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Off-Campus Student Employment Positions

The application deadline for 2024-25 is 12pm Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Off-Campus Student Employment Approved Sites 2024-25

  • 826 MSP, Education Assistant

    Name of Organization: 826 MSP
    826msp.org

    Position Description: 826 MSP is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to amplifying the voices, stories, and power of K-12 BIPOC students through writing, publishing, and leadership programs. The Education Assistant assists with the prep and facilitation of 826 MSP’s creative writing programs for K–12 youth. Applicants can choose from our After-School Writing Lab, Writers’ Room at South High, and Field Trips programs. Student employees will also have opportunities to create and lead activities and workshops if desired. A great position for anyone interested in creative writing, teaching, and/or out-of-school-time education.

    Duties:

    • work in our After-School Writing Lab, Writers’ Room at South High, and/or Field Trips program
    • work directly with student writers in elementary, middle, and high school
    • provide feedback, help with revision, and encouragement
    • assist with program prep and book binding/publishing
    • help plan small-group activities, crafts, and games (After-School Writing Lab)
    • provide homework help (After-School Writing Lab) and support on papers and essays (Writers’ Room) – assist with workshop facilitation, with opportunities to lead sessions (Field Trips)

    Requirements:

    • passion for working with and learning alongside students
    • desire to build healthy relationships and learning skills
    • consistency and reliability
    • enthusiasm for affirming students’ identities, strengths, and imagination
    • experience in (or willingness to learn about) working with students of color
      and anti-racist educational practices
    • proficiency in any of the following languages: Somali, Spanish, Amharic, Oromo, or Arabic (preferred)

    Work Schedule:

    • Field Trips: 10am-1pm
    • Writers’ Room: various shifts between 9am-4pm
    • After-School Writing Lab: 3:30-6:30pm

    Work Locations:

    • 826 MSP: 1915 E 22nd St., Minneapolis
    • South High School: 3131 19th Ave S, Minneapolis

  • Adams Spanish Immersion School, Education Assistant

    Name of Organization: Adams Spanish Immersion School
    spps.org/adams

    Position Description: Adams is a K-5 Spanish Immersion Elementary School that is part of St. Paul Public Schools. As a teaching assistant at Adams Spanish Immersion (K-5), job responsibilities will include assisting teachers in daily activities such as grading and creating lessons/materials for students as well as offering one-on-one or small group support to students in Spanish literacy, math and oral language.

    Duties: Assist teachers with daily tasks related to learning, work with students one-on-one or in small groups to offer additional support in Spanish literacy, math, and oral language.

    Requirements: Bilingual in Spanish/English, an interest in working with children (grades K-5), strong communication skills, and a desire to learn new things.

    Work Schedule: M-F within 9am-4pm

    Work Location: 7615 Chatsworth St S, St. Paul, MN 55102

  • Avalon School, Gen. Academic Student Support

    Name of Organization: Avalon School
    avalonschool.org

    Position Description: Avalon School is a public school serving students in grades 6-12. Open since 2001, Avalon has been a national leader in both project-based learning and teacher-leadership. This position would provide direct academic support to students. As a project-based school, this may include project planning and execution, direct subject or seminar support through tutoring, or college and career planning with our older students. The nature of the support can depend on skills and interests of the applicant, and may be both in one-on-one or group settings.

    Duties: Student will work directly to support the academic needs of Avalon students. This can include subject-specific tutoring in high needs areas like math or science, writing support, project planning and execution, or helping students develop a post-secondary plan.

    Requirements: This person should be comfortable building relationships with high school students, communicating clearly with students and staff, and show consistency and patience in a school setting. As there may be a lot of flexibility, some initiative is also required.

    Work Schedule: High School hours are 9:00am-3:40pm (with lunch from 12:20-12:50).

    Work Location: 700 Glendale St, St. Paul MN 55114

  • Binger Center for New Americans, Legal Research Asst.

    Name of Organization: Binger School for New Americans
    law.umn.edu.org

    Position Description: The Binger Center for New Americans protects and advances the rights of noncitizens in the United States through advocacy, litigation, and community education. In collaboration with clients, partners, faculty, and students we use the institutions of law and higher education to help foster an inclusive community that treats everyone, including non-citizens with dignity and agency. The Legal, Research and Outreach Assistant will develop experience advocating for noncitizens in a direct-service and capacity building manner. The student in this position will support faculty and students who represent immigrants facing deportation and will gain experience working directly with clients on new and ongoing legal cases. These responsibilities include conducting legal research about country conditions to support asylum cases, maintaining written communication with detained noncitizens and conducting follow-ups after client intakes.

    Duties: The student will be an active driver in building capacity to support noncitizens across the region. The student will engage in outreach initiatives, work on research projects to support ongoing initiatives in the center. The student will regularly translate and interpret for the Center’s Translation and Interpretation Project, and support management over the program. The student will also support ongoing community partnerships, external communications from the Binger Center and preparation and strategic planning for upcoming events.

    • Conduct legal research about country conditions to support asylum cases
    • Maintain written correspondence with detained noncitizens about their legal cases
    • Conduct follow-ups after initial intakes to support new and ongoing deportation defense cases and bond hearings
    • Provide translation and interpretation for student and supervising attorneys and their clients
    • Provide mentorship and support for volunteers in the translation and interpretation project
    • Provide support for Binger Center event-planning, including research, volunteer-role development and external communications
    • Conduct interviews and research about staff, students, community partners for external communications
    • Participate in community meetings and partnerships with the goal of building capacity for immigrant rights advocates and noncitizens across the region

    Requirements:

    • Strong research and organizational skills
    • Fluency in Spanish or Somali, or an additional language
    • Comfort and ability to work with marginalized communities who come from variety of countries, cultural and religious background
    • Experience with organizing or external communications preferred but not required
    • Ability to work on-site weekly
    • Interest and/or experience in immigration and human rights

    Work Schedule: M-F 9am-4:30pm

    Work Location: 229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455

  • Breakthrough Minneapolis, Program Assistant

    Name of Organization:  Breakthrough Minneapolis at Blake
    breakthroughmpls.org

    Position Description:

    Breakthrough Minneapolis’ mission is to provide a challenging, year-round academic enrichment program for motivated and traditionally underrepresented students, setting them on a post-secondary path while preparing and inspiring talented college and high school students to become the next generation of educators. Formed to address the barriers to educational equity, Breakthrough Minneapolis has an aspirational vision of what school and learning could be for all students when education is student centered, culturally responsive and equitable.

    The most extensive part of our programming is directed to middle school-aged students. Program Managers for College Readiness will lead our efforts to support high school aged students with the resources they will need to make it to and through college. This may include student and family outreach, college readiness workshop development and facilitation, among other things. This role is great for someone who likes young people, is passionate about supporting underrepresented students on their path to college, and wants the freedom to be creative.

    Duties:

    • Manage outreach and communication with high school students and their families re: program offerings
    • Collaborate with the Curriculum & Instruction Director and Student Services Director to ensure high school programming effectively builds on our existing middle school programming
    • Plan and lead workshops that will support students on their journey to college
    • Build supportive, proactive relationships with Breakthrough Minneapolis students and their families
    • Collect photo and video content of students during programming hours
    • Build trusting and supportive rapport with students and families
    • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Communications Department around larger marketing strategy
    • Plan and facilitate interviews with students, families and other stakeholders to collect stories of impact.
    • Develop a plan to disseminate content that helps Breakthrough Minneapolis tell its story, ideally with the help of program students.

    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

    Work Schedule: Weekday hours are flexible. Some Saturday sessions.

    Work Location: 511 Kenwood Pkwy. Minneapolis, MN 55403

  • Center for Victims of Torture, New Tactics in Human Rights Fellow

    Name of Organization: Center for Victims of Torture
    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 digital platforms, including our database of innovative tactics used by activists, strategy and advocacy evaluation toolkits, and social media and blog content. Students may also have the opportunity to engage with human rights actors worldwide in arranging thematic online conversations (via Facebook Live, Twitter, podcast and other social media channels), interviewing activists to write tactical summaries of their advocacy campaigns, and developing other content and materials. The position is research and writing intensive.

    Duties:

    • Online Conversations: research, writing, outreach, and planning/coordination for thematic discussions between human rights defenders and activists conducted via Zoom webinars and/or recorded as podcast episodes
    • Tactical Summaries: research, writing, and outreach to innovative human rights organizations and campaigns
    • Digital Media: research & writing for blog and social media posts, assist with video & audio (podcast) production, assist with video editing, assist with website editing, assist with development of new online tools
    • Grant Writing Support: research and writing to support grant proposal development
    • Training Support: support logistics, outreach and communication, and preparation of materials for in-person and online training programs
    • Networking: informational interviews with CVT staff, including New Tactics staff based in Jordan and other global colleagues; interacting with human rights actors

    Requirements:

    • Commitment to and interest in human rights
    • Excellent writing and communication skills
    • Experience conducting online research
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Computer skills – online search proficiency, Microsoft Office suite, Canva, Adobe Creative Cloud, Asana and/or other design and project management technologies
    • Demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally and collaboratively within a small team
    • Positive outlook and sense of humorHighly desirable but not essential: Language capacity in Spanish. Familiarity with emerging digital media technologies. Experience with video editing, podcast production, and/or digital content creation for a variety of platforms (e.g. website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)

    Work Schedule: M-F within 8am-4pm

    Work Location: 2356 University Ave W, Suite 430, St. Paul, MN 55114

  • Childrens Theatre Company, Theatre Arts Training Assistant

    Name of Organization: Children’s Theatre Company
    childrenstheatre.org

    Position Description: Children’s Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 25 largest producing theatres in the United States. Theatre Arts Training Assistants serve as education support team for CTC” s education department. CTC’s Theatre Arts Training (TAT) program provides high-quality process-based theatre education to students ages 4-18 with beginning through pre-professional offerings. TAT offers Fall, Winter, and Spring class sessions, school break and summer camps, audition workshops, a four-year high school training program, and 1 production each year. As Inclusion is a core value to CTC, TAT makes intentional programmatic choices to ensure access and representation for people of all ability, ethnicity, economic statues, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

    Duties: Responsibilities include monitoring student arrivals and departures for classes, assisting lead Teaching Artists during classroom activities and supporting lobby experience activities during the season and opening night events. Theatre Arts Training Associates may be given opportunities to solo-lead classroom activities under supervision and guidance from CTC Teaching or Administration staff and light administrative tasks as assigned.

    Requirements: The role requires someone who works well with children, is collaborative, customer/student focused, and who has the ability to positively contribute to an anti-racist/anti-bias organization. Applicants for this role should have robust problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking skills.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to rapid pace in a changing workplace
    • Collaboration – Ability to work with others and be a positive team member contributing to a positive culture
    • Communication – Ability to express oneself clearly in interactions with others and to understand what others are expressing • Coping under pressure – Ability to maintain a calm demeanor and make sound decisions in the face of high stress situations
    • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
    • Customer Service – Knowledge of principles and practices for providing customer services, including customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction
    • Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
    • Inclusive – Skill and value of providing equal access of opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized • Organization – Ability to manage highly detailed logistics for multiple projects simultaneously
    • Patience – Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous
    • Positivity – Ability to maintain an energetic and positive demeanor in a variety of different circumstances

    Work Schedule: Class times are:

    • Tuesdays 4:30-8pm
    • Thursdays 4:30-8pm
    • Saturdays 8:30am-4pm

    Work Location: 2400 3rd Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55404

  • CLUES, Adult ESL Teacher

    Name of Organization: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
    clues.org

    Position Description: CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit organization, founded in 1981 by and for Latinos. Our work is to ensure the advancement of social and economic equity and wellbeing for Latinos in Minnesota.This position is for our English as a Second Language (ESL) program to assist with teaching the English language to adult learners in our community!

