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College Health Corps, North Hennepin Community College
 
 
 
The mission statement of North Hennepin Community College reflects the central purpose of the institution: “Engaging students Changing Lives.” Our goal is to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional endeavors. Data demonstrates that our growing population of underserved students are facing significant health and societal barriers to achieving these accomplishments. The percent of North Hennepin students identified as Pell eligible has increased from 23% in 2006 to approximately 45%. Students who are low-income face many barriers that impede or delay their academic success or time to completion. Providing health education for students and building awareness about resources helps them build resiliency and strength to achieve. NHCC recently opened two additional on-campus non-academic support services for students, the Health Clinic, and the Community Connections Resource Center. These services are free for students and connect them with resources in and around the Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center areas. The VISTA will be expected to conduct capacity building activities in the Resource Center, and assist NHCC in growing our community partnerships so that we can improve access to resources for those who are most affected by health and income disparities in Minnesota. ---This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor . Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
 
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Member Duties : The ideal VISTA will be an enthusiastic self-starter who is skilled in marketing, public speaking, and outreach with an eagerness to impact the lives of college students. Position responsibilities include: • Engage with students to build peer support around non-academic support resources by recruiting new volunteers, training students. • Develop a communication plan to deliver #RealCollege survey results and Stop Drop Enroll study results to stakeholders • Create materials for faculty on non-academic supports for students in their classes. • Help to increase NHCC’s partnering capacity through establishing student health-serving partnerships with collaborating organizations. • Develop and train student clubs on activities/events which educate students about important health concerns, such as tobacco use, high risk drinking, exercise, healthy diet, etc. • Develop a tracking system to document new types of resources that North Hennepin Community College students can access.
 
Program Benefits : Professional Development Opportunities ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Technology ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
College Health Corps, North Hennepin Community College

Program Start/End Date
07/22/2019  -   07/20/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/12/2019  To  06/28/2019 

Contact Olamide Coker
7411 85th Ave N
Brooklyn Park   MN   55445
763-424-0883
Ocoker@nhcc.edu
https://nhcc.edu/student-resou
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86929


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