Commission on Civil Rights Vacancies
The Commission on Civil Rights was created by ordinance Chapter 141, 12-30-75, s. 7 in 1975 to implement the City’s Civil Rights policies through public information and education; mediation and conciliation; and enforcement. The commission’s members serve on standing committees and hearing panels that hear allegations of citizens regarding violations of their civil rights.
Deadline: Open until filled.
There are currently (6) Mayoral appointed vacancies.
- Seat 7: Mayoral appointment; term beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2017.
- Seat 11: Mayoral appointment; term beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2018.
- Seat 15: Council appointment; term beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2019.
- Seat 17: Mayoral appointment; term beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2019.
- Seat 20: Mayoral appointment; term beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2019.
- Seat 21: Mayoral appointment; term beginning January 1, 2017, and ending December 31, 2019.
Note: seat may have incumbent seeking re-appointment.
Minneapolis residency is required.
References provided. References will be checked.
All commission members must:
- Be known to favor the principles of equal opportunity, non-discrimination and the objectives of the Minneapolis Civil Rights Ordinance;
- Be able to serve on standing committees and hearing panels that review/adjudicate investigative determinations regarding allegations of civil rights violations;
- Not have a pending civil rights complaint or have filed a complaint within the past 5 years;
- Have unimpeachable ethics;
- Be known for civility, objectivity and patience;
- Have an ability to communicate with all levels of people and all levels of education, as well as different genders, races, religions and ages.
Non-Attorneys (or non-presiding attorneys) must:
- Be willing to contribute 8-10 hours per month on commission-related duties and meetings and
- Have the ability to read, apply logic and evaluate complex information and compare it to existing rules, laws or procedures.
Attorneys (presiding attorneys) must:
- Be willing serve as a presiding commissioner in public hearings;
- Be willing to contribute 12-14 hours per month on commission-related duties and meetings;
- Have excellent writing skills to create hearing documents, orders and settlement agreements;
- Be able to listen, read and analyze to process and assess a large amount of information quickly;
- Be able to analyze complex scenarios;
- Have knowledge of the Rules of Civil Procedure; and
- Have 3-5 years litigation experience.
Send completed forms to email@example.com, or by fax: 612-673-3812, or:
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.
Staff Contact for Commission: Megan Sheppard 612-673-2692, firstname.lastname@example.org
City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216, email@example.com
Applications are forwarded from the City Clerk to the Mayor and to the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee. Applicants are then scheduled to speak at a public hearing in front of the committee. Applications are then reviewed by the Public Safety, Civil Rights & Emergency Management Committee, and Civil Rights Staff for recommendation to the full City Council.
Commission meetings are held at the City Hall Martin Luther King, Jr. Conference Room at 6:00 pm unless otherwise specified on the Commission Calendar. Hearings and Reviews are conducted in the evening and on weekends. Commission members are compensated $35.00 per monthly meeting and each date they participate in hearings. Attorneys receive $50.00 per hearing, in which they are the presiding commissioner. The commission has 21 members appointed by the Mayor and Council in staggered years (year 1: Mayor appoints three, Council appoints four; year 2: Mayor appoints four, Council appoints three; year 3: Mayor appoints seven). A minimum of six and a maximum of eight members must be lawyers.
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.
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Last updated Aug 7, 2017