Off-Campus Student Employment (OCSE)
Approved Sites 2020-21
Below are the available OCSE positions. Click on the arrow beside the position name to view the expanded, full position description.
Deadline for 2020-21 applications is 8am Thursday, February 20.
Position Description: As a Diversity and Equity Training Specialist, Macalester student will have the opportunity to learn facilitation skills and engage directly with participants as they learn valuable skills to bring back to their own communities.
This role will include you leading ice breakers and energizers as we host trainings at The Wilder Center. You will receive training and coaching in prospecting new relationships, participating in face to face meetings, obtaining information from potential clients to develop proposals and what it takes to set up for training and consultations.
• Participating in face to face meetings with WCLE participants and clients who hire Wilder for onsite training
• Participating in the training team for the trainings hosted at Wilder center by leading ice breakers and energizers for workshop participants
• Aiding in the intake process for potential new client
• Helping to coordinate meetings with the training and consulting team and gathering additional information to help develop proposal
• Aid in the logistics of the training set up and training day
Requirements: You will be part of a cross organizational team that continues to build capacity internal and shares their experiences and expertise externally. The position requires a person with strong communication skills that can use face to face opportunities, email, and phone calls as ways to build relationship, understand client or partner needs, provide information related to training logisitcs. The position also requires that the person be committed to working effectively with diverse colleagues with intersectional identities as well as customers and clients that register and sign up for trainings.
Work Schedule: The position needs to have Monday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday mornings available to work. Other hours can be flexible throughout the week during normal business hours. Most trainings are 8:30-11:30am, but some will be in the late afternoon.
Work Location: 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: As the College & Career Planning Associate, the person engaged will work with high school staff to design and staff a college and career planning resource center, helping juniors and seniors plan for the next step after graduation.
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. Position does require ability to self-start and problem solve.
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 St, St. Paul MN 55114
Position Description: This position is designed to increase access to technology for Avalon students and staff. Student position could include teaching short seminars around these topics if desired. Position could also work to support our student tech-help team.
Duties: Student will support Avalon students as they pursue technology-related independent projects. Those projects can include audio and video production, hardware repair, 3D and Vinyl printing, coding, and/or game design. Time could be spent supporting students one-on-one or in groups.
Requirements: Fluency (or interest) in any of the following skills: audio and video production, computer hardware repair, 3D and vinyl printing, coding, animation, and/or game design.
Work Schedule: Flexible M-F between 9am – 3:40pm (lunch from 12:20-12:50pm)
Work Location: 700 Glendale St, St. Paul MN 55114
Position Description: This position is designed to support Avalon students in generating ideas for and carrying out independent and group project work. Successful candidates will know how to collect high quality science resources, maintain positive youth relationships, and have an interest in experiential education.
- Collecting resources for and setting up science demonstrations
- Collaborating with science advisors in developing new educational science experiences
- Managing a caseload of approximately 10 students by:
-Monitoring project deadlines
-Collecting resources materials connected to their topic of study.
-Supporting students in setting up and carrying out lab work.
Requirements: Should be comfortable building relationships with high school students, communicating clearly with students and staff, and have a background in the sciences.
Work Schedule: Flexible M-F between 9am – 3:40pm (lunch from 12:20-12:50pm)
Work Location: 700 Glendale St, St. Paul MN 55114
Position Description: School-Year Coaches are responsible for 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. School-Year Coaches are also responsible for facilitating a lesson plan written by Breakthrough Twin Cities staff for their group of students during 8 Saturday Sessions. Additional responsibilities on Saturday Sessions may include culture building, planning games or activities, logistics, or other special events. School-Year Coaches will build on the instructional and management strategies learned in the Breakthrough Instructional Trainings and will have many opportunities to grow in these areas. Programming location will either be at Saint Paul Central High School. For any field trips outside the Twin Cities, transportation will be provided from one of our sites.
Case Managers work intensively with a group of 20-25 students to offer hyper-individualized student outreach and support. Case managers are responsible for identifying high-need students that need extra outreach, in addition to designing and implementing frequent, effective check-ins in conjunction with Breakthrough staff. Check-ins entail discussing students’ academic and socio-emotional progress, in addition to problem-solving why students may be struggling to attend Breakthrough events. Case Managers will work closely with their supervisor to develop management and student-centered, problem-solving strategies.
• Must contact students monthly via phone or social media
• Attend Saturday Sessions
• Complete a pre-school year training session in person or online
• Must participate in quarterly professional development sessions
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: Weekends and Evenings:
• Saturdays as needed (9:30am-12:30pm) Youth Planning Committee
• Every Thursday (5-8pm) Free Arts
• Occasional weekends and evenings during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) and Teen Dating Awareness Month (February)
Work Location: Headquarters and East Saint Paul site are at Mounds Park Academy (2051 Larpenteur Ave, St. Paul, MN 55109). Other St. Paul site is Central High School (275 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul, MN 55104).
Position Description: The Youth Amig@ Worker position is focused on issues of healthy relationships and violence prevention in Latin@ youth populations.
Duties: The Youth Amig@ Worker will support outreach efforts for a Youth Conference and engage in conversations about healthy relationships on a youth-led planning committee. The student worker will have the opportunity to mentor youth in a weekly-run arts program and engage in community events and trainings related to gender-based violence and domestic violence
• Experience in youth programming preferred
• Interest in healthy relationship promotion
• Experience with Latin@ populations
Work Schedule: weekends and evenings
Work Location: 540 Fairview Ave, Suite 200, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: The Family Advocate will support the Family Advocacy team at Casa de Esperanza by providing direct assistance to survivors of domestic violence staying in our shelter and those calling our 24-hour bilingual crisis line. The support to survivors primarily consists of looking up resources and assisting participants to access those resources (make appointments, leave messages, get directions, etc.) as well as providing supportive listening. Additionally, the Family Advocate will assist the Family Advocacy team by conducting over-the-phone evaluations with past participants and facilitating children’s activities during support groups as availability allows.
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.
