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Legal Director, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women, Philadelphia, PA (10/12/07)

Administrative/Development Assistant, Southwest Women's Law Center, Albuquerque, NM (half-time, 09/03/07

Domestic Violence Advocate, Passageway Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA (08/03/07)


Legal Director, National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

The Legal Director will participate in and manage all activities of the National Clearinghouse Legal Team.  The Legal Director will provide information and technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and their defense teams; develop comprehensive legal and legislative resources; develop and conduct legal and advocacy training programs; participate in national and state policy development; and conduct trainings and community education programs.  The Legal Director will supervise the Staff Attorney (when hired), the Legal and Advocacy Coordinator, legal consultants, and legal interns.

The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is a small non-profit organization that assists arrested, charged, and incarcerated battered women and members of their defense teams (such as defense attorneys, battered women’s advocates, and expert witnesses).  As a legal back-up center, we do not provide direct representation.  For more information, please go to www.ncdbw.org.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Technical Assistance on Specific Cases

  • Provide direct technical assistance/consultation to defense team members: attorneys, battered women’s advocates, and expert witnesses (primarily via telephone); discuss legal issues, strategies, and options; engage in creative problem solving; make appropriate referrals and coordinate follow-up, including legal research, when reasonable.
  • Coordinate responses to requests for legal information and assistance, including women in prison.

Development of Resource Materials, Including Legal and Legislative Resource Packets

  • Participate in and oversee the creation (and updating) of legal resource packets for battered women charged with crimes and their defense teams.
  • Participate in and oversee the process of adding relevant legal materials to our Resource Library: identify and/or abstract new cases and litigation materials as needed.
  • Track legislation relevant to battered women charged with crimes and battered women in prison.

Policy Development and Analysis

  • Identify emerging critical policy issues requiring further analysis and development.
  • With Director, staff, and others in the domestic violence and criminal justice fields, strategize and formulate appropriate responses to current policy issues and legislative proposals.

Training, Meeting, and Network Participation and Development

  • Train new staff and legal interns.
  • Develop and conduct programs for defense attorneys, battered women’s advocates, and other professionals.
  • Participate in local, statewide, and national meetings as required.
  • Work with organizational partners to develop meeting agendas for yearly national meeting; conduct and facilitate training sessions, as required.
  • Develop and maintain a network of key individuals and organizations.

National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
125 S. 9th Street, Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA  19107
215/351-0010   Fax: 215/351-0779
www.ncdbw.org.


Administrative/Development Assistant (half-time position)

The Southwest Women's Law Center is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that seeks to improve women's lives by reducing gender discrimination, helping to lift women and their families out of poverty, and ensuring that all women of childbearing age have access to comprehensive family planning and reproductive health services. The Center seeks to hire a half-time Administrative/Development Assistant to begin work immediately.

The Center seeks an individual who shares the goals and mission of the Center, will take initiative, and would like to be part of a team in building this new organization.  Computer skills are essential; Spanish speaking is a plus. The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Responsibilities

* Answer phones/distribute mail
* Purchase and maintain office supplies, identify needed office equipment and supplies, coordinate equipment installation and repairs
* File and maintain a wide variety
of materials, including the Center's financial, insurance, Board, and program materials
* Hand deliver materials to people as needed
* Set up, maintain vendor files and communications with vendors
* Make and organize copies of various materials
* Write checks, make bank deposits, maintain vendor files and compile monthly packets of all financial transactions for the Center's off-site bookkeeper/CPA and delivering the packet monthly
* Coordinate meetings, appointments, conference calls
* Assist in organizing occasional conferences and events sponsored by the Center
* Maintain minutes and corporate records for the Board of Directors * Provide other administrative
support as designated by the Executive Director

Development Responsibilities

* Maintain donor/membership database including processing checks, gift entry, database clean-up, and gift acknowledgements
* Develop database to manage a variety of donations and pledges (e.g., in honor of, in memory of, follow up on long-term pledges)
* Prepare donor reports and analyses
* Maintain files and make copies of donor information
* Conduct prospect research and perform data entry to increase the Center's donor database
* Prepare solicitations, coordinate mailings for fundraising
* Coordinate mailings for communications to supporters and potential supporters
* Research possibilities for donors to use credit cards to make donations and oversee any such donations, acknowledgments and maintain paperwork required to process credit cards
* Maintain all development donation files for the Center

Communications Responsibilities

* Assist in developing and maintaining website
* Assist in preparation of brochures, newsletters, annual reports & similar materials

Southwest Women's Law Center
1410 Coal Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Please send letter of interest and resume to above address or by email to: hiring@swwomenslaw.org.  No telephone inquiries please.

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Domestic Violence Advocate at Passageway
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Full-time, 40 hours week. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

As a member of the Passageway team, the Domestic Violence Advocate provides specialized advocacy services to patients and employees of Brigham and Women's Hospital who are experiencing domestic violence. Provides comprehensive risk assessment, individual and group domestic violence counseling, case management, health promotion, education and resources to patients and employees. Works collaboratively with multidisciplinary health care providers within the hospital and the community to ensure effective management of domestic violence issues on inpatient and ambulatory settings. Provides domestic violence case consultation to health care providers. Plans, implements and facilitates domestic violence rounds and case review sessions. Coordinates on-site domestic violence services within a clinical area/department, health center and/or an affiliated hospital. Leads quality improvement and program development projects. Identifies and addresses practice trends and gaps in services. Participates in and assumes leadership for community and hospital initiatives as assigned by the Passageway Director.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's in social work, criminal justice, public health or related field required. Master's in Social Work, Masters in Public Health or related field preferred.
  • Three to five years or more experience working in domestic violence, advocacy programs and/or health care.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals (e.g. race, ethnicity, age, class, sexual preference).
  • Solid advocacy skills, excellent judgment and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and collaboratively with other professionals within the hospital and community.
  • Excellent communication skills orally and in writing.
  • Able to set priorities, and strong organizational skills.
  • Able to use computerized word processing and database programs.

Competitive salary and benefits, with medical coverage beginning on your first day of employment.
To apply, please visit www.brighamandwomens.org/careers  (requisition # part-00035039).

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For help please call:

The National
Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

The New York State Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline:

Español:
1-800-942-6908

English:
1-800-942-6906

 
   

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