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  • 10 Apr 2017 9:48 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    McCollum Crowley, with offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado, is seeking a full-time civil litigation attorney with trial experience.  Candidate should possess strong client service and communication skills. Portable business will be beneficial to applicant.  McCollum Crowley offers a competitive salary, incentives, and benefits.  Email resume and cover letter to Vanessa Kahn, Firm Administrator, at vek@mccollumlaw.com


  • 07 Apr 2017 12:59 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Executive Director Job Posting

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN), a statewide non‐profit organization with over 30,000 members and supporters, is seeking an experienced leader to serve as our Executive Director and direct the diverse and challenging activities of the organization.  The ACLU‐MN faces the challenge of protecting Constitutional Civil Liberties in an era of increasing threats. To achieve our mission, we manage legal, legislative, advocacy, and public education programs on a broad range of Constitutional issues including racial justice, criminal justice reform, free speech, privacy, voting rights, immigrant rights, and reproductive freedom.  To learn more about the work of the ACLU-MN and the Civil Liberties principles we uphold, please visit www.aclu-mn.org, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.

    Position Overview

    The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the ACLU of Minnesota and is responsible for giving direction and leadership toward achieving the organization’s mission, strategies, and annual goals and objectives.  The Executive Director also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Minnesota Civil Liberties Union Foundation d/b/a ACLU of Minnesota Foundation.

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will ensure that the organization is fiscally sound and adheres to best practices of non-profit management. The Executive Director will also ensure that internal and external communications, fundraising, and programs are advancing the mission of the ACLU-MN.

    The Executive Director will have a sophisticated and thorough knowledge of Constitutional Civil Liberties issues.  This person will be a leader and manager who is adept at balancing management with program activity and visibility.  The individual must be an outstanding communicator who is able to effectively convey the mission and activities of the ACLU-MN to a variety of constituencies, as well as to the broader public.

    Key Responsibilities

    The Executive Director will also have ongoing responsibility for the following:

    Leadership and Vision

    •        Serves as a visible and effective communicator, spokesperson, and fundraiser for the ACLU-MN’s mission; works to diversify and expand the ACLU-MN’s donor base, along with the Board and staff
    •        Initiates and strengthens relationships and collaborations with diverse and inclusive organizations and leaders who are connected to the ACLU-MN’s mission and purpose
    •        Supports effective Board operations by engaging the board in meaningful participation to further the organization’s goals, including policy formation, goal setting, and providing direction and leadership for the organization’s philosophy and missions
    •        Initiates and strengthens relationships with government officials for the purpose of advancing the ACLU-MN's agenda without compromising ACLU-MN's historic role as a critic of government infringement on or violation of Civil Liberties

    General Management, Finance, Administration and Programs

    •        Ensures, through effective management and leadership, that day-to-day operations are professionally and efficiently organized and administered
    •        Oversees the legal, legislative, public education, and communications programs
    •        Oversees the organization’s financial operations, budgetary and audit processes and ensures that sound financial controls are in place
    •        Motivates and maintains a diverse and cohesive staff, ensuring that there is strong internal communication and coordination; recruits new senior staff and evaluates their performance.

    Board Relations

    •        Implements policies, programs, goals, and objectives as established by the Board
    •        Works with the Board to identify and help recruit new Board members who will add diversity to the Board and whose talents, interests, and commitment will help to further the ACLU-MN’s mission and expand funding opportunities
    •        Briefs the Board on the status of the organization on a timely and regular basis, enhances Board participation in strategic planning, creating visibility, and fundraising
    • Qualifications and Characteristics for the Executive Director

    Ideally, the successful candidate will be:

    •        Passionate about and personally committed to the ACLU-MN’s values, mission, goals, policies, and programs, with an understanding of the range of Civil Liberties issues and their implications
    •        A dedicated leader and representative who can translate vision into action; someone who is passionate about networking and representing the organization to critical constituencies including ACLU members, the public, government, and the media
    •        A person who is intelligent and inspiring; able to conceptualize, express ideas, solve problems, and anticipate and act on events that may create opportunities for the ACLU-MN
    •        An energetic person who can handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; a self-starter and finisher

           Excellent oral, written, and digital communications skills, including public speaking and informal interpersonal communication

           Demonstrated ability working with diverse organizations and understanding issues that affect diverse and inclusive communities

    •        Ability to use technology to facilitate organizational management, fundraising, public education and lobbying
    •        Ability to travel within Minnesota and nationally (including occasional overnight travel)

           A Bachelor’s degree is required

           A minimum of five years of supervisory and management experience, preferably including experience with a nonprofit advocacy or community organization

           Experience in political, government and/or legal arenas is desirable but not essential


    Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental coverage, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance and a 401(K).  Anticipated start date is to be determined. 