• 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/ability to use computers and other resources is preferred
Work Schedule: Preferred that students be available for at least 3 hours at a time within M-F 8am-9pm. Saturdays may be a possibility for facilitating children’s activities during survivor support groups.
Work Location: Address is confidential until assistant is hired. It’s in St. Paul on a major bus line.
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 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.
• Online conversations and outreach planning
• Tactical Summaries research, writing, outreach and communication
• Blog writing
• Communications including social media and email
• Assist with production and editing of videos
• Website editing
• Support and development of e-learning modules
• Networking and informational interviews with staff
• An interest in human rights
• Excellent writing and communication skills
• Experience conducting online research
• Organized and detail-oriented
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Interest in online work
• Preferred (but not required) language capacity in Arabic, French, Spanish or other language
Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-4pm. Preferred T/W/Th mornings.
Work Location: 2356 University Ave W, Suite 430, St. Paul MN 55114
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.
• 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: One opening in each location:
- 797 E 7th St, St. Paul MN 55106
- 720 E Lake St., Minneapolis MN 55407
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:
720 East Lake St.
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.
• 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
• 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: 797 E 7th St. St. Paul MN 55106
Position Description: CLUES’ Education Department offers a wide range of workshops, classes and programs. Macalester student workers will be essential to offering these services and achieving our mission. The student will work closely with the Adult ESL and Children’s Program coordinators in both a direct service and development capacity. They will function as a program coordinator, which includes providing support to CLUES’ Adult ESL and youth programs.
• Assist with coordination of program volunteers
• Teach ESL classes/youth programming
• Assist in program outreach and development
• Create new partnerships with organizations in the metro area
• Administrative duties as assigned
• Candidate should be responsible, punctual, and an excellent role model for our program participants.
• Open and respectful to diverse life experiences, values, and backgrounds
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills in English
• High proficiency in Spanish language, including the ability to create materials and lead trainings in Spanish preferred.
• Receive CLUES orientation with Volunteer Services to receive overview of organization as well as guidelines and policies.
• Must pass a criminal background check
Work Schedule: Flexible within M-Th 9am-8:30pm
Work Location: CLUES 797 E 7th St. St. Paul MN 55106
Position Description: Frogtown Farm is seeking support for our education and community outreach programs that span a range of activities around farming, cooking and food preservation for our neighbors. This position assists the education and outreach team at Frogtown Farm in hosting, marketing, preparing materials for and operating our educational events, community farming days, farmers market demonstrations and off site-educational exhibiting and workshops to build relationships with the Frogtown community. Our programming happens both on site at Frogtown Farm and at other locations in the community. Students will engage community members at weekly community farming sessions, farmers market stands, pop-up food shelf distributions, workshops and events that will be available to community members. The role also entails supporting overall communication efforts for the organization through various communication channels. Students will help prepare materials, host and teach at these sessions as they gain a better sense of the Frogtown community and connect with Frogtown neighbors.
Throughout the work, students will both teach and learn skills on how to grow, cook, handle and preserve produce as they support programming. The position enhances the student’s organizational and communication skills as they support marketing and outreach tasks. Frogtown Farm is an urban farm with a high emphasis on learning and social engagement in support of our nearby neighborhood. Candidates can expect to interact regularly with a diverse group of community members.
Duties: Participation in farming activities, including working in the hoop house and in the farm fields with community members who attend weekly gardening sessions. Support outreach by marketing the farm’s programs and recruit participants via communications tasks, exhibiting, flyering, canvassing, or interacting with workshare members. Assist in curriculum development as well as hosting and teaching at community gardening and cooking educational demonstrations and events. Assist in activities to support Frogtown Farm’s Harvest Festival event. Engage with Frogtown neighbors through involvement in Frogtown Farm’s ongoing education and workshop opportunities during the off-season in the winter months. Support marketing materials for the season to recruit community member’s involvement in programs at Frogtown Farm. This includes creating handouts, flyers and signs using simple desktop publishing software (Google Docs or MS Office).
• Some amount of vegetable growth or cooking knowledge strongly preferred, but expert status in not required
• This position is suited for students who are creative thinkers and can robustly utilize tools such as Google Drive, Calendar, Documents, Spreadsheets and Gmail
• Graphic design experience is enthusiastically welcomed
• Comfortable using gardening tools (or learning), working in various types of weather and doing physical labor such as digging, planting seeds, and hauling
Work Schedule: This position requires a schedule during daytime hours on weekdays. We find it works well if the student can come to the office for 3-4 hours twice a week, with the option for some remote phone calls or remote project work. This position may also involve the occasional scheduling during weekday evenings and the potential for weekend options for community events around the Frogtown neighborhood and at the farm. Most of the work will be done at the farm offices and in the adjacent park where the farm fields are, though we do visit area schools, libraries, recreation centers as well to reach our community.
Work Location: 941 Lafond Ave, Building D, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: The position is a supporting role for the Metro CERTs (Clean Energy Resource Teams) Director at the Great Plains Institute. The work will be assisting staff to advance community based clean energy projects and initiatives. The work includes ground-level activities to conduct education and outreach, community events and renewable energy and energy efficiency project assistance including support related to increasing electric vehicle adoption. In addition, the position will likely include staff/steering committee meetings, outreach to communities related to clean energy opportunities/programming, and assisting with communications including; writing case studies, blogs, and the quarterly newsletter.
- Work with staff to support the 2020 seed grant projects
- Work with staff to provide support for the electric vehicle related work with Cities and Municipal utilities.
- Support communications by assisting with the quarterly e-newsletter, writing blogs to highlight clean energy resources for communities, and writing case studies for community clean energy projects.Support efforts to reach out to key CERTs audiences including, utilities, small business, low-income and local governments.
- Support workshops and other events to assist communities identify, plan and implement clean energy projects, including the Spring 2021 Metro CERT event.
- Support City of Minneapolis Green Cost Share grant program review process.
- Support small business energy efficiency efforts
- Work with staff to support small business energy efficiency program development and maintenance, including writing case studies for projects.
