Program Attorney - Family Violence and Domestic Relations Program

Reno, NV
Program Attorney
Family Violence and Domestic Relations
Application Deadline: November 6, 2017
Salary Range: $62,000 – $75,000 per annum, DOE
FLSA Status: Exempt
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), a national non-profit organization headquartered in Reno, NV, is seeking a Program Attorney for the Family Violence and Domestic Relations program to build on the exceptional 80-year record of improving courts and systems’ practice and raising awareness of the core issues that touch the lives of many of our nation’s children and families. As a leader in continuing education opportunities, research, publication development, technical assistance, and policy development in the field of juvenile and family justice, the NCJFCJ is unique in providing practice-based resources to jurisdictions and communities nationwide. For an overview of NCJFCJ’s major initiatives, please go to
The mission of NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies involved with juvenile, family, and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice. NCJFCJ values staff who are independent, creative, tenacious, resourceful, dependable, and passionate about their work. NCJFCJ staff work collaboratively in a team setting to achieve this mission.
The Family Violence and Domestic Relations’ multi-disciplinary and highly dedicated team focuses its work on improving the way courts, law enforcement agencies, and others respond to family violence while recognizing the legal, cultural, and psychological dynamics involved with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of domestic violence victims and their children.
The ideal candidate for the Program Attorney position will have experience in domestic violence and child welfare, juvenile justice, tribal law and/or family law, and desire to develop an expertise in areas relating to cyber violence, substance abuse, mental health, batterer intervention, and fatherhood programs. A passion for working in a non-profit, grant-funded environment is preferred.
This position is located in Reno, Nevada.  With a population of over 235,000, Reno is the largest city in Northern Nevada. It is nestled on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and provides unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Spectacular Lake Tahoe and the world’s largest concentration of ski facilities are all within a fifty-mile radius. Biking, camping, hunting, fishing and mountain climbing are all activities Reno residents and visitors enjoy. 
The key desirable and preferred requirements for this position include:
  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • Background in family law/custody
  • Experience with grant management
  • Ability to draft and implement curriculum for adult learners
  • Knowledgeable in legal research techniques
  • Ability to provide research and information in a timely, effective, and efficient manner
  • Ability to accurately update legislative publications and provide technical support for workshops and training sessions
  • Strong PC-based computer skills
  • Strong, effective communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with emphasis on public policy, law, adult education, and systems change/collaboration
  • Experience with Native American victims, domestic violence organizations, or courts is a plus
  • Some travel and evening/weekend/holiday work is required
The successful candidate for this position must be able to travel to and relocate to Reno, Nevada.  The NCJFCJ cannot provide reimbursement for interview travel or relocation expenses. 
The NCJFCJ offers a benefit package that includes medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage for full-time employees and their dependents, life insurance, and retirement savings plan with employer match after one year of employment. If you are a dynamic and professional individual who appreciates demanding yet gratifying work, we invite you to submit your completed application materials.
FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, applicants must submit the following no later than NOVEMBER 6, 2017:
  • Tailored Letter of Interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • National Council Application form, and 
  • Writing Sample (not to exceed 10 pages)
Submission by email, in MS Word or PDF format, is preferred. Please direct all of the required application materials to:
Hard Copy:
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Attention: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
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