Markim Hall, Third Floor
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Below are the descriptions for the positions open for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Applications available online through Macalester's student employment website. Please note that resumes must be submitted with your application.
Applications received by midnight, Monday, February 25, 2013, will be given the highest priority
Issue Based Organizers
Arts for Social Change
The Arts for Social Change Organizer partners with local nonprofits like Free Arts MN, People Inc, Intermedia Arts, Heart of the Beast Mask and Puppet Theatre, and Patrick’s Cabaret whose work integrates the arts into social justice and personal expression. The Twin Cities arts scene is robust mix of music, visual art, and performance across a variety of issues and demographics. The Organizer works with the other Issue Organizers to include arts in their programming and educate campus about the transformative power of art through such activities as mural projects and neighborhood public arts tours.
The College Access Organizer facilitates campus visits by schools and youth organizations to Macalester College through the Opportunities Abound program. The Organizer serves as a liaison to the Lealtad-Suzuki Center, the Max Tutoring Center, Admissions Office, Financial Aid Office and local College Access non-profits.
The Economic Justice Organizer maintains community partnerships and volunteer opportunities around issues of poverty, food, housing, and neighborhood development. Non-profit partners include: Second Harvest Heartland, The Family Place a day shelter, and Habitat for Humanity. The Organizer coordinates events during the month of November for Hunger and Homelessness, a nationally recognized week bringing awareness to the issue.
Environment & Sustainability
The Environmental & Sustainability Organizer maintains community partnerships and volunteer opportunities with Dodge Nature Center, Youth Farm & Market. The Organizer coordinates a group of student volunteers that teach Environmental Education at local elementary school and after-school programs. The Organizer is a member of the Macalester Sustainability Network and assists in Earth Week (Mid-April) planning.
Health & Wellness
The Health & Wellness Organizer supports service efforts around health care, AIDS, Senior Citizens, mental health, and disabilities. This Organizer maintains partnerships with MN AIDS Project, Open Arms of MN, Lyngblomsten Senior Center, the Adopt-a-Grandparent program. The Organizer coordinates efforts with FaceAIDS in planning events around World AIDS Day and works with the Health & Wellness Center on Mental Health Awareness Week in October.
Immigrant & Refugees
The Immigrant & Refugee Organizer maintains partnerships with nonprofits that are working with diverse immigrant and refugee communities in the Twin Cities, including Guadalupe Alternative Program, Jane Addams Center for Democracy, the English Learning Center, and the MN Literacy Council. The Organizer plans and facilitates trainings and information sessions on topics such as literacy issues, the experiences of immigrants and refugees in the Twin Cities, and international cultures.
Youth & Tutoring
The Youth & Tutoring Organizer maintains partnerships with schools and youth programs including Linwood-Monroe and Riverview Elementary Schools, Project for Pride in Living, and the Division of Indian Work. The Organizer will also plan monthly trainings in literacy, education, and youth issues. Major programming includes National Literacy Awareness Week in early March.
Lives of Commitment (LOC) Coordinator
The LOC Coordinator is responsible for activities occurring both on and off campus. Assist in planning Lives of Commitment large group meetings, student leader meetings, Saturday trips and retreats. Work on pre-orientation, communication and transportation logistics for LOC. Update students on events and trainings related to their volunteer work. Participate in the summer selection process and lead an LOC site (two hours paid time). Perform general office work related to LOC and for the CEC as a whole. Application available on Student Employment website. Priority application deadline March 13, 2013.
Provide clerical, logistical and marketing support to all CEC programs and staff. Perform general office tasks, receptionist duties, data entry and office organization projects. Provide excellent customer service to visitors; assist potential volunteers in the office. Create bulletin boards, publicity items (flyers, banners, table tents, etc); assist with creating electronic newsletters, maintaining websites, social media sites, etc. Application available on Student Employment website.