Hope Community Resources is looking to fill more than 50 job openings at its offices around the state, including Anchorage, Mat-Su, Kodiak and Dillingham. The nonprofit support organization for Alaskans with physical and developmental disabilities hosts various community activities throughout the year, including an annual "Walk and Roll for Hope" fundraiser. 

On Thursday, the organization will host a hiring event to recruit new staff for individual support and activities specialist positions. 

"We are looking for somebody that has a heart to help people," said Caitlyn Scott, Hope's human resources manager. "If you come to work with integrity, if you come to work looking to fulfill your purpose and help other people, then that's the type of person we want to talk to."

Scott describes an individual support specialist as someone whose primary focus is on the daily activities of Hope clients. 

"It can be in the community, doing things like grocery shopping; or even in their natural home environment or assisted living environments," Scott said. 

As for the activities specialist positions, Scott says those are oriented towards group projects. 

"They do things like cooking class and dance class, and even bowling tournaments, or kickball tournaments. That's a really fun role too," Scott adds. 

Scott describes Thursday's event as informal, with on-the-spot interviews and updated resumes preferred. 

"You know, of course, education helps, and experience helps, but it's not required for new hires to be successful in these entry-level roles," she explained, adding that Hope has both full and part-time work available, primarily in the evenings and on weekends. 

Thursday's event takes place from 2-6 p.m. at Hope's headquarters on International Airport Road. More information about Hope Community Resources is available on their website