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Use your law degree to help end sexual violence. 
Join MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is Maryland’s sexual assault coalition and includes the State’s rape crisis centers and others concerned with ending sexual violence. Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.
We believe we cannot successfully serve others if we do not take care of ourselves. MCASA staff are encouraged to practice self-care and are supported in finding a positive work-life balance. This position, along with the rest of the agency, will entail significant virtual work and allows for flexible scheduling. 
Employees are expected to be available to travel to the MCASA office in Silver Spring within 90 minutes or live within the State of Maryand. While many job duties may be performed virtually, some are in person.  This may include on-site meetings, meetings with stakeholders or community members, court proceedings, or other in person events. Employees may choose to work in the MCASA offices subject to COVID risk reduction protocols.

Position Overview

SALI provides legal services to survivors of sexual violence, and technical assistance and training to professionals working with survivors.  The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is part of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), an organization devoted to ending sexual violence, equity, and justice. 
MCASA’s SALI is looking for a full-time attorney to focus on legal representation and policy work related to schools and student survivors. Applicants should be passionate about anti-sexual violence work and eradicating discrimination in education. This position will focus on policy and practice in educational institutions, including colleges and universities, K-12, and technical schools.  The School Policy Staff Attorney will provide legal services to student survivors of sexual assault and assist in development and administration of SALI services, outreach, technical assistance, and training.  A significant portion of this position may be performed remotely. This position works collaboratively with MCASA’s training and outreach staff to ensure the needs of student survivors are addressed. This position reports to the Managing Attorney.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW.

Classification: Exempt

Responsibilities and Duties

Participate in efforts to improve systems responses to sexual violence in educational settings, including by:
-encouraging appropriate institutional responses,
-support peering advocates,
-producing and performing training, and
-sharing information to help end sexual violence and support survivors.

Conduct legal research and analysis, with a focus on laws governing school response to sexual violence and sexual violence prevention
Provide community outreach, technical assistance, and training pertaining to student survivors, violence prevention, underserved populations, reproductive justice, and related issues
Provide high quality and trauma informed legal services to survivors of sexual assault, with a focus on student survivors. Services include assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation.  Case types include Title IX administrative hearings, student misconduct administrative hearings, protective and peace order proceedings, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters.  There will be a focus on school related cases. 
Provide or assure provision of safety planning for survivors
Maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements and needs of office
Review cases with SALI’s managing attorney and seek assistance when needed
Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials, including an established campus training series
Cultivate relationships with college Title IX offices and other education professionals
Collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in report preparation
Assist in recruiting and supervision of legal interns and other SALI staff
Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements
Comply with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct
Such other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney, Associate Director, or Executive Director

Qualifications

  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • Must be admitted to Maryland bar.  Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state; attorneys must apply for permanent admission within 30 days of being hired
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland
  • 3 years litigation experience and/or judicial clerkship preferred
  • Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault, Title IX, or related issues preferred

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  This job requires the ability to travel to and from different locations within the State of Maryland.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Most MCASA staff work remotely, with MCASA provided laptops and office supplies.  In person attendance for external meetings and court appearance may be required, and occasional in person MCASA meetings are possible.  MCASA employees have the option of working in office space in Silver Spring, Maryland, subject to COVID restrictions and available work space.  Staff may also be required to go to agency offices or other locations in Maryland to obtain client files, supplies, and the like.

Commitment to Diversity 
MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity. 

Compensation
Salary range for new attorneys begins at $58,000; attorneys with more than 5 years relevant experience may be considered for a senior staff attorney position.  MCASA offers a flexible work schedule and environment, including substantial remote work, and a range of benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].  Please include your name and position title in the subject. 

