We Are Hiring: Civil Legal Specialist

Position Title: Civil Legal Specialist
Salary Range: $22-24/hour
Classification: Full Time Non-Exempt
Supervised by: Legal Services Director
Applications due: October 11, 2019 or until filled.

CAWS North Dakota is a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. Our mission is to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention and prevention of domestic and sexual violence.

Overview: Provide administrative and legal support to attorney, case preparation and client advocacy through the Civil Legal Remedies Project in order to carry out the following:

  • Assist in establishing a state-wide Civil Legal Remedies Collaborative that will consist of professionals from the legal community and victim services.  
  • Increase the capacity of attorneys and victim service providers to be well-versed in trauma-informed practices and trained about the civil legal remedies that can be helpful to crime victims.
  • Implement and staff a virtual legal advisement call line for crime victims in order to provide free legal advice and follow up to civil legal issues that do not require court representation. The call line will be designed to complement other legal services that are provided by others in the state.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Administrative and legal support to the Legal Services Director in developing and implementing the legal call line; schedule coordination and legal research.
  • Answer calls on the legal services advisement call line, under the supervision of the Legal Services Director.
  • Client assistance including collection of case documents, translation, advocacy and referrals.
  • Clerical responsibilities including client record maintenance, mailing, copies, and phone reception.
  • Organize and assemble cases staffed through the call line under the supervision of legal staff.
  • Written and verbal translation.
  • Participate in the organization and supervision of meetings, webinars and trainings.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to member programs and community.

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to social justice, social change work, and ending violence.
  • Understand issues of cultural and socio-economic diversity.
  • Possess a demonstrated interest in domestic violence work and trauma-informed services, or willingness to learn.
  • Formal education as Paralegal with two years of experience, or significant prior work experience in immigration legal services, advocacy, or work in culturally-specific/marginalized communities.
  • Prefer knowledge in civil and criminal law related to immigration and domestic violence including VAWA petitions, U-Visa, T-Visa, etc.
  • Organized, detail oriented and ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office. 

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume by October 11, 2019 or until filled to:
CAWS ND
Bismarck, ND 58501
521 E. Main Ave. Suite 250
701 or 888-255-6240
www.cawsnorthdakota.org

We Are Hiring: Legal Services Director

Position Title: Legal Services Director
Salary Range: $60,000-$66,560/year
Classification: Full Time Exempt
Report To: Executive Director

Applications due: October 11, 2019 or until filled.

CAWS North Dakota is a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. Our mission is to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention and prevention of domestic and sexual violence.

Overview:  The position will have oversight of projects addressing civil legal needs of crime victims including complicated divorce and legal separation, evictions, child support and custody, contested protection order hearings, immigration, employment, and legal issues facing sexual assault and human trafficking victims.

Primary Responsibilities: Coordinate and manage the Civil Legal Remedies Project to carry out the following:

  • To assist in establishing a state-wide Civil Legal Remedies Collaborative that will consist of professionals from the legal community and victim services. The collaborative will develop a strategized plan with priorities in addressing crime victims’ needs.
  • Increase the capacity of attorneys and victim service providers to be well-versed in trauma-informed practices and trained about the civil legal remedies that can be helpful to crime victims. A website component will be developed to increase awareness about civil legal options for crime victims.
  • Implement and staff a virtual legal advisement call line for crime victims and advocates in order to provide free legal advice and follow up to civil legal issues that do not require court representation. Support will also be offered through follow-up referrals, safety planning and emotional support. The call line will be designed to complement other legal services that are provided by others in the state.  This position will provide oversight of the Civil Legal Specialist.

Qualifications:

  • License to practice law in North Dakota
  • Knowledge of North Dakota courts, laws and procedures.
  • Thorough understanding of immigration and family law, civil procedure, evidence, and ethics.
  • Ability to provide professional, high quality and sensitive legal services to victims of domestic violence and stalking. 
  • Ability to counsel, advise clients and provide referrals for people who are in crisis.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to issues surrounding social and racial justice.
  • Demonstrate experience in technical assistance and training.
  • Ability to problem solve, take initiative, exercise sound judgment, and work independently.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to complete assignments and responsibilities accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Organized with the ability to multi-task.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume by October 11, 2019 or until filled to:
CAWS ND
521 E. Main Ave. Suite 250
Bismarck, ND 58501
701 or 888-255-6240
www.cawsnorthdakota.org

CAWS is Hiring: Member Services Specialist

Position Title: Member Services Specialist    

Salary Range: $20.38-$24.70/hour plus benefits

Classification: Full Time Non-Exempt
Applications Due: September 20, 2019

Overview:

CAWS North Dakota is a membership based non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. Our mission is to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention and prevention of domestic and sexual violence. Our work is focused on 1) providing support, resources and tools to local crisis intervention centers working with victims and their families 2) Coordinating annual public awareness events 3) educating and training professionals and advocates on the issues of sexual and domestic violence 4) Providing information and resources to the general public regarding domestic and sexual violence 5) Building institutional partnerships and shaping public policy and 6) promoting healthy relationships and nonviolence through prevention.

