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PSEI - Employment Specialist - Takoda Group
Takoda Group is a Division of the American Indian OIC and is a non-profit talent discovery group that provides a diverse pool of job seekers that range from mature professionals to energized young graduates from across the metro area with job placement services. This innovative program offer high level profile development of candidates and matches their talent with area employers. AIOIC’s Takoda Institute of Higher Education provides accredited vocational education in the fields of business, healthcare, and information technology. Programs last no longer than nine months and the per-credit fee of the school is the lowest in the state of Minnesota, meaning that Pell grants fully cover tuition, books, and fees for qualifying students. While students are completing their coursework at the Takoda Institute, they work one-on-one with a career counselor to develop career goals, connect with job opportunities in their field, and develop high quality resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn profiles so they are prepared to secure employment upon their graduation. The majority of Takoda students are from communities of color and are experiencing long-term under- or unemployment. Learn more about the Takoda Group at VISTA will be part of the Phillips Sectoral Employment Initative (PSEI) cohort at the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota, learn more at
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work to create greater engagement among local employers and a build stronger recruitment strategy for job seekers through: 1. Increasing outreach to job seekers 2. Developing employer engagement strategies 3. Creating connections between employers and job seekers. As Takoda Group is an inventive new program modernizing the nonprofit talent process, candidates should be energized by being a part of developing a new model. The VISTA will play a key role in connecting nonprofit practices to the younger audiences and jobseekers of today. The ideal VISTA will be a self starter and like a challenge. The VISTA should be comfortable with meeting new people and be able to communicate at a professional level. Professionalism and good work ethics are very important to this position as there is a lot of autonomy once the VISTA is trained in. The VISTA should be able to change priorities quickly if necessary.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  see ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
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PSEI - Employment Specialist - Takoda Group

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2015  -   07/30/2016

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/09/2015  To  06/15/2015 

Contact Salena Acox
615 1st Ave NE Ste 330
Minneapolis   MN   55413
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Listing ID 60402