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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!


Campus Organizing Fellow

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 following institutions in order to be considered for this position: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State University, Winona State University, St. Olaf College, and Macalester College.    

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

Details

Send a resume and three references in an email explaining your interest in the position to Rahhel Haile (jobs@mnyouthcollective.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 $900 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.


St. Cloud State Campus Organizer

As the Campus Organizer, you will work with the Campus Program Coordinators 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; you will also organize students around issues they care about to run accountability and get out the vote programs. You will foster the leadership of other young people, giving them opportunities to lead with you. You will also work to connect art, music, and culture to the democratic process this might look like partnering with a young local artist to host an event on campus, or registering voters at a show in your city.

The ideal candidate for this position does not need to have previous organizing experience but does need to be a student of the above institution in order to be a Campus Organizer. Candidates should have a commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism and seek to use the Campus Organizer 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):

  • Work with the organizing team to develop an in-depth civic engagement and advocacy plan at MNYC-identified campuses to ensure young people are heard at the ballot box in 2018

  • Recruit and manage 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 such as showing up at city council meetings, and/or hosting candidate forums on campus.

  • Use tracking and reporting systems, and report to the organizing team on a regular basis.

  • Develop relationships with other student organizers/activists and work across campus groups to create coalitions. 

Skills/ 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 from diverse background and those you don’t know

  • Strong time management skills, or the willingness to learn those skills

Details

Send a resume and three references in a PDF, attached to an email explaining your interest in the position to Leah Soule (jobs@mnyouthcollective.org); please include “Campus Organizer: SCSU” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Compensation is $1,300 per month and this is a part-time, temporary position through November 2018 with varied evening and weekend requirements.

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 Organizers report directly to the Campus Program Coordinator.


Winona State Campus Organizer

As the Campus Organizer, you will work with the Campus Program Coordinators 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; you will also organize students around issues they care about to run accountability and get out the vote programs. You will foster the leadership of other young people, giving them opportunities to lead with you. You will also work to connect art, music, and culture to the democratic process this might look like partnering with a young local artist to host an event on campus, or registering voters at a show in your city.

The ideal candidate for this position does not need to have previous organizing experience but does need to be a student of the above institution in order to be a Campus Organizer. Candidates should have a commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism and seek to use the Campus Organizer 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):

  • Work with the organizing team to develop an in-depth civic engagement and advocacy plan at MNYC-identified campuses to ensure young people are heard at the ballot box in 2018

  • Recruit and manage 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 such as showing up at city council meetings and/or hosting candidate forums on campus.

  • Use tracking and reporting systems, and report to the organizing team on a regular basis.

  • Develop relationships with other student organizers/activists and work across campus groups to create coalitions. 

Skills/ 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 from diverse background and those you don’t know

  • Strong time management skills, or the willingness to learn those skills

Details

Send a resume and three references in a PDF, attached to an email explaining your interest in the position to Kayla Farhang (jobs@mnyouthcollective.org); please include “Campus Organizer: WSU” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Compensation is $1,300 per month and this is a part-time, temporary position through November 2018 with varied evening and weekend requirements.

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 Organizers report directly to the Campus Program Coordinator.

University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus Organizer

As the Campus Organizer, you will work with the Campus Program Coordinators 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; you will also organize students around issues they care about to run accountability and get out the vote programs. You will foster the leadership of other young people, giving them opportunities to lead with you. You will also work to connect art, music, and culture to the democratic process this might look like partnering with a young local artist to host an event on campus, or registering voters at a show in your city.

The ideal candidate for this position does not need to have previous organizing experience but does need to be a student of the above institution in order to be a Campus Organizer. Candidates should have a commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism and seek to use the Campus Organizer 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):

  • Work with the organizing team to develop an in-depth civic engagement and advocacy plan at MNYC-identified campuses to ensure young people are heard at the ballot box in 2018

  • Recruit and manage 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 such as showing up at city council meetings and/or hosting candidate forums on campus.

  • Use tracking and reporting systems, and report to the organizing team on a regular basis.

  • Develop relationships with other student organizers/activists and work across campus groups to create coalitions. 

Skills/ 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 from diverse background and those you don’t know

  • Strong time management skills, or the willingness to learn those skills

Details

Send a resume and three references in a PDF, attached to an email explaining your interest in the position to Rahhel Haile (jobs@mnyouthcollective.org); please include “Campus Organizer: UMTC” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Compensation is $1,300 per month and this is a part-time, temporary position through November 2018 with varied evening and weekend requirements.

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 Organizers report directly to the Campus Program Coordinator.

Community Organizer

As a community organizer, you will work with the organizing team to execute program and advocacy plans around the 2018 election cycle to expand the impact of young voices in our democracy through civic engagement and voting. You will work in high schools, two year colleges, and in the greater Twin Cities community to register young people to vote; you will also organize them around various issues they care about to run accountability programs, legislative programs, and get out the vote programs. You will foster the leadership of other young people, giving them opportunities to lead on the work. You will also work to connect art, music, and culture to the democratic process—this might look like partnering with a young local artist to host an event for other young local artists, or registering voters at a show in Minneapolis. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about their community, and about changing power dynamics in our democracy to empower young people to take on leadership. Candidates should also have a commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism and seek to use the Community Organizer role to further internal organizational goals around these efforts. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the development of a new team and organization, and learn about what that takes. Staff leadership development is a key piece of the organization’s vision, and you will have access to significant training and learning resources.

Tasks and Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

Program Development (5%)

  • Work with the organizing team to develop an in-depth civic engagement and advocacy plan outside of 4-year schools to ensure young people are heard at the ballot box in 2018

Program Execution (95%)

  • Recruit and manage volunteers, fostering their leadership every step of the way
  • Register and pledge voters in young communities, in high schools, and at 2-year schools, working to turn them out to vote and participate in their democracy in other ways
  • Use tracking and reporting systems, and report out to the organizing team on a regular basis 2

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

Details:

Send a resume and three references in a PDF, attached to an email explaining your interest in the position to Rahhel Haile  (jobs@mnyouthcollective.org); please include “Community Organizer” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Applications submitted by August 10th will be given priority consideration. Compensation is $32,000 - $36,000, as well as a retirement plan, paid vacation and benefits. This is a full-time, temporary position through 2018 with varied evening and weekend requirements. This position may also require some travel throughout Minnesota, and reports directly to the Community Program Coordinator. 


MINNESOTA YOUTH COLLECTIVE IS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO SOCIAL, RACIAL, GENDER, AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE.

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE PERSONS OF COLOR, INDIGENOUS FOLKS, WOMEN, LGBTQIA+ INDIVIDUALS, AND THOSE WHO ARE UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED TO APPLY.