Career Opportunities

Massachusetts

Education Staff Attorney

Accounting Specialist

Oregon

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Opportunities in Massachusetts

Title:                  Education Staff Attorney
Status:              Full-time
Location:         Boston, MA
Reports to:     Managing Attorney

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Boston, Massachusetts office is hiring an education attorney! As sexual violence is at the forefront of the national dialogue, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate attorneys to join us in leading a new response to sexual violence.

Organization: The 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. The 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 the 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, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to addressing the needs of marginalized communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
  • Represent sexual assault survivors on education law cases (K-12 and campus), as well as privacy, safety, and limited criminal justice advocacy
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners and institutions with a focus on central Massachusetts, and foster strong relationships with partners in that area
  • Facilitate trainings and opportunities for cross-trainings with partners in central Massachusetts
  • Assist in developing outreach material for campus and K-12 communities
  • Work closely with the VRLC Education Team and participate in weekly education intake and case assessment meetings
  • Train, mentor, and support pro bono attorneys representing VRLC clients
  • Participate in the collection of accurate client services data collection
  • Work collaboratively with a team of lawyers

Required Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts for a minimum of 2 years and in good standing
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities (e.g. LGBTQ, communities of color, people with disabilities, minors, etc.)
  • Valid driver’s license and comfortable driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Title IX education law (K-12 and/or campus)
  • Courtroom experience
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with both your last name and “MA Education Attorney” as the subject of your email. No phone calls please.

 

Title:                  Accounting Specialist
Status:             Exempt, FTE Flexible
Location:         Boston, MA
Reports to:     Finance Manager

The VRLC is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault in Oregon and throughout Massachusetts. (We also provide national training, support, and resources for lawyers, advocates, campus personnel, medical professionals, and other first responders on the civil legal needs of rape and sexual assault survivors.) The VRLC’s mission is to provide legal representation to victims of rape and sexual assault to help rebuild their lives, and to promote a national movement committed to seeking justice for every rape and sexual assault victim. To be considered, applicants must support the VRLC’s mission statement, philosophy, and our commitment to improving the legal response to sexual violence, to providing trauma-informed, survivor-centered services, and to pursuing justice through an anti-oppression lens.

Description:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) Boston, MA office seeks a high-energy, detail-oriented individual to manage our full accounts payable cycle, cash receipts entry, and payroll for nationwide employees. The ideal candidate will have strong accounting experience, work ethic, and interpersonal communication skills; passion and compassion; a good sense of humor; flexibility; and a demonstrated commitment to support VRLC’s staff.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Finance Manager, process timely and accurate accounts payable, credit card reconciliation, and cash receipts, including all accounts receivable/earned income billing using QuickBooks Pro
  • Oversee accurate and timely payroll processing, updates, and human resources management including benefits enrollment/updates, PTO tracking, and related vendor management
  • Assist Finance Manager and CFO with all state and federal grant billings including billing backup, reporting, and compliance
  • Maintain all finance, accounting, and human resources files
  • Assist CFO with budget preparation and modifications as needed
  • Provide audit preparation support as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • 4 years hands-on accounting experience in a non-profit setting
  • High skill level with Quickbooks and Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with state or federal grants

Salary

  • Commensurate with experience

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with both your last name and “MA Accounting” as the subject of your email. No phone calls please.

 

Opportunities in Oregon

There are currently no open positions in our Oregon office.

 

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