Off-Campus Student Employment Positions

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6040
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Off-Campus Student Employment (OCSE) Approved Sites 2015-2016

Below are the available OCSE 2015-2016 positions. Click on the arrow beside the position name to view the expanded, full position description.

Applications for 2015-2016 academic year are now being accepted through this online application form (will require Macalester sign-in). Resume must be emailed to for application to be considered complete.

Applications and resumes must be received by 8:00am Monday, February 9, 2015

ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)  - ACES Team Leader (after-school classroom teacher)

 Name of Organization: ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students)

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  ACES is a 20-years-strong after-school tutor/mentor program that helps urban fourth- through eighth-grade students in both Minneapolis Public Schools and St. Paul Public Schools overcome the academic achievement and opportunity gaps. Students who consistently attend ACES show academic growth, improved behavior and school attendance, and increased identity with their community.  www.aces4kids.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Chidyaonga Shalita

 Job Title:  ACES Team Leader (after-school classroom teacher)

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Work to improve the academic achievement, behavior, and community identification of 4th-8th graders in Saint Paul as an ACES Team Leader!

The ACES Team Leader will serve as the after-school teacher for one ACES classroom of 10-15 students in a tutoring/mentoring program for urban youth in grades four through eight. The Team Leader will be in charge of helping students make academic progress by facilitating the MN standards-based ACES curriculum units. Additionally, the Team Leader will serve as a role model for students, making sure to build a safe and engaging environment in the classroom. Team Leaders will also develop a working relationship with several Volunteer Classroom Leaders who will help to support facilitation of activities and classroom management, as well as various daily administrative duties. Training will take place in September and as needed after hiring. The after-school program will run from October to May.

 Specific Duties:

  • Review ACES curriculum units in advance in order to develop plans and identify necessary materials
  • Plan and set goals for curriculum and other daily activities with ACES staff and classroom volunteers
  • Adhere to program daily schedule
  • Deliver ACES curriculum in the classroom
  • Supervise homework completion and choice time
  • Participate in field trips as needed
  • Take an active role in classroom/behavior management by communicating expectations and following through on consequences and seeking additional support when needed
  • Evaluate classroom activities and student participation, and collaborate to maximize engagement
  • Complete daily administrative tasks such as attendance and reports on student progress

 Qualifications:

  • Interest in supporting urban students in academic and personal growth
  • Ability to commit to eight to ten hours per week for the full program year (October through May)
  • Self-motivated, dependable, and able to work independently
  • Strong team work and collaborative skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to be flexible and able to take initiative
  • Ability to take direction in order to meet program quality standards
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Belief in all students’ ability to be successful students

Desirable Characteristics

  • Experience in urban education or youth work
  • Leadership experience
  • Comfortable talking to large groups
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with and coordinate classroom volunteers
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse groups of youth and adults
  • Ability to speak multiple languages, especially Spanish or Hmong

 Hours/Times of Day: Attendance at two days of programming per week, locked in for full school year. (Most sites running 3:30-6:30 PM.)

 Location(s):

  • Farnsworth Aerospace – 1290 Arcade Street St. Paul, MN 55106  4th grade  Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Hazel Park Preparatory Academy - 1140 White Bear Ave St. Paul, MN 55106 Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Monroe Arts Plus 810 Palace Ave St. Paul, MN 55102  Monday & Wednesday 3:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Farnsworth Aerospace 1000 Walsh Street St. Paul, MN 55106 – 5th – 8th grade Tuesday & Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Monroe Arts Plus 810 Palace Ave St. Paul, MN 55102 – 4th-6th grade  Tuesday & Thursday  7:00-10:00am
  • Boys & Girls Club – Mt. Airy  690 Jackson Street St. Paul, MN 55101  Monday & Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Boys & Girls Club – East Side 1620 Ames Avenue St. Paul, MN 55106 Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30 – 6:30 pm

American Red Cross Minnesota Region  - Community Engagement Coordinator

 Name of Organization: American Red Cross Minnesota Region

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The mission of the American Red Cross is to "prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors." We fulfill this important mission by providing 5 main services to the community. Supplying nearly half the nation's blood supply, teaching lifesaving courses, providing relief after disasters, reconnecting separated families, and getting emergency messages to members of the armed forces.  www.redcross.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Milliecia Lacy, Hawi Tilahune

 Job Title:  Community Engagement Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for supporting Disaster Preparedness programs throughout Minnesota. This position is charged with building volunteer capacity that will improve our ability to deliver culturally relevant preparedness messaging to greater numbers of low-income and underserved individuals and families in our state.

This position will represent the American Red Cross to both internal and external groups. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership to our youth preparedness program and to support or smoke alarm installation initiative.

 Specific Duties:

  • Develop sustainable volunteer capacity to support our outreach efforts to low-income and underserved communities in Minnesota
  • Coordinate volunteer delivery of preparedness initiatives to diverse community groups across our region, including scheduling and training of volunteers
  • Support volunteer efforts to develop and maintain relationships with community partners
  • Works in concert with staff and volunteers throughout the Red Cross network
  • Provides Preparedness education to community members
  • Trains volunteers on how to effectively deliver programming

 Qualifications:

  • Ability to act as a Red Cross Representative and work with diverse populations
  • Proficiency in public speaking preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Tact, maturity, and flexibility
  • Ability to work well under stress
  • Ability to work effectively with both volunteer and paid staff
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

 Hours/Times of Day: Can be flexible

 Location:  1201 West River Parkway Minneapolis MN 55454

American Red Cross, MN Region  - Restoring Family Links Coordinator

 Name of Organization: American Red Cross, MN Region

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Restoring Family Links-In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the American Red Cross works to locate loved ones missing as a result of war, natural disaster or civil unrest, and sends Red Cross messages between separated family members. IHL-The American Red Cross educates the American public about the guiding principles of international humanitarian law, as set forth by the Geneva Conventions of 1949.  http://www.redcross.org/mn

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Milliecia Lacy, Hawi Tilahune

 Job Title:  Restoring Family Links Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Caseworkers work with the local chapters helping restore communication between families separated by armed conflict, disaster, or other humanitarian situations. Caseworkers perform a variety of tasks including maintaining files, conducting searches for individuals, performing home visits to deliver information, and community outreach to promote the program.

Specific Duties:

  • Maintain detailed records for clients served through the Restoring Family Links program.
  • Conduct searches for sought individuals via public records, internet databases, and other methods.
  • Participate in one-on-one meetings with clients of varying backgrounds.
  • Coordinate home visits to clients when necessary (in pair with another Red Cross colleague).
  • Effectively communicate with other National American Red Cross caseworkers.
  • Responsible for having reliable means of transportation to the American Red Cross, Twin Cities Chapter.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse populations or a desire to gain experience.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • Has initiative and is resourceful when helping clients and performing casework.
  • Has driver's license.

Hours/Times of Day: Normally office hours although some weekend training may be offered.

Location:  1201 West River Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55454

American Red Cross: Twin Cities Area Chapter  - Response & Recovery Coordinator

 Name of Organization: American Red Cross: Twin Cities Area Chapter

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The mission of the American Red Cross is to "prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors." We fulfill this important mission by providing 5 main services to the community. Supplying nearly half the nation's blood supply, teaching lifesaving courses, providing relief after disasters, reconnecting separated families, and getting emergency messages to members of the armed forces.  www.redcross.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Milliecia Lacy, Hawi Tilahune

 Job Title:  Response & Recovery Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Response & Recovery Coordinator is a client facing role that supports response and recovery efforts during local disasters, such as house fires. This includes, but is not limited to, direct client services and reporting, volunteer engagement and support, and capacity building initiatives within our volunteer teams. Qualified candidates will have an interest in direct client service delivery, disaster response and leadership.

 Specific Duties:

  • Coordinate recovery services for clients following local disasters.
  • Coordinate support for disaster volunteers on local responses.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with volunteers.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local recovery partners.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of systems and program activities.
  • Work closely and cooperatively with staff and volunteers throughout the region and state.
  • Ensure the maintenance of accurate and complete records.

 Qualifications:

  • Ability to act as a Red Cross Representative and work with diverse populations.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated competencies in the provision of a variety of direct client services.
  • Tact, maturity, and flexibility.
  • Ability to work well under stress and adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work effectively with both volunteers and paid staff.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

 Hours/Times of Day: Flexible: our office hours are between 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

 Location:  1201 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

Audubon Minnesota (AM)  - Education & Conservation Associate

 Name of Organization: Audubon Minnesota (AM)

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Audubon Minnesota is a state office of the National Audubon Society. Established in 1979, Audubon Minnesota shares Audubon's 100-year heritage of working to protect our environment. Our mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Audubon Minnesota offers a comprehensive approach to conservation that achieves results by working in the areas of bird conservation, education and policy and across three levels of engagement - local, state, and national. Audubon MN is partnering with the City of Saint Paul's Natural Resources Section to enhance bird-related educational programs and policies.  http://mn.audubon.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Stephanie Duong

 Job Title:  Education & Conservation Associate

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The student worker will work with St. Paul Parks and Audubon staff to implement bird conservation and education programs within Saint Paul Parks. Specifically, the student will help develop, implement, and evaluate environmental/bird education programs for a wide audience and work to enhance bird conservation efforts in Saint Paul parkland through networking, outreach, research, and fieldwork.

 Specific Duties:

With assistance from the Education Coordinator, the student worker will:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate bird conservation education programs for the public
  • Facilitate environmental education activities with school groups, volunteers, and at events
  • Create and distribute program marketing and outreach materials including print, social media , and website content
  • Collaborate with Audubon and City of Saint Paul staff to research and implement best practices in bird conservation and education for the Bird City Minnesota program
  • Coordinate with partners across the metropolitan area to organize the Urban Birding Festival
  • Conduct research, outreach, and relationship-building, especially with currently underserved populations in relation to environmental education programs in Saint Paul, to better connect residents with regional parks and Important Bird Areas (IBAs).

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, and program facilitation skills
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and ages
  • Basic knowledge and strong interest in birds, natural resources, environmental issues, and environmental education
  • Interest in innovative program development
  • Excellent written communication
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and complete work independently
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all seasons, including light to moderate hiking, and lift up to 50 pounds

 Hours/Times of Day: Primarily weekdays between 9am and 4:30pm (specific times flexible) with some evening and weekend hours

 Location:  Work will take place at the Natural Resources office location and at various Saint Paul parks.
Office location:  City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Central Service Facility  1100 North Hamline Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55108

Center for Victims of Torture  - Research and Online Content Review Assistant

 Name of Organization: Center for Victims of Torture

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture.

New Tactics in Human Rights helps human rights defenders work more effectively so they can achieve their goals and better address human rights violations around the world.

A program of the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), New Tactics began because CVT recognized how complex the systems are that allow torture and other human rights abuses to persist. In order to address such challenging human rights violations, CVT and others would need to be strategic and use a broad range of tactics and collaborations.  www.cvt.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Dilreet Dhaliwal

 Job Title:  New Tactics Student Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The New tactics in Human Rights project offers a unique experience for a student assistant to work with an international human rights project that promotes tactical sharing, innovation, and collaboration among human rights practitioners around the world. This position presents an opportunity to not only work with a project that promotes collaboration among the global human rights community, but be a part of this community themselves.

 Specific Duties:

  • Connect with human rights practitioners in a variety of ways - gathering information prior to online dialogues, during the dialogues themselves, and sometimes in terms of follow-up for clarifications on tactical experiences and successes
  • Research human rights organizations and tactics
  • Write/edit summaries of tactical case studies
  • Maintain and help develop the tactical database
  • Assist in promotional activities: eNewsletter, blogs, articles, etc.
  • Assist with management of the New Tactics interactive website

 Qualifications:

  • An interest in Human rights
  • Experience conducting online research
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Computer skills - internet, Word, Excel, and/or website development
  • Desirable but not essential: language capacity in Arabic, French, Spanish, or other language

 Hours/Times of Day: Flexible, to fit Macalester program requirements

 Location:  2356 University Avenue West, Suite 430 St. Paul, MN 55114

CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)  - Youth in Action (YA!) Student Employee - Middle School

 Name of Organization: CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio)

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  CLUES is a non-profit leader in behavioral health and human services. The agency was founded in 1981 with a vision for improving the quality of life of the Latino population in Minnesota. Today, CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino agency and serves the community in four distinct areas: Health and Family Well-being, Economic Vitality, Educational Achievement, and Civic and Cultural Engagement. Our services focus on the Latino family, however, our experience enables us to serve individuals and families from all walks of life.  www.clues.org

 Job Title:  Youth in Action (YA!) Student Employee - Middle School

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
CLUES' Youth in Action (YA!) Middle School Program provides Latino youth, in grades 6-8, the opportunity to engage in bi-weekly sessions with currently enrolled college student volunteers, that promotes five key components: academic challenges, college preparation, exposure to culturally competent role-models, social and emotional well-being, and civic engagement.

The Youth in Action (YA!) Student Employe – Middle School will work closely with the Youth in Action (YA!) Program Coordinator to recruit and support program volunteers, facilitate bi-weekly programming, aide in ongoing program and curriculum development, and assist with community outreach.

 Specific Duties:

  • Facilitate YA! Middle School Program.
  • Recruit and coordinate the volunteers, providing leadership and guidance.
  • utreach to new students, parents, community, and partners.
  • Collaborate with school staff, community specialists, and other professionals to receive feedback and assess current program curriculum.
  • Update and refine curriculum for YA! Middle School Program.
  • Update and refine resource toolkit for volunteers in the program to support the students.
  • Help the YA! Coordinator identify areas for program growth and expansion within the broader community.
  • Record results of all program surveys and evaluations.
  • Track student progress and attendance.
  • Represent CLUES and promote the YA! Program at community events.

