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Victim Advocate/Program Manager for Child Advocacy & Immigration Programs

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We believe 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 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 www.dcvlp.org.

ABOUT YOU:

  • You are looking for a job that matters.
  • A career in nonprofit management is intriguing.
  • You are detail-oriented, highly-organized, and appreciate systems.
  • You have an interest in working with vulnerable populations. 
  • 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, if needed, but understand this job will be onsite in our D.C. office as of September 2021.
  • You have a college degree or equivalent experience.
  • You have three (3) or more years of experience with project management, case management, and nonprofit experience. 
  • You have a demonstrated commitment to working with vulnerable populations. Experience working with trauma survivors is a plus. 
  • You are proficient in MS Word and MS Excel and database entry.
  • You are proficient in Spanish, French, Amharic, and/or Mandarin. 

The Victim Advocate/Program Manager for our Child Advocacy & Immigration Programs has a broad scope of responsibilities that touch all aspects of our work. This is a unique opportunity to work with a dedicated team, gain vital experience at a legal services nonprofit, and help increase access to justice for under-served, low-income individuals in domestic violence, family law, and immigration cases. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in nonprofit management and/or law.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Support the smooth and efficient operation of the Child Advocacy & Immigration Programs.

Child Advocacy Program Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and support each child client’s relationship with DCVLP.
  • In coordination with Legal Director, Managing Attorney, and Director of Strategic Partnerships & Volunteer Engagement, review case referrals from DC Superior Court Judges and appropriately assign volunteer lawyers to cases.
  • Support and further the role of attorneys appointed to represent the best interests of the child by providing and documenting case management and social services referrals to child clients and their families.

Immigration Program Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and support each immigration client’s relationship with DCVLP.
  • Assist with client intakes and administrative support for Immigration Clinic.
  • Support the work of the attorneys representing clients within our Immigration Practice. 

2) Foster partnerships with social service providers to better support the needs of adult and child clients in both program areas.

3) Participate in outreach and trainings to broaden the reach of DCVLP.

4) Coordinate data collection for Child Advocacy & Immigration Program areas.

  • Complete ongoing data entry to ensure grant compliance and then analyze client and case data to comply with government and private grant reporting requirements, thoughtfully making connections between data being entered and grant reporting requirements.

5) Other duties and responsibilities as needed.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time position. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • 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.

We believe 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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 13, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time position. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • 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.


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • This is a full-time position. 
  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • DCVLP pays for 90% of your coverage in our medical and dental plans and sponsors a…

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in Spanish, French, Amharic, and/or Mandarin.

Proficient in Spanish, French, Amharic, and/or Mandarin.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 440, Washington, DC 20015, United States
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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