Career Opportunities

Massachusetts

Employment and Immigration Staff Attorney

Contract Employment Attorney

Education Staff Attorney

Worcester County Staff Attorney

Berkshire County Staff Attorney

Accounting Specialist

Oregon

Legal Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

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Opportunities in Massachusetts

Title:                  Employment and Immigration Staff Attorney
Status:              Full-time
Location:         Boston, MA
Reports to:     Managing Attorney

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is hiring an attorney who will represent survivors at the intersection of immigration and employment related needs! As the national dialogue about sexual violence highlights the legal needs of sexual assault victims, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate staff 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 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, good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations. People of color, LGBTQI+ individuals, survivors, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
  • Represent immigrant survivors of sexual assault in a range of immigration-remedies including U, T, removal defense, asylum, and VAWA Self-petitions
  • Represent immigrant survivors of sexual assault in intersecting employment law-related matters
  • Provide sexual assault survivors with legal assistance in the areas of safety and privacy
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners
  • 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 1 year experience as a practicing attorney
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth
  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience representing on immigration and/or employment matters
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with both your last name and “Employment/Immigration Attorney” as the subject of your email. Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls please.
 

Title:                  Contract Employment Attorney
Status:              Part-Time (up to 20 hours/week)
Location:         Boston, MA
Reports to:     Managing Attorney

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is seeking an experienced employment attorney to provide attorney mentorship and direct representation to sexual assault survivors. This is a part-time (up to 20 hours/week) contract attorney position for 6 months with the potential to renew.

As the national dialogue about sexual violence highlights the legal needs of sexual assault victims, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate staff 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 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, good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations. People of color, LGBTQI+ individuals, survivors, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent survivors of sexual assault on a range of employment law matters
  • Provide weekly mentorship, support, and case review of our employment attorneys
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners to increase impact of the VRLC’s employment practice
  • 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 5 years experience as an employment attorney with demonstrated experience with Title VII, drafting and litigating MCAD and EEOC Complaints, and employer negotiation
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities
  • Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese strongly preferred

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with both your last name and “Contract Employment Attorney” as the subject of your email. Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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. 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.
 

Tite:                   Worcester County Staff Attorney
Status:              Full-time
Location:         Worcester County (exact location TBD)
Reports to:     Managing Attorney

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is expanding! As the national dialogue about sexual violence prioritizes the legal needs of sexual assault victims, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate staff to join us in leading a new response to sexual violence. The VRLC is hiring a paralegal, an education attorney and an employment/immigration attorney to work in our Boston office; an attorney to work in Worcester; and an attorney to work in Berkshire County.

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 agree with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. These positions will be filled by people with a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
  • Represent sexual assault survivors in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education, housing, and/or financial stability
  • Provide sexual assault survivors with legal assistance in the areas of safety and privacy
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education, housing, and/or financial stability
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities
  • Fluency in additional languages preferred
  • Currently living in Worcester County

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with both your last name and “Worcester Attorney” as the subject of your email.
Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
 

Tite:                   Berkshire County Staff Attorney
Status:              Full-time
Location:         Berkshire County (exact location TBD)
Reports to:     Managing Attorney

The Victim Rights Law Center’s Massachusetts office is expanding! As the national dialogue about sexual violence prioritizes the legal needs of sexual assault victims, more survivors are coming forward with their safety, privacy, education, housing, employment, financial stability, and immigration needs. We need smart, compassionate staff to join us in leading a new response to sexual violence. The VRLC is hiring a paralegal, an education attorney and an employment/immigration attorney to work in our Boston office; an attorney to work in Worcester; and an attorney to work in Berkshire County.

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 agree with the VRLC’s mission statement and philosophy regarding our commitment to improving the response to sexual violence, empowerment, and inclusiveness. These positions will be filled by people with a strong work ethic, good sense of humor, and a commitment to serving marginalized or underserved populations.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide sexual assault survivors with comprehensive legal consultations, representation, and referrals
  • Represent sexual assault survivors in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education, housing, and/or financial stability
  • Provide sexual assault survivors with legal assistance in the areas of safety and privacy
  • Participate in weekly intake and case assessment meetings
  • Conduct strategic outreach to community partners
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s license and comfort driving throughout the Commonwealth

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in one or more following areas of law: employment, immigration, education, housing, and/or financial stability
  • Experience working with trauma survivors and/or underserved communities
  • Fluency in additional languages preferred
  • Currently living in Berkshire County

TO APPLY: To apply, e-mail us your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with both your last name and “Berkshire Attorney” as the subject of your email.
Applications that do not contain all required items will not be considered. 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 the 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

Title: Legal Assistant
Status: Full-time, non-exempt
Location: Downtown Portland, Oregon 

Description:

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is hiring a legal assistant to support the work of the staff attorneys in its Portland, OR, office.

The legal assistant will support a team of attorneys who provide adult and minor sexual assault survivors with free legal services related to immigration, safety, housing, employment, education, privacy, financial stability, criminal justice advocacy, and identity document/gender marker changes. The legal assistant will often be the first point of contact for our survivor-clients. They will help communicate with VRLC clients and partners, prepare documents, assist with grant reporting, coordinate outreach efforts, and help recruit and promote engagement of law student volunteers. They will work with the head of our Transgender ID project to coordinate volunteers and outreach. The legal assistant is also expected to collaborate effectively with grant and community partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Draft and file legal documents
  • Maintain client files
  • Help compile documents, draft personal declarations, and prepare applications for immigration relief, including U Visas, T Visas, and VAWA Self-Petitions, for both principal and derivative applicants
  • Draft, edit, and review VRLC educational and outreach materials
  • Track data and assist with federal and state grant reporting
  • Coordinate VRLC community outreach and education events
  • Conduct other administrative/reception tasks such as scheduling, mailings, copying, shredding, communicating with clients, etc.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency
  • Strong writing, verbal, and computer skills
  • Detail-orientated, professional, and self-motivated
  • Ability to establish priorities, multi-task, and work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated success at working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with a commitment to promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness

Strongly Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 1 year experience in the legal profession
  • Demonstrated commitment to protecting the rights of underserved populations
  • Experience working with sexual assault survivors
  • Immigration law experience
  • Experience working in LGBTQ queer community contexts

People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and people of all educational backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.

Salary: 30-35K DOE

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits: 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: To apply, e-mail us your cover letter and resume to VRLC Human Resources. NOTE: Please include your last name and the job title (OR Legal Assistant) in the subject line of your email.

Applications will not be accepted after Friday, October 26th, 2018. Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

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.