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Community Wealth Building Coordinator VISTA-Nexus C3TC
Nexus Community Partners is a community building and funding intermediary working at the intersection of community organizations, philanthropy, public institutions and community development corporations. Our mission is to build more engaged and powerful communities of color. The organization builds equitable and just communities through the framework of authorship (community engagement), leadership (cultivating power) and ownership (community wealth building). Nexus advances its mission and goals by focusing on three key activities: Strengthening Organizations. Nexus builds the capacity of community-based organizations through our funding and our on-the-ground capacity building assistance. Aligning and Amplifying Resources. We intentionally connect neighborhoods to local, regional and national institutions, decision-making bodies and economic opportunities. Developing Innovative Initiatives. Nexus creates the space and provides support to innovative initiatives that advance equity and sustainable change. Within our framework and key activity areas, the Nexus Community Wealth Building VISTA Cohort project is an innovative initiative that strengthens the capacity of our partners and works to elevate the field of Community Wealth Building (CWB). The project also works to advance strategies beyond traditional poverty reduction approaches that hold greater promise in eliminating racial and economic disparities and create wealth in communities of color. **This position is part of the C3 Twin Cities VISTA Program. C3 Twin Cities offers a unique cohort experience rooted in a social justice framework. It also offers $700 of monthly housing support, transportation support and professional development opportunities. Check out for more details.
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Member Duties : Elevate the field of Community Wealth Building (CWB) by increasing the capacity of Nexus & partner organizations to implement strategies, with a focus on cooperative economic practices that work to eliminate racial & economic disparities & create wealth in communities of color. Activities include: 1. Refine the curriculum & learning tools developed in the pilot phase of the Culturally-Based Technical Assistance Cohort and Northstar Black Cooperative Economics Fellowship. 2. Build upon learnings from year 1 CWB VISTA sub-cohort by creating new learning tools for year 2 CWB VISTA Cohort partners & refine existing training modules in order to expand broad-based understanding and utilization of the Community Wealth Building Framework & related strategies. 3. Launch a pilot program that engages community members in increasing knowledge of cooperative businesses models.
Program Benefits : $400 prof. dev. budget; mo. bus/gas card ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Housing ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Education ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Trade/Construction ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  racial equity, curriculum ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Public Health ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Community Wealth Building Coordinator VISTA-Nexus C3TC

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

American Sign Language

Accepting Applications
From  03/16/2018  To  05/04/2018 

Contact Elizabeth Coco
615 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413

Listing ID 72037