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At Winthrop, we never settle. Through a collaborative and innovative approach, we rethink what’s possible and solve problems to generate momentum for our clients. Join our nimble force and put the law to work.

Career Opportunities

Director of Human Resources

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., a Minneapolis, Minnesota law firm, has an exciting opportunity for a human resources professional.  The Director of Human Resources, together with the President/Managing Partner and management team, provides strategic leadership for the firm.

The Director of Human Resources reports to the President/Managing Partner and has primary responsibility for all aspects of the Human Resources function, servicing approximately 275 employees.  Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Develop, communicate and interpret firm policies
  • Handle employee relations matters firm-wide
  • Recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual efficiency improvements
  • Develop annual expense and capital budgets
  • Assist in administration of employee benefits program
  • Develop, recommend and evaluate staff training program
  • Coordinate associate attorney training and mentoring programs
  • Oversee staff recruiting efforts for all staff personnel
  • Serve as liaison between staff and management
  • Assess effectiveness of evaluation process and recommend changes
  • Coordinate performance evaluation process for associate attorneys
  • Implement and annually update compensation program for staff
  • Serve as Co-Chair of Diversity Committee

Ideal Candidate Has:

  • A proven track record of Human Resources delivery
  • Strong experience in Human Resources management and leadership skills
  • Superior communication, writing, presentation and interpersonal skills and an expertise with managing others in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail, follow-up and problem resolution
  • Strong financial understanding of industry, and strategic-thinking skills necessary to address increased competition
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to utilize data to support Human Resources recommendations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while making sound decisions with good judgment
  • Experience working with senior management leaders while exhibiting tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to lead and manage Human Resources staff while providing mentorship and development
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as both a team member and a team leader
  • Ability to successfully handle sensitive employment matters in a confidential and appropriate manner
  • Strong ability to understand and support firm culture

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Strong experience in all areas of Human Resources management
  • Demonstrated experience building Human Resources strategy
  • Strong communication, critical thinking and articulate speaking skills
  • Strong recruiting and assessment of talent skills


  • Minimum of eight (8) years of progressive experience as a Human Resources leader
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, management or related field required
  • Law firm experience a plus

Winthrop & Weinstine offers a competitive performance-based compensation and benefits package, including health and life insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing.  Winthrop & Weinstine is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

If you are interested in this excellent opportunity, click the button below to apply online or send cover letter and resume to:

Sandy Ricci
Director of Human Resources
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.


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Your practice is your business. At Winthrop, we’re cultivating a team of forward-thinking, innovative lawyers who solve problems and generate results for our clients. We’re not your typical law firm. We consistently look for ways to push the boundaries of the law and make it work harder for our clients. We are always interested in bringing on forward-thinkers who will help us in this mission to supplement growing practice areas or add areas of experience.

We believe in creating an environment that fosters development, success and long-term enjoyment of practicing law, while allowing you to assume responsibility and pursue your professional interests. Our office atmosphere is collegial, where attorneys and staff truly enjoy working together to serve our clients’ needs. As a reward for hard work and an enterprising spirit, we offer associates a unique opportunity for early shareholder status and additional compensation. We also sponsor regular formal and informal social and recreational firm-wide activities throughout the year.


Our associate compensation system is designed to attract and recruit the top law students throughout the United States and reward those whose productivity contributes to the growth and profitability of the firm. This includes not only a market rate compensation and bonus structure, but also opportunities to participate in activities traditionally reserved for shareholders and to attain early shareholder status.

Winthrop also has a unique program that confers upon select associates the status of “Managing Associate,” discarding many of the traditional distinctions between shareholders and top-performing associates.  Managing Associates are invited to attend shareholder meetings, serve on most firm committees, and receive most financial information regularly distributed to shareholders. In addition, Managing Associates are eligible for early shareholder consideration, reflecting our commitment to reward qualified associates with aspects of law firm ownership in the pursuit of success for our clients.

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Summer Associate Program

The Summer Associate program is designed to provide an experience that reflects life at the firm as a lawyer. It is offered to law students after their first or second year, and presents a challenging variety of legal work.

As a summer associate, you’ll prepare agreements, briefs, interrogatories, and other legal documents and be encouraged to attend client meetings, depositions, court hearings, negotiations and closings. You’ll be assigned a mentor who helps you with administrative, professional and personal questions. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with a number of different attorneys throughout the summer.

You’ll work in different areas of practice throughout your experience, and rather than a formal rotation program, you’ll have significant exposure to a particular practice area, if you so desire.

Almost every summer associate who has received an offer to join the firm has accepted it.

Available Positions:

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Other Professionals

Our goal at Winthrop is to provide quality service to clients on a daily basis, while mutually supporting the career goals and objectives of our attorneys and staff.

Every member of the team has a role that contributes to our operation and success. We offer career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Library/Research Services
  • Marketing/Business Development
  • Paralegal
  • Office Services
  • Receptionist
  • Word Processing

Available Positions:

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