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is Maryland’s sexual assault coalition and includes the State’s rape crisis centers and others concerned with ending sexual violence. Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.
We believe we cannot successfully serve others if we do not take care of ourselves. MCASA staff are encouraged to practice self-care and are supported in finding a positive work-life balance. This position, along with the rest of the agency, will entail significant virtual work and allows for flexible scheduling. 
Employees are expected to be available to travel to the MCASA office in Silver Spring within 90 minutes or live within the State of Maryand. While many job duties may be performed virtually, some are in person.  This may include on-site meetings, meetings with stakeholders or community members, court proceedings, or other in person events. Employees may choose to work in the MCASA offices subject to COVID risk reduction protocols.

Position Overview
The Support for Sexual Assault Survivors (SSAS) TA Specialist will manage a project that addresses the immediate and future needs for sexual assault survivors during the next phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a unique position at MCASA that will support ongoing efforts to ensure survivors of sexual assault have the resources they need for recovery and healing by providing support and technical assistance to Rape Crisis and Recovery Centers (RCCs) and Culturally Specific Organizations (CSO).  Responsibilities of this position will include technical assistance and training regarding serving sexual assault survivors, accessing funding for survivor’s emergency needs, and using funding for recruiting and retaining service providers.

This position will work closely with MCASAs Finance & Operations Manager, Associate Director, Grants and Data Specialist, and the SA ARP Fiscal Specialist to ensure excellence in grant applications and reporting and accuracy in program evaluations and data collection. In addition, and more generally, the TA Specialist will work towards preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus pandemic by increasing the capacity of MCASA, its Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI), Maryland RCCs, and CSOs to provide the services sexual assault survivors need, including virtual services.  On a more continual basis, the TA Specialist will have the opportunity to coordinate with current MCASA staff members to identify and develop proper strategies, resources, and materials for emerging needs across the state related to preventing, preparing for, and response to sexual assault.

Classification: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: Starting at $48,500, annually

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide support and technical assistance to Maryland grantees of the Sexual Assault American Rescue Plan (SA ARP) grant. This grant provides funding to RCCs and CSO to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Produce and assist in the distribution of resource materials to RCCs, CSOs, and professionals working with survivors
  • Provide information to RCCs and CSOs on strategies, emerging trends, and best practices for serving survivors
  • Assist grantees with reporting and data collection efforts and work with MCASA staff to prepare and submit quarterly grant reporting documents to the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
  • Support effective agency communications including, for example, listservs, social media, e-newsletter, conference calls, Zoom meetings, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with grant objectives, goals, collection of data, and reporting requirements
  • Prepare MCASA grant reports and assist with development of grant applications
  • Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements
  • Such other duties as assigned by Executive Director & Counsel and Associate Director

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in Women’s Studies, Education, Public Health, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work or related degree required
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual assault or other power-based violence such as domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, human trafficking, or stalking is preferred
  • Knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following areas: writing, grant management, data collection, technical assistance, professional training, and community outreach
  • Grant writing experience is an asset
  • Strong oral and written communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in project management and experience collaborating with partners strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Power Point, Excel), NEON and MailChip or equivalent software is preferred
  • Ability to learn and use new technology such as online databases and communication systems preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Performing arts and debate experience preferred
  • Commitment to ending sexual violence
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license. This position may require travel within Maryland

 

Physical Demands  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  

Work Environment  
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Most MCASA staff work remotely, with MCASA provided laptops and office supplies.  In person attendance for external meetings and court appearances may be required, and occasional in person MCASA meetings are possible.  MCASA employees have the option of working in office space in Silver Spring, Maryland, subject to COVID restrictions and available work space.  Staff may also be required to go to agency offices or other locations in Maryland to obtain client files, supplies, and the like.

Commitment to Diversity  
MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity.

To Apply 
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] Please include your name and position title in the subject. No phone calls, please.

Download PDF of Job Description

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is Maryland’s sexual assault coalition and includes the State’s rape crisis centers and others concerned with ending sexual violence. Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.

We believe we cannot successfully serve others if we do not take care of ourselves. MCASA staff are encouraged to practice self-care and are supported in finding a positive work-life balance. This position, along with the rest of the agency, will entail significant virtual work and allows for flexible scheduling. 

