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Big Brothers Big Sisters - College & Career Readiness VISTA
The Minnesota Alliance With Youth VISTA program places members in nonprofits, government, and schools in the Twin Cities to create, connect, and leverage resources to address education inequities such as the opportunity and achievement gaps. We build capacity, coordinate efforts that bridge and build the integration of school and community-wide support for youth, and actively engage youth as agents of change in closing these gaps. Our 20 person cohort meets regularly for professional development, team building, and peer support. This position is placed at Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities. The VISTA will build the capacity of the College & Career Readiness and Alumni programs for expansion. Through program and process assessments, a program manual will be developed along with program expansion plans. The CCR and Alumni program manual will include not only program processes but also resources and training material around college and career readiness and persistence that help increase educational and career equity. The VISTA will develop and assess CCR program activities to ensure that youth equity and other Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion [JEDI] values are modeled and implemented, and that expansion plans are developed. At a more micro level, projects include the development of a best practice program framework that is culturally relevant. The framework will consist of workshops and trainings for staff, volunteers, youth and families in supporting young people in successfully reaching their post-secondary and career goals. Two specific projects are the Teen Match Advisory Council and the Career Ambassadors program. The VISTA will work collaboratively across BBBSTC’s program departments and the three Big Brothers Big Sisters Minnesota agencies. They will also build partnerships with colleges, trade schools, corporations, and other community partners to raise BBBSTC’s profile as a provider in the college & career readiness and persistence field.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work collaboratively with the Director of Educational & Teen Programs and the College & Career Readiness Coordinators to build the capacity of the College & Career Readiness and Alumni Programs. They will gather, assess and develop all CCR and Alumni processes, resources and training materials and use this information to create a CCR and Alumni Programs manual and implement workshops/trainings for staff, volunteers, youth and families. They will ensure that the CCR and Alumni framework is culturally relevant and aligns with BBBS’ JEDI values. The VISTA will co-develop the Teen Match Advisory Council, assess the program and provide recommendations and an expansion plan. They will also assess the Career Ambassadors pilot program, modify the program processes as needed, and expand the program to include the BBBS Central and Southern MN agencies’ participation. They will also build rapport across BBBS departments and community partners.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work . 
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Big Brothers Big Sisters - College & Career Readiness VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2022  To  08/05/2022 

Contact Lauren Van Schepen
2233 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 110775