Now Hiring Staff Attorney
(Legal Helpline)

Are you an inspired and inspiring leader with a passion for social justice and improving systems’ responses to victims of domestic violence? PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is currently seeking a Staff Attorney for the legal helpline. This individual will develop effective strategies for supporting victims of domestic violence, stalking and dating violence in order to create statewide access to civil legal information, assistance, and referral. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt position.

POSITION SUMMARY

As a member of the PCADV Program Services Department the Staff Attorney (“Attorney”) is responsible for implementing and supporting the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) initiatives. The Attorney will work with PCADV’s Program Services team to implement and deliver components of a recently awarded VOCA-funded project. The Attorney will draw upon their experience in the practice of law and knowledge of effective strategies for supporting victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and dating violence in order to create statewide access to civil legal information, assistance, and referral.

The Attorney will be responsible for the service delivery of both a statewide, toll-free and email-accessible Civil Legal Helpline, as well as pro-bono, no-fault, divorce clinics across the Commonwealth.

The Attorney will also be called upon to participate in partnerships between our Domestic Violence Attorneys’ Network, other VOCA-funded civil legal attorneys in Pennsylvania, legal aid providers, local courts, and court personnel, Bar Associations, and law schools to enable victims of domestic greater access to information, brief legal services, and referrals.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

Partnerships

Technical Assistance

Training

Other Responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities

All duties performed on an ongoing basis.

QUALIFICATION AND COMPTETENCIES

Education and/or Experience

Communication Skills

Computer Skills

Reasoning Ability/Social/Psychological and Other Abilities

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 frequently required to talk, listen/hear, frequently move and sit for long periods.  Most tasks will require working on a computer. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but with frequent interruptions.

Other Skills and Abilities

Qualified candidates should forward resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Email:

Documents formatted in MS Word, pdf, or Rich Text Format may be emailed to: hr@pcadv.org

Mail:

PCADV Human Resources
3605 Vartan Way, Suite 101
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Fax:

717-671-8149
Attention: Human Resources

PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers very competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package. We are fully committed to a culturally diverse staff to better serve domestic violence victims and program staff, many of whom experience racial, gender, economic and other/multiple oppressions. We seek people from diverse backgrounds with a commitment to PCADV’s mission to end domestic violence, to social justice and to working for social change.

Download Application

View All Job Listings