Jobs & Internships
MCASA posts job openings for our organization, our member programs and other sexual violence related opportunities. All postings will be removed after 90 days.
-Legal Intern – SALI
The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) of Maryland is seeking applications for legal interns for academic year and summer internships. SALI is one of the only programs in the country devoted solely to providing direct legal services to victims of sexual assault. The Institute is a state wide program that provides legal services in civil cases for victims of sexual assault in cases such as: college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil issue related to sexual assault. SALI also provides technical assistance and training for attorneys, rape recovery center staff, and other professionals working with survivors. The Institute is part of the Maryland Coalition against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA is a non-profit membership organization that includes the state’s nineteen rape recovery crisis centers, law enforcement, mental health and health care providers, attorneys, educators, survivors of sexual violence and other concerned individuals. MCASA represents the unified voice and combined energy of all of its members working to eliminate sexual violence in the state of Maryland.
Legal interns in the office provide information to victims of sexual assault and help attorneys who are working on college administration hearings, privacy issues, peace and protective orders, family law matters, employment, housing, and any other civil matter relating to sexual assault. Interns are expected to commit to work a minimum of fifteen hours per week for at least one academic semester, or ten weeks (split summers possible) during the summer. Specific duties vary according with caseload, but generally include telephone and in-person intakes and referrals (with direct client contact), and some legal research. Interns are given the opportunity to accompany attorneys to court when possible. Other intern responsibilities may include: assisting attorneys in preparing cases for trial and/ or witness interviews; helping victims to create their own safety plans; and other administrative duties as assigned.
Legal Institute Responsibilities
The Institute will provide training on the dynamics of sexual assault and the Maryland statues. Written feedback will be provided if desired (or required for academic reasons). Constructive criticism and guidance will also be provided. Applicants should feel free to bring research proposals, or issues they are interested in the attention of the Institute; every effort will be made to accommodate individual interests. Some flexibility regarding hours may be given to allow for other commitments.
Students of any academic discipline will be considered. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in women’s issues, the American legal system, or working in the non-profit sector. Some academic background in on or more of these areas is preferred. Applicants must have common sense, and the ability to work independently.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for academic year internships. Please email, mail or fax a resume and cover letter detailing your interest, work experience, and availability to:
Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI)
Post Office Box 8782
Silver Spring, Maryland 20907
saliresume [at] mcasa.org (Email)
-Program Intern — MCASA
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors, the prevention of sexual assault, and accountability for all offenders. MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the State of Maryland through professional training, public outreach, public policy advocacy, technical assistance, and legal services.
Through hands-on learning responsibilities, MCASA’s program interns are engaged in the important effort to end rape, child sexual abuse, and the full continuum of sexual violence including campus sexual assault and human sex trafficking. They are exposed to the latest thinking in the field of sexual assault prevention and response through webinars and trainings, professional meetings, and written resource materials. Program interns also come away with practical knowledge about a statewide nonprofit organization’s strategies for office management, internal and external communications, professional training, and public outreach.
A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required. Interns are encouraged to work with their academic institutions to seek credit.
This internship located at our metro-accessible Silver Spring, MD office.
- Develop and expand knowledge regarding sexual violence and policies to prevent and respond to sexual assault and abuse.
- Develop ability to write and format professional documents such as letters, fact sheets, website content, and newsletter articles
- Expand professional speaking skills by answering and making telephone calls
- Become familiar with client referrals by providing information about MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute and Maryland rape crisis and recovery centers to survivors who call the office
- Learn about event management by assisting with logistics coordination for professional training sessions and fundraising events
- Enhance research skills by completing written projects regarding sexual violence
- Develop an understanding of nonprofit membership development and engagement by updating and maintaining electronic database records
- Participate in public outreach by attending events, staffing community information fairs, and fulfilling orders for resource brochures.
- Become familiar with a varied-pace office environment that juggles both immediate and longer-term projects
- Contribute to development of office resources on specific topics.
- Be genuinely concerned about sexual violence issues and have a passion and desire to make a difference
- Have a desire to learn about non-profit organizations and practices
- Be organized, have a strong attention to detail, and be able to complete projects independently
- Be computer and internet savvy: experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint preferred
- Be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- This internship is particularly relevant for students pursuing degrees in communications, social sciences, criminal justice, or Women’s Studies, but we welcome applications from those in any field.
Commitment to Diversity
MCASA is an equal opportunity agency and is committed to diversity. MCASA does not discriminate based on ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental disability.
This internship is unpaid. We encourage interns to seek academic credit or stipends when possible.
