Open Positions

 

PART-TIME NAVIGATOR


THE ORGANIZATION:

Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor-defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management, and legal services. Additionally, NVRDC believes in having strong relationships with other DC providers in hopes that the victim recovery process will be seamless and complete.


POSITION SUMMARY:

NVRDC seeks a part-time Attorney Navigator for the Victim Legal Network of DC (VLNDC). Coordinated by NVRDC, VLNDC is a coordinated entry and referral network for legal services that is structured as a hub-and-spoke model of DC legal service providers collaboratively working to provide wraparound legal assistance to individuals who have been harmed by any type of crime. The Navigator serves as the hub of this network. This is a part-time (20 hours per week), at-will position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Prorated benefits are available.


POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Client Services

a. Conduct trauma-informed phone intakes with crime victims seeking legal assistance

b. Provide crime victims brief legal advice on Civil Protection Orders

c. Provide crime victims brief advice on DC’s Crime Victims’ Compensation Program

d. Facilitate and coordinate referrals to provide survivor-centered access to legal assistance

e. Manage a diverse caseload of clients for intake, assessment, referrals, and case progress on the Member Portal

f. Attend trainings and webinars related to serving victims of crime

g. Oversee network technology, including the Member Portal, a Microsoft Access Database, and a Google Sheets Tool

h. Input intake and referral data into a Microsoft Access database


2. Network Referral Services

a. Collaborate and regularly communicate with staff at in-network legal service providers who serve as VLNDC Facilitators

b. Provide direct training to VLNDC Facilitators on network responsibilities, network best practices, survivor-centered services, and the Member Portal

c. Establish and update resources for in-network legal service providers

d. Ensure in-network legal service providers comply with the VLNDC MOU

e. Representing NVRDC within the victim services and legal communities

f. Other duties as needed


QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: DC-barred attorney (or has a DC Bar application currently pending) – applicants who do not meet this qualification will not be considered

Preferred:
1. Fluency in Spanish

2. Direct legal services experience

3. Experience providing trauma-informed services

4. Experience providing services to individuals who are low-income, LGBTQ, immigrants, or from historically marginalized communities in DC


HOW TO APPLY:

1. Please follow these specific instructions for submitting your application:

a. Email your resume in PDF format to Jennifer Jackson at jennifer@nvrdc.org by midnight on February 15, 2019. Only emailed submissions will be accepted.

b. Use the subject line: “Part-Time Attorney Navigator Application”

c. In the body of the email, copy and paste these questions and add your answer to each question below in a “yes” or “no” format. It is not acceptable to write “See Resume” in response to these questions.

i. Are you a DC-barred attorney (or have a DC Bar application currently pending for admission by motion to the DC Bar under rules 46(d)(3), 46(e)(3)(A), or 46(e)(3)(b))?

ii. Are you authorized to work in the United States?

iii. Will you now or in the future require work authorization?

iv. If offered the position, would you be able to start within approximately two weeks of receiving an offer?

v. Are you fluent in Spanish?

2. There will be a rolling interview process, so we encourage interested candidates to apply early.

3. NVRDC will implement a blind recruitment process for the hiring of this position.


Please note that NVRDC will only consider applicants who are current members of the DC Bar or who have a pending application for admission by motion to the DC Bar under Rules 46(d)(3), 46(e)(3)(A), or Rule 46(e)(3)(B). Applicants who fail to meet this requirement will not be considered.

 

ENGAGEMENT & SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR


THE ORGANIZATION:

Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through advocacy, case management and legal services. Conveniently located within walking distance of the Takoma Park Metro Station, we are a growing DC non-profit organization with a team of passionate and dedicated staff. We are looking for a professional with strong administrative and technological skills to support the organization’s many programs and personnel.


POSITION SUMMARY:

NVRDC seeks a full-time Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator to execute the day-to-day tasks related to the organization’s communications plans, support staff in coordinating outreach events and activities, and to offer NVRDC’s leadership administrative assistance with the organization’s sustainability plans and donor acknowledgment processes. This individual will be highly resourceful, motivated, and well-organized, proficient in software technology and social media, able to troubleshoot, and have excellent follow-through on tasks. This position will report to NVRDC’s Executive Director. This is a full-time (40 hours per week) FLSA exempt, at-will employment position. Compensation commiserate with experience.


POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator will spend 75% of their time supporting NVRDC’s outreach and communications efforts; the remaining 25% of time will be dedicated to development and fundraising administrative support, including some event planning tasks:

• Receive, review, and respond to outreach and training requests to NVRDC;

• Develop targeted outreach plans and strategies to engage underserved populations in DC in accordance with NVRDC’s stated mission;

• Engage community groups (partner agencies, police departments, hospitals, faith communities, etc.) in an effort to elevate awareness of NVRDC and victims’ rights and resources in DC;

• Coordinate Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week activities and events;

• Support NVRDC’s staff in outreach related event preparations;

• Produce monthly and quarterly grant reports related to outreach and training efforts;

• Oversee implementation of NVRDC’s social medial content calendar and administer NVRDC’s social media accounts;

• Oversee the maintenance of NVRDC’s website;

• Coordinate blog posts in collaboration with NVRDC staff, board, and partners;

• Produce quarterly social media engagement reports;

• Create quarterly newsletters and annual impact reports;

• Coordinate small internal office events (staff cross-trainings, professional development brown-bags, volunteer/staff appreciation self-care events) and support administrative coordination with larger organizational annual events;

• Maintain NVRDC’s comprehensive donor database;

• Create monthly, quarterly, and yearly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed;