    To Apply:

    Please submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position by May 15, 2017 to:

    ACLU of Minnesota

    Attn: Executive Director Search

    2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 180

    Saint Paul, MN 55114



    Please use your name as the subject line of email.

    The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.


  • 04 Apr 2017 11:49 AM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Equal Opportunity Associate



    Essential Qualifications:
    • JD from an accredited law school.
    • Knowledge of discrimination, harassment and equal opportunity laws.
    • Experience conducting investigations  of legal or policy violations, e.g., employee or student misconduct.
    • Exceptional writing and analytical skills.
    • Experience presenting educational materials to adult learners.
    • Exceptional communication, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
    • Ability to manage and work with conflict.
    • Ability to work independently and efficiently and balance workload.
    • Ability and desire to work actively, collaboratively and creatively as part of a team.
    • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, equity and diversity.
    • 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 gender and sexual identities and expressions; and first-generation students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience applying discrimination laws.
    • Experience developing and presenting educational programs on discrimination, harassment, equal opportunity, affirmative action or related topics.
    • Experience using alternative dispute resolution techniques.

    About the Job

    The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at the University of Minnesota (EOAA) is seeking a highly qualified, motivated and skilled individual to counsel members of the University community on equal opportunity issues; investigate complaints of discrimination, sexual misconduct and other misconduct; and present educational programs on University policy and equity and diversity issues. 

    The EOAA office has 8 full-time, permanent positions (including 5 Equal Opportunity Associate positions). The EO Associate position offers complex, fast-moving and fascinating work in a supportive work environment. Associates have significant discretion to craft appropriate investigative and informal responses to complaints. Associates also have the opportunity to collaborate frequently with colleagues to resolve case-related challenges. EOAA's work has a significant impact on the individuals and units involved in its cases. Associates' thoughtfulness, attention to detail and commitment to equity and diversity is critical. Equal Opportunity Associates report directly to the EOAA Director and Title IX Coordinator.

    This is a full-time, 12-month, professional/administrative position. The University offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience and background, and excellent benefits.

    Job Responsibilities:
    Investigation and Complaint Resolution 70%
    • Investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, retaliation and nepotism.
    • Determine whether University policy violations occurred, draft detailed reports of investigative findings and make recommendations for responsive action.
    • Counsel members of the University community (employees, faculty, and students) on complex EOAA issues.
    • When appropriate, conduct facilitated discussions and use other problem-solving methods to address concerns.
    • Participate in policy development and oversight of the University’s approach to the prevention and response to discrimination, sexual misconduct, nepotism and retaliation.

    Education and Training 25%
    • Develop and present educational programs about discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and other related topics.
    • Serve as a member of the Office for Equity and Diversity Training Team.

    Duties As Assigned 5%
    • Participate in new initiatives to improve services.
    • Other duties as assigned, such as serving on committees.

    About the Department

    EOAA reports to the Office of the Vice President for Equity and Diversity (OED), which also includes: the Disability Resource Center; the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence; the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life; the Women’s Center; the Office for Conflict Resolution; the Office for Business and Community Economic Development; the Northstar STEM Alliance; the Community Outreach, Retention and Engagement Program; and the Institute for Diversity, Equity and Advocacy.  Please see the OED website for more information:  https://diversity.umn.edu/

    EOAA is primarily responsible for investigating or otherwise addressing complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, retaliation and nepotism.  EOAA also advises University members on the application of the University’s equal opportunity policies.  In addition, EOAA provides educational programming on these topics and other equity and diversity-related topics.  Please see the EOAA website for more information:  https://diversity.umn.edu/eoaa/.

    How To Apply

    Applications will be reviewed beginning April 10, 2017 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Application must be made electronically through the University of Minnesota’s Online Employment System.  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.


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

    The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

    Background Check Information

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.


  • 31 Mar 2017 3:28 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    Employment Law Staff Attorney

    Description: Stinson Leonard Street LLP seeks a staff attorney with at least two (2) years of employment law experience to join our Minneapolis office.

    Qualifications Required: Juris Doctor and active Minnesota attorney license required. Superior academic performance and excellent research, writing and analytical skills are required.

