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Community Engagement Specialist - American Indian OIC [MCN]
This position will be filled on a rolling basis. Apply Today! $500 Housing Stipend Provided! American Indian OIC (AIOIC) has been helping its neighbors for more than four decades, addressing challenges seeded long ago. Founded by leaders of the American Indian Movement in 1979, the mission of American Indian OIC is to empower American Indians who wish to pursue career opportunities, providing individualized education, training, and human services in a culturally rich environment. Each year, AIOIC helps more than 800 of our neighbors, the vast majority of low-income people of color, access culturally contextualized education and workforce services to make positive strides toward economic stability and independence. Although our mission is rooted in the advancement of Native Americans, anyone who could benefit from education and career services is welcome, regardless of race, creed, age, gender, or sexual orientation. In fact, our career pathways programs are branded with the name “Takoda,” a Dakota word meaning “friend to all.” The diversity of our staff has significant benefits for BIPOC youth participants, who see staff members as positive role models who reflect their identity, encouraging the formation of trusting relationships and increasing student engagement with culturally relevant curricula. These attributes make AIOIC effective and well-positioned to help participants follow their self-designed education and career pathways. We know that education is a key component to fair and just inclusion into society, and AIOIC is proud that its programming results in higher educational attainment and earnings for participants. These results advance prosperity, improving lives and strengthening our community. Those who complete our job training program see, on average, a 66% increase in their income. The central goal of our VISTA project is raising awareness and participation in our programs through community engagement.
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Member Duties : Our VISTA member, as a Community Engagement Specialist, will drive increased awareness of AIOIC and enrollment in its programs. The member also will help boost the roster of individual donors and strengthen relationships with employers. To reach those objectives, our VISTA member will be active in community events, help build an individual donor plan and connect with local employers through job fairs, outreach, and volunteer opportunities. The day-to-day work will be a mix of action (out of the office connecting with neighbors) and quiet, strategic thinking (strengthening ties to funders and employers). The work will provide the VISTA member with opportunities to build community while expanding important career skills.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Housing ,  $500 -Housing Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Tribal ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Veterans . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Team Work . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Engagement Specialist - American Indian OIC [MCN]

Program Start/End Date
10/23/2023  -   10/23/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/14/2023  To  12/31/2023 

Contact Warsame Warsame
2314 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55114

Listing ID 119495