- Assist staff with efforts to help GreenStep Cities evaluate and support their next steps to go “deeper” on energy related best practices
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: Flexible M-F within 10am-5pm
Work Location: 2801 21st Ave S, Suite 220, Minneapolis MN 55407
Position Description: The goal of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center’s Community Archive project is to create an interpretive center where community members and guests can interact with a historical timeline of the Rondo neighborhood, and learn about the history of the community through preserved photographs, maps, and stories. Archival Assistants will support Hallie Q. Brown’s archive through sorting historical documents, photos, and materials, and compiling metadata forms. They will also film and edit small projects, along with interviewing and recording elders in the community.
Duties: Sort through historical documents, materials, and photos. Digitize old photographs, compile metadata and other organizational needs. Interview and record elders’ stories. Film and edit short videos.
Requirements: This position requires an organized individual with a great attention for detail. Strong communication skills needed, especially as it relates to collecting sensitive or ephemeral family archives. An ideal candidate will have a passion for historical preservation, sociology, and community engagement.
Work Schedule: Late morning/early afternoon preferred, but flexible M-F 8:30am-5pm
Work Location: 270 N. Kent St, St. Paul MN 55102
Position Description: The student employee will teach English classes to adult immigrants and refugees, work one-on-one with students, tutor students to help them gain USA citizenship, and spend some of their work time preparing lessons and reading over materials before classes.
- Work cooperatively with coordinators and other volunteers to determine lesson content and approaches
- Provide instruction for ESL classes of 2-15 adult learners
- Record class attendance
- Arrive regularly and punctually
- Inform coordinator of problems
- Help track student progress and achievements
Requirements: Strong research and organizational skills, a passion for history
Work Schedule: HAP has classes from 9am-8pm M-Th. Ideally, OCSEs will work evening hours (4-8pm) and teach evening classes. We will work with students’ class schedules and together create a work schedule that is mutually beneficial.
Work Location: 394 University Ave, St. Paul MN 55103
Position Description: We are seeking a coordinator to help lead our literacy program for youth ages 6-9 using one-on-one volunteers/mentors to work with youth to strengthen literacy skills. We are a relationship-based program focusing on building confidence, grit and determination. This role is ideal for someone who has an interest in teaching and literacy and has some tech skill sets.
We need someone who can help us think about the future of the program and who can help us incorporate tech components like apps and digital tools for youth to create their own stories. We are also adding foundational engagement with math and language.
- Facilitate program for youth aged 6-9
- Help in all trainings related to program
- Input all data related to program in our data base
- Maintain weekly email updates to volunteers
- Facilitate debrief with volunteers
- Ability to communicate with volunteers, staff, youth, parents, community and funding partners
- Ability to collect data, pre and post testing for youth
- Experience with youth programming
Work Schedule: 9am-5pm Saturdays (main schedule)
Work Location: 611 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis MN 55404
Position Description: Tutor adult immigrants/refugees/and/or GED students in basic computer use, both in a classroom (assisting a teacher) and open lab setting. Potential opportunity to tutor students individually with English, reading, writing, and math skills.
- Assist adult basic education instructor in classroom and/or learning lab. Assist students with basic English, reading, writing, computer, and/or math skills.
- Work cooperatively with staff to determine best approaches.
- Assist adult learners in the computer lab as needed with online materials as well as class assignments and activities.
- Provide encouragement and support to learners.
- Arrive regularly and punctually as scheduled for your shift.
- Complete reports as requested by coordinator (attendance, progress, etc.)
- Able to speak, read and write in English, and use a computer proficiently
- Dependable, prompt, patient, flexible
- Respectful of differences; able to respect confidentiality
- Willing and able to take direction from teacher as well as work independently
Work Schedule: Flexible within M-Th 8:30am-8pm and Fridays 8:30am-12pm
Work Location: 1030 University Ave W, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: Students will interview immigrants and refugees and prepare their stories for publication on our website and social media. They will also interview community members or other individuals connected to ILCM. They will also assist with other communications tasks to engage with ILCM’s audience and spread awareness of the organization’s work. They will have the opportunity to research and write articles on topics discussed with supervisor.
Duties: The student would interview clients and community members and prepare their stories for publication, attend meetings and training sessions as needed and/or as schedule allows, create graphics and messages for use on social media, and cover events such as the Austin Area Minority Business Project business tour.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, willingness to be trained in storytelling, desire to welcome and work with immigrants and refugees
- Basic knowledge of the current immigration system and policies
- Fluency in Spanish, Somali, or Hmong a plus
- Student needs to be able to meet at off-campus locations in St. Paul
Work Schedule: Flexible M-F normal business hours plus some evenings or weekends
Work Location: 450 North Syndicate St, Suite 200, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: The MN Detention Line is a community resource staffed by volunteers and supervised by attorneys where individuals in ICE custody or their loved ones can call to gather resources about the immigration court process. Students will work with attorneys to assess next steps to provide brief service or referrals for full representation. In addition, students work on case assignments for on-going immigration cases, under the supervision of attorneys. Students also have the opportunity to attend court hearings and travel to detention facilities as their schedules permit.
• Answering incoming calls and interviewing clients
• Informing callers about immigration detention processes and procedures
• Translating documents
• Following up with and relaying information to detainees and their families
• Communicating with government agencies
• Working on case assistance projects for staff attorneys
• Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking both Spanish and English strongly preferred
• Will also consider applicants bilingual in Somali, Hmong, Oromo, and Karen
• Must possess cross-cultural communication skills and interpersonal sensitivity
• Applicants with previous experience in victim advocacy and support are preferred
Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9am-5pm
Work Location: 450 North Syndicate St, Suite 200, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: Comfortable in a multicultural environment and patient with limited English speaking clients. Preference given to students who are able to express oneself comfortably in a 2nd language (preferably Spanish, Somali, Karen, Amharic or Oromo). Strong typing and computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and internet navigation. Capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple distractions. Able to take initiative, multitask and prioritize assignments. Commitment to the human rights and general welfare of refugees and immigrants.
• 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
• Able to express oneself comfortably in a second language (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)
• 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. Prefer morning schedule within 8:30am-1pm, but open 8:30am-5pm.