Send cover letter, resume, and one writing sample to email@example.com. Applications are accepted at any time; however, we encourage applicants for fall internships to apply by early August, for spring internships by mid-December, and for summer internships by mid-April. The start date is flexible; we require a minimum commitment of three months at 15 hours per week.
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-Staff Attorney – SALI
Staff Attorney, MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute
SALI provides legal services to survivors of sexual violence, and technical assistance and training to professionals working with survivors. The Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) is part of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA). MCASA’s SALI is looking for a full-time staff attorney that will provide legal services to victims of sexual assault and assist the in development and administration of SALI services, outreach, and training. This position reports to the Managing Attorney.
THIS POSITION REQUIRES ADMISSION TO PRACTICE LAW.
Salary: mid 40s (DOE) plus benefits
Responsibilities and Duties
- Provide legal services to victims of sexual assault, including assessment and referral, legal consultation, and representation in protective and peace order proceedings, family law cases, college administrative proceedings, victim compensation proceedings, victim/witness representation in criminal cases, and other matters
- Develop and utilize skills to provide high quality and sensitive legal services to victims of sexual assault
- Provide or assure provision of safety planning for victims
- Maintain reasonable caseload in compliance with grant requirements and needs of office
- Review cases with SALI director and seek assistance when needed
- Conduct legal research
- Provide community outreach, technical assistance and training
- Assist in production of training and technical assistance materials
- Assist in coordination and development of low bono/pro bono attorney network
- Collect data needed for grant reports or other reasons; assist in report preparation
- Assist in recruiting and supervision of legal interns and other SALI staff
- Prioritize and fulfill responsibilities in accordance with available funding and grant requirements
- Comply with Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct
- Such other duties as assigned by the managing attorney or executive director
- J.D. from accredited law school
- Must be admitted to Maryland bar. Attorneys currently licensed in another State may be eligible for admission under Maryland Rule 15 (temporary admission for public interest attorneys licensed out of state)
- Access to a car and valid driver’s license; this position requires some travel within the State of Maryland
- 3 years litigation experience and/or judicial clerkship preferred
- Knowledge and/or previous work experience with sexual assault related issues preferred
- Family law or immigration experience preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. This job requires the ability to travel to and from different locations within the State of Maryland.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Commitment to Diversity
MCASA is an equal opportunity employer. Its policy of nondiscrimination means that all employment decisions will be based on merit and without regard to factors unrelated to job performance, such as ethnicity, creed, marital status, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical, emotional or mental capacity.
Send resume, cover letter, and legal writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “SALI staff attorney position” and your name in subject line.
NOTE: Deadline to apply is September 1, 2015. Professional references will be requested and contacted if selected for an interview. Start date: October 1, 2015.
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Accounting Specialist – HopeWorks
The Accounting Specialist will provide accounting support to major financial accounting areas, including the accounts payable, general ledger accounting, and account reconciliation.
- Bachelor’s in accounting, business administration or related field (CPA strongly preferred)
- 5 years of experience in accounting and/or finance, preferably in a non-profit organization
- Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal regulations
- Proven, solid Excel skills and proficiency in QuickBooks Pro
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Accounts Receivable: Assign account number and classes to every receipt, Record credit card payments
- Accounts payable: Select bills to be paid and print checks, Maintain accurate checkbook to determine cash flow, Distribute and document petty cash
- Assure all payroll reports are accurate
GENERAL LEDGER/FINANCIAL STATEMENT PREPARATION
- Input data and bring A/P, A/R, P/R, adjustments together to produce financial statements
- Analyze the financial statements for internal consistency and accuracy
- Bank reconciliations
- Analyze general ledger to allocate revenue and expense to each funding source
- Comply with regulations of local, state and federal funding sources and reporting requirements
- Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and budget for funding sources.
- In collaboration with the Executive Director and management team, create budget section of grant proposals
- Analyze cash flow monthly
- Meet with auditors from external audit firm on annual basis
- Make all end-of-year adjustments and prepare various schedules
- Meet with funder auditors as required
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
Attention to Detail: Follows detailed procedures and ensures accuracy in documentation and data; carefully monitors gauges, instruments or processes; concentrates on routine work details;
organizes and maintains a system of records.
Communication Skills:Writes and speaks effectively, using conventions proper to the situation; states own opinions clearly and concisely; demonstrates openness and honesty; listens well during meetings and feedback sessions; explains reasoning behind own opinions; asks others for their opinions and feedback; asks questions to ensure understanding; exercises a professional approach with others using all appropriate tools of communication; uses consideration and tact when offering opinions.