Employees are expected to be available to travel to the MCASA office in Silver Spring within 90 minutes or live within the State of Maryand. While many job duties may be performed virtually, some are in person.  This may include on-site meetings, meetings with stakeholders or community members, court proceedings, or other in person events. Employees may choose to work in the MCASA offices subject to COVID risk reduction protocols.

Position Overview

MCASA’s Grants & Data Specialist is part of a two-person team providing the operational support that helps MCASA help sexual assault survivors. The Grants & Data Specialist supports grants management and coordination, and coordinates data management for the agency. Without this position steering our reporting and application processes, we would not be able to provide services to survivors of sexual assault. This position works closely not only with all senior staff, but with the agency as a whole. The Grants & Data Specialist reports to the Finance & Operations Manager.

We’re looking for someone to stage manage our grants process from application to reporting. If you enjoy multitasking, sifting through data, checking off to-do lists, keeping coworkers organized, AND helping sexual assault survivors get the support they need, this position is for you!

Classification: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: Upper 40’s DOE

Responsibilities and Duties

GRANTS COORDINATION

  • Ensure compliance with grant objectives, goals, collection of data and reporting requirements, including by creating schedules and setting deadlines for staff responsible for writing reports.
  • Help prepare grant reports by supporting direct services staff.  Assist with consistent presentation of information, including data and performance measures. Identify changes in funder requirements and help ensure staff response.
  • File reports with state, federal, and private entities using online grants management systems.
  • Assist with development of grant applications, including reviewing grant solicitations as directed, gathering components, ensuring all required information is addressed.  File and track completed applications.  
  • Manage data needed for grant reports, grant applications, or other reasons. Problem solve with staff to ensure efficient and consistent data collection.  Compile information on trainings and meetings attended and provided by all staff. Work with the Legal Server database compiling and analyzing case-related data for the Sexual Assault Legal Institute.
  • Coordinate activities and internal communications regarding grants management between MCASA’s two Divisions: the Sexual Assault Legal Institute and the Program Division.   Prevent duplication of efforts and identify areas of mutual support.

 

GENERAL

  • Problem solve with colleagues to identify the best approach to grant reporting requirements and other administrative issues, balancing data needed with limited staff time and resources.
  • Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements.
  • Commitment to complying with PPE recommendations including wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitation.  Flexibility to work off-site or on-site.
  • Such other duties as assigned by Executive Director & Counsel

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to ending sexual violence.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in non-profit management, business, accounting, English, or other discipline requiring both writing and working with numbers.  Substantial experience coupled with Associate’s Degree may provide equivalent. 
  • Attention to detail and problem solving important.  Comfortable working with numbers and drafting written materials. 
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.  Ability to communicate in person, by phone, via email, and in writing required.  Ability to communicate with other professionals in a variety of disciplines (law, public health, education, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
  • Familiarity with or ability to learn LegalServer, and various grant management systems required by government and private funders.
  • Multi-tasking skills and ability to meet tight deadlines for multiple congruent projects while working under pressure.
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires occasional travel within Maryland. Out of state travel may be required to attend national trainings.
  • Ability to work remotely (equipment is provided by agency).  Ability to work in office in Silver Spring Maryland when public health recommendations permit.
  • Fluent in English.

 

Physical Demands 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment 
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Most MCASA staff work remotely, with MCASA provided laptops and office supplies.  In person attendance for external meetings and court appearances may be required, and occasional in person MCASA meetings are possible.  MCASA employees have the option of working in office space in Silver Spring, Maryland, subject to COVID restrictions and available work space.  Staff may also be required to go to agency offices or other locations in Maryland to obtain client files, supplies, and the like.

Commitment to Diversity  
MCASA is an equal opportunity employer.  Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity. 

To applySend resume & cover letter to [email protected] with “Grants & Data Specialist” and your name in subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will be considered as received and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Start date is ASAP.

Download PDF of Job Description

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is Maryland’s sexual assault coalition and includes the State’s rape crisis centers and others concerned with ending sexual violence. Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.

