NVRDC seeks a full-time staff attorney 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, and professional development. Additionally, NVRDC is an eligible employer for the purposes of the DC Bar Foundation’s loan repayment assistance program (LRAP).
The start date for this position is July 17, 2017.
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 position and organization; and
Performing other duties as needed.
The successful candidate for this position will have completed a judicial clerkship along in addition to one year of litigation experience or have at least two years of litigation experience. The candidate must possess a combination of education and direct service experience and supports working with victims of crime. They must also possess a demonstrated commitment to both public interest work and assistance to underserved populations. This position requires a self-starter who 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)
Direct victim services legal experience;
A demonstrated desire to work with crime victims and ensure they receive the services needed;
Demonstrated knowledge and/or commitment to providing representation for survivors in Civil Protection Orders;
Demonstrated knowledge and/or commitment to providing representation for campus survivors seeking Title IX accommodations and administrative 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.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to email@example.com (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). All inquiries related to this position should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that NVRDC will only consider applicants who currently have a DC Bar license or whose application with the for DC Bar membership is currently pending. Applicants who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.
NVRDC seeks a case manager to work collaboratively to provide case management support to survivors of all types of crime, to provide hospital based crisis support in an on-call capacity as part of the DC Sexual Assault Crisis Response Program and the DC Crisis Continuum. This individual will be resourceful, highly organized, a team player, flexible, a critical and analytical thinker, self-reflective and self-aware, and open to growth and learning. The case manager 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 non-exempt, at-will employment position. Work hours will be adjusted based on call scheduling. Compensation: $40,000, plus benefits.
POSITION PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The case manager provides individualized support, assistance, advocacy, and referrals to victims of all crime in Washington, DC.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Availability for several 24-hour on-call shifts per month to support the 24/7 hospital based Sexual Assault Crisis Response Program
- Works closely with the DC Forensic Nurse Examiners nurses, clinical and administrative directors to facilitate open communication and a seamless referral process
- Refers primary and secondary victims to appropriate internal and external services to include: medical treatment, compensation assistance, legal support, therapeutic needs, shelter, social and educational needs
- Attends hearings in the criminal justice, civil justice, and administrative justice systems to support and advocate for victims, as needed
- Assists victims of all types crime with case management
- Participates in education and training opportunities with partner agencies and members of the DC community
- Maintains accurate case records and is responsible for project specific grant reporting
- Works closely with law enforcement agencies, attorneys, schools, health and welfare agencies
- Continues to grow and seek professional development opportunities for individual position(s) and organization
- Performs other duties as needed
The successful candidate for this position must possess a combination of education and direct services experience that supports working with victims of crime and a demonstrated commitment to both public interest work and assistance to underserved populations. This position requires a self-starter who works well independently and as a team player. Specific skills and background include:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred (Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, Social Work)
- 1-3 years direct victim services experience
- Experience working with survivors of gender based violence
- Shift work or on-call experience a plus
- Experience participating in outreach and training events
- Must live within a 20 mile radius of Washington Hospital Center
- Extensive knowledge of victim services available within the District of Columbia, preferred
- Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and/or ending gender-based violence
- Demonstrated desire to work with crime victims and ensure they receive the services they need
- Experience working for marginalized communities and crime victims
- Experience working in the nonprofit arena
- Top-notch oral and written communication skills
- Bilingual in Spanish, ASL, Amharic preferred
- A reputation for integrity, dependability, and professionalism.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send letter of interest and resume to Lindsey Silverberg, Director of Advocacy & Case Management, Lindsey@nvrdc.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.