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Minnesota Literacy Council - VISTA Leader (MLC)
Minnesota Literacy Council shares the power of learning through education, community building and advocacy. We serve individual learners, from preschoolers to retirees. We are also a trusted advisor to others, sharing our expertise and leadership to equip partner organizations, volunteers and professionals to more effectively respond to the literacy needs in their communities. We reach nearly 70,000 people and support approximately 450 community programs each year through these broad and united efforts. As the largest and longest-running sponsor of VISTAs in Minnesota, we manage two statewide AmeriCorps VISTA national service programs: Minnesota Literacy Leadership and Summer Reads. About 20 Literacy Leaders serve full-time for a full year in programs that help improve literacy outcomes for low-income children, youth, adults or families. About 72 Summer Reads members serve full-time for 8 weeks over the summer to provide literacy tutoring and mentoring to low-income children in grades K-4. As a VISTA Leader, you can develop your leadership skills by providing training, support, and creative resources to Literacy Leaders and Summer Reads members. In return, you will receive unique opportunities for personal and professional development, and for building marketable skills in a supportive environment. MUST HAVE: completed at least one year of full-time national Service (AmeriCorps, VISTA, Peace Corps) prior to start. START DATE: flexible if you have recently completed a full year service term as a VISTA. All others start November 12, 2019. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: individual professional development funds, monthly trainings, free produce shares with a local farm CSA, Employee Assistance Program and more. Applications reviewed on rolling basis until position filled. Minnesota Literacy Council fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all:
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Member Duties : 2 VISTA Leaders will support our national service programs: MN Literacy Leadership (full year) and Summer Reads (summer). You’ll provide resources, help VISTAs navigate their service and grow through challenges. You’ll work with our national service team to build new partnerships with sites, organize opportunities to engage alums, plan and facilitate trainings and social events for VISTAs, and help shape our future cohorts. Use your creativity to build a sense of community among members, develop ways to tell the story about the impact of our projects and contribute unique ideas to programs. We're dedicated to making this a year of growth and professional development, while challenging you to uphold our strong reputation for supporting and sustaining high-quality projects and service opportunities. To be eligible, you must complete a term of service (full-time VISTA, AmeriCorps or Peace Corps) before start date. Learn more about our programs at
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Counseling . 
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Minnesota Literacy Council - VISTA Leader (MLC)

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/10/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Less than High school

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/15/2019  To  10/18/2019 

Contact Meghan Paul-Cook
700 Raymond Ave
Saint Paul   MN   55114
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 39831