Career Opportunities

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The Victim Rights Law Center does not accept candidate applications from recruiting agencies or unsolicited resumes. Position postings will remain on our website until filled.

Massachusetts

Staff Attorney (New Bedford, MA)
Development and Program Associate

Oregon

There are currently no employment opportunities available in our Oregon office.

Internships

The VRLC often has internship opportunities for law students. Please contact our Massachusetts intern coordinator and/or Oregon intern coordinator to inquire about available internship opportunities at the VRLC. Click here for information on applying for future internships.
PLEASE NOTE: There are currently no internships available for undergraduate students.

 

Opportunities in Massachusetts

Title: Victim Rights Law Center Staff Attorney
Status: Full-Time
Location: New Bedford, MA

Organization: The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of 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 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. All applicants must align themselves with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to transforming the response to sexual violence through survivor-led legal practice that centers the needs and experiences of survivors experiencing oppression. This position will be filled by a candidate with a strong work ethic, a desire to work collaboratively with a team of attorneys, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations. The VRLC deeply values including a diversity of voices and perspectives on our team. People of color, LGBTQI+ individuals, survivors, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, full representation, and referrals focused on Southeastern Massachusetts and/or Cape Cod
  • Provide sexual assault victims with legal assistance in the areas of safety and privacy and an additional practice area to include one or more of the following: education (K-12/campus sexual assault), employment, immigration and/or housing
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings (in person and remotely)
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and/or Cape Cod with potential intake hours at partner community organizations
  • Participate in the collection of accurate client services data
  • Work collaboratively with a team of lawyers throughout the Commonwealth
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and in good standing
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a practicing attorney in Massachusetts
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth
  • Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas of law: education, employment, immigration, housing
  • Experience working with sexual assault survivors
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or marginalized communities (e.g. LGBTQI+ individuals, communities of color, people with disabilities, youth)
  • Courtroom experience

Salary Range: $43,000 to $55,000 (depending on experience)

Benefits: The VRLC provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, paid holiday, personal, vacation, and sick leave, 403b plan with employer match, free monthly transit pass, and a caring and innovative work environment!

TO APPLY: please e-mail us (humanresources@victimrights.org) with both your last name and “SE Attorney” as the subject of your email. Be sure to include your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements. Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

Title: Development and Program Associate
Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Location: Boston, MA

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal representation to victims of 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 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. Nationally, our legal training and technical assistance attorneys create resources and provide training, mentoring, and individual and programmatic consultations to support the work of other victim service providers so they can best serve survivors of gender-based violence.

All applicants must align themselves with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to transforming the response to sexual violence through survivor-led legal practice that centers the needs and experiences of survivors experiencing oppression. The VRLC deeply values including a diversity of voices and perspectives on our team. People of color, LGBTQI+ individuals, survivors, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are seeking a smart, energetic, self-directed individual with excellent organizational and writing skills to fill this full-time administrative position in our Boston, MA office. The two primary focuses of the position are to (1) support our Development team with fundraising, event planning, and general communications; and (2) to support the operations of one of the VRLC’s training and education teams, the Sexual Assault Justice Education Project.

Specific responsibilities include: 

Development & Communications:

  • Manage donor database (eTapestry/Blackbaud)
  • Manage newsletter and general mailings communications (Constant Contact)
  • Manage organization’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Assist with planning and fundraising for events, specifically requesting and managing all in-kind donation requests for the VRLC’s major fundraiser in the fall
  • Assist the Development team with any other duties as assigned

National Training & Education Team Support (Sexual Assault Justice Education Project):

  • Facilitate and monitor communications between VRLC staff and project stakeholders
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of webinar and in-person trainings, including scheduling and communications with attendees, drafting training descriptions, securing platform reservations, and monitoring registration
  • Track grant deliverables and create grant reports
  • Edit resources and new products
  • General administrative duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA or BS and at least one year of development/communications office work experience or 2+ years of relevant office work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Power Point, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook (Microsoft Excel is a key part of this position)
  • Ability to problem-solve, take initiative, exercise sound judgment, and work both independently and as a team player under multiple supervisors- flexibility is key!
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at once, while prioritizing projects and managing tight deadlines
  • Ability to complete assignments and responsibilities accurately, efficiently, and in a timely manner
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with co-workers, supervisors, conference presenters, attorneys, law students, and other peers
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment
  • Commitment to promoting inclusion, equity, and cultural responsiveness, and to protecting the rights of marginalized and underserved populations

Preferred Experience:

  • Working with vulnerable populations; experience working with survivors of sexual assault is especially valued
  • Salesforce administration
  • Creating visually appealing communication materials

Benefits: The VRLC provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, paid holiday, personal, vacation, and sick leave, 403b plan with employer match, free monthly transit pass, and a caring and innovative work environment!

TO APPLY: please e-mail us (humanresources@victimrights.org) your resume, cover letter, and any salary requirements you may have with your name and "Associate" in the subject line.

Opportunities in Oregon

There are currently no employment opportunities available in our Oregon office.

 

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.