Violence Against Women Project Director - PAAM

The VAW Project Director is a full-time, grant funded position.  The position is grant funded on an annual basis, but funding for the position has been stable for many years.


The Director is an employee of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) and is responsible for implementation of STOP Grant and GTEA Grant funded projects.  The Director works collaboratively with state partners, including the statewide STOP/GTEA Grant Administrative Agency, the Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Treatment Board (MDVSATB), law enforcement, domestic and sexual violence service providers, court systems, and other identified partners, to assess the need for, and to develop and provide training programs for prosecutors, law enforcement officers, service providers and others on issues of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervising any VAWP training attorneys who may also be part of the grant project.
  • Coordinate with PACC/PAAM management and other PACC/PAAM training units.
  • Develop appropriate training modules to fulfill grant requirements and best insure the dissemination of training in the areas of domestic and sexual violence.
  • Drafting of training materials and manuals as directed.
  • Provide technical assistance and legal research to prosecutors on issues of domestic and sexual violence, and stalking, keeping a log of such assistance. 
  • Participate in specialized training on the issues of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, conference development and management, and similar projects. 
  • Participate in meetings coordinating statewide training efforts. 
  • Serve on advisory councils, committees and other boards and entities as requested or invited by partners, and other groups working on issues of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
  • Serve as faculty or presenter to other entities or groups on issues of domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
  • Consistent with requirements of grant funding, conduct significant outreach to identified partners and stakeholders, including Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs, other medical providers, DV/SA service providers, community organizations, faith-based organizations, batterer intervention programs, mental health service providers, government entities, court systems, and immigrant, minority and other underserved population groups.
  • Keep accurate time records for work done and prepare reports to grant funders as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the State Bar.
  • 10 years extensive experience in prosecuting cases of domestic and sexual violence.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: 

  • Demonstrated clear and concise writing ability.
  • Attended an instructor development training program (train-the-trainer) or significant experience as a trainer.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in presentation (Microsoft © PowerPoint©, or similar programs.) and publishing software (Adobe© InDesign©, Adobe© Acrobat Professional©, etc.) or willingness to learn how to use such software.

Additional Details

Salary:  $73,486-$98,945.  A competitive benefits package is available, including health, dental, and vision insurance.

The Director’s workstation is Lansing, Michigan.  Substantial in-state and some out-of-state travel, including significant overnight travel, is required. 

How to Apply

A resume and cover letter should be emailed to Cheri Bruinsma, Executive Director at Applications due by November 1, 2019.