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MTCC -MNA- Building Career Opportunities for College Grads
Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a membership organization of more than 600 nonprofits of all sizes and mission types from across Montana. Our mission is to provide leadership to the nonprofit sector and partner with nonprofits to build a more effective and sustainable nonprofit industry in the state. Montana has a significant percentage of the population living in poverty – above the national average for adults age 18-64. Creating employment pathways through credentialing directly addresses poverty by opening educational opportunities that lead to higher wages. In a recent meeting between MNA and representatives from the Montana Department of Labor, credentialing, internships and apprenticeships came up as a priority because of the relationships between these types of educational pathways and greater employment success. MNA is particularly interested in increasing access and success for Montana’s low-income and Native American populations. Montana ranks 8th lowest in the nation for college graduation rates, with less than half of all college students graduating within six years. Service learning is strongly correlated with student success both in high school and in post-secondary settings. By focusing on service learning in nonprofits, MNA helps increase student success while also addressing a growing need for nonprofit leadership. MNA is launching a three year initiative to increase the number of Next Gen individuals, with a specific focus on low-income, Native American populations, who engage with nonprofits as board members, other volunteers, or staff. This project will alleviate poverty by helping underserved populations graduate college and leverage job and career opportunities and growth.
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Member Duties : Complete a community assessment to develop a baseline of the numbers of educational institutions and nonprofits involved in service learning and the benefits/challenges they have experienced, particularly with involving low-income students; Develop a research based analysis, including the results of the environmental scan, that details the benefits and challenges, motivators, and outcomes of service learning for educators and nonprofits. Include a specific analysis of engaging low-income and Native American populations in service-learning; focus specifically on low-income Native American populations; Assist MNA in successfully implementing service learning placements; Report and publicize measurable outcomes of service learning; Evaluate participation of target area: low income Native Americans in service-learning, determine best practices of engagement; Assist MNA in promoting credentialing opportunities to first generation and nontraditional students.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Education . 
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MTCC -MNA- Building Career Opportunities for College Grads

Program Start/End Date
01/22/2019  -   01/21/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/19/2018  To  11/16/2018 

Contact Callye Foster
20 Davidson Honors College
Missoula   MT   59812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73630