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Eastside Workforce Advocate VISTA- Merrick- C3TwinCities
Merrick Community Services' mission is to improve the lives of the residents of the East Side of Saint Paul by empowering individuals, strengthening families, and promoting their independence. We achieve our missing through various strategies: Employment, Family, Food Shelf, Senior, and Youth Services. This VISTA project focuses on delivering employment services differently on the East Side, by forging and supporting a different relationship between and among jobseekers, employers, and community service providers via ESEWC (East Side Employment & Workforce Collaborative) and MCS (Merrick Community Services), while identifying and implementing strategies and tactics that will address racial and economic disparities on the East Side. **This position is part of the C3 TwinCities Program. C3 TwinCities offers a unique cohort experience rooted in a social justice framework. It also offers $300 of monthly housing support, transportation and food support, $25 phone plan reimbursement & professional development opportunities. Check out for more details, including financial incentives.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : This position will build Merrick Community Services' capacity to think about workforce development differently by centering the hopes & aspirations of the job seeker. You will: Build capacity of the East Side Employment & Workforce Collaborative (ESEWC) by creating more effective systems to support trusting & productive relationships between its members. Research principles & practices for maintaining positive relationships between community service providers & job seeking East Siders. Develop a plan to integrate those practices within the community of service providers. Develop systems and processes that facilitate long-lasting & effective relationships between community service providers and employers. Engage with the Nexus CWB Cohort (Nexus Community Partners, City of Lakes Community Land Trust, Northside Economic Opportunity Network 0and Appetite for Change) to build capacity through shared learning activities, communications and aligned programming.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Housing ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $300 rent mo.; mo. bus/gas card ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  social justice,system thinking ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Eastside Workforce Advocate VISTA- Merrick- C3TwinCities

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/16/2018  To  05/30/2018 

Contact Elizabeth Coco
615 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413

Listing ID 79186


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