Join Our Team

At the Alliance, our focus is on making an impact. We effect change, move the needle, expand horizons. This work is fulfilling, challenging and dynamic, and our collaborative culture prioritizes equity and transparency. 

Read more about our Values and how they appear in our work here.

If that sounds like you, we’d love for you to join us.

And in addition to all of that, as part of the University of Washington, one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions, we offer amazing benefits.

When the Alliance does not have open positions, we encourage you to check out the University of Washington job listings.

You can also check out job postings from our partners at DCYF, UW Tacoma and Eastern Washington University.

Accommodations requests

The Alliance is committed to making its hiring process accessible for everyone. Contact if you require an accommodation.


The University of Washington’s Alliance for Professional Development, Training, and Caregiver Excellence is currently recruiting Contractor Trainers.

This Request for Qualifications and Quote (RFQQ) is issued by the University of Washington to solicit proposals from Contractors interested in providing training Department of Children Youth, & Families staff (Social Service Specialists, Supervisors, and Area Administrators), Tribal staff, and Caregivers for children in the custody of the State of Washington for the University of Washington Alliance for Professional Development, Training, and Caregiver Excellence, on an as-needed basis.  

Open Positions

The Statewide Workforce Lead designs, develops, delivers, and maintains curriculum and training materials/resources for identified audiences in DCYF. Curriculum and training resources are based on knowledge, values and skills learning objectives. This position also is responsible for leading the coordination of subject matter expertise, providing coaching, mentorship and support to Alliance staff serving the DCYF workforce, and associated subject matter leadership activities.

The Development and Facilitation Specialist with a specialization in APS is an integral part of the Partnership in providing professional development for employees working with the vulnerable adult population and community partners. 

The Development Coach is responsible for integrating coaching activities, including Motivational Interviewing (MI) strategies to support the transfer of learning from classroom-based instruction as well as the on-going professional development of DCYF AA’s, Supervisors, staff as well as Tribal social workers with the aim of improving outcomes for children and family in Washington State. 

The Development and Facilitation Specialist designs, develops, delivers, and maintains curriculum and training materials/resources for identified audiences in caregiving and workforce field located throughout the state. Curriculum is developed to support both in-person and web-based training. Alliance DFS’s provide learning facilitation using in-person, online, and other innovative learning modalities. This position builds and maintains key relationships with agency and community partners and represents the Alliance in various meetings. This position requires working a flexible schedule of days, evenings and weekends.