Off-Campus Student Employment (OCSE)
Approved Sites 2018-19
Below are the available OCSE positions. Click on the arrow beside the position name to view the expanded, full position description.
Deadline for 2018/19 applications was 8:00am Friday, February 5, 2018.
Position Description: Macalester student will help facilitate Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI) teen programming Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 as well as build the capacity of the YLI Institute’s consulting work.
Duties: Specific duties will be twofold: 1) Assist with planning and facilitation of weekly YLI programming (Thursday Action Team and Tuesday Cultural Session – both run 4:30-6:30pm). 2) help build the capacity of the YLI Institute’s consulting through activities such as relationship management, planning, workshop design, facilitation, and evaluation.
Requirements: Interest/experience in facilitation and working with diverse high school youth and in doing community building work. Desire to learn about non-profit work.
Work Schedule: YLI Programming is 4:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays (with some prep and clusure time). Other hours and days are flexible. Staff Meetings are typically Mondays 11am – 1pm.
Work Location: 451 Lexington Parkway N., St. Paul, MN 55104
Position Description: This position is designed to help Avalon Juniors and Seniors plan for life beyond high school, focusing on both college and career options. This position will work closely with students and staff to help research and present the various post-high school options, and support the students as they navigate the process.
Duties: Student will work to support Avalon Juniors and Seniors as they research post-high school options. This could include researching and presenting generic information to a group (college application deadlines, grants and scholarships, technical programs, key deadlines, etc), as well as offering specific support to individual students (essay feedback, help with applications, researching various institutions, developing personal plans).
Requirements: This person should be comfortable building relationships with high school juniors and seniors, communicating clearly with students and staff, and have a general understanding of the college and career planning process.
Work Schedule: High School hours are 9-3:40 (with lunch from 12:20-12:50).
While consistent weekly hours would be preferred, we have flexibility as to when that would occur during the week.
Work Location: 700 Glendale Street, St. Paul, MN 55114
Position Description: The person engaged will help high and middle school students with their research as connected to seminars and independent projects. The person will help students with searches beyond initial google searches, will use google docs and google classroom (as well as Project Foundry) to monitor and support student progress.
The student would also help our students compile bibliographies using MLA format and use online note-taking tools to record information and create outlines.
As well, the student would support student learning through 1) guided projects and 2) providing additional seminar support by meeting with students outside of our classes and helping students to do the research necessary for those seminar assignments.
Duties: The person will create and follow a schedule that will involve meeting with students individually (and in groups as needed). In these meetings, the person will help the students do the research and learn the research skills necessary for secondary and post-secondary success.
Requirements: The person should want to work with middle and high school students. The person should be enthusiastic and creative in learning about the students and their work.
Work Schedule: Middle School 1:30-2:30
High School any window during the school day: 9am-3:40pm
Work Location: 700 Glendale Street, St. Paul, MN 55114
Position Description: The math tutor/classroom aid would be a combination of one-on-one support for struggling math students as well as in class help. The in class help will take the form of checking in with groups of students as they undertake the daily math assignments. The position may also include holding small group ‘math help’ sessions after the math class is over in order to help students with homework completion.
Duties: Helping students with math homework both one-on-one and in small group settings.
Requirements: Math major/minor (or related field)
Work Schedule: 7-8 hours a week between 9:20-12:20am or 1:00-3:30 pm on M/T/W/Th or F.
Work Location: 700 Glendale Street, St. Paul, MN 55114
Position Description: Student Support Specialists are responsible for assisting in maintaining relationships and communicating regularly with 20-25 Breakthrough Twin Cities students. This entails checking in on students’ academic and socio-emotional progress monthly during the school year, having mentoring and coaching conversations around topics related to school, well-being, and development, and communicating Saturday Session logistics through phone and/or social media. Student Support Specialists are also responsible for facilitating a lesson plan written by Breakthrough Twin Cities staff for their group of students during 4 Saturday Sessions. Additional responsibilities on Saturday Sessions may include culture building, planning games or activities, logistics, or other special events. Programming location will either be at Saint Paul Central High School or within the Saint Paul/Minneapolis area. For any field trips outside the Twin Cities, transportation will be provided from one of our sites.
Duties: – Monthly contact with 20-25 students (via phone and/or social media) to monitor academic, social, and emotional well-being
– Facilitating in-person Saturday workshops once a month for the students in their group (planned by BTC staff)
– Designing 1 or 2 programs throughout the year for students (either at Saturday Sessions or enrichment opportunities/field trips)
Requirements: 1. Strong leadership and reflection skills
2. Exceptional organizational skills
3. Excellent written and oral communication skills
4. Ability to work effectively with staff and other teaching fellows
5. Ability to be present for all required times and dates
6. Strong connection to students
7. Exceptional follow-through on responsibilities
Work Schedule: Flexible hours for student contact hours. The once-monthly Saturday Sessions take approximately 6 hours and those dates are planned by BTC staff in advance (will be communicated in Spring 2018).
Work Location: Headquarters and East Saint Paul site are at Mounds Park Academy (2051 Larpenteur Ave, St. Paul, MN 55109). Other Saint Paul site is Central High School (275 Lexington Pkwy N, Saint Paul, MN 55104).
Position Description: Position Description: Family Advocacy volunteer works alongside and collaborates with advocates in the shelter to provide much needed support to women and children at the shelter. The volunteer can also work on special projects in the office and with participants at the Refugio. The volunteer will receive intensive training on site specific issues depending on intern abilities and interests. Training may include:
• Domestic Violence
• Refugio operations
• Answering Crisis calls
• Orders for Protection
• Working with women and children
• Planning and leading activities in the Refugio
Duties: A Family Advocacy volunteer may work in either or both of the following areas:
Direct Advocacy & Support
• Providing supportive listening to women and children in Refugio.
• Assisting Refugio residents in tasks such as job seeking, apartment searches and applying for public assistance.
• Planning and engaging in activities with children and/or women residents.
• Answering crisis line.
• Assist Senior Advocate with support groups for residents.
• Organize physical activities (yoga, zumba, walking groups etc.)
• Organize craft and art activities (knitting, jewelry making etc.)
• Teach participants how to use the Metro Transit system
Administrative Support & Special Projects:
• Assist Refugio Manager with data-entry, statistical gathering and analysis.
• Assist Refugio Manager in updating materials.
• Assist Facilities Coordinator in planning and leading volunteer projects (painting, planting, etc.)
• Researching local resources for staff and participants.
• Organizing donations drives in the community.
• Translating documents for use in Refugio and for participants.
• Seek donations for from businesses in the community
• Organizing clothing and other donated items.
• Other special projects based on intern interests and needs.
Requirements: • Commitment to Casa de Esperanza’s mission, philosophy, and code of ethics. • Ability to relate to people of diverse cultures, sexual orientations, income levels, ages, and abilities. • Combination of education and experience in family sciences, social work or a similar field is preferred. • Bilingual in Spanish and English required for Direct Advocacy & Support. • Experience working in/with the Latin@ community encouraged. • Knowledge of, and ability to use computers and other resources is preferred.
Work Schedule: 8 hours a week, depending upon student schedule.
Work Location: Address is confidential until assistant is hired: it is in St. Paul on a major bus line.
www.cvt.org | www.newtactics.org
Position Description: New Tactics in Human Rights at the Center for Victims of Torture works to build the capacity of individuals and organizations working in human rights through training and mentoring. Students will assist with the research and development of resources to be utilized in New Tactics online platforms including the website, e learning platform and web application. Students will have the opportunity to engage with human rights actors worldwide in arranging online conversations, interviewing for tactical summaries, and developing other content and materials. The position is based at CVT’s headquarters and is research and writing intensive.
