Off-Campus Student Employment (OCSE) Approved Sites 2016-2017

Below are the available OCSE 2016-2017 positions. Click on the arrow beside the position name to view the expanded, full position description.

Applications for 2016-2017 academic year are now closed. Deadline was 8:00am Monday, February 8, 2016.

2016-2017 POSITIONS

ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students), Classroom Leader 

Organization Name:  ACES
Job Title:  Classroom Leader

Overview/Description of Position:  ACES classroom leaders are essential to our program sites.  Student employees will receive a variety of opportunities such as co-planning with staff, taking initiative to enhance student engagement and provide feedback on students and program.

Specific Duties

•Attend pre and post program meetings and be proactive in planning with staff about flow of program day and reflect about the activities that occurred.
•Take initiative to form positive connections with youth.
•Provide academic support (tutoring) either one-on-one or in small groups.
•Providing feedback with regard to student and program progress on an on-going basis.
•Participation in a post-service feedback session with Outreach Coordinator (Exit Interview/Discussion).

Position Requirements
•Interest in supporting urban students in academic and personal growth.
•Good written and oral communication skills.
•Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
•Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
•Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Mondays through Thursdays from 3 pm-6 pm with programs running for 2-2.5 hours each day. We also have two sites with morning programs running from 7:30 am-9:30 am and that are our Green Central School site in Minneapolis and Monroe Arts Plus in St. Paul.

The following are the locations and address for each school site::
-Green Central School -  3416 S 4th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
-Boys & Girls Club-Jerry Gamble -  2410 N Irving Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
-Jenny Lind Elementary School -  5025 Bryant Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55430
-Ramsey Middle School -  1 W 49th St, Minneapolis, MN 55419
-Hazel Park Elementary Academy - 1140 White Bear Ave, St. Paul, MN 55106
-Monroe Arts Plus -  810 Palace Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102
-Farnsworth Aerospace-5th-8th grade - 1000 Walsh Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
-Boys & Girls Club - Mt. Airy -  690 Jackson St., St. Paul, MN 55101
-Boys & Girls Club - East Side -  1620 Ames Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106
-American Indian Magnet School -  1075 3rd St E, St. Paul, MN 55106

The Advocates for Human Rights,Refugee & Immigrant Program Student Employee

Organization:  The Advocates for Human Rights
Job Title:  Refugee & Immigrant Program Student Employee

Overview/Description of Position:  The Refugee & Immigrant Program Student Employee supports and works as a member of the team providing screening of asylum cases and supporting volunteer attorneys providing free legal representation to individual clients seeking asylum.  The student employee is responsible for client phone intake and referral, asylum case research, asylum program support, and developing and implementing ad hoc projects as they arise.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Aramis Mendez, Kalia Xiong

Specific Duties

  1. Answering the client phone hotline - this involves talking to individuals (primarily immigrants) to determine what type of assistance is being sought and if appropriate, conducting a phone screening for asylum services.Participating and supporting staff with in person client interviews to gather facts about the case so that attorney staff may decide eligibility for asylum.Drafting correspondence to volunteer attorneys, clients and immigration agencies.
  2. Conducting factual research into human rights conditions in specific countries of client origin in order to help staff determine whether an asylum case is viable or to provide evidence in support of a client's asylum case.
  3. Depending on program needs and student employee skills, the student employee may assist with ad hoc projects such as convening a group of former and current clients to provide input into programming, helping gather and prepare materials and training for volunteer interpreters, gathering and writing stories from volunteer attorneys and asylum clients for promotion and publication, and supporting program events as needed.

Position Requirements

  1. Experience working with diverse communities, preferably immigrants, or knowledge and sensitivity to needs of immigrants and non-English speakers.
  2. Good problem solving skills - ability to think quickly in response to client questions.
  3. Writing and research skills and experience.
  4. Fluency in French or Spanish preferred but not required.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Full days 8:30-5 or four-hour blocks of time 8:30- 12/1 or 1-5 any day of the week.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  330 2nd Avenue South, Suite 800, Minneapolis, MN 55401

American Red Cross. International Services Associate

Organization:  American Red Cross
Job Title:  International Services Associate

Overview/Description of Position:  The international services associate will assist in raising awareness of the American Red Cross and its relationship to International Humanitarian Law.  The associate will work with clients who have been separated  from their family members in other countries due to armed conflict, migration, disasters, or other humanitarian emergencies. Team members are responsible to support and develop outreach strategy, and expand community awareness and resources.

Current Macalester Student Employees: Aonga Shalita, Hawi Tilahune, Milliecia Lacy, Zoe Bowman, Leah Beckmann

Specific Duties

  • Work with Red Cross divisions to share knowledge, support relationship building and foster existing partnerships  
  • Effectively serve clients seeking to reconnect with family member
  • Support the development of an outreach strategy
  • Expand community awareness and resources
  • Develop new volunteer and community contacts
  • Identify key agencies, organizations, community groups and form sustainable partnerships to promote services and widen scope of referrals and resources

Position Requirements

  • Desire to support the American Red Cross humanitarian mission
  • Ability to work independently with diverse populations, in a culturally competent manner
  • To embody the Red Cross fundamental principles including impartiality and neutrality
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest or experience in public speaking, presentation or training
  • Proficiency with Microsoft products, familiarity with social media tools and resources

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  9:00 am - 4:30 pm, weekdays  Some off-hour meetings may be requested

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  1201 West River Parkway

Breakthrough Twin Cities, Breakthrough Student Employee

Organization:  Breakthrough Twin Cities
Job Title:  Breakthrough Student Employee

Overview/Description of Position:  Off campus student employees are responsible for assisting in the planning and execution of high quality programming, support of students and families, and furthering of the mission and impact of Breakthrough Twin Cities in the greater Twin Cities community. Student employees will have various opportunities to grow in curriculum design and instruction, student and family support services, marketing and outreach, and non-profit development work. This position will work closely with Admin staff, BTC Site Directors, Middle School Program Staff, College Bound Program staff, and Student Services staff in a highly collaborative work environment.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Elena Torry-Schrag, Ngan Nguyen

Specific Duties

  1. Assist program staff in planning and implementing Middle School or College Bound programming with a special focus on program design, support, needs, and outcomes.
  2. Build strong and lasting relationships with middle and high school students and their families, helping them access necessary and relevant resources within Breakthrough Twin Cities and beyond.
  3. Assist the BTC staff with carrying out program assessments, data collection, and program evaluation.

Position Requirements

  1. A strong sense of purpose, passion and vision for expanding educational opportunities for under-resourced youth.
  2. Intellectual flexibility, creative thinking, and a strong desire for personal and professional growth.
  3. Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competency, and written and oral presentation skills.
  4. Highly organized and detail-oriented, demonstrating impeccable follow through on ideas and projects.
  5. Effectively cultivate and navigate relationships and interactions with a wide variety of personalities and ages.
  6. Access to reliable transportation.