 Qualifications:

  • Experience facilitating and/or leading classroom lessons and/or activities for youth
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred
  • Experience with and understanding of Latino community and culture preferred
  • Must be responsible and punctual.
  • Must be open and respectful to diversity.
  • Must be encouraging, creative, flexible and friendly.
  • Must be willing to work with others and learn from them.
  • Able to attend training's as needed.

 Hours/Times of Day: Student Employee must be available during program times, Monday through Thursday afternoons from 2:30-4:30.   Additional work hours and supervisor meetings can be arranged around interns scheduling needs.

 Location:  Highland Park Middle School | 975 S Snelling Ave | Saint Paul | MN | 55116
Potential second site - to be determined.

CommonBond Communities  - Teen Program Goal Attainment Specialist

 Name of Organization: CommonBond Communities

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  CommonBond build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities. As the largest nonprofit provider of affordable homes in the Upper Midwest, CommonBond has been building and sustaining homes with services to families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities since 1971. CommonBond combines affordable housing with Advantage Services with the goal of helping achieve stability, advancement, and independence. The Skyline Tower site, located between Lexington and Hamline off Interstate 94, provides homes for over 1000 people, including over 300 youth. Most of the residents are East African immigrants from Somalia and Ethiopia. Main services provided at Skyline Tower include onsite social workers, adult classes including language and citizenship, career support and financial literacy, pre-kindergarten literacy programs, and programs for youth and teens in kindergarten through 12th grade.  http://www.commonbond.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Rachael Graham

 Job Title:  Teen Program Goal Attainment Specialist

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Teen Program Goal Attainment Specialist will work one-on-one with students in grades 7-12 on academic, vocational, and self-sufficiency goal setting and achievement related to high-school completion and post-secondary education. This will include standardized test prep, career and interest assessments and college, scholarship, and financial aid applications. It may also include tutoring around a specific subject to help students improve their grades or stay on track towards graduation. The Specialist will work with other staff to identify and recruit students to work individually with, and will track students' goals and application processes. The Specialist will work with other staff to provide resources and support to students and their families. The Specialist will work within the existing program structure at Skyline Tower to build positive relationships with students while helping them achieve their academic and post-secondary goals.

 Specific Duties:

  • Work individually with students in grades 7-12 on academic, vocational, and self-sufficiency goal setting and achievement related to high-school graduation and post-secondary education. Will include targeted outreach to students in grades 11 and 12 to set and track their individual post-secondary plans, and will include helping those students with their career and college searches and applications, scholarship applications, federal financial aid process, standardized test prep, and high school completion.
  • Work individually with younger students on specific individual academic goals (such as studying for a test or improving grades in one class to stay on-track towards graduation), and finding and retaining employment (such as creating a resume and assisting with practice interviews).
  • This position will be responsive to the needs of students in our building and work within the Teen Program space to build positive relationships with teens in programming, so that students see the Specialist as a caring adult and a resource.
  • May communicate with and provide resources to parents and families of students, and assisting freshmen and sophomores in college with the Financial Aid reapplication process.
  • Document daily work with teens.

 Qualifications:

  • Ability to assist students with high school and college-level English composition such as essay organization and grammar basics.
  • Ability to support students with algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, modeling appropriate use of reference materials and study guides when necessary.
  • Applicant should be confident teaching effective strategies for studying and test-taking, including personal organization.
  • Applicant should be comfortable working with students in grades 7-12 and young adults, and have demonstrated an ability to work and build relationships with people from diverse ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Previous experience in tutoring or youth work preferred.

 Hours/Times of Day: 10 hours each week, 2:30-6:30 Monday-Friday, based on availability.

 Location:  1247 St Anthony Ave, St Paul, MN 55104 (Skyline Tower Advantage Center)

Cycles for Change  - Shop Programs Assistant

 Name of Organization: Cycles for Change

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Cycles for Change's mission is to build a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists. We work to accomplish our mission through a range of programming opportunities which provide access to and knowledge about bicycles.  http://www.cyclesforchange.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Zoe Bowman, Katherine Lane, Mackenzie Barnwell

 Job Title:  Shop Programs Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Work at Cycles for Change to empower people to ride their bicycles, whether by assisting them learn to ride, to fix their bike, or helping them find a love of bikes. You will learn about bicycles, share your knowledge, and have tons of fun.

 Specific Duties:

  • Supporting shop patrons to repair their bicycles
  • Help teach classes for youth and adults as needed

 Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm
  • Interest in bicycles and teaching
  • Commitment to equity

 Hours/Times of Day: Monday 3-9; Tuesday 5-9; Wednesday 3-9; Saturday 10-4

 Location:  712 University Ave W, St. Paul, Mn 55104

EXPO Elementary School  - Classroom Tutor/Mentor

Name of Organization: EXPO Elementary School

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  EXPO is an urban elementary public school serving 730 students, grades pre-k through 5. Our student population is 49% white, 22% African American, 12% Southeast Asian, 9% Latino and a small but growing representation of Somali families.

We offer, art, music, science, gifted and talented services, and after school enrichment classes.

We believe in "whole child" experiential, hands-on learning, two-year relationships with educators and strong partnerships with our parents and surrounding community businesses and institutions.  www.expo.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Molly Sowash

 Job Title:  Classroom Tutor/Mentor

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
EXPO offers student employees an opportunity to give the precious gift of time and attention to the children of our community! You are invited to become a part of an elementary classroom, get to know those children, be a role model, join in the learning, fun, and social interactions. You may be tutoring EXPO students in math, listening to them read, leading a small book club or helping them stay focused on class projects. Watch as a child blossoms with confidence, through small victories, and starts down the road to becoming a successful adult as a result of the time and attention you gave them.

 Specific Duties:

  • Tutoring one-on-one in math.
  • Listening to children practice reading, reading to students, or reading in a small group together.
  • Helping a student stay focused on a classroom assignment or task.
  • Assisting with classroom organization, bulletin boards, materials preparation when appropriate.

 Qualifications:

  • Speak, write, read English comfortably.
  • Enjoy and be comfortable working with children.
  • Able to make and honor a weekly commitment; we expect employees to be here each day they are scheduled, on time, and ready to work.

 Hours/Times of Day: 8:30-3:00 PM
Schedule is determined by classroom teacher and student.

 Location:  EXPO Elementary School 540 Warwick Street S. St. Paul, MN 55116

Go South on Snelling Ave to Randolph, turn left at Randolph, go 3 blocks to Warwick St. and turn right. EXPO (Also Harriet Bishop Learning Center) is the large tan building on the left.

Great River Greening  - Events and Outreach Student Employee

 Name of Organization: Great River Greening

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Great River Greening is a community-based conservation non-profit which inspires, engages and leads local communities in conserving and caring for Minnesota's lands and waters. Since the organization began in 1995, Great River Greening has engaged more than 34,000 volunteers, planted over 100,000 trees and shrubs, and restored 12,000 acres of forests, prairies, wetlands, and savannas--Minnesota's natural heritage. Great River Greening accomplishes this work by leading collaborative partnerships with volunteers, communities, businesses, and landowners, creating an enduring commitment to caring for and restoring wonder in the habitat that surrounds them.
www.greatrivergreening.org

 Job Title:  Events and Outreach Student Employee

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Events and Outreach Student Employee will work with the Volunteer and Outreach Manager to recruit volunteers and plan for the upcoming Fall 2015 Volunteer Event Season, which begins in September. This position will conduct outreach to communities around each site, seeking participation from local schools and clubs, businesses, community groups, etc. This position will also assist in materials preparation and execution of the events. May include attendance at Saturday events.

 Specific Duties:

  • Create and/or edit marketing materials for the purpose of volunteer recruitment (mailings, newsletter posting, etc).
  • Staff community outreach and tabling events to assist with recruitment.
  • Research targeted volunteer groups and initiate contact with individuals/groups in the geographic areas proximate to community events.
  • Maintain and update contact databases
  • Register volunteers as they sign-up for volunteer events. Communicate regularly with registered volunteers as needed.
  • Contact local community business to identify donations for volunteer events.
  • Work with Volunteer and Outreach Manager to coordinate logistics for the volunteer events.
  • Work with Volunteer and Outreach Manager to identify opportunities to increase volunteer retention.
  • General and other office tasks as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work independently a must.
  • Ability to coordinate a project from beginning to end.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially in Microsoft Office programs.
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign preferred but not required.
  • Access to reliable transportation preferred but not required.

 Hours/Times of Day: Minimum of 10 hours per week preferred, Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm (flexible).

 Location:  35 West Water Street  Suite 201  Saint Paul, MN 55107
(there will be several opportunities to work out of the office at recruitment events, volunteer events, or event sites)

Hmong American Partnership  - Academic Support Worker

 Name of Organization: Hmong American Partnership

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Hmong American Partnership was founded in 1990, based on the Hmong community’s need for an organization that would help Hmong refugees adjust to life in America by drawing on the strengths of both the Hmong and American cultures. In June of 1990, HAP welcomed the community to its basement offices in the Saint Paul Midway area. Initially, HAP focused on providing basic social services to new arrivals, such as helping Hmong refugees receive public assistance benefits, teaching English classes, and helping Hmong families to transition into American society.

As the Twin Cities became home to the largest concentration of Hmong people in the United States, HAP also grew into one of the biggest nonprofit Hmong organizations in the U.S. The growth in the size and service offerings of HAP over the years has been dramatic. Initially HAP opened its doors offering two programs, with an operating budget of only $400,000. Currently HAP serves the community with over 20 programs with an organizational budget of more than $3 million. HAP has grown from a provider of refugee-resettlement assistance to an established nonprofit social services and community development provider.

HAP’s four main service areas are Education and Training, Elderly Services, Employment Services, and Youth and Family Services. We proudly serve the Twin Cities area with offices in North Minneapolis, on University Avenue in Saint Paul, and our main office, built in 2005, is located on Saint Paul’s East Side on Arcade Street.  www.hmong.org

Job Title:  Academic Support Worker

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Academic Support Workers in the Hmong Karen Youth Pride (HKYP) afterschool tutoring program provide reading tutoring to kids in grades K-5, as well as potentially providing enrichment programming such as instruction in arts, music, dance, etc. ASWs must maintain careful records of student time and progress and show sensitivity and support for students of color, particularly southeast Asian students, and their particular needs in our educational system.

 Specific Duties:

  • Provide tutoring and academic support in reading to elementary age kids
  • Develop positive relationships with kids and be a role model of an academically successful young person
  • Possibly provide enrichment instruction in music, arts, dance (depending on need, ability and interest)
  • Occasionally monitor educational field trips and/or school events
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of student attendance and other critical data
  • Promote positive working relationships between the HKYP program, students, parents, school partners, other HAP staff and the community

  Qualifications:

  • Cultural competency, including experience, exposure and/or understanding of diverse ethnic/racial groups
  • Experience and interest in working with elementary-age children
  • Previous successful work/volunteer experience with references to demonstrate reliability, punctuality and strong work ethic
  • Desired majors include: social work, ethnic studies, education, psychology, international relations

 Hours/Times of Day: This position will be scheduled for afterschool hours (between 2:00 – 6:00 pm) 2-4 afternoons per week.

 Location:  Tutoring locations include several elementary schools in the St. Paul Public Schools district. School sites are not set yet, but will probably be located in either the Frogtown neighborhood or on the East Side.

Hmong American Partnership  - ESL Teacher

 Name of Organization: Hmong American Partnership

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Hmong American Partnership (HAP) is a social service and community development organization whose mission is to empower the community to embrace the strengths of our cultures while achieving our potential.  www.hmong.org

Job Title:  ESL Teacher

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Purpose of Position: To help adult English Language Learners improve their ability to speak, listen, read, and write English. Assist ABE coordinator with administrative duties when needed.

Training: Attend initial orientation meeting with program coordinator. Observe a 2-hour class. Co-instruct one or more 2-hour classes as you begin your internship. Receive observation from coordinator during your first class “on your own”. Detailed curriculum and texts are provided.

Benefits: Opportunities to meet people from other cultures and learn about those cultures; to help people adjust to living in the United States; to develop teaching and lesson planning skills; to use creativity in meeting the needs of students; to learn more about the literacy community; to work in collaboration with other teachers and program coordinators; to grow in your own use and understanding of English.

 Specific Duties:

  • Plan lessons that align with the lesson objective(s) in established curriculum.
  • Read your curriculum and plan a portion of your lesson before your arrival at HAP (If possible).
  • Work cooperatively with coordinator and other volunteers to plan lessons.
  • Provide instruction for ESL classes of 3-12 adult learners.
  • Record class attendance accurately.
  • Ask questions when you are uncertain about any aspect of your teaching commitment.
  • Inform coordinator of problems, with learners or curriculum.
  • Help to track student progress and achievements.
  • Dress in a manner that is mindful of the culturally diverse students we serve.
  • Other duties as assigned by the coordinator.

 Qualifications:
Ability to speak, read and write English, dependable, prompt, patient, non-judgmental, open to collaboration and suggestions on teaching strategies, and able to maintain confidentiality.

