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Working at Lewis & Clark
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grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to
sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy
conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork
initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive
that includes options for
health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse
workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to
apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a
qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status,
such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
Join a national nonprofit that fights for the voices of crime
victims. The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is a
501(c)(3) nonprofit educational and legal institute located at
Lewis & Clark Law School. NCVLI fights for victims' voices and
rights through crime victim centered legal advocacy, education and
resource sharing. NCVLI promotes victims' rights in criminal,
civil, military and administrative justice systems nationwide
through litigation (in the form of amicus curiae, occasional direct
representation, and legal technical assistance); education through
publications and trainings (both in-person and
technology-assisted); and public policy efforts. For more
information about NCVLI, visit the website: www.NCVLI.org.
NCVLI operates in partnership with Lewis & Clark and offers
competitive health (medical, dental, vision) benefits, generous
paid time off, paid holidays, employee assistance programs,
retirement plan with a 9% match, and subsidized TriMet
Lewis & Clark follows CDC and state OSHA guidelines for
employee safety. As such, we are requiring employees and students
to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to wear face coverings
on campus or in downtown Portland offices. In light of the global
pandemic NCVLI staff are currently working remote. In the future,
NCVLI staff may return to work in office once conditions of the
Pandemic make in-person work safe again, while remote work options
may also exist.
ABOUT THE POSITION
As a member of NCVLI’s leadership team, the Director of Strategic
Partnerships & Outreach will lead efforts to design and
implement creative education and outreach initiatives for varied
audiences, and cultivate broad and diverse relationships, strategic
partnerships and coalitions in order to extend the impact of
NCVLI’s work. In this position, the Director will be a strategic
leader excited by the intersection of training, legal advocacy and
policy. The Director will oversee the design and implementation of
key trainings and outreach events on victims’ rights, including
NCVLI’s annual Crime Victim Law Conference. At times the Director
may represent NCVLI at public events and on policy committees. To
achieve success, the Director will work closely with the Executive
Director to develop and manage strategies to foster partner
engagement to advance victims’ rights. This new position will
report to the Executive Director and play a pivotal role in NCVLI’s
efforts to advance victims’ rights practice and policy as we
implement our new strategic plan.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the
finalist(s) following a conditional offer of employment. Lewis
& Clark College is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit with your Workday application the following:
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Cover Letter:
- Upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the
resume section on the Workday application site.
- In your Cover Letter, please make it a point to address the
skills and experiences you bring to this role, as outlined above.
Specifically, we would appreciate you addressing:
- Your commitment to NCVLI’s work, mission, and values
- Why you are interested in this role specifically
- How your experience and background have prepared you for a role
- Diversity Statement: Please outline your experiences
with diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Work Sample: Please submit a work sample relevant to the
position - this could be training materials, outreach plan, policy
paper or any other relevant piece of work. Please keep the
submission to five (5) pages or less, noting if the submission is a
portion of a larger piece of work.
- Stay current on developments in victim law and policy, relevant
social science research, and pedagogical approaches.
Education & Outreach
- Design a portfolio of outreach and educational activities and
partnerships that will position
- NCVLI to achieve targeted impact goals across law, policy and
community awareness domains.
- Develop and manage strategies for partner engagement to advance
- Occasionally serve as an on-the-record spokesperson for NCVLI
to help educate the public and policy makers about victims’
- Collaborate on educational pieces on victims’ rights as part of
efforts (e.g., op-eds, white papers).
- As part of leadership team, identify and develop applications
for funding to advance strategic efforts.
- Design and implement strategic trainings and outreach events on
victims’ rights for diverse audiences.
- Oversee and participate in the simultaneous implementation of a
wide range of outreach and education initiatives.
- With team, craft communications and messaging to target
audiences including advocates, attorneys, volunteers, funders and
- Assist with design and implementation of train-the-trainer type
efforts to grow capacity for effective education and outreach both
within NCVLI and with partners.
- Build familiarity with existing resources, platforms, and
programs and regularly seek out and employ new and better tools and
techniques for all training and outreach efforts.
- Build relationships with individuals and organizations in
victim services sector, legal profession and amongst allied
- Cultivate and manage a coalition of influential partners – both
individuals and organizations – to partner on victims’ rights
- With Executive Director, work with Advisory Council to leverage
expertise to help advance mission and vision of NCVLI.
- Hire, supervise and evaluate select staff working on training,
outreach and strategic activities.
- Work to develop professional growth and learning opportunities
to enhance internal capacities for effective communications,
trainings, and outreach.
- Assess and manage contracted consultants for training and
- Oversee data collection and reporting on all partnership and
- Support grant writing, fundraising and reporting.
NICE TO HAVES:
- J.D. with five years’ experience post-law school designing,
managing, facilitating and evaluating diverse training and/or
educational efforts leveraging adult learning theory.
- Three years’ experience post-law school working in public
policy or related field.
- Two years’ experience supervising other staff, including
- Experience building relationships with leaders in practice,
policy, and funder communities.
- Experience developing and advancing external relations and/or
- Experience synthesizing complex ideas from law and translating
for multiple audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to strategically spearhead projects that
are deadline-driven and involve multiple internal and external
- Ability to work in a small, highly motivated and fast-moving
office environment with frequent change, innovation and need for
folks to be willing to fill any role needed for the success of the
organization and/or project.
- Culturally open-minded, flexible, and open to suggestions and
opinions, with a passion for continued personal and team
- Skilled at speaking in large and small group public settings
for diverse audiences.
- Excellence in communication (oral and written) with
demonstrated ability to communicate with both technical and
- Demonstrated organizational and project management skills.
- Superb interpersonal skills.
- Committed to issues affecting crime victims as well as to the
interconnected issues of racial, economic and gender justice, and
fighting systems of oppression.
- Excellent skills in leadership, direction, and persuasion.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of perspectives
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to advance
organizational mission and voice and to perform a variety of duties
as needed in the organization.
- Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals,
particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or
at Lewis & Clark College
- Commitment to NCVLI mission.
- Existing knowledge of victims' rights enforcement.
- Ph.D. or Higher education degree in Adult Learning,
Communications or Project Management.
- Seven years’ experience post-law school developing and
deploying training and/or educational efforts.
- Five years’ experience post-law school working in public policy
or related field.
- Four years’ experience supervising other staff, including
- Experience in understanding theories of and implementing
practices to resist oppression.
- Familiarity with and experience in a nonprofit or legal
environment is highly desirable.
- Conversational exposure to multiple languages to aid NCVLI's
continued efforts toward inclusivity.
- Full time
- 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK (1 FTE)
- Benefits Eligible: Yes
Directions for Cover Letter
- $75,000 - 85,000 annually DOE
Please upload your cover letter
on the My Experience
screen in the resume section.
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with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and
admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or
perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national
origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran
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to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you
require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform
your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a
change to the application process or work procedures, providing
documents in an alternate format, using a sign language
interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the
finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a
conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the
conviction is related to the position for which the individual is
applying or would present safety or security risks before an
employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not
necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department
regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday
prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals
(no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human
Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure
to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result
in immediate termination of employment.