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  • Volume 10 | Spring 2008

job openings

Senior Program Attorney

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence

Washington, DC

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The ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
seeks a bright, energetic, self-directed attorney with 2+ years of experience representing adult survivors of domestic violence in contested civil protection order, family law, and related matters. This job will involve direct application of those experiences to develop national training programs for attorneys representing survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.


Bi-lingual Matrimonial Staff Attorney

Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Hempstead, NY

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The Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
is seeking a Bilingual Staff Attorney (Spanish-speaking preferred) who will be responsible for providing high-quality, comprehensive legal representation to low–income and indigent domestic violence victims in matrimonial, immigration, family offense, child custody/visitation, PINS, and paternity proceedings.


Executive Director

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

Olympia, WA

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The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
seeks an Executive Director to work in its offices in Olympia, WA. This person will have a desire to provide a voice for agencies dedicated to ending sexual assault and create an atmosphere of nonviolence through social change. The Executive Director will report to the board of directors, lead staff and volunteers, guide agency-wide direction and focus, and ensure that the organization has sufficient financial and human resources to meet its mission.


Staff Attorney, National Technical Assistance Project

Victim Rights Law Center

Portland, Oregon

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The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC)
is a nonprofit law center based in Boston, MA, with a satellite office in Portland, OR. VRLC provides free legal representation to victims of sexual assault in Massachusetts, and legal technical assistance nationally to lawyers, advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, state sexual assault and domestic violence coalitions, tribes, medical providers, and other grantees of the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The technical assistance staff attorney is part of a team charged with helping OVW grantees establish or expand their individual and programmatic capacity to provide effective legal representation, advocacy, referrals and other services to victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault. Technical assistance is provided through national conferences organized by the VRLC and other OVW grantees, teleconferences, and webinars, as well as by telephone, email, and through on-site trainings. Travel is required. This position is located in the VRLC’s Portland, Oregon office.


Program Director for YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center

YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee

Nashville, TN

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The YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center is the largest domestic violence shelter in Tennessee. The Program Director is responsible for overall management, including day-to-day operations, supervision of staff, budget management, as well as successful program outcomes. Qualified candidates must have demonstrated strong leadership skills, significant managerial experience, the ability to recruit and motivate a diverse staff and volunteers, and a strong belief in the mission of the YW. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in program administration (preferably residential), fiscal accountability and community outreach. Bachelor’s plus minimum five years related experience required. An advanced degree is strongly preferred./p>

Training & Technical Assistance Attorney

Break the Cycle

Washington, DC

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The Training & Technical Assistance Attorney at Break the Cycle conducts trainings for domestic violence service providers, attorneys, law enforcement and court personnel to help them better serve teens, and for youth service providers and school personnel to help them understand domestic violence. The Attorney also provides one-on-one consultation to service providers and conducts impact work and advocacy within service systems. In addition, s/he provides direct legal services and advice to clients in the District of Columbia between the ages of 12 and 24 experiencing dating violence. The Training & Technical Assistance Attorney reports to the Policy & Technical Assistance Manager and assists in supervising volunteers and interns.