    Qualified candidates will have at least two (2) years of solid employment law experience that includes experience defending claims at administrative and litigated levels with an in-depth understanding of federal, state, and local employment laws including, but not limited to, Title VII, ADEA, ADA/ADAAA, FMLA, FLSA, USERRA, MHRA and other state laws. Experience and familiarity with claims before the Department of Labor-OSHA and specifically under the Federal Rail Safety Act ("FRSA") a plus. The candidate will assist in preparing position statements, responding to requests for information from departmental agencies, interviews and other matters related to employment-related administrative agency proceedings (including responding to and handling EEOC, state, and local charges and similar DOL and OSHA investigations and proceedings). The candidate will also assist with state and federal litigation matters, including preparing, drafting and responding to pleadings, propounding and responding to discovery, reviewing and preparing documents for production, working directly with clients in discovery related phases of litigated matters, drafting briefs for discovery motion practice and/or summary judgment, and assist with trial preparation. This position will also require the candidate to communicate frequently and effectively with client representatives.

    Experience with client counseling on employment related matters also preferred.

    To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample and a copy of your law school transcript by e-mail to:

    Krista Gylling

    Attorney Recruiting Coordinator

    Stinson Leonard Street LLP

    150 South Fifth Street, Suite 2300

    Minneapolis, MN 55402


    Stinson Leonard Street is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and

    disabled candidates to apply to be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive

    compensation and benefits package. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals

    offered employment.


  • 24 Mar 2017 11:22 AM | Anonymous

    Start date: ASAP

    End date: 6 weeks (beginning of May) 

    Pay rate: $40/hr


    • JD
    • Licensed to practice law in at least one state or the District of Columbia
    • Ability to work on-site at our office: 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123
    • Available 40 hours per week, during regular daytime business hours, for duration of any assignment you accept

    Email your resume to ann.peckskamp@thomsonreuters.com 

  • 20 Mar 2017 5:27 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

    General Counsel

    Metropolitan Council, St. Paul

    Position will manage the Office of General Counsel, and provide legal counsel and representation to the Council and staff; will direct and supervise legal staff; and retain and supervise outside counsel for specific assignments as needed. This is an appointed position and serves at the pleasure of the Metropolitan Council.   Applications received on or before April 10, 2017, will be given first preference.

    Education and Experience: Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited institution; currently licensed to practice law in Minnesota; has never been suspended or disbarred from practice of law in any jurisdiction; 10 or more years of experience practicing law including substantial experience as legal counsel for a large governmental entity preferred; directly related real estate, government contracts, construction, environment, transit labor & employment law experience is highly desirable; and experience hiring, developing, and managing legal staff including outside counsel.

    TO APPLY: Applicants MUST submit the Metropolitan Council’s online employment application - more information and application instructions at www.metrocouncil.org.


  • 19 Mar 2017 2:29 PM | Anonymous

    Posting Date:            March 10, 2017

    Title:                           Assistant Director of Admissions

    Status:                        Full Time        

    This position assists the Dean of Admissions with the development and execution of recruitment, enrollment, and communication strategies. In addition, this position collaborates in developing and administering recruitment efforts and initiatives to increase the number of law students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ, and other groups that contribute to the diversity of the legal profession. Toward these ends, this position develops relationships with undergraduate pre-law advisors and other external constituent groups and executes numerous programming and communication initiatives aimed at driving the applications of qualified and interested applicants, as well as enrollment.  Additionally, this position counsels prospective students on law school admissions, legal education and the school's academic program and resources, represents Mitchell Hamline at school forums and graduate/professional school fairs, and also develops and cultivates relationships with admitted students.  This position is a member of the Admissions Committee, reviews applications, and makes admission recommendations.


    Qualifications:  J.D. required; 3-5 years experience in higher education administration or marketing is preferred with experience in all forms of social media, and a commitment to encouraging students from diverse backgrounds to pursue college and law school; previous experience in admissions is a plus; requires travel up to 20%; high degree of professionalism and ability to work with confidential and sensitive matters; strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong organizational skills; ability to work in a fast-paced environment; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; ability to develop collaborative working relationships both internally and externally; effective public speaking and presentation skills; high degree of initiative; ability to think creatively; skilled at project management; and comfort with data. Must possess some knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the educational attainment of students from diverse backgrounds


    To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, 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.


  • 29 Jan 2017 4:07 AM | Anonymous


     JD

     Licensed to practice law in at least one state or the District of Columbia

     Ability to work on-site at our office: 610 Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55123

     Available 40 hours per week, during regular daytime business hours, for duration of any assignment you accept

    Email your resume to ann.peckskamp@thomsonreuters.com.

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