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Now Hiring Legal Director – PCAR

This is a job listing for Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

Position Summary

The Legal Director oversees the legal department and all activities related to the department, as well as providing technical assistance, legal resources and training to systems professionals who are working on behalf of victims of sexual assault, abuse and harassment.  

The Legal Director serves as the Managing Supervisor of the Sexual Violence Legal Assistance Project, providing supervision to staff attorneys, paralegal, administrative and other team members. The Legal Director also represents the Coalition in amicus filings that directly and systemically impact survivors of sexual assault, abuse and harassment. 

Additionally, the Legal Director provides a wide range of services, including legal research and analysis, information and data, referral, problem-solving assistance, systems and organizational development, networking, and resource development. The Legal Director will develop written materials on a wide range of sexual assault legal issues, develop practice tools, including case law summaries, legislative updates and analyses, system and representation guidelines and promising practices to the above listed constituents.  

The Legal Director will also be called upon to develop and provide training on topics identified by PCAR and/or its constituent audiences.  The Legal Director will collaborate with members of other internal and external groups addressing the issues of sexual assault in the courtroom and in communities throughout Pennsylvania.

Values Statement

PCAR understands sexual violence as a social justice issue and works to prevent and respond to sexual violence within this framework. We are committed to nurturing a workplace that is affirming, inclusive, and respectful of all people and the ways in which they identify across race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other characteristics.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Supervision of the Legal Department

Directly supervises paralegal, staff attorneys, project staff and interns, carrying out all supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws governing attorney work product. Responsibilities include interviewing, training interns; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; monitoring grant compliance, submitting required grant reports and grant applications.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

To Apply

PCAR offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by March 31, 2021. 

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