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  Associate Director of Legal Programs 


The YWCA is the oldest and largest women’s organization is the world. Our mission at the YWCA: eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Since 1913 the YWCA of Spokane has served as a source of strength for women and children in the Spokane community. The YWCA of Spokane’s three umbrella programs include the Alternatives to Domestic Violence Program, the Women’s Opportunity Center and Children’s Services which includes Child Advocacy and the Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program. For more information please visit www.ywcaspokane.org

Job Description Summary

As the organization prepares for strategic growth and continued impact in the community we are seeking an experienced Program Manager with demonstrated experience in working with victims of domestic violence and the systems that impact them. This self-directed leader will be responsible for providing leadership, direction and support to the YWCA’s Legal Advocacy team and supporting our work in systems based advocacy. Responsible for helping build and maintain relationships to improve collaboration of the Family Justice Center partners and to help develop new partnerships and projects with the courts.


Primary job duties are to provide legal services for domestic violence victims and to provide administration and supervision of YWCA Legal Advocacy and Civil Legal programs, grants and staff. This position may be assigned some of all of the following responsibilities:

• Regularly meets with and provides direct supervision to the Legal Advocates. Coordinates regularly with Civil Legal Supervising Attorney.
• Assures that all YWCA Legal Advocacy Programs are victim centered.
• Work to with project staff to coordinate management level team meetings of the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Team/Family Justice Center partners.
• Responsible for helping build and maintain relationships to improve collaboration of the Family Justice Center partners and to help develop new partnerships and projects with the courts.
• Conducts annual program-assessment of services, policies and procedures to assure the mission of the YWCA legal programs are met and the services they provide are constantly improved to better meet the needs of the clients it serves
• Responsible for working with legal advocacy staff to develop appropriate systems for record keeping and accurate reporting of ADVP legal programs statistics.
• Responsible for helping develop, monitor and manage legal advocacy program budget and coordinating with Supervising Attorney to ensure expenditures fall within grant/budget guidelines.
• Assures ADVP legal advocacy programs accountability by monitoring department purchasing, billings, accounting, reporting, and general management systems.
• Monitors and ensures compliance with all funding requirements, including grants, contracts and United Way for the ADVP legal programs.
• Manages special projects directly connected to ADVP legal and legal advocacy programs.
• Attends and or makes presentations at appropriate community meetings pertaining to the legal programs and agency goals.
• Serves as a link between the YWCA and the judicial/legal communities. Provides members of such communities with domestic violence education when necessary.

Position Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in non-profit program management or legal services.
• Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience.
• Understanding of the civil and criminal court systems.
• 2 years working with survivors of domestic violence preferred.
• Must maintain 20 hours of ongoing training on domestic violence issues annually.
• Licensed attorney preferred.

Hours, Salary, Benefits

40 hours per week
Starting salary: $50,000-55,000 per year based on experience
Paid holidays and personal time off.
Employer sponsored life insurance, disability insurance and retirement.

Please respond with resume and cover letter to: CrissyA@ywcaspokane.org

Location:Spokane, WA 99201 US View Map
Date Posted:11/07/2017
Date Last Modified:11/07/2017
Start Date:11/7/2017 
Hours per week:40 hours per week 
Salary:Starting salary $50,000-55,000 based on experience 
Certifications desired: 
More Detail:Additional Information
Contact:Crissy Anderson