We believe we cannot successfully serve others if we do not take care of ourselves. MCASA staff are encouraged to practice self-care and are supported in finding a positive work-life balance. This position, along with the rest of the agency, will entail significant virtual work and allows for flexible scheduling. 

Employees are expected to be available to travel to the MCASA office in Silver Spring within 90 minutes or live within the State of Maryand. While many job duties may be performed virtually, some are in person.  This may include on-site meetings, meetings with stakeholders or community members, court proceedings, or other in person events. Employees may choose to work in the MCASA offices subject to COVID risk reduction protocols.

Position Overview

The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI), a program within MCASA, provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of sexual violence, and technical assistance and training to professionals working with survivors. SALI is part of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault and contributes to the overall mission of the agency, working on training, outreach, and systems advocacy as well as helping individual survivors.

MCASA is a flexible and supportive workplace devoted to helping survivors and to supporting professionals working with survivors, including our own staff.  The offices are located in downtown Silver Spring and available for trial preparation, meetings, and work for those who prefer an office setting.  Safety protocols, including limited office occupancy are in place.  Most staff are working virtually and laptops and supplies are provided.  MCASA does not anticipate resuming full-time in office work, however, there may be occasional meetings in person.

MCASA’s SALI includes both staff attorneys and senior staff attorneys.  Senior staff have substantial experience and may be hired for a specific subject matter area.  MCASA is currently seeking a full-time Senior Staff Attorney to assist victims of sexual assault and contribute to the development and administration of SALI services, outreach, and training.  Attorneys with Maryland family law experience and experience managing attorneys are encouraged to apply.  A minimum of five years of experience is required for a senior position.  This position reports to the Managing Attorney.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES BAR ADMISSION AND SIGNIFICANT LITIGATION EXPERIENCE.

Classification: Exempt
Salary: High 60’s to 70’s, DOE and bar status.  Salary negotiable for attorneys with more than 10 years experience. Experienced attorneys are welcome to propose alternative or part-time schedules.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide legal services to victims of sexual assault, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective and peace order proceedings, family law cases, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters
  • Develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services that reflect a thorough assessment and awareness of clients’ social and cultural needs
  • Assist with mentoring, management, and supervision of other staff working on family law cases or other area of expertise.
  • Provide or assure provision of safety planning for victims
  • Maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements and needs of office
  • Review cases with SALI Managing Attorney and seek assistance when needed
  • Conduct legal research
  • Provide community outreach, technical assistance, and training
  • Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials
  • Assist in coordination and development of low bono/pro bono attorney network
  • Collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in grant report preparation
  • Assist in recruiting and supervision of legal interns and other SALI staff
  • Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements
  • Comply with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Such other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney and Executive Director

 

Qualifications

  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • Must be admitted to Maryland bar--Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for admission under Maryland Rule 19-218 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state) and must promptly seek permanent admission
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland
  • 5 years litigation experience and/or judicial clerkship preferred
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Performing arts or debating experience preferred
  • Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues preferred
  • Family law experience preferred

 

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  This job requires the ability to travel to and from different locations within the State of Maryland.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Most MCASA staff work remotely, with MCASA provided laptops and office supplies.  In person attendance for external meetings and court appearances may be required, and occasional in person MCASA meetings are possible.  MCASA employees have the option of working in office space in Silver Spring, Maryland, subject to COVID restrictions and available work space.  Staff may also be required to go to agency offices or other locations in Maryland to obtain client files, supplies, and the like.

Commitment to Diversity 
MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity. 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected]  Please include your name and position title in the subject.

Download PDF of Job Description

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is Maryland’s sexual assault coalition and includes the State’s rape crisis centers and others concerned with ending sexual violence. Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable. 

We believe we cannot successfully serve others if we do not take care of ourselves. MCASA staff are encouraged to practice self-care and are supported in finding a positive work-life balance. This position, along with the rest of the agency, will entail significant virtual work and allows for flexible scheduling. 