Duties: • Online Conversations
• Tactical Summaries
• Digital Media
Assist with video production
Assist with video editing
Support development of e-learning modules
Informational interviews with CVT staff
Interacting with Human Rights actors
Requirements: 1. An interest in human rights
2. Excellent writing and communication skills
3. Experience conducting online research
4. Organized and detail-oriented
5. Computer skills – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc). Online search proficiency.
6. Interest in online work
Desirable but not essential:
Language capacity in Arabic, French, Spanish, or other language
Work Schedule: M-F 8am-4pm
Preferred: T/W/Th, Mornings
Work Location: 2356 University Ave W, Suite 430, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Position Description: The OCSE will work daily in the teen room (7th-12th grade), and will work one-on-one to coach students in achieving their specific goals. The goals might include applying to colleges, taking the SAT/ACT, or graduating high school on time. While the OCSE will work in the teen room and get to know all of the teens there, they will specifically make appointments with certain teens who want to focus on goals, and meet with those teens regularly to coach them. On days where there are no appointments, the OCSE may do general tutoring in the teen room. The OCSE may also spend time putting on events, such as conversations with college students or organizing college field trips for the teens.
Duties: Get to know each teen in the teen room; interview older teens about their goals; schedule appointments with teens; meet with teens regularly to coach them in their goals; help students fill out job, FAFSA, college, and other kinds of applications; coach students in career readiness such as interview techniques and resume formation; help students with middle and high school level homework and studying; plan at least one event or experience for the teen room; communicate behavioral or other concerns about teens to staff
Requirements: Experience working with teenagers or young adults, preferably tutoring; experience working with diverse populations, especially with immigrant or refugee populations; experience working with populations who speak another language; knowledge of how to fill out job applications and how to prepare for job interviews; familiarity with the college application process
Work Schedule: T, W, Th 2:30-6:30 (4:30-6:30 preferred)
Work Location: 1247 St. Anthony Ave. St. Paul
Position Description: Help shape Latino high school students to be the leaders of tomorrow! Plan and implement a wide range of civic engagement lessons and introduce students to the world of volunteering and community connections.
Duties: Throughout the year, the Civic Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for implementing the civic engagement curriculum monthly. This includes working with student leaders and community partners to facilitate the lessons. Additionally, the Civic Engagement Coordinator will build partnerships with local organizations in support of students volunteering in their communities. By engaging Latino youth in the systems and processes within their community, the YA! program promotes our youth as contributing stakeholders, further invested in their own futures as well as the future of their community. Armed with this new knowledge and the experiences gained through participation in the program, these students will be able to more effectively advocate for their communities as they continue with their personal education plans and professional career paths. The Civic Engagement Coordinator will support the Youth Advisory Board which is a group of student leaders who meet together once a month to discuss and plan programming and activities. Through ongoing support of the Civic Engagement Coordinator, and the program as a whole, students feel encouraged and supported in pursuing new opportunities to strengthen their personal skill sets and improve their academic and professional resumes, as well as identify and address areas of need within their communities, on both a local and national level.
Requirements: • Interpersonal skills and adaptability
• Personal responsibility and initiative
• Youth work and leadership experience
• Relationship and communication skills
• Be open and respectful to diversity
• Be encouraging, creative, flexible, and friendly
• Civic engagement/social justice knowledge
• Latino and/or Spanish speaking preferred, but not required
• Attend trainings as needed
• CLUES reserves the right to conduct a criminal background check
Work Schedule: Flexible. Some evenings and one Saturday/month (11-5:30) will be required.
The St. Paul position will work at St. Thomas on the 2nd Saturday of each month – but most hours will be at:
CLUES – 797 E 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55106
The Minneapolis position will work at Augsburg University on the 3rd Saturday of each month – this student will have the option to work some hours from the St. Paul office if convenient – but will be a Minneapolis-focused worker at:
CLUES 720 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407
Position Description: The Youth in Action (YA!) Program prepares students to graduate and supports them in pursuing higher education. YA! students attend monthly Leadership Institutes on college campuses that emphasize four key components: academic challenges, college preparation, mentoring, and civic engagement. YA! students are provided with mentors from the community who are professionals in their fields. The College Access Coordinator will work closely with the YA! staff in direct service, program and curriculum development, and community outreach capacity. The College Access Coordinator will work directly with individual students as well as provide learning and check-in opportunities for the senior class and their mentors.
Duties: • Conduct student check-ins
• Assist with Youth Advisory Board meetings
• Connect students with community events (including opportunities at Macalester)
• Help during YA! Institutes and other activities
• Identify areas for program growth and expansion within the broader community
• Track student progress and attendance
• Record results of program surveys and evaluations
• Increase parent/mentor/student connection
• Outreach to new students, parents, community, and partners
• Represent CLUES and promote the YA! Program at community events
• Tutor students in area of study
• Support students in learning about college access
Requirements: • Interpersonal skills and adaptability • Personal responsibility and initiative • Youth work and leadership experience • Relationship and communication skills • Be open and respectful to diversity • Be encouraging, creative, flexible, and friendly • Civic engagement/social justice knowledge • Latino and/or Spanish speaking preferred, but not required • Attend trainings as needed • CLUES reserves the right to conduct a criminal background check
Work Schedule: Flexible. Some evenings and one Saturday/month (11-5:30) will be required.
Work Location: This position will work at St. Thomas on the 2nd Saturday of each month – but most hours will be at: CLUES 797 E 7th St. St. Paul, MN 55106. Some meetings may be held in various locations around St. Paul and as able.
Position Description: The Macalester OCSE student will help support C4C’s weekly Open Shop, where community members can drop in and access free bicycle repair. The student Open Shop Assistant will help greet people at the door, assign them a stand, and help connect them to a youth or volunteer mechanic to get their bike repaired. The student Open Shop assistant will have a chance to be a part of C4C’s vibrant community-centered and youth-friendly bike shop that supports a diverse array of people in building bicycle repair skills and accessing free bike repair to keep their bike on the road.
Duties: The Open Shop Assistant will:
-Greet all shop patrons as they come in the door
-Sign people into the shop using our online database program
-Assign people a stand (and manage the stand waiting list if the shop is full)
-Work to connect shop patrons with volunteers, youth, or staff mechanics to support their repair work
-As skills and interests allow, directly support shop patrons in repairing their bikes
-Help shop patrons locate needed parts, tools, or supplies (as skills and knowledge allow)
-Help organize parts and keep our used parts supply clean and organized
-Help clean the shop at the end of each shift so as to leave the shop cleaner than we found it.
Requirements: Specific requirements are:
-A willingness to work with people of a variety of backgrounds including diverse races, genders and nationalities; an OCSE student must be motivated to support C4C in being a welcoming and safe(r) space
-A willingness to work with youth in a bike shop environment
-A self-directed, problem-solving mindset
-Willingness to get a little bit dirty working in a bike shop
-Willingness to be a “team player” and help out wherever you are needed.
Knowledge in bicycle riding, maintenance/mechanics, bike fit, and twin cities bike routes are desirable but definitely not required.
Work Schedule: The best times are during our year-round Open Shop times – Wednesday 1-8pm; Saturday 1-6pm. Additional times potentially available on Tuesday 5-8pm (if the student is a women/trans/femme identified person, for our WTF night); Thursday and Friday times ava
Work Location: 712 University Avenue West in St. Paul
Position Description: The position duties will include supporting the Sustainable Communities team at Great Plains Institute staff to advance community based clean energy projects and initiatives. The work includes ground-level work to conduct educational and outreach activities, community workshops/forums and renewable energy and energy efficiency project assistance. In addition, the position will likely include staffing committee meetings, promoting events, clean energy opportunities, and assisting with communications, website, and newsletter.
