Current job openings at the Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter are listed below. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!

fill-in Advocates

If you are interested in being part of a great team and want to work in an environment that values individual leadership, this position may be just for you.

Position requires:

  • DHS background study
  • valid driver’s license
  • problem solving skills
  • ability to work independently
  • experience working with diverse populations
  • excellent communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • domestic violence experience
  • completion, or working towards, a degree in human services field
  • Motivational Interviewing certification

Wage and benefits:

  • $18.00/hour starting (all positions)
  • employer sponsored SEP IRA (all positions)
  • PTO and holiday pay (all positions)
  • employer sponsored short and long term disability and life insurances (full-time positions only)
  • 90% employer sponsored individual and family health coverage (full-time positions only)


Fill-in positions-

  • 20 hours/week, more hours available for fill-in shifts
  • part-time shifts are typically 4-5 hours in length
  • some weekend shifts (3 weekends every 2 months and/or fill-in weekends)
  • fill-in shifts may include any of the full time shifts – day/evening or overnight

Duties include:

  • Protecting victim confidentiality pursuant to State and Federal laws
  • Oversee security of facility
  • Assisting individuals in crisis, both over the phone and in person
  • Providing advocacy to individuals such as assisting with accessing legal, medical, housing, and other social services and public assistance, filling out orders for protection/harassment orders, and much more
  • Completion of program records such as statistical tracking, internal agency documents, and written communications with team
  • Assisting with facility cleaning and maintenance
  • Providing victim/survivors with information on options and resources

If you have questions, call Chris at (218) 444-1395.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Chris: chris.l@mnshelter.org


NBWS, Attn: Chris Latzke, Executive Director

PO Box 563

Bemidji, MN 56619


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