Employees are expected to be available to travel to the MCASA office in Silver Spring within 90 minutes or live within the State of Maryand. While many job duties may be performed virtually, some are in person.  This may include on-site meetings, meetings with stakeholders or community members, court proceedings, or other in person events. Employees may choose to work in the MCASA offices subject to COVID risk reduction protocols.

Position Overview

The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI), a program within MCASA, provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of sexual violence, and technical assistance and training to professionals working with survivors. MCASA’s SALI is seeking a full-time Staff Attorney to assist victims of sexual assault and contribute to the development and administration of SALI services, outreach, and training. This position reports to the Managing Attorney or Supervising Attorney.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW IN MARYLAND.

Classification: Exempt
Salary: High 50’s - Mid 60's, DOE & bar status

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide legal services to victims of sexual assault, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective and peace order proceedings, family law cases, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters
  • Develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services that reflect a thorough assessment and awareness of clients’ social and cultural needs
  • Provide or assure provision of safety planning for victims
  • Maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements and needs of office
  • Review cases with SALI managing attorney and seek assistance when needed
  • Conduct legal research
  • Provide community outreach, technical assistance and training
  • Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials
  • Assist in coordination and development of low bono/pro bono attorney network
  • Collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in grant report preparation
  • Assist in recruiting and supervision of legal interns and other SALI staff
  • Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements
  • Comply with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Such other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney or Executive Director

Qualifications 
  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • Must be admitted to Maryland bar.  Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for admission under Maryland Rule 19-218 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state) and must promptly seek permanent admission.
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland
  • 3 years litigation experience and/or judicial clerkship preferred
  • Performing arts or debating experience preferred
  • Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues preferred
  • Family law or immigration experience preferred


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  This job requires the ability to travel to and from different locations within the State of Maryland.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Most MCASA staff work remotely, with MCASA provided laptops and office supplies.  In person attendance for external meetings and court appearance may be required, and occasional in person MCASA meetings are possible.  MCASA employees have the option of working in office space in Silver Spring, Maryland, subject to COVID restrictions and available work space.  Staff may also be required to go to agency offices or other locations in Maryland to obtain client files, supplies, and the like.

Commitment to Diversity 
MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity. 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected].  Please include your name and position title in the subject.

Download PDF of Job Description

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is Maryland’s sexual assault coalition and includes the State’s rape crisis centers and others concerned with ending sexual violence. Our mission is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.

We believe we cannot successfully serve others if we do not take care of ourselves. MCASA staff are encouraged to practice self-care and are supported in finding a positive work-life balance. This position, along with the rest of the agency, will entail significant virtual work and allows for flexible scheduling.

Employees are expected to be available to travel to the MCASA office in Silver Spring within 90 minutes or live within the State of Maryand. While many job duties may be performed virtually, some are in person. This may include on-site meetings, meetings with stakeholders or community members, court proceedings, or other in person events. Employees may choose to work in the MCASA offices subject to COVID risk reduction protocols.

Position Overview

The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI), a program within the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), is seeking a full-time legal advocate (bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred); this position also has some administrative responsibilities related to law office management and provides legal services to survivors of sexual violence, and training & technical assistance to others working with survivors. Legal advocates report to the Senior Legal Advocate.

Classification:  Non-Exempt

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide high quality, culturally competent legal advocacy for survivors of sexual assault.
  • Assist attorneys in representation of sexual assault survivors in a range of cases; these may include protective and peace orders, U-visa, family law, crime victim rights, education, employment and other cases.
  • Increase SALI’s presence on social media and improve legal information available on MCASA’s agency-wide website.
  • Coordinate and develop culturally competent outreach materials and arrange for appropriate translation of current SALI literature.
  • Participate in forums and meetings relating to SALI activities.
  • Conduct initial interviews (intakes) with survivors of sexual assault.
  • Provide safety planning for survivors.
  • Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials.
  • Support effective agency communications including, for example, listservs, social media, e-newsletter, conference calls, etc.
  • Collect data needed for grant reports, assist in preparation of grant applications and grant reports.
  • Ensure compliance with grant objectives, goals, collection of data and reporting requirements.
  • Assist in report preparation using SALI’s Legal Server database.
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and working with legal interns.
  • Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements.
  • Comply with or assist others in compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct (legal ethics).
  • Such other duties as assigned by the Managing Attorney or Executive Director & Counsel.
  • Commitment to complying with PPE recommendations including wearing a mask, social distancing, and sanitation.  Flexibility to work off-site or on-site.

