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  • 19 May 2017 10:49 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Unit or Program: Office for Equity and Diversity

    Position Title and Job Code: Assistant or Associate Vice President - 9304 or 9303

    The University of Minnesota is one of the most comprehensive public universities in the United States and ranks among the most prestigious. Our Twin Cities campus is both the state land-grant university, with a strong tradition of education and public service, and the state's primary research university, with faculty of national and international reputation. Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota has five campuses—Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston and Rochester—and includes extension offices, and research and outreach center throughout the state.

    The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED) is responsible for the University of Minnesota’s system-wide equity and diversity initiatives and programs, and for infusing the core values of equity and diversity into all aspects of teaching, learning, research, service, and outreach at the University. OED includes a central administrative office as well as the following units housed on the University’s Twin Cities campus: the Office for Business and Community Economic Development, the Office for Conflict Resolution, the Disability Resource Center, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life, the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence, and the Women’s Center.

    Applications are invited for the position of Associate/Assistant Vice President for Equity and Diversity. This position is a 12-month, 100%-time, annually renewable academic administrative (P&A) appointment. The Associate/Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Equity and Diversity works directly with the Vice President to integrate equity and diversity into the fabric of the University of Minnesota system. As a member of the Vice  President’s senior leadership team, the AVP plays a critical role in working with the Vice President on long-term planning for the office, policy development and determining new strategies and initiatives to move forward the University’s equity and diversity agenda. This senior staffer also has major administrative responsibility such as personnel, development and budgetary issues across all units in OED.

    Leadership and guidance are at the core of this position, which requires a high degree of independent judgmentand discretionary authority across the University system. This appointee is expected to act on behalf of the Vice President in many arenas. Both the salary and level of appointment (Associate or Assistant Vice President) are competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Major Job Functions:

    ● Provide direct supervision over OED’s compliance units, which include the Office for Business and Community Economic Development, the Disability Resource Center, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, the Office for Conflict Resolution, and OED’s educational efforts.

    ● Assist with the administration of the Office for Equity and Diversity, including;

    ○ advising on all relevant policies, compliance issues, and personnel matters—including recruitment and searches, education and professional development, succession planning, and performance management;

    ○ supervisory direction of all budgetary matters—including financial forecasting, budget preparation, implementation, monitoring and reporting;

    ○ supervisory direction of the annual administration of performance evaluations and

    compensation review, as well as OED’s external review program, strategic planning efforts, and related reporting.

    ● Work closely with vice president in her work with the president, the executive vice president and provost, vice presidents, chancellors, deans, department heads, faculty, staff, and students to ensure the mission of equity and diversity is strategically advanced in all areas.

    ● Serve as lead point of contact for the Office for Equity and Diversity to the Office of the General Counsel, the Office of Institutional Compliance, and the University Policy Program.

    ● Serve as the OED appointee on major university-wide oversight committees.

    ● Play a key leadership role with the Vice President to continue to facilitate the University’s system-wide equity and diversity efforts, including the development, implementation and assessment of strategic, mission driven equity and diversity goals at the local level.

    ● Act on behalf of the vice president in her absence as requested

    Essential Qualifications:

    1. Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited institution.

    2. Demonstration of progressive leadership experience including five to seven years of experience leading, overseeing, and/or counseling compliance functions and staff with respect to Title IX and the ADA in higher education.

    3. Five to seven years of experience in supervision, budget management, and other operational areas in a complex organization.

    4. Experience working closely with senior-level administrators.

    5. Demonstrated leadership abilities, organizational skills, and emotional intelligence.

    6. Demonstrated interpersonal skills in an environment with changing and often competing priorities

    7. Demonstration of excellent judgment in complex, nuanced contexts.

    8. Demonstrated successful experience in a position with a high degree of both independent judgment and discretionary authority.

    9. Experience developing, delivering, and supervising training/education on equity and diversity-related topics.

    10. Experience in, and a demonstrated ongoing commitment to, working effectively with and across diverse Communities: including people of color, underrepresented groups and new immigrant populations; American Indians; people with both visible and invisible disabilities; women; people of various genders and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically under-resourced backgrounds.

