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NAAV: CIRCLE PROJECT- Mentoring Attorney

General Information:

Employment Status: Hourly Rate/Contract contingent upon grant funding

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled

Primary Responsibilities:

The Mentoring Attorney position is a contract position that is funded under the NAAV’s Coordinated Indigenous Resource Center for Legal Empowerment (CIRCLE) Project. CIRCLE Project provides survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking with comprehensive, high quality, culturally-competent and effective legal services. The Mentoring Attorney will be responsible for providing technical assistance to other CIRCLE Project contract attorneys as the attorneys provide civil legal assistance and victims’ rights legal assistance according to CIRCLE Project policies. The Mentoring Attorney will be responsible for maintaining a standard of expertise regarding tribal jurisdictional issues, Oklahoma state law issues and best practices in the areas of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking and victims’ rights.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • 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 Oklahoma.

  • Must have 7-9 years of experience working with Native American victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking and victim’s rights in tribal, CFR, and Oklahoma courts.

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to working in tandem with victim advocates regarding legal representation of victims.

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

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

Specific Duties:

  • Is available to provide technical assistance to all other CIRCLE Project attorneys, including but not limited to, providing research, joint case analysis on legal issues, guidance on statutory applications, joint case analysis of the repercussions of a variety of legal strategies, ethical duties, victim autonomy and safety issues related to legal representation in tribal, CFR and state courts.

  • Is available to work on systemic issues related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking and victim’s rights through utilization of the legal systems and by other means as systemic barriers to victims appear in these areas.

  • Work collaboratively with the CIRCLE Project Advocate Liaison to review CIRCLE Project intakes for assessment and grant requirements.

  • Upon acceptance of a case, refer the case to CIRCLE Project contract attorneys according to CIRCLE Project policies and procedures.

  • Work closely with the CIRCLE Project Advocate Liaison to assist and support the CIRCLE Project contract attorneys working in tandem with tribal victim advocates who will be assessing safety issues and will ensure that constant communication is taking place regarding the client’s needs and the services being provided.

  • Presents trainings as requested by the NAAV.

  • 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 advisory team or send designee if unable to attend.

Submit Resume & Cover Letter to:

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

or by email to: info@oknaav.org


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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: info@oknaav.org


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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Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family VIolence Prevention Program

To apply visitmcn-nsn.gov/employment/

General Summary

Position: Receptionist

The Family Violence Prevention Program provides a variety of advocacy and supportive services to survivors primarily of domestic and sexual violence but other violent victimizations as well. The Receptionist will serve a very critical role in most often being the first point of contact that survivors and/or members of the public will have with the FVPP either over the phone and/or in person. The Receptionist will be responsible for ensuring that individuals reaching out to the FVPP are greeted and treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. 

Minimum Requirement: High school diploma and customer service related experience.

Preferred Requirement: Associates degree in Business Administration or related field

Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Will be responsible for answering the main program telephone line, gathering pertinent information, answering questions and transferring callers to appropriate staff member.
2.    Will greet survivors and visitors to the program office and help to ensure that they feel welcomed and supported.
3.    Must maintain strict confidentiality in accordance with tribal code, program policy and procedure and federal grant guidelines.
4.    Will actively participate in on-going training/workshops/meetings to continue to enhance professional skills and knowledge in working with and supporting survivors of violent crimes.
5.    Perform general office duties and assist Office Manager and program staff as needed with coordination of daily activities, special events and projects.
6.    Must be able to effectively and appropriately respond in stressful situations and to individuals who have been impacted by trauma.
7.    Must be able to work effectively with a team of staff dedicated to enhancing the safety and well-being of those impacted by domestic and sexual violence.
8.    Expected to support and promote the program mission and services through all interactions with the public.


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.