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Local AmeriCorps Positions for 2020-21

October 22, 2020

Positions available working with local youth!

  • Northfield and Faribault AmeriCorps Promise Fellows (6 positions available)

Promise Fellows work directly with cohorts of 25-30 youth who are at-risk of not succeeding in school. Promise Fellows provide academic support and also connect youth with after school programs, mentors, and community service opportunities. Promise Fellows form significant connections with the youth in their cohort and have the chance to help change their lives. Full-time, part-time, year-long, and half-year positions available. Potential Promise Fellow openings include the Northfield Public Schools Portage program, Arcadia Charter School, Northfield Union of Youth/The Key, Faribault Middle School, and Faribault High School.

  • Faribault Excellence in Career and Workforce Education VISTA

The Faribault Chamber works to strengthen and promote area business members by building community alliances and working as business advocates, making Faribault an even greater place to visit, work and live. The Vision Task Force, a committee of the Chamber, has identified excellence in education as a priority. The VISTA will be working on pathways to success for Faribault students, who are often of minority status and/or in a lower socio-economic standing, to assist in placing those students in job shadowing, on-the-job experiences and interactive mentorships in a variety of careers in our community, which will give them connections, training, and resources to find success. The focus will be on students in grades 10-12. The VISTA member will be working with education and workforce development initiatives, including working with a student portal for opportunities, and assisting in developing job shadowing, on-the-job experiences and interactive mentorships in a variety of careers in our community. The VISTA will direct engagement with a career portal, workforce development, and pathways for success for area students that also is supported by area industry. Add value with primary coordinating activities for other Vision Task Force initiatives.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: If you are interested in one or more of the positions, please email a cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for 3 references (non-family members) to the AmeriCorps Selection Team (americorps@northfieldhci.org). Please specify in the cover letter which position(s) you are interested in. Application review begins soon, so apply today!