• Support the planning of NVRDC’s annual events and giving campaigns;

• Oversee the execution of promotional plans for NVRDC’s events;

• Coordinate productions and mailing of year-end appeal letters;

• Support NVRDC’s Executive Director in developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with major donors;

• Support the development of resources and training related to fundraising and communications for NVRDC’s board; and

• Performs other duties as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS:

• A self-starter who works well independently and as a team player;

• BA/BS in communications, marketing, public administration, nonprofit administration or a related field;

• Extremely well organized with demonstrated experience successfully handling multiple and varied tasks;

• Highly proficient software skills, including with Adobe, Google Docs, and Power Point, and the ability to adapt to new technology requirements;

• Strong written and oral communication skills;

• Preference for those candidates with a thorough knowledge of victim services field and/or experience working with marginalized communities and crime victims;

• Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and/or ending gender-based violence;

• At least 2 years of experience supporting and implementing communications/ outreach plans and digital media development;

• Experience using Constant Contacts;

• Experience working digital media engagement and design platforms;

• Experience with donor database management, Little Green Light, preferred; and

• A reputation for integrity, dependability and professionalism.


HOW TO APPLY:

This is a full-time, (40 hours per week) FLSA exempt, at-will employment position which begins on Jan. 31, 2019. NVRDC offers a competitive benefits package including paid-time off, medical, dental, and vision care coverage, and retirement plan options with an employer match.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by Jan. 13, 2019 to jennifer@nvrdc.org. Please submit all documents as one PDF attachment and use the email subject line “Job Opportunity: Engagement and Sustainability Coordinator.” All inquiries related to this position should be submitted to Bridgette Stumpf at bridgette@nvrdc.org.

 

FULL-TIME STAFF ATTORNEY


THE ORGANIZATION:

Started in 2012, the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management, and legal services. Additionally, NVRDC believes in fostering strong relationships with other DC providers in the hopes that the victim recovery process will be seamless and complete.


POSITION SUMMARY:

NVRDC seeks a full-time staff attorney, bi-lingual Spanish proficiency preferred, to advocate for and represent victims of crime in DC. This attorney will work collaboratively with NVRDC's leadership, legal team, and case managers to provide legal support and advocacy to victims of crime with a strong focus on advocacy for survivors of sexual assault. This individual will be resourceful, highly organized, a team player, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The staff attorney will be committed to working with people from diverse cultural, linguistic, economic, educational, and vocational backgrounds to demonstrate NVRDC’s dedication to social justice and access to justice for all victims of crime in DC.

This is a full-time (40+ hours per week), FLSA exempt, at-will position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Prorated benefits are available and all federal holidays will be paid holidays. NVRDC offers a competitive benefits package for paid-time off, contribution for the cost of the health care coverage, retirement plan options with a 3% match, and professional development. Additionally, NVRDC is an eligible employer for the purposes of the DC Bar Foundation’s Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP).


POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The majority of the staff attorney’s time will be spent maintaining a civil and criminal caseload. This legal advocacy will include Civil Protection Order representation, campus administrative Title IX representation, and direct representation of crime victims in DC Superior Court pursuant to the Crime Victims’ Rights Act (18 U.S.C. § 3771) and the DC Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights (DC Code 23-1901).

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Assisting crime victims in DC with criminal legal advocacy, support. and representation;

  • Providing civil legal advocacy and representation related to Civil Protection Orders for survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking;

  • Offering Title IX assistance for campus survivors of intimate partner violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking;

  • Working closely with NVRDC’s case management staff to develop and deploy NVRDC Outreach trainings;

  • Maintaining accurate case records and responsibility for project specific grant reporting;

  • Working closely with law enforcement agencies, schools, health and welfare agencies, and community partners;

  • Representing NVRDC within the victim services and legal communities;

  • Continuing to grow and seek professional development opportunities for the position and organization; and

  • Performing other duties as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate for this position will have moderate trial experience or a background in litigation. The candidate must possess a combination of education and direct service experience working with crime victims. The candidate must also possess a demonstrated commitment to both public interest work and assistance to underserved populations. This position requires a self-starter who learns quickly and works well independently and as a team player.

Specific skills and background must include:

  • DC-barred attorney (or has a DC Bar application currently pending)—applicants who do not meet this qualification will not be considered.

  • Direct victim services legal experience;

  • A demonstrated desire to work with crime victims and ensure they receive needed services;

  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or commitment to providing representation to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and stalking in Civil Protection Order proceedings;

  • Demonstrated knowledge and/or commitment to providing representation for campus survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner/dating violence, and stalking seeking Title IX accommodations and campus student conduct hearing assistance;

  • Strong oral and written communications skills;

  • Knowledge of victim services available within DC;

  • Experience working for marginalized and underserved communities and crime victims; and

  • A reputation for integrity, dependability, and professionalism.

Please note that NVRDC will only consider applicants who are current members of the DC Bar or who have a pending application for admission by motion to the DC Bar under Rules 46(d)(3), 46(e)(3)(A), or Rule 46(e)(3)(B). Applicants who fail to meet this requirement will not be considered.


HOW TO APPLY:

Please email careers@nvrdc.org with the subject “2018 Staff Attorney Vacancy”. In the email, please attach a copy of your resume, cover letter, three references, and a writing sample.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until December 27, 2018.


NVRDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status as a victim of sexual or domestic violence or stalking, or any other status protected by applicable federal and District of Columbia laws. Reasonable accommodations are available to qualified applicants upon request. Auxiliary aids and services are available in alternative formats.