Work Location: 1694 Como Ave, St. Paul MN 55108
Position Description: The student would be co-running cohorts during the semester that serve as an onramp for students at Macalester and 1-2 other ACTC colleges to gain skills and experience with community organizing and social justice work. They will also create opportunities for college students to be involved in advocacy work locally.
- Scheduling 1:1 conversations with students (and faculty/staff as needed) to do deep relationship building with students interested in community organizing
- Advertising the community organizing cohort opportunities and campus events to students, faculty and staff
- Designing and facilitating cohort programming and campus events that invite students to build power and develop community organizing and leadership skills
- Supporting general advocacy efforts of engaged individuals on issues that are important to them
- Have deep interest in social justice work through community organizing
- Ideally has some experience with community organizing/power building
- Are okay with occasionally participating in public actions with people of faith who are doing community organizing.
- Have a willingness to be flexible and adaptive to uncertain situations
- If possible, attend weeklong training on Sunday July 12 – Friday July 17
- Have a willingness to:
1) Be relational (able to relate comfortably, build familiarity and rapport with others, be vulnerable, etc.)
2) Have grit (self-starter, willing to work hard, take risks, has a do-whatever-it takes attitude)
3) Learn (self-reflective, can learn from past mistakes, have a growth mindset)
Work Schedule: Tuesday evenings, other hours flexible
Work Location: 2356 University Ave W, Suite #405, St. Paul MN 55114 (as well as local college campuses)
Position Description: This position involves showing interest, enthusiasm and attentiveness while assisting teachers in working with children (ages 4-5) individually and in small groups, helping with all activities across the curriculum. Having extra helping hands allows us to do more involved activities and to give individual help when needed. There is also a small component of helping to clean up materials after class and prepping materials for classroom projects. We consider our Mac students partners and valued members of our teaching team. Our unique kindergarten is a place where we nurture the joy of learning as well as help children be both cooperative and independent. Community building is as important to us as academic achievement. We expect our Mac students to be a positive presence in our classroom helping to facilitate the children’s emotional, social and academic growth. Children consider all adults in the classroom as teachers.
- Engage and interact with individual or small groups of children
- Assist with small group teacher-led activities often providing 1:1 help
- Assist with preparation of classroom projects (cutting, gathering/organizing materials, etc.)
- Assist with light clean up of materials and classroom
- Be an involved, contributing classroom participant
- Experience working with young children is very helpful
- Love of young children and an interest in learning about them is a must
- Willingness to work with a team of teachers and a variety of families
- Sense of humor, flexibility, reliability and initiative
Work Schedule: We prefer students work with us in our kindergarten 12:30-3:15pm. We would consider morning preschool as a possibility (9:30-11:30am) if afternoons are not possible. Work hours are in 3-4 hour increments and need to cover either morning or afternoon school hours. Usually students work with us 2 afternoons a week.
Work Location: 130 N Howell St, St. Paul MN 55104 (Howell and Laurel)
Position Description: Jie Ming is a Mandarin immersion elementary school that is part of St. Paul Public Schools. We are looking for Mandarin-speaking students to tutor 3rd – 5th grade students in math. Instruction will be in Mandarin at Jie Ming in classrooms with small groups of students.
Duties: The student will work closely with the classroom teacher to assist elementary students in math. It could be working with one individual or a small group up to four 3rd -5th grade students.
Requirements: This position requires a Mandarin speaker who likes to work with students from 3rd – 5th grade on math in Chinese.In general, we are looking for someone who is good with children, interested in education, and who has solid math skills.
Work Schedule: Prefer regular 2-3 hour shifts during school hours (M-F 9:30am-4pm).
Work Location: 1845 Sheridan Ave St. Paul MN 55116
Position Description: This position will assist in the administrative and direct client activities of the Every Penny Counts Emergency Assistance (EPCEA) program. This would consist of assisting with the day to day operations of the emergency financial assistance program such as: entering client data into a client program database, and processing emergency financial assistance requests for EPCEA clients, and directly responding to client and HIV providers emails and calls.
• Entering program data into program database
• Assisting with day to day operations of the emergency financial assistance program
• Receiving and processing client requests for emergency financial assistance
• Answering phone, returning calls and emails to clients and HIV providers
• Understanding and complying to the agency’s confidentiality guidelines
• Assisting with other administrative projects of other agency programs if needed or as appropriate
• Comfort working with diverse populations
• Comfort working with online databases and Microsoft Office program
• Experience with customer service, public speaking, sexual health issues and/or human services preferred
Work Schedule: Within M-F 9am-5pm
Work Location: 2577 Territorial Rd, St. Paul MN 55114
Position Description: Want to make a difference? Be a mentor and provide academic support in a daily after school program for under-advantaged youth in grades K-10. You will provide homework help, academic tutoring, and provide opportunities for youth to engage in learning through enrichment and recreation. Be that role model that inspires a youth to strive for college!
- Tutor students in reading and math and provide homework assistance
- Facilitate or participate in enrichment activities, sports and games
- A Mentor/Academic Support Specialist may take on their own project that they identify, such as conducting an interest club (i.e. science, cooking, theater, or chess)Requirements:
- Desire to have a positive influence on the lives of children and youth
- Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
- Interest and/or experience working with people from diverse cultures
- Experience with youth and/or tutoring experience preferred
- Bilingual proficiency in any of the following languages appreciated but not required: Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali, or Spanish.
Work Schedule: Preferably 3 afternoons/week between 3-6pm
Work Location: 265 Oneida St, St. Paul MN 55102
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.
- Work with staff to identify relevant and applicable workshop topics
- Work with the Student Services director to manage high school-aged alumni data systems and case management
- Creatively advertise to students and families and increase attendance of College Bound workshops
- 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 relevant expertise
- Track and report student attendance and workshop feedback
- Attend weekly staff meetings and one-on-one check-ins with direct supervisor
- 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
- Transportation support available, including a travel stipend
Work Schedule: Must be available either Saturday mornings or afternoons. Weekday availability is flexible.