    Duties:

    • Use the CLUES curriculum and other resources provided to prepare engaging lesson plans for each class
    • Teach or co-teach at least one class day or evening per week for the duration of the term
    • Keep in constant communication with the Program Coordinators and Supervisor
    • Communicate any concerns related to learners’ progress or classroom behavior in a timely manner
    • Maintain accurate attendance records and log a lesson report on the CLUES
    • Volunteer Website for each class

    Requirements:

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills in English (Spanish skills not required)
    • Ability to teach the English language and basic life skills to adult learners
    • Previous teaching and/or tutoring experience is preferred but not required
    • Be responsible, punctual, encouraging, flexible, and friendly when working with your students and CLUES staff
    • Be open and respectful to diverse life experiences, values, and backgrounds
    • Have access to a computer and reliable internet
    • Optional: In-person activities including testing ESL participants

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday: 10am-12pm, Monday-Thursday: 6-8pm

    Work Location: 797 E 7th St, St. Paul MN 55106

  • CLUES, YA! Access & Engagement Specialist

    Name of Organization: Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES)
    clues.org

    Position Description: CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit organization, founded in 1981 by and for Latinos. Our work is to ensure the advancement of social and economic equity and wellbeing for Latinos in Minnesota. The Youth in Action (YA!) Program prepares students to graduate and supports them in pursuing higher education. The YA! Access and Engagement Specialist will work closely with YA! staff in direct service, program and curriculum development, and community engagement and outreach. The YA! Access and Engagement Specialist will work directly with individual students, lead presentations and check-in opportunities for the senior (and junior) class and their mentors, and lead Civic Engagement lessons and workshops for the cohort. This role will help shape Latinx high school students to be the leaders of today and tomorrow!

    Duties:

    • Assist with Youth Advisory Board meetings
    • Conduct student check-ins
    • Connect students with community events (including opportunities at Macalester)
    • 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

    Requirements: Spanish proficiency required

    Work Schedule: Flexible. One Saturday/month required in-person

    Work Locations: 797 E 7th St, St. Paul, MN 55106

  • East Side Freedom Library, Programming Assistant

    Name of Organization: East Side Freedom Library
    eastsidefreedomlibrary.org

    Position Description: ESFL’s primary goal is to become a cultural crossroads within which our neighbors can build intergenerational, inter-ethnic, and inter-racial bridges within and between their communities. Work as described below will support this.

    Duties:
    Depending on skills and interests, one or combination of the following:

    • Within the Housing Justice Project: (a) research; (b) community outreach; (c) art projects for popular education
    • Within ESFL itself: (a) social media; (b) community outreach; (c) program planning
    • Within ESFL itself: students engage books and art in ESFL collections, write blogs for ESFL website, and promote use of ESFL resources by wider community.

    Requirements: Reliability, commitment to social justice, willingness to learn. Fluency in languages other than English a plus.

    Work Schedule: Flexible during business hours, but community meetings and convenings often on evenings and weekends (exact schedule TBD between student and supervisor during interview process)

    Work Location: 1105 Greenbrier St, St. Paul MN 55106

  • El Colegio Charter School, Classroom Support Assistant

    Name of Organization: El Colegio Charter School
    el-colegio.org

    Position Description: El Colegio is a tuition-free public charter school founded in 2000. As a small school, El Colegio has the capacity to focus on the whole person, the whole family, and our collective role in the broader, intersecting metropolitan ecology. Classroom Support Assistant will support students with their classroom work. Some work may include but not limited to: reading, practicing English, supporting students with presentations, supporting students math (algebra / geometry), and/or supporting students in El Colegio’s college and career readiness class.

    Duties: 1-1 tutoring/assignment support, mentoring students who are applying for college and scholarships

    Requirements:

    • Bilingual in Spanish and English
    • Passion for being a part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
    • Collaborative approach to education that values deep relationships with students and community
    • Flexible and a self-starter

    Work Schedule: M-Th 8:45am-4pm, Fridays 8:45am-2:15pm

    Work Location: 4137 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Esperanza United, Prevention & Social Change Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Esperanza United
    esperanzaunited.org

    Position Description: Student will assist and support with our annual Youth Conference. Engage in conversations related to but not limited to healthy relationships, gender-based violence, mental health, sexual health and more. In addition, student will mentor youth in our weekly-run arts program and engage in community events and trainings related to gender-based violence and domestic violence.

    Duties:

    • Co-facilitate conversations about leadership and healthy relationships with youth in preparation for Youth Conference. Support Youth Conference planning in all aspects and solicit donations and resources to support the conference
    • Co-facilitate conversations about healthy masculinity and support implementation of
      boys circles
    • Co-facilitate art projects and healthy conversations with youth alongside volunteers in Free Arts program
    • Support with community events as needed

    Requirements:

    • Previous experience working with youth and diverse families
    • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required
    • Evening and weekend availability

    Work Schedule: Must be available Monday evenings, other times flexible

    Work Location: 540 Fairview Ave N Suite 200 St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Global Arts Plus School, Classroom Aide

    Name of Organization: Global Arts Plus School, St. Paul Public Schools
    spps.org/globalartsplus

    Position Description: Global Arts Plus is a Pre-k through 8 school in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) with an arts focus. Students will serve in a support role to the teachers in various classrooms, which may include PreK through 8 “homerooms”, arts specialist classrooms (dance, instrumental and vocal music, visual art, and theatre), and English Language Learning/Special Education classrooms. Macalester students may work 1:1 with GAP students, in small groups, or assist a teacher with whole class instruction. Instruction assistance include reading, math, writing, or creating. In addition, Macalester students may be assigned with GAP student(s) to mentor in the area of academic/social emotional learning. We will align the expectations and roles of these positions to the particular needs and interests of Macalester students.

    Duties:

    • Work 1:1 with GAP students in areas of reading, math, writing, or creating
    • Small groups in areas of reading, math, writing, or creating
    • Assist a teacher with whole class instruction
    • Assist in developing an environment that fosters social emotional learning for students

    Requirements:

    • An interest in working with a diverse and urban school with children PreK through 8th grade
    • Ability to act responsibly and respectfully with the students and staff at our school
    • Be able to follow a schedule, take directions from a supervisor
    • Ability to develop a growth mindset in an education learning environment
    • Desired – experiences working with children

    Work Schedule: Flexible within school hours M-F 9:15am-4:15pm

    Work Locations:

    Pre-K-Grade 4
    1023 Osceola Ave
    St. Paul 55105

    Grades 5-8
    810 Palace Ave
    St. Paul 55102

  • Great Plains Institute, Metro CERT Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Great Plains Institute
    betterenergy.org

    Position Description: A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, the Great Plains Institute (GPI) accelerates the transition to net-zero carbon emissions for the benefit of people, the economy, and the environment. The position will include supporting the Metro CERT region at the Great Plains Institute to advance community-based clean energy projects and initiatives. The duties may include educational and outreach activities, research, creating documents and supporting communications, community workshops/forums and projects, including many that focus on our energy burden reduction work that has a focus on historically marginalized communities.

    Duties:

    • Supporting communications efforts for Metro CERT including writing blogs/case studies, promoting events, and helping assemble quarterly newsletters
    • Research to support an equitable solar access project with small businesses in the corridors most damaged by the civil unrest
    • Support CERTs Energy Burden Campaign by assisting staff with outreach. Examples include outreach to manufactured home parks to share materials and programs to save energy and money
    • Support efforts to provide technical assistance and support for community-based clean energy efforts, including 2024 seed grant recipients

    Requirements: Excellent communication skills, especially writing. Experience with standard computer programs, including a working knowledge of Excel & Microsoft Word. Excellent research skills. An interest or passion for community-based clean energy. A basic understanding of the current state of clean energy including solar, energy efficiency and electric vehicles.

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9am-5pm, occasional weekends or evenings

    Work Location: 2801 21st Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55406

  • Hallie Q. Brown, Basic Needs Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Hallie Q. Brown Community Center
    hallieqbrown.org

    Position Description: The mission of Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc. (HQB) is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing access to critical human services, fostering and promoting personal growth, and developing community leadership. The Basic Needs Program Assistant position entails supporting operations in our Food Shelf and our Community Support Navigation service. This will include taking Food Shelf orders from participants, both in person and through our online/telephonic ordering system, and fulfilling those orders for either participant pick-up or delivery through one of our partners. As well as fulfilling orders, this position will help maintain cleanliness and order within the Food Shelf to ensure efficient order fulfillment. As well as working with our Food Shelf, the Basic Needs Program Assistant will also work with our Community Support Navigator to connect participants with resources and services that we do not provide on-site (e.g., housing assistance, legal aid, medical care, etc.). In this capacity, employees will communicate with participants to identify their needs, identify community partners and services to fulfill those needs, and work with participant to connect to a given service.

    Duties:

    • Lead the clothing closet at least one shift per week to make this resource accessible to the community
    • Take participants’ information for food orders and follow-up with them as needed
    • Enter participant data into Organization Data Matrix
    • Contact new participants to ascertain what help they may need in accessing community supports that HQB does not provide at our facilities
    • Fulfill participant orders through personalized shopping and packing at HQB’s Food Shelf
    • Connect participants with community support/resources and identify new services as needed
    • Maintain Food Shelf organization and appearance in coordination with other Basic Needs employees

    Requirements:

    • Passion for social work/human services
    • Must be an efficient typist and be comfortable with data entry
    • Comfortable working with and serving a diverse grouping of people
    • Experience in customer service
    • Be able to lift up to 20 pounds and be on your feet for up to an hour

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9am-5pm

    Work Location: 270 N Kent St, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

  • Hamline Elementary School, Classroom Support Assistant

    Name of Organization: Hamline Elementary School
    hamline.spps.org

    Position Description: Hamline Elementary is a pre-K through Grade 5 community school in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS). OCSE students will serve as an assistant to the classroom teacher in a K-5 classroom. The specific duties and expectations may be adjusted based on the interests and experiences of the Macalester student.

    Duties:

    • Work one on one with students on reading, writing, math, social studies, etc.
    • Support students in small groups during differentiated instruction in reading and math
    • Be a trusted adult in the class community that students can go to for help with academic or social emotional challenges
    • Assist the teacher during whole class instruction by standing near students who might need help focusing
    • Serve as a role model to youth by demonstrating our school’s core competencies (collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, self and community awareness)
    • Help with behavior guidance, redirection, and de-escalation as needed

    Requirements:

    • Prior experience working with young people is helpful, but not required. Love and care for children is essential
    • Interest in working at an urban elementary school with a racially and culturally diverse student population
    • Ability to act responsibly and respectfully with both students and staff – Flexibility and ability to adjust practices based on feedback
    • Passion for being a part of a school community that truly believes in the brilliance of all students
    • Demonstrate patience and empathy for students while holding high expectations

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9:30am-4pm

    Work Location: 1599 Englewood Avenue St Paul, MN 55104

  • Hidden River Middle School, Volunteer Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Hidden River Middle School
    spps.org/hiddenriver

    Position Description: Hidden River Middle School is a public school in St. Paul serving students in 6th – 8th grade, with a current enrollment of approximately 600 students. Hidden River Middle School is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to help us recruit, train, and support volunteers interested in sharing their time and talents with our community.

