Northfield HCI

Thriving Youth. Thriving Community.



Northfield Community College Collaborative Director

March 4, 2020


Now in its 28th year, the Northfield Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is a community-based organization whose mission is to foster a collaborative environment that empowers youth, strengthens families, and builds community.

HCI works with community partners to identify needs/opportunities, foster collaboration and support community-driven efforts that benefit Faribault and Northfield youth and families. By offering its assistance, HCI strives to build the capacity of the community to more effectively serve its young people.

HCI seeks a full-time director for its growing Northfield Community College Collaborative initiative.



Oversee the continued growth of the Northfield Community College Collaborative (NCCC), which provides postsecondary options and support to local young adults through in-person courses and supported online classes



  • Provide one-on-one academic advising to students accessing programming through the NCCC
  • Work with leaders at Riverland Community College to identify and coordinate college courses to be offered in-person in Northfield
  • Promote courses with youth and young adults; support them through the enrollment and registration process, including completion of required standardized testing (Accuplacer) and the FAFSA
  • Recruit and maintain a pool of volunteer tutors to work with students taking college courses
  • Communicate with faculty members and/or academic support services in cases where additional academic support and intervention(s) are necessary
  • Provide leadership and assistance to the Education Fellows cohort (recent high school alumni pursuing careers in education through Riverland courses and supported education work/volunteer placements)
  • Provide leadership and assistance to the Public Sectors Fellows cohort (recent high school alumni pursuing careers in the public sector through Riverland courses and supported public sector work/volunteer placements)
  • Help identify, plan, and administer additional pathways programs
  • Lead marketing and communications efforts to help raise awareness of the NCCC and recruit additional students
  • Participate on local committees and task forces related to postsecondary enrollment and success
  • Collaborate with local service agencies in order to coordinate outreach to and services for youth ages 18-24
  • Provide direct supervision to AmeriCorps Promise Fellow and other staff of the NCCC
  • Lead grant record-keeping, writing, management and reporting for the NCCC
  • Collaborate with the TORCH Directors and the high school guidance staff to ensure seamless support for youth graduating from Northfield High School or the Northfield Area Learning Center


Required Qualities 

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience; master’s preferred
  • Background in youth development work, including previous experience working with youth ages 18-24
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Google Suite
  • Previous experience managing budgets
  • Experience in grant writing, grant reporting, and fundraising
  • Highly organized with superior attention to detail
  • Excellent ability to multi-task and troubleshoot issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience adapting style and methods of communication in order to effectively engage youth
  • 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
  • Ability to work varied hours of the day, based on the demands of the role and the students served
  • Ability to travel to Minneapolis/St. Paul for periodic trainings or grant-related meetings
  • 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 

  • Knowledge of Northfield and the surrounding communities
  • Familiarity with HCI and its programs
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Somali


To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information for three professional references to: Zach Pruitt, Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The aim is for the selected candidate to begin the role in early June 2020.