Open Positions at Project Safeguard

About our organization: Project Safeguard empowers and partners with people who have experienced gender-based violence, helping them to navigate a course of survivor-driven justice through expert, trauma-informed legal advocacy and representation. Project Safeguard envisions a community where survivor-driven justice is accessible to all people who have experienced gender-based violence.
About our work culture: Project Safeguard truly believes in work/life balance and values the wellbeing of its staff. A position with Project Safeguard presents the opportunity to work with a diverse and dedicated team that makes a valuable difference in our community.  

Project Safeguard is a qualifying employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and an equal opportunity employer.
We will not discriminate and will take affirmative measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Survivors of gender-based violence, people of color, people with disabilities, and/or people who identify as LGBTQI+ are encouraged to apply.


The following positions are currently open and we are eager to fill them. Apply today! 

NOTE: Applicants do not need to possess all of the qualifications listed. Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs where they do not meet all of the qualifications, even those that are “preferred” rather than “required.” If you meet most of these qualifications, please apply.

Staff Attorney
Bilingual Legal Advocacy Program Assistant

STAFF ATTORNEY

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About the position: A vital member of our team, the Staff Attorney, working with Project Safeguard’s Legal Director, Staff Attorney(s) and team of Legal Advocates, provides comprehensive legal representation to Project Safeguard’s clients (victims of gender-based violence – domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking). This position will focus on legal services related to civil protection orders, family law (including dissolution of marriage, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, paternity), and other legal matters that affect a survivor’s ability to thrive personally and financially. The Staff Attorney will provide services ranging from brief consultations to full representation. This is a full-time position at 36 hours/week (PSG offices are closed Friday afternoons).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Juris Doctorate degree and currently licensed to practice law in Colorado.
• Ability to travel to Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield and Denver courthouses for court appearances.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• A minimum of 2 years of experience providing representation in dissolution of marriage and allocation of parental responsibility and other domestic relations matters.
• A comprehensive understanding of the diverse legal needs of victims of gender-based violence.
• Experience using a trauma-informed approach to providing legal services.
• A passion for meeting the legal needs of survivors of gender-based violence.
• Professional experience working with victims of gender-based violence.
• Experience in other areas of law related to victims of crime (domestic relations, criminal, dependency and neglect, immigration, landlord/tenant, etc.).
• Experience providing unbundled legal services in a domestic relations context.
• Familiarity with nonprofit operations and working with professionals with different types of confidentiality and privilege.
• Understanding of and capacity to manage vicarious trauma.
• A demonstrated commitment to social, racial and economic justice.
• Flexibility and adaptability, able to shift styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures and people.
• Self-motivated.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work well under pressure.
• Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, in Spanish.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Legal Director

COMPENSATION: Annual salary of $60,000-65,000.00 (DOE); excellent benefits, including parking or public transit pass, health, dental, vision and disability insurance, flexible work schedule and generous paid leave. This is a full-time position at 36 hours/week (PSG offices are closed Friday afternoons), with occasional fluctuations in schedule due to demands of preparing for court appearances, legal writing, or other deadlines. We are committed to a workload that can realistically be managed in 36 hours/week.
Project Safeguard pays for Colorado attorney registration fees, malpractice insurance, and for continuing legal education (and will provide opportunities to meet the requirements of continuing education).

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all Project Safeguard staff. Medical or religious exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Staff and clients must wear masks during any in-person interactions.

LOCATION: Rose Andom Center, 1330 Fox Street, Denver, with frequent travel throughout the Denver Metro Area. This position offers flexibility as to schedule and location (including the ability to work from home), as responsibilities to clients, other staff, and courts allow.

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BILINGUAL LEGAL ADVOCACY PROGRAM ASSISTANT

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About the position: Project Safeguard is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and compassionate team member to be the organization’s first point of contact. The Bilingual Legal Advocacy Program Assistant provides culturally responsive assistance in English and Spanish, to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking (gender-based violence) survivors. This person coordinates with PSG advocates and partner agencies to ensure survivors receive legal advocacy and assistance. The Program Assistant will also handle a variety of office management, clerical and bookkeeping tasks. This is a full-time position at 36 hours/week (PSG offices are closed Friday afternoons).

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Bilingual in English and Spanish required.
• The ability to manage multiple tasks and demands simultaneously.
• Experience working with survivors of gender-based violence or knowledge of the issues preferred.
• Basic understanding of the civil legal system.
• Clear and helpful oral and written communication.
• Ability to take the initiative to establish and maintain relationships.
• Ability to work independently.
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equity.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Legal Advocacy Program Manager

COMPENSATION: Annual salary of $40,172; excellent benefits, including parking or public transit pass, health, dental, vision and disability insurance, flexible work schedule and generous paid leave. This is a full-time position at 36 hours/week (PSG offices are closed Friday afternoons).

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for all Project Safeguard staff. Medical or religious exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Staff and clients must wear masks during any in-person interactions.

LOCATION: Rose Andom Center, 1330 Fox Street, Denver. This is an in-person position, with occasional flexibility to work from home.

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