    Duties:

    • Assist one teacher/class as a classroom assistant–at least one weekly shift
    • Identify staff and teachers who could benefit from an assigned volunteer
    • Recruit volunteers (historically, most have come from Macalester, St. Thomas, the U of M, and the families of current Hidden River students)
    • Train volunteers and determine eligibility (background checks)
    • Match eligible volunteers with staff needs
    • Check-ins with staff and volunteers to ensure satisfaction with program
    • Reflect on this process and identify areas of improvement – the whole process starts over at the beginning of the second semester with a new pool of volunteers and staff needs

    Requirements:

    • Love of the high-energy middle school environment!
    • Great organizational skills – matching volunteers to staff needs based on interests, and availability. It is vital to get these matches made ASAP to insure that volunteers are being fully utilized and able to begin building relationships.
    • Communication skills – must create relationships with staff to understand their needs, and be able to communicate those needs to the incoming volunteers in order to set expectations and help volunteers to be successfully.
    • Creativity – please help us to improve the processes that have been used in the past while also generating new ideas to carry into the future.
    • Volunteer in a classroom – the best way to gauge how the process is working is to also be a part of it. Commit to spending 1 hour a week in a classroom to see what our volunteers experience, and how things could be made better.

    Work Schedule: Flexible 8:30-3-shift extending until 3:30-4 one day per week desirable

    Work Location: 631 Albert St N, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Hubbs Center, Teaching Aide/Lab Assistant

    Name of Organization: Hubbs Center – Adult Basic Education
    spps.org/hubbs

    Position Description: Assist Adult English Language Learners and/or GED Learners in the classroom and or computer lab (assisting a teacher) or tutor in a study lab setting. Assist with homework, practice with reading/writing and/or math and conversational English. Materials provided.

    Duties:

    • Work cooperatively with staff to determine best approaches in the lab and classroom
    • Assist adult learners in the classroom, supporting the teacher as needed
    • Assist adult learners in the computer lab and with technology with online materials
    • Provide encouragement and support to learners
    • Complete reports as requested by coordinator (attendance, progress,etc.)
    • Manage attendance of students during shift
    • Other lab/classroom tasks as needed
    • Assist with Hubbs Newsletter and additional projects as needed

    Requirements: Interest/experience working with immigrant adults and/or with adult education

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-Th 8:30am-8pm, possibly Friday mornings

    Work Location: 1030 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Community Defense Assistant

    Name of Organization: Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
    ilcm.org

    Position Description: Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota enhances opportunities for immigrants and refugees through legal representation for low-income individuals, and through education and advocacy with diverse communities. 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 may have the opportunity to attend court hearings and travel to detention facilities.

    Duties:

    • Answering calls from detained immigrants informing callers about immigration detention processes and procedures
    • Following up with and relaying information to detainees and their families
    • Communicating with government agencies
    • Translating documents
    • Working on case assistance projects for staff

    Requirements:

    • Must be able to read, write, and speak both Spanish and English fluently. Fluency in another locally relevant language also considered
    • Must possess cross-cultural communications skills and interpersonal sensitivity necessary to successfully work as an advocate.
    • Applicants with previous experience in victim advocacy and support are preferred.

    Work Schedule: Open business hours. If possible at least one shift on either Monday PM or Thursday AM would be great.

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

  • In Black Ink, Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: In Black Ink
    inblackink.org

    Position Description: In Black Ink (IBI) seeks to create spaces where intergenerational stories about Minnesotans of African heritage can be shared, documented, and archived. The In Black Ink Program Assistant will work with the Program Manager and Director in the facilitation and execution of programs. The assistant will be trained to complete interviews, moderate and facilitate discussions for and about In Black Ink’s various programing. The student will assist with the facilitating of school residencies. They will help execute arts residency programs. Student will also attend meeting and engage with literary and visual artists in the creation of some of our literary projects.

    Duties: Interview elders for Elder Story Circles, introduce and moderate public discussions on behalf of In Black Ink, help facilitate some meetings and events, assist with the coordination of some of the events, assist with communication with artists for specific programs, assist with promotion of events.

    Requirements: Consistent work ethic, good follow through, a commitment and/or love for the African Heritage community and MN community overall, the ability to work independently when given general directives and instructions, ability to engage with artists and community members.

    Work Schedule: 10am-2pm Thursdays and Fridays. Days and hours can be adjusted to fit with the student’s school schedule and availability.

    Work Location: 938 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

  • International Institute of MN, Immigration Intake Specialist

    Name of Organization: International Institute of MN
    iimn.org

    Position Description: The International Institute of Minnesota is accepting applications 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: Support clients during their journey towards U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or work authorization. Complete intake and eligibility screening for immigration appointments and complete related immigration application. Maintain immigration service databases. Contact clients about immigration appointments and assist with administrative tasks. Complete legal research for immigration services department .

    Requirements: Comfortable in a multicultural environment and patient with limited English speaking clients. Welcomes a fast-paced work environment. Able to take initiative, multitask and prioritize assignments. Commitment to the human rights and general welfare of refugees and immigrants. Able to express oneself comfortably in a 2nd language (preferably Spanish, Somali, Karen, Amharic or Oromo) preferred.

    Work Schedule: Weekdays flexible within M-F 9am-5pm

    Work Location: 1694 Como Ave, St. Paul MN 55108

  • Irreducible Grace Foundation, Hospitality Leader

    Name of Organization: Irreducible Grace Foundation
    irgrace.org

    Position Description: Irreducible Grace Foundation (IGF) creates safe spaces with youth of color and provides mentoring, life skills, employment, self-care practices, and safe space for teens and young adults. Through the use of visual and performing arts and movement techniques, we help young people learn new skills for dealing with stress, trauma, and fostering their voice. As a Hospitality Leader, your role is crucial in supporting the mission statement of the Black Youth Healing Arts Center (BYHAC). Your unique perspective and ability to execute tasks related to programming, hospitality, and guest services provide an opportunity to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all visitors to the center. Your efforts have the potential to make a meaningful impact in the center’s ability to achieve its objectives.

    Duties:

    • Providing guidance and support to young people
    • Building and maintaining positive relationships with young people and the community
    • Continuously developing skills and knowledge in youth work
    • Providing administrative support such as scheduling meetings, preparing materials, and tracking program
    • Welcoming program participants and guests as they arrive to the center
    • Providing information about the program schedule, venue, and facilities
    • Directing participants to program sessions and activities
    • Monitoring the entrance and exit areas to ensure program safety and security
    • Assisting with fundraising efforts, such as soliciting donations & organizing events
    • Ensuring that the rooms are clean, warm, and welcoming creating a positive and inviting atmosphere
    • Research and write reports on relevant topics, such as fundraising techniques, grant opportunities, and community outreach programs
    • Help with donor and volunteer communication, including thank-you notes and acknowledgement letters
    • Help manage volunteers by recruiting, training, and scheduling for events and projects
    • Can help with social media and marketing efforts by creating and scheduling posts, designing flyers, and promoting events
    • Spread awareness about the BYHAC mission by reaching out to schools, businesses, and other organizations

    Requirements:

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to connect with young people and inspire them
    • Ability to work collaboratively with other leaders and volunteers
    • Commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all youth
    • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations and needs
    • Passion for helping young people reach their full potential

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9am-8pm and regular Sunday hours

    Work Location: 643 Virginia St, St. Paul, MN 55103

  • Jean Lyle Children’s Center, Teacher Assistant

    Name of Organization: Jean Lyle Children’s Center
    jeanlyle.org

    Position Description: Jean Lyle is a small, independent, non-profit school serving about 40 families in the Macalester/Merriam Part area, providing 3 half-day preschool classes and one half-day kindergarten. Our unique kindergarten is a place where we nurture the joy of learning, as well as help children be both cooperative and independent. To 5 year olds, all things are possible and they are interested in everything. It is exciting to introduce them to more of the world. In this position you will be working with 4-5 year olds, individually and in small groups, helping with classroom activities. Having another adult allows us to do more involved activities such as art projects, writing class books, sewing, science experiments and putting on a class play, to name a few.

    Duties: Because our kindergarten class size is small (10-18) and our teacher:student ratio is 1:6, we are able to implement a creative and flexible curriculum using a learning-while-doing model. Each day, our nearly 3 hour session includes time for making choices, more structured small and large group activities, gross motor and outside play and reading stories. We expect our Mac students to be involved, contributing classroom participants. At times you will be talking to, showing interest in, and playing with children. This will likely involve gently guiding and modeling sharing, taking turns and listening. Other times you will be helping with teacher-led small and large group activities providing 1:1 help where needed. Sometimes there will be specific duties, but there will be times when we need our Mac students to be able to read the room to see where their presence is most needed at that moment. The kindergarteners say they are looking for someone who “is kind, helpful, plays games, listens and smiles”. After school there will be some preparation of classroom projects (cutting, gathering/organizing materials, etc.) and light clean up like washing paint brushes.

    Requirements: Experience working with young children is 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 to work with us in our kindergarten which is in session from M-F 12:30-3:15pm. We would consider morning preschool as a possibility, 8:45-11:30am.

    Work Location: 130 North Howell St., St. Paul 55104 (Howell and Laurel, about 1 mile from campus)

  • Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion School, Tutor

    Name of Organization: Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion School
    spps.org/jieming

    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 grades 3-5 students in math. The instruction will be in Mandarin with small groups of students.

    Duties: The student will work closely with the classroom teacher on how to assist elementary students in math. It could be working with one individual or a small group up to four 3rd -5th grade students. This position requires a Mandarin speaker who likes to work with students from 3rd — 5th grade on math in Chinese.

    Requirements: In general, we are looking for someone who is good with children, interested in teaching, and who has solid math skills. Mandarin-speaking required.

    Work Schedule: Within M-F 8:30am-3pm

    Work Location: 1845 Sheridan Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55116

  • Keystone Community Services, Food Access Assistant

    Name of Organization: Keystone Community Services
    keystoneservices.org

    Position Description: Keystone serves over 42,000 people annually at neighborhood locations in St. Paul and its northern suburbs, including two food shelves, a mobile food program, two multi-service community centers, and youth program sites. Assists with all activities of food shelf services, exercising judgment and independent thinking. Provides direction for volunteer activities, maintains client records and database, receives donations and deliveries, and serves as a liaison to local contributors.

    Duties:

    • Works directly with recipients: conducts interviews with clients, provides resource information as needed, assures respectful customer service for all recipients, and provides direct services to food shelf clients when needed (including appointment scheduling, stocking shelves, and assisting clients with shopping)
    • Food shelf management: coordinates deliveries and community donations, tracks donations and submits monthly reports, assures that the food shelf program maintains a safe environment for clients and volunteers, and recommends program changes as needed
    • Maintains client database, including data entry and file updates
    • Supervises volunteer activities: training, supervising, and scheduling volunteers and work study positions
    • Tracks donations of volunteer time
    • Communicates volunteer needs to the Volunteer Coordinator and evaluates volunteer performance
    • Serves as a community resource around issues of hunger, poverty, and social services

    Requirements:

    • Able to lift 25 lbs. from floor to shoulder height and to bend and twist while lifting
    • Frequent sitting, frequent standing
    • Computer work, telephone calls
    • Lifting, carrying reaching, pushing pulling
    • Ability to work independently while using supervision appropriately
    • Problem solving, decision making
    • Written and oral communication skills, communicating with the public
    • Some math
    • Exercise professional conduct
    • Easily adapt to change, capacity to handle multiple priorities
    • Ability to handle frequent interruptions
    • Possess good people and listening skills, conflict management
    • Preferred Qualifications: Speaks Hmong, Karen, Spanish, or Vietnamese

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8am-4pm

    Work Location: 1800 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Keystone Community Services, Youth Tutor & Mentor

    Name of Organization: Keystone Community Services
    keystoneservices.org

    Position Description: Keystone Community Services is a Saint Paul nonprofit organization that has provided services for youth and seniors and basic needs assistance for people of all ages for over 75 years. Be a mentor and provide academic support in a daily after school program for youth in grades K-8. 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 youth to strive for college!

