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NAAV: CIRCLE PROJECT- Contract Attorney

General Information:

Employment Status: Hourly Rate/Contract contingent upon grant funding

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

Primary Responsibilities:

The Contract Attorney position is funded under the NAAV’s Coordinated Indigenous Resource Center for Legal Empowerment (CIRCLE) Project, a project that provides survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking with comprehensive, high quality, culturally-competent and effective legal services. This is a contract position. The Contract Attorney will provide civil legal assistance according to CIRCLE Project policies.

Minimum Qualifications for Consideration:

The ideal candidate will have an advanced knowledge of the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and its sweeping effect on many areas of a victim’s life.

Have knowledge of the jurisdictional complexities existing in Oklahoma Indian Country for domestic and sexual violence victims.

Knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking that may be occurring in Native American communities.

Must be willing and able to perform all job related travel normally associated with this position.

Possess a Juris Doctorate Degree from and ABA accredited law school and currently be in good standing with the Oklahoma State Bar Association.

Must be licensed to practice law or must become licensed to practice law in the court in the State of Oklahoma, and CFR Courts and Tribal courts in the service area.

Must demonstrate a commitment to working with Native American victims and/or residents of reservation communities.

Specific Duties:

  • Conducts interviews with clients for possible assessment of services to be provided.

  • Provide civil legal assistance according to CIRCLE Project policies to individuals seeking services of the agency.

  • Provide legal assistance with respect to protecting victims’ rights in criminal cases.

  • Work closely with the advocates to assist in assessing safety issues and to ensure that constant communication is taking place regarding the client’s needs and the services being provided.

  • Attends training seminars, conferences and related educational programs to expand and enhance knowledge, understanding, and skills required for the position.

  • Maintains daily records of activities, client files, client progress, and outreach efforts.

  • Attend quarterly meetings as necessary to provide input to the grants management team or send designee if unable to attend.

  • Maintain adequate mal-practice insurance for the practice.

Submit Resume & Cover Letter to:

NAAV, P. O. Box 5507 Norman, OK 73070

or by email to:

tribal programs now hiring

The NAAV is posting these open positions for Oklahoma's tribal domestic violence and sexual assault programs. If there are any questions about the positions listed below, please contact the tribe for further information.

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Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center

TITLE:  Enhanced Training & Service to End Abuse in Later Life Program Coordinator                                                                                                          

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Kaw Nation Family Trauma Healing Center Director    


TYPE: Full Time

LOCATION:  Newkirk, OK


Bachelor degree in social science preferred. Combination of Education and work experience acceptable in work includes at least two years in a related field. Three years of closely related experience may be substituted for college degree.

Preference given to candidate who has experience in counseling in the area of elder abuse. Advocacy experience with senior citizens highly desirable.

Candidate must demonstrate; Knowledge of family violence issues, administrative abilities, ability to balance cultural sensitivity to victim needs with the realities of rebuilding lives, Long-range planning capabilities, ability to work effectively with a diverse population, verbal communication skills and technical writing abilities, personal computer skills in word processing and spread sheets, Native American Preference, ability to travel extensively within the project area, and knowledge of Native American cultural values as they affect elder abuse issues.


Implement and monitor all elder program project objectives and activities, maintain client confidentiality, develop date tracking system which preserves that confidentiality, attend training as required by the Department of Justice. Schedule and manage community presentations on Elder Abuse for tribal communities. Confer with Kaw Nation entities, staff, program directors, law enforcement and court officials concerning elder abuse policies and victim needs. Coordinate program development, implementation and evaluation. Locate and adapt elder program materials for culturally-relevant program use. Develop and implement community outreach program, including print material, news releases and appearances at civic and educational functions educating the Native American and general public to elder abuse issues. Perform specific record-keeping, report writing, project planning and related project procedures. Complete programmatic reporting and grant activities as required by funder.

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation (post hire) to submit to an employment drug screen and background check.  Failure to pass the post hire drug screen or the background check will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

Excellent benefits are available including BCBS Medical and Dental, VSP, Prudential Life, 403b and IRA plans.  Generous paid leave for sick and vacation.


For more information contact the Kaw Nation Human Resource Department at (580) 269-2552. Applications available at Resumes without an Application and Disclosure Agreement will not be considered.

Submit applications with resumes to PO Box 50, Kaw City, OK 74641, email to or fax to (580) 269-2536.

EEO & Drug Free work place employer
Indian Preference considered with verification of Indian Heritage

The NAAV complies with all provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization of 2013 including the civil rights provisions that prohibit grantees from excluding, denying benefits to, or discriminating against any person on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability in any program or activity funded in whole or in part with federal grant funding.