Full-time Director of Legal

Position Status: Full-Time
FLSA: Non-Exempt (hourly)       
Supervised by: Executive Director

Please email resumes and cover letters to whitney.thomas@familyabusecenter.org


The overall responsibility of the Director of Legal Services is to provide direct services to victims and survivors and their friends and families in the six county service area, to work with Community Liaisons in all counties, to assure the coordination of services with other agencies in all counties, and to provide educational opportunities.  The Legal Services Director oversees the legal department, supervises legal advocates and any prevention staff. As needed, this position may represent FAC at some community events.


The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, skill/ability, and licenses/credentials required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    • Master's (MSW) (preferred) or a Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Social Work, Criminal Justice or a related field. 


  • 3-5 years experience in the field of domestic violence, sexual assault, criminal justice or related work
  • Experience in non-profit work
  • Experience with supervising others
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working as both a leader and a member of a team


  • Experience working with diverse populations and groups
  • Ability to offer guidance, support, and leadership to staff
  • Demonstrates effectiveness in working as both a leader and member of a team
  • Understands appropriate conflict resolution and demonstrates skill in that area
  • Ability to handle crisis situations with sensitivity and assertiveness
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain personal balance while accomplishing multiple tasks that require a variety of skills
  • Demonstrates skills of self-direction
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrates effectiveness as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize job responsibilities
  • Ability to provide and receive peer supervision
  • Speak effectively before groups of clients
  • Provide and receive supervision
  • Work in basic computer programs such as MS Word and Excel
  • Bilingual preferred


  • Valid Texas Driver's License and clear driving record.


  • Provide direct services to primary and secondary survivors of domestic violence in McLennan, Limestone, Freestone, Falls, Hill, and Bosque Counties. Direct Services will include, but is not limited to, crisis intervention, legal assistance, victim advocacy, and information and referral. Assist with coordination of services as necessary.
  • Provide community education as needed to help identify victims of family violence and provide or refer them to needed services and raise awareness in rural communities of FAC services.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with law enforcement personnel, social service organizations, churches, district attorneys, judges, medical professionals and other entities that work with or encounter victims of family violence.
  • Collaborate with agencies, systems and organizations in service area and provide professional training on domestic violence to other agencies in the rural counties.
  • Maintain statistics.
  • Supervise legal advocates and prevention staff.
  • Recommend policy and procedures for legal services.
  • Manage Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) meetings.
  • Believe in and act in accordance with the agency’s mission statement and goals.
  • Read and interpret documents such as operating manuals and professional journals.
  • Write routine reports, correspondence, and appropriate case notes.
  • Submit grant reports and assist with grant writing process.
  • Document all client services as well as community education work.