Immigration Project Attorney - Topeka, KS

Position: Immigration Project Attorney
KCSDV
Topeka, KS 
Posted: 3-19-15

Responsible to: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:
Provide some representation and increase and improve the statewide capacity for appropriate advocacy services and competent legal representation in family law and immigration proceedings for immigrant survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sex trafficking across Kansas.

Specific Duties:

  • Collaborate with family law and immigration attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of immigrant survivors
  • Develop curricula for and facilitate trainings for family law and immigration attorneys on effective and ethical representation of survivors, immigration remedies, and family law considerations.
  • Collaborate with the Outreach Advocacy Coordinator and other KCSDV staff on projects related to cultural competency, language access, legal services, and the provision of technical assistance.
  • Provide legal technical assistance, research, and case consultation to attorneys on issues impacting survivors in family law and immigration proceedings.
  • Provide direct legal services to survivors of sexual and domestic violence, sex trafficking and stalking on VAWA self-petitions, U visas, T visas, battered spouse waivers, adjustments of status, petitions for work authorization, and other immigration and family law remedies related to domestic and sexual violence.
  • Mentor and support Board of Immigration (BIA) accredited representative in providing legal services to immigrant survivors.
  • Serve as faculty on all relevant KCSDV trainings.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to attorneys, advocates, and allied professionals on issues impacting immigrant survivors and their children.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401k plan retirement contribution

Employment Status: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas and Federal Bar. Knowledge of immigration law. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as relates to immigration law. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Proficiency or fluency in Spanish preferred. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Send resume with cover letter, three professional references, and a writing sample to: KCSDV, Attn: Director of Legal and Policy, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Parent/Child Project Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Parent/Child Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 3-11-2015

Responsible to:

Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects

Primary Responsibility:

To carry out the goals and objectives of a collaborative project to increase child and maternal safety from domestic violence; build the knowledge, skills, and abilities of home visitation providers and parent educators, KCSDV member programs and sexual and domestic violence advocates, and other child and youth organizational allies to appropriately respond to sexual and domestic violence.

Specific Duties:

  • Work collaboratively with project partners to further the goals of the Kansas Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Project (MIECHV).
  • Become familiar with research, resources, Kansas law, and best practices related to domestic violence and children and home visitation programs.
  • Become familiar with the policies, procedures, and practices of other agencies, government or otherwise, that impact victims of sexual and domestic violence and their children.
  • Develop resources, tools, curricula, and training to effectively respond to sexual and domestic violence.
  • Build relationships and formalize partnerships between KCSDV member programs and home visitation providers to integrate services more effectively.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to home visitation providers, KCSDV member programs, and other ally organizations
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

Benefits:

Health, dental, life, and long- and short-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and 401K plan contribution.

Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed:

Previous experience with sexual and domestic violence and parent/child safety and needs. Ability to develop materials and to train on topics relevant to this position. Ability to work with statewide systems and project partners to impact child and youth programming as it intersects with the needs of victims of sexual and domestic violence. Proven writing and speaking ability. Ability to work in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to travel and have means of own transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter, writing sample, and three professional references to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , ATTN: Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects Division.

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