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Community Engagement Specialist - KOM
 
 
 
The Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) is the first social services organization in the U.S. to be founded by Karen refugees from Burma. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota. KOM helps over 2,000 refugees each year find jobs, housing, education, and other community resources to ease their transition to American society. Most of KOM’s staff and board members are refugees from Burma, giving us a unique ability to deliver culturally competent services and stay relevant with the community’s evolving goals.
 
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Member Duties : The Community Engagement Coordinator will increase support for refugees from Burma in Minnesota through several volunteer management and public relations activities. They will recruit, train, and support volunteers and interns in areas including youth mentorship, English and vocational training, walk-in services, and special projects. They will use print, online, and video communications strategies to strengthen relationships with clients, donors, and other community members. Finally, they will increase broader community awareness and support of refugees from Burma by coordinating Karen culture presentations and special events.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*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 :
None
 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Community Engagement Specialist - KOM

Program Start/End Date
07/25/2017  -   07/28/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/04/2017  To  05/15/2017 

Contact Alexis Walstad
2353 Rice St
Saint Paul   MN   55113
651-202-3120
awalstad@mnkaren.org
www.mcnvista.org/apply-
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72848


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