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Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Campus Compact
 
 
 
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a 5 campus and 2 learning center institution, located in Southwestern MN. We prepare learners for a lifetime of success by cultivating community engagement, courage, diversity and inclusion, innovation, integrity and student success. Roughly 60% of our student population receive federal financial aid putting a number of students at risk of not being able to persist to graduation due to financial constraints and basic need and health insecurity. Minnesota West seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA to augment low-income and underrepresented students’ health, wellness, and success, by expanding access to emergency food and awareness of basic needs resources at the campuses and communities we serve. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing full-time capacity building support in nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
 
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Member Duties : • Create ongoing assessment and data analysis protocol to determine students’ unmet needs. • Increase Minnesota West’s capacity to respond to hunger and basic needs through the established Blue Jay Emergency Pantries and other initiatives. • Increase low-income students’ and students of color’s experience of an inclusive campus and community environment by furthering linkages between Minnesota West and the communities served to nutrition and basic need access efforts. • Develop implementation and assessment plan for the Blue Jay Emergency Pantries to ensure sustainability.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Campus Compact

Program Start/End Date
07/19/2021  -   07/18/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/18/2021  To  08/31/2021 

Contact Linda Pesch
1011 1st St W
Canby   MN   56220
507-223-1325
linda.pesch@mnwest.edu
www.mnwest.edu/

Listing ID 102265


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