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At the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, we believe there can be an end to sexual violence. It’s for that reason, that we focus on education, training, and policy. We are passionate about ending these horrible and unnecessary acts, and want to partner with others who feel strongly about our cause.

Title:Two full-time attorneypositions:

  • Supervising Attorney
  • Staff Attorney

Reports to: Executive Director

Salary:  Generous salary and benefits package offered. Salary will be determined depending on experience.

  • Supervising Attorney: Salary for this position is in the range of $85,00-$90,000
  • Staff Attorney: Salary for this position is in the range of range is $62,000-$67,000

 

Description:

 

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (the Alliance) strives to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy.The Alliance was founded in 2000 in order to represent the interests of survivors and the programs that assist them at the city-wide level. For nearly two decades the Alliance has been an active force, fighting to prevent sexual violence and bringing the needs of the survivors to the forefront in New York City.

 

Since 2014, our direct service program –the Alliance for Advocacy(AFA) has been assisting survivors of sexual violence by serving as a citywide referral hub, and providing crisis counseling support, systems advocacy, and accompaniment. The Alliance Legal Services Program (ALSP), an extension of the direct services program, will combine legal services with our expertise in trauma-informed care. The program will provide legal advocacy and representation to survivors of sexual assault including those utilizing the services of AFA. This will allow for the extension of our existing role as a citywide referral hub to providing a centralized source of legal assistance for survivors in the New York metropolitan region.

 

Job Description:

The Alliance is seeking experienced candidates for two full-time attorneypositions – a Supervising Attorneyand a Staff Attorney, to join our team. The legal team will provide in-house legal assistanceto survivors of sexual assault across all five boroughs. The program aims to provide legal representation and advocacy in the following areas: some family court cases, campus adjudication processes, special immigration visas, and relevant housing, financial and credit issues.  The Supervising Attorney will bringto the team significant litigation experience in at least two of the abovementioned legal areas.  TheStaff Attorneywill possess some experience in at least two of those legal issue areas. The estimated case load of the two in-house attorneys will be 25-30 cases each at any given time, including referrals from the NY Crime Victim Legal Network. The legal team will be assisted by legal interns who will support with case preparation, legal research, managing case files, intakes on less complex cases, individual and criminal advocacy and accompaniment. An administrator will also support the legal program.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • The Alliance Legal Services Program (ALSP) will provide survivors with holistic, culturally responsive and trauma-informed legal services in the following areas:
    • Criminal advocacy and accompaniment;
    • Representation in a range of immigration-remedies including U, T, removal defense, asylum, and VAWA Self-petitions;
    • Representation in family court including orders of protection, child support petitions and legal advocacy in cases of ACS involvement;
    • Legal advocacy and representation with campus adjudication processes including assistance with the investigation process, support with obtaining interim measures such as safety protections, “no-contact” orders, assistance with Title IX complaints to the federal Office of Civil rights (if deemed necessary by the Supervising Attorney) etc.
    • Legal advocacy on housing, financial and credit issues that may arise in the aftermath of trauma; and
    • Legal advocacy in non-consensual pornography and technological abuse cases.
  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals.
  • Work collaboratively withthe Alliance Direct Services program (Alliance for Advocacy) staff to ensure critical needs of survivors are appropriately addressedby coordinatingintake process that will accommodate survivors who approach the program directly or through referralsfrom partner organizations.
  • Offer clients with crime victim claim information as well as assistance in filing compensation claims.
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings.
  • Participate in the collection of accurate client services data.
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, the intervention and fiscal team to ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Assist with other assigned tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications/Skills forthe attorney positions: The Alliance is seeking candidates for two full-time positions – a Supervising Attorneyand a Staff Attorneywith the following qualifications/ skills:

 

  • JD degree and admitted to practice law in New York and in good standing required;
  • A minimum of 4-6yearsof professional experience for the Supervising Attorneyposition and 2-3 years for the Staff Attorney position in sexual violence or a related field;
  • Supervising Attorney must possesslitigation experience and some knowledge of at least three of the following legal areas: family, criminal, immigrationand/or Title IX. Staff Attorney must possesscomplimentary experience in at least two of the legal areas above.
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities;
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and/or another language strongly preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interface with partner agencies;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across issue area with diverse communities and institutions.

 

 

 

 

How to Apply?

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume as one documentto the attention of: Mary Haviland, Executive Director at resumes@svfreenyc.org with the title of the attorneyposition you are applying for in the subject line.

 

Although the closing date is December 7, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. This posting will be removed once the position has been filled.

 

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultural diversity, diversity of gender expression and open to candidates of all ages and physical ability. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Position Summary:

The mission of the New York City Alliance is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes individuals and communities.  The Alliance was founded in 2000 in order to represent the interests of survivors and the programs that assist them at the city-wide level.  Through training, advocacy and research, the Alliance has been an active force in fighting for recognition of the magnitude of the problem of sexual violence in New York City.

