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State Policy Attorney

Job Summary

The State Policy Attorney is responsible for coordinating our state policy agenda; researching and analyzing state laws and bills that impact the rights and access to services for survivors of teen dating violence; and working collaboratively with domestic and sexual violence service providers, local legislators, youth service providers and other local and national advocates to help them develop and implement policies to better serve teens. The State Policy Attorney also provides one-on-one consultation to service providers and conducts impact work and advocacy within service systems. The State Policy Attorney reports directly to the Policy & Technical Assistance Manager and supervises volunteers and interns.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and drafting legislation, legislative analyses, issue briefs, legislative updates, fact sheets, background memos, policy briefs, testimony and other original materials for publication
  • Conducting coalition building activities and building relationships with domestic and sexual violence experts, local advocates, state legislators, media contacts and funders
  • Participating in the planning and facilitation of webinars, conferences, lobby days and meetings related to public policy and technical assistance
  • Travel to work with local advocates and legislators on policy development and to provide on-site technical assistance
  • Responding to requests for information, resources, and/or training on all aspects of teen dating violence and related issues
  • Collaborating with other organizations to assess, analyze and propose solutions to issues and problems around providing domestic violence services for youth
  • Conducting original research and reports, and keeping informed of current developments, research, best practices and trends regarding teen dating violence and related issues
  • Assisting with program data tracking and evaluation
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Licensed attorney
  • Minimum 2 years experience with state or federal public policy work or 2 years experience providing legal services to victims of domestic violence or providing legal services to youth
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including legal research and writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and supervision skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail
  • Sound judgment and professionalism
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people, including legislators, attorneys, law enforcement, community leaders, educators, social service providers, volunteers and funders
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Patience, enthusiasm and a positive attitude


Low to mid 40’s, DOE. Break the Cycle offers generous benefits including but not limited to health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan and vacation.

Break the Cycle is an equal opportunity employer.

Email, fax or mail cover letter and resume to:

State Policy Attorney Search

Break the Cycle

P.O. Box 21034

Washington, DC 20009

Fax: 202.824.0747


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Contracts & Administrative Coordinator

Job Summary

Located in the organization’s Washington, DC office, the Contracts & Administrative Coordinator is responsible for a variety of development and administrative projects, with particular focus on government grant contracts and fundraising support. The Contracts & Administrative Coordinator reports to the Development Director and the Director of Policy Programs.

Essential Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Contracts & Administrative Coordinator (as they relate to the organization’s goals) include, but are not limited to:

Goal: Maintaining & Meeting Our Budget

  • Ensuring that financial reporting and grant billing is completed accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Liaising with the Controller and program staff to coordinate expenses and receivables.
  • Assisting with the drafting of government grant applications and reports.
  • Assisting the Director of Development to coordinate fundraising events in Washington, DC.

Goals: Advocating for Systemic Change, Educating Youth & Encouraging Youth Activism

  • Acting as point-of-contact for Break the Cycle’s DC volunteer program, including training of volunteers and interns with support from Communications & Outreach Coordinator in the Los Angeles office.

Goal: Preserving the Institution

  • Overseeing and maintaining office systems, supplies and vendor relationships.
  • Other development-related and administrative duties as assigned.


  • Strong attention to detail and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially MS Excel and MS Word.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Professionalism, resourcefulness and a positive attitude.

Salary & Benefits

This position is salaried as an entry-level position. Break the Cycle offers a generous array of benefits including but not limited to health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan and vacation leave.

Break the Cycle is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

Contracts & Administrative Coordinator Search

Break the Cycle

5200 W. Century Blvd., Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90045


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