Work Location: 511 Kenwood Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55403
Position Description: This position will assist the coordinator during morning, afternoon, OR evening sessions in providing services to adult students, and performing general administrative office functions including: teaching or tutoring 1:1 in Adult Education classes, supporting new student intake, testing, and maintaining student files, connecting adult students to community resources, research and develop connections to community organizations, research and develop educational resources for students.
• 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:
553 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55104
461 Dale St N
St. Paul, MN 55103
2700 E. Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
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 10am-12pm and/or 1:15-4:30pm. Other work times are flexible during normal business hours.
Work Location: 1415 Almond Ave, St. Paul 55108
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 which 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 Ave, St. Paul MN 55108
Position Description: This position will enhance the patient and family experience by providing assistance to the Emergency Department Staff.
- Provide immediate and warm welcome to all patients and guests using AIDET
- Provide support to patients/families by checking in with “roomed” patients every 10-15
minutes or hourly
- Greet ambulatory patients, request support from triage nurse and assist crew with
- Transport patients to Radiology and Patient Care Unit floors. Stay with patient until
- Restock supplies in patient rooms
- Change sheets on carts and examination tables after patient has left the room
- Take Lab specimens to Lab only as directed
- Sanitize patient carts, counters, equipment and wheelchairs
- Keep waiting room as neat as possible
- Mature and responsible – level headed
- Excellent customer service skills
- Excellent communication skills; demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to interact with a diverse population
- Physically able to walk throughout hospital and push patients in wheelchairs and stretchers
- Enjoys working in a flexible changing environment
- Some medical background preferred
Work Schedule: M-F. Shifts are 8am-12pm, 12-4pm, and 4pm-8pm
St. Joseph’s Hospital
45 W 10th St.
St. Paul MN 55102
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, transportation, environment/sustainability, and 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 and explore potential for new 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 by email, phone and in-person
- Distribute educational and promotional information, update as needed
- Maintain program records and document any changes over time
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- 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
- 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
Work Location: 320 S Griggs St, St. Paul MN 55105 (Office inside the Edgecumbe Rec Center)
www.metrocouncil.orgPosition Description: Support the development of climate change resilience resources and tools for the Twin Cities metro region’s cities, counties, and townships. This support will take the form of performing outreach to, and engagement with, the 100+ communities who identified goals, policies, strategies, programs, and projects in their 2040 Comprehensive Plans to realize climate change resilience in their communities. Support will also include collaborating with public, private, research, and non-profit professionals to develop and implement regional policies, plans, and strategies for 2050. Resilience Planning may include, but is not limited to, themes of climate action planning, climate vulnerability assessments, electric vehicles and infrastructure, renewable energy and sustainability best practices, localized flooding analysis, urban heat island analysis, green infrastructure scenario planning, and urban
- Perform outreach to, and engagement with, metro area stakeholders in the form of interviews, workshops, webinars, and learning sessions to gather qualitative and quantitative data and narrative on the benefits, responsibilities, features, drawbacks, future needs, and experiences in developing and implementing climate change resilience plans
- Develop technical assistance and communications resources (factsheets, case studies, webpages, webinars, podcasts, spatial analysis tools, data analysis tools, etc.) for metro area communities pursuing, or interested in pursuing, resilience planning
- Attend meetings, workshops, presentations, and webinars with staff for the development and/or implementation of select cross-sector and inter-agency projects, programs, policies, and initiatives
- Assist with managing the development and implementation of the division’s climate change resilience-related projects, programs, policies, and initiatives
- Attend one local planning assistance working group staff meeting a month
- Develop your capacity to work with various professionals across disciplines in support of one project outcome
- Develop working understanding of the Metropolitan Council’s various divisions, and how resilience planning is relevant and necessary for all of them
- Interest/experience in planning
- Interest/experience in environmental issues and alternative energy sources
Work Schedule: Being present at work between the hours of 9am – 4pm is strongly preferred.
Work Location: 390 Robert St. N, St. Paul MN 55101
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.
• 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
• Curiosity about youth ages 12 and up
• Interest in public health delivery
• Skills in interacting with youth
• Commitment to comprehensive sex education
• Creativity in approaches to communication and health promotion
• Comfort working in cross-cultural environment with diverse youth
Work Schedule: Flexible within school hours (7:30am-3pm M-F)
Highland High School
1015 Snelling Ave S
St Paul, MN 55116
Central Senior High
275 Lexington Pkwy N
St Paul, MN 55104
Como Park High School
740 Rose Ave. W
St. Paul, MN 55117
Position Description: The Health Advocate position at MNIC is a wonderful opportunity to gain knowledge of the health care system to directly impact young peoples’ lives. As a supportive adult, Health Advocates get to connect with students in a multitude of ways. Whether that be through mentoring, tutoring, or assisting with school health initiative, these relationships are imperative to our students’ success!
Duties: Monitor and track student health data. Assist students with health services as needed. Work closely with supervisor to implement health initiatives school-wide.
- Self-starter, ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Basic Excel knowledge
- Interest in Health Services
- Flexibility and understanding of factors that impact community health care
Work Schedule: Flexible within 8:30am-3pm M-F
Work Location: 1821 University Ave W, Suite N360, St. Paul MN 55104
www.NAMIhelps.orgPosition Description: The Outreach Assistant will work directly with affiliate volunteer groups to support them in capacity building, program development, event planning and outreach/marketing. The Outreach Assistant will work with the Director of Community Outreach & Engagement to support the development of statewide affiliate programming.
Duties: The Outreach Assistant will help staff information tables and/or booths at various events acting as a representative of NAMI Minnesota. They will meet with Affiliate groups, participate in event planning as well as marketing and recruitment to accomplish individual Affiliate group goals. They will support outreach efforts through 1:1 and small group meetings as well as with community organizations and health care providers.
Requirements: Interest in grassroots community organizing, legislative advocacy and program development. Basic understanding of the social issues that contribute to the stigma surrounding mental illness as well as barriers to accessing mental health services. Knowledge of the mental health system and principles of community organizing preferred but not required.