    11. Demonstrated ability to bring together and lead groups of people working toward a common mission.

    12. Excellent writing, communication, and critical thinking skills.

    13. Demonstrated ability to function collaboratively in high pressure, conflict situations with varied constituencies.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Significant experience leading, overseeing, and/or counseling compliance with Title IX, Title VII, and the ADA in one or more institutions of higher education.

    2. Experience serving as chief of staff, chief of operations or similar role with complex budgetary,personnel and strategic planning oversight.

    3. Familiarity with the University of Minnesota system.

    4. Well-versed in issues pertaining to equity and diversity in higher education.

    Application Process:

    Applications will be reviewed beginning April 3, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

     Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/. The Job Opening number is: 316123. Please submit the following information online: a letter setting out how your background qualifies you for this position and a current resume - including a list identifying three references and their contact information. Your application will not be considered complete without addressing these three requests. If you have questions regarding the Position, please contact Barbara Chapin at 612-626-7386. If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic application process, please contact Human Resources at 612-624-8647.

    More information about the Office for Equity and Diversity is available at https://diversity.umn.edu/

     

    The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and

    employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital

    status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation. This document is available in alternative

    formats upon request at 612-626-7386.

     

     

     

  • 19 May 2017 10:47 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Status:  Full time – one year non-tenure track

    The Indian Law Program, a nationally recognized program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, is currently recruiting for a full time Fellow. Reporting to the Indian Law Program Director, this newly created position will assist the Director with the following:  operating the Indian Law Impact Litigation Clinic, which handles federal and state court litigation on behalf of Indian tribes; creating and teaching Advanced Indian Law and Introduction to Tribal Law, both fully on-line courses offered in Mitchell Hamline’s Hybrid and Executive JD Programs; recruiting Native American students and students interested in the Mitchell Hamline Indian Law Program; and developing one or more pipeline programs for Native American students to encourage them to consider pursuing careers in the law.

    Qualifications: J.D. from an accredited law school; strong academic record; law school coursework and knowledge of federal Indian law, tribal law, and Native communities; minimum of one (1) year of post-graduation legal experience in Indian law and complex litigation; and superior research and writing abilities.  Salary:  $65,000 plus a comprehensive benefit package.

    To apply please send cover letter and resume, by e-mail to hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

    Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. 

     

    http://mitchellhamline.edu/employment/2017/05/17/fellow-indian-law-program/

     

  • 17 May 2017 10:46 AM | Roxanna Gonzalez (Administrator)

    The Metropolitan Airports Commission is seeking a new General Counsel. This position provides overall legal guidance to the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Interprets and clarifies pending or enacted laws and ordinances, and advises MAC officials of their legal implications.  Represents MAC in Court of Law or before any board or agency in which legal matters are involved.  Prepares and/or supervises the preparation of all legal documents,  advises the Board of Commissioners regarding the legal aspects of all MAC business operations and directs the legal department staff and operations.

     

    For more information on this opportunity, please click here: Metropolitan Airports Commission - General Counsel


  • 11 May 2017 4:50 AM | Roxanna Gonzalez (Administrator)

    The University of Minnesota’s Office of the General Counsel is seeking an Academic Health Center Counsel.  The Academic Health Center Counsel (AHC Counsel) reports to the General Counsel of the University, and provides sophisticated legal support to the University’s Academic Health Center (AHC).  The AHC comprises a complex and highly regulated environment involving research, teaching, and the provision of clinical services.  The AHC Counsel participates in the management team of the AHC.  The AHC Counsel will be expected to be familiar with regulatory and compliance issues related to health care, research, and education.  The AHC Counsel will also be responsible for the legal aspects of the University’s relationships with UMPhysicians, the clinical practice corporation of the faculty physicians, and Fairview Health Services, the owner of the university hospital.  The AHC Counsel is responsible for risk management, and the management of litigation arising out of the activities of health sciences students, particularly medical students and residents.  

    Required qualifications are:  a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school; approximately 15 years (or more) of related experience; and admission to and good standing in the State Bar of Minnesota, or eligiblity for prompt admission.  The position requires excellent communication skills, and the ability to maintain relationships with a broad and diverse array of leaders, faculty, and administrators throughout the University and its AHC.  Creative problem solving skills and sound legal judgment are also requirements for this position.