Position is open to students of all majors.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  8-12 hours per week. Flexible hours between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  2051 Larpenteur Ave E, Saint Paul, MN, 55109

Center for Victims of Torture, New Tactics Student Employee

Organization:  Center for Victims of Torture
Job Title:  New Tactics Student Employee

Overview/Description of Position:  New Tactics in Human Rights ( offers a unique experience for a student to work with an international human rights organization that promotes tactical sharing, innovation, and collaboration among human rights practitioners around the world.

The New Tactics Student Employee will be an important part of the New Tactics online team and help foster growth through online conversation development, website development, and online learning creation.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Dilreet Dhaliwal, Mariah Carray

Specific Duties

  1. Develop, plan, and help implement online conversations, including background research, topic development, and outreach to human rights leaders.
  2. Write and edit summaries of online conversations.
  3. Assist in outreach: eNewsletter, blogs, articles, and social media.
  4. Identify a project of interest that matches goals with New Tactics objectives.

Position Requirements

  1. An interest in human rights
  2. Experience conducting online research
  3. Excellent writing and communication skills
  4. Organized and detail-oriented
  5. Computer skills - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc). Online search proficiency.
  6. Interest in online learning
  7. Desirable but not essential: Language capacity in Arabic, French, Spanish, or other language

Hours/Times of Day Preferred  M-F 8am-4pm   Preferred: T/W/Th, Mornings
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  2356 University Ave W, Suite 430 Saint Paul, MN 55114

CommonBond Communities, Teen Program Goal Attainment Specialist

Organization:  CommonBond Communities
Job Title: Teen Program Goal Attainment Specialist

Overview/Description of 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 often include standardized test prep, career and interest assessments, and college, scholarship, and financial aid applications. It may also include tutoring around a specific subject, where the student has identified a need to improve his or her grades. A major component of the position will be outreach to students in grades 11 and 12, and tracking of individual student goals and application processes. The Specialist will gain skills in multicultural communication, program evaluation and development, and out-of-school-time programming.

Specific Duties

  • Work individually 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.
  • Outreach to students in grades 11 and 12 to set and track their individual post-secondary plans, and will include helping those students with career and college searches, college and scholarship applications, the federal financial aid process, standardized test prep, and high school completion.
  • Work individually with younger students on specific individual academic goals and finding and retaining employment.
  • This position will be responsive to the needs of students in our building and will work within the teen program space building positive relationships with teens in our program.

Position Requirements

  • Applicant should be able to assist students with upper high school and college-level English composition such as essay organization and grammar basics.
  • Applicant should be able 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 and mnemonics.
  • Applicant should be comfortable working with students in grades 7-12 and have demonstrated an ability to work and build relationships with students from diverse ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Previous experience in tutoring or youth work preferred.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred: 10 hours each week, 2:30-6:30 Monday-Friday, based on availability.
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  1247 St Anthony Ave, St Paul MN 55104

Cycles for Change, Program Assistant

Organization:  Cycles for Change
Job Title:  Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Cycles for Change is a non-profit working to build a diverse and empowered community of bicyclists. The Program Assistant has the opportunity to support a variety of bicycle education programs that engage low-income and under-resourced communities around bicycling as a tool for health equity and economic opportunity. The Program Assistant will help co-facilitate activities in one or more the following programs:

  • Open Shop, offered twice weekly, where community members can access support in repairing their own bicycle. The Program Assistant helps people register and find the resources they need to repair their bike.
  • Volunteer Night, where volunteers come in and support C4C in a variety of bike repair and shop organizing projects
  • Youth programs, including shorter classes with local schools and nonprofits as well as the in-depth youth apprenticeship. The Program Assistant helps organize activities and bike rides and provide mentorship to individual youth around bicycling.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Henry Kellison

Specific Duties

  • Develop and attend a regular schedule of weekly shifts.
  • Positively engage community members attending programs.
  • Be able to provide basic information about the scope of programs offered by C4C.
  • Work effectively with youth and volunteers during all programs.
  • Support shop cleanliness.

Position Requirements

  • A passion for bicycling, sustain transportation, and/or environmental justice
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of community members including youth, people of color, and people experiencing homelessness.Commitment to cleanliness in shop programming.
  • Bicycle maintenance skills are a plus but not required.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
C4C's primary open to the public hours are:
Monday Volunteer Night - 4-8pm
Tuesday Women's and Trans Night - 5-8pm
Wednesday Open Shop - 4-8pm
Saturday Open Shop - 4-8pm

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  C4C's primary location is at 712 University Avenue in St. Paul. There will be additional opportunities, as interest and transportation dictate, to work hours at our Minneapolis location, located at 1915 E. 22nd Street in Minneapolis.

EXPO Elementary School, Classroom Support

Organization:  EXPO Elementary School
Job Title:  Classroom Support

Overview/Description of Position:  EXPO Elementary School has had a long standing relationship with Macalester College.  One component of the collaboration has consisted of Macalester students working closely with classroom educators.  Support in the classroom may look like providing one on one support to a student, working with a small group of learners, and completing tasks for the classroom teacher.  The Macalester students are, at times, asked if they are able to volunteer at evening school events such as the school carnival, helping to organize fundraiser materials, and working at the EXPO Family Fun Run and Picnic in the Spring.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Cassidy Reves-Sohn, Morgan Abbey, Emily Brinkman

Specific Duties

  • Providing one on one support to a student
  • Working with a small group of learners, and completing tasks for the classroom teacher.
  • Additional duties will be determined by the classroom educator and are based upon student and classroom needs.

Position Requirements

Position requirements for the Macalester College student include determining a schedule that will work best for the college learner and the EXPO classroom schedule.  A commitment to excellent attendance, ability to take direction, a positive demeanor, and one who takes initiative are requirements for the college students working at the elementary school.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Hours and times will be determined between the Macalester College student and the classroom but will primarily be between 8:30 and 3:00.  There will be a few evening events throughout the school year where the college student may be approached to see if their schedule allows them to work at the scheduled event.  

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  EXPO Elementary School 540 Warwick Street South  Saint Paul, MN 55116

Freshwater Society, Program Assistant

Organization:  Freshwater Society
Job Title:  Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The Program Assistant will support the work of the program staff of the Freshwater Society, primarily working with the Master Water Stewards program, the Watershed Association Initiative, the Moos Lecture Series, and other community engagement programs and events. They will be an integral piece of the work in each program that they assist. They will be trained in on existing programs and involved in the creation of new programs as they evolve. This position is an excellent opportunity for a Macalester student to hone their professional skills, continue their education and learning, and use their creativity to support work critical to addressing groundwater and surface water issues.

Specific Duties

  • Participate in Master Water Steward project installations
  • Recruit and assist watersheds in recruiting Master Water Stewards
  • Support events and activities of the Watershed Association Initiative
  • Assist with logistical and participant support for the Moos Family Lecture Series
  • Staff outreach and tabling events
  • Assist with other conferences and events as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

  • Good communication skills for a variety of  media (email, report, in-person, over the phone)
  • Detail-oriented, and well-organized, and able to meet deadlines consistently
  • Technical confidence (Microsoft, Web, Design programs)
  • Collaborative working style, but with a confident ability to work independently
  • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Solution-oriented approach to problem solving and finding efficiencies
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Sense of humor

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Hours and times of day will vary. Generally the prep work for programs is during traditional 9-5 office hours, but there will be some evening and weekend hours. We will work with the student to best fit their schedule.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  Freshwater Society 2424 Territorial Rd, Suite B Saint Paul, MN 55114  (Other work sites will depend on location of events, project installations, or other out-of-office opportunities.)