Work Schedule: M-F 9am-5pm. Flexible timing around class schedules.
1919 University Ave W
St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: Under immediate supervision of the Director of Volunteer Programs, the Volunteer Program Assistant will carry out several tasks related to the recruitment, placement, orientation, training and ongoing retention of volunteers throughout the agency. Major duties will include assisting with and updating curricula for volunteer orientations and trainings, helping to coordinate volunteer project and events, and other day-to-day volunteer management processes as needed.
• Ensure day-to-day volunteer program procedures are followed
• Screening/interviewing prospective volunteers/interns
• Correspond with those interested in volunteering
• Schedule volunteer orientations and trainings
• Compile/submit quarterly volunteer hours
• Identify and coordinate ways to improve the experience of volunteers
• Assist with other projects as needed
• Attend volunteer orientations and trainings (these take place Saturday mornings, and on very occasional weeknights).
• Prepare meeting room
• Greet volunteers
• Assist Community Education co-facilitators in set-up and logistics for session
• Note and gather feedback from attendees and facilitators on improvements to be made
• Help update orientation and training curricula based on feedback from volunteers and staff
• Help coordinate volunteer nights/Saturdays
• Energetic, welcoming and friendly personality
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Reliable time commitment
• Must be able to attend most volunteer orientation and training sessions (Saturday mornings, some Saturday afternoons) – planned absences may be cleared with supervisor
• Supports Planned Parenthood’s Mission
Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8am-4:30pm; position to include some Saturday hours
Work Location: 671 Vandalia St, St. Paul MN 55114
Position Description: We seek literacy tutors on an ongoing basis during the academic year to assist with tutoring in schools and other organizational projects in our office, with opportunities to work on a wide range of special projects to gain experience working in a nonprofit setting. In addition to tutoring, interns may also have the opportunity to explore professional development interests.
• Working one-on-one with elementary school students reading below grade level
• Assisting in running the tutoring center, including substitute tutoring
• Assisting in volunteer management of tutors along with preparing and organizing materials for the program implementation
• Provide in-office support on special projects, including creating and maintaining booklists, marketing and communications outreach
• Willingness and eagerness to learn tutoring strategies
• Demonstrates patience and empathy for students while holding high expectations
• Ability to work independently or with limited supervision
• Ability to interact effectively with diverse groups
• Ability to commit to a schedule and show up promptly when expected
Work Schedule: For tutoring: flexible schedule 8am-3pm M-F; project work available within 9am-5pm M-F
Benjamin Mays Elementary
380 N. Victoria
Position Description: This position will support the continued 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. This position will also work on projects focused on honoring the history of the Rondo neighborhood. The student will work directly with the R/CODE’s Executive Director to research the history of how and why Rondo Avenue was renamed Concordia Avenue. This is an excellent opportunity for highly organized and motivated individuals to develop skills in community engagement and advocacy.
- Perform a variety of programmatic, social media, and administrative tasks to further the development of the Rondo Commemorative Plaza
- Attend community gatherings of all sorts to share about the Rondo Commemorative Plaza–connecting people to our work
- Research and report on the circumstances and reasoning why the name of Rondo Avenue was changed to Concordia Avenue
- Support community advocacy on honoring the history of the Rondo neighborhood.
• Must have an interest in the history of communities of color and neighborhoods and in the possibilities of learning from that history in a way that meaningfully impacts neighborhoods and people today.
• Must possess strong organizational skills and will attention to detail
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
• Excellent interpersonal and social skills with the capacity to speak openly and honestly with a variety of people
• Strong writing and oral skills.
• Familiarity with MS Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and ability to learn new applications
• Above average web development, social media and other communication skills
• Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively on a project
Work Schedule: Minimum of 3-4 solid hours two days/week. Some evening meetings and events (as scheduled).
Work Location: 315 Fisk St N, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: The Saint Paul Youth Commission is made up of 15-20 youth who represent the neighborhoods across Saint Paul. Youth commissioners commit to representing their community and young people for one school year, although many youth serve for 2-4 years. Youth Commissioners plan events for the community and meet with elected officials and other city leadership to ensure young people’s voices are being heard.The Saint Paul Youth Commission Program Assistant will work hands on with the youth commissioners and community members in Saint Paul by mentoring and coaching youth commissioners, supporting youth led community events, co-facilitating meetings, and recruiting new youth commissioners.
• Be a positive role model for youth commissioners and other community members
• Attend Saint Paul Youth Commission Meetings (Monday nights)
• Work with coordinator to create a positive learning space for youth commissioners, ensuring the emotional and physical safety of participants
• Prepare agendas and activities for meetings
• Co-facilitate meetings with youth commissioners
• Support youth commissioners as they lead community events (planning, implementing, evaluating)
• Attend community events to represent Saint Paul Youth Commission
• Recruit new youth commissioners by visiting recreation centers and libraries throughout Saint Paul
• Eagerness to work directly with youth ages 14-18 years old
• Experience in providing or participating in youth leadership development programs
• Demonstrate an ability to plan, organize, and prioritize own work
• Demonstrate effective leadership by supporting the mission and vision of the Saint Paul Youth Commission
• Demonstrates effective team work
• Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for the diversity of the community, co-workers, and supervisors
• Demonstrate an ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with the general public, especially youth. Takes responsibility for own actions
• Demonstrates an ability to effectively listen, speak, write, and interact with a diverse work group
Work Schedule: Monday evenings 4–8pm required, other hours are flexible between 10am-8pm M–Th, occasional weekends
Work Location: 25 W 4th St. Room 400, St. Paul MN 55102. Monday night meetings take place at recreation centers throughout St. Paul. Transportation can be provided if needed.
Position Description: The Lead Tutor individually works with learners to build on their strengths to develop strong study habits and homework strategies along with confidence building to meet the challenges of school. This is done by building trust with the learners. The goal is to improve educational outcomes while providing hope to each learner that they to can succeed. Tutors promote libraries as an excellent resource. Successful tutors prioritize inspiring growth, hope and mutual respect. Leadership skills will be developed and practiced as they learn to run the homework center.