    Duties: Tutor students in reading and math. Provide homework assistance. Facilitate or participate in enrichment activities, sports and games. Optional: Lead a project or interest club of your choice such as science, cooking, theater, sports, or chess, etc.

    Requirements:

    • The desire to have a positive influence on the lives of children and youth
    • The ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
    • Interest and/or experience working with people from diverse cultures
    • Experience with youth and/or tutoring experience preferred
      • Bilingual proficiency appreciated but not required, especially in: Amharic, Tigrinya, Oromo, Somali, or Spanish

    Work Schedule: M-F between 2:30-6pm (2-5 afternoons/week)

    Work Location: 265 Oneida St, St. Paul MN 55102

  • Keystone Community Services, Tech Mentor

    Name of Organization: Keystone Community Services
    keystoneservices.org

    Position Description: Keystone Community Services is a Saint Paul nonprofit organization that has provided services for youth and seniors and basic needs assistance for people of all ages for over 75 years. At the Teen Tech Center, we are working to encourage teens to explore and use technology as a means for creative expression, entrepreneurship and/or building skills for future careers. Student workers from Macalester would build relationships with teens, share their own tech skills/passions and support and guide teens as they try out new technologies or pursue projects.

    Duties:

    • Greet and build relationships with teen members
    • Actively model exploring and creating with different technology in Tech Center and encourage teens to contribute to projects or pursue their own
    • Help keep space organized and notify Coordinator of needed technology repairs, updates, etc.
    • Lead tech-related workshops for teen audience

    Requirements:

    • The desire to have a positive influence on the lives of youth
    • The ability to work independently as well as a part of a team
    • Interest and/or experience working with people from diverse cultures
    • Experience working with teens is preferred
    • Skilled in one or more areas of technology such as digital music production, video/photography along with editing software, graphic design, coding, website design, or virtual reality.

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 3-6pm

    Work Location: 1150 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Lake Street Council, Strategic Initiative Outreach Specialist

    Name of Organization: Lake Street Council
    visitlakestreet.com

    Position Description: The Strategic Initiative Outreach Specialist will support Lake Street Council’s efforts to reach and support small businesses in the Lake Street corridor. The Specialist will be charged with engaging directly with businesses about resources and programs that can make their business more sustainable and successful, as well as soliciting feedback and strategic input on the future of the Lake Street corridor. The Specialist will also support initiatives to bring life and vibrancy to Lake Street, including the implementation of art and storytelling initiatives and the support of community-facing events.

    Duties:

    Area 1: Reach out to businesses and nonprofits to share information about programs and resources relevant to them offered by Lake Street Council or our partners. Help businesses complete any paperwork or forms needed to enroll them in programs. Opportunities will vary month-to-month, but may include:

    • Providing up-to-date information about ongoing construction projects to businesses
    • Signing up for a free energy assessment to learn how to cut their energy bills
    • Enrolling in free technical assistance from a consultant to create a logo or website
    • Getting free artist-designed bike racks or murals installed on their building.

    Area 2: Support strategic Lake Street Council events and projects that enable the ongoing mission of the organization and improve the corridor. Projects could include:

    • Supporting Lake Street Council events for businesses and community members, including pop-up creative placemaking events and the Lake Street Bash
    • Conduct annual condition survey of Museum in the Streets history plaques and other streetscape improvements
    • Assisting with writing exercises, such as grant writing/reporting and narrative storytelling, as an opportunity to learn nonprofit writing skills

    Requirements:

    • An enthusiastic, outgoing, and friendly attitude. You’ll enjoy this position a lot more if you really like talking to and learning about people, and aren’t afraid to knock on a door, introduce yourself, and get to know a complete stranger
    • Attention to detail. We’ll need you to keep good notes about who you talk with and what they say, and capture those notes into documents, spreadsheets, and databases so our team can track and build on what you do
    • A desire to learn about and explore. Lake Street is a fascinating place, and with a curious mind and an appreciation for places, we think you’ll fall in love with it like we have
    • Ability to get to and around the corridor. You can travel on and around Lake Street safely and easily by bus, car, and foot, and there is great bike and scooter infrastructure just a block away on the Midtown Greenway. You’ll have an easier time in this role if you’re comfortable with getting off campus and traveling around independently, using whichever method best fits you
    • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others. Lake Street Council’s work is completed in teams and partnerships, and projects are seldom done solo
    • Not required, but a plus: Fluency or proficiency in Spanish, Somali, or Oromo

    Work Schedule: Flexible between M-F 9am-5pm

    Work Location: 2925 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

  • Legal Rights Center, Community Strategy Program Fellow

    Name of Organization: Legal Rights Center
    legalrightscenter.org

    Position Description: We are a community-led public defense corporation, an alternative to the Public Defender’s Office, and were created to offer holistic, culturally-specific, and community-driven legal defense to communities of color in Minneapolis. The Community Strategy Program Fellow will enhance the capacity of the Legal Rights Center’s community education, Know Your Rights, and advocacy efforts through research, communications asset creation, and facilitation of Know Your Rights trainings.

    Duties:

    • Conduct research (ex: reading legal documents, media stories, opinion pieces) to support the Legal Rights Center’s community education efforts related to current events and important topics in the criminal legal system
    • Work with Legal Rights Center staff to develop accessible communications assets (ex: social media posts, written blogs, videos) to explain current events and important legal topics to a wide variety of audiences
    • Participate in internal meetings and external community coalitions / working groups related to associated current events and legal topics
    • Support in the planning and execution of events related to associated current events and legal topics
    • Co-facilitate Know Your Rights Trainings in school and community spaces

    Requirements:

    • Persuasive and effectively leverages strong oral and written communication skills
    • Effective research skills, ability to find answers from credible sources and synthesize a variety of information
    • Experience creating assets for digital audiences; basic graphic design skills
    • Demonstrated interest and experience working within a collaborative, team-based setting
    • Demonstrated interest and experience working with communities of color, multicultural populations, other marginalized groups, and youth
    • Self-motivated and takes initiative
    • Strong organizational skills, including strong facility for multitasking
    • Comfort with facilitation and public speaking

    Work Schedule: Flexible between M-F 9am-5pm, some evening or weekend work is possible

    Work Location: 1611 Park Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55404

  • Listen Up Youth Radio, Youth Media Collective Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Listen Up Youth Radio
    listenupyouthradio.org

    Position Description: Listen Up is a worker-self-directed, social enterprise non-profit organization that provides year-round programming through five programs: The Youth Media Collective, Summer Media Intensive, YouthForums, the Radio Shows, and audio storytelling workshops for other youth-serving organizations, co-taught by experienced Listen Up youth participants and alumni. The Media Collective Coordinator will work alongside Youth Media Collective members, the Youth Media Training & Pathways Coordinator, and professional teaching media artists and journalists to support the YMC in training and empowering youth storytelling throughout the academic year. This will involve co-facilitation, working with teaching artists and volunteers, and some curriculum development.

    Duties:

    • Support most experienced Listen Up youth in facilitating the Youth Media Collective after school programs
    • Lead team activities and/or support youth leaders in doing so to build community amongst youth – Interface with adult volunteers and contract teaching artists
    • Revise curriculum with team as necessary
    • Support administrative tasks around hiring and reporting hours for Youth Media Collective members
    • Support youth with completion of media projects, as needed. This could include helping make community connections, edit audio, or craft social media marketing, to name a few possibilities
    • Advocate for Youth Media Collective members and support them in the continued buildout of the Youth Media Collective model, inspired by cooperative economics

    Requirements:

    • Experience working with digital media (audio, video, radio broadcast, and/or other digital media) and technology highly preferred
    • Experience or interest in community engagement, community organizing, and/or youth work
    • Able to work with people from diverse backgrounds and engage diverse youth
    • Ability to move forward and move back in multi-level learning spaces
    • Dependability, adaptability, and organization

    Work Schedule: Two weekdays per week, from 4-7pm. Days of the week for the 2024-25 school year are TBD, but likely two of T-Th. Other hours are flexible and remote.

    Work Location: 550 Vandalia St, Suite 170, St. Paul MN 55114

  • Lyngblomsten, Storytelling with Seniors Project Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Lyngblomsten
    lyngblomsten.org

    Position Description: Lyngblomsten is a nonprofit organization serving older adults and their families through healthcare, housing, and community-based services.The main focus of this position is to assist the older adults living at The Lyngblomsten Apartments with the telling of their life stories.

    Duties:

    • Visit with tenants of the Lyngblomsten Apartments and learn their desire of the story to be told and the method of telling it. This could be done in musical form, with poetry, written story, recorded story, through painting or drawing, etc.
    • Assist tenants to make the story, in desired modality, over the course of days, weeks or months
    • The cumulation of stories could result in some sort of display or collective creative project
    • Meet with residents and staff to identify good playlists for each resident. Put playlists on a digital device and help the resident to enjoy the music by teaching how to use the device.

    Requirements:

    • Good listener
    • Willingness to help people where they are at and with the tools they desire
    • Open minded to many different stories
    • Ability to work on own, with limited supervision

    Work Schedule: Flexible within regular M-F business hours

    Work Location: 1455 Almond Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Metropolitan Council, Regional Planning Fellow

    Name of Organization: Metropolitan Council
    metrocouncil.org

    Position Description: The Metropolitan Council is the regional policy-making body, planning agency, and provider of essential services for the Twin Cities metropolitan region. Support the Metropolitan Council’s role in providing technical assistance to local governments, including development of technical resources, fact sheets, podcasts, webinars, or other professional education events which assist local planning partners to implement their 2040 comprehensive plans. This includes transforming recent projects from the Resilient Communities Projects into planning resources.

    Support the development of 2050 regional policy for the Twin Cities metropolitan region’s cities, counties, and townships. This may include outreach and engagement with local governments on regional topics such as land use policy as well as internal stakeholder engagement and outreach with technical staff including staff representing housing, transportation, parks, water resources, climate, equity, and others. This work will take an equity centered approach to collaboration with local government partners, organization of topic related focus groups, and solicitation of stakeholder participation. This may also include assistance with synthesizing feedback from engagement and outreach efforts.

    Duties:

        • Develop planning resources and other technical assistance for local governments implementing their 2040 local comprehensive plans
        • Center equity in internal and external stakeholder engagement efforts related to 2050 regional policy development. This may include creation of engagement plans, strategic discussions about equity and systems change in regional planning policy, organization of various focus groups, or participant solicitation.
        • Gather and aggregate feedback, organize feedback into themes, and prepare materials to communicate findings
        • Attend, support, and lead meetings, workshops, presentations, and webinars, with staff supervisor for select cross-sector and inter-agency projects, programs, and initiatives.
          Attend one local planning assistance staff meeting a month and share a final presentation before end of program.

