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Senior Program Attorney

Reno, NV


Senior Program Attorney
Child Welfare and Juvenile Law

Application Deadline: April 15, 2023

Salary Range: $75,000 – $110,000 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 applications to fill the position of Senior Program Attorney for its Child Welfare and Juvenile Law program to build on the exceptional 86-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 the NCJFCJ’s major initiatives, please go to

The mission of the NCJFCJ is to provide all judges, courts, and related agencies and practitioners 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. The NCJFCJ values team members who are independent, creative, tenacious, resourceful, dependable, and passionate about their work. NOFO team members work collaboratively in a collegial setting to achieve this mission.

The NCJFCJ is seeking a full-time Senior Program Attorney to join the Child Welfare and Juvenile Law (CWJL) program’s multidisciplinary and highly dedicated team. This multi­disciplinary, highly dedicated team is seeking a motivated professional knowledgeable and experienced in child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law with demonstrated expertise in relevant specialized areas. This position will work extensively on the CWJL’s education curriculum development across judicial engagement and education projects including comprehensive technical assistance to judges. A passion for working in a non-profit, grant-funded environment is preferred, along with the ability to travel frequently.

Strong emphasis is placed on the following experiences and abilities:

  • Adult learning techniques and curriculum development
  • Experience with domestic violence in various legal contexts
  • Grant writing
  • Project management
  • Legal research and writing

The ideal candidate for Senior Program Attorney will possess the following attributes:

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school
  • Five years of experience in child welfare law, public law, tribal law, juvenile justice, or a related field
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong, effective communication skills, with emphasis on public policy and juvenile/child welfare law

The Senior Program Attorney position is located in Reno, Nevada. Reno, the largest city in Northern Nevada, 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, fishing, and mountain climbing are all activities Reno residents and visitors enjoy. For more information, please visit

The successful candidate for this position must be able to travel to and relocate to Reno, Nevada. The NCJFCJ is not able to provide reimbursement for interview travel or relocation expenses.

The NCJFCJ’s current benefit package 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 April 15, 2023:

  • Tailored Letter of Interest
  • Résumé or CV
  • Writing Sample

~ NCJFCJ is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer ~

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