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Positions available working with local youth!

  • Faribault and Northfield AmeriCorps Promise Fellows (10 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. Potential Promise Fellow openings include the Northfield High School, Northfield Middle School, the Northfield Area Learning Center, Northfield Union of Youth/The Key, Arcadia Charter School, Faribault Middle School, Faribault’s Jefferson Elementary School, and Northfield Healthy Community Initiative.

  • Northfield Community College Collaborative – Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA Position (1 position available)

A Literacy Leader at the NCCC would serve an integral part of our endeavors to build our capacity and framework with which to serve students in poverty. The Literacy Leader will help create a sustainable and robust tutoring program to help make sure our students are successful in their college classes. They would assist in data tracking and organization and analysis of information that is integral to the sustainability of the NCCC, and by doing so, would allow the NCCC staff to focus further on academic advising. The Literacy Leader will engage with Riverland Community College and Workforce Development, Inc., among other partners, to build relationships that will result in a deeper pool of resources for students to access. LEARN MORE AND APPLY HERE >>

  • Northfield Public Schools- Reading Corps (1 position available)

Reading Corps members will work directly with preschool or elementary students to build reading skills.  Training will be provided and there are multiple options for work location and the number of hours and ages of students.  The experience will lend well to those interested in careers in education. Potential openings include: Sibley Elementary, Bridgewater Elementary, Greenvale Park Elementary, Hand in Hand Preschool, Early Ventures and several other preschool age settings.

  • Northfield Public Schools – Hand in Hand Preschool (1 position available)

AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative member will build school readiness and lifelong learning skills by supporting preschool children and their parents and by building capacity through community outreach. The AmeriCorps LEAP member will build early childhood assets and social/emotional school readiness competencies, provide parent education and connections to community resources that strengthen families and support social-emotional development and recruit citizen volunteers to support and strengthen early childhood movement in southern Minnesota.

  • Greenvale Park Community School VISTA (July 2019 – July 2020) (1 position available)

Sponsored by the Minnesota Literacy Council, this VISTA will help lead the continued development of the Greenvale Park Community School initiative. The VISTA will help grow literacy programming for elementary-age students at the community school, as well as family engagement and early childhood programming options.

Application Instructions

Northfield

TO APPLY: If you are interested in one or more of the Northfield 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!

The Northfield AmeriCorps positions work collaboratively to help support the Northfield Promise initiative, a collective impact effort striving to ensure all Northfield youth are supported from cradle to career.

Faribault

TO APPLY: If you are interested in one or more of the Faribault positions, please click here to learn more. For more information, contact Becky Ford (becky@faribaultyouthinvestment.org, 507-331-7836, ect. 3206)

The Faribault AmeriCorps positions work collaboratively to help support Faribault Youth Investment and the Faribault Community schools.