Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ALS looking for new Executive Director

FTE Executive Director—Anishinabe Legal Services ____________________________________________________________________________________

BACKGROUND:  Anishinabe Legal Services (ALS) is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded 501(c)(3) organization providing free legal assistance and court representation to low-income individuals living on or near the Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake Indian Reservations in northern Minnesota.  Legal services are provided through grants and contracts with federal, state and tribal governments along with foundational support.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  ALS is looking for a well-qualified and highly motivated Minnesota licensed attorney to provide leadership and supervision for a small legal services office located on the Leech Lake Reservation near Bemidji, Minnesota.  Primary duties will include supervision and recruitment of staff, assignment and supervision of legal work, program planning and policy development, grant and funding management, and select casework.  The Executive Director reports to ALS’s Board of Directors.

This attorney is expected to be licensed in the State of Minnesota by anticipated start date of position.  This attorney will also be expected to be licensed or willing to immediately become licensed before the Leech Lake, White Earth and Red Lake Tribal Courts.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Qualified applicants must possess strong oral and written communication skills,  litigation skills, have exceptional organizational skills, and strong leadership skills.  Applicants must also be able and willing to work efficiently and effectively as part of a team.  Attorneys with 3+ years of civil practice are strongly preferred, as are applicants with familiarity and experience practicing before Tribal Courts.  Prior experience working within Indian Country is also strongly preferred.  Native American attorneys are highly encouraged to apply.

All applicants are expected to have a valid driver’s license, insurance and automobile, as some travel will be required as part of job duties and responsibilities.

COMPENSATION:  D.O.E.  Benefits include individual/family health and dental insurance, paid time off, and life insurance.

TO APPLY:  Please send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) references to Chari LaDuke-Clark at: Anishinabe Legal Services, PO Box 157, Cass Lake, MN 56633 or email application materials to claduke-clark@alslegal.org.   Applications are preferred by November 15th, 2016 but will be accepted until the position is filled.

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