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to ending sexual violence.
  • Bachelor's degree required. Recent JDs considered only if committed to outreach and other responsibilities that may not fall under an attorney's usual duties AND committed to non-attorney position for significant period of time. Other responsibilities will include administrative tasks related to office management.
  • Experience working with survivors of sexual assault or other power-based violence such as domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, or stalking preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.  Performing arts or debating experience preferred.  Ability to communicate in person, by phone, via email, and in writing required.
  • Fluent in English; fluency in Spanish preferred.
  • Access to a car and valid drivers license; this position requires travel within the State of Maryland. Out of state travel required 1-3 times annually.
  • Skilled and enthusiastic about developing ways to share legal and general information via technology, including social media and website.
  • Ability to work remotely (equipment is provided by agency).  Ability to work in office in Silver Spring Maryland when public health recommendations permit.

 

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Most MCASA staff work remotely, with MCASA provided laptops and office supplies.  In person attendance for external meetings and court appearance may be required, and occasional in person MCASA meetings are possible.  MCASA employees have the option of working in office space in Silver Spring, Maryland, subject to COVID restrictions and available work space.  Staff may also be required to go to agency offices or other locations in Maryland to obtain client files, supplies, and the like.

Commitment to Diversity 

MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity. 

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to [email protected] Please include your name and position title in the subject.

Job Title

Program Intern

 

Position Overview

The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors, the prevention of sexual assault, and accountability for all offenders.  MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the State of Maryland through professional training, public outreach, public policy advocacy,   technical assistance, and legal services.

Through hands-on learning responsibilities, MCASA’s program interns are engaged in the important effort to end rape, child sexual abuse, and the full continuum of sexual violence including campus sexual assault and human sex trafficking. They are exposed to the latest thinking in the field of sexual assault prevention and response through webinars and trainings, professional meetings, and written resource materials. Program interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for office management, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.  

A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required.  Interns are encouraged to work with their academic institutions to seek credit.

This internship located at our metro-accessible Silver Spring, MD office. Remote work is available during COVID-19.

 

Intern Objectives

  • Develop and expand knowledge regarding sexual violence and policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and abuse.
  • Develop ability to write and format professional documents such as letters, fact sheets, website content, and newsletter articles.
  • Expand professional speaking skills by answering and making telephone calls.
  • Become familiar with client referrals by providing information about MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute and Maryland rape crisis and recovery centers to survivors who call the office.
  • Learn about event management by assisting with logistics coordination for professional training sessions and fundraising events.
  • Enhance research skills by completing written projects regarding sexual violence.
  • Develop an understanding of nonprofit membership development and engagement by updating and maintaining electronic database records.
  • Participate in public outreach by attending events, staffing community information fairs, and fulfilling orders for resource brochures.
  • Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects.
  • Contribute to development of office resources on specific topics.   

 

Qualifications 

  • Be genuinely concerned about sexual violence issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference
  • Have a desire to learn about non-profit organizations and practices
  • Be organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
  • Be computer and internet savvy: experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
  • Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

This internship is particularly relevant for students pursuing degrees in communications, social sciences, criminal justice, or Women’s Studies, but we welcome applications from those in any field.

 

Commitment to Diversity 

MCASA is an equal opportunity agency and is committed to diversity.  MCASA does not discriminate based on ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental disability. 

 

Compensation

This internship is unpaid.  We encourage interns to seek academic credit or stipends when possible.

 

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to [email protected]  Applications are accepted at any time; however, we encourage applicants for fall internships to apply by July 31st, for spring internships by mid-December, and for summer internships by March 13th. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week. Remote work is available during COVID-19.

