Project Attorney


Standpoint has a unique opportunity for a motivated and resourceful attorney.  We are seeking a Project Attorney to provide direct representation to victims of sexual violence in Ramsey County.  Standpoint is accepting applications until May 3, 2019. 

                        

Standpoint, formerly the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project, is a statewide, non-profit whose mission is to promote justice for domestic and sexual violence victims. Standpoint attorneys and advocates provide legal advice, legal advocacy, support and safety planning to victims on a daily basis. We also provide support and training to advocates and attorneys who serve victims within their own rural or metro communities.

 

SOS, Sexual Violence Services, is Ramsey County’s sole rape crisis advocacy agency. Services are provided 24/7/365 to primary & secondary victim of all forms of SV across the lifespan. Services include crisis response and counseling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; medical outreach and advocacy; legal outreach and advocacy; information, support & referrals; and emergency financial assistance.  Crisis services are provided to adult & minor victims of all forms of SV across the lifespan & are offered individually and/or within a support group.

 

Job Description and Responsibilities: The attorney will represent sexual violence victim/survivors in Ramsey County.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to: providing holistic legal assessment and options for victim/survivors about the various ways the law and their experience may impact them, providing direct representation to sexual violence victim/survivors in civil cases in Ramsey County, preparation of litigation materials, conducting legal research, and working collaboratively with Standpoint and SOS advocates.

 

Qualifications:

* Licensed attorney in the State of Minnesota or the ability to be admitted to the Minnesota Bar within 6 months (required)

* 2 years experience providing advocacy to sexual violence victim/survivors (preferred)

* 2 years experience advocating for underrepresented communities (i.e. communities of color, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people, migrant workers, immigrants and refugees, women used in prostitution, vulnerable adults, differently abled, etc.) (preferred)

* 1 year of experience in program or project development and implementation (preferred)

* Demonstrated writing abilities

* Computer skills

* Willingness to learn new skills and accomplish new tasks

 

Other relevant position information:

* Must be able to work closely with sexual violence advocates

* Knowledge of other language(s) is a plus  

* Knowledge of other women’s rights issues and appeals is a plus

* We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities

 

Compensation:  This is a full time position with excellent salary, health and vacation benefits. 

 

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

 

Standpoint

ATTN:  Hiring Committee

1611 Park Ave. South, Suite # 2

Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 343 9842

info@standpointmn.org

 

Standpoint is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Communications & Sustainability Specialist VISTA


We are moving into our third year of our Americorps VISTA project and are looking for a Communications Specialist to serve through the Americorps VISTA program.


Job Description and Responsibilities:

Communications Objectives: Organize trainings, perform outreach, and build capacity for the youth labor trafficking project; create/update/improve communication channels; and maintain relationships with culturally specific organizations. Some activities include: Organize trainings for youth labor trafficking project; maintain and improve Standpoint’s communication plan; expand Standpoint’s contact lists; maintain a robust internet and social media presence for Standpoint; and attend community meetings/events to stay current with local activities. 

Sustainability Objectives: Create sustainability plans for social media and communication activities to ensure such activities can be carried out by Standpoint in future years. Some activities including: Develop fundraising material for Standpoint’s annual event; develop a grant and fundraising plan and draft grant proposals; and review and implement strategies consistent with the fundraising plan.

To Apply:

For more information, please visit the listing at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.


To apply, visit the posting at MyAmeriCorps.

For questions about servings as an AmeriCorps VISTA with MCN, contact Jesse Chang, MCN VISTA Program Manager, at jchang@minnesotanonprofits.org or 651-757-3803. 






Board Members


We are looking for passionate and committed volunteers with diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and professional skills to join our Board.

Description and Responsibilities:

Standpoint Board Members work closely with other Board Members in overseeing the general operations of the agency, strategic planning, fundraising, and large-scale decision-making. Board Member responsibilities include close communication with the Executive Director, active participation in fundraising campaigns, review of financial statements and approval of annual budgets, proactive building of relationships across the community, and serving as an ambassador of the organization.

Board Members are expected to regularly attend monthly meetings, serve on at least one board committee, and actively participate in all board activities during their 2-year term. Board members may serve up to four terms. While our Board meets in Minneapolis, Board Members from greater Minnesota are encouraged to apply and participate remotely, as necessary.

To Apply:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to info@standpointmn.org.

For more information, click here.


Law school interns


Job Description and Responsibilities: 


Law interns assist staff attorneys with legal research on issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and trafficking.

Throughout the year, Standpoint is regularly asked to provide legal opinions on difficult issues, requiring in-depth legal research in a variety of areas – including criminal and family law. Because we are such a small agency, we rely on interns to help us with the crucial legal research that informs our legal opinions. This research may be applied to a district court or appellate brief, a memo regarding a legislative proposal, or even local concerns experienced by domestic or sexual violence programs.

Standpoint staff attorneys provide supervision to interns as they gain significant legal research and writing experience. Interns are initially asked to do this work in the office, but depending on the project’s supervision needs, there may eventually be opportunities to work remotely.

The time commitment to volunteer or intern at Standpoint is flexible. We have short-term and long-term projects available (2 weeks to 1 year), with the opportunity to renew your volunteer or internship commitment. We are currently seeking interns for Summer 2019.

 

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


General Interns and Volunteers


General interns assist staff advocates with advocacy research, resource development, communications, and general office duties as assigned.

Standpoint advocates provide supervision to interns as they gain significant research, development, communications, and general non-profit experience. Interns are initially asked to do this work in the office, but depending on the project’s supervision needs, there may eventually be opportunities to work remotely.

Volunteers assist Standpoint Staff with short term projects such as event-planning, tabling, and other outreach.

The time commitment to volunteer or intern at Standpoint is flexible. We have short-term and long-term projects available (2 weeks to 1 year), with the opportunity to renew your volunteer or internship commitment. We are currently seeking general interns for Summer 2019.

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.