Duties: Will provide one-on-one tutoring in all subjects to a variety of adult and young learners, including ELL learners. Review homework assignments and help learners with strategies for success. Be creative and kind in your approach while always being professional. Learn how to manage a homework center by receiving training in this then when ready to take on this role, you will lead the homework center 1 shift a week. Build trusting and mutual relationships with learners and tutors. Work together as a member of an exceptional tutor team. Site training will be provided to you for all duties required.
• Possess a strength, background or strong interest in tutoring, classroom management or teaching experience
• Ability to work with all age groups and a diverse range of students
• Must have displayed strong leadership skills, self-direction, and supervisory skills
• Well organized, patient, punctual, reliable and accountable for your work schedule
• Able to patiently and effectively communicate concepts through one-on-one tutoring
• 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
Work Schedule: Flexible within M-TH 4-7 or Sundays 1-4
Work Location: 461 Dale St, St. Paul MN 55103
Position Description: Join us at the Science Museum of Minnesota as our Experience Programs Assistant. You will be working with our Volunteer Team, Gallery Programs Team and our Museum Experience Team to provide amazing experiences to our visitors. Over your work study program, you will have the opportunity to interact with our 800+ volunteers, work on activities and pocket science, and assist our development team. We want to give you a well rounded Science Education Experience working directly with the folks that know it inside and out!
Duties: General duties include the following and will be augmented each year you are here at the museum: Lead interactive activities within the museum. Work directly with volunteers to restock activities, 3D print, and solder supplies to ensure they are prepared. Work in our databases to help prep documents and enter data for our volunteers. Work with our exhibits development team on upcoming projects that relate to bringing science education to our visitors. There will also be some general maintenance work of the office, activities, gallery supplies, and small projects that impact other areas of the museum.
- Familiar with Google Suite and proper email etiquette
- Take directions easily
- Flexible to take on last minute projects
Work Schedule: Open 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday, with Saturday and Thursday as best days for longer shiftsWork Location: 120 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul MN 55102
Position Description: The Program Assistant will be given the opportunity to develop and lead trainings, create media projects of their own, and organize a panel of guest speakers from Macalester College to come in and present to the youth in the program. Depending on interest and talent, the student would coordinate programs, teach classes, and work directly with youth or adults. The position will also entail assisting with communications projects, which include writing articles for the newsletter, coordinating outreach visits, and planning public screenings. This is an engaging position that will allow the participant to work side by side with a community, helping them to discover the power of media to create social change and supporting them in getting their voices out to a larger audience
• Mentor SPNN members and youth through the production process and assist with technical needs
• 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
• 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 member profile, a photo essay, or a zine)
• Organize and lead at least one training for youth or adults around technology, media literacy, or community engagement
• Assist with communications, outreach, visibility, and public screenings
• Assist with monthly Girl Scout training sessions
Requirements: The SPNN Program Assistant will work with a diverse population of youth and adults engaged in programming at SPNN. The youth and adults involved in our programs are predominantly low-income, from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds. Experience working with people of color, low-income youth and adults, or having an understanding of general philosophies around youth development would be extremely helpful.
It would be beneficial if the student worker has experience or at least a strong interest in video production, digital photography, and other forms of media. Experience with manual functions of cameras (exposure, white balance, gain, shutter speed), lighting, audio/music production, animation, or the Adobe Production suite would also prove relevant. An interest in social justice, community exploration, and/or media literacy is desired
Work Schedule: Programming in the afternoons and evenings 6 days/week. Flexible hours within this timeframe.
Work Location: 550 Vandalia St, Suite 170, St. Paul MN 55114
Position Description: The Refugee & Immigrant Program Assistant 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 intern is responsible for client phone intake and referral, asylum case research, asylum program support, and developing and implementing ad hoc projects as they arise.
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. if clients do not qualify for services the intern provides referrals to other legal or social services as appropriate.
2. Participating and supporting staff with in-person client interviews to gather facts about the case so that attorney staff may decide eligibility for asylum. This may involve directing questioning to the potential client, interpreting for staff interviewer, or taking notes and asking follow up questions during an interview. Many clients are also survivors of trauma so this task may be stressful or difficult.
3. Drafting correspondence to volunteer attorneys, clients and immigration agencies. Our primary means of communication with attorneys is through letters and e-mails, many of which are templates. The intern will be asked to prepare letters, both using templates but also incorporating specific facts for individual letters. The intern may also be drafting letters to immigration to support cases handled by staff.
4. 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. This may include preparing a submission to the immigration agency summarizing country conditions, including creating an annotated table of contents.
5. Depending on program needs and skills, the student 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.
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.
Work Schedule: Office hours 8:30am-5pm daily. Strongly prefer 4 hour shifts, option to work longer shifts if able.
Work Location: 330 2nd Ave S, Suite 800, Minneapolis MN 55402
Position Description: The student will participate in our resident engagement work primarily by supporting community volunteers who are serving on our committees. Our committees focus on local issues, including pedestrian safety, urban planning, public transportation, historical preservation, environmental protection, and creative placemaking. Specifically, the student will collaborate with the members of two of our committees to prepare meeting materials, participate in meeting discussions, and complete work that arises out of the committees. The student will also work with our community members on event and program coordination, communications, and general engagement, especially when related to the relevant committee work.
The Community Engagement Associate will advance the goals of our grassroots, community-based nonprofit by engaging the power of community to advance neighborhood vitality and develop neighborhood leadership.
This position will focus on supporting community volunteers who are working on our committees to address local issues such as pedestrian safety, park development, urban planning, public transportation, historical preservation, environmental protection, and creative placemaking in the Union Park community, just north of Macalester.
Along with collaborating with the members of two of our committees, the Coordinator will work with residents and staff on general event and program coordination, communications and outreach, and other neighborhood engagement.
- Participate in the work of two of our resident-led committees (Neighborhood Involvement, and either Transportation or Land Use & Economic Development).