    Requirements: Interest/experience in planning

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am-4pm

    Work Location: 390 Robert St. N, St. Paul MN 55101

  • Minnesota Community Care, Health Advocate

    Name of Organization: Minnesota Community Care
    mncare.org

    Position Description: In this role a student can expect to assist the Health Educators in Health Start School Based Clinics (St. Paul high schools) with direct service to teen patients, classroom-based health education, youth advisory groups and our youth development programs, Project AIM and Its That Easy. The student in this position will be expected to shadow health educators while building their knowledge base, develop teaching and facilitation skills for classrooms and programs and become comfortable providing some direct service to youth in the clinical setting.

    Duties: Direct Service with teens alongside Health Educators, classroom education, community education, social media content, creation, and health promotion, recruitment and facilitating our Youth Board, special projects that align with our clinics and ideas that our interns may have, research and writing curriculum in the areas of sexuality and health.

    Requirements:

        • Curiosity about youth ages 12 and up
        • Interest in public health delivery
        • Skills in interacting with youth
        • Creativity in approaches to communication and health promotion
        • Commitment to comprehensive sex education
        • Comfort working in cross-cultural environment with diverse youth

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8:30am-3pm

    Work Locations:
    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

  • NAMI Minnesota, Affiliate Assistant

    Name of Organization: NAMI Minnesota
    namimn.org/

    Position Description: NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. The Affiliate Assistant, as an active member of the Outreach team, will provide support in the promotion, execution, and planning of NAMI Minnesota affiliate activity in the Metro area. Working with the Affiliate Coordinator, this position will combine both hands-on facilitation work with outreach and logistical support to ensure programmatic success.

    Duties:

    • Assist Affiliate Coordinator in promotion, support, and outreach to existing affiliates
    • Identify, Research, and Implement/Complete a special affiliate engagement project that will improve affiliate’s ability to connect with their communities at NAMI Minnesota
    • Direct outreach to affiliates and project work with affiliate leaders
    • Participate in weekly check-ins with Affiliate Coordinator (30 minutes)
    • Stay up to date with email correspondence and notify Affiliate Coordinator if unable to fulfill commitment or needing a change to schedule

    Requirements:

    • Ability to model NAMI Minnesota’s commitment to equity in mental illness and mental health services for all
    • Ability to lead in commitment to social justice and use of inclusive, welcoming and respectful action and language
    • Ability to model preferred language, affirming pronouns and safe messaging in conversation
    • A high degree of reliability and punctuality
    • Knowledge about mental illness and the experiences faced by people living with mental illness
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds, or willingness to request support/accommodations in doing so

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-5pm with occasional weekend/evening opportunities

    Work Location: 1919 University Ave W, Suite 400, St. Paul 55104

  • NAMI Minnesota, Outreach & Events Assistant

    Name of Organization: Minnesota Community Care
    namimn.org/

    Position Description: NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses and their families. The Outreach & Event 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. Depending upon interest areas and special skills of the student selected, opportunities will be available in the areas of 1) Public Health, 2) Volunteer Resources, 3) Community Organizing, or 4) Peer Programs.

    Duties:

    • Become familiar with NAMI Minnesota’s programs, its current processes and workplan/strategic goals
    • Support execution of annual events such as the statewide conference, Research Dinner and Mental Health Awareness events (This work includes navigating logistics, providing day-of support (either set up or technical), assisting in promotion & outreach, collaborating with speakers/presenters on content and updating event recordings/follow up to participants after the event)
    • Identify, Research, and Implement/Complete a special volunteer recruitment and appreciation project that will improve the program experience at NAMI Minnesota
    • Help prepare/update and outreach materials
    • Record and enter outreach tracking data
    • Support outreach staff by helping to manage volunteer leaders and provide additional communication/support

    Requirements:

    • Ability to lead in commitment to social justice and use in all NAMI spaces of inclusive, welcoming and respectful action and language
    • Interest in nonprofit & event management and a willingness to learn about mental illnesses
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Able to be self-directed and work independently
    • Able to present a professional appearance when representing NAMI Minnesota in the community

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-5pm with occasional weekend/evening opportunities

    Work Location: 1919 University Ave W, Suite 400, St. Paul 55104

  • Neighborhood Development Center, Green Program Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Neighborhood Development Center
    ndc-mn.org/

    Position Description: Neighborhood Development Center (NDC) is a non-profit CDFI that support entrepreneurs in four main areas: Training, Lending, Business Services/TA and Real Estate. This Program coordinator will work with NDC Green Team to help develop and organize its Green Program and also assist in the implementation of the Green Initiative Program. The goal is reach out to small business owners to create awareness of the opportunities in the Green space and also help them access the resources so they can become more energy efficient. For example, doing upgrades to the energy systems.

    Duties:

    • Doing research on the status of Federal and State funding for Green projects
    • Assist in finishing a glossary on green terminologies
    • Assist staff in creating educational material for outreach to small businesses
    • Assist in planning and scheduling training sessions and workshops
    • Assist in recording information about energy efficiency needs of some businesses based on surveys
    • Attending sessions/workshop when possible
    • Working with Lending team to track businesses requesting loans for energy projects

    Requirements:

    • Good communication (written and verbal)
    • Data collection
    • Preparation of educational material based on provided information

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-5pm

    Work Location: 625 University Ave W, St. Paul MN 55103

  • Neighborhood House, Food Market Intake Worker

    Name of Organization: Neighborhood House
    neighb.org

    Position Description: Neighborhood House is a multi-service agency, providing wrap-around services including basic needs, education, youth programing, and health and well-being programing.

    The Food Market Intake Worker will help support the daily operations of the Neighborhood House Food Markets. Students will learn how to use ClientTrack, a database software that streamlines case management through data collection and organization. Students may also be asked to assist staff with special programming including NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors), Fresh Produce Distribution events, and food drives.

    If interested, the Food Market Intake Worker could also spend time learning about the Evaluation Department at Neighborhood House and assist the Community Impact Manager on various tasks. Evaluation responsibilities could include administering participant surveys, data entry, and researching topics related to our work here at Neighborhood House.

    Duties:

    • Conduct intake assessments with new shoppers using ClientTrack database and Bridge-to-Benefits screening tool to determine participant eligibility for public benefits
    • Assist with food shelf operations, including but not limited to unloading deliveries, accepting donations, and stocking the Food Market shelves
    • Refer participants to internal and external community resources to meet their needs.
    • Assist with special programming and projects such as NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors), Fresh Produce Distribution, and food drives
    • Collect and enter data in accordance with agency and funding requirements

    Requirements:

    • Prior experience working with immigrant/refugee communities
    • Prior experience working with at-risk families and individuals
    • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills in English
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
    • Bilingual in Spanish, Karen, Hmong, or Somali is beneficial, but not required
    • Must be able to safely lift 30 pounds

    Work Schedule: M-F 9am-12pm and 1-4pm are preferred shift times

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

  • Neighborhood House, Youth Specialist

    Name of Organization: Neighborhood House
    neighb.org

    Position Description: Neighborhood House is a multi-service agency, providing wrap-around services including basic needs, education, youth programing, and health and well-being programing. We operate youth drop-in programming at the Wellstone Center after-school during the school year, and this position would support that program.

    Duties:

    • Create a safe, trusted, and enriching learning environment
    • Provide supervision and leadership for field trips and special events for youth ages 5-16
    • Establish and maintain a good rapport with the youth and their parents
    • Maintain confidentiality of students in accordance with privacy laws, standards, and policies
    • Support student engagement and classroom learning
    • With the Team, plan and lead activities, including field trips and on-site activities
    • Maintain professional communication with staff, volunteers, interns, participants, and partners
    • Perform all work in accordance with Neighborhood House policies, procedures, and norms

    Requirements:

    • Interest in youth work
    • Experience with diverse communities

    Work Schedule: M-Th 3:30-7pm

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

  • Neighborhood Justice Center, Community Advocate Fellow

    Name of Organization: Neighborhood Justice Center
    njcinc.org

    Position Description: The Neighborhood Justice Center is a non-profit criminal defense firm and community organization. We provide representation in legal matters, including expungements, and work on community outreach and education. The Community Advocate Fellow will work closely with attorneys and other Neighborhood Justice Center staff to further NJC’s mission. Potential projects include: community outreach material preparation, client communication, work with our expungement program, and online content creation.

    Duties: Specific duties will include client communication and content creation, but other duties will depend on the student’s skills and interests.

    Requirements: Qualified candidates will have exceptional communication skills, an ability to consider different ways of solving a problem, an interest in law, and must be able to respectfully and compassionately interact with disenfranchised communities.

    Work Schedule: Flexible hours M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

    Work Location: 500 Laurel Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102

  • Nexus Community Partners, ROOT (Reclaiming Our Own Time) Program Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Nexus Community Partners
    nexuscp.org/

    Position Description: Nexus supports strong, equitable and just communities in which all residents are engaged, are recognized as leaders and have pathways to opportunities. ROOT (Reclaiming Our Own Time) was created with a vision towards the wellness, rest and rejuvenation for BIPOC folx, creating transformative change in their communities. With this work, we support BIPOC leaders to build the rest practices they need not only to find new energy, vision and insight, but also to help strengthen and build capacity of organizations and movements. In the next two years, our work will include: Rest Resources, Care Packages, Community Events, ROOT Sabbatical Fund, collaborative initiatives with healing practitioners and other rest movement builders, and work to change the narrative around BIPOC rest. The Program Coordinator position is to support program development, facilitation, coordination, and implementation of BIPOC rest practices programming in Minnesota.and have pathways to opportunities.

    Duties:

    • Support the team in communication and implementation of the Reimagine Rest series and its pop-ups
    • Design, market, support and facilitate other ROOT convenings
    • Research rest practice resources to be shared widely
    • Connect and meet with rest practitioners in Minnesota to add to our database

    Requirements:

    • 1 year relevant experience in [progressive] nonprofit and/or community work (school, family, community, nonprofits, organizing/activism, lived experiences, etc.)
    • 1 year relevant experience supporting events with small and large groups of diverse people
    • An understanding and embracing of efforts that promote racial, social and economic equity and asset-based community change, including knowledge of the role of culture and history in community
    • Collaborative nature and high capacity to work cross-culturally to achieve understanding and results. Self-motivated and strong capacity to take initiative
    • Ability to establish and maintain trust readily with a diverse set of partners and team members

    Work Schedule: Nexus is open M-Th. Student required to be present for assigned in-person event unless agreed upon.

    Work Location: 2314 University W Ave, Suite 18, St. Paul MN 55105

  • Open Arms, Community Engagement Assistant

    Name of Organization: Open Arms of Minnesota
    openarmsmn.org/

    Position Description: Open Arms is a local nonprofit organization that prepares and delivers nourishing, medically tailored meals free of charge to critically ill Minnesotans and their loved ones. We are looking for students interested in the day-to-day operations of nonprofit organizations to assist the Volunteer Engagement team in all departments at Open Arms of Minnesota. You will be working side by side with our diverse group of volunteers and staff in several areas of the organization including but not limited to the kitchen and bakery, shipping, delivery and logistics departments.

