Advancing Justice Southern California,

Survivor and Family Empowerment Program Manager

1 month ago
Employment type
Full-Time, Exempt
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

We are the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

The Survivor and Family Empowerment (“SAFE”) Project assists low-income and limited-English speaking survivors of domestic violence with family law services, immigrant survivors of domestic violence and their children are vulnerable to abuse because of language issues, lack of financial resources, fear of authority and law enforcement, and unfamiliarity with the American legal system.

SAFE bilingual legal advocates focus on providing legal assistance including drafting legal documents and legal representation in courts to domestic violence survivors with family law and immigration issues. The assistance include obtaining restraining orders, child custody and support orders, divorce and paternity cases. SAFE also assists survivors gain legal status without relying on their abuser through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or the U-Visa, designed to help victims of crime. SAFE provides monthly legal clinics and seminar/webinar to provide community education and services.

About this job

Under the supervision of the Managing Director of Client Services, the Program Manager is responsible for overseeing our Survivor and Family Empowerment program. This involves monitoring of various grant deliverables and compliance requirements. The Program Manager oversees a diverse team of attorneys, legal assistant(s), and interns in representing DV clients in family law matters, including handing their own case load. In addition, this position provides support with identifying and securing future funding.

Roles & responsibilities

60% Manage Program Deliverables, Grants and Staff

Ensure deliverables remain on track

Responsible for organizing and analyzing data to prepare and draft monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual grant reports and invoices

Coordinate and manage monitoring visit and audits to ensure grant compliance

Works closely with granters and funders to ensure administrative grant compliance

Manage sub-grantee contracts to ensure grant compliance

Provide administrative support to Managing Director and Development department to seek future funding and assess current funding to sustain project work

Directly supervise, mentor, and support SAFE staff, including interns and volunteers and provide opportunities for professional development and growth

25% Represent Clients and Maintain Client Caseload

Maintain a reasonable caseload, providing direct client work

Strategize taking on appropriate cases given community needs, priorities, and agency resources

Oversee staff preparation for court appearances, court forms, and briefs

Oversee preparation of court forms and legal documents on behalf of clients

Provide legal substantive support and representation to DV clients, particularly within the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities in the area of family law, including restraining orders, child support and divorce

Maintain expertise and keep updated on changes in family law and the DV field, including domestic violence family law

15% Other Duties as Assigned

Act as organization spokesperson for domestic violence services, including with media, community stakeholders, donors, and with Advancing Justice affiliates

Represent the organization in family law and/or DV networks and coalitions, including to advocate for the needs of AANHPI DV survivors

Support policy unit in order to analyze, draft, and advocate for policy/legislation

Participate in strategic meetings with other legal and community groups

All other duties as assigned


J.D. and must be an active member of the California State Bar

Minimum of four (4) years of direct experience in DV, Poverty Law, and/or Family Law

Minimum of one (1) year of supervision

Bilingual or biliterate in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)

Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants

Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

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