Open Positions

Founded in 1984, LAWS is a 501c3, non-profit organization that has earned an outstanding reputation for delivering safe-haven and a host of essential services to adults and children directly impacted by domestic and sexual violence. LAWS’ mission is to serve adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; to empower, inform, and advocate for these individuals; to educate the community about domestic violence and sexual assault; and, to work towards the elimination of personal and societal violence. LAWS’ strives to offer a framework of comprehensive support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence so that they may live free from fear, anxiety, and danger.

Every year, LAWS’ staff of approximately 40 professionals, a committed group of volunteers, and a diverse Board comprised of community and business leaders, work to enhance the lives of the approximately 1,000 adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence here in Loudoun County. Today, in addition to operating a 24/7, emergency shelter for adult and child victims, LAWS also delivers an array of services to include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, legal resources, support groups, a Child Advocacy Center, and community outreach programming. All services are provided with complete confidentiality, and at no cost to recipients. Additionally, LAWS operates a retail thrift shop (The Resourceful Woman) in downtown Leesburg.

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To Apply for the positions below:

Send a cover letter and resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org. Please no calls. Incomplete applications without resume and cover letter will not be considered. Please include position title in the email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.

Administrative Manager

LAWS is actively seeking a talented individual to perform in the role of Administrative Manager. Specific responsibilities include the following:

IT, Telecommunication and Security System Management

  • Oversee, manage, and maintain LAWS’ telecommunication infrastructure and program
  • Coordinate copier IT interface, maintenance, supplies and repairs
  • Proactively maintain and update LAWS Website pages

General Administration/Staff Support

  • Provide administrative support to Executive Director and Admin Team
  • Maintain agency donor database
  • Compose, print, and send thank you letters to donors
  • Manage online Wish Lists
  • Assemble financial invoice documentation
  • Oversee processing of item donations with assistance from other staff
  • Ensure cost effectiveness in all areas of organization, e.g., insurance, leases, telephone charges, office supplies, etc.
  • Sort and distribute mail
  • Oversee general building maintenance and repairs
  • Maintain and update administrative operations

Special Events and Projects

  • Work with Administrative staff and Board members to coordinate Board fundraising events
  • Plan, implement and oversee LAWS building projects (Loudoun County CDBG)
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent years of related experience
  • 5 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills necessary
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications including strong Excel skills
  • Experience with Quickbooks Online
  • Experience with databases
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong financial management skills
  • Knowledge of and experience with Windows networking and operating systems
  • Proficient troubleshooting skills
  • Project management skills

Motor vehicle, criminal background, CPS, and sex offender registry checks required for successful candidate.

To Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer

Salary: $50,000-60,000 /year

Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc. (LAWS) seeks a Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator. This individual is a member of the Domestic Violence Services and Sexual Assault Services Team, and is responsible for coordinating the agency volunteer program, including recruiting, supervising and training volunteers and staff.  Also, responsible for implementing community outreach services aimed to raise awareness of community services and identify victims of sexual and domestic violence in need of services, with a focus on the underserved populations.

Program and Services

  • Plan and implement volunteer/new staff training sessions at least twice a year
  • Provide task oriented training program for volunteers and new staff
  • Supervise and foster relationships with volunteers to ensure retention and integration
  • Work with agency staff to recruit and incorporate volunteers into their department
  • Manage volunteer opportunities and solicit volunteer participation
  • Seek out and promote LAWS through presentations to community groups about services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to raise awareness and identify victims in need of services
  • Respond to requests from community groups requesting such presentations
  • Conduct evaluations, when appropriate, of community presentations
  • Develop promotional materials and resources to be distributed to the community
  • Provide support, information, referrals, and follow up to victims when victims disclose abuse
  • Serve as LAWS ambassador between individuals, organizations, corporations, etc. who would like to support LAWS services through volunteering or special projects
  • Coordinate Holiday Programs to link clients with donations

Miscellaneous

  • This position requires an outgoing person who enjoys developing relationships with volunteers and community members.
  • Support administrative and advocacy staff with phones, client reception and Hotline.
  • Participate in weekly service coordination meetings.
  • Meet with Deputy Director for supervision.
  • Process and enter VAdata information.
  • Maintain accurate records as required for grant reporting.
  • Complete program reports for funders as needed
  • Obtain 20 hours of training annually.
  • Participate in agency on-call rotation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling.
  • Three years experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule.
  • Must be able to maintain positive relationships with all volunteers.
  • Clear Criminal background check, Sex Offender Registry Check, and Child Protective Services background check required.

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply: Send Cover Letter and Resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org

Salary: $45,000

After-Hours Shelter Advocate-Part-Time

Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Inc. (LAWS), seeks a part-time After Hours Advocate. The Advocate is a member of the Domestic Violence Services/Shelter Services and Sexual Assault Services Teams and is responsible for evening, night and weekend Shelter and LAWS 24-Hour hotline coverage. Two shifts currently needed.

Shift 1- Every Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

Shift 2- Monday 9pm- Tuesday 8am, Wednesday 9pm-Thursday 8am, Friday 9pm- Saturday 9am

LAWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Respond to hotline calls and provide crisis intervention, support, information, and referrals to hotline callers.
  • Respond to requests for shelter and arrange shelter for callers when appropriate.
  • Respond to requests for forensic medical exam accompaniments and coordinate with advocates and on-call staff to ensure service requests are met.
  • Complete LAP call follow up services for high danger victims.
  • Assist in training Hotline volunteers and new night/weekend staff, when necessary.
  • Participate in Shelter night and weekend coordinator meetings to receive training and provide support to staff answering hotline calls.
  • Enter hotline calls and services provided into VAdata daily.
  • Maintain and complete statistics and records as required by the agency and funders.
  • Complete agency training for new staff as well as on-going training as directed.
  • Assist and interact with shelter clients, as needed when time permits.
  • Sort and store donations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work; Psychology; Counseling, or associated field.
  • One year’s experience in crisis intervention, victim support, information & referral services
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • Previous hotline experience preferred
  • Clear background, sex offender registry, and CPS check required for successful candidate

Salary: $15/hour

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to LAWSHR@lcsj.org. Please include position title in email subject line. If applying for multiple positions, please send separate email for each position.