The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) is seeking an experienced legal professional to join our dedicated and passionate team. The position will work collaboratively in a team to implement a legal services program that provides pro bono civil legal representation and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence who have had their education negatively impacted due to their experiences of violence. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, experience with civil legal representation of victims, knowledge of sexual violence issues and dynamics, and ability to work independently state wide. Bilingual and multi-cultural individuals encouraged to apply.
We are looking to fill two staff attorney positions. Interested applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and a legal writing sample to Shundrea S. Trotty at email@example.com.
Represent clients in civil matters related to sexual assault issues, with a particular focus on sexual assault victims enrolled in secondary and post-secondary educational institutions, particularly in rural settings.
Collaborate with legal team to implement and meet the goals and objectives of the grant program as funded by OVW.
Provide technical assistance to sexual assault victim services programs and community partners on legal issues as they relate to assisting survivors of sexual assault, including but not limited to: Confidentiality; Health care and evidentiary exams; Civil protective orders; Crime victims’ rights; Educational and administrative law
Provide legal supervision to Legal Advocate and law clerk(s) to maintain confidentiality.
Plan, conduct, and coordinate trainings with project partners on legal issues for victims of sexual assault.
Assist contract lobbyist, Director of Operations & Special Projects, and Executive Director in developing and advancing the policy interests of the agency.
Assist with grant management and reporting requirements as requested by IowaCASA management team.
Participate in project and agency staff meetings and board meetings as requested.
Actively participate in anti-racism, social justice, and anti-oppression work of the coalition.
Other duties as assigned.
*Please Note* This position may be located remotely in an external partnering office within a 30- mile radius of Des Moines metro area*
Candidates should possess:
Minimum three years of legal experience providing direct civil representation and be licensed to practice law in the State of Iowa.
Knowledge of issues related to sexual assault intervention and prevention.
Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and time management skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time, work independently and with a team, and meet deadlines.
Demonstrated knowledge of issues involved in working with diverse populations and organizations.
Knowledge of state and federal legal issues related to gender based violence, crime victim rights, and education.
Commitment to anti-racism and social justice values, ethics, and work.
Accept and abide by the mission and philosophy of IowaCASA.
Other requirements: Requires extensive statewide travel and occasional national travel. Proof of valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, and auto insurance required; or ability to use alternate transportation. This position is located in Des Moines, Iowa.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: Health, dental, life, and disability insurance are offered under a group plan. Retirement plan is available with match after minimum length of employment. Position includes flexible hours, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time as described in IowaCASA policy manual.
About Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)
The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) represents 24 victim service programs across the state. Our mission is to improve services for survivors of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault, and to prevent sexual violence before it occurs.