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Literacy Minnesota - Open Door Navigation project (LitMN)
The adults in our programs are aspirational learners with a lot on their plates! Many strive to balance work, family, economic survival and school while also planning their future. To help support adult learners in breaking through multiple barriers to educational success, Literacy Minnesota moves into year three of piloting a new volunteer position called Volunteer Navigator to help students navigate complicated systems in order to achieve their dreams. Volunteer Navigators provide 1-1 support for the self-determined goals of the adult student; together they explore barriers, pathways and resources to the next step in life. The Literacy Leader will continue to expand infrastructure established in Years 1 and 2 to increase effectiveness for the Volunteer Navigators both near and long-term. Additionally, the Literacy Leader will foster deepening ties with existing partner organizations while pursuing new partnerships. Our Literacy Leader will become a welcomed member of our great Open Door Learning Centers community! We are a diverse mix of refugees, immigrants as well as native-born locals supported by staff and volunteers at six learning centers in the Twin Cities. This position will help systematize and improve navigation services at all six learning centers, while based primarily at the Lake Street location in south Minneapolis. This experience offers exposure to learning center management, adult education best practices, and system design. Our ideal candidate is innovative, has empathy for adult learners, and has knowledge of, or experience with, generational or immigrant poverty. *Position is part of the Literacy Leadership VISTA program of Literacy Minnesota. Literacy Minnesota fosters an organizational culture that is welcoming and inclusive to all. Applications reviewed on rolling basis through July 1. For more info and additional positions available:
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Member Duties : The Literacy Leader will continue to develop and nurture community partnerships. They will pursue new partnerships with learning institutions, job training opportunities and other resources as informed by learners’ expressed goals and barriers. The Literacy Leader will continue to improve our support system for Volunteer Navigators by enhancing tools and centralizing resources for easy access. The Literacy Leader will expand the scope of the project by streamlining and expanding volunteer navigation services to all Open Door Learning Center sites throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Literacy Leader will ensure the program is effective by evaluating Volunteer Navigator roles and making changes to better meet program and learner needs.
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Healthcare Allowance, CSA Produce Share . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Health ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Literacy Minnesota - Open Door Navigation project (LitMN)

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

English preferred

Accepting Applications
From  02/27/2020  To  07/01/2020 

Contact Kiana Erickson
2700 E Lake St
Minneapolis   MN   55406
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79633