Current Positions Available

Refuge House is currently accepting applications for the Assistant Director position.  The Assistant Director is responsible for the overall development and direction of domestic and sexual violence program services throughout Refuge House.  This position directly supervises Program Directors and members of the management team, and works closely with the Executive Director and CFO.

Candidates must demonstrate a proven track record of strong supervisory skills, quality assurance practices, understanding of grant management, ability to form positive working relationships with community partners, and have the capacity to make independent decisions under complex circumstances, for which the consequences may carry great weight.  The Assistant Director is responsible for all contract management, including launching new projects, and works closely with the Executive Director to develop grant deliverables during the application process.

Candidates should also have a working knowledge of fiscal practices, such as budgeting, human resources, and employment law.  Strong written and communication skills, and the ability to facilitate contentious conversations in high stress environments are essential qualities that candidates must possess.

Current employees who are interested should review Refuge House policy for internal application,  and submit a resume and cover letter to Charlotte N-Kantartzis at:

We are seeking candidates for full-time employment, which will include weekends.  The Hotline/Shelter Advocate responds to incoming calls on the hotline from victims, advocates, service providers and the general public.  The Hotline/Shelter Advocate provides crisis, supportive counseling, service management, referrals, information, maintain cleanliness of the shelter, shelter screenings and safety planning to all callers.  Candidates must have a strong understanding about the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence.  Bachelor’s degree preferred.  We are also seeking a full-time overnight advocate, which will include weekends. Bilingual preferred.

Refuge House is seeking two part-time advocates for the Taylor County Shelter.  The advocate provides hotline services, crisis intervention, shelter screening, rape crisis response coordination, information and referral, counseling, and advocacy to victims calling the 24-hour hotline, and to victims of domestic and sexual violence living within emergency shelter.  A Bachelor’s degree in human services and 2 years of relevant experience or significant work experience is required.

Employment Application

In order to apply for any Refuge House position please send a completed Refuge House employment application, cover letter and resume to Charlotte NeSmith-Kantartzis.  If you are interested in multiple positions, please send a separate cover letter for each position. Three ways to send us your resume:


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FAX: 850-413-0395

US Mail:

Refuge House
Attn: Human Resources

P.O. Box 20910
Tallahassee, FL 32316

Working With Us

Refuge House is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Refuge House staff is a dedicated, skilled and compassionate team.

No discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, sexual preference, gender identity, disability, genetic information, marital status, economic background or veteran status shall be practiced in connection with any Refuge House employment practice.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).  Or contact the Department of Legal Affairs, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300.

Please notify us if we can provide any accommodation to facilitate your application process!