Duties: Support the Metro CERT program by taking on focused project work with one or more program areas.
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 solar energy preferred.
Work Schedule: M-F anytime 9am-5pm, some evenings as needed for events
Work Location: 2801 21st Ave. S, Suite 220, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Position Description: Student Support Specialist – Work with students to support their academic, social, and emotional needs during the school day or in homework help. The adolescent students can be struggling with keeping track of work in their planner, getting the work turned in, understanding the content, getting started on the assignments, or just needing a stable someone to check in and college students are usually more experienced than the student and can relate better sometimes than their teachers.
Duties: – meet with 4-8 students on a bi- weekly basis for a check in. – meet with the same students weekly for a more detailed work session. Could include supporting students during homework help hour after school (if the timing worked for Mac student) – communicate with teachers and other support staff
Requirements: Interest in helping middle school students achieve success and do better, a general liking of students and youth. Have good executive functioning skills, able to navigate websites (Powerschool and Google Classroom once trained), good interpersonal skills, communicate with parents if needed. Able to find content information from a variety of sources and help students internalize that curriculum.
Work Schedule: 7-10 hours per week between the hours of 8-3pm M,W,F and 8-430 T/TH
Work Location: 1326 Energy Park Dr, St Paul, MN
Position Description: To help adult English Language Learners improve their ability to speak, listen, read, and write English; and assist in some simple administrative tasks (filing, data entry, testing, etc.)
Duties: • Work cooperatively with coordinators and other volunteers to determine lesson content and approaches.
• Provide instruction for ESL classes of 3-15 adult learners.
• Record class attendance
• Inform ABE Coordinator of problems.
• Assist in proctoring standardized reading tests to students in classes
• Help track student progress and achievements.
Requirements: Ability to speak, read and write English, dependable, prompt, patient, non-judgmental, and able to maintain confidentiality
Work Schedule: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 2 days per week (Monday-Thursday)
Work Location: 394 University Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Position Description: 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.
Duties: Meet regularly and punctually as scheduled
Work cooperatively with staff to determine lesson content and approaches.
Assist adult learners in the classroom, tutoring lab, or individually on site.
Provide encouragement and support to learners.
Complete reports as requested by coordinator (attendance, progress,etc.)
Requirements: Dependable, prompt, patient, flexible.
Respectful of differences; able to respect confidentiality.
Have an interest in teaching, tutoring, and/or helping others.
Work Schedule: Mondays – Thursdays: 8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., & 5-8 p.m.,
Fridays: 8:15-2:00 p.m.
(daytime preferred, but hours can be arranged within that timeframe)
Work Location: 1030 University Ave. W, St. Paul, MN 55104
Position Description: The Minnesota Detainee Assistance Program, operated jointly with the Advocates for Human Rights and area law schools, was created to meet the legal needs of detained immigrants. Unlike in the criminal court system, individuals held in immigration custody are not provided any legal assistance and are responsible for locating their own counsel. The vast majority are unable to afford the services of a private immigration attorney, and federally funded legal aid organizations are prohibited from assisting detainees, leaving detainees with very few or no options. The intern will assist legal staff in answering calls from detainees and relaying information about court processes.
Duties: Duties will include:
• Answering incoming calls and interviewing clients
• Translating documents
• Offer staff general office support
• Assist in managerial projects, and event planning and preparation
Requirements: • Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking both Spanish and English strongly preferred. Will consider applicants bilingual in Somali, Hmong, Oromo, and Karen also.
• Must possess cross-cultural communication skills and interpersonal sensitivity necessary to successfully work as an advocate.
• Applicants with previous experience in victim advocacy and support are preferred.
Work Schedule: 8-10 hours two days per week, set schedule on students preference
Work Location: 450 North Syndicate Street
Position Description: This position is for students who are interested in learning about and/or increasing their knowledge on immigration issues including refugee resettlement, family reunification, lawful permanent residency and citizenship. This position will provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills at a non-profit agency that works one to one with refugees and immigrants from countries around the world.
Duties: Determine client eligibility for agency programs and immigration processes that support their success. Complete intake and eligibility screening for immigration benefit applications and processes and communicate with applicants as needed. Maintain immigration services databases. Assist with administrative tasks. Complete legal research for immigration services department. Once trained, assist immigrant and refugees to fill out a draft of applications related to permanent residency, citizenship, family reunification, etc.
Requirements: Able to express oneself comfortably in a 2ndlanguage (preferably Spanish, Somali, Karen, Amharic or Oromo). Bicultural candidate preferred. Comfortable in a multicultural environment and patient with limited English speaking clients. Capable of typing and using computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet. Capable of working in a fast-paced environment. Able to take initiative, multitask and prioritize assignments. Commitment to the human rights and general welfare of refugees and immigrants.
Work Schedule: weekdays, 9 am – 4pm, prefer morning or early afternoon schedule and that time be divided between two shifts
Work Location: 1694 Como Ave, St Paul MN 55108
Position Description: The James H. Binger Center for New
Americans expands urgently needed legal services for noncitizens, pursues litigation to improve our nation’s immigration laws, and supports noncitizens in the region through education and community outreach.
The Center is looking for an Undergraduate Legal Assistant to support faculty and students who represent immigrants facing deportation. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a legal or human rights career. The Legal Assistant will gain experience working directly with clients on new and ongoing legal cases and will have the opportunity to observe contested litigation in immigration court.
Applicants should have an interest in world affairs, human rights or the practice of law and should be creative and flexible in a highly dynamic environment. The student must be comfortable working with vulnerable clients and be sensitive when working with marginalized communities who come from a variety of countries and religious backgrounds. This may include immigrants that are detained in county jails and who are sometimes accused or convicted of serious crimes. Clients may also include victims of violence, persecution or sexual assault.
Duties: The Undergraduate Legal Assistant will work under the supervision of faculty and staff to compile and organize information that will be used to help immigrants in the region secure status and protection in the United States. The student will regularly interpret for immigration attorneys doing intakes with detainees at the federal building, located at the Fort Snelling Station of the blue line light rail. The student will conduct follow-up work after initial intakes to support new and ongoing deportation defense cases and bond hearings. The student will draft and maintain written correspondence with detained immigrants about their legal cases. The student will also conduct case specific legal research for submission as evidence in asylum petitions for immigrants fleeing persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or particular social group.
Requirements: -Spanish or Somali fluency required (other locally relevant languages also considered)
-Strong organizational skills
-Flexible, reliable and punctual
-Interest and/or experience in immigration or human rights
-Experience with research
-Experience with WordPress, Excel and/or Qualtrics is appreciated but not required
Work Schedule: The Center is flexible to develop a schedule during our normal working hours, M-F, 8-5.
Work Location: University of Minnesota Law School
James H. Binger Center for New Americans
229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Position Description: 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.
Duties: 1. Engaging and interacting with individuals or small groups of children in both child-chosen and teacher-directed activities.
2. Helping children learn how to share, take turns, enter and sustain play, be independent and be a good friend/community member.
3. Assisting with preparation of classroom projects.
4. Assisting with light clean-up of materials and classroom (washing paint brushes, putting thins away, etc.).
5. Being an involved, positive, contributing classroom participant.
Requirements: 1. Interest in young children a MUST. Experience working with them is helpful.