Great Plains Institute, Sustainable Communities Program Assistant

Organization:  Great Plains Institute
Job Title:  Sustainable Communities Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The position duties will include supporting the Sustainable Communities team at Great Plains Institute staff to support community based clean energy projects and initiatives. ground-level on community workshops, educational outreach activities and renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. In addition, the position will likely include staffing committee meetings and events and assisting with communications, website, and newsletter.

Specific Duties

Support the GreenStep Cities program

  • Work with staff to plan, coordinate, promote and execute monthly workshops/webinars.
  • Assist staff with efforts to help GreenStep Cities evaluate their next steps to go “deeper” on energy related best practices

Support the Grow Solar program

  • Work with staff to conduct outreach and research as needed to assist communities working to integrate solar ordinances into their comprehensive plans and community standards.

Support the Metro CERT program

  • Work with staff to support the 2016 seed grant projects.
  • Work with staff to provide support for the “Accelerator” Program which supports projects that are asking for assistance to complete a community based clean energy project.
  • Support communications by assisting with the quarterly e-newsletter, writing blogs to highlight clean energy resources for communities, and writing case studies for seed grant projects.
  • Support the CERTified Campaigns to deploy clean energy technologies to the Metro region.
  • Support workshops and other events to assist communities identify, plan and implement clean energy projects.

Position Requirements

Excellent communications skills, experience with spreadsheets and basic computer programs, excellent research skills.  Interest in sustainability and community based clean energy.  A basic understanding of current state of clean energy including community solar gardens preferred.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  M-F anytime 9am-5pm, some evenings as needed for events
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  2801 21st Ave. S, Suite 220, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Great River Greening. Events and Outreach Student Employee

Organization:  Great River Greening
Job Title:  Events and Outreach Student Employee

Overview/Description of Position:  The Events and Outreach Student Employee will work with the Volunteer and Outreach Manager to and plan events and recruit volunteers for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 volunteer event seasons, which begin in September and April respectively. The student in this position will conduct outreach to communities around each event site, seeking the participation of local schools, clubs, and other groups; assist in materials preparation, execution of events, and propose and carry out a related project on the topic of their choice.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Brandon Hinrichs

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.

Position Requirements

  • 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 Preferred
Monday-Friday, 7:30am-4:30pm (flexible), with some Saturday event work (flexible with student's availability)

Street Address or Location of Work Site
35 W Water Street Suite 201, St. Paul, MN 55107 (main Great River Greening office) and rarely/potentially other metro area volunteer restoration sites.

Highland Park Middle School, Tutor

Organization Name:  Highland Park Middle School
Job Title:  Tutor

Overview/Description of Position:  Students will work one-on-one with current middle school students who are in need of help in their academics. Students will also work with teachers and staff to better support the students who are in need of academic help.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Luke LeBlanc

Specific Duties:

  • Work one-on-one or in small groups with students in need of extra academic support in reading or math
  • Be an academic coach and a positive role model for students.
  • Be respectful of students, teachers, and staff.
  • Maintain accurate records of each tutoring session.
  • Arrive five minutes early to prepare for the tutoring session.

Position Requirements

  • Background check.
  • Must work well with students between the ages of 11-14

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Monday to Friday  7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  975 S. Snelling Ave St. Paul, MN 55116

Highland Park Senior High School, AVID Tutor

Organization:  Highland Park Senior High School
Job Title:  AVID Tutor

Overview/Description of Position:  Tutors are key to the success of the AVID program. Mac student workers will facilitate socratic based tutorials in the AVID elective classrooms and will serve as positive role models to AVID students at Highland Park Senior High School. Being part of a program at the forefront of education is highly challenging and requires extraordinary commitment, yet its rewards are many. More than anything else, tutoring in AVID is the best preparation possible for a career in teaching or in any other job which is people oriented.

AVID tutors assist the students achieve their full potential by facilitating collaborative tutorial groups. Tutors use Socratic questioning and collaborative learning techniques to help the students come up with the answers to their questions on their own and by working with fellow students.

Specific Duties

  • Conduct tutorial sessions that underscore the principle of collaborative learning and the practice of students teaching other students through discussion of class and text notes.
  • Determine from student tutorial worksheets, notes, and discussions the concepts that need to be the focus of tutorial sessions.
  • Work with students in any phase of the writing process, such as brainstorming, clustering, read arounds, revision, and editing.
  • Allow students to shoulder the responsibility for their own active learning while guiding them with strategies that they will become accustomed to using independently.
  • Reinforce the idea that learning extends far beyond mere studying to form the basis for long term accomplishments.
  • Assist the AVID Teacher and coordinator as requested, such as contacting helping with field trips, contacting parents, etc.

Position Requirements

  • AVID tutors should be excellent role models of motivated, organized, successful college students who believe that the AVID students will succeed, too.
  • The tutors should be people who will work in a supportive manner with secondary students and will be able to understand the delicate position they will occupy; they are advocates of students, yet ultimately they are responsible to the teacher.
  • Tutors must be willing to meet regularly to discuss student progress and to confer with the teacher about future tutorial plans.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Must be available for one or more class period on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Street Address or Location of Work Site
Highland Park Senior High School  1015 S. Snelling Ave  St. Paul MN 55116

Hmong American Partnership, ESL Teacher

Organization: Hmong American Partnership
Job Title: ESL Teacher

Overview/Description of Position: Purpose of Position: To help adult English Language Learners improve their ability to speak, listen, read, and write English.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Gao Thor, Kevin Xiong, Carter D'Angelo

Specific Duties

  • Work cooperatively with coordinators and other volunteers to determine lesson content and approaches.
  • Provide instruction for ESL classes of 3-12 adult learners.
  • Record class attendance
  • Inform coordinator of problems.
  • Help to track student progress and achievements.

Position Requirements:
Ability to speak, read and write English, dependable, prompt, patient, non-judgmental, and able to maintain confidentiality.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Evenings 6:00-8:00 one day a week.
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  394 University Ave W  St. Paul, MN 55104

Horace Mann School, Tutor

Organization:  Horace Mann School
Job Title:  Tutor

Overview/Description of Position:  Tutors will work alongside a teacher with one or two students who are not proficient in reading or math. Students must be reliable, consistent, enjoy working with children, and have a desire to help students succeed.Training, lesson plans, and tutoring materials will be provided. Previous teaching experience is not necessary.

Specific Duties

  • Work one-on-one or in small groups with students (K-6) in need of extra academic support in reading or math
  • Be an academic coach and a positive role model for students.
  • Be respectful of students, teachers, and staff.

Position Requirements

As a tutor at Horace Mann School you will be responsible for providing quality tutoring, maintaining confidentiality, and encouraging healthy closure.