 

The Director of Development and Communications is full-time position which aims to diversify fundraising efforts and strengthen communications efforts to advance the Alliance’s mission.  The Director works collaboratively with other staff including other management staff and the Alliance Finance team.   The position reports to the Executive Director and participates in organizational planning and leadership, assists the ED with communication with the Board of Directors and manages the Associate Board.

 

Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years of development experience in the non-profit field
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue through diverse funding sources including government, corporate, and private foundation funding
  • Experience with growing individual donor portfolio
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development
  • Web-site maintenance skills
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills
  • Demonstrated skills of media and public relations with understanding of social media/marketing strategies
  • Experience with working with a board of directors and leading fundraising efforts
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of data base programs including Razor’s Edge

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Implement the goals of the Alliance’s three- year strategic plan calling for a diversification of funding sources. These sources are: individual donors, foundation and corporate support, government support and special events.
  • Serve as a strategic leader for all fundraising efforts to ensure coordinated fundraising outcomes;
  • Develop funding proposals, write grants, and submit timely reports to funders in collaboration with the Executive Director and program staff;
  • Develop and manage portfolio of current and prospective donors capable of making major gifts;
  • Develop and implement corporate fundraising initiatives and opportunities through targeted efforts and partnerships;
  • Work with Executive Director and Board-led Fundraising Committee on setting financial and donor goals as well as planning and execution of fundraising activities;
  • Assist with Board support, attend Board meetings and work with the Board-led Communications Committee;
  • Oversee Alliance special events in collaboration with Board and staff with specific focus on fundraising and communications components;
  • Oversee the implementation of a communications strategy that advances the mission of the organization including, managing media relationships, participating in the creation of public education messages, review and preparation of organizational materials and updating website content.
  • Recruit and supervise development/communications staff, interns and volunteers.
  • Supervise contributions of related consultants –communications consultants, web-manager, graphic designer
  • Lead communication with media partners on our city-wide sexual violence prevention campaign in order to maximize impact of messaging to the target youth populations
  • Completion of reports to private funders of general operating funds in collaboration with relevant staff.

 

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume as a single word or pdf document to: resumes@svfreenyc.org with the subject line:  Director of Development and Communications. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

 

Salary range:(annual U.S.$) $78,000-86,000 – Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent benefit package.

 

 

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultural diversity and strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (the Alliance) strives to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. It is the only city-wide organization that represents the needs of survivors of sexual assault and the programs that serve them.

 

We are currently seeking an experienced, dedicated and creative professional in the field of sexual assault to join the leadership team at the Alliance. The Assistant Director of Intervention Programs is responsible for all intervention-related initiatives at the Alliance. This includes development and implementation of all training activities of the Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Training Institute (SAFETI). SAFETI trains medical professionals in the provision of acute care and the collection of forensic evidence and provides multiple courses for medical professions as well as training for other social service professions in sexual assault and response to such disclosures.

 

The Assistant Director is responsible for leadership of the Alliance’s Direct Service program for survivors of sexual violence, Alliance for Advocacy (AFA). In this role, the Assistant Director provides supervision and oversight of programs and services for survivors. In addition, this position provides technical assistance on evidence informed, best acute care practices citywide. In positions of leadership of the Multi-Disciplinary Task Forces on Sexual Assault, the Assistant Director advocates for adoption of best intervention practices by the various responders to sexual assault.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Staffing and leading the direction of SAFETI, including outreach to programs and stakeholders about training needs
  • Development, execution, and facilitation of new training programs and initiatives related to SAFETI, Intervention. and Campus
  • Staffing and leading the direction of AFA, including supervision of program staff, provision of programming, and offering of services
  • Supervision of the Alliance’s college campus programming, including intervention and prevention trainings and initiatives
  • Management of grant contracts associated with the above listed programs, including developing and executing work plans, budget development, and reporting
  • Direct supervision of staff and interns, including clinical supervision for social workers and social work interns
  • Participation / co-leadership in various citywide coalitions and task forces
  • Supporting the Policy Advocacy work of the Alliance
  • Working with the Alliance leadership team to develop new programs and funding opportunities; working with Development, Communications, Prevention heads to develop cohesive strategies and content

 

Qualifications/Skills: Masters’ degree in Social Work required, LCSW strongly preferred. The Alliance is seeking candidates who possess:

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the field of sexual assault;
  • Experience developing and implementing training programs;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including supervision and development of staff;
  • Experience in supervision of MSW interns, SIFI certification required;
  • Knowledgeable in certification protocols and policies that result in the provision of quality intervention in sexual assault;
  • Knowledge of evidence-based interventions and of trauma-informed practices; clinical experience in working directly with sexual violence survivors
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to interface with program partners and competently handle various media requests
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Experience working in or with health care settings;
  • Experience working on policy issues;
  • Dedication to using a social justice, anti-oppression framework in order to carry out work; and,
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across issue area with diverse communities and institutions.

 

Hours/Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience, generous benefits package.

 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to the attention of: Mary Haviland, Executive Director to resumes@svfreenyc.org with the subject line: Assistant Director of Intervention Programs. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

 

Benefits:

Full-time position. Salary commensurate with education and experience, generous benefits package.

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