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Position Overview
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is looking for a Policy Advocate (SAFE/SART)
with knowledge in the sexual assault arena to provide strategic planning and leadership, technical
assistance and training to Sexual Assault Response Teams, sexual assault forensic nurse examiners,
advocates and other allied professionals. This is a full‐time position that reports to the MCASA Program
Division Manager.

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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).  MCASA’s SALI is looking for a full-time staff attorney that will provide legal services to victims of sexual assault and assist them in development and administration of SALI services, outreach, and training.  Casework may include a substantial immigration caseload. This position reports to the Managing Attorney.

 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW.

 

Classification:  Exempt

 

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, college administrative proceedings, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters. 
  • Develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services to victims of sexual assault
  • 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 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 19-215 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state)
  • 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 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.

 

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: Spring Policy 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 policy 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. Spring policy interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for legislative advocacy, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.  Policy interns will have the opportunity to perform legal research on Maryland legislation, to draft advocacy materials related to sexual assault legislation, and to accompany policy attorneys to the General Assembly in Annapolis.

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.

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 memos, letters, and newsletter articles

Enhance legal research skills by completing a variety of written projects regarding sexual violence

Participate in public outreach by attending events and drafting outreach materials

Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects

Become familiar with state legislative advocacy by participating in several stages of policy advocacy work

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

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

Have strong legal research and writing skills

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 legal students, and legal student applicants are preferred, 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 and resume to [email protected] We encourage applicants for spring internships by mid-December. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week.

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.

 

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 early August, for spring internships by mid-December, and for summer internships by mid-April. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week.

*NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2018 Legal Intern position. If you are interested for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 internship, 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 on 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, mail or fax a resume and cover letter detailing your interest, work experience, and availability to:

Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
Post Office Box 8782
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907
301-565-3619 (Fax)
[email protected] (Email)

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is seeking qualified applicants for a position responsible for managing high level complaints involving students, faculty, and staff relating to matters of Title IX, Title VII, ADA, EEO, and compliance related allegations. The position reports to the Equity and Compliance Officer.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
• Conducts complex analysis and produce high quality written work; with case-related guidance from the Equity and Compliance Officer, the investigator will work independently, partnering with appropriate institutional officials throughout the investigative process; meets established timelines and treating all individuals engaged in the complaint process with sensitivity and respect. Investigations may pertain to Title IX, Title VII, ADA, EEO, and equity/compliance matter that includes:

a. Creating investigative plan, coordinating and conducting party and witness interviews.
b. Providing parties with information about the investigatory process and applicable rights and policies
c. Gathering and securing relevant evidence and documentation
d. Keeping detailed, consistent, and accurate records
e. Maintaining timely communication with all parties and community stakeholders
f. Providing on-going updates to the Equity and Compliance Officer
g. Making credibility assessments
h. Drafting and issuing investigative reports
i. Ensuring a prompt, fair, and neutral process for all parties that follows federal, state, and institutional policies and procedures
j. Protecting the integrity and privacy of the investigation at all stages
k. Participating in student conduct hearings as necessary

• Conducts interviews of all parties involved in violation complaints including, but not limited to, complaining student or employee, responding student or employee, witnesses, and any other critically involved party while ensuring only lawful and relevant questions are asked. Seeks and reviews all relevant information and takes detailed notes of information to be used in documentation and official reports of the case.

• Conducts training for employees and students on University policies on sexual misconduct, gender-based misconduct, harassment, and related incidents as well as their rights and obligations associated with the policies.

• Represents the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at various university functions by providing information regarding Title VII, ADA, diversity/equity, Title IX and the University’s policies on sexual misconduct, gender-based misconduct, harassment, and related incidents. Presents to and speaks with parents and students about Title IX at resource fairs.

• Maintains advanced knowledge of guidelines set forth by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as all University policies pertaining to civil rights protections.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Classification23-0000 Legal Occupations

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Higher Education Administration, Human Resources, Management, Business Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Education, or a relevant field. Two years of experience in higher education conduct management for students or employees; interpreting policy language; working with and maintaining confidential records and information; and writing detailed reports.

Preferred Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Demonstrated sound judgement with the ability to manage highly sensitive and confidential information; advanced writing skills in preparing concise, logical, analytical reports to convey complex issues; and commitment to diversity to support an inclusive campus environment required. Must be skilled in the area of conflict resolution, problem solving, and effective interviewing. Ability to manage multiple projects and an ongoing complex caseload; to develop and present information and concepts to groups of individuals through workshops and meetings; and to remain neutral and work under stress required. Must have strong interpersonal skills. Advanced knowledge of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended; of University polices pertaining to Civil Rights Protections; and of current federal guidance regarding Title IX, Title VI, and Title VII required. Must have a commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.

Certifications/Registrations

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EEO Statement

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

FLSAExempt

SalarySalary is commensurate with experience.

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