No previous tutoring experience required, just an enthusiasm to help a student develop his or her math or literacy skills!

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Available hours: 8:30-4:30, Monday - Friday
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  2001 Eleanor Avenue St. Paul, MN  55116

Jane Addams School for Democracy, East African Circle Leader/Spanish Circle Leader

Organization: Jane Addams School for Democracy
Job Title:  East African Circle Leader/Spanish Circle Leader

Overview/Description of Position:  The worker will first of all be a member of the Spanish Circle or East African on Monday and Wednesday evenings. In the Circle, they will be a co-facilitator of dialogues and partner study time.  This includes developing skills of facilitation and/or interpretation for our dialogue time, and it means developing knowledge of literacy learning and the US citizenship process in order to support participants on learning goals. The student will also support service-learning students who participate in the circle once per week throughout the semester. Finally, the worker will work on projects developed with her or his supervisor that contribute to the success of JAS.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Georgia Gempler

Specific Duties

  • Participate in Spanish Circle or East African Circle
  • Assist in facilitating and/or interpreting bilingual dialogues
  • Support immigrant adults and college students to make progress on learning goals during education time.
  • Be a leader in weekly JAS planning meetings.
  • Co-facilitate weekly orientation, reflection, and skill-building groups with college students
  • Work on JAS projects that relate to worker’s interests

Position Requirements

  • Interest in immigration, language learning, or related topic
  • Desire to develop relationships with immigrants and refugees
  • Spanish, Somali, or other relevant language ability and formal or informal translation experience preferred but not required

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Monday and Wednesday evening times required; This year schedule was 3:30-6:30 Mondays and 4:30-8:45 Wednesdays.  Other times as set up with supervisor.

Street Address or Location of Work Site
209 W. Page Street, St. Paul, MN 55107
2001 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454

Jean Lyle Children's Center, Teaching Assistant

Organization:  Jean Lyle Children's Center
Job Title:  Teaching Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  This position offers the opportunity to work in a small, 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 interacting with young children (ages 3-6) in their play and working with them in small groups (sometimes 1:1) assisting with projects and art activities, stories, playing games, etc.  

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Keri Ann Yatogo, Josh Sosa

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.
  • Assisting with preparation of classroom projects.
  • Assisting with light clean up of materials and classroom (washing paint brushes, putting things away, etc.)
  • Being an involved, positive, contributing classroom participant.

Position Requirements

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

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

Street Address or Location of Work Site
130 N. Howell  St. Paul, MN (corner of Laurel and Howell) located in (but not affiliated with) St. Mary's Episcopal Church.  This is about 1 mile from campus and students find walking to and from very manageable.  Our entrance is the red door next to the playground and the alley.

Keystone Community Services, After School Program Assistant and Tutor

Organization:  Keystone Community Services
Job Title:  After School Program Assistant and Tutor

Overview/Description of Position:  The Community Kids Program Assistant will work as a reading and math tutor and a facilitator of enrichment activities in one of our four classrooms. By providing homework assistance, academic support and opportunities for youth to engage in learning, student workers ensure our students have the best chance for success in school and in life. The Community Kids Program Assistant will serve as a role model and mentor to students. Program Assistants will take on their own personal projects that they identify, which could include conducting an interest club such as cooking, knitting, chess, language, etc.; working with our FIRST Lego League Robotics team as a team leader; or assisting in implementation of new programming for teens.

Specific Duties

  • Assist students to complete school homework
  • Tutor students in reading and math using center curriculum
  • Spend time reading with students one-to-one
  • Accompany students to the on-site public library to read and get books
  • Plan and conduct a weekly interest club (with support from staff)
  • Participate in recreation activities with students such as games and sports
  • Talk with students about their day, life, and aspirations
  • Discuss college life and encourage post-secondary plans

Position Requirements

  • The desire to have a positive influence on the lives of children and youth.
  • The ability to work independently as well as 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: Amharic, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  3-4 weekday afternoons per week, between 3:00 - 6:00pm.
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street Saint Paul, MN 55102

Latino Economic Development Center, GED Classroom Assistant

Organization: Latino Economic Development Center
Job Title: Spanish GED Classroom Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The classroom assistant helps adult language learners studying for the Spanish GED with questions during activities and helps the teacher plan lessons, make materials, and grade homework. This is a Spanish language immersion opportunity.

Specific Duties

  • Help students struggling with activities.
  • Help students log in to Khan Academy,,  and personal email.
  • Grade essays or short answer questions in Spanish according to provided criteria.
  • Grade TABE tests.
  • Create class flashcards and other materials.

Position Requirements

  • Spanish language proficiency.
  • Good communication.
  • Cultural competency.
  • Excitement about teaching.
  • Infinite patience.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for the night class. The student employee would choose one and could do homework grading and activity planning at other times.

Street Address or Location of Work Site
Plaza Los Lagos  1501 East Lake Street, Lower Level  Minneapolis, MN 55407

Linwood Monroe Arts Plus, Teaching Assistant

Organization:  Linwood Monroe Arts Plus
Job Title: Student Teaching Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Students will serve in a supportive role to teachers in a variety of classrooms, which may include pre-k through 8 'homerooms', and art specialist classrooms including dance, instrumental and vocal music, visual arts, and drama. Macalester students may work 1:1 with students, in small groups, or assist a teacher with whole class instruction. Instruction assistance within a classroom may include reading, math, or writing.  In addition, students may be assigned an LMAP student(s) to mentor in the area of academics and social emotional behaviors.

Specific Duties
1. 1:1 tutoring in areas of reading, math, writing
2. Small group instruction in reading, math or writing
3. Assisting a classroom teacher with whole group instruction 
4. Assisting an arts specialist teacher with class instruction

Position Requirements
1. An interest in working in an urban school with children in pre-k through 8th grade
2. Where possible, experience working/volunteering with children
3. Ability to act responsibly and respectfully, follow a schedule, take direction from a supervisor

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  1023 Osceola Ave and 810 Palace Ave

Macalester-Groveland Community Council, Program Coordinator

Organization:  Macalester-Groveland Community Council
Job Title:  Program Coordinator

Overview/Description of Position:  Through the development of our recently completed 10-year Community Plan, MGCC conducted significant community outreach to neighborhood residents, institutions and businesses.  (See the plan at  We learned that  there are community stakeholder groups that have been under-represented in our programs and outreach as well as on our Board and Committees.  

Current Macalester Student Employee:  James Meyerson

Specific Duties

  • Assist the MGCC Director in the staffing of the Inclusivity task force and the Community Building Committee through recruitment of members, development of agendas, attending/participating in meetings and completing requested tasks.
  • Work with MGCC staff as well as task force, committee and community members to develop creative methods for implementation of strategies related to community outreach 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.
  • 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

Position Requirements

  • At least two years college coursework in 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
  • 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 copier, printers, etc.
  • Knowledge of the Macalester-Groveland neighborhood a plus. 