2. Willingness to work cooperatively with a team of teachers and a variety of families.
3. Sense of humor, flexibility, reliability, enthusiasm and initiative.
4. Professional and positive attitude.
Work Schedule: School hours are M-F, 9-11:30 and 12:30-3:15. Work shifts are usually in 4 hour increments 2 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
Work Location: 130 N. Howell St., St. Paul, MN 55104 (corner of Laurel and Howell) located in (but not affiliated with) St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
Position Description: The Community Kids Program Assistant will work as a tutor and mentor in a daily after school program for youth in grades K-10. Program Assistants provide homework help, academic tutoring, and other opportunities for youth to engage in learning through enrichment and recreation.
Duties: 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, OCSE workers ensure that 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 from lower income homes and encourage them to pursue higher education. Program Assistants may take on their own projects that they identify, such as conducting an interest club such as science, cooking, knitting, chess, language, or working with our FIRST Lego League Robotics team.
Requirements: 1. The desire to have a positive influence on the lives of children and youth. 2. The ability to work independently as well as a part of a team. 3. Interest and/or experience working with people from diverse cultures. 4. Experience with youth and/or tutoring experience preferred. 5. Bilingual proficiency in any of the following languages appreciated: Amharic, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish.
Work Schedule: Preferably 3 afternoons a week, between 3:00 – 6:00pm.
Work Location: West 7th Community Center, 265 Oneida Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Position Description: The student employee assists LEDC to tutor and place Spanish-speaking adult learners into jobs and continuing education. They help participants find living wage jobs and training opportunities, and tutor them in computer and English skills, resume writing, interviewing, and preparation for the GED exams as needed. This is a Spanish-language immersion position.
Duties: Help job seekers write resumes and succeed in English-language job interviews. Tutor Spanish-speaking adult learners in basic computer, ESL, math, and reading skills. Notify participants of job openings with our partner employers or free job trainings that they’ve expressed interest in. Grade student work, TABE, and CASAS tests. Create class flashcards and other materials. Help with outreach and encouraging job seekers to further their education. Explain our program to employers who contact us about hiring our participants.
Requirements: Spanish proficiency. Strong computer skills. Interest in teaching adult learners. Familiarity with and interest in Latino and immigrant communities in the Twin Cities.
Work Schedule: Flexible: LEDC has typical business hours, and the office stays open until 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. on class nights (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Being able to work from 5:30-8:30 on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays strongly preferred (to support classes and connect to class participants)
Work Location: 1501 East Lake Street, Lower Level, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Position Description: LearningWorks is a Breakthrough program located in Minneapolis. We have a dual mission: to offer a challenging academic enrichment program to a representative group of highly motivated, high potential middle school students from Minneapolis Public Schools, setting them on the path to college by preparing them to enter rigorous high school programs; AND to draw talented high school and college students into the education field by engaging them in the art of teaching.
In order to best support our students on their paths to college, we recognize the need for continued guidance beyond their middle school years. Our Alumni Programs Manager will lead our efforts to better support our high school students by developing and leading workshops for Alumni Institute. Alumni Institute sessions are available to our high school students approximately every two weeks throughout the school year. Each session has a different focus, and can range from college essay workshops to positive identity development. The Alumni Programs Manager will play a vital role in keeping students connected to the LearningWorks community and supporting them on their path to college.
Duties: –Work with staff to identify relevant and applicable workshop topics
–Creatively advertise Alumni Institute sessions to students
–Develop presentations and materials for each session
–Lead each session in an engaging, student-friendly manner
–Use a variety of forms of communication to build relationships with students and their families
–Identify and collaborate with other education professionals with areas of expertise relevant to the workshops
–Track and report student attendance and workshop feedback
–Attend weekly staff meetings and one-on-one check-ins with direct supervisor
Requirements: –Willingness to take initiative
–Ability to plan for long and short term goals
–Demonstrated commitment to equity
–Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with wide audiences
–Prior experience working with youth or college access organizations is desirable
–Knowledge of or familiarity with the challenges low-income and first-generation students face on their path to college is desirable
–Access to reliable transportation (public or private) required
Work Schedule: Must be available either Saturday mornings or afternoons. Weekday availability is flexible.
Work Location: LearningWorks at Blake: A Breakthrough Program
511 Kenwood Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Position Description: 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. We prefer to align the particular position to the needs or our school and the interests of the Macalester student.
Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to the following (dependent upon the particular role):
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
Requirements: 1. An interest in working in an urban school with children in pre-k through 8th grade
2. Ability to act responsibly and respectfully, follow a schedule, take direction from a supervisor
3. Desired, but not required: experience working/volunteering with children
Work Schedule: Within the times of 9:30am-4:00pm
Work Location: 810 Palace (grades 5-8) and 1023 Osceola Avenue (grade PreK-4)
Position Description: The student will participate in the mixed media art classes and support Lyngblomsten residents (average age 87) as they learn to use this new art form. The student will also be asked to take an “art cube” to residents that do not participate in the group class. Student will also establish, with the support of the staff, an Art Guild.
Duties: Work with residents in a group Mixed Media class. Student will also work with residents that do not attend the Mixed Media class utilizing an art cube. The art cube includes different painting, drawing and coloring mediums. Other items can be added to the art cube as resident and student desire. As the student learns about the residents, the creation of the Art Guild will be a function of this position. The Art Guild will decide what art items will be on display throughout the Care Center.
Requirements: Knowledge of different art forms, especially painting, drawing and collage is necessary. This student must be confident and able to work with people that may not have confidence or the abilities that they once had.
Work Schedule: The Mixed Media Art class is on Thursday afternoons. Part of the student commitment must be on Thursdays from 1-4:30, the other time is flexible.
Work Location: 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Position Description: The student will participate with senior citizen residents of Lyngblomsten to learn about and write poetry, as well as their own personal story.
Duties: The student will be part of the poetry class and will meet one on one, or in small groups, to work on story telling with residents. Some residents may want help writing their story on paper, others may want to have a tape recorded version of their story. This will be determined by the student and the resident.
Requirements: Student should have a knowledge of creative writing. This student must be confident and able to work with people that may not have confidence or abilities that they once had. Helping people tell their story with leading questions and gentle encouragement is a must for the student.
Work Schedule: The Poetry class is held on Tuesday afternoons. Part of the student commitment must be on Tuesdays from 10-12am and/or 1:15-4:30pm. Other work times are flexible during normal business hours.
Work Location: 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul 55108
Position Description: The student will work to bring music to senior citizen residents of Lyngblomsten that may not be receiving this art form in a group setting, or maybe the resident desires more music than is being offered.
Duties: The student will be asked to learn the Lyngblomsten Music & Memory program and help bring it to additional residents. Music & Memory brings personal playlists on iPods to residents. The student will also be asked to play an instrument, or instruments, as background music at meal time, helping residents relax and enjoy their meal. The student will also play their instrument for individual residents as requested.
Requirements: This student should be able, and willing, to play a mobile instrument, such as a guitar or flute. This student must be confident in order to get to know people and understand their musical desires. This student will be working one on one with people.
Work Schedule: It is preferred that the student participate during the week, during the day. Days and times are negotiable.
Work Location: 1415 Almond Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108
Position Description: The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) maintains a robust schedule of programming, events and communications throughout the year. Our work generally falls into the following broad categories: Community Building, Transportation, Environment/Sustainability and Housing/Land Use. Depending on the successful applicant’s interests and skills, he/she could work in a variety of program areas in the role of Program Assistant. In collaboration with the MGCC’s Executive Director and Program/Communications Coordinator, the Program Assistant will identify areas of interest and we will jointly create the position’s specific responsibilities. There are opportunities in each category for the Program Assistant to focus upon.
Duties: Depending on the successful applicant’s interests and skills, he/she could work in a variety of program areas. Our work generally falls into the following broad categories:
– Community Building: Community building is at the heart of all our work. We strive to develop relationships with our residents, businesses and institutions as well as foster connections between community members.
