Director of Policy and Systems Advocacy - IL

Position: Director of Policy and Systems Advocacy
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Springfield, IL

Posted: 7-25-16

Are you licensed to practice law in Illinois and looking for a challenging career that will help make Illinois families safer; unites others to end domestic violence and inequality; and utilizes your knowledge of civil and criminal law to improve legislation, policies, and practices effecting the lives of survivors of domestic violence and their children? The Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a not for profit, statewide membership organization, is seeking an attorney with a thorough understanding of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act and other laws which effect the lives of survivors of domestic violence. The ICADV Director of Policy and Systems Advocacy will work collaboratively with ICADV’s member domestic violence agencies to develop ICADV’s legislative agenda and carry out statewide advocacy initiatives. This position will help increase the and systems advocacy skills of ICADV’s member agencies through the development of written materials and curricula; delivery of trainings; and provision of technical assistance. The Director of Policy and Systems Advocacy will represent ICADV on a number of workgroups, committees, and task forces at both the state and national level advocating for laws, policies and procedures which support a survivors’ pursuit of safety and accountability of perpetrators. The position will oversee ICADV’s Virtual Legal Clinic, a pro bono attorney project that offers remote, one hour consultations with survivors through online technologies.

Considered applicants must demonstrate a thorough understanding of domestic, the laws effecting survivors, and the Illinois court system. Applicants must also meet other qualifications set forth in the job description and be able to thrive in fast paced, cooperative, nonsmoking, feminist environment. The job opportunity is located in Springfield and some overnight travel will be required. The open of Director of Policy and Systems Advocacy is a full time, exempt position with generous benefits offered.

While this position will have a great impact on survivors of domestic violence and their children, this position will not be conducting legal representation of survivors.

To apply, send resume along with cover letter explaining how your experience will fit the needs specific to that opportunity. Application materials should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than August 22, 2016. ICADV is an equal opportunity employer and strives to achieve diversity among its staff which represents the diversity of the programs and individuals which it serves. Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check.

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Prevention Program Specialist - NC

Position: Prevention Program Specialist
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Durham, NC

Posted: 7-14-16

Position Summary:
Under the supervision of the Prevention Coordinator, the Prevention Program Specialist will assist the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) in implementing and evaluating comprehensive primary prevention programming aimed at addressing shared risk and protective factors for violence and social determinants of health.

Job responsibilities include providing support and leadership to NCCADV, community and campus-based partners, the NC DELTA State Steering Committee, and local coordinated community response teams to engage in strategic planning and program implementation and evaluation. This position is based out of Durham, NC.

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To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Deena Fulton, Prevention Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by July 29, 2016. No phone calls please.

2 Staff Attorney Positions - New Hampshire

Position: 2 Staff Attorneys
New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Manchester & Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Posted: 7-14-16

New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) is currently accepting applications for two full-time staff attorney positions. These attorneys will primarily provide emergency help with civil protective order cases. We also have some resources to contract with private attorneys for those victims who have related immigration issues.

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Legal Director - CA

Position: Legal Director
Los Angelas, CA

Posted: 7-14-16

FreeFrom is a grassroots national nonprofit organization that is focused on helping survivors of domestic violence to achieve economic justice and financial stability. Our strategy is two fold: (1) make tort litigation available to every survivor through pro bono legal services, legal training, referrals, and policy reform, so that every survivor has the opportunity to hold their abuser financially accountable; (2) facilitate long-term financial independence and control for survivors through entrepreneurship and employment.

The organization is looking for its first legal director to create, implement and lead its tort litigation program. The ideal candidate is a highly dedicated, resourceful, and organized self-starter with the ability to juggle many different components of a program and create core components from scratch. Civil litigation experience is required, preferably combined with experience in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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To Apply:
Send descriptive cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations to Sonya Passi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please combine all of the required items into a single PDF attachment.

Director of Policy and Advocacy - Rhode Island

Position: Director of Policy & Advocacy
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Warwick, RI

Posted: 6-27-16

This is a full time position with the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV).

The responsibilities of this leadership position include managing the RICADV's public policy and legislative strategies; representing the RICADV with state-level entities and organizations to advocate for systems change; providing training and technical assistance on domestic violence issues; overseeing the data collection and research needs of the RICADV; and supporting the RICADV's member agencies.

A strategic thinker, problem solver, and strong relationship-builder, the ideal candidate is excited about the potential to create social and systemic change in Rhode Island that will promote safety for victims and hold offenders accountable.

This position requires five years of experience in legislative advocacy and policy analysis, or comparable experience. Domestic violence prevention/advocacy or related experience is strongly preferred.

The RICADV is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and people of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

View the full job description at the RICADV website.

Qualified candidates may apply by filling out the form on our website or by emailing a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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