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  8-10 hours/week, flexible schedule
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  MGCC Office: 320 S. Griggs St., Saint Paul

Minnesota AIDS Project, EPCEA Assistant

Organization:  Minnesota AIDS Project
Job Title:  EPCEA Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  EPCEA Assistant will assist in the 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, and processing emergency financial assistance requests for EPCEA clients.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Mariah Sitler

Specific Duties

  • Assisting with day to day operations of the emergency financial assistance program.
  • 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 projects & programs if needed or as appropriate.

Position Requirements

  • 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 Preferred:  Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

Street Address or Location of Work Site:
Current address (moving March, 2016): 1400 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Address after March 31, 2016: 2577 Territorial Rd St. Paul, MN 55114

Minnesota AIDS Project, AIDSLine Assistant

Organization: Minnesota AIDS Project
Job Title:  AIDSLine Assistant

Overview/Description of Position: AIDSLine Assistant will develop a working knowledge of all aspects of HIV including: modes of transmission, risk reduction strategies, HIV disease progression and treatment regimens.  In addition to assessing client risk levels and making appropriate recommendations for HIV testing, AIDSLine Assistant 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.  AIDSLine Assistant will be trained to assist with such presentation and based on skill level deliver HIV 101 trainings in the community independently.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Mariah Sitler

Specific Duties

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

Position Requirements

  • 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 Preferred:  Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Street Address or Location of Work Site:
Current address (moving March, 2016): 1400 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55404
Address after March 31, 2016: 2577 Territorial Rd St. Paul, MN 55114

Minnesota Historical Society, Collections Outreach - History Day

Organization: Minnesota Historical Society
Job Title:  Collections Outreach - History Day

Overview/Description of Position:  The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS), the largest historical society in the country, is looking for a student to assist the Collections staff in identifying collections that need to be digitized to make collections material more accessible to the public, and will do outreach to ensure that History Day students are able to access relevant materials in the collection.

Specific Duties

  • Facilitate research assistance for 6-12 graders at History Day school and library events (Hullabaloos)
  • Gain familiarity with MNHS collections and collections management system (CMS)
  • Gain familiarity with History Day and HD topics for 2017
  • Digitize identified Collections artifacts that are currently not available to the public
  • Catalog artifacts into the CMS system
  • Help plan and prepare for research open houses
  • Transition into Spring semester serving as the support position for the MNHS library, as well as working with continuing library programs
  • Assist History Day staff with Collections-related training

Position Requirements

  • An interest in Minnesota history
  • Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills
  • Experience with data entry
  • Experience with library or other databases
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability using computers
  • Interest in education
  • Previous knowledge of or experience working with students in grades 6-12
  • Desirable - Has participated in History Day program or has been a History Day Mentor
  • Desirable - Ability to have own transportation for Hullabaloo events located in St. Paul and surrounding communities.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Monday - Friday between 8-5   Occasional evenings and weekends
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  History Center  345 Kellogg Blvd. W.  St. Paul, Mn 55102

Minnesota Internship Center High School, Health Advocate

Organization:  Minnesota Internship Center High School
Job Title:  Health Advocate

Overview/Description of Position:  Health Advocates are valuable members of the MNIC Student Support Services Team. Health Advocates will work in a number of capacities at MNIC. To build rapport with students, Health Advocates will tutor regularly in the classroom. As they build relationships with MNIC students, Health Advocates will work one on one to refer students to health care and resources. In addition, each Health Advocate may work on a larger health project 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. Health Advocates also promote health literacy through planning and implementing monthly health themes such as Healthy Relationships or Diabetes Awareness. They create posters, learning games or invite guest speakers, etc. Health Advocates also support school wide events such as Dental Screening and Flu Shot clinics

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Brett Hahn, Sophia Wiedmann, Megan Schermerhorn, Ngoc Nguyen, Nita Chai

Specific Duties

  • Tutor in the classroom to build relationships with staff and students
  • Provide needed research on local health resources and health programs
  • Work with students one to one on helping them find needed health resources
  • Working with community health partners, helping to integrate their services into the MNIC school day
  • Assessing health related needs of MNIC students
  • Preparing health information presentations around monthly health themes
  • Record student health concerns and advocacy activities
  • Support school wide initiatives such as flu shot clinics
  • Attend required training and support meetings
  • Position Requirements
  • Strong interest in urban youth and health disparities
  • Desire to work directly with MNIC youth and staff
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Can work both individually and as a team member
  • Can maintain a weekly work schedule
  • Attend monthly support meetings which may be scheduled on weekends or evenings
  • Able to drive or use public transportation to get to MNIC site

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Flexible Monday through Friday between 8:30am - 3:00pm

Street Address or Location of Work Site:
Four MNIC sites (Minneapolis/St Paul proper):
MNIC Sabathani  310 E. 38th Street   Mpls, 55409
MNIC Downtown  511 Groveland Ave.  Mpls, 55403
MNIC Unity  2507 Fremont Ave. N.  Mpls, 55411
MNIC St Paul  1821 University Ave. Suite S-271  St Paul, 55104

The Minnesota Literacy Council, Student Support Staff

Organization: The Minnesota Literacy Council
Job Title: Student Support Staff

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

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Lynda Chao, Andrea Grimaldi, Rachel Ozer-Bearson

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.

Position Requirements

  • 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 Preferred:  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

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  2700 E. Lake Street,2nd floor  Minneapolis, MN 55406

Neighborhood House, West Side Employment Collaborative Community Liaison

Organization:  Neighborhood House
Job Title: West Side Employment Collaborative Community Liaison

Overview/Description of Position:  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).

The WSEC Liaison aids in the planning and counseling of adult learners in employment readiness courses. Students in these courses are adults 17 and up from various backgrounds and experiences.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Tracy Pham

Specific Duties

  • Coordinate services for learners (food shelf, family center, etc)
  • Assist in testing and progress tracking
  • Assist with program development including updating recruitment materials and other program materials
  • Recruit new students and volunteers for the program
  • Provide attendance and activities reports as requested by the Adult Education Program Coordinator
  • Other program specific duties as assigned by the Adult Education Program Coordinator or Manager

Position Requirements

  • 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
Classes meet 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. Overlap with some amount of these courses is preferable.

Street Address or Location of Work Site
Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building 
179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55107 

Network for the Development of Children of African Descent, Youth Research Assistant

Organization: Network for the Development of Children of African Descent
Job Title: Youth Research Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Network for the Development of Children of African Descent is looking for motivated students to assist high school youth in designing and conducting community-based action research. Interested candidates should have an understanding of African cultural systems, and multicultural approaches to education. They should be well versed in African American language and cultural values. Additional skills in digital media production are preferred.

Specific Duties’

  • Meeting with youth researchers weekly for three hours
  • Assisting in research conception and design process
  • Assisting in teaching and coordinating digital media usage
  • Assisting in research dissemination including oral and written presentations
  • Preparing materials for weekly meetings
  • Assisting in data collection around St. Paul

Position Requirements

  • Knowledge of digital media (using cameras, microphones, editing software)
  • Background in qualitative and/or quantitative research design
  • Works well with diverse groups of youth
  • Interested in learning about and applying African knowledge systems to action research

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Late afternoon 3:00pm - 7:00pm M-F

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN 55104
However, the youths' research may happen in neighborhoods across St. Paul. There may be times candidates will need to meet youth at a specific location. This will only happen periodically.