– Transportation: We work to encourage transportation by bike, foot or transit while also working to make all modes of transportation safer and more equitable.
– Environment/Sustainability: We have a strong history of leading sustainability efforts throughout the neighborhood. We believe that making our city and community more environmentally sustainable is one of our core responsibilities.
– Housing and Land Use
Specific duties may include:
• Assist the MGCC Director and Program/Communications Coordinator in the staffing of committees and task forces through recruitment of members, development of agendas, attending/participating in meetings and completing requested tasks or research projects.
• Work with MGCC staff, committee and community members to identify areas for improvement in existing programming as well as explore potential for new programming or projects.
• Assist with planning events throughout the year including developing themes and promotional materials, recruiting and managing volunteers and coordinating logistics.
• Develop communications material for print and web, as needed.
• Respond to inquiries from community members, program participants and volunteers by email, phone and in-person
• Distribute educational and promotional information, update as needed.
• Maintain program records and document any changes over time.
Requirements: • Demonstrated organizational skills including ability to establish priorities and procedures, and attention to detail
• Interest or experience in community engagement 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 skills
• Interpersonal skills necessary for conducting 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
Work Schedule: Flexible hours, some evening hours required (at least 2x/month)
Work Location: 320 S Griggs Street (MGCC office is inside the Edgumbe Rec Center)
Position Description: This position will assist in administrative and direct activities of the Minnesota AIDS Project, specifically the Every Penny Counts Emergency Assistance – EPCEA program with the day to day operations of the EPCEA program by processing emergency financial assistance requests for EPCEA clients, returning client phone calls and other EPCEA direct program activities such as entering client data into the client program database, etc. Some front desk/reception duties may also be a part of the student’s role.
Duties: 1. Entering program data including client demographic information into program database. Assisting with the day to day operations of the EPCEA program. 2. Receiving and processing client check requests. 3. Answering and returning client/providers questions or inquires either via in person, email or voicemail responses. 4. Understanding and complying to the agency’s confidentiality guidelines. 5. Assisting with other administrative projects of other agency programs if needed or as appropriate.
Requirements: 1. Comfort working with diverse populations. 2. Experience with customer service, sexual health issues and/or human services preferred but not required. 3. Comfort working with online databases, and Microsoft Office programs.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Work Location: 2577 W. Territorial Rd. St. Paul, MN 55114
Position Description: The Collections & History Day intern is a unique position that provides experience in doing historical research and helping 4-12th graders work on History Day projects. Spending time at the Minnesota History Center in the Collections Department is an invaluable experience for anyone who wants to work in the museum field.
Duties: Facilitate research assistance for 4-12 graders at History Day school and library events (Hullabaloos)
Gain familiarity researching the MNHS collections.
Gain familiarity with History Day and HD topics for 2018
Digitize identified Collections artifacts that are currently not available to the public
Catalog artifacts into the collections managment 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
Requirements: Interest in history
Ability to work alone, and with young kids
Past museum experience is a plus
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm with some events after normal work hours
Work Location: Minnesota History Center
Position Description: This position will assist the coordinator during morning, afternoon, OR evening sessions in providing services to students, and performing general administrative office functions including: teach ESL classes, support new student intake, testing, and maintaining student files, and connect students to community resources.
Duties: Teaching adult ESL class(es) each week (training and lesson plans provided) Greeting and registering new students over the phone and in-person
Participating in New Student Intake
Proctoring and scoring student tests
Maintaining students and volunteer files and database information
Work cooperatively with staff to recruit new students.
Work with staff to support new volunteer tutors and teachers for adult literacy programs.
Working with individual students and small groups to support learning
Strong organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Dependable, prompt and able to maintain confidentiality
Basic computer, Internet, and office software skills necessary
Experience with cultural diversity preferred
Work Schedule: This is flexible. We have programming in the mornings and evenings (varies by site). We will work with the candidate to create a schedule/site that works.
Work Location: Positions at 3 locations: Northside: 611 Van White Memorial Blvd., Mpls, MN 55411| Rondo, 461 Dale Street N, St. Paul, MN 55103, Lake Street 2700 E. Lake St. Suite 2500, MPLS MN 55406
Position Description: Help St. Paul students achieve academic and social success through debate! Students who participate in debate have higher MCA test scores, are more likely to graduate on-time and attend college. Help students amplify their voice to advocate for themselves and their community. As a debate coach and program assistant you will assist at an assigned school and provide support to teacher coaches.
Duties: Assist Teacher Coach in the coaching of after school debate team at 1-2 nearby St. Paul middle and high schools.
Review debate curriculum and work with coaches to teach debate packet and arguments to students.
Assist with after school debate practice – playing debate games, speaking drills, and team bonding activities.
Attend debate competitions. Weekend competitions during the fall (September-December) for high school debate and during the week competitions for middle school (January-March). We also have Spanish and Somali debate programming April-May.
At tournaments provide either tournament support or judge students in competitions.
Requirements: Debate experience is helpful, but not required. Applicants should be responsible, timely in communications, and must be able to pass a background check. Applicants should have a strong focus on customer service and be comfortable speaking to small groups of people. An interest and passion for social justice, education, and youth development is also helpful.
Work Schedule: Position will work at site 2-3 days per week plus tournaments. Typically debate practice takes place after school (2:30pm – 4pm timeframe generally). Each school sets its own practice day and schedule.
High school tournaments happen on the weekend and we
Work Location: Will work to assign student to 1-2 nearby schools; tournaments are held throughout the Twin Cities metro area in local schools. Participating Schools Near Macalester:
Highland Park High School
Highland Park Middle School
Central High School
Gordon Parks High School
Murray Middle School
Laura Jeffrey Middle School (girl-focused charter)
Capitol Hill Middle School
Position Description: The Program Assistant will focus on one of four target areas of the organization, working to build capacity for current and future programming by supporting staff in program management, and helping with outreach and engagement for program participants and volunteer leaders.Oopportunities are available in the NAMI program areas of Wellness (programs like smoking cessation for individuals with mental illness), Outreach, Affiliate (local county groups working on mental health issues), and Peer Programs (workshops led by people with mental illness).
Duties: • Co-facilitate programming in one of the NAMI program areas (on site or at metro area partner site)
• Become familiar with NAMI Minnesota’s programs, its current processes and workplan/strategic goals.
• Identify, Research, and Implement/Complete a special project that will improve the program experience at NAMI Minnesota.
– Contact stakeholders to discuss their program interest and help guide them through the process for registering/hosting/leading. etc.
• Help prepare/update and program materials.
• Help to gather data, prepare reports, and evaluate current programming. Record and enter program tracking data.
• Support office staff by helping to manage volunteer leaders and provide additional communication/support.
Requirements: • Interest in nonprofit management and a willingness to learn about mental illnesses.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships.
• Good written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency in basic computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Able to be self-directed and work independently.
• Able to present a professional appearance when representing NAMI Minnesota in the community.
Work Schedule: M/F between 10-5 PM; some evening/weekend availability for special projects/events.
