Position: Director of Policy and Systems Advocacy
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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.