Our Saviour's Community Services, Student Advocate

Organization: Our Saviour's Community Services
Job Title: Student Advocate

Overview/Description of Position:  This position is responsible for providing support to and advocacy on behalf of ELC students so that they can better meet their goals. Tasks include helping students to understand documents or fill out forms, helping students to access community resources, and helping students to 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.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Zane Vorhes-Gripp

Specific Duties

  • In collaboration with Program Director, develop a system and schedule for meeting with students and providing services.
  • Maintain detailed notes from student meetings.
  • 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.
  • Other duties to be discussed as time permits and the needs of the ELC require.

Position Requirements

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 as important, to admit when they do not have an answer and seek out advice themselves. They should thrive working independently but also enjoy being part of a team.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
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 9:30-11:45am, Monday through Thursday. PM classes are offered from 5:30-8:30pm, Monday through Thursday.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  2315 Chicago Ave S  Minneapolis, MN 55404

OutFront Minnesota, Community Organizing Fellow

Organization: OutFront Minnesota
Job Title: Community Organizing Fellow

Overview/Description of Position:  Community organizing fellows at OutFront Minnesota will educate, motivate, recruit, and train volunteers and leaders to improve the lives of LGBT people and families in Minnesota. In all of the above, we will deepen our work for racial and economic justice through relationships and policy priorities that advance racial and economic justice.Community organizing fellow will support the work of a specific organizing team. Teams include Trans* Justice Project; Youth; and Regional teams based in the Twin Cities, and North/South/West/East Metro.

Specific Duties

  • Volunteer recruitment via phone calls, in-person events
  • One-to-one meetings with supporters to build relationships
  • Door knocks and phone calls to build grassroots support on specific issues
  • Outreach (tabling and/or canvassing) at community events
  • Coordinating and/or leading community presentations
  • Participation in/support for organization-wide events (e.g. Big Gay Race, Gala Celebration)

Position Requirements

  • Commitment to improving MN for LGBTQ people and allies through community engagement
  • Some community organizing experience as a volunteer/participant (preferred)
  • Experience and willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and self-motivation.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Flexible
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  310 East 38th Street, Suite 209  -Minneapolis, MN 55409

Patrick's Cabaret, Performing Arts Apprentice

Organization:  Patrick's Cabaret
Job Title:  Performing Arts Apprentice

Overview/Description of Position:  The student will work directly with the Performing Arts Curator to assist with  curatorial duties, including artistic planning, event promotion, and event production. The student will be a valuable member of the curatorial process for a small grassroots organization focused on boundary-breaking, experimental, and community-driven art. The Performing Arts Apprentice will gain valuable skills in the artistic and administrative operations of a nonprofit arts organization.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Michael Curran

Specific Duties

  • Communicating with artists, developing relationships with community groups, and executing promotional activities to facilitate the grassroots theater work.
  • Event production duties will take place at rehearsals and performances (requiring weekend and evening availability) to assist with stage and artist management and front of house management to welcome audience members.
  • Advanced students may eventually be asked to take on significant aspects of the curatorial process individually.
  • Additional tasks may be assigned based on the organization's needs.

Position Requirements

  • Must have excellent communication skills (both verbally and in writing).
  • Must possess a keen interest and some experience in the performing arts.
  • Strong computer/internet skills are essential.
  • This position demands a high degree of personal accountability, reliability, and adaptability to complete tasks with and without close supervision.
  • Must have the ability to complete some light physical labor (carrying, lifting, standing, moving in low light).
  • People of color, with disabilities, and/or LGBTQ-identified are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to a full year.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Flexible scheduling is a key part of our working culture. The student can anticipate 1-2 days a week in the office (generally Tuesday-Thursday between 10am and 3pm), and 4-6 evenings a month (4:30-10:30pm) on weekends for performances. The student will not necessarily be expected to be at every performance, but should plan to attend and assist at as many as possible.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  3010 Minnehaha Ave Minneapolis, MN 55406

Planned Parenthood, Patient Support Associate

Organization:  Planned Parenthood
Job Title: Patient Support Associate

Overview/Description of Position:  Patient support Associates work in the Planned Parenthood Vandalia clinic providing direct assistance to patients and staff members. This position is based out of a clinic that offers both family planning and abortion services.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Abby Fleeter, Shay Gingras

Specific Duties

  • Patient Support Associates are responsible for rooming patients
  • Providing support during surgical procedures
  • Guiding patients through the flow of the clinic.
  • Assist staff in tasks throughout the clinic

Position Requirements

  • Enthusiasm, willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of a busy clinic.
  • Interested in face to face contact with patients, ability to learn techniques to support them physically and emotionally.
  • Comfort with being present during medical procedures.
  • Dedication to reproductive health and non-judgmental services to all people.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Clinic is Monday through Friday, work hours would vary between 10am and 4:30 or 5pm. Would like students with varying schedules who can work a variety of shifts.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  671 Vandalia Street, Saint Paul MN 55114

Project for Pride in Living, Youth Program Assistant

Organization:  Project for Pride in Living (PPL)
Job Title: Youth Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  Youth Program Assistants will gain experience working with a team of peers, community volunteers, and youth in a high-energy learning community (the PPL Scholars Program, offered at our housing sites). The primary role of a YPA is to facilitate groups and support volunteers and youth in quality programming best practices. Supportive relationships, youth voice, culturally inclusive identity development and community engagement are core to developing participants’ academic, social and emotional skills.

Specific Duties

  • Build strengths-based relationships with adults and youth
  • Facilitate small and large group activities
  • Model and develop behavioral expectations
  • Work as part of a team and individually
  • Utilize reflection and planning
  • Maintain program space

Position Requirements

  • Consistent attendance and professional work ethic
  • Experience with youth (camp counseling, mentoring, tutoring, babysitting,) preferred
  • Strong flexibility, patience and hunger to learn and improve
  • Enthusiasm for trying new things and supporting others in developing and learning skills
  • Interest and ability to work in an environment inclusive to all backgrounds

Locations and Hours/Times of Day Preferred

Obama Elementary School, 707 Holly Ave., St. Paul
Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4-8:30 pm (8-10 hours/week)
Supervisor: Ed Zempel

Fort Road Flats Apts., 2242 W. 7th St., St. Paul
Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4-8:30 pm (8-10 hours/week)
Supervisor: Rachelle Holmgren

New Foundations, 1145 Westminster St., St. Paul
Two afternoons per week (M-Th), schedule TBD with supervisor
Supervisor: Daisy Lor

Reading Partners, Literacy Tutor

Organization: Reading Partners
Job Title: Literacy Tutor

Overview/Description of Position:  Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that works to expand life opportunities for at-risk elementary school children by empowering with strong literacy skills. We are looking for literacy intervention tutors who can tutor multiple sessions per week at one of our elementary schools, while assisting the site coordinator with various supportive tasks.

