Nonprofit

Managing Attorney

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
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Published 19 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
J.D. Required
Experience Level
Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $70,000 - $82,000 / year
A salary within the range of $70,000-$82,000 (+ possible language stipend). Please note that this range has been established within an internal salary matrix.

Description

Title: Managing Attorney

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Portland, OR/Hybrid


Organization:

Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault throughout Massachusetts and in Oregon and national training and support for lawyers and advocates on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault victims. VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to survivors of sexual violence to help rebuild their lives; and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim.

All applicants must agree with VRLC’s mission and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. This position will be filled by an attorney with a strong work ethic, a passion for mission-driven work, and a commitment to addressing the needs of marginalized communities.

VRLC strives to build and strengthen a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities and professionals we serve. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. People of color, LGBTQIA2S+ individuals, survivors, immigrants, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. The VRLC will gladly assist applicants in need of accommodation. For assistance, contact humanresources@victimrights.org.


Description:

The Managing Attorney will lead VRLC’s Oregon direct services team which provides direct representation to victims of rape and sexual assault in Oregon with a focus on Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties. The Managing Attorney will have their own caseload and supervise a team of attorneys and support staff working on issues of privacy, safety, criminal justice, education, immigration, housing, and employment.


Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, vision, and supervision for the four direct legal services team in Oregon with one additional attorney (to be hired)
  • Determine and implement strategy for direct legal representation work including: developing products, case priorities, and community partnerships
  • Provide mentorship on case specific questions for attorneys, intake specialists and paralegals working with sexual assault survivors on issues such as safety, privacy, education, employment, immigration, housing, financial, and/or criminal justice advocacy matters
  • Create opportunities for skill-building and training to promote staff growth, team cohesion, and individual professional development
  • Develop and oversee vision for effective outreach efforts and promote access to VRLC services, especially among underserved communities
  • Lead state and federal grant administration and oversight including: collecting data, reporting, and ensuring grant deliverables are met
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders and partners both nationally and across Oregon
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 6 years legal experience; 3 years as a practicing attorney
  • Current member in good standing or eligible to waive into the Oregon State Bar
  • Courtroom and Litigation experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience supervising attorneys
  • Commitment to providing trauma-informed, survivor-centered services
  • Experience and/or demonstrated commitment to working with trauma survivors and/or marginalized communities (e.g. LGBTQIA2S+, communities of color, people with disabilities, youth)
  • Desire to help VRLC build a culturally diverse and inclusive work environment
  • Satisfactory background check after receiving conditional offer of employment
  • Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving throughout Oregon


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing federal or state grants
  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Vietnamese

Title: Managing Attorney

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Location: Portland, OR/Hybrid


Organization:

Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault…

Benefits

  • 19 paid vacation days
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Week-long office closures week of July 4th and year’s end
  • Generous sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match
  • Organization-sponsored life insurance
  • TriMet Pass
  • A fun, caring, and innovative work environment

Hybrid Work: VRLC has a Hybrid Work Policy. “Hybrid Work” is a flexible workplace model that is supportive and inclusive of employees fulfilling their job responsibilities in-office, remotely, or at another location (partner agency) for all or part of their regularly scheduled work hours. Employees have a choice in selecting a working environment that helps them be most productive while meeting the needs of VRLC and prioritizing both a survivor-centered approach to work and survivor privacy. Staff Attorneys are expected to attend in-person court hearings statewide. Occasional in-person team meetings will be required.

  • 19 paid vacation days
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Week-long office closures week of July 4th and year’s end
  • Generous sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Vietnamese preferred, but not required.

Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Vietnamese preferred, but not required.

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR
Portland, OR, USA

How to Apply

Please fill out the form on the website.

Please fill out the form on the website.

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