Legal Advocacy Coordinator

  • 24 May 2022 4:17 PM
    Message # 12792596

    JOB POSTING FOR LEGAL ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

    Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence is seeking a dynamic team member to work closely with and among other SPAN teammates in its quest to end interpersonal violence within its community. By asking to join SPAN, means that you are committed to working toward fulfilling this quest.

    The Position

    The Legal Advocacy Coordinator serves as a staff member at will of Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN). The Legal Advocacy Coordinator provides expertise in assisting survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) throughout their experience within the civil, criminal, and immigration legal systems. They are responsible for leading the development and implementation of legal advocacy services for survivors of IPV, as well as supporting program staff, interns, and volunteers. In addition, they lead efforts to improve community and system-based responses to IPV. The Legal Advocacy Coordinator is part of a team of Coordinators at SPAN whose mission is to advance program and organizational goals through strategic community and in-house collaboration. This role requires working, in-person, in Boulder County.

    Compensation

    This is a nonexempt, salaried position. The salary range is $42,200-$45,000 annually, depending on experience. An additional $100 per month ($1,200 per year) bilingual pay differential is available for proven Spanish language proficiency. Compensation also includes our standard benefit package, including a medical plan, dental plan, retirement plan, holiday pay and paid time off, reduced rate Eco-Pass, and Employee Assistance Program.

    About You

    You’ve progressive experience working with and advocating for victims of crime and marginalized populations.

    You are passionate about systems level change.

    You’ve served as an advocate within civil, criminal, and immigration systems.

    You’re a collaborator, and have experience advancing program goals in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

    You likely have experience with program management and development.

    You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, you can communicate with a variety of audiences, you appreciate the details, and you’re organized.

    A Day in the Life

    Provide IPV survivors with immediate and ongoing support and assistance while in contact with legal systems by providing information and access to appropriate community and agency referrals.

    Coordinate implementation of onboarding and training to prepare team members for providing legal advocacy with survivors of IPV.

    Manage volunteers, as well as legal clinics within the community.

    Act as liaison with the legal system and advocacy groups working to improve system response for survivors, especially immigrant, limited English proficiency, QTBIPOC, and LGBTQI+ survivors.

    Facilitate trainings for community groups, law enforcement and justice system personnel, attorneys, and other victim service providers on IPV and SPAN services through a client-directed, trauma-informed lens.

    Collaborate with SPAN program staff in implementing internal training and ongoing troubleshooting aimed at increased organizational capacity for providing legal advocacy and decreased duplication of services

    Collect and analyze data from court watches, arrest information, and internal statistics and case reports to track trends, develop training curricula, and strategize advocacy efforts.

    What You Bring to Us

    A 4-year degree in Legal Studies or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

    Four years of progressive experience in victim advocacy.

    Three years of program coordination and management.

    Written and oral communication skills in Spanish and the ability to act as a Cultural Broker strongly preferred but not required.

    If you’ve made it to this bullet, you can guess that you need great computer skills including MS Office. You also need to produce and meet deadlines in our fast-paced and changing environment.

    The desire and ability to work hard, usually days, but nights and weekends if needed.

    About Us

    Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth, and children through support, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Operating since 1979, SPAN is the only organization serving Boulder, western Broomfield, smaller towns, and unincorporated Boulder County, designed to provide shelter and advocacy for victims of interpersonal violence. SPAN is dedicated to the promotion of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusivity, peace and non-violence for all individuals and their families.

    SPAN Culture

    SPAN team members are dedicated and work in a fast-paced environment with full days – including some evenings and weekends – yet remain committed to a healthy work/life balance. While SPAN expects work to be taken seriously, it also knows the importance of having fun and the value of enjoying the work.

    SPAN’s Organizational Goals: Foster organizational excellence – Provide meaningful and effective support and resources to adults, children, and youth impacted by interpersonal violence.

    Violence prevention initiatives – Implement initiatives that promote safety, dignity, and liberation for all people. People Centric – Engage team members, individuals, groups, policy makers, and the community at large in efforts that promote economic, racial, and social justice and an atmosphere where team members and clients are valued.

    Inclusive – Team members are welcoming, inviting, authentic, outward-facing, and visible to all audiences, voices, and stories.

    Application Process

    We like to receive electronic applications but will accept applications by mail. Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@safehousealliance.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    The Legal Stuff

    You need to be able to sit or stand for long periods each day. While not frequent, you need to reach for, move and/or 15 pounds and use your hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, mobility to access a wide variety of meeting and settings, and to perform a variety of tasks that involve standing, walking/traversing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, and twisting, occasionally climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly reaching chest high and overhead for materials, with reasonable accommodation (we put it all in 1 sentence to may our legal team happy!).

    Ability to communicate adequately in person and by phone, in personal and group settings, and function with periodic distractions such as people, telephone calls, and noise.

    Ability to work with, and process information from, a variety of individuals and media (e.g., computers, projected images, printed materials).

    SPAN is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all team members and to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at SPAN are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual applicant qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, or belief, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), family or parental status, or any other status protected by law. SPAN will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


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