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The Minnesota Youth Collective is an organization powered by young people to build a more representative and progressive state for all Minnesotans. We empower the next generation of leaders to take our rightful seat at the decision-making table, elect people who reflect our values, and shape legislation to better the lives of Minnesotans.
We do this by:
Supporting and investing in the leadership of young people from underrepresented communities — communities of color, native communities, LGBTQIA+ folks, women, and working-class people.
Centering young voices and stories around issues that matter to us and driving real change around these issues.
Giving young people opportunities to exercise their political power at every level of government, from working to make local schools more equitable all the way up to holding our representatives in Congress accountable.
Making voting more accessible for young people — from registering them to vote to giving them the tools to get their friends out to vote.
Weaving art, music, and culture into democracy to make it more approachable and more awesome!
Current Open Positions
Campus Organizing Fellow at St. Cloud State University
You will work with the Campus Program Coordinators and Campus Organizers to support the development and execution of student engagement program for the 2018 election cycle. As a team, you will expand the impact of young voices in our democracy through civic engagement and voting. You will work on your college to register young people to vote and increase civic engagement amongst your peers.
The ideal candidate for this position does not need to have previous organizing experience but does need to be a student of one of the above institutions in order to be considered for this position.
Candidates should have a commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism and seek to use the Campus Fellow role to further internal organizational goals around these efforts. This is a great opportunity to learn the power of voter registration drives and youth civic engagement. Staff leadership development is a key piece of our vision, and you will have access to significant training and learning resources.
Tasks and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
Recruit volunteers, fostering their leadership every step of the way
Register, pledge, and turn out voters on your campus for the 2018 election
Encourage increased civic engagement on your campus by supporting campus programming initiatives (candidate forums, roundtable discussions, and other community building events)
Use tracking and reporting systems, and report out to the organizing team on a regular basis
Develop relationships with other student organizers/activists and work across campus groups to create coalitions
Skills or Qualifications
*If you don’t have all of these skills or qualifications, that’s ok! Please still apply.
A commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism
A self-starter, comfortable with taking initiative and ownership over projects
Ability to multitask, and know when to ask for help
Creative and flexible, able to think outside the box and react to situations quickly
Willing to work irregular hours when necessary
Comfortable engaging with people you don’t know
Strong time management skills, or the willingness to learn those skills
Send a resume and three references in an email explaining your interest in the position to Rahhel Haile (firstname.lastname@example.org)- please include “Campus Fellow [your campus]” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Applications submitted by July 20th, 2018 will be given priority consideration. Compensation is $950 a month for approximately 15 hours per week. This is a part-time, temporary through November position with varied evening and weekend requirements. This position may also require some occasional travel throughout Minnesota, although applicants are not required to have a vehicle or driver's license. Campus Fellows report directly to the Campus Program Coordinator.