*If you are interested in the Summer/Fall 2022 internships, please send your application materials to [email protected]

The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) of Maryland is seeking applications for legal interns for academic year and summer internships. SALI is one of the only programs in the country devoted solely to providing direct legal services to victims of sexual assault. The Institute is a state wide program that provides legal services in civil cases for victims of sexual assault in cases such as: college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil issue related to sexual assault. SALI also provides technical assistance and training for attorneys, rape recovery center staff, and other professionals working with survivors. The Institute is part of the Maryland Coalition against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA is a non-profit membership organization that includes the state’s nineteen rape recovery crisis centers, law enforcement, mental health and health care providers, attorneys, educators, survivors of sexual violence and other concerned individuals. MCASA represents the unified voice and combined energy of all of its members working to eliminate sexual violence in the state of Maryland.

Legal interns in the office provide information to victims of sexual assault and help attorneys who are working on college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil matter relating to sexual assault. Interns are expected to commit to work a minimum of fifteen hours per week for at least one academic semester, or ten weeks (split summers possible) during the summer. Specific duties vary according with caseload, but generally include telephone and in-person intakes and referrals (with direct client contact), and some legal research. Interns are given the opportunity to accompany attorneys to court when possible. Other intern responsibilities may include: assisting attorneys in preparing cases for trial and/ or witness interviews; helping victims to create their own safety plans; and other administrative duties as assigned.

Legal Institute Responsibilities

The Institute will provide training on the dynamics of sexual assault and the Maryland statues. Written feedback will be provided if desired (or required for academic reasons). Constructive criticism and guidance will also be provided. Applicants should feel free to bring research proposals, or issues they are interested in the attention of the Institute; every effort will be made to accommodate individual interests. Some flexibility regarding hours may be given to allow for other commitments.

Intern Qualifications

Students of any academic discipline will be considered. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in women’s issues, the American legal system, or working in the non-profit sector. Some academic background in one or more of these areas is preferred. Applicants must have common sense, and the ability to work independently.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for academic year internships. Please email a resume and cover letter detailing your interest, work experience, and availability to: [email protected]

HopeWorks is seeking a part-time Office Assistant. Click here to learn more and apply. 

HopeWorks is seeking a Deputy Director of Services to be responsible for the oversight of client services in the Clinical, Advocacy, and Residential Departments. Click here to learn more and apply.

HopeWorks is seeking a Victim Advocate Case Manager to provide crisis intervention, case management, advocacy, and support services for individuals and families who are experiencing or who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Click here to learn more and apply.

HopeWorks is seeking a Clinician to provide individual and group therapy to adult, adolescent, and child survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and human trafficking in an outpatient setting. Click here to learn more and apply.

HopeWorks is seeking a Part-time Bilingual Therapist to provide individual and group therapy to Spanish-speaking survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, adult survivors of child sexual abuse and child witnesses to intimate partner violence in their out-patient setting. Click here to learn more and apply.

HopeWorks is seeking an On-Call Hospital Advocate to provide comfort, support, crisis intervention, and advocacy services to survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence at Howard County General Hospital. Advocates are responsible for responding to the hospital within 45 minutes of receiving a call. Click here to learn more and apply. 

HopeWorks is seeking a Clinical Director to manage their Clinical Department. Click here to learn more and apply. 