- Engage residents and other stakeholders around topics to be addressed by committees, conducting targeted surveys, interviews, and other research as needed
- Partner with committee chairs to prepare meeting materials and to update our website and social media with information on issues addressed by committees
- Attend meeting discussions with residents and collaborate with committee members to complete work that arises out of the committees
Event & Program Coordination
- Serve as logistics coordinator for one or more community engagement event related to committee work (for example, an arts-based community-building series, or a community issues forum)
- Assist volunteers in the administration of a new micro-grant program being developed by the Neighborhood Involvement Committee
- Support Union Park’s general community-building and placemaking events in collaboration with the Community Organizer and resident volunteers
Communications & General Engagement
- Develop and foster relationships with residents, local business owners, and other community members
- Respond to phone, email, social media, and in-person inquiries from residents, troubleshooting community issues as they arise, especially as related to committee work.
- Create promotional materials for meetings, events, and programs; collaborate with the Community Organizer on creating effective messaging
- Assist the professional staff in record keeping related to community engagement, such as data entry in our resident mapping database and managing email listsRequirements
- Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for community and/or nonprofit work
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Good listener
- Ability to work efficiently with frequent interruptions
- Good independent problem solving skills
- Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
- Responsive and reliable
Work Schedule: Flexible
Work Location: 1821 University Ave W, Suite 308, St. Paul MN 55104
Position Description: Urban Roots is a community based non-profit located on the East Side of St. Paul that hires and trains youth in our three programs: Market Garden, Cook Fresh, and Conservation. The Market Garden Program engages youth through the operation of a small urban farm business, distributing produce through a 42 member CSA, local restaurants, and at the Mill City Farmer’s Market, in addition to providing opportunities for youth to take home produce and share it with their families. The Cook Fresh Program trains youth in cooking skills, emphasizing using produce grown in the garden. The Conservation Program engages youth in the restoration of local parks, removing invasive plants, planting native trees and shrubs, and bringing the community into the parks through tours and events. Youth also design and maintain rain and pollinator gardens in public spaces throughout the community.
We are looking for Macalester students to bring their drive and passion to support our current programs by working with staff and youth to enhance our work in the East Side Community. We are looking for people who are passionate about: youth development, local and sustainably grown food, using food to build community, increasing food access, connecting people to nature, and adapting for a changing climate on a local scale.
● Participate in hands-on work in the fields of urban farming, habitat restoration, and cooking projects
● Serve as a leader and mentor to Urban Roots youth intern participants
● 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
● Work with partnering organizations to connect youth to opportunities and develop community based events
● Assist with program development and enrichment activities
● Assist with lesson planning and training/education for youth or community members
● Assist with fall farmers market stand and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture project) operations
● Work on community outreach initiatives related to gardening, food, or conservation and education on the East Side
● Engage alumni through on-going organization activities
● Enthusiasm, flexibility and creativity
● Self-starting and motivated
● Good communication skills, oral and written
● Experience with youth work preferred but not required
● Enjoy working outdoors, gardening and/or some experience with healthy cooking
● Experience in community engagement/advocacy and/or motivation to engage the public
● Flexibility to work some weekends and evenings
● Licensed driver preferred
● Completion of related coursework preferred but not required
Work Schedule: If interested in working with youth, availability from 3:30-6:30pm during the week is required. If interested in working with staff on agricultural or conservation projects, availability during the work day (8am-4pm) is preferred.
Work Location: 463 Maria Ave, St Paul MN 55106
Position Description: Wellstone Spanish Immersion Elementary School is part of St. Paul Public Schools. The math and reading tutor will receive training and materials to use, and will work on Reading and Math with small groups of students in grades 1-5.
Duties: Work with small groups of students to support them in reading and math. Work closely with or more classroom teachers to support overall class development, with specific focus on math and reading.
● Works well with elementary school students
● Able to work with diverse people
● Bilingual Spanish preferred
Work Schedule: Hours are flexible between the hours of 9:15am-4pm M-F
Work Location: 1041 Marion St., St. Paul MN 55117
Position Description: The Program Assistant position will be involved in a variety of activities at Youth Farm, from harvesting produce, to starting seeds in our greenhouse, to making soup and baking cookies, or preparing materials before a program starts. This position will be working independently, with adult staff, teen staff, and other youth of all ages. Youth Farm is first and foremost a youth development organization and it is expected that this position will be regularly engaged in youth work for part of their hours.
- Working alongside teen staff and engaging with them as peers/mentors/co-educators
- Engaging in experiential learning with young people ages 6-18
- Playing/leading icebreaker type games
- Preparing materials and spaces ahead of time for youth programs
- Assisting with facilitating youth programs
- Assisting with hosting volunteer groups at our garden sites or greenhouse
- Assisting with tasks required to take care of several urban gardens such as digging, transplanting, watering, mulching, seeding, harvesting, or building small structures
- Working in our greenhouse to grow food year round, start seeds, and take care of seedlings throughout spring
- Asking questions to deepen understanding and learning
- Cooking with young people in classes and for community events/meals
- Representing Youth Farm in our communities and at events
- Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time (~4 hours)
- Able to lift or carry ~30lbs and lighter loads repeatedly
- Access to transportation to get to the Frogtown and West Side neighborhoods
- Interest/knowledge in youth work and learning alongside young people
- Willing to be silly in front of other people, especially to develop relationships with youth
- Not being afraid to get dirty or be around bugs
- Able to work and learn independently or with minimal supervision at times
- Interest in learning about food, both growing and cooking it
- Familiarity with Google Drive
- Some knowledge of cooking and growing plants preferred, but not required
Work Schedule: Ability to work 2-3 days a week for 2-4 hours required, an example schedule based on current programming in Spring 2020 could be:
- Sunday 2-4 hours (independent work at greenhouse)
- Tuesday 2pm-5pm (check in and project work with supervisor)
- Thursday 2pm – 6pm (middle/high school youth program)Programming changes year to year so this is not what Spring 2021’s schedule will look like.
Occasional weekend availability (once a month) preferred.
Work Location: Two most common work sites are 739 Lafond Ave, St. Paul MN 55104 and 209 Page St W, St. Paul MN 55107