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Employment & Internship Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Development Director – Full Time

Primary Responsibilities:

Grant Research, Writing and Development:

  • Preliminary research of new foundation funding opportunities;
  • Work with the Executive Director to generate, submit, and track applications for private foundations grants;
  • Prepare and submit reports for existing grants;
  • Maintain grants calendar and due dates.

Individual Giving:

  • Manage all strategies and activities for individual donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship;
  • Guide and engage in scheduling the Executive Director in timely meetings with donors for cultivation and stewardship;
  • Draft language for individual solicitations, including annual appeals and targeted campaigns;
  • Manage annual appeal mailings and follow-up;
  • Prepare donation acknowledgement letters and other correspondence;
  • Maintain donor files and lists.

Communications:

  • Assist in preparation and design of e-newsletters, annual reports, brochures, print outreach materials, etc.;
  • Assist in development and postings of CLC social media and website content.

Fundraising Events:

  • Help solicit event sponsors and auction items;
  • Prepare award descriptions and presentation scripts;
  • Track guest registrations;
  • Oversee all administrative logistics of the events.

Skills & Experience:

  1. Three to five years’ experience in a non-profit environment including grant writing, direct fundraising and event planning;
  2. Bachelor’s degree;
  3. Superb written (including editing and proofreading) skills are essential to this position, including the ability to understand and translate CLC’s mission and interests for donors and prospects with clarity and effectiveness. The incumbent is required to draft complex written materials to summarize the critical need for CLC’s programs and the means to implement them;
  4. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, access) and fundraising software (preferably GiftWorks);
  5. Demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines;
  6. Ability to lift light to medium weight and feel comfortable with packing and moving items for events;
  7. Must have your own vehicle.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, a writing sample, and references to: Lilia Panteleeva, Executive Director, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, 450 N. Syndicate St., Suite 315, St. Paul, MN 55104 or via e-mail to info@clcmn.org.  Position open until filled.

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Legal Administrative Assistant – Full Time

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receive and route incoming client file documents including case reports, pleadings, correspondence  and other case information;
  • Locate, compile and copy documents and records as needed for legal matters;
  • Organize and maintain client files including scanning and/or filing of all correspondence, pleadings, and other related materials;
  • Manage client file archive project;
  • Assist with the development and fundraising efforts; and
  • Perform additional office administrative duties as required.

Qualifications:

Required: high school graduation; work experience involving the court and legal system; computer and technology proficiency; ability to work independently and to interface with players in the legal system in a professional manner.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree, excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; strong organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks and meet timelines; excellent teamwork skills; ability to elicit cooperation from others in a positive, constructive manner.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and references to: Anne Gueinzius, Esq., Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, 450 N. Syndicate St., Suite 315, St. Paul, MN 55104 or via e-mail to info@clcmn.org.  Position open until filled.

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Undergrad Development Internship

Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 Internship

Description: CLC will be accepts applications from undergraduate students to fill several unpaid intern positions for ten to twenty hours a week. Intern tasks will primarily focus on assisting with marketing/social media, fundraising, and other necessary projects for CLC’s 2020 Benefit, which will take place in early October. After the month of October, tasks will also include administrative projects and social media development. Reduced hours can be negotiated for the months of October, November, and December.

Qualifications: – Ability to assist with special events – Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Strong problem solving skills – Willingness to be a team player – Strong written and verbal communication skills – Social media proficiency.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to info@clcmn.org. Please include a description of the length of time for which you would like to intern/volunteer, along with the number of hours per week you are available. If you need internship credit or credit for volunteer hours, be sure to include any requirements from your class or instructor. As applications are reviewed, selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Law Student Internships

 Part-Time Spring 2020 and Full-Time Summer 2020 internship positions available.

CLC has many internship and volunteer opportunities available for law students throughout the year. Internship/volunteer positions are unpaid. Summer internships and summer law clerk positions may be paid through work-study or fellowships if funding is available. Internships for class credit, or volunteer hours for class credit can be arranged if needed. CLC also accepts Student Law Clerks through the Minnesota Justice Foundation Volunteer Program. If you are a law student in Minnesota interested in volunteering at CLC during the school year through MJF, please visit the MJF Website to learn about available opportunities. You may also contact Children’s Law Center directly at info@clcmn.org.

  • SUMMER INTERNSHIPS: CLC accepts between 1-3 law students for 10-12 week internships in the summer. Summer internships require a commitment of 30-40 hours per week. Applications for these positions are due March 1st of each year. CLC also will help selected intern candidates apply for fellowships and other funding such as P.I.C. or P.I.L.F. funding. Interviews for Summer candidates will take place every year in March and April.
  • FALL & SPRING SEMESTER INTERNSHIPS: CLC typically accepts between 1-2 law students during both the Fall and Spring Semesters. Typically students volunteer for a minimum of 8-15 hours a week for a semester. Interviews for school semester positions usually take place in August and December each year.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letterresume, and two writing samples to info@clcmn.org. Please include a description of the length of time for which you would like to intern/volunteer, along with the number of hours per week you are available. If you need internship credit or credit for volunteer hours, be sure to include any requirements from your class or instructor. Applications are reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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Paralegal Internships/Externships

Paralegals, or paralegal students who need to complete an internship or externship as part of their degree are also encouraged to apply for internships or volunteer hours at CLC. For a full internship description please click here.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letterresume, and two writing samples to info@clcmn.org. Please include a description of the length of time for which you would like to intern/volunteer, along with the number of hours per week you are available. If you need internship credit or credit for volunteer hours, be sure to include any requirements from your class or instructor. Applications are reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.