BWJP Seeks Project Director, National Center on Domestic Violence & Firearms


The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is a national resource center on the civil and criminal justice system response to intimate partner violence (IPV).

Position & Location

Project Director, full-time, supervised by the Legal Policy Director. Location: Minneapolis preferred.



  • Develop and manage a national effort to improve the implementation and enforcement of DV-related firearms by communities, the states and the federal government.
  • Lead the Project’s Steering Committee that will guide the project’s development.
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare periodic reports to funders.

Collaboration and Communication

  • Collaborate with a diverse group of partners to achieve the project’s objectives, including the development of an emergency response to communities experiencing DV-related homicides involving firearms.
  • Develop content and maintain a robust website.
  • Write articles for national publications, upon request.


  • Monitor emerging social science research, and legal and public policy developments nationwide related to this topic.
  • Participate in the national dialogue about the intersection of firearms and IPV.

Training & Technical Assistance

  • Organize and moderate webinars or other training events.
  • Present at local/state/tribal or national conferences.
  • Develop and maintain a network of subject matter experts to serve as resources on this topic.
  • Consult with other allied organizations or government agencies on related local or national projects, upon request.

Qualifications Required

  • Substantial experience in justice system reform work related to addressing violence against women preferred. Specific policy work related to firearms and domestic violence desired.
  • Related education in public policy, macro-level social work, criminal justice studies, or law.
  • Outstanding ability to apply critical thinking and an intersectional analysis to identify and promote effective policies and practices.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to issues of cultural diversity as they pertain to prevention, intervention, and services, as well as to addressing the needs of underserved communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development and implementation.
  • Experience in developing and conducting training events; experience with training justice personnel and advocates desirable.
  • Demonstrated, exceptional oral communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups and to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationwide on a regular basis.


DOQ in competitive non-profit services range, plus individual/family health, dental, life, and ST/LT disability insurance, vacation, sick leave, and holiday hours.


Send resume by October 21, 2016, to or the Battered Women’s Justice Project, 1801 Nicollet Ave. So., Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55403.

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