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PRO BONO & TRAINING COORDINATOR– FULL-TIME (HYBRID)

Employer
Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Start date
Apr 15, 2024
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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Category
Legal
Job Type
Employee
Employment Status
Full Time

PRO BONO & TRAINING COORDINATOR– FULL-TIME

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA) is seeking a full-time Coordinator for its Pro Bono & Training Unit. The Pro Bono & Training Unit connects MMLA clients to volunteer attorneys for legal advice and/or representation in a variety of matters including immigration, family law, tax, and wills. The unit also coordinates training for volunteers, law students, and MMLA staff. Finally, The Pro Bono & Training Unit organizes MMLA’s legal clerkships and summer law student fellowships. This position will start as soon as possible after an offer is extended.

Employees at MMLA enjoy a flexible schedule, collegial office setting, and healthy work/life balance. This is a hybrid position, where the Coordinator works 2 or 3 days remotely and remaining days in the office. The Coordinator will report to the Deputy Director in Minneapolis; the Coordinator may choose to work in the Minneapolis, St. Cloud, or Wilmar MMLA offices. On Fridays, MMLA closes at noon and employees enjoy a half day of paid flex time. MMLA provides on-the-job training and mentorship, with opportunities for growth within the organization.   

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Apply the principles of MMLA’s Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions
  • Supervise staff members of the pro bono & training unit
  • Plan, execute, and oversee pro bono and training projects for MMLA and MMLA volunteers
  • Craft internal pro bono policies and engage in long-term planning
  • Work with MMLA’s supervising attorneys, development team, litigation directors, and deputy directors to identify pro bono and training priorities
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Generate detailed reports on the progress and outcomes of pro bono projects
  • Maintain volunteer database and record volunteer hours
  • Assign cases or tasks to volunteers based on their skills and interests
  • Develop and maintain relationships with law firm pro bono coordinators
  • Develop and maintain relationships with law school internship, externship, and fellowship coordinators
  • Conduct outreach to law students and legal volunteers
  • Onboard, train, and mentor volunteers
  • Develop and implement volunteer recognition
  • Support volunteers through recognition initiatives and events
  • If the supervisor is a licensed attorney, provide limited legal advice and representation to pro bono clients
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must have at least three years of experience as a Project Manager
  • Strong organizational and program development skills
  • Experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong reporting experience
  • Adept at using Microsoft Office and electronic databases

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience; J.D. may be helpful
  • Experience supervising staff
  • Connections to community organizations, bar associations, and law firms
  • Diverse economic, social, and cultural experiences
  • Language proficiency, especially in Arabic, Hmong, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish

SALARY:  $73,818 to $97,096 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid offers a robust benefits package, including family medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer match, FSA, employee assistance programs, and generous paid time off. This is a full-time position, but the office closes on Friday afternoons for paid flex time.

APPLICATIONS: Submit resume and cover letter expressing interest in the position online at https://mylegalaid.org/employment . Applications received by May 1, 2024, will receive first consideration, but applications received after May 1, will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

If you require a reasonable accommodation for completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in our employee selection process, please contact Megan Cook at mcook@mylegalaid.org.

Please direct all other inquiries to hiring@mylegalaid.org.

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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