Work Location: 1919 University Ave. (Starting April 2018)
Position Description: Form dynamic relationships with many diverse people • Learn about cultures from around the world • Help children adjust to life in the United States • Gain experience in Early Childhood Development, education and school readiness • Use your creativity to meet children’s learning needs • Develop a curriculum to use in childcare programming • Learn about literacy and cultural challenges for non-native English speakers • Enjoy a strong support system and stimulating team environment • Have fun, make new friends, learn about yourself and your own creativity
Duties: • Help provide safe, competent, and fun childcare
• Assist with children’s group activities
• Maintain and implement a curriculum in childcare programming
• Plan and lead children’s group activities
• Assist with skill development assessment and evaluation
• Other program specific duties as assigned by Program Staff
Requirements: Passionate about supporting child development • Experience working with diverse communities • Creativity in developing classroom activities and materials • Flexibility to adapt to changing class sizes and demographics • Dedicated to Neighborhood House’s mission to help people gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive in diverse communities
Work Schedule: Preferred weekdays 9:00 – 12:00
Work Location: 179 Robie Street E, St. Paul 55107
Position Description: The Teen Programming Assistant will support the site coordinator with all teen programs in this theatre program site.
Duties: -Support students in activities
-Help with prep that will need to be done for the programs
-Lead 1-2 college prep sessions
-Some administration work
-Assist with meal prep
-Contribute to the design of teen programs throughout the school year
Requirements: You just have to like working with youth that come from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Work Schedule: Mon-Thur 2-6.
Work Location: 3501 Chicago ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Position Description: Patient Support Assistant: Students at Planned Parenthood provide support to clinic staff and patients in a busy family planning clinic. Volunteers accompany patients through surgical procedures and provide emotional support, do filing and restocking of supplies and paperwork, assist with data projects, and other special projects as assigned.
Duties: – Accompanying patients during surgical abortion procedures including rooming the patient and helping them get prepared to see the doctor, sitting by the patient’s side and providing support during their procedure, then assisting them into the recovery room.
– Restocking of clinic supplies as needed
– Preparing information packets for patients, filling condom bags
– Some data projects as assigned, including doing reports, data input
– Other special projects as assigned
Requirements: This position does require a level of comfort being in a medical setting and being exposed to medical and surgical procedures. Must show documentation or personal attestation of up-to-date immunizations, and negative TB status within the previous year. Subject to successful completion of criminal background check.
Work Schedule: Clinic is open: M-Sat 8-4:30
Work Location: 671 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN
Position Description: Community Engagement Assistant: Depending upon their interests and requirements of their program, the Community Engagement Assistant will assist with a number of key ways Planned Parenthood reaches and engages its community in advocacy for Planned Parenthood’s mission and services. Tasks could include: – Help coordinate Health Center Advocacy Program, a c3 (non-partisan) voter engagement program which engages patients in our clinic waiting rooms in activities related to advocacy while they wait for/leave following their appointments. This may include approaching patients to provide them with fun promotional materials, signing up for action network, discussing voter registration, and/or apprising them of ways to get involved through volunteerism and other actions. Train and schedule other Health Center Advocacy Program volunteers. Assist with collecting and turning in documentation related to program.
Duties: Subject to student interest:
– Help coordinate Health Center Advocacy Program, a c3 (non-partisan) voter engagement program which engages patients in our clinic waiting rooms in activities related to advocacy while they wait for/leave following their appointments. This may include approaching patients to provide them with fun promotional materials, signing up for action network, discussing voter registration, and/or apprising them of ways to get involved through volunteerism and other actions. Train and schedule other Health Center Advocacy Program volunteers. Assist with collecting and turning in documentation related to program.
– Staff Health Center Advocacy Program stations in our clinics – locations include St. Paul Vandalia, St. Paul Rice Street, and/or Uptown Minneapolis.
– Help organize Planned Parenthood volunteers in opportunities to show up for other intersectional social justice organizations and movements (e.g. immigrants rights, LGBTQ/queer movements, etc.)
– If still in effect: Participate in MNsure (Obamacare/Affordable Care Act) open enrollment outreach, mostly by phone but also at open enrollment events
– Assist in ongoing engagement and management of our volunteer and intern teams by:
o Corresponding with applicants by phone and e-mail
o Conducting phone screenings
o Scheduling orientation attendance
o Helping facilitate and host new volunteer orientations (1-2 Saturdays a month)
o Other projects as student is interested can include: S.O.P./manual/handbook creation, newsletter creation, event planning, curriculum design, etc.
Requirements: Must possess excellent communication skills, be friendly/welcoming of other and very approachable, and able to speak enthusiastically and knowledgeably about Planned Parenthood’s mission and services. For any in-clinic work, must show documentation or personal attestation of up-to-date immunizations, and negative TB status within the previous year. Subject to successful completion of criminal background check.
Work Schedule: For Health Center Advocacy work – anytime clinic is open. For other work, M-F anytime 8-5, and occasional Saturday mornings.
Work Location: 671 Vandalia St., St. Paul, MN (with travel possible to St. Paul Rice St location or Minneapolis Uptown location – both on bus lines)
Position Description: Youth Program Assistants with the Scholars Program at four PPL housing sites play an key role in our high-quality, consistent, fun program for youth in families who have experienced homelessness. YPAs bring their strengths and passions to engage youth in academics and enrichment while building supportive, positive relationships with youth, community volunteers, and families. Several YPAs have been hired in professional staff roles after graduation or gone on to careers in education, youth development or social work.
Duties: •Work with staff and student leaders to implement program sessions.
•Plan/prep age-appropriate literacy/enrichment activities with staff; set up program materials.
•Lead and assist with activities during evening program.
•Mentor and tutor youth as needed.
•Serve as a role model to youth through consistent attendance and reliability and help maintain a safe, positive environment for youth, volunteers and staff.
•Assist with behavior management at staff direction.
•Organize and assist with other projects as assigned.
•Option to provide transportation for youth in the PPL van for field trips.
Requirements: •Self-starter and self-directed, able to work independently on assigned projects
•Experience with youth (after-school program, camp counseling, tutoring, etc.)
•Strong communication, organization, problem-solving and time management skills
•Dependable, responsible, flexible, and patient
•Able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and engage diverse youth
•Able to work with Word, Excel, and internet.
•Social/behavioral science or Education coursework helpful
Work Schedule: T/TH, 4-8 pm (both evenings required; additional hours available)
Work Location: PPL Ft. Road Flats Apts., 2242 W. 7th St., St. Paul 55116
Position Description: Tutor an elementary school student reading below grade level using Reading Partners’ highly-effective, easy-to-follow curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. The Twin Cities has one of the worst achievement gaps in the country, and our tutors work for educational equity in our communities by serving our students of color, Native students, and students experiencing poverty. Work one-on-one with the same student each week to provide ongoing support, mentoring, and encouragement, changing their life and yours. Gain experience in tutoring, literacy instruction, elementary education, mentoring, and working with children. Gradually take on more leadership responsibilities with the overall program in a school over the course of the year.
Duties: Tutoring elementary students one-on-one in reading skills using curriculum provided. Over time, student worker will take on tasks such as organizing curriculum and materials, working with weekly tutors, and assisting with data entry and evaluation.
Requirements: complete a background check
Work Schedule: The program runs during the school day, Monday through Thursday, approximately 8am-3pm.
Work Location: Two St. Paul site option: Benjamin E. Mays School or Maxfield Elementary
Position Description: Based on the skills and interests of the student employee, the work will focus on some of the following:
-Supporting the development of Rondo Commemorative Plaza as a community asset for the residents of Summit-University and the City of St. Paul. This includes supporting the development of programming at the space, communicating about the space to the public, and connecting diverse residents (including new immigrants) to this space.
-Assisting the RAI group working on the land bridge project that would eventually construct a land bridge over Interstate-94 in part of the Rondo neighborhood
-Working with committee members and community members to plan and organize Rondo Days, an annual event celebrating the historic Rondo Community.
-Supporting the use of oral histories collected from Rondo neighborhood as an educational resource for the neighborhood and the larger community.
