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.

Statewide Training Projects Coordinator and Trainer - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Statewide Training Projects Coordinator and Trainer
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence 
Topeka, KS
Posted: 1-29-15

Responsible to: Director of Advocacy, Education and Rural Projects Division

Primary Responsibilities:
This position will split time between coordinating the Statewide Training and Technical Assistance project and training on core and advanced trainings for member programs and allied professionals on topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. This position will be responsible for planning and coordinating all KCSDV training events, developing a catalogue of training and training calendars, preparing reports on evaluation data and other grant information, and providing technical assistance to member programs and allied professionals.

Specific Duties:

  • Plan, coordinate and implement training events and activities
  • Coordinate training facilities, travel arrangements, contracts, budgets, flier development and advertising, registration, materials, and GoTo Webinars
  • Ensure consistent evaluation of in-person and on-line trainings and prepare quarterly reports
  • Develop, implement and monitor calendar of training events and activities
  • Serve as the contact for training planning and implementation
  • Develop training catalogue and quarterly training calendars for member programs and other publications
  • Provide opportunities for staff development on adult learning principles and trainer skills, including a training of trainers
  • Provide onsite training support as needed
  • Review and update internal training procedures as needed
  • Maintain and coordinate KCSDV training/ meeting spaces
  • Train on core and advanced trainings for member programs and allied professionals
  • Provide technical assistance to member programs and allied professionals
  • 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 and Abilities Needed:
Baccalaureate degree in a related field and/or experience in training or event planning and coordination; training development, implementation, marketing and evaluation; adult learning principles; and advocacy and service provision in sexual assault and domestic violence. Ability to organize and track information. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Demonstrated commitment to social change and anti-oppression work with a preference for experience in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Ability to travel and have own means of transportation. Must be able to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.

To Apply:
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, 3 references, and writing sample to KCSDV attn: Director of Advocacy, Education & Rural Projects 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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