 Hours/Times of Day: Evenings -- 5:00-8:00 (Monday-Thursday)

 Location:  394 University Ave W

Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota  - Bilingual Intake Specialist

 Name of Organization: Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The mission of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota is to provide quality immigration legal services and law-related education to meet the steadily increasing needs of Minnesota's growing immigrant and refugee communities. We work to support a fair and just immigration process that keeps the American dream alive, embodies the rule of law, and strengthens families and communities across Minnesota. Our goals include remedying legal problems with immigration legal services, preventing legal problems with law-related education to immigrants and refugees, and encouraging immigration policies that are practical and compassionate.  www.ilcm.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jungyeon Kim, Stephanie Martinez

Job Title:  Bilingual Intake Specialist

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The student employee will assist in the day-to-day operations of a non-profit legal office. Under the supervision of the Intake Specialist, the student employee will support the office in the intake and eligibility screening of potential clients over the phone, the summary and evaluation of potential clients’ immigration cases to prepare lawyers for consultations, the scheduling of consultations through the office’s calendar system, and entry of client information. The student employee may also assist in other projects, including translation of legal documents.

 Specific Duties:
The student employee  will assist in the day-to-day operations of a non-profit legal office.

  • intake and eligibility screening of potential clients over the phone
  • summarize and evaluate potential clients’ immigration cases to prepare lawyers for consultations*
  • scheduling of consultations through the office’s calendar system
  • database entry of client information
  • may also assist in other projects, including translation of legal documents.
  • Duties can be flexible, and efforts will be made to match the interests and skills of the student worker to projects they find interesting and helpful to their studies.

 Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and one of these three languages: Spanish, Somali, Hmong.
  • Good organizational skills and interest in non-profit administration.
  • Must possess cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must maintain confidentiality of client data – this position deals with extremely sensitive information

 Hours/Times of Day: Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota is open daily M-F from 9-5. Our Intake Line is open M-W from 12-1:30 and on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. There are also often opportunities to represent ILCM at various community events.

 Location:  450 North Syndicate Street  Suite 200  St. Paul, MN 55104

Jane Addams School for Democracy  - Spanish Circle Worker/East African Circle Worker

 Name of Organization: Jane Addams School for Democracy

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  JAS is a community-based education and democracy initiative aimed at rebuilding our democracy where everyone is a teacher and a learner. The core of our work is our learning circles with immigrant residents, college students, and other interested people on Mondays and Wednesday evenings.
www.janeaddamsschool.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Georgia Gempler, Mariah Carray

 Job Title:  Spanish Circle Worker/East African Circle Worker

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The worker will first of all be a member of the Spanish Circle or East African Circle on Monday and Wednesday evenings. In the Circle, they will be a co-facilitator of dialogues and partner study time. They will also plan and carry out Welcome Workshop weekly sessions with a cohort of college students involved at JAS. Finally, the worker will work on projects developed with her or his supervisor that contribute to the success of JAS.

 Specific Duties:

  • Participate in Spanish Circle or East African Circle
  • Assist in facilitating circle-dialogues and study time
  • Take on leadership role in working with service learning students involved weekly in JAS
  • Be a part of overall JAS leadership and planning team
  • Work on JAS projects that relate to worker’s interests

 Qualifications:

  • Desire to develop relationships with immigrants
  • Interest or background in democratic education and language learning
  • Interest or background in taking leadership role in working with college students
  • Spanish, Somali, or other East-African language speaking ability and formal or informal translation experience preferred but not required

 Hours/Times of Day: 5:30-8:30 Mondays and Wednesdays required, 4-5:30 Mondays and Wednesdays strongly recommended, other times as set up with supervisor

 Location:  Baker Center  209 W. Page Street  St. Paul, MN 55107

Jean Lyle Children's Center  - Teacher Assistant

 Name of Organization: Jean Lyle Children's Center

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  We are an independent, small, non-profit school serving about 70 families in the Macalester/Merriam Park neighborhoods providing 3 half day preschool classes and one half day kindergarten with options for early drop off and extended care. We provide a safe and nurturing learning environment for children 3-6 years old to make friends and choices, to take joy in learning, to be both independent and cooperative and to learn through play. In a setting of respect and acceptance, we provide a transition from the family to the larger world. Our school is in its 35th year since leaving the Macalester campus where it was the college lab school for many years.  www.jeanlyle.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Joshua Sosa, Keri Ann Yatogo

 Job Title:  Teacher Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
This position offers the opportunity work as a teacher assistant at a one-of-a-kind preschool/kindergarten in a very nurturing environment, to be a part of an educational team, to make a meaningful contribution to students and staff, and to experience the unique benefits that come from spending time with young children. The job involves helping in the classroom by positively and respectfully interacting with young children (ages 3-6) in their play and working with them in small groups assisting with projects and art activities, reading stories, playing games, etc.

 Specific Duties:

  • Engaging and interacting with individuals or small groups of children in both child chosen and teacher directed activities.
  • Helping children learn how to share, take turns, enter and sustain play, be independent and be a good friend/community member.
  • Assist with preparation of classroom projects.
  • Assist with light clean up of materials and classroom (washing paint brushes, putting things away, etc.)
  • Being an involved, contributing classroom participant.

 Qualifications:

  • Love of young children is a MUST. Experience working with them is helpful.
  • Willingness to work with a team of teachers and a variety of families.
  • Sense of humor, flexibility, reliability, and initiative.
  • Professional attitude.

 Hours/Times of Day: School hours are M-F, 9:00-11:30 and 12:30-3:15. Work hours are usually in 4 hour increments and need to cover wither morning or afternoon school hours, although our first choice is to have students work with us in afternoon kindergarten.

 Location:  Our school is located at 130 N. Howell Ave. (Howell and Laurel Aves.) in St. Paul. This is about 1 mile from Mac and many of our Mac students walk or bike. We are located in (although not affiliated with) St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Directions: From Snelling Ave. go west (toward the river/Mpls.) on Summit Ave. to Howell Ave. which is 2 blocks past Fairview. Turn right on Howell and go to Laurel. Enter through the red door by the alley.

Latino Economic Development Center  - Workforce Program Associate

 Name of Organization: Latino Economic Development Center

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Latino Economic Development Center is a statewide, membership-based non-profit organization that seeks to transform the community by creating economic opportunity for Latinos. As a Community Development Financial Institution and a certified Opportunities Industrial Center, LEDC works to establish, stabilize, and expand Latino-owned businesses through orientations, classes, development consulting, technical assistance, and access to capital for new and existing entrepreneurs.
www.ledc-mn.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Leia Cozier

 Job Title:  Workforce Program Associate

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Workforce Program Associate assists Latinos and Latinas to find jobs and advance their career. Teocalli Tequiotl OIC serves a heavily Spanish-speaking and immigrant population. The associate spends most of their time providing direct assistance to individuals and groups, teaching them computer and job search skills. Associates set appointments to meet clients individually, finding volunteer positions, work and training opportunities. Additionally, the associate leads or assists the job counselors to carry out computer and employment skills classes, contacts local employers regarding open positions and alerts clients about relevant job openings and trainings. Once a client is placed in a job or school, the associate contacts them to follow up.

 Specific Duties:

  • Teach groups of 5-10 job seekers how to find job openings, interview well, write a resume, write a cover letter, and general computer use.
  • Meet one-on-one with job seekers to plan career and education goals and action steps.
  • Network and maintain contact with reputable employers.
  • Put up fliers, make phone calls, and email partner organizations about programs.
  • Send weekly job list using the Employment Opportunities Network ( EON@ledc-mn.org).
  • Keep track of job counseling clients seeking training, higher education, or adult basic education and refer or enroll them accordingly.
  • Maintain client information in local and funder databases.
  • Become familiar with nearby partner organizations and resources and LEDC’s business development activities.
  • Over time, work with LEDC staff to identify potential systemic barriers to employment for LEDC’s clients. Suggest ways to overcome the barriers.

 Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Spanish is required.
  • Basic computer skills, such as internet searches, word processing, and basic spreadsheet proficiency required.
  • Ability to work with people from wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Reliability and accountability.
  • Previous experience with or understanding of the Twin Cities nonprofit landscape is a benefit but not required.
  • Previous experience with or understanding of adult basic education is a benefit but not required.

 Hours/Times of Day: Monday through Friday with flexible hours. Most staff are present from 9-5, however Monday through Thursday, there are night classes running until 8:30 p.m.

 Location:  Plaza Los Lagos,1501 East Lake Street, Lower Level, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

Macalester-Groveland Community Council  - Business Outreach Coordinator

 Name of Organization: Macalester-Groveland Community Council

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) is recognized by the City of St. Paul as the official citizen participation organization for the residents, businesses, and institutions in District 14. MGCC helps identify and organize around community-based initiatives and develops leadership among residents. It listens, inquires, plans and acts on a wide range of matters, including zoning and land use, traffic and parking, capital spending and environmental sustainability issues. The City of Saint Paul’s District 14 is bounded as follows: Summit Avenue to the north; Ayd Mill Road/I-35 corridor to the east; Randolph Avenue to the south; the Mississippi River Boulevard to the west.  www.macgrove.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  James Meyerson

 Job Title:  Business Outreach Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Through the development of our recently completed 10-year Community Plan, MGCC conducted significant community outreach to neighborhood residents and businesses. We learned that many of our small, independent neighborhood businesses would like to build a stronger relationship with MGCC and, in response, we added an Economic and Business Development section to our 10-year plan (see the plan at macgrove.org). This position would be responsible for kicking off the implementation of strategies included in this section of the plan. Through collaboration with staff and community representatives, the student would help develop action steps and a workplan for the 2015-2016 school year. Depending on the results of this collaborative process and the skills/interests of the student employee, the workplan could include a variety of action items.

 Specific Duties:

  • Assist the MGCC Director in the creation of an advisory entity of local business representatives though recruitment of members, development of agendas and staffing meetings.
  • Work with MGCC staff, advisory entity and community members to develop creative methods for implementation of strategies in the Economic and Business Development section of our 10-year community plan.
  • Conduct research into successful examples of programs/action steps identified though collaborative conversations.
  • Participate in one-on-one meetings with local business representatives.
  • Assist the MGCC Director in hosting ongoing quarterly business roundtable conversations (started in 2013).
  • Develop communications material for print and web, as needed
  • Respond to inquiries from community members by email, phone and in-person

Qualifications:

  • At least two years college coursework in economics, business, communication, community outreach or a related field.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including ability to establish priorities and procedures, and attention to detail
  • Interest or experience in community or neighborhood organizing, with an emphasis on economic and business development issues
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a non-profit environment
  • Open, flexible and able to work closely with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills necessary for doing outreach and building community partnerships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic computing skills essential.
  • Operation of office machines such as fax, copier, printers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood a plus.

 Hours/Times of Day: 8-10 hours/week, flexible schedule

 Location:  MGCC office at 320 S. Griggs Street, St. Paul.

Macalester-Groveland Community Council  - Organics Recycling Coordinator

Name of Organization: Macalester-Groveland Community Council

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) is recognized by the City of St. Paul as the official citizen participation organization for the residents, businesses, and institutions in District 14. MGCC helps identify and organize around community-based initiatives and develops leadership among residents. It listens, inquires, plans and acts on a wide range of matters, including zoning and land use, traffic and parking, capital spending and environmental sustainability issues. The City of Saint Paul’s District 14 is bounded as follows: Summit Avenue to the north; Ayd Mill Road/I-35 corridor to the east; Randolph Avenue to the south; the Mississippi River Boulevard to the west.  www.macgrove.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  James Meyerson

 Job Title:  Organics Recycling Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Organics Recycling Coordinator is responsible for the management of MGCC’s Organics Recycling (compost) Drop-off program. The program serves over 1,000 people in the community, who have brought over 115,000 pounds of organics recycling to the drop-off site since the program’s incarnation in 2012. The Organics Recycling Coordinator will maintain the site, manage participant registration, provide outreach and education for program participants, work with the MGCC Organics Steering Committee and engage with community members to expand and improve the program.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide support for the Macalester-Groveland Organics Recycling Drop-off Site
  • Respond to inquiries from participants and volunteers by email, phone and in-person
  • Distribute educational and promotional information, update as needed
  • Maintain and monitor usage of the Drop-off site (located in Patagonia parking lot on Grand Ave) by visiting site approximately twice per week
  • Keep detailed participant and tonnage records
  • Attend Organics Steering Committee meetings
  • Work with MGCC staff, committee and community members to develop creative methods to expand and/or improve the program.

 Qualifications:

  • At least two years college coursework in environmental education, environmental studies, communication, community outreach or a related field.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills including ability to establish priorities and procedures, and attention to detail
  • Interest or experience in community or neighborhood organizing, with an emphasis on environmental issues.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a non-profit environment
  • Open, flexible and able to work closely with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving
  • Interpersonal skills necessary for doing outreach and building community partnerships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other basic computing skills essential.
  • Operation of office machines such as fax, copier, printers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood a plus.

 Hours/Times of Day: 8-10 hours/week, flexible schedule

Location:  MGCC Office: 320 S. Griggs St., Saint Paul and Drop-off Site location: Near the intersection of Grand Ave and Macalester St. in the Patagonia/French Meadow parking lot (Saint Paul)

Minnesota AIDS Project  - EPCEA Assistant

 Name of Organization: Minnesota AIDS Project

Overview/Description of the Organization:  Founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, the Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individuals living with HIV live long, healthy lives. Our mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services.

HIV prevention is at the core of all services that we provide including our services that support people who are living with HIV. These services directly help individuals living with HIV and those who support this population access necessary information and resources in order to obtain and maintain medical care. This access improves the quality of life for those living with HIV. It also gives people education to reduce risks of transmitting HIV and to access treatment which will eventually suppress the HIV virus, lowering the community viral load and transmission rates.