Duties: -Perform a variety of programmatic, social media and some administrative tasks to further the development of the Rondo Commemorative Plaza and the successful development of RAI events like Rondo Days
-Attend community gatherings of all sorts to share about RAI and the Rondo Commemorative Plaza–connecting people to our work
-Attend community meetings and task forces for Rondo Land Bridge and support community members and organization in moving the project forward.
-Fielding telephone calls, receiving and directing visitors, word processing, creating spread sheets and presentations, preparing materials and handouts for board presentations and monitoring social medial and web-sites for information and response
-Become familiar with Rondo oral history work and work with residents, local schools, community groups, etc. to engage with these materials, learn from the history of Rondo, and relate this history to the community today
-Attend and eventually support the functioning of RAI Board meetings
Requirements: Interest in the history of communities of color in neighborhoods and in the possibilities of learning from that history in a way that meaningfully impact neighborhoods and people today. Interest in community development. Basic knowledge of social media tools and techniques preferred.
Work Schedule: Minimum of two days per week at 3-4 hours per work period. Some evening meetings and events (as scheduled)
Work Location: 270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55104 (Hallie Q Brown/MLK Center), Plaza at 820 Concordia Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104
Position Description: 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. Additionally, opportunities may arise to assist with our youth leadership board or other youth classes and programs at SPNN. We try to tailor the position to the interests and strengths of each Off Campus Student Employee, so some of the specific job requirements will be based on conversations that will take place at the outset.
The Youth Media Program Assistant will support Set It Up and/or Createch SPNN through direct youth work, mentoring young people and supporting them in the media production process, from ideation through shooting and editing. The Off Campus Student Employee will also be given the opportunity to develop and lead trainings, as well as create media projects of their own. In addition to coordinating programs and working directly with youth, the position may also entail assisting with communications projects, which include writing articles for the newsletter, coordinating outreach visits, and helping to plan public screenings. There may also be opportunities to assist with classes and programs for adults within our Access department. 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 stories out to a larger audience.
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 you wish to develop within the framework of the other duties
Requirements: 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 applicant 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 suite would also prove relevant. An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is desired.
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday from 2pm to 6pm.
Work Location: 550 Vandalia St., Ste. 170, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Position Description: The student would be an integral part of the access team by providing support and assistance in trainings, 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 and assist with classes.
Duties: Duties or Responsibilities:
-Mentor SPNN members and assist with technical needs
-Create member profiles, tech tips, and promotional videos for SPNN and our members.
-Building relationships with SPNN members whether through aiding in basic classes or drop in centers the OCSE will help to make SPNN members engaged and supported.
-Access Center Management of resources and equipment.
-Assist with our classes and workshops
Requirements: The SPNN Media Center Assistant will be working closely with SPNN’s members which are very diverse. Good customer service skills, technical aptitude and a love for working with people are necessary. Since the adults involved in our programs are predominantly low-income and 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 beneficial.
To support access members, it would be beneficial if the intern has experience or at least some interest in video production and other forms of media. An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is strongly desired.
Work Schedule: SPNN is open from 2-9 most weekdays, 10-5 Saturdays and 11-6 on Sundays. Some evenings or weekends would be required. Our classes are generally on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
Work Location: 550 Vandalia Street Suite 170, St. Paul MN 55114
Position Description: In collaboration with Saint Paul Natural Resources staff, the student worker will:
• Engage the public in citizen science programs to learn about the natural world while contributing to climate data;
• Lead the Urban Birding Festival of the Twin Cities steering committee to help partner organizations establish common goals and collaborate on marketing;
• Advance Saint Paul’s Bird City Minnesota program by identifying municipal bird-friendly initiatives and tracking activities that improve bird conservation efforts in highly urbanized areas;
• Assist in offering educational activities in pop-up programs in local parks and public outreach events; and
• Promote environmental education programs and events to reach a broader audience.
Duties: With assistance from the Environmental Education Coordinator, the student worker will:
1) Design, implement, and evaluate citizen science education programs using protocols and mobile apps such as Nature’s Notebook and eBird
2) Facilitate environmental education activities with youth, families, and the general public in indoor and outdoor park spaces
3) Create and distribute program marketing and outreach materials including print, social media, and website content
4) Coordinate with partners across the metropolitan area to organize the Urban Birding Festival
5) Recruit additional partners for the Urban Birding Festival, plan and facilitate meetings, and manage marketing efforts
6) Work with city staff to research, implement, and document best practices in bird conservation and education for the Bird City Minnesota program
Requirements: • Excellent interpersonal, public speaking, and program facilitation skills
• Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and ages
• Strong interest in local flora and fauna and their seasonal changes (no prior knowledge required, however a willingness to learn on the job is expected)
• Strong interest in climate change, pollinator conservation, and other environmental issues
• Interest in innovative program development
• Excellent written communication
• Ability to work collaboratively with a team and complete work independently
• Ability to travel to Saint Paul park locations by transit, bike, or car
• Physically able to work outdoors in all seasons, including light to moderate hiking, and lift up to 50 pounds
Work Schedule: Primarily weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm (specific times flexible) with occasional evening and weekend hours
Work Location: Work will take place at the Natural Resources office location, which is adjacent to the Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom (CWOC). Citizen science programs would occur in CWOC.
Office location: 1100 North Hamline Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55108
Position Description: In this busy Urban Library Homework Center setting the Work Study Student will provide direct service to a diverse group of students by providing one on one tutoring to help students develop the skills and confidence they need to meet the challenges of school and improve their educational outcomes. Homework Center tutors are positive role models for students, helping them develop positive attitudes towards learning, studying, reading and an enjoyment of being in the library. You will develop coaching strategies and use them to empower students to reach their highest potential. You will gain experience working with learners who reflect the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the community.
In addition to tutoring, you will help manage the Library Homework Center and coordinate other tutors working in the room.
Duties: The homework center lead tutor is responsible for guiding students through their homework and making sure that the homework center is running smoothly. Will coordinate tutors and homework center activity. Your guidance allows tutors to more effectively reach all learners. By teaching and modeling behaviors one learns the mechanics of explaining complex concepts in a simple way to students. You will work with the same learners week after week building a mentor relationship, enabling students to see their progress and empower them to reach their highest potential. You will be trained to help manage a vibrant homework center and learn to utilize those leadership skills.
Requirements: Possess a strength/talent / background or strong interest in tutoring, classroom management or teaching experience .One needs to have the ability to work with all age groups and a diverse range of students.
• Must have displayed strong leadership skills, self-direction, and supervisory skills. This job will occasionally require supervising a busy room and enforcing all Homework Center policies and complete daily data to supervisor.
• Well organized, patient, punctual, reliable and accountable for your work schedule.
• Able to patiently and effectively communicate concepts through one-on-one tutoring.
• Must have a keen interest in helping students of all ages from various backgrounds succeed.
• A background check (no fee) is required.
• Strong proficiency in academic reading, English composition and grammar.
• Preferred: substantial knowledge of at least one academic subject, such as science, language arts, history or mathematics.
• Enjoys working in a collaborative, team atmosphere.
• Good communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.
• Dependable, responsible, flexible, & patience
Work Schedule: 8-9 hours anytime during M-TH 4-7 and or Sundays 1-4
Work Location: Rondo Library, 461 Dale Street St. Paul
Position Description: The work study student will support the customers who come to the George Latimer Central Library in their efforts to develop technology, workforce and entrepreneurial skills in the Nicholson Workforce and Innovation Center.
Duties: • Assist customers with use of computers and the equipment and software in the Nicholson Workforce and Innovation Center, which includes a makerspace called the Innovation Lab intended to help adults develop business, workforce and creative skills.
• Assist with designing and distributing publicity materials.
