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  • LGBT Domestic Violence
  • Volume 11 | Summer 2008

job openings

Policy Attorney

The Children’s Law Center

Washington, DC

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The Children’s Law Center envisions a future for the District of Columbia in which every child has a safe home, a meaningful education and a healthy mind and body. The Policy Attorney will work within the Policy team on CLC’s policy initiatives, which will focus in the next few years on child welfare, children’s mental health and special education. CLC’s policy work is outcome-oriented and involves legislative, budget, and administrative advocacy. The Policy Attorney will work closely with the two other policy attorneys on the team and work with staff in our core, direct services programs in order to implement strategies for improving the laws, policies and programs which affect our client community. The Policy Attorney will report to the Policy Director.

Training & Technical Assistance Attorney

Break the Cycle

Washington, DC

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The Training & Technical Assistance Attorney 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.

Executive Director

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

Washington, DC

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The Executive Director will work collaboratively with the organization’s staff, board, community advocates and leaders, and other women’s rights, civil rights, and community-based organizations to ensure the achievement of DVRP’s mission through successful implementation of our programs, fundraising initiatives, and strategic plan. Our ideal candidate will bring a visionary approach to organizational development and the promotion of social justice. The individual will be resourceful, highly organized, a team builder, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. She/he will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds.

Domestic Violence Staff Attorney

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Fairfax, VA

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LSNV is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal services to low-income, elderly, or disabled individuals. The domestic violence attorney will represent survivors in civil protective order hearings as well as related matters—such as child custody—arising out of the abusive situation. Experience working with survivors and an understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence strongly preferred.

IMBRA Attorney-Adviser

Tahirih Justice Center

Falls Church, VA

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Tahirih seeks a senior-level professional with prior advocacy experience for the newly created position of IMBRA Attorney-Adviser. This position will focus on advocating for the full implementation and effective enforcement of the International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (“IMBRA”), and on public education and outreach to ensure greater understanding of the obligations imposed and rights afforded under IMBRA.

Public Policy Associate

Tahirih Justice Center

Falls Church, VA

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Tahirih is seeking a passionate, poised, and energetic individual to enable us to expand our public policy capacity and take on new challenges. Under the supervision of the Director of Public Policy, the Public Policy Associate will promote laws and policies both nationally and regionally that improve access to justice for the women and girls that Tahirih serves. Together with the Director of Public Policy, the Public Policy Associate will represent Tahirih on these issues on Capitol Hill, to the Administration, and with allied organizations. The Public Policy Associate will also help develop Tahirih’s advocacy strategy, public education materials, and relationships with policymakers and their staffs.

Assistant Academic Director

Domestic Violence Clinic Supervising Attorney

University of Cincinnati College of Law

Position Number 28UC1503

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This is part-time (2.5 days per week) for live-client domestic violence clinic. Domestic violence litigation experience is a plus. Must be licensed to practice law in Ohio or be eligible for a temporary license pending application for permanent license. Attorney will be responsible to oversee student in representing litigants in civil protection order hearings. The attorney will be responsible for handling some cases directly, particularly during periods when the clinic is not in session. The attorney will direct the students in all phases of their direct representation, from interviewing to court hearings. The attorney will be supervised by the clinic director and will work closely with the director in managing the clinic case load.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking survivors and/or experience working with students in a domestic violence clinical setting. Bilingual abilities helpful.

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

Chief Executive Officer

Na Loio – Immigrant Rights & Public Interest Legal Center

Honolulu, HI

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Founded in 1983, Na Loio – Immigrant Rights & Public Interest Legal Center has provided direct legal services for indigent immigrants and refugees in the areas of immigration law, civil rights, and public benefits for the past 25 years. A recognized leader in protecting the rights of indigent immigrants and refugees, Na Loio also provides case management services for battered immigrants, community education, and advocacy in the public interest.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides the organization with vision and direction consistent with its mission and values
  • Leads the organization in defining its goals and strategies and implements the same
  • Assures the effectiveness of the organization and the quality and impact of its work
  • Oversees fiscal operations and manages resources effectively
  • Nurtures and maintains the organization’s partnerships and standing in the community
  • Engages positively with the Board of Directors and supports ongoing Board work and development

Key Functions

  • Provides leadership and support for a staff of 9 including attorneys, paralegal, social worker, office manager, and clerical staff
  • Engages in fundraising through grant proposals, direct solicitations, and special campaigns
  • Monitors and oversees all programs including the preparation of program reports
  • Engages in community education and outreach projects
  • Collaborates with the Board of Directors in developing long range strategic plans
  • Reports to the Board of Directors on a regular and ongoing basis
  • Develops and monitors the annual budget, in conjunction with the Board of Directors, and ensures that proper fiscal controls are implemented
  • Develops and maintains key community, statewide, and national relationships
  • Oversees the programs, office, and staff on a day-to-day basis


  • Ability to develop, manage, and oversee non-profit or legal service programs
  • Ability to engage in staff management, program planning, budgeting, fiscal oversight, and grant writing
  • Exceptional communication skills, including writing and public speaking, and the ability to interact with diverse groups
  • Leadership and consensus building skills
  • Understands the problems facing low-income communities, immigrants, and refugees coupled with an understanding of civil rights and a demonstrated commitment to advocacy
  • Law degree preferred, but not required. Substitutions may include degree in social work, public policy, non-profit or business management, or other similar background or training

Salary and Benefits

$70,000 to $80,000 based upon experience, simple 3% matching IRA, full health, dental, vision and prescription coverage, and a generous vacation and sick leave package.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume summarizing your interest, qualifications and experience, and three professional references to: CEO Search, Na Loio, 810 North Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 or kbrown@naloio.org.