Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator/SILA - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator/ Special Immigrant Legal Advocate
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 4-4-2016

Responsible to:

Rural Sexual Assault Project Manager

Primary Responsibilities: This position will divide its time between identifying and addressing the needs of historically underserved survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking, and their children; and enhancing the availability of legal representation for, and improving systems’ response to, immigrant survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. This position will apply to receive accreditation by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and will possess the qualifications necessary to receive such accreditation. 

Specific Duties: 

  • Provide technical assistance and training to DV/SA member programs and allied organizations on topics relevant to position.
  • Review all KCSDV public awareness materials and training curricula to ensure appropriate use of language and culturally specific information.
  • Maintain and expand a list of qualified interpreters. Provide training and information to interpreters and DV/SA member programs on special considerations in DV/SA and interpretation.
  • Develop and provide trainings on providing culturally relevant services.
  • Work with other KCSDV staff and DV/SA member programs to implement, improve and review Limited English Proficiency (LEP) plans and outreach plans.
  • Stay up-to-date on local, state, and national best practices and research relevant to this position.
  • Develop and write resources relevant to this position to be distributed throughout the state.
  • Maintain and expand the Outreach Alliance, comprised of advocates and allies working in rural and with underserved communities. Coordinate and deliver conference calls/webinars, and trainings for the Outreach Alliance.
  • Provide direct legal services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in VAWA self-petition, U Visa, T Visa, adjustment of status, petitions for work authorization, and other immigration-related proceedings.
  • 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: 100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed: Strong preference for prior experience working in sexual assault and domestic violence and knowledge of immigration, LEP, and culturally relevant issues and needs. Spoken and written proficiency in Spanish. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Demonstrated commitment to social change and anti-oppression work. Ability to write materials and train on topics relevant to the position. 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 a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison St., Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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Protection Order Project Attorney - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Protection Order Project Attorney
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)
Topeka, KS

Posted: 1-25-2016

Responsible To: Director of Legal and Policy

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Legal research and writing.
  • Training of attorneys.
  • law enforcement, advocates, and others.
  • Collaboration with attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, court personnel and advocates to improve the quality of representation of victims and use of protection order proceedings.

Specific Duties:

  • In collaboration with other staff and allies, assess ongoing safety and accountability issues and training needs for those involved in the protection order system.
  • Provide legal technical assistance to courts, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, private and legal services attorneys, and others who are involved in administration, issuance, and enforcement of protection orders.
  • Provide legal technical assistance to advocates who are assisting victims with protection orders.
  • Conduct professional discipline-specific trainings on Kansas protection orders.
  • Research and write legal memoranda addressing specific legal issues identified by the project as critical to the improvement of the Kansas protection order process.
  • Represent victims in Kansas protection order cases where the representation will likely have a positive impact for victims across Kansas.
  • Participate in educating advocacy programs about the Project.
  • Participate in case review process with staff.
  • Complete special legal projects and perform other duties as assigned.

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

Employment Status:
100% full-time, exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Needed:
Juris doctorate and admission to Kansas Bar. Knowledge of protection orders. Knowledge of legal and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault, especially as related to protection orders. Previous background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy. Proven writing and speaking ability. Demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality. 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, three professional references, and writing sample to KCSDV, 634 SW Harrison, Topeka, KS 66603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Subject: Protection Order Project Attorney


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