• Teach classes or lead groups in project-based training related to the personal skills and interests of the intern. For example, showing a group how to use Adobe Illustrator or teaching individuals how to open an Etsy store.
Requirements: • Fluency with any program in the Adobe Creative Cloud and understanding of file management.
• Proficient in using technology, digital devices, software and content production with digital media.
• Experience with coaching, mentoring, customer service, teaching skills and concepts helpful but not required.
• Punctual, responsive to e-mail or phone calls, patient and reliable.
Work Schedule: Mondays 12-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays 9-5:30 Saturdays 11-5 or Sun 1-5
Any time during these hours
Work Location: George Latimer Central Library 90 West 4th Street St. Paul
Position Description: The work study student will support the Rondo Community Outreach Library in their efforts to engage with their community’s teen patrons and potentially mentor teens in a maker space at Rondo Library on Tuesdays and/or Highland Library on Thursdays.
Duties: • Assist Rondo Library staff in their efforts to engage with teens, research and develop teen programs, help facilitate programs, and consult with others on merits and success of planned programming.
• Assist with designing and distributing publicity materials.
• Work with 3 D Printer with teens and other similar creative hands on activities and projects
• Understanding of SPPL mission and goals serving St. Paul residents.
• Suggest and contribute to the library’s ongoing social media promotional activities.
Work in the Maker Space at the Highland Library on Thursdays and/or Rondo on Tuesdays.
Requirements: • Proficient in using technology, digital devices, and software.
• Experience with coaching, mentoring, customer service,
teaching skills and concepts helpful but not required.
• Patient with teens, good communication skills with teens and reliable.
Work Schedule: Teen Space opportunities available M-W at Rondo between 3-8pm. Createch at Rondo Tuesdays 3:00-5:30 and Highland Library Thursdays 3:00- 5:30
Work Location: Rondo Library 461 Dale St. St. Paul 55103 and Thursdays Highland Park Library 1974 Ford Pkwy St. Paul 55116
Position Description: 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.
Duties: Assist with gathering supplies and materials needed
Set up signage for activities
Support coordinators of Activate program
Assist with providing breaks for volunteers
Assist with creating new activities
Assist with creating documentation for activities
Requirements: 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 11-4pm
Work Schedule: Saturdays 11-4pm with some flexibility of other hours
Work Location: 120 Kellogg Blvd W St. Paul, MN 55102
Position Description: The Coordinator will play a critical role in implementing Union Park’s ten year Community Plan which enompasses the following focus areas: historic preservation, natural resources and the environment, housing, land-use and economic development, transportation, and parks and recreation.
Duties: 1) Support community-building initiatives such as a block ambassador program, micro-grant initiative, as well as various events in the district including new programming in our parks.
2) Engage local residents regarding future soccer stadium development and research solutions to create development that takes a transit and equity-oriented approach.
3) Collaborate with local residents, neighborhood leaders, and other community groups such as Trust for Public Land regarding the development of the district’s newest park.
4) Increase resident awareness of the district’s history and historical relevance of its built environment through creating creative programming, and identifying, evaluating, and designating historic resources in, and related to, the district. 5) Participate and guide work of 1-2 resident-led committees of the district council
Requirements: – Enthusiasm for community engagement work
– Written and verbal communication skills
– Interpersonal skills, and the ability to work with a wide variety of people
– Organizational skills, including an ability to work independently, work efficiently with frequent interruptions, and prioritize tasks
– Critical thinking and problem solving skills
– Skills in entering and maintaining records and data
– Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, social media, and other computer skills
Work Schedule: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some occasional evening and weekends. Specific dates and times are flexible depending on the schedule of the student.
Work Location: 161 Snelling Ave. N.
Position Description: The Youth Council and College Network Coordinator will provide support to the Urban Roots youth internship program by engaging youth and community members through multi-faceted programs that raise awareness and activity in the fields of urban farming, conservation, cooking, entrepreneurship and social/environmental advocacy.
This position is very hands-on, creative, and gives students the opportunity to participate and develop new and innovate programs at Urban Roots. Major programs in development that the student will coordinate to engage youth interns and the East Side community in the environment, food and healthy living are:
Develop wellness, environmental and farm based programs for youth-led community outreach projects in East St Paul and the greater Twin Cities
Support and foster college and career pathways for Urban Roots youth intern participants
Recruit and engage Macalester student volunteers in Urban Roots farm and community based events
Duties: -Develop and strategize ideas in conjunction with the program manager for executing a teen led youth council program
-Work with partnering organizations to connect youth to opportunities and develop community based events
-Execute bi-monthly youth council programs to potential participants: youth, university partners, institutions and the East Side community at large
-Form/continue relationships with Macalester College and Twin Cities universities to engage student groups in the work of Urban Roots through volunteer opportunities
-Develop opportunities for Urban Roots youth interns to connect and engage in college and career pathways through coordinating college visits, forming connections to schools and students etc. to create further awareness and assistance to college bound teens
-Serve as a leader and mentor to Urban Roots youth intern participants
-Participate in hands-on work in the fields of urban farming, habitat restoration, and cooking projects
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
Flexibility to work some weekends and evenings
Experience with youth work preferred but not required
Completion of related coursework preferred but not required
Work Schedule: Afternoons/evenings during the week, and saturdays
Work Location: 463 Maria Ave. St Paul, MN 55106
Position Description: 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 have the ability to and develop and create garden based action projects in our community in collaboration with the manager and 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.
Duties: Market Garden Program Assistant will:
• 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
Requirements: 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.
Work Schedule: Some morning and afternoon availability during the week, occasional Saturdays as needed during spring & fall.
Work Location: 463 Maria Ave, St Paul, MN 55106
Position Description: In a school-based setting, conduct classroom outreach and health education relating to risk prevention and positive youth development. In addition, develop and conduct teen advisory groups, provide mentorship in youth programs, and provide one on one health advocacy for youth.
Duties: • Develop, organize, and facilitate youth advisory groups with a variety of target populations.
• Participate with health education staff in the production of curricula in the areas of sexuality, adolescent health, and parenting.
• Develop and produce health promotion information for specific target populations and curate content and communicate with youth over social media.
• Plan and provide health education programs in diverse settings, including community schools and clinics.
• Assist patients with health care insurance registration navigation.
• Assist with the development, recruitment and facilitation of a youth advisory board.
Requirements: Curiosity about youth ages 12 and up
Interest in public health delivery
Outgoing, personable demeanor
Creativity in approaches to communication and health promotion
Commitment to comprehensive sex education
Comfort working in cross-cultural environment with diverse youth
Work Schedule: Students should be available to work the majority of their hours some time Mondays and/or Tuesdays between 7:30-3:30. An additional smaller shift could be possible during the same hours Wed-Fri.
Work Location: Highland Park (1015 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116) and Central Senior Highs (275 Lexington Pkwy N,, St Paul, MN 55104)
Position Description: The Program Assistant Position will work with the Saint Paul Farm Steward team to assist in the delivery of direct service to youth primarily in the Frogtown neighborhood.
Duties: Work in a team setting to support Youth Farm’s progressive program model of youth development. Assist Farm Stewards and LEAD in executing farming and cooking classes. Mentor LEAD staff in their year long leadership skill development and solicit their input in class planning. Actively engage with other YF staff in other areas of the organization to compliment neighborhood specific learning and to get an overall sense of year-long programming (ex. greenhouse file trips, west side class planning, summer planning meetings).Work with Farm Steward & Director of STP Programs to create and execute a project to contribute to Youth Farm more broadly
Requirements: Must have a background in working with youth in diverse settings. Must be able to pass a background check.
Work Schedule: flexible
Work Location: Frogtown Neighborhood locations (St. Paul)