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Heartly House is seeking a Director of Legal Services- please see the above PDF for details. Resumes should be sent to Inga James, President and Executive Director; [email protected]

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Positions include full-time (35 hours/week), part-time benefitted (21 hours/week), part-time unbenefited (less than 21 hours/week) and substitute (hours per week vary).  Some positions require evening (3pm-10pm) and/or weekend (9am-10pm) hours.  All positions except subs have the potential to be hybrid (a portion of the hours worked remotely). Written and oral fluency in English and Spanish preferred for some positions.  These positions report directly to the Crisis Services Director. Pay rate; $19/hr. Resumes should be sent to [email protected]

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES (may vary some, depending on the specific position and shift)

  • Provides support, education on the dynamics of abuse, and referrals via the crisis hotline to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, particularly Spanish speaking clients
  • Responds to Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) calls and administer lethality screens and danger assessments while working with victims
  • Performs administrative duties, as necessary, and assists in maintaining the day-to-day functioning of the crisis hotline
  • Provides in-person crisis intervention
  • Be available to shelter clients in crisis
  • Directs clients to appropriate service resources including but not limited to housing, health, education, training, childcare and/or employment
  • Assists with data entry for statistical purposes
  • Maintains relationships with other department staff, law enforcement, and other direct service agencies
  • Advocates on behalf of clients to ensure access to service resources outside of Heartly House
  • Maintains accurate client records
  • Maintains client confidentiality at all times
  • Completes other duties as assigned by Crisis Services Director


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • BA or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience
  • Strong computer skills required
  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be able to work with a broad diversity of people and have a professional demeanor
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Must be organized, responsible, reliable, professional, and punctual
  • Must be able to travel to meetings and trainings
  • Crisis Intervention experience preferred
  • Successful completion of Heartly House training sessions

I/T Specialist is responsible for maintaining the agency’s computer systems and related technology. The IT Specialist is the in-house administrator for all database systems used by the agency and builds content, forms, and tools to collect data as needed for program evaluation and reporting. This is an exempt full-time position that is functionally supervised by Grants Manager and program supervised by the IT Manager.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:
Data Analysis
 o Provide data entry support and analysis to ensure that service, demographic, and outcomes data is accurately collected into the Heartly House data base system, “Apricot for Victim Services.”
 o Run pre-programmed monthly, quarterly, and annual data reports as requested.
 o Prepare grant statistical reports within required reporting periods as directed by the Grants Manager.
 o Recognize and trouble shoot problems related to client data and reporting.
 o Assist the IT Manager in developing new data forms/reports and revising existing forms/reports.
 o Become an Apricot Administrator through certification/training from Social Solutions
 o Projects assigned by IT Manager
Software:
 o Administer Apricot Data Base
 o Primary liaison with IT contractor support
 o Help desk/support staff with software systems used by Heartly House including:
   -Communications software (currently Intermedia/Unite)
   -Microsoft
   -Financial Management System (currently QuickBooks)
   -PDF software (currently Adobe)
   -Video conferencing (currently Zoom & Teams)
   -Customer Relations Management System (currently Charity Proud)
   -Learning Management System (currently Talent LMS)
   -Any future applications
Provide I/T and software training for new hires and continuing staff
Assist with electronic files/storage
Equipment & Software:
 o Maintain Microsoft license information and inventory
 o I/T equipment inventory & maintenance (co-manage with Office Manager)
 o I/T for employee onboarding and terminations

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Power Point, etc.
BA in Computer Science or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience in Computer Science
Experience with managing databases is favorable
Experience with SQL is favorable
Demonstrated minimum three years' experience, in position requirements listed
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience handling confidential communications and information
Attention to detail is essential
Ability to work independently or part of a team
Ability to work remotely if needed
Some evening and weekend hours may be required

This is a non-exempt full-time (35 hours / week) benefited position. Salary hiring range is $43,680 - $49,140
Resumes and letters of interest may be sent to [email protected]

Heartly House is seeking a Bi-lingual Community-based Services Coordinator. Learn more and apply.

Heartly House is a seeking a Crisis Worker Sub. Click here to learn more and apply

Heartly House is seeking a part-time or substitute Shelter Worker. Learn more and apply. 

The University of Maryland is seeking an Assistant Coordinator (AC) for Outreach and Assessment to contribute to the development and implementation of outreach and assessment efforts aimed at engaging campus and community stakeholders in sexual and relationship violence awareness and prevention. The AC will represent the CARE to Stop Violence office in various student initiatives, committees, communication efforts, events/ programming, and campus partnership cultivation. Learn more and apply.