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Domestic Violence Program Assistant

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DC Volunteer Lawyers Project


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Published 20 days ago

March 1, 2021
February 26, 2021
$40,000 - $40,000

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project believes that a life free of violence and abuse is a basic human right. Our mission is:

  • To ADVOCATE for domestic violence victims, at-risk children, and other vulnerable individuals through comprehensive pro bono legal services;
  • To EMPOWER victims with knowledge, resources, and on-going support; and
  • To BROADEN OUR IMPACT by engaging, training, and supporting a strong and diverse network of volunteer lawyers and community volunteers.

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP) was established in 2008 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We engage, train and support hundreds of dedicated volunteer attorneys each year to handle emergency protection order, custody, child/spousal support, divorce, and immigration cases on behalf of victims, and to serve as court-appointed advocates for vulnerable children living with abuse, neglect, and other dangerous circumstances. We operate free call-in and walk-in clinics throughout the District of Columbia so victims and other DC residents can access free legal services on a wide variety of legal issues including family law, immigration, related criminal cases against abusers, and enforcing victim legal rights in housing, employment, and other financial matters; and non-legal support services including social services referrals, crisis support, and safety planning. More information at https://www.dcvlp.org/.

ABOUT YOU:

  • You are looking for a job that matters.
  • A career in law or nonprofit management is intriguing.
  • You are detail-oriented, highly-organized, and love systems.
  • You are technologically savvy.
  • You know how to combine accuracy with efficiency.
  • You like taking on a variety of tasks.
  • You are self-motivated and like to coordinate work between various teams.
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • You learn quickly, absorb knowledge, then think critically and proactively to spot and flag issues.
  • You are able to work virtually during the COVID crises but understand this job will eventually be onsite in our DC office and will require attendance at walk-in clinics in the community. (At the time of this posting all walk-in clinics are taking place remotely, using an online video platform.)
  • You have a college degree or equivalent experience.
  •  You have the experience with data entry that is essential to this position.
  • You are proficient in MS Word and MS Excel and database entry; experience with Legal Server or other case management databases would be a plus.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a dedicated team, gain vital experience at a legal services non-profit, and help increase access to justice for under-served, low-income individuals in domestic violence and family law cases. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in nonprofit management or legal services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1.    Domestic Violence Program Support

  • Domestic Violence case assignment process: coordinate with Legal Director and Client Advocates to smoothly assign cases coming through multiple access points to volunteer attorneys; meet regularly to review waitlist, streamline process, and set goals that are in accordance with grant goals; track active cases on respective Excel spreadsheets.
  • Monitor and analyze practice area trends and report out to senior team, including progress toward grant goals, drop-out rates, and case acceptance rates.
  • Provide support for the overall operation of the Domestic Violence Program, which may include assistance with client intake and direct case support, as directed by Legal Director.

 2.    Domestic Violence/Family Law Clinic Support

  • Coordinate each weekly Domestic Violence Resource Clinic, including staffing, logistics, and on-site management.
  • Coordinate with Client Advocates to make sure follow-up for clinic clients is completed in a timely and accurate manor.

3.    Technical and Communications Support

  • Perform website updates as needed.
  • Create and maintain Microsoft forms for staff use and data management.
  • Support volunteer outreach by keeping pro bono opportunities updated with online referral networks such as ProBono.net and Paladin.
  • Provide support for development team by assisting with data entry and generating reports, as needed.

4.    Assist Executive Director and Director of Operations with items as needed, including administrative support for Board of Directors.

5.    Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

***This position will be virtual until otherwise determined by DCVLP’s Executive Director, at which time the position will be based in our Washington, DC office, with frequent travel to regional clinic locations.***

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time position.
  • Salary is $40,000.
  • DCVLP pays for 90% of your coverage in our medical and dental plans and sponsors a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • New employees accrue three weeks of vacation over 12 months plus one week of sick time.
  • In addition to all Federal holidays, two personal days per year are also available as floating holidays.
  • We offer a generous family leave policy for parents following the birth or adoption of a child.
  • DCVLP has a positive work environment, with a focus on collaboration, empowerment, and service toward our clients and volunteers.

Physical Requirements of The Job

  • In addition to the functional skills in this job posting, the following physical abilities are representative of physical demands and environment essential to this position:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, and may need to occasionally stoop or kneel.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Ability to use a telephone to communicate clearly and receive information.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.
  • Regular, predictable attendance onsite is required.
  • Ability to travel to local clinics and court venues as necessary.
  • The work environment has moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, printers, and light traffic).

NOTE: This description is not an attempt to list all essential functions of this position as it is recognized that job duties may change over time, based on DCVLP’s needs.

To Apply:

DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or other status protected by applicable law. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent and a resume to Sara Tennen at jobs@dcvlp.org.

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project believes that a life free of violence and abuse is a basic human right. Our mission is:

  • To ADVOCATE for domestic violence victims, at-risk children, and other vulnerable individuals through comprehensive pro…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

DCVLP provides employees with 90% coverage of our major medical and dental policies and sponsors a 403(b) retirement plan. Vision coverage is also available. New employees accrue three weeks of vacation over 12 months and one week of sick time. In addition to all federal holidays, two personal days per year are also available as floating holidays. We offer a generous family leave policy for parents following the birth or adoption of a child. DCVLP has a positive work environment, with a focus on collaboration, empowerment, and service toward our clients and volunteers.

DCVLP provides employees with 90% coverage of our major medical and dental policies and sponsors a 403(b) retirement plan. Vision coverage is also available. New employees accrue…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
5335 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015

How to Apply

DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or other status protected by applicable law. Interested applicants should send a letter of intent and a resume to Sara Tennen at jobs@dcvlp.org.

DCVLP has a non-discrimination policy and encourages all interested and qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability…

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