Opportunities at IAFN


Open Positions

Grant Assistant, OVC Preceptorship

Application deadline: Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

IAFN is hiring a Grant Assistant to work closely with and provide support to the Project Manager, as a part of the US Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Expanding Access to SAFE Services Technical Assistance project. The Grant Assistant will provide support for administrative and logistical tasks related to the implementation of all project deliverables, including scheduling, arranging travel, documenting/distributing meeting notes, managing communications among stakeholders, gathering and filing documents and supporting in other areas, as needed.See more

Forensic Nursing Specialist, OVC Preceptorship
Forensic Nursing Specialist, Education
Forensic Nursing Specialist, OVW SAFEta ISAAC
Forensic Nursing Specialist, OVW SAFEta

Application deadline: Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

IAFN is hiring four Forensic Nurse Specialist positions to work on various grants and to support the work of its Education Department. Details for each of the four positions are included in the job descriptions linked above. Candidates may apply to be considered for more than one position. Please follow the application instructions in the job description and use the link to the form included there to indicate your interest in all of the positions that you wish to be considered for. Please only complete one form and submit your application materials one time. See the individual job descriptions at the links above.

Project Manager

Application deadline: Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

IAFN seeks a Project Manager to oversee grant program implementation for IAFN’s Indigenous Sexual Abuse and Assault Clearinghouse (ISAAC) Project funded by the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. Working in close collaboration with IAFN’s Forensic Nursing staff, the project manager is responsible for ensuring completion of grant deliverables, compliance with funder requirements, facilitating communication between all grant project partners and stakeholders, and assisting with monitoring, evaluation and learning tasks. See more

About the International Association of Forensic Nurses

The International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) is a professional organization of more than 6,000 nurses from 25 countries who provide specialized healthcare for patients impacted by violence and trauma. The Association establishes the standards of practice for forensic nursing; defines and advances the global research agenda to enhance forensic nursing’s evidence-based response; develops, promotes, and disseminates information about forensic nursing science; and serves as a global network for forensic nurses to exchange ideas, serve as mentors, and enhance their practice. Additionally, the Association offers board certification for sexual assault nurse examiners who care for Adult/Adolescent (SANE-A®) and Pediatric/Adolescent (SANE-P®) patients. For more information, visit www.forensicnurses.org

Our values

IAFN believes in paying its employees a wage that is competitive and equitable. We recognize that our reputation and brand as a global leader in forensic nursing is a direct result of our incredibly talented staff. As such, we seek to demonstrate how much we value our team through a compensation model that recognizes the level of responsibility, effort and expertise that each role demands. While IAFN recognizes the value of education and certifications and requires specific licensure and credentials for certain roles, we also highly value the unique expertise developed through lived and professional experience outside of formal educational settings. We seek to build a team that reflects the same diverse makeup of our membership and the patient populations who our members serve. We also acknowledge the long-term and ongoing impacts of the systemic, institutional oppression of women, people living with disabilities and people who identify as a part of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming, immigrant and other historically marginalized communities. Therefore, wherever possible, IAFN does not require specific education or other similar credentials to be considered for a position. IAFN does not accept higher education, which has barriers to access for many communities, in lieu of relevant experience. Rather, IAFN prioritizes skills and experience and to avoid replicating systems that reinforce inequities. Further, we are committed to supporting our employees’ professional growth through mentorship and professional development opportunities. IAFN aims to provide clear pathways for advancement through transparent communication about the responsibilities and expectations associated with each employment grade, including the required competencies and professional experience to advance to that role.

How we work

IAFN fosters a culture inspired by the results-only work environment model, or ROWE. ROWE is a work culture that prioritizes outcomes over time spent on tasks. At IAFN, employees are generally given the freedom to work with a high level of flexibility in terms of schedule and location, as long as they meet their goals and objectives.

Join us

Some candidates may see a long list of job requirements and feel discouraged because they don’t match every single bullet point – we suggest, please apply anyway. We don’t believe in a “perfect” candidate, so if you believe this is a role that you’ll be excited to work in every day and you are passionate about providing exceptional support to other forensic nurses please apply.
We strongly encourage survivors of violence, women, people living with a disability and people who identify as a part of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, gender non-conforming, immigrant and other underrepresented and/or institutionally oppressed communities to apply.
IAFN is an equal opportunity employer. IAFN prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information