The National Center for Victims of Crime (“NCVC”), the nation's leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them, is seeking a creative legal professional to serve as the Director of the National Crime Victim Bar Association (“NCVBA”), a program of NCVC. The NCVBA Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of NCVBA's operations, including collaboration with NCVBA members and affiliated professionals to advance the interests of crime victims, oversight of NCVBA’s annual conference and other training programs, development and implementation of NCVBA’s goals and objectives, supervision of NCVBA staff; oversight of NCVBA’s lawyer referral service, and fiscal management of NCVBA.
NCVBA is an association of more than 400 attorneys and affiliated professionals who advocate for crime victims. Founded in 1999, NCVBA’a primary mission is to educate attorneys, victim service providers, and other participants in the civil and criminal justice systems about the availability and advantages of civil remedies for crime victims. NCVBA supports its members through an annual training conference, members-only listserve, case law database, and document repository. NCVBA’s other services include training victim advocates and criminal justice professionals through state-specific programs, providing a lawyer referral service to assist crime victims in retaining qualified counsel, and operating an Amicus Committee to advance crime victims’ rights and interests through litigation.
Member Relations, Support, and Recruitment:
· Facilitate collaboration among NCVBA members through direct and indirect contact and through active participation on NCVBA’s listserve;
· Keep members informed of matters of interest and importance to NCVBA's work;
· Work with NCVBA staff and Advisory Board to produce a professionally-run annual conference with accredited continuing legal education programs that are helpful and motivational to attendees;
· Assist NCVBA members with state-specific training and referral, legislative and policy strategies, and with amicus support when consistent with NCVBA priorities;
· Develop and implement recruitment strategies for new members, and support the Advisory Board President in the annual membership renewal effort;
Leadership and Advocacy:
· Work with the NCVBA Advisory Board and NCVBA Staff to develop and implement a strategic plan for NCVBA;
· Coordinate and attend all Advisory Board meetings; and prepare and distribute agendas and minutes for meetings;
· Serve ex officio on all Advisory Board committees
· Identify issues and case of importance for Amicus Committee consideration;
· Identify issues that affect victims’ ability to seek justice through the civil system, and work with NCVBA members to develop, advocate for, or advance policies for increased access;
· Serve as liaison to allied organizations including American Association for Justice, American Bar Association, American Civil Trial Bar Roundtable, state trial lawyers’ associations, prosecutors’ associations, and other victim service organizations;
- Serve as primary spokesperson for and representative of NCVBA to the media, legal communities, political representatives, and other organizations; and
· Collaborate with NCVC leadership, including attendance at regular Directors’ meetings, budget meetings, and other administrative meetings.
· Supervise, monitor, guide, and evaluate two FTEs (NCVBA Staff Attorney, NCVBA Membership and Training Coordinator)
- Develop and implement relevant training for NCVBA staff and volunteers in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations;
· Recruit and train for open NCVBA positions, in coordination with NCVC leadership; and
- Create and maintain a team environment to ensure minimal turnover of qualified and valuable staff.
· Oversee the operation of the Attorney Referral Service, ensuring compliance with state-specific reporting and certification requirements, and the collection of referral fees from participating members;
· Continue the development of the Civil Justice Training and Prosecutor Training programs including collaboration with NCVBA members in the applicable jurisdiction, updating and printing reference materials, and securing sponsorship;
· Update, oversee, and monitor NCVBA’s website, listserve, civil justice database, and child sexual abuse document bank.
· Secure funding sufficient to meet NCVBA’s operational requirements, including from
o Annual Conference sponsorships;
o Civil Justice and Prosecutor Training sponsorships;
o Individual, corporate, and foundation support; and
- Coordinate the development and dissemination of all promotional and outreach materials, including social media.
Finance & Administration:
- Work with NCVC management and NCVBA staff to prepare NCVBA budgets and financial reports;
· Monitor the financial condition of NCVBA and report concerns to NCVC and NCVBA leadership; and
· Oversee reporting and compliance for grants specific to NCVBA.
· Juris Doctor degree;
· Demonstrated commitment to justice for crime victims and crime victims’ rights;
· At least five years of project management and supervision experience;
· At least five years of fundraising and/or membership or organizational development experience;
· Significant experience in and/or knowledge of tort law;
· Strong public speaking and training skills;
· Strong interpersonal and writing skills;
· Excellent organizational skills and a detail-oriented nature;
· Competence with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
· An ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and
· A strong team spirit and ability to work effectively and closely with others.
· Direct experience working with crime victims;
· Grant and/or foundation writing experience;
· Litigation experience;
· Accomplished networking skills and an outgoing personality;
· Experience using social media and/or other effective marketing platforms;
· An understanding of federal employment and labor laws. Experience in federal grant regulations pertaining to meetings and events.
The following physical activities described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations:
This position requires the candidate to remain in a stationary position for the majority of duties while interacting with staff. The candidate should be able to sit or stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.
This person constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
The candidate must be able to move and/or position office equipment in excess of 10 lbs. including items such as laptops, peripherals, routers, and other hardware.
The candidate must be able to accurately and efficiently exchange information verbally and/or via web based technology.
The candidate must have vision correctable to a level where individual can operate a computer and recognize text on a computer monitor.
- This position requires a criminal background check and is an FLSA exempt position.
- The salary for this position begins at $95,000-$105,000.
- This position allows telework up to three days per week, after a successful probationary period.
· This position requires up to 25% travel. Frequently travel is outside the local area and overnight. All travel is within the United States.
Location: Arlington, VA. Anticipated work schedule is flexible, with core office hours of 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday with some flexibility if the position allows and on-call hours as needed. The office is located near Metrorail stations. Secure on-site parking is also available.
The office is located in a building with wheelchair accessible features such as ADA compliant exterior doors and elevators. Staff work in a semi-open environment with shared spaces and moderate noise volume.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The National Center encourages all qualified applicants to apply, especially those who identify as a member of a minori
The National Center offers an excellent benefits package including; health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, disability insurance, life insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
Level of Language Proficiency
You must be able to communicate fluently in English. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply!
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
All applicants must include a resume, cover letter that outlines their unique qualifications for this position, and a writing sample to Careers@victimsofcrime.org. with the words “NCVBA Director” in the Subject Line. Incomplete applications will not be considered.