Immigration Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Immigration Project Attorney
KCSDV
Topeka, KS 
Posted: 9-2017

Responsible to: Director of Legal and Policy

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

Specific Duties:

  • Collaborate with immigration and family law attorneys in Kansas to improve the capacity for legal representation of immigrant survivors.
  • Supervise and provide legal consultation and support to the Department of Justice (DOJ) accredited representative (known as KCSDV’s Special Immigrant Legal Advocate) in providing legal services to immigrant survivors.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Fluency in Spanish required. 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, 3 references, writing sample, and cover letter to KCSDV, ATTN: Legal and Policy Director, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603.


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Statewide SANE/SART Project Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Statewide SANE/SART Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS


Posted: 9-2017

Responsible To:
Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects

Primary Responsibilities:
To write materials, distribute information, coordinate and provide training and technical assistance statewide on issues regarding Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)/ Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) programs and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs.

Specific Duties:

  • Gather and become familiar with: information and resources on best and culturally specific practices and considerations for serving survivors of sexual assault; policies, procedures, and best practices for SANEs and SARTs; and the rights of survivors of sexual assault and other Kansas law that impacts survivors.
  • Develop, write, distribute and evaluate written protocols and other materials for both SANEs and SARTs.
  • Collaborate to develop a comprehensive SANE/SART training plan.
  • Collaborate to ensure SANE/SART trainings meet requirements of the Kansas State Board of Nursing.
  • Ongoing assessment of the needs of Kansas SANEs and SARTs.
  • Coordinate and facilitate SANE/SART trainings for all SART members.
  • Develop and deliver training content for SANE/SART trainings.
  • Provide technical assistance to KCSDV member programs, hospitals, SANEs and other members of SARTs regarding sexual assault and domestic violence.
  • Write, prepare and distribute a quarterly newsletter to SANE/SART programs or members.
  • Maintain the Kansas SANE/SART list serve.
  • Serve as KCSDV staff representative to agencies or organizations working on SANE/SART issues.
  • Provide other relevant training to advocates and allies.
  • Assist with other KCSDV duties as assigned.

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

Employment Status:
Full-time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Prior experience with SANE/SART programs; strong written and verbal skills; proven ability at public speaking and training; ability to work collaboratively with systems and professionals and work in a team environment; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality; ability to complete projects in a timely manner; ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three professional references to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603, Attn: Director of Advocacy and Education. The writing sample may be typed or handwritten; there is not a specific subject or format required. The writing sample should highlight your writing abilities, and must be written and edited by the applicant.


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Staff Assistant/Receptionist - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Staff Assistant/Receptionist
KCSDV
Topeka, KS
Posted: 9-2017

Responsible to: Director of Finance and Administration

Primary Responsibility:
To assist KCSDV staff and member programs by performing general office duties, making travel and meeting arrangements, maintaining inventory of office and janitorial supplies, and maintaining resource and membership data.

Specific Duties:

  • Direct incoming calls, mail, emails, and faxes
  • Perform routine clerical work and maintain electronic office calendars and lists
  • Monitor and maintain office and janitorial supplies inventory
  • Maintain resource library and respond to resource/materials requests
  • Provide logistics support to state training project
  • Provide support on trainer travel, trainer contracts, and training schedules for the state training project
  • Provide support on tracking training attendance and project reports
  • Make staff travel arrangements
  • Coordinate recognition of staff birthdays, service anniversaries, and other events
  • Assist with board and committee meeting preparation
  • Maintain membership and mailing list information
  • Maintain personnel list and placement
  • Keep incoming revenue log
  • Track purchase orders and credit card purchases
  • Staff contact for janitorial and mechanical issues
  • Maintain order in common areas
  • Other duties as assigned

Benefits:
Health, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini-flex plan, and retirement fund contribution.

Employment Status:
Full time, non-exempt

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed:
Office procedures and Microsoft Office software training courses or minimum 2 years equivalent experience; ability to interact positively with staff and public; ability to multi-task and prioritize; effective written and oral communication skills. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references, KCSDV, Attn: Jackie Teaford, Director of Finance and Administration, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject: Staff Assistant/Receptionist


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