Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence
Job Description
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence is seeking a dynamic team member to work closely with and among other SPAN teammates in its quest to end interpersonal violence within its community. By asking to join SPAN, means that you are committed to working toward fulfilling this quest.
The Position
The Legal Advocacy Coordinator serves as a staff member at will of Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN). The Legal Advocacy Coordinator provides expertise in assisting survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) through their experiences within civil, criminal, and immigration legal systems. They are responsible for leading the development and implementation of legal advocacy services, as well as supporting program staff, interns, and volunteers. In addition, they lead efforts to improve community and system-based responses to IPV. The Legal Advocacy Coordinator is part of a team of Coordinators at SPAN whose mission is to advance program and organizational goals through strategic community and in-house collaboration. This role requires working in person in Boulder and Broomfield counties.
This is a nonexempt, salaried position. The salary range is $49,000 to $53,500 annually, depending on experience. An additional $100 per month ($1,200 per year) bilingual pay differential is available for proven Spanish language proficiency. Compensation also includes our standard benefit package, including a medical plan, dental plan, retirement plan, holiday pay and paid time off, reduced rate Eco-Pass, and Employee Assistance Program.
About You
  • You’ve progressive experience working with and advocating for victims of crime and marginalized populations.
  • You’ve served as an advocate within civil, criminal, and/or immigration legal systems.
  • You’re a collaborator and have experience advancing program goals in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
You are passionate about impacting community-level change.
  • You likely have experience with program management and development.
  • You have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, you can communicate with a variety of audiences, you appreciate the details, and you’re organized.
A Day in the Life  
  • Provide confidential, client-directed, trauma-informed safety planning and ongoing advocacy to survivors of violence.
  • Connect survivors in contact with legal systems with information and appropriate community referrals so they are able to efficiently address legal questions and concerns.
  • Maintain relationships with police liaisons, court personnel, victim’s advocates, and service providers within Boulder and Broomfield counties, with the goal of improving system response for survivors, especially immigrant, limited English proficiency, QTBIPOC, and LGBTQI+ survivors.
  • Manage SPAN’s Court Advocacy program and volunteer team in supporting survivors with protection order filings in Boulder and Broomfield Courts.
  • Facilitate trainings for community groups, law enforcement and justice system personnel, attorneys, and other victim service providers on IPV and SPAN services through a client-directed, trauma-informed lens.
  • Coordinate implementation of onboarding and training of Legal Advocacy team members, including Advocates, Volunteers, and Interns.
  • Collaborate with SPAN program staff in implementing internal training and ongoing troubleshooting aimed at increased organizational capacity for providing legal advocacy and decreased duplication of services.
  • Collect and analyze data from court watches, arrest information, and internal statistics and case reports to track trends, develop training curricula, and strategize advocacy efforts.
What You Bring to Us  
  • A 4-year degree in Legal Studies or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Four years of progressive experience in victim advocacy.
  • Three years of program coordination and management.
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English required. Written and oral communication skills in Spanish and the ability to act as a Cultural Broker strongly preferred but not required.
  • If you’ve made it to this bullet, you can guess that you need great computer skills including MS Office. You also need to produce and meet deadlines in our fast-paced and changing environment.
  • The desire and ability to work hard, usually days, but nights and weekends if needed.
About Us
Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth, and children through support, advocacy, education, and community organizing. Operating since 1979, SPAN is the only organization serving Boulder, western Broomfield, smaller towns, and unincorporated Boulder County, designed to provide shelter and advocacy for victims of interpersonal violence. SPAN is dedicated to the promotion of social justice, diversity, equity, inclusivity, peace and non-violence for all individuals and their families.
SPAN Culture:
SPAN team members are dedicated and work in a fast-paced environment with full days – including some evenings and weekends – yet remain committed to a healthy work/life balance. While SPAN expects work to be taken seriously, it also knows the importance of having fun and the value of enjoying the work. 
SPAN’s Organizational Goals:
  • Foster organizational excellenceProvide meaningful and effective support and resources to adults, children, and youth impacted by interpersonal violence.
  • Violence prevention initiativesImplement initiatives that promote safety, dignity, and liberation for all people.
  • People CentricEngage team members, individuals, groups, policy makers, and the community at large in efforts that promote economic, racial, and social justice and an atmosphere where team members and clients are valued.
  • – Team members are welcoming, inviting, authentic, outward-facing, and visible to all audiences, voices, and stories.
Read more about SPAN’s Core Values here.
Application Process
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@safehousealliance.org.
  • We like to receive electronic applications but will accept applications by mail at SPAN, Attn: HR, 835 North St, Boulder CO80304.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Legal Stuff
  • You need to be able to sit or stand for long periods each day. While not frequent, you need to reach for, move and/or 15 pounds and use your hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, mobility to access a wide variety of meeting and settings, and to perform a variety of tasks that involve standing, walking/traversing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, bending, and twisting, occasionally climbing stairs or using an elevator, possibly reaching chest high and overhead for materials, with reasonable accommodation (we put it all in 1 sentence to may our legal team happy!).
  • Ability to communicate adequately in person and by phone, in personal and group settings, and function with periodic distractions such as people, telephone calls, and noise.
  • Ability to work with, and process information from, a variety of individuals and media (e.g., computers, projected images, printed materials).
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