CSAJ Career Opportunity
Legal and Policy Director
CSAJ’s Legal Impact for Racial and Economic Equity of Survivors Project (REEP)
The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is a national organization that focuses on the intersection between poverty and gender-based violence. CSAJ envisions a world where all people have equal access to physical safety, economic security, and human dignity. CSAJ promotes advocacy approaches that remove systemic barriers, enhance organizational responses, and improve professional practices to meet the self-defined needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors.
CSAJ has received funding from the Office on Violence Against Women, Department Of Justice, to launch the Legal Impact for Racial and Economic Equity of Survivors Project (REEP), a national project that seeks to remedy the systemic economic inequalities facing domestic violence survivors of color. In partnership with diverse anti-poverty, race equity, and violence against women practitioners, this Project will employ impact strategies that: engage communities in identifying inequalities and implement legal and policy approaches to facilitate access to economic opportunity for low-income survivors of color.
To guide this work, and contribute to legal aspects of other projects, CSAJ is looking for a Legal and Policy Director. The position intended is for a candidate who is either: a) seasoned in her/his career and wants to work part-time, or b) junior in her/his career and interested in a full-time position. We are looking for someone with some or all of the following qualifications:
JD degree (a must)
Race equity lawyering and/or policy
Civil rights lawyering and/or policy
Violence against women and gender-based violence advocacy, lawyering, and/or policy
Anti-poverty lawyering, community lawyering, and/or provision of legal services
Economic justice, economic equality, anti-poverty advocacy, lawyering, coalition-building and/or policymaking
Networks that include:
Anti-racism advocates and organizations
Women of color advocates and organizations working to end domestic and sexual assault
Role & Responsibilities
As the only project of its kind, the position requires an individual who is creative, able to draw connections and forge partnerships between historically discrete social justice movements, and interested in the praxis between theory and social change. Project activities include:
Leading Impact Pilot Sites,
Coalition building to craft a National Strategic Impact Agenda,
Gathering survivor narratives to drive impact strategies,
Developing an online Race Equity & Legal Impact Resource Library,
Providing training and technical assistance to attorneys, advocates, and social justice organizations across the nation.
All activities are geared toward understanding and addressing systemic barriers facing domestic violence survivors of color.
Women of color and LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply. Junior applicants must be based in DC or NY; senior applicants may be based anywhere in the US and work remotely.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply for the position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing or work sample demonstrating your qualifications, experience, and creative fit for this position.
Send all application materials with a subject heading “[Last Name], Legal & Policy Director” to: firstname.lastname@example.org