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  • Volume 14 | Spring 2009

job openings

Staff Attorney (2 open positions)

Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)

Washington, D.C.

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WEAVE seeks two full-time attorneys to provide legal representation to survivors of domestic violence in civil protection order, custody, child support, divorce, and immigration matters.  Additional responsibilities include community education; training and mentoring pro bono attorneys and interns; and systemic advocacy.  The positions may also include supervisory or program management duties depending on the interest and experience of the successful applicants.  Applicants must be current members of the D.C. bar or have a pending application to the D.C. bar.  Knowledge of languages other than English is a plus.  Applicants with three or more years of experience in family law practice are preferred.

Women Empowered Against Violence, Inc. (WEAVE) works closely with adult and teen survivors of relationship violence and abuse, providing an innovative range of legal, counseling, economic and educational services that leads survivors to utilize their inner and community resources, achieve safety for themselves and their children and live empowered lives.


Executive Director

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Arnold, MD

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The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) seeks an experienced Executive Director.  MCASA is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to serve as the statewide voice for survivors of sexual crimes, the state's 18 rape crisis centers, allies in criminal justice and health care and other stakeholders.  Its mission is to work to eliminate sexual violence in the State of Maryland.  MCASA is committed to diversity and inclusion.

The ED is responsible for the overall administration and management of MCASA, including service programs, fundraising, and business operations. Areas of responsibility include planning and evaluation, policy development and administration, personnel and fiscal management, grant writing, and member/public relations. Qualified candidates will possess an advanced degree, demonstrated program expertise, a commitment to ending sexual violence, management and supervisory skills, and financial acumen. Position also requires strong communication skills, including writing and public speaking.


Executive Director

New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women

Trenton, NJ

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The New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women is seeking candidates for the position of executive director.  The NJCBW is a coalition of 28 member agencies in 21 counties across New Jersey with over 100 years of collective staff experience in the field of domestic violence.  A leader in the evolving issues in the field, the NJCBW has an active voice within the state and a substantial record of accomplishment in such key areas as advocacy; training, standard setting and diversity offered through such innovative entities as the NJCBW Domestic Violence Education and Training Institute; the Domestic Violence Specialist Certification; and the Diversity Outreach Project.

The Executive Director provides visionary leadership and, in collaboration with the Associate Director, also directs the activities of the Coalition Office and staff.  As the chief spokesperson for the NJCBW, the Executive Director must be a strong advocate who effectively communicates its mission and garners support to achieve the goals and objectives of the NJCBW.  Specific duties include designing and implementing policy objectives, public relations and marketing programs; managing the financial affairs of NJCBW; and designing and implementing new program initiatives. 


Clinical Fellow

Domestic Violence Clinic, Tulane Law School

New Orleans, LA

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The Domestic Violence Clinic at Tulane Law School is seeking candidates for a newly-created Clinical Fellow Position.  Students in the Domestic Violence clinic represent clients escaping violent relationships and seeking protective orders, divorces and custody of their children.  The Clinic also works with faculty from across Tulane University on gender-based violence and provides leadership within the region for systematic change, from strategic planning and monthly training sessions to technical assistance for cops, judges and prosecutors and testimony before the state legislature.  The Clinical Fellow Position will include a mix of policy work, grant management, litigation, and advanced training in domestic violence litigation.  For more information on how to apply for the position, please contact:

Becki Truscott Kondkar
Deputy Director
Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
 504-865-5153 (phone)
504-862-8753 (fax
bkondkar@tulane.edu


Women’s Rights Expert

ABA Rule of Law Initiative, Asia Division

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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The ABA Rule of Law Initiative in Bangladesh is currently recruiting for an experienced legal specialist to help conduct a Training of Trainers (TOT) for Bangladeshi Social Advocates, non-legal specialists on gender-based violence and other issues impacting women equipped with the fundamental legal skills and knowledge necessary to provide competent legal aid and effective advocacy for women suffering from violations of their rights.  Working with local experts, the specialist will prepare for and help conduct a multiple-day training session to develop a group of Bangladeshi trainers, who will lead successive trainings.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience in both women’s rights/domestic violence and the provision of paralegal services to women in a setting that involved community outreach and engagement, as well as experience in interactive teaching methodologies.  Work experience in Bangladesh or in South Asia is preferred.

The position is for one week in August or September 2009.

To apply for the International Pro Bono Legal Specialist Program, please visit http://www.abanet.org/rol/opportunities/positions.shtml to fill out the Online Participant Registration Form.  Please be prepared to upload your resume.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Legal Aid Services to Women Expert

ABA Rule of Law Initiative, Asia Division

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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The ABA Rule of Law Initiative in Bangladesh is currently recruiting for an experienced legal specialist to help train Bangladeshi lawyers on how to bring free legal assistance to rural villages, increasing women’s access to justice and providing female victims of domestic violence with the opportunity for legal redress. Working with local experts, the specialist will prepare for and help conduct a multiple-day training session for the Bangladeshi lawyers on topics including the substantive law associated with DV and other women’s rights and strategies for solving clients’ problems and resolving cases. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in both women’s rights/domestic violence and the provision of legal aid services to women in a setting that involved community outreach and engagement. Work experience in Bangladesh or in South Asia is preferred.

The position is for one week in June or July 2009.

To apply for the International Pro Bono Legal Specialist Program, please visit http://www.abanet.org/rol/opportunities/positions.shtml to fill out the Online Participant Registration Form. Please be prepared to upload your resume. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Immigration Staff Attorney

Tahirih Justice Center

Falls Church, VA

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By providing holistic legal services and engaging in national public policy advocacy, the Tahirih Justice Center (Tahirih) works to promote access to justice in the United States for immigrant women and girls who are fleeing violence. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired non-profit organization that offers pro bono representation to women and girls seeking protection from such gender-based human rights abuses as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital cutting, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Winner of the 2007 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management, Tahirih has a staff of 21 and is based in Falls Church, VA.

Position Summary: Tahirih is currently seeking to hire a full-time Staff Attorney fluent in Spanish to represent immigrant and refugee women in gender based asylum cases, claims brought under the Violence Against Women Act, and other related immigration matters, including T and U visas. The ideal candidate will have experience working with female victims of violence from multi-cultural backgrounds. Additionally, the candidate will possess a professional demeanor, be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and a team player. S/he must be committed to the promotion of justice for women and girls, and to the foundational values of Tahirih.


Legal Administrative Assistant

Tahirih Justice Center

Falls Church, VA

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By providing holistic legal services and engaging in national public policy advocacy, the Tahirih Justice Center (Tahirih) works to promote access to justice in the United States for immigrant women and girls who are fleeing violence. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired non-profit organization that offers pro bono representation to women and girls seeking protection from such gender-based human rights abuses as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital cutting, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Winner of the 2007 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management, Tahirih has a staff of 27 and is based in Falls Church, VA.

Position Summary: Tahirih is currently seeking to hire a part-time Legal Administrative Assistant on a 20-hour per week basis. This position will provide critical administrative support to the Legal department. The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, a skilled multi-tasker, an excellent writer, responsible, articulate, empathetic, proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Powerpoint, and have experience working with databases. Spanish language ability is very strongly preferred; but other language ability will be considered.