MAP provides a number of services for individuals including: benefits counseling, case management, chemical health counseling and assessment, emergency financial assistance, legal assistance, transitional housing programs, transportation assistance and more. The agency provides rapid HIV tests in various settings, social support and educational activities to increase understanding of HIV and reduce risk behaviors in key communities. The entry point service for the agency is the MAP AIDSLine. The AIDSLine is the information and referral center for HIV prevention and services in the state of MN. This program offers assistance to individuals via phone, email and internet chats. The AIDSLine also does short-term direct client service work with people living with HIV to orient them to resources and link them to care in the HIV service system.  www.mnaidsproject.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Molly Stark-Ragsdale

 Job Title:  EPCEA Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
This position will assist in administrative and direct activities of the Minnesota AIDS Project, specifically by providing front desk/reception duties and assisting the Every Penny Counts Emergency Assistance (EPCEA) Coordinator with the day to day operations of the emergency financial assistance program. This will include directly assisting clients and agency visitors through reception desk responsibilities, entering client data and processing emergency financial assistance requests for EPCEA clients.

 Specific Duties:

  • Assisting with day to day operations of the emergency financial assistance program.
  • Receiving and processing client requests for emergency financial assistance.
  • Staffing the reception desk, answering phone and directing calls, greeting and assisting agency clients and visitors accordingly.
  • Understanding and complying to the agency's confidentiality guidelines.
  • Assisting with other administrative projects of other agency programs if needed or as appropriate.

 Qualifications:

  • Comfort working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with customer service, public speaking, sexual health issues and/or human services preferred but not required.
  • Comfort working with on line databases and working with Microsoft Office programs.

Hours/Times of Day: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

 Location:  1400 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404

Minnesota AIDS Project  - AIDSLine Assistant

 Name of Organization: Minnesota AIDS Project

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Founded in 1983 as a statewide nonprofit agency, the Minnesota AIDS Project envisions a Minnesota where new HIV infections are eliminated and individuals living with HIV live long, healthy lives. Our mission is to lead Minnesota's fight to stop HIV through prevention, advocacy, awareness and services.

 HIV prevention is at the core of all services that we provide including our services that support people who are living with HIV. These services directly help individuals living with HIV and those who support this population access necessary information and resources in order to obtain and maintain medical care. This access improves the quality of life for those living with HIV. It also gives people education to reduce risks of transmitting HIV and to access treatment which will eventually suppress the HIV virus, lowering the community viral load and transmission rates.

 MAP provides a number of services for individuals including: benefits counseling, case management, chemical health counseling and assessment, emergency financial assistance, legal assistance, transitional housing programs, transportation assistance and more. The agency provides rapid HIV tests in various settings, social support and educational activities to increase understanding of HIV and reduce risk behaviors in key communities. The entry point service for the agency is the MAP AIDSLine. The AIDSLine is the information and referral center for HIV prevention and services in the state of MN. This program offers assistance to individuals via phone, email and internet chats. The AIDSLine also does short-term direct client service work with people living with HIV to orient them to resources and link them to care in the HIV service system.  www.mnaidsproject.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Molly Stark-Ragsdale

 Job Title:  AIDSLine Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
This position will be based in the AIDSLine. Student will develop a working knowledge of all aspects of HIV including: modes of transmission, risk reduction strategies, HIV disease progression and treatment regimens. Student will utilize this information by completing accurate and non-judgmental HIV risk assessments to consumers. In addition to assessing client risk levels and making appropriate recommendations for HIV testing, Interns will offer suggestions on reducing risk of HIV infection/transmission based on harm reduction principles and accurate scientific information. The AIDSLine also does tabling and HIV 101 presentations as requested in various settings. Student will be trained to assist with such presentation and based on skill level deliver HIV 101 trainings in the community independently. Student will also be asked to assist in the maintenance of this program by updating schedules, entering evaluation data and assisting with other logistical concerns as needed.

 Specific Duties:

  • Staffing the AIDSLine phone hotline and chat service
  • Delivering HIV educational presentations in the community
  • Staffing HIV/MAP information tables at community events

 Qualifications:

  • Comfort working with diverse populations.
  • Experience with customer service, public speaking, sexual health issues and/or human services preferred but not required.
  • Comfort working with online databases and working with Microsoft Office programs.

 Hours/Times of Day: Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

 Location:  1400 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404

Minnesota Children's Museum  - Museum Educator

 Name of Organization: Minnesota Children's Museum

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. The Museum helps to instill a life-long love of learning by nurturing the real-world skills children need to become engaged citizens in the future.

The Museum, in operation since 1981, embraces these core concepts:

  • Early learning is the foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Families are our children’s first teachers.
  • All children deserve a time and place to be children.
  • Diverse perspectives enrich children’s lives.
  • Play is learning.

www.mcm.org

Job Title:  Museum Educator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
This position is primarily responsible for delivering and facilitating drop-in activities for Museum visitors. These activities include but are not limited to: classroom art activities and tactile sensory activities, in-gallery activities, large motor activities, and activities during on and offsite special events. Other responsibilities include assisting with staff-led programs, and working behind the scenes to ensure that program supplies are prepared and well-maintained

 Specific Duties:

  • Facilitate programs on and off-site following Museum best practices and program write-up which includes:
  • Greet visitors and introduce activities. Provide developmentally appropriate interaction with adults and children in order to encourage learning through play and to spark ideas for activities to try at home
  • Monitor and maintain program materials, supplies and program spaces throughout program
  • Demonstrate and role model being playful, engaged, welcoming and inclusive of all visitors
  • Make observations, ask open ended questions and pose challenges to extend children’s learning
  • As needed: Provide assistance to adults and children, redirect undesirable behaviors and adapt programs for visitors of varying abilities and ages
  • Provide regular feedback on programs using program assessment forms
  • Program Preparations: Complete behind-the-scenes tasks as directed such as doing inventory, prepping program supplies, collecting and tabulating program logs, washing smocks, cleaning program spaces/supplies, and putting supplies away.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working directly with children ages 1-8, preferably in a learning-focused environment (day-camp, pre-school/school, child-care center, after-school, tutoring, or informal learning environment such as a nature center or museum). The successful applicant will possess skills and knowledge related to working effectively with this age group.
  • Some post-secondary education in a related subject (education, child psychology, child development, communication, art or music therapy, museum studies, etc.) and an interest in a career related to early childhood, informal learning environments, education, or families.
  • Ability to work well with people in general, and to work effectively and comfortably in a variety of settings – from busy to slow.
  • Ability to follow directions, work independently and complete tasks and communicate in an effective manner.
  • Ability to use feedback on performance to improve effectiveness as a program facilitator.
  • Skill in taking initiative to find and complete additional tasks when assigned work is completed.
  • Preferable skills/experience: customer service, volunteer experience, leadership roles, experience working/volunteering in family-oriented environments (interacting with adults and children together).

Hours/Times of Day: Available shifts occur between the following times:
9:30 am – 3:30 pm Tuesday – Sunday
1:30 – 7:30 pm Friday - Saturday

Location:  Minnesota Children's Museum  10 West 7th St  St Paul, MN 55102

Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School  - Health Advocate

 Name of Organization: Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Minnesota Internship Center is a charter high school with multiple locations in Minneapolis. MNIC serves predominantly low-income African American students who are motivated to earn their high school diploma despite facing many barriers to their education, including generational poverty, compound community trauma, teen pregnancy, homelessness, and many health disparities. MNIC strives to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, addressing holistic student needs. At all MNIC sites, there is the goal to create a safe and supportive environment for all students, including homeless and LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Allied) students. In addition, MNIC staff provides support services including college and career assistance, health advocacy, housing support, and social and emotional support. Volunteers are also prized members of the MNIC team who work as tutors and advocates on various tasks tailored to volunteer learning goals and MNIC program needs.  www.mnic.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Wynonna Ardiansyah, Cody Dail, Brett Hahn, Megan Schermerhorn, Ngoc Nguyen

 Job Title:  Health Advocate

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Health Advocates are valuable members of the MNIC Student Support Services Team. Their job is to reduce the many health disparities faced by our very under-resourced MNIC High School students through connecting them to health information and community resources. This work is done through one to one meetings, health promotions and awareness campaigns, participating in school wide events such as vision screening and grant writing to fund innovative health initiatives. To build rapport with students most Health Advocates at least initially tutor in MNIC classrooms.

 Specific Duties:

  • To build rapport with students, Health Advocates will tutor regularly in the classroom
  • Work one on one to refer students to health information and resources, including health insurance applications
  • Determine and complete larger health projects that fits their interests. In the past, Health Advocates have completed projects including facilitating a student health club, creating a guidebook for different insurance plans, and creating a PE volunteer program.
  • Assist with health awareness campaigns through publicity efforts for students at their site
  • Assist with school wide events such as vision screening, health fairs, etc
  • Co-facilitate a health curriculum for students 30 - 60 minutes per week
  • Write grants to Action Fund (if desired) for innovative health projects
  • Attend Health Advocate training and scheduled support meetings

 Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have an interest in public health, social justice, and working with highly under-resourced and diverse minority communities.
  • Applicants must be flexible and able to work independently with minimal supervision, since their supervisor will not be on site consistently.
  • Applicants must have strong interpersonal communication skills and desire to make connections with MNIC students.
  • Resilient, posses a positive attitude and reliable are necessities for the position

Hours/Times of Day: Monday - Friday between 8:30am - 3pm

 Location:  2507 Fremont Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Minnesota Literacy Council  - Student Support Assistant

 Name of Organization: Minnesota Literacy Council

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Open Door Learning Center—Lake Street is a program of the Minnesota Literacy Council, a statewide nonprofit organization providing life-changing literacy services for youth, children, and adults. Our adult learning center provides ESL (English as a Second Language) and Adult Basic Education classes, including Basic Math, Computer, GED, Citizenship, Medical Careers and College Preparation classes. Our students are both native and non-native speakers of English from all over the world. At Lake St., most of our classes are volunteer-led, but some are taught by paid staff. We have morning, afternoon and evening programming Monday through Thursday, along with some programming on Friday mornings and early afternoons.  mnliteracy.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Eura Chang, Andrea Grimaldi

 Job Title:  Student Support Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Student Support Assistant will provide direct, one-on-one support to our adult students to enable them to more effectively engage with their education.

 Specific Duties:

  • Administer a distance-learning program, assisting students in completing online practice in a lab setting
  • Tutor adult students one-on-one to help improve their English, math, or computer skills
  • Teach or assist in an English-as-a-Second-Language or GED prep classroom, as needed
  • Help students connect with community resources that can help them solve problems for themselves and their families
  • Assist students in registering for classes and provide customer service in person and by phone
  • Complete a long-term project of choice, based on student’s strengths and interests.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working/interacting with many different cultural backgrounds and a strong interest in working with immigrants and/or refugees
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter/takes initiative.

 Hours/Times of Day: Flexible—ideally during our programming hours between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM M-Th, or between 4:00 and 9:00 PM M-Th evenings

Location:  2700 E. Lake Street, Suite 2500  Minneapolis, MN 55406

Neighborhood House  - Health Access Program Support Adviser

Name of Organization: Neighborhood House

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Neighborhood House mission is to help people, families and organizations develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities, since 1897.

History

The Neighborhood House was founded in 1897 by the women of Mount Zion Temple to assist Russian Jewish immigrants fleeing their homeland as a result of mounting bigotry and discrimination. Over 110 years later, Neighborhood House is a vibrant, thriving organization serving immigrants, refugees and low-income populations in need of a helping hand. Multi- lingual and multi-cultural, the organization serves people from around the world, who relocate to Minnesota seeking a better life for themselves and their families. In a comprehensive effort to break the cycle of poverty, Neighborhood House operates diverse programs that work together to stabilize lives.  www.neighb.org

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Anne Marie Buron, Rosa Druker

Job Title:  Health Access Program Support Adviser

Overview/Description of the Position: 
Neighborhood House has supported families from over 50 cultural and ethnic populations in times of transition or need. With each successive wave of newcomers, the demographic makeup of our service population has changed. What has not changed is our commitment to helping families move from “survive” to “thrive.”

 The Health Access Support Adviser Position will:

Have oversight of the day to day operations of It’s That Easy programming (ITE programming offers parent educators resources and tools necessary to empower parents to connect with their children, share their family values, and engage in meaningful conversations about sex, relationships, and sexuality), recruit and support parent educators in accomplishing grant objectives of reaching 1000 Ramsey County parents. The position might also include: implementing a targeted HIV testing and outreach program for the Latino or Asian Pacific Islander (API) community through outreach, presentations and the use of media.

 Specific Duties:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations and coordination of the It's That Easy (ITE) program and special events.
  • Utilize best practices in parent education by completing and implementing ITE curriculum and conduct ITE training.
  • Research best practices in healthy sexuality and parent education and connect parent educators to resources.
  • Take lead in organizing and coordinating ITE events.
  • Oversee, track and ensure that all appropriate program monthly reports are collected and compiled for grant reporting.
  • Prepare, attend, lead, and participate in monthly booster meetings as scheduled.
  • Implement work plan for the targeted segment of the Latino/API community based on program objectives and goals
  • Participate on community advisory panels
  • Administer HIV rapid testing with targeted population
  • Provide participants with resources and referrals to other services including those offered by the agency
  • Organize, plan and facilitate group sessions (including recruitment, scheduling, set up and clean up)
  • Assist with revision, development, and identification of up-to-date materials that meet the program goals and respect the API culture, values and potential limitations such as literacy levels and resistance to program topics
  • Keep accurate track of program expenses, including food, transportation and incentives
  • Implement program evaluation tools and track progress using relevant database(s)
  • Assist in preparation of program reports as instructed by funding agreements and supervisor
  • Maintain confidentiality of all program participants in accordance with data privacy/ethical laws, standards and policies

 Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in data collection, evaluation, curriculum planning and implementation.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to carry out duties independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Excellent time management and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to execute work plans, collect and interpret data, and prepare progress reports.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS/STIs and Hepatitis
  • Demonstrated experience working with the API community, its different cultures, norms and traditions
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Bilingual in English and an API language/Spanish preferred
  • Strong computer skills (including Microsoft Office, Internet and e-mail)
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Must be able to safely lift a minimum of 30 pounds

 Hours/Times of Day: Neighborhood House's programming can work with a variety of student schedules. Flexibility for some evenings and weekends preferred.

