Career Opportunities

CFLS is fueled by our dedicated staff who truly believe in our mission and are expanding to better serve our
community! We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated passion to serve reentry and justice-affected
women. If that sounds like you, please check out some of our great opportunities!

Equal Justice Works Fellowship                             More information                                                                                          
 

Our work is focused on identifying and removing legal barriers faced by our clients when they enter back into the community.

Ensuring that clients have an accessible legal resource is key to reducing recidivism and maintaining successful and sustainable returns. We are interested in projects that will expand our barrier-reducing support for our clients. Example areas of interest include:

  • Supporting clients as they navigate issues related to parole, probation and supervised release such as:

    • Revocation hearings

    • Filing motions

    • Petitioning for record sealing

We are open to applicants suggesting projects as well.

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Director of Finance, this position is responsible for performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties and serving as a liaison between the ED and Finance. The desired individual will have experience with QB, experience working in the nonprofit setting, an outgoing and friendly personality, demonstrating professionalism and tact in communications with a diversity of individuals, together with strong organizational and time management skills paying acute attention to detail on all financial transactions and demonstrates an ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and directors.

Full-time Bookkeeper                                   More information

Under the direction of the Director of Finance, this position is responsible for performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties. The Bookkeeper enters data in QuickBooks (QB) and Excel spread sheets. The Bookkeeper maintains and monitors a variety of focused/restricted and unrestricted accounts, copying of invoices and checks for grant reporting and end-of-month closing, and data entry of all credit and PEX card charges into QB. They work closely with the contract accounting firm to coordinate all daily activities. The desired individual will have experience with QB, experience working in the nonprofit setting, an outgoing and friendly personality, demonstrating professionalism and tact in communications with a diversity of individuals, together with strong organizational and time management skills paying acute attention to detail on all financial transactions and demonstrates an ability to work well with staff, volunteers, and directors.

Re-entry Housing Case Manager                      More information

                                                                                     

The Case Manager provides specialized support to women returning home from prison. The case manager is responsible for recruiting perspective participants, providing admissions procedures, ensuring eligibility, developing service planning, documenting progress and needs, accessing and linking participants to resources, and discharge planning. The case manager will also be responsible for documenting case notes and program activities, entering data and prepare monthly reports reflecting such activity, as indicated. This position is under the supervision of the Program Manager.

Special Projects Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of Community Initiatives           More information 

The Special Projects Coordinator and Assistant position is responsible for assisting all programs overseen by the Director of Community Initiatives. All programs (8) include the (1) Kiosk Initiative, (2) Parenting Program, (3) Development and Fundraising, (4) Partnerships, (5) Volunteer Program, (6) Emergency Services/Drop In Center, (7) University Partnership, and (8) Virtual Services. This position will frequently be the first point of contact for volunteers, donors, partners, and future partners; this position is an important face of the company and helps maintain our relationships.

Housing Monitor (Floater) 
                                                                             More information
This is a part-time position that will provide monitoring for the housing facilities and residents during the week. This is a floating position, meaning that depending on the need of specific programs you be asked to help in the different locations throughout DC. Your overall responsibilities are to monitor facilities to ensure a calm, friendly and cooperative environment in and outside of the facilities, and with the participants to promote a safe, clean, sober, orderly and healthy environment always.  To apply, send a resume and cover letter to smcfadden@cflsdc.org

Employment Specialist                                       More information

Under the direction of the Director of Reentry & Victim Services, the Employment Specialist will work to serve women in the community and our reentry transitional housing programs. The Employment Specialist will be responsible for a case load of 20-30 returning citizens seeking employment, building partnerships with businesses and nonprofits, and teaching employment skills. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Katherine Sponaugle at krussell@cflsdc.org


Weekend Overnight Monitor (Floater)   More information       
This is a part-time position that will provide monitoring for the housing facility and residents, during the overnight weekend. The overall responsibilities are to monitor facilities and to ensure a calm, friendly and cooperative atmosphere within and outside of the facility and with the participants to promote a safe, clean, sober, orderly, and healthy environment always.

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday Overnight 10:00pm-6:00am


              
 
The legal department team is seeking an individual with a strong interest in public service and well-developed research, writing, communication, and organizational skills to serve as a Legal Intern for Summer 2022. The ideal candidate will be a rising 2L or 3L law student with a passion for carceral justice reform and the rights of Reentry and Justice-Affected women.