    Duties:

    • Assist with meal prep and packaging in the kitchen and bakery
    • Assist Delivery Department with client meal distribution
    • Assist Shipping Department with client meal packing for UPS delivery
    • Assist Volunteer Engagement Department with outreach efforts in BIPOC and LGBTQ communities
    • Assist Logistics Department with delivery and shipping support
    • Assist Special Events team with event preparation as needed
    • Provide administrative support to Client Services Department as needed

    Requirements:

    • A passion for the mission of Open Arms
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment such as telephone, personal computer, printer and copy machine
    • Ability to communicate effectively with other interns, staff and volunteers.
      Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, navigate steps and work both on your feet and at a desk for periods of time
    • Ability to work well with a diverse base of volunteers, clients and staff of all ages and backgrounds
    • Ability to work as part of a team and independently

    Work Schedule: Flexible within 8am-6pm M-F, occasional Saturdays for special events

    Work Locations:

    380 Lafayette Frontage Rd.
    St. Paul, MN 55107

    2500 Bloomington Ave.
    Minneapolis, MN 55404

  • Open Cities Health Center, Clinical Quality Improvement Specialist

    Name of Organization: Open Cities Health Center
    opencitieshealth.org/

    Position Description: Open Cities Health Center clinics have been serving residents of the Twin Cities Metro Area since 1967. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center, a community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. We have two similar opening for next year–one focused on cervical cancer and one focused on diabetes.

    Duties: Conducting patient outreach activities as designated by the Quality Improvement Manager. Includes: Shadow a clinical professional – MD, PA, NP For uncontrolled Diabetes: Calling patients who have Uncontrolled Diabetes and getting them scheduled for visits Teach patients how to use home BP cuffs that send the readings directly to the office. Follow up on duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer or Quality Manager. For Cervical Cancer Screening: Conduct chart audit to ensure the EMR is accurately assessing the entire patient chart for pap smear – then calling patient if they are overdue for a pap smear to assist them in scheduling one. Follow up on duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer or Quality Manager.

    Requirements:

    • Able to engage with patients in a compassionate, culturally sensitive, and inclusive manner
    • High School Graduate
    • Strong communication skills, including verbal, written, and presentations
    • Strong interpersonal, teamwork, analytic, and project management skills
    • Able to effectively manage and prioritize competing projects, priorities, deadlines, and deliverables
    • Able to work independently and be self-driven

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-5pm

    Work Location: 409 Dunlap St N, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Pangea World Theater, Creative Placekeeping Apprentice

    Name of Organization: Pangea World Theater
    pangeaworldtheater.org

    Position Description: Pangea World Theater is a collective of community arts practitioners, board members and community activists who utilize the arts and culture in an imaginative and sustainable pursuit of social justice. The Creative Placekeeping Apprentice will work closely with the Lake Street Arts! Curator and Education Lead to gain an overall experience in the work that goes organizing a community-centered program at a non-profit arts organization. Apprentices will gain critical insight into how to identify community partners, initiate meaningful connections, and create a mutually beneficial program that serves the target audience. Through assisting with education and community-based projects, the apprentice will learn about decolonized practices, intercultural leadership, and building and sustaining ethical collaborations.The Creative Placekeeping Apprentice will also support any other programming Pangea has during their time of employment.

    Duties: Conducting patient outreach activities as designated by the Quality Improvement Manager. Includes:

    • Support and assist in Pangea’s Lake Street Arts!, our artist-focused placekeeping program
    • Support relationship building with local artists, and learn about building reciprocal relationships
    • Work closely with related departments to provide administrative support, education programming, and project management as needed
    • Assist in the creation of educational material and programming around Pangea productions and related projects
    • Shadow and observe Pangea teaching artists in residencies and workshops for all ages and organizations types
    • Assist in building and maintaining contact lists, databases, and communication with educational institutions and community organizations
    • Learn about curriculum creation and lesson planning with the opportunity to teach if desired

    Requirements:

    • Interest in how the arts (live performance, visual arts, etc.) can be used as a tool to build more just, sustainable, and livable cities
    • Interest in teaching artistry, theater education programming, and anyone who believes in education as a tool for fighting injustice
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Independent and dependable work ethic

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 10am-4pm. Evenings and weekends might be required at times.

    Work Location:711 West Lake St, Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55408

  • Pillsbury United Communities, KRSM Media Specialist

    Name of Organization: Pillsbury United Communities
    pillsburyunited.org/

    Position Description: PUC was started in 1878 and has a mission to co-create enduring change toward a just society. KRSM is a low-power FM radio station based out of the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis. Broadcasting at 98.9 FM, this is a hyper-local platform for amplifying the voices, stories, cultures, and conversations happening in our neighborhoods. Our focus is on communities that are marginalized, misrepresented, and erased by traditional media. For example, our schedule features shows in 6 different languages (English, Spanish, Somali, Ojibwe, Hmong, and Haitian Creole), and we air 10 hours of programming each week by Indigenous hosts. With recording equipment available for loan, over 200 free media skills training classes each year, and a studio outfitted with audio editing software, we are set up to help train the storytellers and community voices of tomorrow. And we have several programs designed to help bring the diverse voices of our Southside neighbors to the airwaves.

    Duties:

    • Edit and Create audio content to authentically represent voices on the radio using KRSM equipment
    • Assist in after school programs for high school and middle school students to uplift youth voices and prepare content for the radio
    • Assist with engaging neighbors on the ground to share stories and narratives
    • Attend community events in South Minneapolis for community outreach and engagement
    • Work with KRSM team and PUC Narrative team to strategize opportunities for growth and development of program

    Requirements:

    • Interest in youth work, community work, narrative/media/radio. Any previous experience in media, storytelling, journalism, youth voice, youth work welcomed by not required
    • Ability to learn how to use (basic) audio production equipment and software. Individuals with broad/basic tech skills (comfortable learning new technology) preferred, not required
    • Ability to be self-aware, active-listener and work with people (to amplify stories), including youth ages 11-18
    • Flexible hours, but at least 2 afternoons per week required (between 3-6pm, roughly) to assist with KRSM afterschool clubs at area high schools or KRSM teen internships
    • Ability to work independently (editing content, activity planning, etc) AND working collaboratively on a team
    • General interest in storytelling, media, narrative work
    • General interest in youth development and community work

    Work Schedule: Afternoons/evenings preferred, some weekend events possible, some independent hours available

    Work Location: 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55404

  • Pillsbury United Communities, Food Systems Youth Specialist

    Name of Organization: Pillsbury United Communities
    pillsburyunited.org/

    Position Description: PUC was started in 1878 and has a mission to co-create enduring change toward a just society. This position will help support Food Systems youth program participants (ages 11-18) to explore various aspects of the food system from gardening, hydroponic farming in PUC’s Freight Farm (co-located at PUC’s North Market), cooking to health and activism. This role will aid youth to build skills pertaining to a topic of the week and will put their learning into action towards a variety of small projects, such as canning and dehydrating food, growing food hydroponically, and processing bee wax. Onsite projects will be supplemented with offsite field trips and community speakers.

    Duties:

    • Supporting the Food Systems Youth Staff in leading after-school programming at 2 Minneapolis Public Schools sites in North or South Minneapolis or 1 day in high school internship in North Minneapolis at PUC’s Freight Farm
    • Developing creative, hands-on lesson plans involving culinary arts, food justice topics, growing/preserving food in partnership with Food Systems youth team
    • Representing Food Systems related meetings, convening, trainings or focus groups on behalf of PUC
    • Supporting youth employment efforts (aiding existing students in signing up for summer employment programs, additional trainings, as requested)

    Requirements:

    • General interest in growing/preserving food, culinary arts, food justice concepts, advocacy/policy
    • General interest in youth development (structured group activities) with 11-18 year olds. This role will co-facilitate alongside another PUC Food Systems Youth Worker

    Work Schedule: Must be available at least two shifts per week between M-Th 3pm-6pm

    Work Locations:

    • 1 day per week at 2323 11th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55404
    • Other 3 days are in North Mpls locations (thus must have transportation figured out)

  • Planned Parenthood, Teen Council Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Planned Parenthood North Central States
    plannedparenthood.org/

    Position Description: Planned Parenthood North Central States is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and the leading provider of quality, comprehensive, compassionate, safe, and confidential reproductive health care and education for adults and teens in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. The Teen Council Program Assistant performs a wide variety of functions to support Planned Parenthood’s Teen Council Program, a yearlong sexual health education leadership opportunity for youth in 10th-12th grades.

    Duties: The assistant collaborates with the Program Manager to plan and execute weekly meetings, which may include helping to set the meeting agenda, reviewing the weekly lesson plan, preparing dinner, and co-facilitating certain aspects of the lesson. The Assistant is also responsible for administrative tasks that support the Teen Council Program, such as helping to manage social media accounts, preparing educational materials, and picking up food and supplies for meetings and events. The Assistant will have opportunities to co-lead sex education presentation in schools and plan and attend special events for Teen Council participants, including the annual retreat, lobby days, the “Ready or Hot” fashion show, tabling, etc.

    Requirements: The successful candidate will possess a basic understanding of sexual and reproductive health issues and/or other teen health concerns and will have an interest in/experience with social justice efforts, including racial justice, queer justice, fat justice, and disability justice. They will be able to demonstrate a commitment to collaborating in a diverse organization through equitable practices and an inclusive culture. They will use appropriate and respectful communication demonstrating compassion, empathy, and respect. They will be able to communicate with teenagers effectively and appropriately. Availability in-person on Monday evenings for weekly Teen Council meetings, as well as one other meeting throughout the week for preparation (virtual) is a must. The commitment is the full academic year, August 2024-May 2025.

    Work Schedule: Monday evening meetings as well as Saturday trainings (when scheduled) and special events

    Work Location: 1200 Lagoon Ave, Minneapolis MN 55408

  • Prepare + Prosper, Tax Season Readiness Assistant

    Name of Organization: Prepare + Prosper
    prepareandprosper.org/

    Position Description: Prepare + Prosper is a nonprofit organization that works to build financial health and provide access to quality tax and financial services. Macalester students will be supporting the Volunteer Resources and Engagement Departments in outreach work about our services with the communities of the Twin Cities and recruiting volunteers to provide no-cost tax preparation services. Students will be trained as a certified volunteer tax preparer or a customer support volunteer depending on interest and expertise. Students will hone their skills in service-based outreach, drafting engagement-oriented communications with supervision from the Volunteer Resources Coordinator, and experience in volunteer recruitment efforts and events. Students will be a part of making our free tax clinics happen from the very beginning through the end.

    Duties: 

    • Support Volunteer Resources Department and Communications +Engagement Department at outreach events by handing out flyers, talking about what services we provide, what volunteer roles we have, and other P+P topics
    • Assist Volunteer Resources Department and Communications + Engagement Department to prepare for tax season, such as preparation and distribution of our outreach materials, service flyers, and volunteer recruitment materials
    • Students will attend training for a tax clinic role of their choosing, and during tax season will provide direct services at a regular weekly shift
    • Assist the Volunteer Resources Department and Communications + Engagement Department with their ongoing story collection project by scheduling and conducting brief interviews with volunteers and/or customers

    Requirements: Student must be able to carry a large tote bag with various recruitment materials, sometimes a fold-out table and/or a chair weighing up to 10 pounds. At these events you will be accompanied by another staff member. Additional language proficiency is a plus. Students must have attention to detail and interest in crafting precise communication. Curiosity about financial health, economic justice, and maybe even tax, is a plus!

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 9am-5pm with weekend or evening availability for up to 1 event per week in September and October

    Work Location:2610 University Ave W, Suite 450, St. Paul MN 55114

  • Rainbow Health Minnesota, EPCEA Assistant

    Name of Organization: Rainbow Health Minnesota
    rainbowhealth.org

    Position Description: EPCEA Assistant 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, processing emergency financial assistance requests and food vouchers for EPCEA clients, and directly responding to client and HIV providers emails and calls.