Specific Duties

  • Working one-on-one with students reading below grade level
  • Tracking student progress through Reading Partners tools
  • Substitute tutoring sessions
  • Assist site coordinators as needed

Position Requirements

  • Willingness to learn about tutoring strategies
  • Patience working with students behind in reading
  • Ability to work independently or with limited supervision
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups
  • Ability to commit to a schedule and show up promptly when expected

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  Hamline Elementary School  1599 Englewood Ave St. Paul, MN 55104

Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning, ELL Tutor, Classroom-Lab Assistant

Organization:  Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Lifelong Learning
Job Title: ELL Tutor, Classroom-Lab Assistant

Overview/Description of Position: Tutor adult immigrants and refugees in basic English reading, writing and math skills in both a classroom (assisting a teacher) and tutor lab (individualized) setting.

Specific Duties

  1. Assist adult learners in the classroom, tutoring lab, or individually on site.
  2. Work cooperatively with staff to determine lesson content and approaches.
  3. Meet regularly and punctually as scheduled
  4. Provide encouragement and support to learners.
  5. Complete reports as requested by coordinator (attendance, progress,etc.)

Position Requirements

  • Able to speak, read and write in English.  
  • Dependable, prompt, patient, flexible.
  • Respectful of differences; able to respect confidentiality.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
M-F 8:15 - 5:00 p.m., & M-Th 5-8 p.m.(daytime preferred, but hours can be arranged within that timeframe)

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  1030 University Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104

Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, Media Center Assistant

Organization:  Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Job Title: SPNN Media Center Assistant

Overview/Description of Position: The student would be an integral part of the access team by providing support and assistance in trainings, troubleshoot 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 and assist with classes.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Hyunjung Lee, Lizzie Hutchins, Mackenzie Martin

Specific Duties

  • Assist members when having trouble with Adobe Premiere
  • Assist members in the studio with lighting and control room issues.
  • Assist members with camera issues over the phone when needed.
  • Check members into their rooms and check out cameras and other field gear.
  • Help with member outreach; newsletter, blogs and news articles
  • Promote workshops and special classes
  • Work on promotional videos for SPNN classes.

Position Requirements

  • Posses good customer service skills, technical aptitude and a love for working with people
  • Experience working with people of color, low-income adults
  • Understanding of technology
  • Experience or 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 helpful
  • An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is desired.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred

We are very flexible, SPNN is openseven days a week from noon-9 most weekdays, 10-5 Saturdays and 12-5 on Sundays. We would be able to work around most students' schedules. Some evenings or weekends would be required.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170 Saint Paul, MN 55114

Saint Paul Neighborhood Network, Youth Media Program Assistant

Organization:  Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
Job Title: SPNN Youth Media Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The Youth Media Program Assistant will work directly with youth in our afterschool programs at SPNN. These programs include Set It Up, our teen-produced TV show, and Createch SPNN, our open lab. Depending on availability, the program assistant may work with either or both programs.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Hyunjung Lee, Lizzie Hutchins, Mackenzie Martin

Specific Duties

  • Assist Set It Up and Createch SPNN 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 for youth around technology, media literacy, or community engagement
  • Assist with communications, outreach, visibility, and public screenings
  • If scheduling permits, attend weekly meetings with youth programs staff and provide feedback on the direction of the programs.
  • We are also open to discussing specific projects to improve specific skills that the student wishes to develop, within the framework of the other duties.

Position Requirements

  • Experience working with youth of color, low-income youth, or having an understanding of general philosophies around youth development extremely helpful
  • Experience or 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 helpful
  • An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is desired.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Our youth programs take place after school on Monday through Thursday, so availability on at least two of those days is preferred. Most of our programs occur between the hours of 2pm and 6pm.

In addition, a weekly 30 minute check-in meeting would be scheduled, although the specific day/time for this is flexible.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  550 Vandalia Street, Suite 170 Saint Paul, MN 55114

Saint Paul Public Library, Homework Center Tutor

Organization: Saint Paul Public Library
Job Title: Homework Center Tutor

Overview/Description of Position: The Saint Paul Public Libraries Homework Centers provide free, one-to-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 assignments and academic pursuits. Tutors are paired with students based on their skillset and the students’ needs. We aim to provide each student with support in an equitable and fair manner. Tutors usually spend at least 30 minutes with each visitor before moving to the next student in line. Tutors record their tutor interactions each day to contribute to SPPL’s collection of tutoring data, with which we measure our program’s success, contribute to Saint Paul’s goal of closing the achievement gap, and improving the quality of our program each year.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Glenna Gransee

Specific Duties

  1. 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, and assisting with research.
  2. Act as a positive role model for students and young adults. Help students develop positive attitudes towards learning, studying, and reading. Additionally, help students develop self-confidence in reading and academic work.
  3. Get to know students who frequent the Homework Center, develop a mentor relationship with them, and help them feel welcomed and comfortable at the library.
  4. Use effective tutoring strategies to get students to build the skills necessary to complete their homework independently.
  5. Be a punctual and reliable employee. Attend training sessions as required, communicate with coordinators and staff professionally as needed.

Position Requirements

  1. Ideal applicant will be comfortable interacting and communicating with diverse populations and age groups (elementary, middle school, high school students, college students, adult learners, and senior citizens) with a positive, patient, and friendly attitude.
  2. Applicant will be able to effectively explain concepts to others. Must be flexible and be willing to take on new challenges to meet students’ needs, considering differing learning styles, mental capacities, and physical or mental disabilities.
  3. Experience in tutoring/mentoring and interacting with English Language Learners is helpful, but not required.
  4. Experience working in education or with youth also helpful, but not required.
  5. Special skills besides English/Writing, such as math, education, the sciences, social work, global studies, and/or social justice a plus. Speaking Somali, Oromo, Arabic, Hmong, Karen, Spanish, and/or French a plus.
  6. Must pass a background check.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Homework Centers operate Mondays - Thursdays 4-7pm & Sundays 1-4pm. Hours are flexible within this time frame.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  Rondo Library 461 Dale Street N Saint Paul, MN 55013

Science Museum of Minnesota, Preschool Playdates Program Assistant

Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota
Job Title: Preschool Playdates Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The Preschool Playdates Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the Science Museum of Minnesota's Preschool Playdates program every Tuesday morning.  Playdates are specific opportunities for visitors 5 and under that feature play-based activities that encourage social learning.  Preschool Playdates features experiences that encourage open-ended exploration. While all Preschool Playdates activities have a basis in science, the focus of the program is the experience, with less emphasis on communicating the science content and more emphasis on encouraging play and discussion.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Ashante Alford, Elizabeth Roten

Specific Duties

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

Position Requirements

  • Must be available Tuesdays 9am to 1pm and one other day Tuesday - Friday
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Bi-lingual preferred but not required
  • Must work well independently
  • Thrive in a collaborative and creative environment
  • Have exceptional customer service skills
  • Interested in interacting with visitors of all ages
  • Punctual, dependable and reliable

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Tuesdays 9am to 1pm and one other day Tuesday - Friday
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  120 Kellogg Blvd W St. Paul, MN 55102