 Location:  179 Robie St., St, Paul, MN, 55107

Neighborhood House  - Youth Intervention Specialist

 Name of Organization: Neighborhood House

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Neighborhood House is a multicultural settlement house founded in 1897 by the women of Mount Zion Temple. Neighborhood House has supported families from over 50 cultural and ethnic populations in times of transition or need. With each successive wave of newcomers, the demographic makeup of our service population has changed. What has not changed is our commitment to helping families move from “survive” to “thrive.” At its six sites, Neighborhood House offers programming in Basic Needs (six Family Centers and two food shelves) and Lifelong Learning (Adult Education, Baby Talks, College Access, Early Childhood Education, Gang Reduction and Intervention Program, Health Access, and Youth Works). In 2013 we served over 17,000 individuals.  www.neighb.org

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Anne Marie Buron, Rosa Druker

Job Title:  Youth Intervention Specialist

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Community Impact:
Our Teen Resource Center provides a safe, welcoming and culturally competent environment with wrap-around services for at risk youth in our community on the West Side of St. Paul. It combines tutoring, mentoring and mental health services to create a caring atmosphere for all of our youth.

 Specific Duties:

  • Serve as a mentor and friend to our youth in the drop in center while making sure there are enough snacks and activities
  • Help plan and attend fun, educational field trips, events or on site presentations
  • Help maintain attendance by reminding youth to sign in and monitor that technology is being used correctly
  • Attend monthly Teen Resource Center planning meetings
  • Other program-specific duties as assigned by the Program Manager

 Qualifications:

  • Able to speak, read and write English fluently
  • Possess good inter-personal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with persons of other cultures
  • Able to understand and respect confidentiality
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Willing to use technology in the classroom, including laptop computers, document cameras, and LCD projectors

 Hours/Times of Day: Positions are available at the Wellstone Center Monday - Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 6p.m. You can choose what day/shift works best for you. Specific or modified hours can be arranged directly with the Youth Works staff.

 Location:  179 Robie St., St. Paul, MN, 55107

Neighborhood House  - Children’s Literacy Activities Coordinator

 Name of Organization: Neighborhood House

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Neighborhood House is a multicultural settlement house founded in 1897 by the women of Mount Zion Temple. Neighborhood House has supported families from over 50 cultural and ethnic populations in times of transition or need. With each successive wave of newcomers, the demographic makeup of our service population has changed. What has not changed is our commitment to helping families move from “survive” to “thrive.” At its six sites, Neighborhood House offers programming in Basic Needs (six Family Centers and two food shelves) and Lifelong Learning (Adult Education, Baby Talks, College Access, Early Childhood Education, Gang Reduction and Intervention Program, Health Access, and Youth Works). In 2013 we served over 17,000 individuals.  www.neighb.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Anne Marie Buron, Rosa Druker

 Job Title:  Children’s Literacy Activities Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Children’s Literacy Activities Coordinator aids in the development and planning of the evening childcare program, where children between the ages of 0-4 can participate in games, crafts, reading and other learning activities, while their parents are attending English or GED classes. The children are non-native English speakers from immigrant and refugee families who need help preparing for kindergarten and elementary school.

 Specific Duties:

  • Provide safe and competent childcare for appropriate age group
  • Lead activities with the children’s group
  • Assist with program development including updating classroom curriculum materials and increasing cultural competency
  • Recruit and train volunteers to be Children’s Literacy Activity Assistants
  • Provide attendance and activities reports as requested by the ELL Program Coordinator
  • Other program specific duties as assigned by the ELL Program Coordinator or Manager

Qualifications:

  • Able to speak, read and write English fluently
  • Must be dependable and prompt
  • Possess good inter-personal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to interact respectfully with persons of other cultures
  • Able to understand and respect confidentiality
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Somali, Ormo, Ahmaric, and/or Hmong is helpful but not required

 Hours/Times of Day: Preferred position hours include Mon.-Thurs. 6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Specific or modified hours can be arranged directly with the ELL and GED Program Staff.

 Location:  Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building

179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55107

Open Arms of Minnesota  - Nutrition and Wellness Assistant

 Name of Organization: Open Arms of Minnesota

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  It’s a simple notion: people who are sick should not be without food. Yet it happens every day that people in our community with life-threatening illnesses find themselves unable to shop or cook — and, often, without the support network to help.

That’s where we come in. Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and ALS. We also work with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing food and technical assistance for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Open Arms is also unique in its phenomenal community of donors and more than 2,200 volunteers — the folks who work with us every day, ensuring that we continue to do our work with enthusiasm, joy and success.  www.openarmsmn.org

Job Title:  Nutrition and Wellness Assistant

Overview/Description of the Position: 
Nutrition and Wellness Assistant - work in the kitchen with volunteers and with the nutritionist and client services team to help us serve our clients to the best of our ability

 Specific Duties:
As a small non-profit, we are flexible in exactly what the role will end up being but no matter which role the student chooses, the role includes:

  • Interacting and socializing with volunteers
  • Helping staff prepare for volunteer shifts, and supporting volunteers' work.
  • Answer client and volunteer questions
  • Completing components of staff driven projects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Remaining flexible as every day is different and fun
  • Having a keen eye for detail

 Qualifications:

  • Must be at least a sophomore or 2nd year student.
  • Should have some experience in a role that involved customer service.
  • Should have an interest in improving the experiences of people around them.
  • Must have a positive, and proactive personality.
  • Should have an interest in urban farming, health/wellness/nutrition, customer service/business, and/or marketing/non-profit management
  • It is helpful if you have your own transportation

 Hours/Times of Day: Weekday/daytime is preferable for most hours although we could have 1 shift be in the evening or on the weekend if that is more convenient.

We are particularly busy and could use extra assistance 10:30am-2pm weekdays but this is not a required timeframe

 Location:  Our office and kitchen are located at 2500 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis MN OR  Our farm is located just west of downtown St. Paul

Open Arms of Minnesota  - Customer Experience Assistant

 Name of Organization: Open Arms of Minnesota

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  It’s a simple notion: people who are sick should not be without food. Yet it happens every day that people in our community with life-threatening illnesses find themselves unable to shop or cook — and, often, without the support network to help.

That’s where we come in. Open Arms is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers free meals specifically tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, MS, and ALS. We also work with communities in sub-Saharan Africa, providing food and technical assistance for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Open Arms is also unique in its phenomenal community of donors and more than 2,200 volunteers — the folks who work with us every day, ensuring that we continue to do our work with enthusiasm, joy and success.  www.openarmsmn.org

Job Title:  Customer Experience Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Work in the front of the house supporting delivery volunteers, our reception desk, and collaborating on customer experience program and project development.

Specific Duties:
As a small non-profit, we are flexible in exactly what the role will end up being but no matter which role the student chooses, the role includes:

  • Interacting and socializing with volunteers
  • Helping staff prepare for volunteer shifts, and supporting volunteers' work.
  • Answer client and volunteer questions
  • Completing components of staff driven projects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Remaining flexible as every day is different and fun
  • Having a keen eye for detail

 Qualifications:

  • Must be at least a sophomore or 2nd year student.
  • Should have some experience in a role that involved customer service.
  • Should have an interest in improving the experiences of people around them.
  • Must have a positive, and proactive personality.
  • Should have an interest in urban farming, health/wellness/nutrition, customer service/business, and/or marketing/non-profit management
  • It is helpful if you have your own transportation

Hours/Times of Day: Weekday/daytime is preferable for most hours although we could have 1 shift be in the evening or on the weekend if that is more convenient.

We are particularly busy and could use extra assistance 10:30am-2pm weekdays but this is not a required timeframe

 Location:  Our office and kitchen are located at 2500 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis MN OR   Our farm is located just west of downtown St. Paul

Our Saviour's Community Services  - Resident Health Program Coordinator

 Name of Organization: Our Saviour's Community Services

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Our Saviour’s Housing is a community of hope for those who need a home. Our mission is eliminating homelessness by providing shelter, support, and a chance to start over. We serve nearly 500 adults each year in three housing programs: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing. The emergency shelter houses 34 men and six women for up to 90-days each. Transitional housing provides housing for 10 men and 6 women for up to 2-years in two large houses on campus. The permanent housing program currently supports 30 women and 60 men that experienced chronic homelessness and live with a serious disability.
http://oscs-mn.org/oursaviourshousing/

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jonah Freed

 Job Title:  Resident Health Program Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The homeless population served at Our Saviour's Housing (OSH) is at a disadvantage when considering living a healthy lifestyle due to their lack of educational and financial resources. Join OSH as we engage our housing program residents and community volunteers in the OSH resident health club - Lifestyle Lift-up - in an effort to combat this. The Lifestyle Lift-up Health Club encourages a well-rounded, active, and healthy lifestyle in a safe and affirming community setting. We work with knowledgeable and professional community volunteers to provide the best experience for our residents to improve their health – in all aspects! In order to provide the best experience for OSH residents to improve their health, we seek to work with students on maintaining current programming as well as expanding programming opportunities for a fuller experience.

 Specific Duties:

  • Be the primary contact with current community volunteers (current activities include massage and meditation)
  • Market programming to OSH residents to increase participation
  • Oversee and participate in programming events
  • Organize further programming, such as a healthy eating and cooking class

 Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Organized, reliable, and timely
  • Interest in and comfortable working directly with individuals who are homeless or formally homeless
  • Interest in marketing, communications, health, social services, or related careers
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a diverse team

 Hours/Times of Day: Primarily weekday afternoons/evenings, particularly Thursday until 7:30 or 8pm

 Location:  Our Saviour's Housing Emergency Shelter  2219 Chicago Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55404

Our Saviour's Community Services  - Student Advocate

 Name of Organization: Our Saviour's Community Services

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The English Learning Center (a program of Our Saviour's Community Services) provides free classes for adult refugees and immigrants. We offer multiple levels of basic English, math, computers and citizenship. Our classes are offered mornings and evenings - year round - and taught by an impressive corps of volunteer teachers. We provide a welcoming and professional environment for our newest neighbors, and at the same time offer a unique venue for volunteers to have a rich and meaningful teaching experience.  http://oscs-mn.org/englishlearningcenter/

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jonah Freed

 Job Title:  Student Advocate

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
This position is responsible for providing support to and advocacy on behalf of ELC students so that they can better meet their goals. This position is only in its second year, and the ideal candidate will be flexible and willing to help us grow the position. Likely tasks might include helping students to understand documents or fill out forms, helping students to access community resources, and helping students seek out and apply for jobs. Other projects may be assigned depending on the skills and interests of the applicant and the needs of the English Learning Center.

 Specific Duties:

  • In collaboration with Program Director, develop a system and schedule for meeting with students and providing services.
  • Communicate with students to let them know the services you will provide and how to access them.
  • Assist students with employment related activities, such as filling out job applications, writing resumes, and searching for employment opportunities.
  • Assist students with filling out paperwork and understanding their personal mail, forms, etc.
  • Refer students to community resources and, if necessary, accompany them to access to these resources.
  • As time allows, assess the interest in and value of organizing students to act as resources for one another (eg. walking groups, parent support groups, etc.).
  • Maintain detailed and organized records and notes as you interact with students.

 Qualifications:
This position requires an individual who is flexible, responsible, takes initiative, and stays on task with minimal supervision. This person should be confident and comfortable meeting new people, and working across linguistic and cultural barriers in one-on-one conversations with students, and in groups. This person should be willing to offer advice and assistance, and, equally important, to admit when they do not have an answer and seek out advice themselves. They should thrive working independently, and as a part of a team.

Speaking a language other than English (especially Somali or Spanish) would be highly beneficial for this position, but not required.

 Hours/Times of Day: Hours for this position can vary, but must include some time during ELC classes, as well as time after AM classes, and before PM classes.

AM classes are offered from 9:30am-11:45am Monday - Thursday. PM classes are offered from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.

 Location:  2315 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Patrick's Cabaret  - Box Office Manager

 Name of Organization: Patrick's Cabaret

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Patrick's Cabaret is a small experimental theater in Midtown Minneapolis that creates roughly four Cabaret-style performances each month. These shows typically consist of six unrelated acts from a wide variety of artistic genres, artist backgrounds and experience levels. The mission of Patrick's Cabaret is to support artists in their growth and development by encouraging artists of all experience levels to try new things, specifically reaching out to artists of color, GLBT/queer-identified artists and those with different abilities.  www.patrickscabaret.org

 Job Title:  Box Office Manager

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The student worker will attend all Cabaret events and run the box office: help set up and take down the theater seating (before and after performance), sell tickets and concessions, manage nightly volunteers, ticket taking, assist staff in general clean up.  The student will also work in the offices at the Cabaret, assisting with marketing tasks, contacting potential artists, and attending meetings. There is quite a bit of flexibility in this role - we encourage students to find what is of interest at the Cabaret and build skills in that area.

