Immigration Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Immigration Project Attorney
KCSDV
Topeka, KS 
Posted: 7-14-15

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 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, writing sample, letter of interest to ATTN: Legal Division, 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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Director of Legal & Policy Division - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Director of Legal & Policy Division
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 7-14-2015

Responsible to:
Executive Director

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop, implement and provide technical assistance on legal and public policy issues and projects relevant to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Supervise the legal and policy division.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide technical assistance to KCSDV member programs and advocates on legal and public policy issues.
  • Organize and implement public policy advocacy.
  • Represent KCSDV in legal and public policy initiatives as needed.
  • Participate in committees, commissions and task force work as needed and assigned.
  • Respond to emerging legal and public policy issues that impact KCSDV’s mission.
  • Supervise legal projects and other projects, as assigned.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to allied agencies and allied professionals, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as may be necessary or assigned by the Executive Director.

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

Employment Status: Full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Needed:
Working knowledge of sexual assault and domestic violence agencies and local advocacy programs; knowledge of the work of Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence or similar nonprofit organizations; working knowledge of statutes and regulations that directly affect sexual assault and domestic violence victims and perpetrators; excellent oral and written communication skills; conflict resolution skills; critical thinking skills that allow for an enhanced ability to understand and interpret complex rules and regulations; knowledge of day to day use of Microsoft Office Suite; strong negotiating, presentation and networking skills; outstanding organizational talents which allow for efficient work flow and effective management of many concurrent projects.

Requirements:

  • Law degree and admission to the Kansas Bar is required for this position.
  • Willingness and ability to travel with occasional overnight stays.
  • Must have reliable transportation, including driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Flexible scheduling to allow for work outside of regular business hours as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, cooperative environment.

To Apply:
Send resume, writing sample, letter of interest to ATTN: Legal Division, 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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