Public Policy Attorney – Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
Position: Public Policy Attorney
Responsible To: Executive Director
Primary Responsibility: To develop materials, distribute information, provide training, and respond to requests on legal or governmental issues regarding sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and domestic violence. Track and respond to public policy initiatives and developments throughout the year with a focus on the legislative session and increasing knowledge on how legislation may impact victims and survivors.
- Provide technical assistance in written or verbal form to advocates and allied professionals on legal or public policy issues regarding sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic
- Write, prepare, and distribute materials as directed on legal or public policy issues regarding sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic
- Serve, as directed, as KCSDV staff representative to agencies or committees working on sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence
- Provide educational training on sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and domestic violence laws and related issues to advocates, law enforcement, criminal justice personnel and other allied professionals as requested, including providing information at legislative meetings or hearings.
- Track and monitor new case law and legislation impacting victims and survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and
- Perform government relations tasks, including coordinating or attending meetings with local, state, and federal government officials or staff to educate on issues related to sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, and the impact on survivors.
- Perform other duties as directed.
Employment Status: Full-time, exempt
Salary: $60,000. We know that the practice of salary negotiation can contribute to pay inequities, this starting salary is non-negotiable. Our compensation structure—as well as our approach to future compensation adjustments—is transparent to all employees.
Benefits: Health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance, Section 125 mini- flex plan, and 401k Plan contribution. Paid health, vacation, and holiday leave.
Location: This position offers a collegial working environment in our offices in downtown Topeka, KS. with a hybrid in-person/remote work schedule. Remote work is set for most staff as Mondays and Fridays, with weekly office hours as 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Thursday) and 8:30am-12:30pm (Fridays).
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: Familiarity with current sexual and domestic violence advocacy best practices; knowledge of or the ability to acquire knowledge of the legal, governmental and systems issues involved in domestic violence and sexual assault; strong research and writing skills; proven ability at public speaking and training; demonstrated ability to maintain strict confidentiality; ability to complete projects in a timely manner; ability to travel, have own means of transportation.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Preferred: Admission to Kansas Bar or eligible for admission to the Kansas Bar; ability to interpret the law to advocates and others in oral and written formats.
KCSDV is an equal opportunity employer. KCSDV does not consider race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status in employment decisions. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based upon these grounds.