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Assistant Attorney General – CHARITIES DIVISION – The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants
Date Posted: 2/9/2022
Closing Date: 2/28/2022
S1 Salary Range: $30.80 – $47.82/hourly; $64,310 – $99,848/annually
S2 Salary Range: $37.90 – $56.02/hourly; $79,135 – $116,969/annually
S3 Salary Range: $42.64 – $68.93/hourly; $89,032 – $143,925/annually

Job Summary
The Office of Attorney General Keith Ellison — one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices and recognized as a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplace Minnesota and 2022 Top Workplace USA —
has a clear mission: we help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect. We are a dynamic group of dedicated professionals who could all work elsewhere but choose public service as a calling, and we are actively building an internal culture that supports that calling.

The Office seeks an experienced attorney to join its Charities Division, which is housed in the Consumer Protection Section of the Office. The Charities Division supervises Minnesota nonprofits, charities, and charitable trusts, and enforces Minnesota charities laws.

The Charities Division protects Minnesota donors from deception and ensures that charitable assets are used to benefit the public. Charities Division Assistant Attorneys General (AAG) have a broad range of responsibilities and opportunities to use their discretion to achieve these goals, including reviewing regulatory filings to ensure compliance with the law, working with entities to achieve voluntary compliance, conducting formal and informal investigations into potential violations, engaging in non-litigation enforcement efforts such as voluntary settlements, and bringing enforcement lawsuits on behalf of the Attorney General. AAGs work closely with financial analysts in investigating and developing cases, but a financial background is not required for AAGs. AAGs also engage in community outreach and trainings and help educate charities on how to avoid future violations.

Minimum Qualifications
 Graduation from a law school accredited by the ABA
 Licensed to practice in the State of Minnesota or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of hire
 Five (5) years of litigation experience
 A strong desire to advocate for and protect the public interest
 Proven ability to handle a varied workload with flexibility, independence, and judgment
 Outstanding oral and written communication skills
 Ability to work in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment

To be considered at the Staff Attorney 2 (S2) level applicants must have more than 5 years of civil litigation experience or equivalent.

To be considered at the Staff Attorney 3 (S3) level applicants must have more than 10 years of
civil litigation experience or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications
 Experience using electronic files and case management tools

Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short- and longterm disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Public service with this office may qualify applicants to have part of their student loans forgiven under a federal student loan forgiveness program for state government employees. (Visit for more

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022.

  1. Go to
  2. Apply for posting number 52808
  3. Please ensure to include a writing sample (up to five pages) within the cover letter.
    If you have questions, contact Sarah Spence-Koivisto at or

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