 Specific Duties:

  • Manage all aspects of theater box office, including tickets and concessions
  • Manage nightly volunteers
  • Assist staff with set up and take down of theater seating
  • Assist staff with clean up of the theater after events
  • Attend staff meeting and (possibly) board meetings
  • Be the public face of the Cabaret at recruiting or marketing events
  • Connect with and/or recruit potential artists for shows
  • Other duties that are of interest to the student

 Qualifications:
The student must be flexible, outgoing and able to multi-task. The student must be able to work independently and with others in a very diverse work situation. A love of art and community engagement is a plus!

 Hours/Times of Day: Some Friday and Saturday evenings, flexible daytime hours Monday-Friday (some work can occur off-site instead of in the office)

 Location:  Patrick's Cabaret  3010 Minnehaha Avenue  Minneapolis, MN 55406

Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota  - Patient Support Assistant

 Name of Organization: Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Planned Parenthood is an organization that is passionate about three things: sexual and reproductive health care, education and advocacy. And for almost 100 years Planned Parenthood has been steadfast in pursuing these goals. Our unwavering commitments:

- We believe in and provide comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care for all.

- We believe everyone should have access to our services regardless of their ability to pay.

- We are, and always have been, the fearless voice of progress for the rights of women and reproductive health care.

- We support people in making healthy choices throughout their lifetimes.

At Planned Parenthood we provide health care, education, and advocacy programs to help women, men and families make informed, responsible decisions about their personal health as well as the health of their communities. When you choose to visit Planned Parenthood, your voice is being heard.  www.ppmns.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jasmine Landry, Leah Beckmann

 Job Title:  Patient Support Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Under supervision of Vandalia Clinic Staff, the Patient Support Assistant provides non-medical support to patients and clinic staff during appointments. This largely includes hand holding, assistance with breathing and relaxation techniques, referrals for resources, and rooming patients. Volunteers provide “head of the bed” support during procedures for patients without sedation. They also provide support in the recovery area and assist with clinical tasks as needed.

 Specific Duties:

  • Provide emotional support before, during, and after procedures to patients in-clinic and help settle patients in the recovery area with heating pads, juice, etc.
  • Assist with non-medical pain management techniques, specifically breathing techniques, light massage, and hand-holding, and verbal direction, encouragement and engagement.
  • Assist clinic staff in the efficient flow of clinic systems by preparing patient charts, rooming patients, and assisting in other processes as needed.
  • Assist with small tasks such as helping clean and “turn over” rooms, re-stocking supplies in clinic and assisting as needed per the Charge Nurse.
  • If possible, meet clients before the procedure and provide information as needed; check in with patients immediately after their procedure and provide contact information in case they would like further emotional support
  • Volunteer may be trained to take blood pressure and pulse post-procedure and document in medical record.
  • Assist patient into recovery room following procedures.
  • Perform other clinic duties as directed in accordance with licensure and agency policies.

 Qualifications:

  • Comfortable being present during surgical procedures (specifically, not bothered by sight of blood, needles, etc.)
  • Effective communication skills
  • Personable and comforting personality
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Ability to provide confidential, compassionate and non-judgmental services to patients obtaining abortion services
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Offer of position contingent upon successful completion PPMNS orientation, background check and immunization requirements.

 Hours/Times of Day: Flexible Monday-Saturday daytime hours (mornings and afternoons)

 Location:  671 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114

Project for Pride in Living (PPL)  - Youth and Community Program Assistant

 Name of Organization: Project for Pride in Living (PPL)

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  PPL's mission is to work with individuals and families with lower incomes to achieve greater self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, support services and education. Our core areas are housing stability, economic advancement, family/individual stability and youth achievement.
www.ppl-inc.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Natalie Heneghan

 Job Title:  Youth and Community Program Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
PPL's Family Literacy Program strives to improve educational and employment outcomes for families and new immigrants with lower incomes through integrated programming serving both parents and their children. The YCPA will collaborate with PPL staff and a small team of work study peers to plan and implement the youth portion of the Family Literacy model in a small PPL St. Paul affordable housing community. The YCPA will work with the staff team to design and implement activities that foster literacy and social skill development, inspire youth to become self-motivated learners, and empower parents to bolster the home learning environment. The YCPA will further help staff identify, refine, and devise plans to replicate best practices.

 Specific Duties:

  • Collaborate with other staff members to plan and coordinate literacy and enrichment sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Build positive, supportive relationships with residents.
  • Assist with creating and implementing literacy-building and community-building activities for youth and families.
  • Assist with identifying, refining, and replicating best practices.
  • Support and supervise volunteers.
  • Work study students have the opportunity to initiate additional projects based on personal interests and schedule.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth is preferred.
  • Experience in a tutoring in a setting serving diverse youth is preferred.
  • Students who are self-starters, team players, creative, flexible, and motivated and committed will be successful in this position!

 Hours/Times of Day: Tues./Thurs., 5-8 pm plus planning time (flexible) and biweekly staff meetings (TBD).

 Location:  Obama Elementary School, 707 Holly Ave., St. Paul 55104
Students can expect a 20 minute bus/bike commute or 10 minutes by car from campus.

PUC-Pillsbury House Theatre  - Teen Programming Assistant

Name of Organization: PUC-Pillsbury House Theatre

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  FANS, Furthering Achievement through Network and Support is a free college prep program that prepares inner city youth for college. FANS has been around for 25 years guiding youth to college around the Twin Cities. FANS covers everything from ACT/SAT college prep, tutoring, scholarships to financial literacy, cooking, campus life and college tours. CREW is a service learning program where 5th-8th graders contribute to the community. They do everything from environmental work, working with the elderly, and contributing to the homeless.  http://puc-mn.org/fans

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Marta Vegdahl-Crowell

 Job Title:  Teen Programming Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Do you like working with youth? Do you have a positive attitude? Do you want to make a change? Do you like working in a culturally diverse environment? Well here is your chance! Pillsbury House Theatre offers hands on experience with youth ages 10-18. You will help shape the lives of these youth through service learning projects and college readiness. It's a fun and energetic place to be and all we need is you!

 Specific Duties:

  • The student will help form lesson plans
  • Lead groups in discussions about college life
  • Come up with service learning projects
  • Tutor
  • Assist with some paperwork (i.e registering youth, attendance)
  • Assist with cooking

 Qualifications:
A positive, patient, and creative attitude. You have to like working with youth of different cultures.

 Hours/Times of Day: Preferred times. Sept. M-Th 3:30-6
Oct-May. Tue and Thur 3:30-6, Wed 4-8
But will work around your class schedule.

Location:  3501 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Ramsey Middle School  - Ramsey/Macalester Tutor Program Coordinator

Name of Organization: Ramsey Middle School

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Ramsey Middle School serves 695 students in grades 6-8

"At Ramsey we are committed to providing a premier middle school education through intercultural learning experiences that foster inquiry and cooperative learning. We are a strong school partnered with a strong community to develop lifelong learners who thrive in today's rapidly changing society. The world needs you and it starts here."  www.ramsey.spps.org

 Job Title:  Ramsey/Macalester Tutor Program Coordinator

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The tutor coordinator will implement and coordinate tutoring services for select Ramsey Middle School classrooms using Macalester college student volunteers.

 Specific Duties:

  • Recruit and screen tutors from the Macalester community. Utilize existing networks and develop new networks to do so.
  • Communicate and coordinate with teachers who have tutors placed in their classrooms.
  • Orient and train Macalester tutors using a social justice centered approach. Connect volunteer tutors with supplemental training provided by the Saint Paul Public School Foundation and other organizations.
  • Carefully match Macalester tutors with Ramsey classrooms and monitor volunteer tutors-classrooms pairings.
  • Advise Macalester tutors who are placed in Ramsey classrooms to develop a self-reflexive, structurally aware and ally-oriented stances in classrooms. Provide resources and regular coaching for tutors around best practices for tutoring and youth engagement.
  • Routinely recognize the work of both tutors and teachers in the program.
  • Serve as a liaison between Macalester tutors and teachers to ensure clear and consistent communication.
  • Organize and recruit Macalester volunteers to participate in day long Ramsey events including Science Fair brainstorming and presentations.
  • Assess the Ramsey-Macalester Tutor program to date, using routine teacher and tutor feedback (orientation model, tutor integration in the school, success of programming, etc.)

 Qualifications:

  • Background in working with students.
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel and Google docs.

 Hours/Times of Day: School day hours

 Location:  Ramsey Middle School 1700 Summit Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105

Saint Paul Neighborhood Network  - SPNN Access Assistant

 Name of Organization: Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  SPNN’s mission is to empower people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice, and build common understanding. SPNN is a place for exploration and diverse voices, for artistic vision and award­-winning quality. Our goal is to empower youth, adults and non-profits to find their voice, by offering the tools, training and access needed to speak out on issues important to their lives. Two of the primary ways that we serve and interact with the community are through our youth programs and our access programs.  www.spnn.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Hyunjung Lee

 Job Title:  SPNN Access Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The student would be an integral part of the access team by providing support and assistance in training, trouble shoot editing, camera, and studio questions for members, schedule reservations for members, assist in access department communications and answer general membership questions.

Depending on their interest and talents they would be able to create projects that would help promote the work of SPNN by creating 30 second and one minute promos for classes and events held by the Access Department, create technical tips for SPNN members to utilize to assist them in their projects, create promos for member productions, assist SPNN Access manager with communications, programming and membership duties.

 Specific Duties:

  • Trouble shoot issues with editing software
  • Assist members in the studio with lighting and control room issues.
  • Provide technical assistance via the phone for issues with cameras.
  • Answer the phone
  • Use software to schedule reservations via the phone and in person for members.
  • Check members into their rooms and check out cameras and other field gear.
  • Greet Visitors
  • Clean up community spaces
  • Help with member outreach; newsletter, blogs and news articles
  • Promote workshops and special classes
  • Work on promotional videos for SPNN classes.

 Qualifications:
The SPNN Access Assistant will be working closely with SPNN’s membership which is very diverse. Good costumer service skills, technical aptitude and a love for working with people are necessary. Since the adults involved in our programs are predominantly low-income, from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, experience working with people of color, low-income adults, and having an understanding of technology would be extremely helpful.

To support access members, it would be beneficial if the student has experience or at least a strong interest in video production and other forms of media. Experience with manual functions of cameras (exposure, white balance, gain, shutter speed), lighting, audio/music production, animation, or the Adobe Production suite would also prove relevant. An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is desired.

 Hours/Times of Day: We are very flexible. SPNN is open 7 days a week; from noon-9 most week days, 10-5 Saturdays and 12-5 on Sundays.

 Location:  375 Jackson Street Suite 250 Saint Paul, MN 55101

Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN)  - SPNN Youth Media Program Assistant

 Name of Organization: Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN)

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  SPNN’s mission is to empower people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice, and build common understanding. SPNN is a place for exploration and diverse voices, for artistic vision and award­-winning quality. Our goal is to empower youth, adults and non-profits to find their voice, by offering the tools, training and access needed to speak out on issues important to their lives. Two of the primary ways that we serve and interact with the community are through our youth programs and our access programs.  www.spnn.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Hyunjung Lee

 Job Title:  SPNN Youth Media Program Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Youth Media Program Assistant will work directly with youth in Set It Up, our teen-produced TV show. Meeting twice weekly, youth in Set It Up create four “magazine-style” television shows throughout the year, exploring community-based topics that matter to them. In addition to learning media skills and techniques, Set It Up participants take part in community exploration through structured activities, and are encouraged to think about their identities, communities, and values.  This is an engaging position that will allow the participant to work side by side with a community of young people, helping them to discover the power of media to create social change and supporting them in getting their voices out to a larger audience.

 Specific Duties:

  • Assist Set It Up coordinators with program planning and implementation
  • Mentor youth through the production process
  • Work to build community and develop leadership skills with teens from a variety of different backgrounds
  • Complete at least three media projects (such as a training video, a photo essay, or a zine)
  • Organize and lead at least one training around technology, media literacy, or community engagement
  • Organize a panel of guest speakers from Macalester College
  • Assist with outreach, visibility, and public screenings
  • If scheduling permits, attend weekly meetings with Set It Up Coordinators and provide feedback on the direction of the program

 Qualifications:
The SPNN Youth Media Program Assistant will work with a diverse population of youth engaged in programming at SPNN. The youth involved in our programs are predominantly low-income youth of color, from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. Experience working with youth of color, low-income youth, or having an understanding of general philosophies around youth development would be extremely helpful.

To support the youth participants in classes, it would be beneficial if the student has experience or at least a strong interest in video production, digital photography, and other forms of media. Experience with manual functions of cameras (exposure, white balance, gain, shutter speed), lighting, audio/music production, animation, or the Adobe Production suite would also prove relevant. An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is desired.

 Hours/Times of Day: Flexible, but the ideal schedule would be: Tuesday and then either Wednesday or Thursday  2:00 – 6:00pm 
In addition, a weekly 30 minute check-in meeting would be scheduled, though the specific day/time for this is flexible.

Location:  SPNN is located in the 375 Jackson building in Downtown Saint Paul. We are easily accessible via bus and light rail, and are able to provide Metro Transit passes if needed.

Saint Paul Public Library  - Homework Center Tutor/Reading Coach

 Name of Organization: Saint Paul Public Library

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Saint Paul Public Library operates six after-school Homework Centers. These are comfortable spaces at the library where students of all ages can drop in and work on their homework independently or with the help of tutors. The Homework Centers are equipped with comfortable furniture, computers, printers, reference books, and school supplies for student use. Tutor sessions average about 30 minutes at a time, and students can sign up for multiple sessions throughout the day. Most of the students speak English as a second language and are from recent immigrant families. During the 2013-2014 school year, the Homework Centers served over 1,000 learners and logged more than 15,000 individual visits.

