Northfield HCI

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Alumni Coordinator, Northfield Promise

July 30, 2019

Up to 30 hours per week

The Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI), along with its Northfield Promise partners, seeks a coordinator to help expand local capacity around alumni engagement, post-high school career exploration and employment for recent high school graduates.  Working together with the Northfield Public Schools, the coordinator will help build a comprehensive alumni database and post-high school college and career resource directory.



  • Work with local partners to outline resources available to recent high school graduates, as well as gaps in these resources
  • Develop a database of recent (past six years) high school alumni, including contact information and post-high school plans/activities
  • Develop a communications plan to reach recent high school graduates in order to collect data regarding their post-high school college and career activities/plans, as well as contact information — and to share information about resources and opportunities 
  • Communicate with recent high school graduates living in Northfield in order to learn about and document their emerging/unmet needs; work with local employment and other agency partners to address unmet needs of high school graduates in Northfield
  • Build content for and regularly update Alumni Toolkit, a data system used for maintaining communication with recent high school graduates from Northfield High School, Northfield Area Learning Center, and Arcadia Charter School 
  • Convene a Northfield Promise Action Team focused on data tracking and resource development to move the needle on postsecondary enrollment, postsecondary completion and employment

Required qualities: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
  • 2-5 years related experience working with young adults/recent high school graduates (in the field of communications, career development or student services)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Google Suite 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized with superior attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
  • Capable of completing work on time in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Ability to work occasional evening hours and to travel within the community
  • Willingness to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose, and adhere to the policies of the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative 
  • Maintenance of a cell phone is an expectation of employment. 


Preferred qualities:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • Familiar with Northfield and Rice County employers and resources
  • Experience with grant writing, grant reporting, and/or fundraising


To apply: Email your resume, cover letter and the name/contact information for three professional references to Sandy Malecha, HCI Senior Director, at  


Application review will begin on August 9, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.