Project Director/Attorney - Michael Ayers Law Project

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Job location
401 7th Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Huntingdon House
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Become a leader in the Court of Huntingdon County as an advocate for domestic violence survivors, work with rural survivors to create safer access to legal services in remote or isolated rural population centers and provide education and advocacy about providing justice for survivors of domestic violence. All within a best practices model of survivor centered work.

Michael Ayers Law Project (MALP): Project Director/Attorney: The Director of the MALP is responsible for leading the MALP and providing effective civil legal representation of victims of domestic violence to the Court in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. The Director will supervise the MALP staff and ensure that the project provides legal information, consultation and representation for program participants at Huntingdon House (HH) a program for survivors of domestic violence. MALP includes a strong focus on serving rural domestic violence survivors. The Project Director also contributes to the coordinated community response to domestic violence in Huntingdon County.

The Project Director/Attorney will work closely with the Counseling/Advocacy staff of Huntingdon House to strengthen our continuum of services to create safer options and better avenues to justice for survivors who are fleeing domestic violence.


Law degree from an accredited law school and license to practice law in Pennsylvania required. Prior experience in the practice of family and/or public interest law, as well as, expertise in working with survivors of Domestic Violence and providing court advocacy about the impact of domestic violence preferred.

This position requires a strong commitment to:
- the provision of Domestic Violence services with survivor centered and feminist perspective;
- the struggle against ageism, classism, racism, ableism, genderism, homophobia and heterosexism;
support and involve people of all racial, social, ethnic, religious, cultural and economic groups

To apply: 

Those interested in this position may apply by submitting a letter of interest, a current resume/curriculum vitae, and a complete list of three or more personal and professional references to:

Jean Riddle Collins, Executive Director
[email protected]
401 7th Street
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814-643-2801 office phone
814-643-2419 fax

Equal Opportunity Employer