Science Museum of Minnesota, Activate Programs Assistant

Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota
Job Title: Activate Programs Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The Activate Program Assistant is a high-energy position that supports the Science Museum of Minnesota's Activate program. Activate is the Museum’s “maker” program. Rather than investing in a dedicated makerspace, the museum uses its entire public environment as a makerspace every Saturday from noon to 4pm. Activate is centered on engagement and focuses on increasing the social opportunities for visitors around learning. Activate features experiences that are fun, experimental, and designed to foster open-ended exploration. While all Activate activities have a basis in science, the foundation of Activate is the experience, with less emphasis on communicating the science content and more emphasis on encouraging experimentation and discussion.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Ashante Alford, Elizabeth Roten

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

Position Requirements

  • Must be available Saturdays 11am to 4:30pm and one other day Tuesday - Friday.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Bi-lingual preferred but not required.
  • Thrive in a collaborative and creative environment
  • Have exceptional customer service skills
  • Interested in interacting with visitors of all ages
  • Punctual, dependable and reliable

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:  Saturdays 11am - 4:30pm and at least one other day Tuesday - Friday.
Street Address or Location of Work Site:  120 Kellogg Blvd W St. Paul, MN 55102

Urban Roots, Pollinator Community Connector

Organization:  Urban Roots
Job Title: Pollinator Community Connector

Overview/Description of Position:  The Pollinator Community Connector will work with both the conservation and garden programs at Urban Roots to help with outreach around pollinator conservation in St. Paul’s East Side community. They will work with program managers to develop outreach programming and materials around pollinators. Outreach will focus on the importance of pollinators to the environment and the food system, current threats facing pollinators, and ways community members can help pollinators. With assistance from the conservation program manager they will conduct workshops around pollinators using the materials they developed. Workshops will occur at local libraries and community centers, building off of existing relationships Urban Roots has with these community hubs. In addition to educating the public about pollinators a goal of the workshops will be to encourage residents to sign up for a pollinator corridors pilot program, where Urban Roots youth interns will design and install a pollinator garden on residents’ property for a small fee.

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jessica Timerman

Specific Duties

  • Work with Conservation and Garden program managers to develop outreach programming and materials around pollinators.
  • Conduct outreach with East Side community members on the importance of pollinators to the environment and the food system.
  • Work with youth interns to design and install pollinator gardens.
  • Assist with program development and enrichment activities for youth interns around pollinators.
  • Coordinate efforts with Pollinate MN and Xerces Society.
  • Be a mentor and advocate for Urban Roots youth.

Position Requirements

  • Ability to speak in front of groups.
  • Knowledge or interest in pollinator biology and conservation.
  • Enjoy working outdoors and gardening.
  • Enjoy working with diverse youth and engaging the larger community.
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment.
  • Experience with youth work preferred but not required.
  • Licensed driver highly preferred.
  • Completion of related coursework preferred but not required.

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

Street Address or Location of Work Site:  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.

Urban Roots, Get Growing Community Connector

Organization: Urban Roots
Job Title: Get Growing Community Connector

Overview/Description of Position: The Get Growing Community Connector will provide support to our Market Garden Program by engaging youth and community members through multi-faceted programs that raise awareness and activity in the fields of gardening, cooking, entrepreneurship and social/environmental advocacy.  

Current Macalester Student Employee:  Jessica Timerman

Specific Duties

  • Develop and strategize ideas for executing community based "Get Growing" programs.
  • Work with partnership organizations to develop content, create plans and schedule hands-on sessions
  • Execute "Get Growing" programs to potential participants: youth, university partners, institutions, elderly community members and the East Side community at large.
  • Connect with community organizations, schools groups, after-school groups etc. to promote and connect on "Get Growing" opportunities.
  • Serve as a leader and mentor to Urban Roots youth intern participants.
  • Hands-on garden/greenhouse related work as required by projects.
  • Research educational materials and work related to plant content, plant therapy etc.
  • Teaching, delivering content to groups

Position Requirements

  • Experience in community engagement/advocacy and/or motivation to engage the public
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility and creativity
  • Self-starting and motivated
  • Good communication skills, oral and written
  • Enjoy working outdoors, general knowledge of basic vegetables and some experience with healthy cooking
  • Experience with youth work preferred but not required
  • Licensed driver required
  • Completion of related coursework preferred but not required

Hours/Times of Day Preferred:
Some morning and afternoon availability during the week (office hours 8:00am-4:00pm) occasional Saturdays and/or evenings as needed.

Street Address or Location of Work Site:
463 Maria Ave Ste. 207, St Paul, MN 55106.  Accessible by bus from Macalester and parking available for personal vehicles.  Access to work vehicles for work related projects.

Youth Farm, Youth Farm Worker

Organization: Youth Farm
Job Title: Youth Farm Worker

Overview/Description of Position:  Help with farm work and our harvest. Opportunity to work alongside youth (ages 9-24) and independently depending on needs.  Learn the Youth Farm model of working with young people in after school neighborhood cooking classes and during the school day in elementary school classroom. Learn about the different partnerships we have in our neighborhoods that help us reach young people through food.

Specific Duties

  • Help with farm work and our harvest.
  • Some special projects around greenhouse or specific sites may be included. 
  • Learn the Youth Farm model of working with young people in cooking classes and during the school day.
  • Help support classes to run in these settings and enjoy Youth Farm's delicious food.
  • Some classes include harvesting food and learning in the farm sites and some classes include demonstrating basic cooking skills.

Position Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Experience working with diverse communities a bonus.

Hours/Times of Day Preferred
Usually Monday-Friday and we are flexible and could work with student's schedules. Hours are dependent on neighborhood placement/need.

Street Address or Location of Work Site
Frogtown Neighborhood Sites are:
Jackson Elementary- 437 Edmund Ave W, Saint Paul
Frogtown Farms- 941 Lafond Ave, Saint Paul
Saint Stephanus Lutheran Church- 739 Lafond Ave, Saint Paul

South Minneapolis Sites are:
Lyndale Neighborhood   
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood

YouthCARE, Program Assistant

Organization:  YouthCARE
Job Title:  Program Assistant

Overview/Description of Position:  The Program Assistants provide administrative and direct service support to YouthCARE’s programs to ensure efficiency of planning and preparation, effective delivery of educational, recreational, social, etc., activities and high-quality services to our youth participants, community partners, fundraisers and other key constituents. This position provides a unique opportunity to work with a dynamic organization and team to develop future leaders, and provide youth with positive, multicultural activities and relationships with caring adults.

Current Macalester Student Employees:  Mara Steinitz, Cristian Lozada

Specific Duties

  • Help provide positive activities for youth 13-18 years old.
  • Assist Program Staff with planning, organizing and implementing recreational, educational 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
  • Must be able to work the entire length of activities (3/3:30-6:30pm)

Position Requirements

  • 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 Preferred
Out of school time: M-Th approximately 3/3:30-7:00 pm  Varies on weekends

Street Address or Location of Work Site
Main Office: 2701 University Ave SE Suite 205 Minneapolis, MN 55414

Activities take place at various sites in Minneapolis and St. Paul.