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LegalCORPS Executive Director


Job Title:             Executive Director

Reports to:         LegalCORPS Board of Directors

Status:                 Exempt/Full Time

Organization Summary:

LegalCORPS is a Minnesota nonprofit that matches low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners and nonprofits with more than 500 volunteer attorneys throughout Minnesota that provide pro bono business law services.

Our Core Program provides business advice to all, and we have three more focused programs. Our Entrepreneurs of Color Program partners with other Minnesota non-profits to provide pro bono business law services focused on low-income entrepreneurs in communities of color. Our Inventor Assistance Program provides pro bono patent law services to low-income inventors through volunteer patent attorneys. Our Non-Profit Program specializes in providing legal assistance to low-income non-profits.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Executive Director is responsible for a variety of executive and administrative duties, including:

  • Supervising and coordinating the operation of LegalCORPS’ programs, including organizing legal clinics, full representation services by volunteer attorneys, and public presentations. This includes identifying collaborator organizations and establishing effective partnerships, as well as communicating about and promoting LegalCORPS services to clients and the greater community.
  • Supervising and coordinating development and fundraising activities, including grant writing, fundraising, and resource development from private foundations, corporations, law-related organizations, and individual donors.
  • Strategic planning, including exploration and development of possible alternative business models and revenue sources.
  • Supervising the LegalCORPS team of program directors, staff attorney and support staff, including staff hiring, staff professional development, conducting staff and 1-on-1 meetings, and reviewing staff performance.
  • Financial oversight, including creating financial documents for Board oversight and working with treasurer on annual budgets, checkbook management, accounts payable, monitoring payroll, and conducting annual reviews.
  • Responsibility for marketing and communications, including writing press releases, fundraising requests, newsletters, and other promotional materials.
  • Organizing and participating in board of directors’ meetings, including communicating effectively with board members, developing policies and procedures, recruiting new board members, and organizing and participating in committees.
  • Managing website and social media content, including revisions to and development of content and social media postings.
  • Setting up and managing volunteer, client, and board training.
  • Minor business travel required (less than 10%).

Anticipated Salary Range: $80,000 to $95,000. Salary will be commensurate with candidate’s experience and qualifications for the position.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Four or more years’ experience managing a nonprofit, with demonstrated skills in leadership, fundraising, marketing, and community/economic development.
  • Demonstrated ability to write grant applications.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff and budgets and coordinating with Board and volunteers.
  • Effective advocacy to promote a growing pro bono legal services program and influence potential clients, funders, community partners, and volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Ability to handle complex issues and tasks with limited supervision but understanding when to seek Board input or oversight.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collegial attitude, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrates leadership, strategic mindset, teamwork, accountability, and integrity in all aspects of job performance.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems, think independently, and ask questions to assure full understanding.
  • Ability to think independently, being mindful of maintaining an appropriate balance between management and mitigation of risks and business efficacy, exercising good business acumen, being solution-oriented and problem-solving creatively.
  • Ability to take a risk-based approach to prioritize workload and adapt work style to meet varied workloads and the need for timely decisions given business pressures.
  • Ability to identify and deploy process simplification, productivity, and efficiency opportunities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in nonprofit or business administration or J.D.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with demonstrated growth mindset and passion for learning.
  • Rigorous attention to detail with the ability to think creatively about unique issues.
  • Proficiency in technology, including Salesforce, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and DonorPerfect.
  • Experience with business/nonprofit law.
  • Experience with or understanding of legal assistance programs.
To Apply: 

Applicants: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements by June 28, 2021 to Kristen Larson, President of LegalCORPS Board of Directors, by email at or apply online at (Interviews may be scheduled before the application due date.)


Submission Deadline: 
June 28, 2021
Organization Information: 
Schulze Hall Room 317 1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
United States
Phone: 612-206-0780