    Duties:

    • Entering program data including client demographic information, etc 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

    Requirements:

    • Comfort working with diverse populations
    • Experience with customer service, sexual health issues and/or human services preferred but not required

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 8am-5pm

    Work Location: 701 S 4th Ave, Suite 1500, Minneapolis MN 55415

  • Reading Partners Twin Cities, Tutor & Special Projects Assistant

    Name of Organization: Reading Partners Twin Cities
    readingpartners.org

    Position Description: Reading Partners empowers students to develop mastery of key reading skills through data-informed, curriculum-driven, one-on-one tutoring led by trained volunteers. This role will assist with tutoring in elementary 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, student workers may also have the opportunity to explore professional development interests that enhance our program success, ranging from volunteer recruitment to family engagement work.

    Duties:

    • Working one-on-one with elementary school students reading below grade level using Reading Partners curriculum
    • 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, and family engagement work (as needed and by interest)

    Requirements:

    • 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

    Work Schedule: For tutoring: consistent, weekly availability for multiple 1 hour tutoring sessions 7:30am-2:30pm M-Th (the bulk of hours will be completed during this timeframe)

    Work Locations: St. Peter Claver Catholic School, 1060 Central Ave W, St. Paul MN 55104 (or other schools)

  • Rondo Center of Diverse Expression, Civic Engagement Associate

    Name of Organization: Rondo Center of Diverse Expression
    rcodemn.org

    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 Executive Director on current projects that honor the history of the Rondo neighborhood. This is an excellent opportunity for highly organized and motivated individuals to develop skills in community engagement and advocacy.

    Duties:

    • 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 history of neighborhood
    • Support community advocacy on honoring the history of the Rondo neighborhood

    Requirements: Student(s) 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 details; 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. Student(s) must have a 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. Student(s) must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively on a project.

    Work Schedule: Minimum of 2 days/week at 3-4 hours. Some evening meetings and events (as scheduled)

    Work Locations: 315 Fisk St N, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), Media Center Assistant

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Neighborhood Network
    spnn.org

    Position Description: SPNN is a community media and technology center. The primary role will be working with our Media Education team. This will include helping with our drop in program for youth, assisting our adult learners with understanding and using technology. The student will also be able to assist on studio and field productions for our production team, lead classes or workshops (if desired), and create short stories about SPNN or our community. The student could help with member outreach, communications, and recruitment.

    Duties:

    • Help members check out gear Assist youth in the drop in space learn equipment or software to create meaningful media
    • Help find guests and host podcast (if desired) Assist with productions that happen in our 4 camera studio
    • Assist with field productions Create media (audio or video) that promotes SPNN or the community we serve
    • Help with our one day Girl Scout camps
    • Help with field trip hands on activities
    • Help with youth recruitment by attending school events or other outreach and communication work
    • Lead a short workshop or class/assist with classes

    Requirements: Have a background and interest in media. Teaching or mentoring skills a plus.

    Work Schedule: evenings and some weekends

    Work Location: 550 Vandalia St, Suite 170, St. Paul MN 55114

  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Environmental & Outdoor Education Specialist

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
    stpaul.gov/explore-outdoors

    Position Description: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is a department within City of Saint Paul. The person in this role will lead environmental and outdoor activities for and with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and their families. They may also do some programming at our Recreation Centers with kids K-5th grade. These activities will be determined by the community and the person in this role, but may include things like taking a group on a hike, kayaking on a lake, xc skiing at the golf course, etc. This role will also help with things like tracking attendance for programs and promoting workshops and events. They may also help out with larger special events. Learn more in this article from Sahan Journal.

    Duties: This person will be leading environmental and outdoor education programs for and with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. They will help with the marketing and promotion of programs, lead the programs, and track attendance for any programs they lead. They may also be asked to help with admin support/date management.

    Requirements: Ideally has a driver’s license because they will need to drive equipment around the city on occasion. The ideal candidate will have experience within Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color (as a member of the community and/or extensive work within the community). This position requires the person to be outside in any and all elements/weather, and to maintain a positive attitude when working with the public. Best candidates will be knowledgeable about the outdoors and want to share their knowledge and excitement with folks in community as well as to learn and grow. Being able to hike at least a mile and paddle a canoe/kayak is also helpful, though we can teach paddling skills if needed.

    Work Schedule: Most programs will be evenings and weekends. Other shifts within M-F 8am-5pm

    Work Location: City Hall Annex, 25 West 4th St, St. Paul MN 55102

  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Recreation Assistant

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
    stpaul.gov/parks

    Position Description: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation is a department within City of Saint Paul. Students would be working in recreation center environments helping with day-to-day operations working with staff and participants to foster a safe and welcoming space for all. Students will assist in planning, implementing, executing, and reflection for programs, special events, and after school programming.

    Duties:

    • Assisting in planning, implementing, executing, and reflection for programs, special events, and after school programming
    • Greeting, checking-in, and interacting with young people in our drop-in athletic offerings
    • Assisting in our K-5 youth after school programs
    • Contributing to a safe, welcoming, and fun space for participants of all ages

    Requirements:

    • Outgoing and desire to provide positive experiences for participants
    • Ability to provide top notch customer service to both external and internal customers
    • Flexibility and adaptivity

    Work Schedule: Flexible within M-F 3-9pm with opportunity for weekend events

    Work Location Options:

    Jimmy Lee
    270 Lexington Pkwy N
    St Paul, MN 55104

    Highland Park
    1978 Ford Pkwy
    St Paul, MN 55116

    Groveland
    2021 St Clair Ave
    St Paul, MN 55105

  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Right Track Program Management Associate

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
    stpaul.gov/right-track

    Position Description: The Right Track Program Assistant will support the youth engagement and training efforts of Right Track, by planning and facilitating employment trainings, conducting outreach activities to engage young people in Right Track, and working with program interns to promote the program.

    Duties:

    • Be a positive role model for youth and other community members
    • Assist in the supervision of school-year marketing interns
    • Plan and facilitate employment trainings
    • Create activities and curriculum for intern education and training
    • Co-create social media and print marketing materials for Right Track
    • Recruit youth participants for Right Track
    • Facilitate youth training sessions for Right Track
    • Support large events (Career Exploration Day, Match Day, Orientation) as needed

    Requirements:

    • Eagerness to work directly with youth ages 14-18 years old
    • Experience facilitating group initiatives
    • Interest in creating marketing materials Demonstrate an ability to plan, organize, and prioritize own work
    • Demonstrate effective leadership by supporting the mission and vision of Right Track
    • Demonstrates effective teamwork by being self-motivated, accepting of assignments, asking for or offering assistance to team members and by completing assignments within agreed upon deadlines<
    • Understand the specific roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the team
    • Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for the diversity of the community, co-workers, and supervisors, including those who may have disabilities and whose first language may be other than English
    • Demonstrate an ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with the general public, especially youth
    • Takes responsibility for own actions
    • Demonstrates and ability to effectively listen, speak, write, and interact with a diverse work group of individuals, co-workers, supervisors or with the public
    • Communicates in a cooperative, non-argumentative manner, using calm, moderate tones, and appropriate language
    • Utilizes appropriate nonverbal mannerisms in handling difficult encounters

    Work Schedule: Preferred T-Th 2:30-6pm. Other hours flexible between M-F 9am-5pm, occasional weekends

    Work Location: 1022 Marion St, St. Paul, MN 55117

  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation, Youth Leadership Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Parks and Recreation
    stpaul.gov/youth-commission

    Position Description: The Saint Paul Youth Commission is the place for young people to play a role in making Saint Paul a city that works for all of us. Youth on Boards Saint Paul introduces young people to civic engagement and potential career pathways in local government while providing Saint Paul boards and commissions with support and structure to actively include young people in the decision-making process. The Youth Leadership Program Assistant will support the work of the Saint Paul Youth Commission and Youth on Boards by co-facilitating weekly meetings, planning activities, creating and leading workshops, and supporting the Youth Commissioners and Youth Representatives as needed.

    Duties:

    • Be a positive role model for youth and other community members
    • Plan and co-facilitate weekly commission meetings
    • Create activities and curriculum for commissioner education and training
    • Mentor youth commissioners
    • Support the Saint Paul Youth Commission at community events
    • Support Youth Commissioners efforts to plan and execute impact projects

    Requirements:

    • Eagerness to work directly with youth ages 14-18 years old
    • Experience facilitating group initiatives
    • 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 teamwork by being self-motivated, accepting of assignments, asking for or offering assistance to team members and by completing assignments within agreed upon deadlines
    • Understand the specific roles, responsibilities, and expectations of the team
    • Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for the diversity of the community, co-workers, and supervisors, including those who may have disabilities and whose first language may be other than English
    • 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 of individuals, co-workers, supervisors or with the public
    • Communicates in a cooperative, non-argumentative manner, using calm, moderate tones, and appropriate language
    • Utilizes appropriate nonverbal mannerisms in handling difficult encounters

    Work Schedule: At least 4 evenings/month and all other hours are flexible M-F 9am-5pm, occasional weekends

    Work Location: 1022 Marion St, St. Paul, MN 55117

  • Saint Paul Public Library, School Success Program Coordinator

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Public Library
    www.sppl.org

    Position Description: The Saint Paul Public Library operates five Homework Centers that provide one-on-one tutoring to students of all ages. A diverse group of students use the Homework Centers; most are in grades K-12, although approximately 25% are adult learners and approximately half of all Homework Center users speak a language other than English at home. By offering your knowledge, patience, and skills, you are helping students build on their strengths to develop the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of school and life. The Lead Tutor will monitor a Library Homework Center and coordinate the other tutors working in the room.

    Duties: Oversee Homework Center, answer questions, trouble-shoot and issues and pair participant with students

    Requirements:

    • Strong leadership skills, self-direction, and supervisory skills. This job will require supervising a busy room and enforcing Homework Center policies
    • Effective Communication skills
    • Well organized, patient, punctual and reliable
    • Work well with diverse populations
    • Competence with high school level mathematics
    • Patiently and effectively communicate concepts through one-on-one tutoring

    Work Schedule: Currently open M-Th 4-7pm, Sunday afternoons

    Work Locations:

    Rondo
    461 Dale St
    St. Paul MN 55103

    Highland Park
    1974 Ford Parkway
    St. Paul 55116

  • St. Paul Public Schools, AVID Tutor

    Name of Organization: Saint Paul Public Schools
    spps.org/academics

    Position Description: AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a national program that assists middle and high school students who want to go to college and may benefit from tutoring and mentoring to give them an educational advantage. We seek to help students further develop skills for college preparedness and we are built on a core of writing, reading, collaboration, inquiry, and organization. Our AVID students (in grades 7-12) participate in small tutorial groups led by our AVID tutors in a workshop that uses the Socratic method.

    Duties:AVID tutors facilitate small groups to help our students solve an academic problem that they are struggling to understand. The subject matter could include: Math, History, Science, or English Language Arts. Tutors do not require any expertise in a subject matter to be excellent tutors.

    Requirements:

    • Be interested in working with, mentoring, and helping middle and high school students pursue their post secondary dreams
    • Should be able to work well on a team and have strong communication skills
    • Should be able to work well with diverse groups of people and be open and accepting
    • Should have good interpersonal and team building skills
    • Should be reliable, professional, and adaptable

    Work Schedule: All hours are flexible M-F 8:30am-4pm

    Work Locations:

    Hidden River Middle School
    631 Albert St N
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    Global Arts Plus
    810 Palace Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55102

    Highland Park
    1015 Snelling Ave S
    St. Paul, MN 55116

    Central
    275 Lexington Pkwy N
    St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Science Museum of Minnesota, Museum Support Specialist

    Name of Organization: Science Museum of Minnesota
    smm.org

    Position Description: This position will help in supporting the Science Museum’s mission to “Turn on the science: Inspire learning. Inform policy. Improve lives.” Work on projects that directly impact the Science Museum’s activities and programming.

