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Youth Programming Coordinator-WFNU Frogtown Radio (CSP)
 
 
 
WFNU-LP Community Radio is a low power FM broadcasting from the heart of the Frogtown Neighborhood of St. Paul. As one of the most racially and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the Twin Cities, residents of Frogtown are often underrepresented in mainstream media; any mention of the neighborhood, more often than not, is a negative portrayal. Frogtown has a long history of disenfranchisement and economic burden leading to a lack of opportunity for residents to enter media and production fields. WFNU-LP both actively combats these issues and serves the community by offering a public access style FM station that is open to all community members to create their own original radio program that will broadcast to their neighbors and the surrounding area. The goal of WFNU-LP is to provide opportunities for women, people of color, and elders a rare chance to create media relevant to their neighborhood. Low power FM station are rare and most stations are still in their start up phase. WFNU-LP is only a few years old, and still getting its sea legs as it grows. This VISTA position will have a great deal of responsibility and is expected to be highly self-directed over the station and will work very closely with the Station Coordinator in imagining and planning the station’s future. The VISTA’s main responsibility will be to research and develop an original youth program for WFNU-LP to serve the Frogtown’s youth. **This position is part of the City of St. Paul VISTA Cohort. This cohort provides a learning community of 20 fellow VISTA members all serving within Saint Paul. We provide bi-weekly professional development training and additional support throughout the year.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The primary responsibility of the VISTA would be the expand the capacity of WFNU’s youth program. The VISTA will develop original youth program and will write original curriculum to train youth programmers. The VISTA will be responsible for monitoring and recording youth producers’ progress and for building relationships with organizations in the area. They will also design recruitment materials and help WFNU identify, recruit, and support new program hosts and volunteers. This position will also require some grant writing, volunteer and project management.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Youth Programming Coordinator-WFNU Frogtown Radio (CSP)

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2017  -   07/28/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/10/2017  To  06/05/2017 

Contact Simona Zappas
995 University Ave W
Saint Paul   MN   55104
612 424 0315
simona@wfnu.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66141


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