The Read Together Program pairs students in grades 1-5 with trained volunteer tutors from the community for one-on-one tutoring in reading for one hour a week. This program focuses on building literacy skills through reading, writing, and unique literacy activities and games. Students served by this program are reading below grade level and are taking advantage of this free service offered by the Saint Paul Public Library in order to boost their reading skills. This program increases literacy in the community and enables young children to gain confidence in reading. During the 2013-2014 school year, roughly 150 students were served through our one-to-one literacy tutoring. As many students as this program can help, however, there are always more on the waiting list who could benefit from this program.

The Macalester student employee(s) may choose a combination of these two tutoring programs.  www.sppl.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Glenna Gransee

 Job Title:  Homework Center Tutor/Reading Coach

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Saint Paul Public Libraries Homework Centers provides free one-on-one tutoring to students seeking extra help with homework and study skills. Homework Center tutors provide positive and enthusiastic leadership while helping students of all ages with homework assignments. Tutors may also be paired with one or more students in grades 1-5 through the Read Together programs, which focuses on building literacy skills through reading, writing, and unique literacy activities and games.

 Specific Duties:

  • Provide academic assistance to students of all ages. Assistance may include: working on solutions to problems, reviewing class material, formulating and developing ideas for papers, discussing assigned texts, doing research, and a minimal amount assisting with job search and resume writing.
  • Act as a positive role model for students. Help students develop positive attitudes towards learning, studying, and reading. Additionally, help students develop self-confidence in reading and academic work.
  • Get to know students who frequent the Homework Center/Read Together and understand their needs.
  • Tutors in the Read Together program will work one-on-one with a student in 1st-5th grade for one hour per week; the tutor will build literacy skills through reading, writing, and literacy activities.
  • Track student interactions by recording the name of the student, what subject they received tutoring in, and the length of time.

 Qualifications:

  • Ideal applicant will be comfortable interacting and communicating with diverse populations and age groups (elementary students through adult learners).
  • Applicant will be able to effectively explain concepts to others. Must be patient, open-minded, flexible, and be willing to take on new challenges to meet student requirements and learning styles.
  • Be punctual and reliable. Attend all training sessions required, and communicate with coordinators as needed.
  • Must have interest in working with youth.
  • Experience in tutoring/mentoring and interacting with English Language Learners is helpful, but not required.
  • Must pass a background check.

 Hours/Times of Day: Homework Centers are open Mondays-Thursdays 3-7 p.m. and Sundays 1-4pm. Hours are flexible within this time frame.

Read Together tutoring sessions are typically scheduled for one hour between 4 - 7pm on weekdays and between 1-5pm on weekends.

 Location:  461 Dale Street North Saint Paul, MN 55104

Saint Paul Public Schools  - AVID Tutor

Name of Organization: Saint Paul Public Schools

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The AVID system is currently offered in 16 Saint Paul Public Schools at the middle and high school levels. At the secondary level AVID is a college readiness system that prepares students from the “Academic Middle” for scholastic success and admission to post-secondary institutions. Students are prepared for academic achievement through the use of AVID methodologies, such as organization techniques, note-taking components, and inquiry development. There are many integral components to the AVID system such as college exposure, enrichment programming, guest speakers, and family workshops.  www.spps.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Julia Gay

 Job Title:  AVID Tutor

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
AVID Tutor's guide middle and or high school students through bi-weekly Socratic based tutorials in the subjects of math, science, social studies, and English in 16 Saint Paul Public Middle and High Schools. If you have an interest in working with young people, and availability during the hours of 7:30am - 2:00pm, this may be the opportunity for you!

 Specific Duties:

  • attend tutor training sessions
  • support middle and high school students to understand school work/materials that they are learning in rigorous courses
  • assist students to succeed in college requirements, actively engage and collaborate throughout your sessions by facilitating discussion and providing feedback
  • be able to work with more than one student at the same time by facilitating small groups
  • be a good role model with a positive and professional attitude at all times
  • report to the AVID elective class on time and prepared to work
  • attend trainings

Qualifications:
Must have transportation. Must be knowledge in all school subjects (math, English, science, reading, writing, social studies etc.). Must be able to work with students of diverse backgrounds

Hours/Times of Day: Various, depending on school building.  Hours can range from 4-20 hours per week, depending on availability.

 Location:  Various, positions available at 16 Saint Paul Public Middle and High Schools

Science Museum of Minnesota  - Visitor Services Greeter

 Name of Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Science Museum of Minnesota, founded in 1907, is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater to provide science education to our audience of more than a million people per year. Our Mission: Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.  www.smm.org

 Job Title:  Visitor Services Greeter

 Overview/Description of the Position: 

Positively shape each visitor’s experience by assisting them as they enter and exit the museum’s special exhibit.

Assist in the lobby to be the first smiling face visitors see, a hub for information about SMM and St. Paul, and a guide for exploration and fun. Scan tickets for visitors as they enter the museum galleries and Omnitheater, and guarantee our visitors have the best experience possible.

Cordially meet and greet Science Museum of Minnesota school groups and answer their questions regarding programming, show times, key locations of interest within the museum, and general information.

 Specific Duties:

  • Meet and greet buses, help the school groups get their wristbands and direct the groups to the Gallery Exhibit entrance or Omnitheater.
  • Facilitate scheduled lunches with students, teachers, and chaperones.
  • Working with a variety of groups from the museum and as a team player is a vital skill along with great customer service skills.
  • Scanning tickets as visitors enter Omnitheater and Special Exhibit

 Qualifications:

  • Equipped with effective communication skills Interested in interacting with visitors of all ages
  • Excited to work within a highly collaborative team
  • Have effective customer service skills

 Hours/Times of Day: Weekday, evenings, weekends are available with some flexibility

 Location:  120 Kellogg Blvd W  St. Paul, MN 55102

Science Museum of Minnesota  - Preschool Playdates Assistant

 Name of Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Science Museum of Minnesota, founded in 1907, is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater to provide science education to our audience of more than a million people per year. Our Mission: Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.  www.smm.org

 Job Title:  Preschool Playdates Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Inspire preschoolers’ curiosity and interest in life-long learning by exploring science in a fun and informal learning setting. Engage young children in the world around them through experiments, crafts, and hands-on activities that develop motor skills, gain confidence in science and enhance their development. Assist and empower parents in gaining new tools to explore science and support kindergarten readiness with their preschoolers.

 Specific Duties:

  • Assist in prepping materials and supplies
  • Put up signage for stations
  • Assisting with volunteer breaks
  • Assist with planning new activities
  • Organizing materials for activities

 Qualifications:
Equipped with effective communication skills Interested in interacting with visitors of all ages Excited to work within a highly collaborative team Have effective customer service skills.
Able to work on Tuesdays 9am-1pm

 Hours/Times of Day: Tuesdays 9am-1pm with some flexibility of other hours

 Location:  120 Kellogg Blvd W St. Paul, MN 55102

Science Museum of Minnesota  - Activate Programs Assistant

 Name of Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The Science Museum of Minnesota, founded in 1907, is a large regional science museum located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The Science Museum's programs combine research and collection facilities, a public science education center, extensive teacher education and school outreach programs, and an Imax Convertible Dome Omnitheater to provide science education to our audience of more than a million people per year.

Our Mission: Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.  www.smm.org

 Job Title:  Activate Programs Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
Assisting with our Activate program providing museum visitors with hands-on, engaging, interactive activities to help them learn by using their five senses, to become more familiar with tools and using their hands and inspire them to apply science to make things long after they leave the museum. Activate assistants emphasis is to increase visitor involvement at activity stations and facilitate activities for visitors so they can learn by doing.

 Specific Duties:

  • Assist with gathering supplies and materials needed
  • Set up signage for activities
  • Prep materials
  • Support coordinators of Activate program
  • Assist with providing breaks for volunteers
  • Assist with creating new activities

 Qualifications:

  • Equipped with effective communication skills
  • Interested in interacting with visitors of all ages
  • Excited to work within a highly collaborative team
  • Have effective customer service skills
  • Able to work on Saturdays 11am-4pm

 Hours/Times of Day: Saturdays 11am-4pm with some flexibility of other hours

 Location:  120 Kellogg Blvd W St. Paul, MN 55102

St. Stephen's Human Services  - Assistant Shelter Advocate

 Name of Organization: St. Stephen's Human Services

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  St. Stephen’s Human Services is a leading secular nonprofit committed to ending homelessness. Through programming that includes housing assistance, emergency services, advocacy and outreach, St. Stephen’s empowers thousands of people secure housing each year. St. Stephen’s uses knowledge gained through direct service programming and connections within the community to influence systems change that improve the quality of life for people who are actively, or at risk of, experiencing homelessness.

 The St. Stephen’s Emergency Shelter Team serves adult men at two small shelter locations. The goal of the Shelter Team is to empower and assist guests in working towards self-identified goals and eventual housing stability. The St. Stephen’s Emergency Shelter is a 28-day stay sober shelter for 45 guests in South Minneapolis. Guests can often extend their stay until permanent housing is found by participating in a work and savings program. The River of Life Shelter provides emergency winter shelter for guests regardless of current sobriety.  www.ststephensmpls.org/

 Job Title:  Assistant Shelter Advocate

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Assistant Shelter Advocate will work as part of the Shelter Team to manage the daily shelter operations and support shelter guests. This student will also collaborate with the shelter manager and shelter guests to improve the shelter guest experiencing by identify opportunities to improve shelter procedures and develop arts and recreational activities. The Assistant Shelter Advocate will also assist guests in securing resources that support progress towards self-identified goals and housing stability.

 Specific Duties:
The Assistant Shelter Advocate will work within the Shelter Team to:

  • build and maintain trust with clients;
  • support clients in making progress towards self-identified goals using the housing first/harm reduction model;
  • collaborate with manager, staff and clients to revise shelter procedures to improve guest-experience;
  • collaborate with manager, staff and shelter guests to plan arts and recreational activities and draw additional resources to the shelter;
  • assist with incoming inquiries for assistance and make appropriate referrals; and
  • work with volunteers to ensure their experience is positive.

 Qualifications:

  • ability to build professional, trusting and respectful relationships with men of diverse backgrounds;
  • eagerness to learn about navigating systems and available resources for people who are experiencing homelessness;
  • ability to work collaboratively and creatively with staff; and
  • ability to travel to either shelter (both are on major bus lines);

 Hours/Times of Day: • The shelter is staffed between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM Monday through Friday and 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. The students would work with the shelter manager to design a schedule within these hours. Some prep work or research could be done on

 Location:  Primary Location:  St. Stephen’s Emergency Shelter 2211 Clinton Ave. South Minneapolis, MN 55404
Secondary Location:  River of Life Winter Shelter 2200 Fremont Ave North Minneapolis, MN 55411

Urban Roots  - Market Garden Program Assistant

 Name of Organization: Urban Roots

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Urban Roots MN is a Saint Paul-based organization whose mission is to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development. Urban Roots was incorporated in 1969. Over the years, we have provided a range of community development services with a common thread of empowerment, engagement and innovation. Since 1996, we have operated our environmental, gardening, and cooking programs in St. Paul, engaging thousands of youth in education, training, and action projects that improve the community's health and environment and develop young leaders. Our Garden, Cooking and Conservation programs provide youth internships, community education classes and action projects co-led by youth interns and their staff mentors. Youth internships are paid positions, employing 60 economically disadvantaged, multicultural youth ages 14-18 during the summer, and up to 25 teens during the academic year. Our programs reach more than 1,500 children and parents each year.

Our Garden, Cooking and Conservation programs reach teens and community members through a combination of hands-on work experience, learning, and exploration of career opportunities in partnership with many local organizations, schools, businesses and influential leaders. Our internships give youth valuable work skills in gardening, product development, conservation work, basic cooking and healthy meal choice training, along with fundamental job readiness training programs. www.urbanrootsmn.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jessica Timerman, Lazareena Thaveethu

 Job Title:  Market Garden Program Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Market Garden Program Assistant will provide support to our Market Garden Program Manager, the Market Garden Program and high school aged youth interns.  This position is very hands-on, creative, and gives students the opportunity to engage youth and the community in gardening & food related activities. The student will be responsible for assisting the program manager in directing youth interns in garden program related tasks which includes project planning, vegetable sales, job skill development and on site garden work. During the spring and fall this position will assist the Garden Manager in preparing and planting gardens, hosting volunteer and work groups, training youth interns, selling produce at the farmers market and operating our fall CSA pick up.

The student will develop and create garden based action projects in our community in collaboration with the manager and the organizational mission. Past projects have included: development & construction of a community compost action plan, creating hands-on garden activities for school-aged youth, designing & developing marketing strategies for CSA program.

 Specific Duties:

  • Work with teen Market Garden interns and Garden Manager on garden related tasks. (Such as harvesting, planting, washing, packing, weeding, watering, tool maintenance etc.)
  • Assist with program development and enrichment activities for youth.
  • Assist with lesson planning and garden training/education.
  • Assist with fall farmers market stand and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture project) operations.
  • Work on community outreach initiatives related to gardening and education on the East Side.
  • Be a mentor and advocate for youth.
  • Develop an independent action project to be executed during the work term

 Qualifications:

  • Enjoy working with diverse youth and engaging the larger community.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment
  • Enjoy working outdoors and gardening.
  • Experience with youth work preferred but not required.
  • Licensed driver highly preferred.
  • Completion of related coursework preferred but not required.

 Hours/Times of Day: Some morning and afternoon availability during the week. Occasional Saturdays required as needed during spring & fall.