    Duties:

    • Supporting floor activities
    • Developing theme kits
    • Supporting gallery coordination
    • Creation of new programming

    Requirements: This position requires someone who is motivated and excited about science as well as focused enough to work independently.

    Work Schedule: The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9am-5pm; Monday/Tuesday hours are negotiable.

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

  • SMRLS, Volunteer Attorney Program Assistant

    Name of Organization: Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS)
    smrls.org

    Position Description: Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services provides free, high-quality legal help to low-income people in critical civil matters. SMRLS runs remote and in person pro se clinics where volunteers draft documents, have documentation reviewed by an attorney who is a subject matter expert, have SMRLS do filing and service after the clinic, and then clients represent themselves in court.

    Duties: The student will conduct phone screening questionnaires for pro se clinics, and collect documentation (e.g. waiver, firm-required attestation, supporting documents) via text, fax, mail, or email. The student will manage client and volunteer sign-up sheets for clinics and send reminders before the clinic. The student will attend clinics and help with event administration – tech set-up, tech troubleshooting, and clean up. The student may help with additional public-facing administrative duties if needed. Students may also assist with completing intakes at our Ramsey County Housing Court Clinic, where clients receive brief advice before representing themselves at eviction First Appearance Hearings. May also observe attorneys’ day to day tasks.

    Requirements: Previous experience in handling confidential information, attention to detail, and previous public-facing experience are helpful. We are seeking students with the ability to work effectively with low-income clients and persons of diverse backgrounds.

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 8am-5pm

    Work Location Options:

    55 5th St E
    Suites 800 and 400
    St. Paul MN 55101

    450 Syndicate St N
    St. Paul MN 55104

  • Tubman, North Star Youth Outreach Advocate

    Name of Organization: Tubman
    tubman.org

    Position Description: For more than 45 years, Tubman has helped people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health, and other forms of trauma. Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, youth programming, and community education. Advocates at Tubman’s NorthStar Youth Outreach Center at the Maplewood Mall connect youth and young adults ages 10-24 of all genders (and their children, if parenting) to basic needs and resources. Youth receive a range of services including individual advocacy, safety planning, and connection to resources at Tubman and partner agencies. Volunteers provide comprehensive support services, assisting with the use of a computer lab and laundry and accessing clothing and food.

    Duties:

    • Provide support in a strength-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed manner
    • Understand and share information about Tubman and other community resources
    • Foster trusting relationships with young people to create a safe and welcoming environment
    • Follow Tubman guidelines, professional boundaries, and confidentiality as you interact with clients to identify their needs and strengths
    • Communicate with supervisor and team as appropriate to best serve clients

    Position Requirements:

    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to quickly engage and build trust
    • Ability to respond calmly and respectfully in difficult and unexpected situations
    • Ability to work with diverse teams and clients to foster a culturally inclusive environment that values people’s identities and multiple dimensions of diversity and experience
    • Flexible, patient, and able to identify and build on strengths
    • Experience in effective de-escalation, crisis intervention, or customer service
    • Previous experience with diverse youth and young adults who have experienced trauma preferred

    Work Schedule: Shifts are Tuesdays through Saturdays 1–4:30pm or 4:30–8pm

    Work Location: Maplewood Mall, 3001 White Bear Ave, Suite 2006, Maplewood MN 55109

  • Tubman, Resource Advocate

    Name of Organization: Tubman
    tubman.org

    Position Description: For more than 45 years, Tubman has helped people of all ages, genders, and cultural backgrounds struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health, and other forms of trauma. Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, youth programming, and community education. Tubman Resource Advocates implement person-centered and culturally grounded practices to people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds through safety planning, crisis intervention, emotional support, information and connection to Tubman services, and referrals to community organizations. Resource Advocates provide these services by phone, e-mail, and in-person to individuals seeking support and services at Tubman and in the community. Work is on-site at Tubman Chrysalis in south Minneapolis.

    Duties:

    • Provide support, advocacy, crisis intervention, and information about a range of Tubman programs/services including shelter, housing, mental and chemical health, youth, and legal
    • Deliver non-judgmental, culturally competent, trauma-informed, and client-centered support
    • Gather client information to assess eligibility for legal services and to make appropriate referrals
    • Connect clients to community partners for additional services and resources
    • Work as part of a supportive team centering client needs
    • Complete accurate documentation as required

    Position Requirements:

    • Ability to work well with those experiencing crisis and/or trauma, remaining calm and client centered throughout in-depth and sometimes emotional conversations
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including empathetic listening and the ability to respond appropriately and respectfully to clients
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; resourceful; emotionally mature; flexible
    • Personal and/or professional experience with people from diverse backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences
    • Uphold an openness to learning and commitment to enhancing skills through taking initiative, training, supervision, and coaching
    • Ability to maintain a working knowledge of Tubman’s services and other community resources
    • Experience in customer service, crisis intervention, human services-related work preferred
    • Interest and knowledge in legal services, advocacy, and systems preferred
    • Multi-cultural and multi-lingual applicants will be strongly considered

    Work Schedule: M-F shifts 9am-1pm and 1-5pm

    Work Location: 4432 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55407

  • Union Park District Council, Community Engagement Associate

    Name of Organization: Union Park District Council
    unionparkdc.org

    Position Description: The Union Park District Council (UPDC) is a nonprofit neighborhood association that promotes resident involvement in community issues and ensures neighborhood voices are heard in government decision-making. 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, park development, 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.

    Duties:

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 lists

    Requirements

    • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for community and/or nonprofit work
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Well-organized
    • 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
    • Flexible

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am-5pm, some evening and weekend meetings and events

    Work Location: 1821 University Ave, Suite 308, St. Paul MN 55104

  • Wilder Research, Community Engagement Specialist

    Name of Organization: Wilder Research
    wilder.org

    Position Description: Wilder Research is a community-based research organization that is part of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. With over 100 years of experience partnering with community organizations, nonprofits, and state agencies around research needs, Wilder Research offers a variety of partnership opportunities for organizations and communities seeking to understand themselves, their needs, and their programs. This role will help coordinate activities related to pro bono research work. Since 2015, Wilder Research has dedicated funding to support research projects with culturally specific organizations or organizations working to meet the needs of communities of color and other communities (e.g., LGBTQ+, specific disability communities). You will also have opportunities to support other outreach and community engagement efforts to build deeper relationships with communities that increase our ability to implement meaningful, actionable research collaboratively.

    Duties:

    • Assist in the administration, planning, and selection process for pro bono research work with communities
    • Promote Wilder Research in communities through outreach events and engagement activities
    • Provide support for documenting and tracking community engagement and outreach efforts
    • Gather information and resources to support Wilder Research’s community engagement approach, including identifying potential community partners
    • Participate in phases of research projects such as project conceptualization, data collection and analysis, and preparation of data and reporting for sharing out

    Requirements

    • Ability to effectively and inclusively work with people of varying backgrounds, cultures and identities, including race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, ability, gender, gender expression, religion, etc.
    • Experience or interest in working with communities and enthusiasm for community engagement
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
    • Great attention to detail
    • Highly respectful of confidentiality
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team environment

    Work Schedule: Flexible M-F 9am-5pm, some evening and weekend meetings and events

    Work Location: 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul, MN 55104

  • Youth Farm, Farm Steward

    Name of Organization: Youth Farm
    youthfarmmn.org

    Position Description: Youth Farm is a youth development organization that uses food as a tool for social change. We work across the Twin Cities to grow food, communities, and young leaders. The student worker’s role will be to work as a member of our Farm Steward (age 18-24) team. This team maintains our gardens and greenhouse, as well as engages community and implements programs in these spaces. This position will work alongside our LEAD staff team (age 14-18) and assist with programs for elementary/middle school age students.

    Duties:

    • Working alongside teenage staff and engaging with them as peers/mentors/co-educators
    • Engaging in experiential learning with young people ages 9-24
    • In fall, closing down garden spaces for winter, which will include harvesting, weeding, mulching, digging new beds, organizing and properly storing farm supplies
    • In spring, starting gardens which will include seed starting in our greenhouse, transplanting, seeding outdoors, weeding, mulching, digging new beds, and setting up farm infrastructure for the season
    • Hosting volunteer groups to do farm work with the Farm Steward team
    • Cooking with young people in person
    • Engage in learning about equity and work to center equity in all aspects of work

    Requirements

    • Able to work on their feet for extended periods of time (~4 hours with breaks as needed)
    • Able to lift or carry ~30lbs and lighter loads repeatedly
    • Access to transportation to get to Frogtown and the West Side in St. Paul, or in frequently to neighborhoods in Minneapolis
    • Interest/knowledge in youth work and learning alongside young people
    • Willing to be vulnerable and witness other people’s vulnerability
    • Comfort with being dirty and being around bugs/small animals
    • Able to work and learn independently at times and with more direction when necessary
    • Interest in learning about food, both growing and cooking it
    • Some knowledge of cooking (not required)
    • Some knowledge of growing plants (not required)
    • Vaccinated for COVID-19 and able to show proof of vaccination

    Work Schedule: 1-2 days/week to commit 4-6 hours/shift — or — 2-3 days/week at 2-3 hours/shift, some evening availability especially Fridays, weekend availability especially in April, May, September, October, and November

    Work Locations: Most common work site is 209 Page St W, St. Paul, 55107. Two other frequent sites are 690 Livingston Ave, 55107 or 230 Como Ave, 55103

  • Youth Leadership Initiative, Youth Development Coach

    Name of Organization: Youth Leadership Initiative
    yli-mn.org

    Position Description: At the Youth Leadership Initiative (YLI), we focus on growing leadership skills, confidence, cultural awareness, and a sense of agency within our youth participants. Key components of our program include:

    • Leadership Retreats: Youth attend three multicultural retreats where they explore concepts such as leadership, belonging, and social change ecosystem
    • Cultural Sessions: Youth attend bi-weekly sessions to define culture, explore identity, and discuss the influence of culture on leadership
    • Action Teams: Youth participate in weekly multicultural teams that focus on providing service to the community. As a Youth Development Coach, you create a nurturing space where young people can show up as their authentic selves, collaborate with program staff to co-lead program curriculum grounded in social justice, and contribute to the overall operations of the organization.

    Duties:

    • Create a learning environment for youth that is safe, strengths-based, nurturing, and supportive
    • Design and facilitate social justice-based leadership curriculum in partnership with program staff for 20-30 high school youth
    • Guide youth participants on researching, planning, and implementing a community action project or a cultural identity presentation
    • Support recruitment efforts of youth participants, including but not limited to attending outreach events, creating marketing materials, and communicating with community partners
    • Support retention plans of youth participants, including but not limited to conducting one-on-one check-ins and tracking attendance

    Requirements:

    • Experience and/or interest in youth development and cross-cultural leadership
    • Experience working with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and ages
    • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team setting
    • Knowledge and/or interest in learning more about local community groups and organizations
    • Good communication skills (written and oral)
    • Self-motivated and detail-oriented

    Work Schedule: YLI hosts programming on the following days, but student workers are not required to attend all. Once accepted, YLI will work with student workers to find a schedule that works for both parties:

    • Monday 5:30-7:30pm
    • Tuesday 4:30-6:30pm
    • Thursday 4:30-6:30pm

    Work Location: 230 Como Ave, St. Paul MN 55103