    The University provides an excellent benefits package, including a variety of tax-deferred savings and retirement programs.  

    For a full job description and to apply online click the link for Job Opening 316951

    Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

  • 09 May 2017 9:50 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    MINNESOTA – SUPERVISING ATTORNEY

    CONSUMER UNIT

     

    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) seeks a full-time attorney to supervise the Consumer Unit in its Minneapolis office.  The Consumer Unit works in the fields of fair lending, foreclosure defense, and consumer and taxpayer rights.  MMLA’s mission is to advocate for the legal rights of disadvantaged people to have safe, healthy, and independent lives in their communities.  It provides free legal representation in civil matters to clients with low incomes, disabilities, and seniors.  MMLA is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc.  MMLA enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from the organized bar.  MMLA does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsibilities include supervision of legal work, grant management, work planning, and evaluation of staff.  A primary focus of this position will be developing and managing the fair lending and foreclosure defense work supported by a grant from HUD.  The position will also provide the opportunity to represent clients with consumer and tax issues.  Representation will include all levels of advocacy including litigation, policy work, and community education.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must have at least three years of experience in the practice of law.  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota or eligible for admission by reciprocity.  Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills are required.  Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients.  Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

     

    Experience in the areas of civil rights, consumer law, foreclosure and/or federal income tax is a plus.  Experience supervising, teaching, and/or mentoring others is also a plus.  Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences and relevant language skills are a plus.  

     

    SALARY:  Based upon experience and the MMLA salary schedule.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.

     

    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled. 

     

    APPLICATIONS:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at:  www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by May 30, 2017, or until position is filled.

     

    No calls please.

     

    MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

     

  • 09 May 2017 9:14 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Intellectual Property Attorney – Patent Litigator

    Larkin Hoffman, one of the largest full-service law firms in Minnesota, is seeking an experienced patent litigator with at least 10 years of patent litigation experience as first chair or second chair to join our expanding IP team.  Experience with USPTO post grant proceedings (IPR, PGR) and Federal Circuit appellate experience is preferred.  USPTO registration is also preferred.  Candidates must have outstanding research, writing, and communication skills.  Larkin Hoffman values individuals with demonstrated dedication to client service and commitment to excellence in the practice of law. We offer a collegial and energetic work environment with attorneys who are recognized leaders in their areas of practice. We are motivated to attract and retain talented and diverse attorneys into our growing firm and are committed to the training and professional development of our attorneys. Please send your resume and cover letter to hr@larkinhoffman.com.

     

  • 09 May 2017 9:08 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    STAFF ATTORNEY (COMMUNITY DEFENSE PROGRAM)

     

    Application Deadline: Until filled

    The Legal Rights Center (‘LRC’) seeks outstanding candidates for the Staff Attorney

    position described below. The LRC is a community-based nonprofit providing

    high-quality representation, at no cost, for individuals charged with crimes in

    Hennepin County. Please review our website, www.legalrightscenter.org , for more

    information about the organization and our programs.

    POSITION

    The Staff Attorney must be qualified and prepared to handle criminal and delinquency cases in our Community Defense Program. This involves the holistic and client-centered defense of indigent clients in adult and juvenile court throughout Hennepin County. Client education and community outreach are an important component of this Staff Attorney position. As such, the Staff Attorney will work with our Community Advocates and staff in a variety of outreach and educational tasks related to community enrichment and engagement.

    Starting salary will be at the annual rate of $35,000 for an attorney who is not yet

    licensed in Minnesota, or $40,000-$42,000 for an attorney who is currently licensed

    in Minnesota, with an increase to a rate of $45,000 at the beginning of 2018. Health

    and dental insurance provided.

     

    Though the position is open to those with limited experience in criminal defense

    work, the most qualified candidates will:

    Demonstrate a commitment to working as part of a defense team that

    incorporates non-attorney advocates as part of a ‘client-centered practice’

    and to pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to criminal defense.

    Show experience working with indigent and minority populations and in

    identifying the various legal and non-legal needs and issues facing our

    diverse clientele.

    Demonstrate the ability to step out of the courtroom and to educate the

    public as to the human impact of the criminal justice system (as part of our

    Community-driven Defense Program).