 Location:  463 Maria Ave Ste. 207, St Paul, MN 55106

*Off-site work could occur in our gardens and at local schools and community-based agencies and travel could occur in our agency vehicles with work crews.

Urban Roots  - Conservation Program Assistant

 Name of Organization: Urban Roots

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Urban Roots MN is a Saint Paul-based organization whose mission is to build vibrant and healthy communities through food, conservation and youth development. Urban Roots was incorporated in 1969. Over the years, we have provided a range of community development services with a common thread of empowerment, engagement and innovation. Since 1996, we have operated our environmental, gardening, and cooking programs in St. Paul, engaging thousands of youth in education, training, and action projects that improve the community's health and environment and develop young leaders. Our Garden, Cooking and Conservation programs provide youth internships, community education classes and action projects co-led by youth interns and their staff mentors. Youth internships are paid positions, employing 60 economically disadvantaged, multicultural youth ages 14-18 during the summer, and up to 25 teens during the academic year. Our programs reach more than 1,500 children and parents each year.

Our Garden, Cooking and Conservation programs reach teens and community members through a combination of hands-on work experience, learning, and exploration of career opportunities in partnership with many local organizations, schools, businesses and influential leaders. Our internships give youth valuable work skills in gardening, product development, conservation work, basic cooking and healthy meal choice training, along with fundamental job readiness training programs.  www.urbanrootsmn.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jessica Timerman, Lazareena Thaveethu

 Job Title:  Conservation Program Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Program Assistant will provide support to our Conservation Program Manager, Conservation Program and high school aged youth interns. The student worker will be involved in planning and implementing conservation (environmental science) related education for youth ages K-12 in the East Side community. They will also help direct youth interns in conservation program related tasks, which includes project planning, job skill development, invasive species removal, pollinator and rain garden construction and maintenance, and possibly ecological restoration research. During the spring and fall this position will assist the Conservation Manager in managing our work sites, specifically at Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary and DNR site: Willowbrook fish hatchery.

 Specific Duties:

  • Work with the Conservation Manager, youth interns, and volunteers on restoration projects. (Such as invasive species removal, native plantings, seed collecting, construction for wildlife, and pollinator and rain garden construction and maintenance.)
  • Assist with program development and enrichment activities for youth.
  • Assist with lesson planning and conservation training/education.
  • Work on community outreach initiatives related to conservation and education on the East Side.
  • Be a mentor and advocate for youth

 Qualifications:

  • Enjoy working with diverse youth and engaging the larger community
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment
  • Enjoy working outdoors in varying conditions
  • Experience with youth work preferred but not required
  • Licensed driver highly preferred
  • Completion of related coursework preferred but not required

 Hours/Times of Day: Some morning and afternoon availability during the week, occasional Saturdays as needed during spring & fall

 Location:  463 Maria Ave Ste. 207, St Paul, MN 55106

*Off-site work could occur in our gardens and at local schools and community-based agencies and travel could occur in our agency vehicles with work crews.

West 7th Community Center  - After-school Program Assistant and Tutor

 Name of Organization: West 7th Community Center

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  The West 7th Community Center is a local nonprofit organization that has provided resources for residents in Saint Paul’s West 7th neighborhood for over 40 years. The West 7th Community Center helps individuals access services in a caring, community based setting. Through our Community Kids after-school program, we engage youth with diverse backgrounds and needs. This well-rounded after-school program provides academic support, enrichment activities, social emotional skill building, and leadership opportunities for low-income and diverse youth in grades K-10. Programming is tuition-free and transportation is available to make our program accessible to everyone in our community.  www.west7th.org

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Emma Ensign-Church

 Job Title:  After-school Program Assistant and Tutor

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Community Kids Program Assistant will work both as a tutor and as a facilitator of enrichment activities with licensed teachers in one of our four classrooms. By providing both academic support and opportunities for youth to engage outside of school, student workers at our program ensure our students have the best chance for success. Additionally, the Community Kids Program Assistant will serve as a role model and mentor to both students and volunteers in our program. Finally, Program Assistants will take on their own personal projects that they identify, which could include facilitating our weekly Girl’s Group, improving specific aspects of literacy or math curriculum for an after-school setting, working with FIRST Lego League Robotics teams as a team leader or assisting in the implementation of new mentor program for middle-school youth.

 Specific Duties:

  • Provide academic assistance to students (groups and individual) including, but not limited to, homework help, tutoring, and early literacy development.
  • Plan and conduct enriching activities for students in the areas of academics, social enrichment, arts, athletics, and other areas of interest.
  • Assist with supervising other volunteers.
  • Work with Family and Youth Director to identify personal project within program, which could include facilitating our weekly Girl’s Group, improving specific aspects of literacy or math curriculum for an after-school setting, working with FIRST Lego League Robotics teams as a team leader or assisting in implementation of new mentor program for middle-school youth.
  •  Student workers may assist in implementation of other department programs to gain a comprehensive view of services to families and youth.

 Qualifications:

  • The desire to have a positive influence on the lives of children and youth.
  • The ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
  • Interest and/or experience working with people from diverse cultures.
  • Experience with youth and/or tutoring experience preferred.
  • Bilingual proficiency in any of the following languages appreciated: Spanish, Somali or Amharic.

 Hours/Times of Day: Preferably 3-4 afternoons a week, between 3:00 and 6:00. Up to three hours per week can be spent working between 12 and 3 in order to facilitate collaboration during prep time with teachers.

 Location:  265 Oneida St.  Saint Paul, MN 55102

Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) Inc.  - GGAL Student Employee

 Name of Organization: Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (WISE) Inc.

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  WISE was founded around a kitchen table by a group of multi-cultural, first generation immigrant women in 1995 as a vehicle for education, leadership, social and economic empowerment of Asian, African, and Latina women, girls and their families. WISE’s founding members witnessed and experienced the negative impact that lack of education and having English as a second language had on the empowerment of immigrant women and girls. The mission of WISE is to empower immigrant women and girls to succeed through advocacy and innovative culturally competent services. WISE is committed to empowering girls and has two central strategies that enable us to achieve that vision: 1. Culturally appropriate, holistic services that enhance the self-awareness and self-sufficiency of women where they are now. 2. Advocacy that fosters the abilities of women and girls to determine the future they want for themselves, their families, and their communities.

WISE’s signature program Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) has proven its capacity to undertake the proposed programming since its inception in 2003. GGAL has continuously improved over the years due to the staff’s capacity to meet the goal to assist low income, recently arrived, immigrant/refugee girls to build English language, academic, college readiness, financial literacy, leadership skills and empower them to be economically self-sufficient in their new home. WISE is highly committed to helping immigrant communities and GGAL aligns with our core values.  www.womenofwise.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Yolanda Burckhardt, Juliette Myers

 Job Title:  GGAL Student Employee

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) student employee will support the GGAL Coordinators develop curriculum and facilitate activities for GGAL workshops that promotes higher education and encourages immigrant girls in grades 7-12 to prepare for college and explore careers.

As a GGAL stutdent employee, the students will share their experiences with the girls to encourage, inspire, and empower them to achieve their educational goals. The GGAL student employee will support programming in the following areas:

1. Educational Sessions: Provide information on planning, financing, preparing for college and career exploration.

2. Group Activities/Discussions: Provide resources on organization, time management, self esteem, public speaking, and other issues that the girls bring up and want to discuss.

3. Support Services: Provide individual assistance in areas of academics, job and scholarship research.

 Specific Duties:

  • Provide individualized assistance to participants in college, scholarship and financial aid applications;
  • Help input data and maintain documentation for each participant. Files include application, assessments, goals, attendance record, and submitted documents (college applications, FAFSA, MCA test scores, transcript, etc.), etc.;
  • Assist GGAL Coordinators to develop and organize projects that engage participants in at least 20 hours of civic engagement activities;
  • Help GGAL Coordinators coordinate visits to colleges during no school days and spring break;
  • Recruit volunteers at Mac to act as mentors to participants.
  • Assist in developing and facilitating summer programs: Girls Rock the Capitol
  • Assist GGAL coordinator with, needs assessment, mentor/mentee evaluation and final participant evaluation, using evaluation tools provided by the YPC;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with participants and parents, including making phone calls to explain program logistics

 Qualifications:

  • Have an interest in working with immigrant and refugee youth
  • Have an interest in education and experiential learning strategies
  • Be innovative, creative, self-motivated, and passionate about helping youth establish goals, develop self-confidence and leadership skills
  • Be able to effectively plan activities, build curriculum, and present information
  • Have strong listening and interpersonal skills to establish relationships with youth
  • Utilize time wisely and meet with program coordinator regularly to report on program activities
  • Participate in a minimum of weekly workshops 3 workshops/month
  • Immigrants and women of color encouraged to apply

 Hours/Times of Day:
Students will pick a minimum of one preferably two or more GGAL program that they will attend consistently

  • Washington Tech Magnet School, Saturdays at 11am-2pm,
  • Fairview Alternative High School, Fridays at 11:25am-12:41pm,
  • Roseville Area Middle School, Tue. & Thur. at 2:50-4:00pm,
  • Roseville High School, Wednesdays & Thursdays at 2:50-3:50pm,
  • Leap High School, Fridays at 4-5:30pm

Locations:

  • WISE office: 570 Asbury Street, Suite 202, St. Paul, MN 55104
  • Washington Tech Magnet School, 1495 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55117
  • Fairview High School, 1910 County Road B W, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Roseville Middle School, 15 County Road B2 E, Little Canada, MN 55117
  • Roseville Area High School, 1240 W County Road B2, Roseville, MN 55113
  • Leap High School, 631 N Albert St, St Paul, MN 55104

Youth Farm  - Program and Farm Assistant

 Name of Organization: Youth Farm

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  Our mission is simple. We farm to grow.

We grow leaders.

We provide year-round programs for youth ages 9 to 24. We farm to educate and train through gardens and greenhouses. We cultivate leadership through planting, growing, preparing and selling the food we grow.

We grow food.

From raspberries to radishes we seed, plant, grow and harvest our food and bring it to our communities’ forks. We feed families through our CSA, community dinners and other neighborhood events.

We grow community.

We live in and work in vibrant and diverse Minneapolis neighborhoods of Lyndale, Powderhorn and Hawthorne as well as Frogtown and the West Side neighborhoods of St. Paul.

We grow progress.

Since 1995 we’ve created and implemented a development model that grows with our youth to challenge them where they’re at with projects and leadership opportunities tailored to a variety of ages and abilities.  www.youthfarmmn.org

 Current Macalester Student Employee:  Allison Vandenberg-Daves

 Job Title:  Program and Farm Assistant

Overview/Description of the Position: 
The Program and Farm Assistant supports Youth farm's after school programming and community food work in one of our five neighborhoods. The student worker will help deliver quality youth programs focused on cooking and gardening for youth ages 9-14. The student worker will help plant, harvest, and maintain our community farms alongside participants, staff, and volunteers. Additionally, the student worker will support our community food distribution and additional projects as developed.

 Specific Duties:

  • Support afterschool cooking and gardening classes through program planning, leading activities, and supporting small group work.
  • Support Youth Farm's community based food production and distribution. This will include farm work, harvest handling, farm planning, and engaging with our community partners and families.

 Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Experience working with diverse communities.
  • Previous experience working with young people preferred.

 Hours/Times of Day: M-F afternoons preferred. We have some flexibility.

 Location:  Youth Farm is based in five neighborhoods: Hawthorne, Lyndale, & Powderhorn in Minneapolis, and Frogtown & West Side in Saint Paul. The student worker will be placed in one of the five neighborhoods based on our needs and the transportation options available to the student.

YouthCARE  - Program Assistant

 Name of Organization: YouthCARE

 Overview/Description of the Organization:  YouthCARE operates three youth development programs: Camp Sunrise (13-18 years old), YouthLEAD (13-18 years old), and the Young Women’s Mentoring Program (7-12 years old). Each of our programs work with youth to fulfill our mission of promoting respect for self and others, developing future leaders, and providing youth with positive multicultural activities and relationships with caring adults.   www.youthcaremn.org

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Cristian Lozada

 Job Title:  Program Assistant

 Overview/Description of the Position: 
As a YouthCARE Program Assistant, you will service as support to one of our three programs: YouthLEAD, Young Women's Mentoring Program and Camp Sunrise. These programs operate year-round and work to build multicultural friendships through weekly activities (M-F), monthly social and recreational activities, a leadership development program, and outreach services.Program Activities will include health and wellness, fitness, civic engagement, cooking, nutrition, STEM, education, post-secondary exploration, arts & culture and Homework Help.

 Specific Duties:

  • Help provide positive multicultural activities for youth 13-18 years old.
  • Assist Program Director(s) with planning, organizing and implementing recreational and leadership development activities.
  • Recruit and supervise youth participants.
  • Conduct one-on-one or small group outreach activities (basketball games, plays, museums, movies).
  • Maintain data and records.
  • Provide guidance and support by being a positive role model to participants.
  • Attend meetings and special events as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • Experience working with youth ages 13-18 preferred, but not required.
  • Student with youth development, social work or education coursework preferred, but not required.
  • Desire to work with people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Must be at least 19 years old

 Hours/Times of Day: YouthCARE does all out-of-school time activities.Some after-school (4:30-6:30), evening and weekend hours, plus flexible daytime hours. Program Assistants should expect to be available and work 3-7 on their scheduled days.

Location:  2701 University Ave SE  Suite 205  Minneapolis, MN 55414

YouthCARE's activities take place throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. We have both site-based programming at Little Earth of United Tribes (Minneapolis) and McDonough Townhomes (St. Paul) as well as programming that takes place across Minneapolis and St. Paul.