Fulltime ICWA Guardian Ad Litem in the 4th District

The Fourth Judicial District Guardian ad Litem Program is currently seeking a full-time (1.0 FTE) non-exempt ICWA Guardian ad Litem employee to advocate for the best interests of children in Juvenile Court proceedings. The Guardian ad Litem Program is an independent program within the Minnesota Judicial Branch and is governed by the State Guardian ad Litem Board. This position will be a remote work position. The candidate selected for this position will need to be localized in close proximity to the Hennepin county area and will work remotely from their home office.

This is responsible work advocating for and representing the best interests of a child in court proceedings, with an emphasis on serving American Indian families. Incumbents apply an intimate understanding of the provisions of the Federal Indian Child Welfare Act, the Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act, and BIA Regulations in providing effective representation of the child’s best interests.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a child-related discipline along with some experience working with families and children OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Familiarity with Federal and State laws that affect American Indian families involved in child protection and the court system.

COMPENSATION: Starting pay is $20.40/hr. This is a full-time 1.0 FTE position that is eligible for full-time State of MN benefits.

The Guardian ad Litem Program is an independent program within the Minnesota Judicial Branch and is governed by the Guardian ad Litem Board. This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 5.

Posted for bidding, internal and external application simultaneously.

TO APPLY: Complete the online application at the employment website at: and attach your cover letter and resume. Application deadline for bidding, internal and external application is Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Please allow approximately 45 minutes to complete the on-line application process.



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