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Director of Strategic Partnerships & Outreach

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Legal Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped 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 benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

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:

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 passes.

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.


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.

Application Requirements

Please submit with your Workday application the following:
  • Resume
  • 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 like this
  • 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.
  • 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 victims’ rights.
  • Occasionally serve as an on-the-record spokesperson for NCVLI to help educate the public and policy makers about victims’ rights.
  • 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.
Education & Outreach
  • 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 policy makers.
  • 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 professionals.
  • Cultivate and manage a coalition of influential partners – both individuals and organizations – to partner on victims’ rights efforts.
  • 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 outreach activities.
  • Oversee data collection and reporting on all partnership and education efforts.
  • Support grant writing, fundraising and reporting.
  • 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 professional staff.
  • Experience building relationships with leaders in practice, policy, and funder communities.
  • Experience developing and advancing external relations and/or strategic partnerships.
  • 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 stakeholders.
  • 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 growth.
  • 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 non-technical persons.
  • 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 and personalities.
  • 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 professional staff.
  • 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
  • $75,000 - 85,000 annually DOE
Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy 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 status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators

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Background Check

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.

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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.

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