Cooperation and Teamwork: Works harmoniously with others to get job done; responds positively to instructions and procedures; able to work well with staff, co-workers, peers and managers; shares critical information with everyone involved in a project; works effectively on projects that cross functional lines; helps to set a tone of cooperation within the work group and across groups; coordinates own work with others; seeks opinions; values working relationships; when appropriate facilitates discussion before decision-making process is complete.
Quality of Work: Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines; does work right the first time; corrects own errors; regularly produces accurate, thorough, professional work.
Reliability: Personally responsible; completes work in a timely, consistent manner; works hours necessary to complete assigned work; is regularly present and punctual; arrives prepared for work; is committed to doing the best job possible; keeps commitments.
Problem Solving: Anticipates problems; sees how a problem and its solution will affect other units; gathers information before making decisions; weighs alternatives against objectives and arrives at reasonable decisions; adapts well to changing priorities, deadlines and directions; works to eliminate all processes which do not add value; is willing to take action, even under pressure, criticism or tight deadlines; takes informed risks; recognizes and accurately evaluates the signs of a problem; analyzes current procedures for possible improvements; notifies supervisor of problems in a timely manner.
Support of Diversity: Treats all people with respect; values diverse perspectives; participates in diversity training opportunities; provides a supportive work environment for a multicultural staff; applies the HopeWorks commitment to cultural proficiency; shows sensitivity to individual differences; treats others fairly without regard to race, sex, color, religion, mental or physical ability, health status, nation of origin, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation; recognizes differences opportunities to learn and gain by working together; values and encourages unique skills and talents; seeks and considers diverse perspectives and ideas.
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; analyzes problems skillfully; uses logic to reach solutions and make timely decisions.
Planning and Organization: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; and develops realistic action plans.
Mathematical Skills: Adds, subtracts, multiplies and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Computes rate, ratio, and percent and draw and interpret bar graphs.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, communicate and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.
TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest. Email your resume and letter of interest to jpollitthill@WeAreHopeWorks.org or send by mail to:
Jennifer Pollitt Hill
HopeWorks of Howard County
5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21045
NO phone calls.
Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
HopeWorks is an equal opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.
Bilingual Case Manager – Community Advocates for Family & Youth
Community Advocates for Family & Youth (CAFY) offers a range of services, including case management, with a diverse professional staff to help victims (adults, children and family members) with both short and long-term needs to assist in moving survivors and co-victims of crime on the path towards healing. CAFY seeks a self-motivated, solutions driven, community involved person who is fluent in Spanish and English to join our team.
This is a lead position located in the Victim Services department of CAFY. The Case Manager is responsible for developing relationships, emergency plans, assessments, providing support, resources and education, responding to crisis, and providing service referrals to victims of crime. The Case Manager will serve as the first point of contact for all types of crime, agencies, and other CAFY stakeholders in order to grow awareness of CAFY services in the Hispanic/Latino community. The Case Manager will act as the first point of contact for emergency and helpline support and as a resource for other case managers, counselors and volunteers serving and supporting the targeted population.
- Fluent in both English and Spanish (written & verbal).
Associate’s degree with experience in field or Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s degree in social work or a related field is plus.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills required.
- Community engagement experience.
- Experience in creating solutions and solving problems.
- Detail-oriented, excellent teamwork skills and possess an open mind regarding cultures, religions and sexuality.
- Excellent time-management skills.
Application deadline is September 8, 2015.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Jamyel Jenifer at email@example.com with “Bilingual Case Manager” as the subject of your email.
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- Fluent in both English and Spanish (written & verbal).
Civil Rights Special Investigator – UMD
The primary responsibility of the Special Investigator is to investigation complaints alleging discrimination under a protected class status as defined by University policy. The Special Investigator will work closely the Director and two other investigators in a team approach to adequately resource complaints.
Additional responsibilities include: developing specific investigation plans for complaints and adequately resolving complaints through early resolution and voluntary agreement of the parties. The position requires significant writing, implementation of trauma informed interviewing techniques, and on-going data management.
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Part-time Adult/Child Therapist – HopeWorks
HopeWorks is seeking applicants for a Part-time Adult/Child Therapist who will be responsible for providing individual and group therapy to survivors of sexual violence and adult survivors and child witnesses to domestic violence in our out-patient setting.
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Sexual Violence Prevention, Response and Education Coordinator – Loyola
Position Summary and Duties
Loyola University Maryland Counseling Center is seeking candidates for a Sexual Violence Prevention, Response and Education Coordinator. The Sexual Violence Coordinator has two distinct functions: direct response and intervention with victims of sexual violence and responsible for a broad range of programming and educational initiatives in compliance with University Policies and legal regulations.
