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Legal Advocate Part-time 2021

 

This position is designed to ensure that agency clients, including victims of interpersonal violence, receive advocacy and support at criminal and civil court hearings, while also contributing to the legal services program outcomes and the mission of the agency. The Legal Advocate provides clients with information and support regarding the court processes, safety planning and provides legal professionals input regarding domestic assault cases either with the client or on the client’s behalf. This position will also assist in writing and filing orders for protection and providing resources and referrals.

 

Legal Advocates often assist in recruiting and mentoring volunteers and interns providing advocacy services. Most importantly, this position maintains professional partnerships with judges, attorneys, law enforcement, and other legal/judicial court personnel.

 

Why work for Tubman?

 

Tubman’s vision represents the future we want for our clients and the wider community: thriving people, healthy relationships, and peaceful communities. Our mission is to advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing. These key strategic directions guide our work:

Provide streamlined access to exceptional, relevant services

Engage the community to take action

Invigorate organizational culture to sustain innovation, engagement, wellbeing, and diversity

Strengthen the agency’s infrastructure in order to better serve

 

Tubman’s philosophy is rooted in our inspiration and namesake, Harriet Tubman. Facing unrelenting adversities, Harriet Tubman encouraged others to simply "Keep going." Each year, Tubman offers safety, healing and hope to nearly 25,000 people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges. Our culturally responsive services are rooted in decades of research, innovation, experience, and partnership. Incorporating feedback from the people we serve and the community, Tubman provides countless ways to help.

 

Tubman offers a mission centered culture that values integrity, respect, innovation, partnership, and social justice. Our programs are strength-based, client-centered, and rooted in hope. Our work environment focuses on flexibility, self-care, and work-life balance for all employees.

 

Tubman’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity

Tubman is an affirming workplace that values people’s identities and multiple dimensions of diversity. We are fiercely committed to equity and inclusion. Tubman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to hire a diverse workforce that reflects the people we serve. Tubman believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion amongst our staff are vital to both Tubman’s and our clients’ success. We strive to hire, develop, and retain the best people from a diverse pool of candidates. Black, Indigenous, and people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all gender identities, people with disabilities, and veterans are all encouraged to apply.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Two + years of direct services in programs related to legal services.

Undergraduate degree, or relevant work/life experience in related field.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Own transportation and valid driver’s license and insurance.

 

Preferred Candidate

Experience working with victims of interpersonal violence;

Experience working in a non-profit;

Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams;

 

Reports to Legal Manager

 

Compensation & Benefits

The starting salary for the position is $18.50 per hours dependent upon experience.

Tubman provides sick and safe time. Tubman is a qualified employer under the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program. In addition, you will have multiple professional development and personal growth opportunities while at Tubman.
 

To apply:

Send resumes and cover letter to: jobs@tubman.org. Or Tubman Center East, Attn: HR Dept. 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109.