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Opportunities in Oregon

Title:               Senior Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center
Status:            Full-time
Location:        Portland, Oregon

Description:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) Oregon office seeks a smart, dynamic, compassionate, and creative Senior Attorney with litigation, courtroom, and management experience to supervise and inspire our staff attorneys, and to help us lead a new response to sexual violence!

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. We seek a Senior Attorney for our Portland, Oregon, office to inspire our team, and help us build upon the success of our current programs. The ideal candidate will have strong management experience, work ethic, and leadership skills; passion and compassion; a good sense of humor; flexibility; and a demonstrated commitment to working with survivors from underserved communities.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise the direct legal services team in VRLC’s Oregon office
  • Represent sexual assault survivors on civil matters, including but not limited to safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, immigration, and financial issues
  • Provide mentoring, skill building, and leadership to promote staff growth, team cohesion, and individual professional development among VRLC legal staff
  • Lead effective outreach efforts and promote access to VRLC services, especially among marginalized or under-served communities
  • Help administer Oregon-based state and federal grants including data collection, grant reporting, and grant deliverables
  • Collaborate with VRLC grant and other community partners, allied organizations, and VRLC Massachusetts staff
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years legal experience; at least 4 years as a practicing attorney in Oregon
  • Current member in good standing of the Oregon State Bar
  • Courtroom and litigation experience
  • Commitment to providing trauma-informed, survivor-centered services
  • Experience managing a team of attorneys and support staff
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record, and comfortable driving throughout the state

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with sexual assault survivors
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving marginalized or under-served communities
  • Experience managing state or federal grants

The VRLC is an equal opportunity employer. Persons of color, women, people with disabilities, and transgender, lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals are encouraged to apply.

Salary is DOE. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and a cover letter, including salary range expectations, via email to HumanResources@victimrights.org with the email subject line “OR Senior Attorney.”

Applications must be received by Friday, September 29th, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

We expect the first round of interviews to take place mid to late October, with an anticipated start date of late November or early December. 

 

Non-Discrimination Policy:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the Victim Rights Law Center.