Emerge is recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA & MN Opportunity Corps Members for 2016-17


Cause Areas

When

Tue Jul 26, 2016 09:00 AM - Sat Jul 29, 2017 05:00 PM

Where

1834 Emerson Ave N.Minneapolis, MN 55411

About

Emerge Community Development is now recruiting AmeriCorps VISTA and MN Opportunity Corps members for 2016-2017 service year. If you or someone in your network is looking for an opportunity to serve in the local community and develop professionally, this may be the right opportunity!

Emerge VISTA Program Emerge is a sponsor site for the AmeriCorps VISTA program. Since 2011, we have hosted a VISTA program that provides capacity building services for various nonprofit and government agencies in the metro and surrounding areas. VISTA members do not provide direct service to the community, rather they help programs build capacity, expand services in various ways, and may also help agencies seek additional funding streams. We have several VISTA host sites seeking members for the 2016-2017 service year. These host sites are a part of our VISTA cohort:180 Degrees, CAPI USA, Carver County, Crossing Home, Dakota County, Emerge, Operation de Novo, and Umoja Community Development. All of these sites have a focus providing re-entry services for currently incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals returning to the community after incarceration. The re-entry services provided are focused around housing, employment, and financial literacy services.

MN Opportunity Corps - Employment Navigators
Additionally, EMERGE is excited to announce that we have been selected to host 5 Minnesota Opportunity Corps Employment Navigators for the 2016-17 program year! The Minnesota Opportunity Corps is a strategic partnership between Serve Minnesota, Serve Minnesota Action Network, and a number of non-profit organizations in the nine-county Metro area coming together to use the power of national service to assist Minnesotans with economic barriers to become more self-sufficient by gaining and retaining living-wage jobs. Serving as an Employment Navigator provides members with the opportunity to gain experience in case management and employment coaching, and is a great entry point into the nonprofit sector coupled with a great deal of professional development. Members are trained to obtain their credential as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).

For more information on both programs, please visit our website : http://www.emerge-mn.org/GetInvolved/Volunteer.aspx

If you are interested in learning more or have questions, please feel free to contact: Kristen Washington, AmeriCorps & Volunteer Program Manager 612-787-3750.

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Project Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 year commitment as an AmeriCorps member
  • See web posting
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