Domestic Violence Emergency (DOVE) Project Coordinator
The DOVE Project Coordinator position is responsible for and performs a variety of professional duties to support functions related to the DOVE Project and Pro Bono Program domestic violence initiatives. The Coordinator will mentor and supervise the Assistant Coordinator and work in tandem in providing leadership and support to program alignment initiatives between the domestic violence and legal services networks and 603 Legal Aid.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Facilitate community education presentations/seminars about domestic violence with other community and service partner organizations;
- Supervise and facilitate ongoing professional development of the Assistant DOVE Project Coordinator, DV project interns, participating 2nd year Daniel Webster Scholars, and other training/supervision of interns or volunteers as requested;
- Maintain partnership with UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law Daniel Webster Scholar Project, attend Annual Job Fair regarding Pro Bono opportunities for law students, network with the director of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program to develop a law student referral marathon to link Pro Bono Program clients with volunteer lawyers;
- Advocate on behalf of survivors with crisis service advocates, legal systems and other agencies depending on their needs;
- Develop and provide overall coordination for orientation programs and ongoing trainings on associated domestic violence laws, court rules, and DV protections best practices to volunteers and partners;
- Provide technical assistance, mentorship connections, and respond to inquiries from volunteer lawyers, court staff, law enforcement, crisis center agencies, social service and partner legal services providers;
- Field complaints from clients, volunteer lawyers, and partners and elevate to the Pro Bono Manager when needed;
- Attend and participate in council meetings with DV agency stakeholders and related DV conferences;
- Works independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects, which may include planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, and coordinating direct mailings;
- Cultivate relationships within the community; speak at various organizations, recruit potential volunteers and pro bono attorneys and educate and provide information on community resources;
- Develop and disseminate DV and stalking outreach brochures and other public awareness materials via outreach events, direct mailings, NH Bar News, NH e-Bulletin and other social media platforms;
- Attend and participate in trainings, 603 LA events, team meetings and staff meetings;
- Maintains and updates accurate files and records, including service delivery, advocacy plans and other documentation in accordance with confidentiality guidelines;
- Support the Pro Bono Program Manager in identifying and completing grant applications, including development and implementation of project goals and objectives, data collection, reporting and conditions compliance;
- Provide and ensure the timely completion of reports relevant to caseload progress. This shall include keeping relevant statistics and records for the purposes of grant reporting;
- Identify opportunities to improve 603 Legal Aid’s case management system (Legal Server) related to the advocate facilitated online application process; develop training materials for our partners to master the application process to and make visits to agency locations as needed.
- Performs other tasks and duties as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- A demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice;
- Sensitivity to the needs of people experiencing financial hardship, communication with people employing a trauma-informed approach;
- Knowledge and/or experience navigating legal systems, social services, and other community resources;
- Strong working knowledge of principles, best practices, and promising approaches for domestic violence prevention and survivor-driven advocacy;
- Ability to use modern office equipment and information technology including software applications related to areas of responsibility and has the ability to quickly learn other technology as necessary;
- Cultural humility in working with low-income clients across the spectrum of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, immigrant status, religious identity, physical and mental disabilities, and limited English proficiency;
- Ability to work effectively within deadlines, under stress, and with changing work priorities;
- Ability to adapt rapidly in response to changing information or funding needs;
- Ability to work as a team and with minimum supervision. Possesses self-supervising attributes and a positive, congenial attitude;
- Maintain confidential and sensitive information; and
- Ability to occasionally travel as deemed necessary.
- An Associate degree in human service-related field, sociology, psychology, counseling, social work, paralegal or related field; and 2-4 years of experience working with survivors of domestic violence and or sexual assault or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides required knowledge, skills and abilities specified;
- Knowledge of NH Domestic Violence statutes and case law;
- Technical proficiency with personal computers and standard office equipment; fluent with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); develop proficiency with all aspects of 603 Legal Aid’s case management database (Legal Server), including data entry, search inquiries and developing reports; and high comfort level using online tools; and
- Excellent written and verbal communication presentation skills with a high degree of detail orientation.
To apply send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications received by March 20, 2023, will be considered. We expect to conduct interviews shortly after this date. If reasonable accommodations in the application process is required, please notify us at email@example.com.
This position is full-time (37.5 hours weekly) and considered exempt for the purpose of federal wage/hour law. Salary DOE, expected to range from $60,000 to $70,000 annually, plus benefits package including health insurance, 403(b)retirement program, life, short- and long-term disability and generous paid time off.
603 Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a diverse staff that reflects the communities of low-income and older (age 60 plus) people that we work alongside, and we value equity and inclusion in our workplace. 603 Legal Aid actively seeks applications from Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people of diverse national origin, the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, older adults, veterans, people who have lived experience with poverty, and other people belonging to communities that have historically experienced injustice.