Special Immigrant Legal Advocate/Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator - KCSDV, Topeka

Position: Special Immigrant Legal Advocate/Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator
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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