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WILD Program Manager

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Status: Full Time, Salaried  

Reports to: Executive Director  

 

Wanton Injustice Legal Detail 

The Wanton Injustice Legal Detail (WILD) - an affiliate 501(c)(3) of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) - was borne out of the tragic murder of George Floyd, to provide a platform through which attorneys and other legal professionals can actively combat anti-Black racism and all forms of racism through direct partnerships with existing community organizations. WILD is designed to leverage the collective power of TCDIP’s membership to take direct, concrete steps to eliminate pervasive systemic racism in Minnesota. WILD’s work is organized around several focus areas, including eliminating racism in policing, expanding voting rights, addressing racial inequities in education, increasing access to wealth, and more. 

 

TCDIP is a professional association of over 60 law firms and corporate legal departments focused on helping our Members attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color in the Twin Cities region.  

 

Position Overview 

The Program Manager will proactively seek opportunities to further WILD’s mission through project work, as well as policy advocacy. The Program Manager will be responsible for working directly with partner organizations to develop policy and volunteer engagements and define the scope and initial time frame for support.  

 

The ideal candidate will have proven leadership and project management skills to grow WILD by synthesizing the ideas and vision of the Executive Committee, Board, and Executive Director. Day to day, the Program Manager will be responsible for building and sustaining relationships between volunteers and partner organizations (i.e., to ensure that volunteers are satisfied with their contribution to the organization, and organizations are happy with the service(s) volunteers to provide). Per an evaluation plan, the Program Manager will work to define and track short- and long-term outcomes of WILD’s work and collect data from community partners to support evaluative inquiry.  

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Designing and implementing a strategy and operational plan for building and managing relationships with local, regional, and national partners. 
  • Developing and implementing systems for volunteer attorney recruitment, onboarding, support, and retention.  
  • Developing and carrying out policy recommendations in line with WILD’s mission and goals. 
  • Managing short-term and long-term projects in WILD’s focus areas, including developing project timelines, coordinating volunteers, and overseeing all project logistics and details.  

 

Qualifications 

The candidate must have an Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, with at least 3-5 years of experience in managing various racial justice-focused projects and systems; excellent writing, organizational, and presentation skills; ability to coach and build leadership among volunteers. Master’s or Juris Doctor preferred. A successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and personal attributes: 

 

  • Authentic passion for WILD’s mission, including a deep understanding of racial equity and social justice issues, and a demonstrated commitment to addressing those issues. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the systematic barriers that impact Black, Indigenous, and other people of color in Minnesota.  
  • Experience in taking ideas to execution with strong project management skills, while building a coalition of supporters.  
  • Experience working with legal professionals and attorneys.  
  • Experience with developing and or existing connections to community-based organizations throughout the Twin Cities. 
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment and retention, including proficiency in database management. 
  • Experience in evaluating service-oriented programming to guide decision-making. 

 

About Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive work environment for our employees and contractors. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

 

Compensation and Benefits 

Salary range is $70,000 to $85,000 per year. Benefits include healthcare, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, retirement benefits, and a cell phone stipend. This position has the flexibility of a hybrid work environment (e.g., working from home and the office) as projects allow.  

 

How to Apply 

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@diversityinpractice.org. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions: 

  • What excites you about this position and the Wanton Injustice Legal Detail? 
  • What skills do you bring to one or more of the areas of focus listed above? 
  • When are you available to start? 


Status: Full Time, Salaried  

Reports to: Executive Director  

 

Wanton Injustice Legal Detail 

The Wanton Injustice Legal Detail (WILD) - an affiliate 501(c)(3) of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) - was borne out of the tragic murder of George…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 16, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 13, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$70,000 - $85,000

Benefits

Benefits include healthcare, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, retirement benefits, and a cell phone stipend. This position has the flexibility of a hybrid work environment (e.g., working from home and the office) as projects allow. 

Benefits include healthcare, dental and vision coverage, paid time off, retirement benefits, and a cell phone stipend. This position has the flexibility of a hybrid work…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Minneapolis, MN
Associated Location
80 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402, USA
2200

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