Duties:

  • In coordination with the other coalition staff and local program staff, identify program training and support needs, and provide trainings and capacity building support to address identified areas.
  • Provide technical assistance to and consultation with local service providers. Technical assistance includes on-site support and training, telephone response and support, and provision of resource materials. Technical assistance includes meeting with all new agency directors of domestic violence programs.
  • Provide expertise and assistance to the member programs to enhance efforts in collaborations with allied organizations.
  • Research, develop and disseminate promising practice models, policies, procedures, forms, and information in the areas of programs and services, agency development, underserved populations and other related areas as needed.
  • Remain current on new and proven models and options for expanding and enhancing local program services relating to domestic violence which includes, but is not limited to: domestic and sexual violence services; program standards; policies and best practices; mobile advocacy; role of an advocate; abuse through technology; teen dating violence; housing options; and system advocacy, inclusiveness and accessibility.
  • Work with member programs to update, maintain and enhance membership guidelines related to intervention and prevention services.
  • Identify, research, and distribute new tools, materials, and guidance that relate to enhancing services for local programs.
  • Provide coordination and facilitation of the new Executive Directors training for local program including developing and facilitating training and technical assistance on organizational capacity and other topics related to successful leadership/management of an organization
  • In collaboration with the executive director or other coalition staff, coordinate site visits and specialized technical assistance to new ED’s across the state.
  • Assist member organizations in developing effective grant writing and management strategies; share resources and provide technical assistance.
  • Assist in development and creation of written materials for publication. Edit, proofread, and screen materials as assigned. Train as needed, explain procedures, and assist in the solution of problems identified by members.
  • Lead and participate in staff meetings and group meetings regarding specific projects. 

Qualifications:

B.A. or B.S degree in social justice or social service related field and/or at least two years of experience or demonstrated understanding of sexual and domestic violence.

Experience in training curriculum development, training adults and group facilitation.

Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage several projects at once.

Demonstrated understanding of sexual assault and related issues including service delivery for victims.

Excellent communication skills.

Self-motivated; able to work independently.

Computer literacy.

Flexibility to do some traveling in state and occasionally out of state.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume by September 20, 2019 to:

CAWS ND
521 E. Main Ave. Suite 250
Bismarck, ND 58501
701 or 888-255-6240
www.cawsnorthdakota.org

CAWS Hiring Domestic Violence Program Coordinator

 

Position Title: Domestic Violence Program Coordinator
Salary Range: $19.88-$27.25/hour plus benefits
Classification: Full Time Non-Exempt
Applications Due: May 16, 2019


Overview:
CAWS North Dakota is a membership based non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault coalition. Our mission is to provide leadership and support in the identification, intervention and prevention of domestic and sexual violence. Our work is focused on 1) providing support, resources and tools to local crisis intervention centers working with victims and their families 2) Coordinating annual public awareness events 3) educating and training professionals and advocates on the issues of sexual and domestic violence 4) Providing information and resources to the general public regarding domestic and sexual violence 5) Building institutional partnerships and shaping public policy and 6) promoting healthy relationships and nonviolence through prevention.

Duties:
This position is responsible for overseeing and monitoring statewide domestic violence services and policies, assisting local programs with training to help develop advocacy skills in staff, and acting as a liaison with criminal justice system partners including SAVIN, the ND Supreme Court (protection order system, relationships/training for clerks, other court personnel).

Duties include:

  • Initiate and oversee activities relating to direct/intervention domestic violence services on state and national levels
  • Direct oversight of the Department of Justice domestic violence grant and the Department of Human Services/Child Support Access and Visitation grant
  • Coordinate Advocacy Practices within direct service programs
  • Provide technical assistance to advocates in coordination with Member Services Coordinator and Sexual Assault Program Coordinator
  • Coordinate and facilitate new advocate training /orientation
  • Monitor and advocate within the criminal justice systems (Protection Orders and SAVIN)
  • Co-plan and facilitate Legal Issues and Advanced Legal Issues training for advocates
  • Facilitate a peer to peer network for advocates
  • Organize and facilitate the Shelter committee meetings
  • Coordination with Victim Witness Association including training, networking, etc.
  • Staff the Supervised Parenting Time (Visitation) Network
  • Monitor and advise of statewide issues affecting advocates/survivors

Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S degree in social justice or social service related field and/or at least two years of experience or demonstrated understanding of sexual and domestic violence including service delivery for victims.

Experience in training curriculum development, training adults and group facilitation.
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage several projects at once.
Excellent communication skills.
Self- motivated; able to work independently.
Computer literacy.
Flexibility to do some traveling in state and occasionally out of state.

To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume by May 16, 2019 to:
CAWS ND
521 E. Main Ave. Suite 250
Bismarck, ND 58501
701 or 888-255-6240
www.cawsnorthdakota.org