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

Director of Development

Bilingual Staff Attorney

Berkshire County Staff Attorney
 

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:                  Director of Development
Status:              Full-time
Location:         Boston, MA
Reports to:     Executive Director

Position: The VRLC is looking for a development professional with 5+ years of experience in development (a generalist with some experience and interest in developing major gifts). Reporting to—and in partnership with—the VRLC’s Executive Director, the Director of Development will cultivate existing donor relationships and build a pool of new individual donors to help fund the VRLC’s direct legal representation for survivors as well as its national programs. The ideal candidate will bring experience with organizations that have a mission focused on vulnerable populations, and comfort in talking about sensitive topics to a diversity of constituents.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years in fundraising with increased leadership roles
  • Successful track record of cultivating and soliciting donors (annual fund, event sponsorships, and major gifts)
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to manage staff and volunteer solicitors
  • High energy, flexible, and a creative thinker
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of fundraising database programs (eTapestry preferred)
  • Commitment to the mission of the Victim Rights Law Center

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish, implement, and evaluate annual and long-range development plans;
  • Manage and execute the organization’s fund development activities, including the day-to-day operations of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts (Shining Star Gala, individual giving, annual appeals, corporate support, special events, non-government grants, planned giving, and in-kind support);
  • Create and oversee development communications including newsletters, annual report, year-end appeal, foundation grants, and donor collateral;
  • Support the Executive Director’s moves management efforts with major donors and prospects;
  • Strengthen current development programs (e.g. monthly giving), and design and implement additional cost-effective development programs (e.g. peer-to-peer fundraising, pro bono attorneys group, young professionals group);
  • Engage the Board of Directors and other volunteers in the mission and fundraising plan of the organization; and
  • Supervise a part-time Development Associate who assists with the Shining Star event, fundraising database, and acknowledgments, along with creating social media posts and newsletters.

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, and a cover letter with salary requirements with your last name and “Development” in the subject line.

 

Title:                  Bilingual 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

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: To apply, e-mail us (humanresources@victimrights.org) 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.

 

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

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. Position will be filled by an attorney 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 (K-12 or campus), 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 or from Berkshire County

Salary: $45,000 - $60,000 DOE

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: To apply, e-mail us (humanresources@victimrights.org) 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.

 

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.