FVAP is seeking an Outreach Attorney to deepen FVAP’s connections to underserved rural and frontier communities in California, focusing on communities that have little access or connection to legal assistance. The ideal candidate will bring skills, connections and experiences enabling the candidate to serve these under resourced populations adeptly. Any candidate must be willing to pitch in wherever needed to support a small nonprofit. The immediate supervisor is the Senior Managing Attorney of the Housing and Employment Justice Program.
The attorney will spend a majority of their time providing outreach, technical assistance and trainings to agencies, advocates and case workers serving survivors throughout California. Once it is deemed safe to do so, 20% of the attorney’s time will be spent traveling throughout California to provide the outreach and trainings in person. In addition to outreach, the attorney will adapt and create written legal tools that are culturally accessible and appropriate to the targeted communities. There may also be opportunities to participate in appeals and legislative advocacy. More than half of the attorney’s time will be devoted to housing issues.
Preferred Qualifications and Experiences
- An understanding of the dynamics of, and the legal, social, and personal issues raised by, domestic violence and other forms of intimate partner, family, and gender-based abuse;
- Experience developing polished written materials that understandably convey complex legal issues to a lay audience;
- Experience presenting trainings or speaking in front of a crowd;
- Experience working with clients in crisis and low-income clients;
- Experience working in community with culturally specific organizations;
- Non-English fluency, particularly Spanish, is highly desirable;
- Diversity of personal and professional experience; and
- Litigation or appellate experience.
Physical and Environmental Conditions
: Performance of duties and tasks uses standard office equipment, including telephone equipment and computers. Work is performed inside with exposure to heating and air-conditioning. Driving or other travel will be required, as once it is safe to do so, approximately 20% of the attorney’s time will be spent traveling throughout rural and frontier California. Currently, through June 30, 2021, all work is being performed from home unless you want to work in the Oakland, CA office following COVID-19 guidelines. Starting in July, the position can be located either in the Oakland, CA office or, if the attorney lives in a rural or frontier community we are trying to reach, from the attorney’s home.Classification
: This position is exempt, full-time, and at-will.Compensation
: Starting salary depends on relevant experience and will be commensurate with comparable nonprofit salaries in Alameda County. The starting range is expected be between $66,000-$80,038/year (the range for 0-4 years of prior relevant experience). FVAP offers a generous benefits package, including subsidized health, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with 3% employer match after 1 year; FSA plan for commuting, parking, health, and dependent care expenses; Employee Assistance Plan and travel assistance; 3 weeks paid time off/year, with longevity increases; 13 paid holidays/year; 40 hours paid sick leave, plus additional accrued sick leave; and paid attorney bar dues and continuing legal education.