Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Attorney - DC

Position: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Attorney
WomensLaw
Washington, DC

Posted: 11-18-14

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is a national organization dedicated to creating a social, political, and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. NNEDV seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish) Program Attorney who has knowledge or experience working with Latin@ communities to join WomensLaw (a project of NNEDV). WomensLaw maintains a growing website, www.WomensLaw.org, which is utilized by more than 1.4 million people annually. The Program Attorney will play an integral role in all WomensLaw activities with a particular emphasis on overseeing the Spanish-language portion of the WomensLaw.org website; responding to Spanish-language inquiries on the Email Hotline; and making presentations / performing outreach in Spanish to Latin@ communities in person and through social media about the ways in which WomensLaw can help them.

This is a full-time exempt position that reports to the WomensLaw Legal Director. The bilingual Program Attorney will work in NNEDV’s Washington, D.C. office. Some travel will be required.

Please note that the Program Attorney will not provide representation or work on specific legal cases, or give legal advice, solely legal information.

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Training & Technical Assistance Director - Minnesota

Position: Training & Technical Assistance Director
The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP)
Minneapolis, MN

Posted: 11-17-14

The Battered Women's Justice Project is a national resource center on the civil and criminal justice systems' responses to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Under federal grants from the Family & Youth Services Bureau, DHHS, and the Office on Violence Against Women, DOJ, BWJP assists jurisdictions around the country seeking to improve victim safety and offender accountability in domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking cases. Among the variety of technical assistance that BWJP provides, staff organize and host national trainings on relevant criminal and civil legal topics for the range of professionals involved in these cases. Please see our website: www.bwjp.org.

The Training & Technical Assistance (TTA) Director leads Training & TA Program staff in the development and delivery of national and local trainings, as well as the development and execution of special projects related to justice system reform in cases of violence against women. The TTA Director reports to the Executive Director and serves on the BWJP Management Team, helping to define and implement strategies for organizational growth and effectiveness. The position is located in Minneapolis, MN, and is open in anticipation of the retirement of the current TTA Director, who will mentor the successful applicant over the next year.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide programmatic leadership and oversight to TTA Program staff in the development of training events, from the choice of appropriate themes, topics, and learning objectives, to the creation of dynamic agendas and the selection of compelling speakers and trainers.
  2. Develop and implement special projects aimed to improve justice system responses to intimate partner violence, including analysis of systemic problems and their causes, in order to design of assessment activities to uncover how these problems are produced, and
  3. Delegate and coordinate staff resources to achieve program outcomes, and supervise TTA staff, including the Meeting Planner and logistical support staff to ensure that event logistics are completed in accordance with the funder's conference approval requirements.
  4. Develop and implement strategies to inform new communities about BWJP's services and maintain active communication with OVW grantees to assess their TA needs and priorities.
  5. Provide individual consultation to grantees on issues arising in their community's handling of DV/SA cases, Conduct trainings, presentations and workshops in conjunction with BWJP events or for outside agencies upon request.
  6. Participate on BWJP's Management Team and strategic planning that guides the organization's development.
  7. Participate in grant writing to support the Training & TA Program.
  8. Ensure that staff keep accurate records on technical assistance activities and that mandatory progress reports are submitted punctually to funders.
  9. Consult with other allied organizations or government agencies on related local or national projects, upon request.

Requirements:

  1. Substantial experience in social justice, institutional analysis, and/or systems change work. Experience in justice system change work related to addressing violence against women preferred.
  2. Related education in public policy, macro-level social work, criminal justice studies, or law.
  3. Outstanding ability to apply critical thinking and an intersectional analysis to identify and promote effective policies and practices.
  4. Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to issues of cultural diversity as they pertain to prevention, intervention, and services, as well as to addressing the needs of underserved communities.
  5. Demonstrated experience in program development, administration, and oversight.
  6. Experience in developing and conducting training events; experience with training justice personnel and advocates desirable.
  7. Proven ability to provide leadership, mentoring and staff supervision.
  8. Demonstrated, exceptional oral communication and writing skills.
  9. Ability to work well with diverse groups and to work effectively as part of a team.
  10. Willingness and ability to travel nationwide on a regular basis.

Compensation & Benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience and comparable positions in area. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume and writing sample by Dec. 15 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to BWJP, 1801 Nicollet Ave. S., Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Executive Director - Vermont

Position: Executive Director
Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter
Rutland, Vermont

Posted: 11-11-14

Organizational Profile and Executive Director Search

Starting in 1979, victims of domestic and sexual violence have found support and empowerment at the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter. Located at the foot of Killington Mountain in west central Vermont, the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter serves over 2,000 women, men and children from Rutland County each year.

The staff at the Rutland County Women’s Network and shelter provide an array of direct services and community education presentations every day. These include:

  • 24 hour crisis line
  • Emergency shelter
  • 24 in-person support and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Community Education Programs and Presentations
  • Referrals and advocacy for community supports

Services are provided by highly-trained, confidential advocates.

The Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter is a financial stable organization that relies on governmental funding and grants funds, United Way funds and raised donations to operate. The annual budget averages $375,000 which supports five full-time employees.

The Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter is centered in a service community dedicated to addressing the needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence in Rutland County. The organization and its staff are well-respected and supported in Rutland City and throughout Rutland County. The Board of Directors is comprised on dedicated community members who operate based on non-profit governance best practices.

The Board of Directors of the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter is seeking a highly qualified candidate to successfully lead the organization into its next phase. Individuals who possess requisite qualifications and are from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The position is full-time (40 hours per week) and offers competitive salary and benefits.

Qualified candidates are those who possess the following:

  • Any combination of experience and education equal to a Bachelors or Arts or Science Degree in one of the human services or related fields or a Masters’ Degree in a related field;
  • Minimum four years’ experience in non-profit management;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to build effective relationships with community members;
  • Minimum three years’ experience supervising staff;
  • Minimum three years’ experience coordinating major programs or initiatives;
  • Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence;
  • A demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work and ending violence against women;
  • A minimum of four years volunteer or professional experience in a field relative to the position;
  • Ability and commitment to work within a team model to achieve organizational goals;
  • Proven fund raising and fund development skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent group facilitation skills.

The Board is accepting application materials, which include a cover letter and resume until the position is filled. Materials may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please write RCWNS ED Application as in the subject line of the email.

The RCWNS seeks and supports a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural work place for the benefit of our organization, our work and our movement to end gender-based violence. We strongly encourage applicants from racially or ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ communities and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Community Change Coordinator - Vermont

Position: Community Change Coordinator
Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Montpelier, Vermont

Posted: 11-11-14

The Vermont Network is seeking a qualified candidate for its Community Change Coordinator position. This 40 hour per week position, which is situated at our offices in Montpelier, Vermont, offers a competitive salary and benefit package, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive work environment on important social change issues.

The Community Change Coordinator’s responsible for providing the Network and its Member Programs with technical assistance and training on issues that relate to prevention and community engagement. In addition, the Community Change Coordinator acts as the Administrator for the Rape Prevention and Education Program in collaboration with the Vermont Department of Health.

We hope to recruit someone who brings the following skills and attitudes:

  • Any combination of experience and education equal to a Bachelors or Arts or Science Degree in one of the human services or related fields;
  • A minimum of two years volunteer or professional experience in a field relative to the position;
  • Experience in developing and delivering social change campaigns and/or presentations
  • In depth knowledge of culturally competent social change models as they apply to domestic and sexual violence;
  • Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence;
  • A demonstrated commitment to anti-oppression work and ending violence against women;
  • A demonstrated commitment to working with people from various backgrounds and cultures, including individuals with limited English proficiency;
  • Ability and commitment to work within a team model to achieve organizational goals;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent group facilitation skills.

The Vermont Network seeks and supports a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural work place for the benefit of our organization, our work and our movement to end gender-based violence. We strongly encourage applicants from racially or ethnically diverse communities, LGBTQ communities and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Send an application packet that includes a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the close of business on December 12, 2014.

Public Policy Attorney - Virginia

Position: Public Policy Attorney
Tahirih Justice Center
Falls Church, VA

Posted: 11-10-14

Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá'í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Winner of the 2010 Meyer Exponent Award which recognizes outstanding nonprofit executive directors and the 2007 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, Tahirih has a staff of 46 with offices in Falls Church, VA; Houston, TX; and Baltimore, MD.

Position Summary: Tahirih is seeking to hire a Public Policy Attorney to contribute to Tahirih’s efforts to secure stronger protections and supports for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence, including under US asylum laws, the Violence Against Women Act, and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The Public Policy Attorney will be responsible for elevating Tahirih’s national advocacy initiatives, forging and mobilizing diverse coalitions, and engaging bipartisan allies to press for laws, regulations, policies, and precedent that better protect immigrant women and girls from violence.

The Public Policy Attorney will also assist in the development of legislative and policy proposals emerging from Tahirih’s groundbreaking national campaigns, such as the Forced Marriage Initiative (FMI).

The Public Policy Attorney serves as one of Tahirih’s spokespeople on policy issues to Tahirih supporters, advocates and colleague organizations, legislators and policymakers, and the media. The Public Policy Attorney also works closely with Tahirih’s communications staff to enhance public understanding and to ensure that stakeholders are informed and invested in advocacy to protect and empower immigrant women and girls.

Based in Tahirih’s national headquarters office in Falls Church, VA, the Public Policy Attorney reports to the Director of Public Policy and shares in the work of a team which includes the Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy, the Senior Policy Attorney/Forced Marriage Initiative Project Manager, the Forced Marriage Initiative Project Associate, and an administrative fellow.

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