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The Minnesota Youth Collective is a 501(c)(4) 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!

Currently available positions:

Campus Organizer- Hamline University

Campus Organizer- University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Campus Program Manager

Development and Administrative Associate


Campus Organizer- Hamline University

Position Overview 

As the Campus Organizer, you will work with our Campus Manager to support the development and execution of student engagement program for the 2019 election cycle. In 2020, you will work with our Twin Cities Campus Coordinator to do the same. 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 various issues they care about to run accountability, education, and get out the vote programs. You will foster the leadership of other young people, giving them opportunities to lead with you. This position will have a training focus to it as well, and you will be given significant training and an issue campaign project. 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, youth civic engagement and the building of issue campaigns. 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): 

Program Development (5%) 

  • Work with the campus program team to develop an in-depth civic engagement and advocacy plan at MNYC’s campuses to ensure young people are heard at the ballot box in 2020

Program Execution (95%) 

  • Register, pledge, and turn out voters on your campus (and the close vicinity) for 2019 and 2020 elections- including primaries and caucuses

  • Recruit and manage volunteers, fostering their leadership every step of the way

  • Participate in trainings by our Campus Manager on all things organizing

  • 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 and Experience 

(If you don’t have every one of these, 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 backgrounds 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 an email explaining your interest in the position to our Program Director, Rahhel Haile (jobs@mnyouthcollective.org); please include “Campus Organizer- Hamline” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Applications submitted by September 13th, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Compensation is $15 per hour with 20 hours per week available, as well as paid sick and safe time, and cell phone reimbursement. This is a part-time, temporary position through November 2020 with varied evening and weekend requirements. This position may require travel throughout Minnesota, and reports directly to the Campus Program Manager. 

Campus Organizer- University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Position Overview 

As the Campus Organizer, you will work with our Campus Manager to support the development and execution of student engagement program for the 2019 election cycle. In 2020, you will work with our Twin Cities Campus Coordinator to do the same. 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 various issues they care about to run accountability, education, and get out the vote programs. You will foster the leadership of other young people, giving them opportunities to lead with you. This position will have a training focus to it as well, and you will be given significant training and an issue campaign project. 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, youth civic engagement and the building of issue campaigns. 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): 

Program Development (5%) 

  • Work with the campus program team to develop an in-depth civic engagement and advocacy plan at MNYC’s campuses to ensure young people are heard at the ballot box in 2020

Program Execution (95%) 

  • Register, pledge, and turn out voters on your campus (and the close vicinity) for 2019 and 2020 elections- including primaries and caucuses

  • Recruit and manage volunteers, fostering their leadership every step of the way

  • Participate in trainings by our Campus Manager on all things organizing

  • 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 and Experience 

(If you don’t have every one of these, 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 backgrounds 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 an email explaining your interest in the position to our Program Director, 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. Applications submitted by September 13th, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Compensation is $15 per hour with 20 hours per week available, as well as paid sick and safe time, and cell phone reimbursement. This is a part-time, temporary position through November 2020 with varied evening and weekend requirements. This position may require travel throughout Minnesota, and reports directly to the Campus Program Manager. 

Campus Program Manager

Position Overview 

As the Campus Program Manager, you will work with the Program Director to support the development of program and advocacy plans around the 2019 and 2020 election cycles (and beyond!) to expand the impact of young voices in our democracy through civic engagement and voting. You will coordinate work on college campuses, ensuring program is running as intended, and troubleshooting when necessary. You will work to make sure leadership development goals are woven into the fabric of the work on campus, with both staff and volunteers. You will play an integral role in finding and hiring campus coordinators and organizers, and ensuring they have access to all trainings and resources they need to succeed. Programming with Campus Organizers will have a training/fellowship focus in addition to electoral work.

In 2019, you will be working directly with Campus Organizers at UMTC, UMD and Hamline University to get out the vote for local elections. In 2020, you will be managing and supporting Campus Coordinators based in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Rochester who will be directly working with Campus Organizers at campuses across the state. Long term, you will be sustaining our campus work and will be training and building young folks’ power on their campuses. The ideal candidate for this position will have organizing experience. Candidates should also have a commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism and seek to use the Campus Program Manager role to further internal organizational goals around these efforts. 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 (10%) 

  • Work with the Program Director to develop an in-depth civic engagement and advocacy plan on campuses to ensure young people are heard at the ballot box in 2019 and 2020 

  • