MDLC Program Assistant 4-2021
Job Details
Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN
Full-time Temporary
$33,885.00 - $34,908.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%
Legal Admin

The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC), an extension of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid (MMLA), is seeking a full-time, temporary (one year) program assistant to work in our Minneapolis, Duluth, or Mankato office. This position may transition to a full-time, permanent position depending on passing a security clearance, grant funding, and office needs. At this time, all or most activities will be done remotely. In the future, activities may be done in person, with travel throughout Minnesota required. This position will start as soon as possible after the position is filled.



  • Support three of the MDLCs federal grants by editing and filing grant reports and materials
  • Create and edit written materials, such as reports, PowerPoints, and other publications
  • Draft letters, releases of information, and other documents for reviewers and case handlers
  • Support other staff by mailing, faxing, copying, scanning, and creating files in case management systems
  • Contacting clients/representative payees to schedule appointments
  • Assist with MDLCs monitoring efforts, including researching facilities and tracking visits for grant reporting
  • Apply the principles of MMLAs Racial Justice Values Statement in all interactions
  • May perform onsite monitoring of facilities that serve people with disabilities in Minnesota as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Government security clearance and fingerprinting is a requirement for this position
  • Access to reliable transportation, as statewide travel is required
  • Experience with or general knowledge of services, laws, and issues affecting people with disabilities
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills in a collaborative environment
  • Knowledge of grant reporting preferred
  • Graphic design skills preferred
  • Second language skills, particularly Spanish, ASL, or Somali, preferred
  • Diverse economic, social, or cultural experiences preferred


SALARY: $33,885 to $34,908 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits


APPLICATIONS: Submit resume and cover letter at by April 23rd, 2021, or until position is filled. Please indicate that you are applying for the MDLC Program Assistant position in your cover letter and specify which office location Minneapolis, Duluth, or Mankato you prefer.


No calls please.


Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.




Mid Minnesota Legal Aid (Legal Aid) is a nonprofit law firm, providing free legal advice and representation on civil law matters to low income people, people with disabilities and seniors. Legal Aid’s mission is to advocate for the legal rights of these vulnerable, disadvantaged people so that they may enjoy safe, healthy, and independent lives in strong communities. Legal Aid’s goal is to live out its mission by achieving meaningful improvement in the lives of as many clients as possible each year. Legal Aid accomplishes this goal by providing direct legal advice and representation to individual clients, engaging in policy advocacy to achieve systemic change at all levels of government, developing collaborations with community organizations also serving Legal Aid clients, and providing outreach and legal education to clients, organizations, and the community.


Legal Aid also includes three statewide programs:

  • Minnesota Disability Law Center, which gives legal help to people with disabilities throughout Minnesota on legal issues relating to their disabilities
  • Legal Services Advocacy Project, which engages in policy advocacy on issues affecting people with low incomes
  • Legal Services State Support, which provides poverty law trainings to legal services and pro bono practitioners and develops technology-based legal resources for the public and volunteer attorneys