Youth Labor Trafficking Project Attorney


Job Description and Responsibilities: 

This position is responsible for providing information, technical assistance, outreach and training on labor trafficking to youth victims/survivors who have experienced domestic or sexual violence, and to the professionals who work with youth (age 24 and under) victims/survivors of labor trafficking. This includes: Answering legal and resource questions on labor trafficking from callers; representing in I-914, Application for T Non-immigrant Status, matters for youth labor trafficked victim/survivors; providing technical assistance on labor trafficking to system professionals; creating and maintaining relationships with pro bono attorneys; and representing Standpoint on numerous committees related to human trafficking. This position will also require the development of a pro bono project, which involves the recruitment of attorneys willing to providing pro bono services on I-914 (T visa) applications as well as creating and conducting thorough trainings and webinars on the I-914 (T visa) application process.

 

Qualifications:

  •  Commitment to Standpoint’s mission, vision and values
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in the root causes and dynamics of violence against women.
  • Licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota
  • Experience organizing, working with or advocating on behalf of underrepresented populations, including rural communities
  • At least one year of experience in immigration matters
  • Knowledge of another language preferred
  • Knowledge of the I-914 (T visa) application process is a plus
  • Experience in program or project development and implementation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in training and public speaking
  • Computer literacy
  • Unpaid work experience will be considered equivalent to paid employment experience

 

Additional Relevant Position Information:

  • Travel required
  • Must be able to work closely with pro bono attorneys
  • Knowledge of labor trafficking a plus

 

Compensation: 

This is a full-time position for a two-year project with health and vacation benefits.

 

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter discussing their interest in and qualifications for position and resume to:

 

Standpoint

ATTN:  Hiring Committee

1611 Park Ave. South, Suite # 2

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Info@standpointmn.org

 

Preference will be given to candidate submissions received by 1/26/18, but the position will remain open until filled.


Employment Law Staff Attorney 


Job Description and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for providing information, technical assistance, outreach, and training on legal issues facing domestic and sexual violence victims/survivors with a focus on employment law. The work includes answering legal and resource questions from callers; providing direct representation in employment matters; developing and providing training, including Standpoint’s annual New Laws training; providing technical assistance to system professionals; creating and maintaining relationships with domestic and sexual violence advocates, attorneys, and other professionals; representing Standpoint on numerous committees; and participating in impact litigation and amicus briefs.

 

Qualifications and Required Experience:

●     Commitment to Standpoint’s mission, vision, and values

●     Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in the root causes and dynamics of violence against women.

●     Licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota

●     At least three years of experience providing advocacy to domestic and sexual violence victims/survivors (preferably in Minnesota)

●     At least three years of experience organizing, working with or advocating on behalf of underrepresented populations, including rural communities

●     At least two years of experience in employment law and specific knowledge about sexual harassment, gender discrimination, defamation, and workplace protections for employees who have experienced domestic or sexual violence.

●     At least one year of experience in program or project development and implementation

* Unpaid work experience will be considered equivalent to paid employment experience

●     Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including experience in training and public speaking

●     Computer literacy

●     Willingness to learn new skills and accomplish new tasks

 

Preferred:

●     Proficiency in other language(s)

●     Knowledge of tribal law and/or relationships with the Tribes in Minnesota

●     Knowledge of other women’s rights issues

 

Other relevant position information:

* Travel required

* Must be able to work closely with domestic and sexual violence advocates

 

Compensation

This is a full-time position with excellent salary, health, and vacation benefits.  Continuation of this position beyond the first year, however, depends on the collaborative effort to seek out additional funding sources.

 

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, discussing their interest in and qualifications for position, and resume to:

 

Standpoint

ATTN:  Hiring Committee

1611 Park Ave. South, Suite # 2

Minneapolis, MN 55404

Info@standpointmn.org


Standpoint is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans, and people with disabilities.