Serves as a confidential resource for students seeking support and services after a sexual assault; direct case management following an incident and ensures proactive outreach and follow up with victims. May serve as an on-call responder and survivor advocate so that students have 24/7 access to resources and support; Serves as a general resource, advocate, and referral agent for students seeking information and services. Acts as a liaison to off-campus service-providers such as TurnAround, Mercy Hospital along with other local hospitals, and the Baltimore Police Department to develop and maintain collegial relationships with off-campus partners.
Education and Prevention:
Increases awareness and education about sexual assault and dating violence through educational workshops promoting healthy sexuality, communication skills, consensual relationships, and university support and resources for responding to gender/sexual violence. Assist in the management of student-led volunteer groups and programs such as Take Back the Night, etc. Coordinates with the Student Support and Wellness Programs Office in campus campaigns on issues such as alcohol use, risk reduction strategies, etc. Coordinates and develops programming for specific populations such as incoming students, Club Sports, Athletes, and Survivors. Reviews and utilizes programs and policies of best practice in prevention education. Advises and provides consultation to first responders in their response to victims. Assists with developing, updating and reviewing relevant university policies by advising Assistant Vice President. Coordinates with Campus Security in the data collection of sexual violence incidents for the annual Clery Report. Serve as a member of Women’s Center team to develop and implement proactive programming and support women’s issues on campus
Develops and facilitates training for students and student development employees regarding gender violence; may assist in training other university personnel as needed. Works as a member of the Green Dot bystander intervention training and assist with its implementation and evaluation. Collaborates and works with different populations such as Student Life, Orientation, Student Health, Counseling Center, Campus Safety, Campus Ministry, Academic departments, among others, to conduct trainings on sexual violence identification, resources, intervention, and reporting processes.
Serves as a Messina Mentor, working with faculty and students in a first year living and learning community.
Education: Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field.
Experience: 3 to 5 years of experience working in a gender/sexual violence prevention education and advocacy is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of gender/sexual violence matters in institutions of higher education.
• In-depth knowledge of the effects of sexual assault on victims, survivor recovery, medical and legal procedures.
• Knowledge and experience as a trainer and expertise in training models regarding the dynamics, approach, and response to gender/sexual violence on college campuses.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
• Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent analytical skills, gathering data and presenting in an understandable format.
• Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
• Ability to maintain effective and productive relationships with multiple constituencies including students, faculty, staff, and administration.
• Detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly organized and able to work in a team environment.
• Ability to use good judgment.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion, sensitivity, neutrality and interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Willingness to work some nights/weekends and provide on-call response as necessary in coordination with the Student Life staff.
• Ability to support the University’s goals for institutional diversity, as well as the goals and values of a Catholic, Jesuit education.
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Social Media Intern – HopeWorks
The Social Media Intern will be tasked with the maintenance and expansion of HopeWorks’ presence on social media platforms; sharing information with the public and engaging constituents in online conversations about issues related to intimate partner violence, sexual violence, human trafficking as well as news and events about the agency. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to social justice and desire to address, through their work, the root causes of violence in our society. This is an unpaid internship. If seeking academic credit, the intern will be responsible for obtaining and meeting their specific program requirements. With advanced notice, the agency will provide the necessary documentation needed to obtain credits. Applications are accepted immediately and until position is filled.
- Skilled in the strategic use of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, LinkedIn, YouTube.
- Experience with video production and editing (a plus but not required)
- Have or earning a degree (3.0 GPA +), in media and communication studies, gender and women’s studies, psychology, sociology or related field
- Superior written and verbal skills along with computer proficiency
- Proficiency in at least one language other than English (encouraged to apply but not required)
- Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
- Able to commit at least 15 hours per week
- Sincere interest in mission driven work
- Be a creative self-motivated, team player with a sense of humor
- Passion for HopeWorks’ mission
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Assist in the creation and execution of plans that communicate key initiatives and messages across multiple platforms; moderate and drive community conversations
- Post and update agency event notices (Facebook, Twitter)
- Report monthly on key performance indicators and competitive benchmarks including but not limited to: Likes, Impressions & Feedback, Followers, Tweet Reach, Total Reach
- Build audience affinity
- Provide monthly statistics for grant purposes
- Other communication duties as needed.
Applicants must submit a resume and letter of interest. Email your resume and letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by mail to:
Director of Community Engagement
HopeWorks of Howard County
5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21045
NO phone calls.
Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is an unpaid internship.
HopeWorks is an Equal Opportunity employer. Candidates are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.