Organization: The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) is a nonprofit law center that provides free legal services to sexual assault survivors in Oregon and Massachusetts, and national training and support for lawyers, advocates, and other victim service providers. The VRLCs mission is to provide legal representation to survivors 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. We are committed 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 who has a desire to work collaboratively to deliver survivor-centered and trauma-informed legal services, and a commitment to increasing access to justice for underserved or marginalized populations. The VRLC deeply values diverse voices and perspectives on our team., People of color, LGBTQI+ individuals, survivors, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.Job Description: VRLC seeks a Managing Attorney for our Portland, Oregon, office to inspire our team and help us strengthen and expand the success of our current legal services programs. The ideal candidate will have strong management and supervision experience, work ethic, and leadership skills; creativity, passion, and compassion; courtroom and litigation experience; and a demonstrated commitment to working with survivors from underserved communities. Responsibilities:* Supervise the 6-8 person direct legal services team in VRLCs Oregon office * Represent sexual assault survivors on safety, privacy, education, employment, immigration, housing, financial, and/or criminal justice advocacy matters, consistent with experience and training * Provide mentoring, skill building, and leadership to promote staff growth, team cohesion, and individual professional development * Lead effective outreach efforts and promote access to VRLC services, especially among under-served communities* Help administer state and federal grants including collecting data, reporting, and ensuring grant deliverables are met*Collaborate with VRLC community partners and allied organization* Other duties as assignedRequired Qualifications:* Minimum of 7 years legal experience; at least 3 years as a practicing attorney*Current member in good standing or eligible to waive into the Oregon State Bar* Courtroom and litigation experience* Demonstrated success managing and leading a team of attorneys and support staff*Commitment to providing trauma-informed, survivor-centered services*Desire to help VRLC build a culturally diverse and inclusive work environment.Preferred Qualifications:Experience working with sexual assault survivors or other survivors of crime or vulnerable populationsDemonstrated commitment to engaging in outreach and providing services to under-served communities Experience managing state or federal grantsValid drivers license, good driving record, and comfort with driving throughout the stateBilingualThe VRLC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and class, and strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000 depending on experienceBenefits: The VRLC provides competitive benefits, including health and dental insurance, long & short-term disability insurance, paid holidays, personal, vacation, and sick leave, 403b plan with employer match, and a caring and innovative work environment. TO APPLY: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample, via email to with the email subject line OR Managing Attorney. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until filled. No phone calls, please.
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