moving forward simultaneously and continually throughout the year. This position will supervise one Grant Writer.


FT/exempt. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Human Options seeks a detail-oriented person with excellent organizational and analytical skills to be a part of the Administrative staff. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for performing accounting functions essential to the operation of the organization in accordance with Human Options’ standard procedures and GAAP. The position reports to the Finance Director.

Community Educator

FT/32 hrs. Under the supervision of the Community Education Manager, the Community Educator develops and implements educational and outreach presentations, programs and activities for youth and adults, focusing on healthy relationships, intimate partner violence, teen dating violence and bullying. The Community Educator travels and works primarily in central Orange County, working closely with school districts, local universities, faith-based organizations and community groups. The Educator will maintain and establish new community partnerships to drive education and outreach for violence prevention education and awareness. Will assist and participate in recruiting participants, volunteers and activists to assist in the agency’s domestic violence outreach and education efforts throughout target communities.

Administrative Assistant

FT/40 hrs. Evening shifts required Tuesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Under the direction of the Program Director, the Administrative Assistant is responsible for greeting clients in person and over the phone, providing referrals to external agencies, managing intakes for site, providing general administrative support including answering the phones, collecting fees/donations, providing assistance with copying, mailings and other general office duties and entering statistical and analytical data into Human Options databases.

Differential Response (DR) In-Home Family Specialist (FS)

FT/40 hrs. Two evening shifts per week (11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.) required. FRC positions are funded through public grants and are often coordinated with other community partners. Continued funding for these grant positions are based on Human Options and our partners’ ability to secure additional funding at the end of each designated grant contract term. Under the direction of the Family Resource Center (FRC) Supervisor, the Differential Response (DR) In-Home Family Specialist is responsible for providing short term in-home parenting education support services and differential response crisis intervention to clients.

Children’s Activity Leader

PT/Requires weekday availability (Tuesday and Thursday) between the hours of 4:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Under the direction of the Children’s Program Coordinator, the Children’s Activity Leader at Second Step serves families experiencing the compounding trauma of domestic violence, child abuse and displacement. 

*Last updated 1/16/19

Human Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

Human Options is a drug-free workplace. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. If you meet the minimum qualification, you will be contacted to further the application process.

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