    Demonstrate experience solving problems creatively. Demonstrate prior experience of being responsible for all aspects of the defense process (for e.g., interviewing clients, developing defense strategies, investigating cases and interviewing witnesses, trial preparation, negotiation and in-court hearings and trials).

    Demonstrate prior experience incorporating their own personal interests in other social justice or civil rights issues into their daily work.

    ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

    Admitted to practice law in the State of Minnesota (or eligible based on reciprocity or pending the results of the July 2017 bar exam)

    Experience with indigent and minority populations

    Strong oral and written communication skills

    Strong organizational skills

    Demonstrated success as a team player, but able to work independently

    Must be able to work within the context of an organizational mission that is not solely focused on criminal defense

    Excellent listening skills

    Computer skills

    Willingness to use own vehicle for travel to suburban courts (mileage and parking reimbursed)

    Must pass background check for working with youth and vulnerable adults.

    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

    Secondary Language skills

    Previous experience working in a Public Defender Office or with a non-profit legal office

    Previous experience working within a holistic or client-centered framework

    Prior trial and criminal defense experience

    Experience working with youth and juveniles

     

    To apply please email your resume, cover letter (explaining your interest in the

    position and detailing your specific interest in joining the Legal Rights Center and

    why you are a qualified candidate), and a writing sample to

    jobs@legalrightscenter.org For more information, please contact Andrew Gordon at

    agordon@legalrightscenter.org or 612-677-2137.

     

    The Legal Rights Center was created by communities of color working in coalition; a

    diverse staff best meets the needs of our communities.

     

  • 09 May 2017 9:00 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    HOUSING ATTORNEY

    Job Posting

    POSITION:  Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) seeks a full-time staff attorney for its Minneapolis office.  The attorney will work with our housing team protecting the rights of

    low-income tenants through the use of legal representation and advocacy. 

    MMLA provides free civil legal representation to clients with low incomes and seniors throughout 21 counties in central Minnesota, and to people with disabilities throughout the state.  The Minneapolis office primarily serves clients who live in Hennepin County.  MMLA’s housing case priorities are set toward the basic and fundamental goals of eviction prevention, rent subsidy protection, and habitability rights enforcement, all with an eye toward stabilizing housing for families and individuals, as well as vindicating the rights of individual clients.

    MMLA is supported by funding from the State of Minnesota, the federal government, local governments, the United Way, foundations, local law firms and corporations, etc.  MMLA enjoys a good rapport with, and strong support from the organized bar.  MMLA does not receive funds from the Legal Services Corporation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:  The attorney’s responsibilities will include advising clients and representing them in a variety of court and administrative forums.  The attorney may also have the opportunity to engage in policy advocacy, provide training for tenants and advocates, and assist with community outreach/education as appropriate to client needs.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicants must be licensed in Minnesota.  Applicants must also have: 

     

    • 1)     Demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, the needs of low-income/vulnerable clients;
    • 2)     Commitment to working as a team member to serve client needs;
    • 3)     A desire to appear in court to litigate client rights; and
    • 4)     Excellent communication, analytical, and writing skills.
    • 5)     Proficiency using Microsoft Windows and Office is required.

    Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences and relevant language skills are pluses.  

     

    SALARY:  Up to year five on MMLA’s salary schedule ($47,000 to $50,750) depending on experience.  Benefits include vacation, sick leave, family medical, life, and long-term disability insurance.

     

    STARTING DATE:  As soon as possible after position is filled.

    APPLICATIONS:  Submit cover letter, resume, three job-related references, and a writing sample online at: www.mylegalaid.org/jobs by Tuesday, May 9, 2017, or until position is filled.

    No calls please.

    MMLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

     

  • 09 May 2017 8:54 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/employment_opportunities/2017/2017-0428_ClerkOfCourt.pdf  

    The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota is seeking applicants for a Clerk of Court position in Minneapolis, MN. All applications will be given consideration commencing May 29 until the position is filled.



     

     

     

     

     
  • 03 May 2017 12:47 PM | Roxanna Gonzalez (Administrator)

    The Second Judicial District is accepting applications for a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Nicole Starr. The law clerk performs administrative, courtroom, and legal research/writing functions under the direct supervision of a district court judge.


    Information and Link to application can be found at: Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Nicole Starr

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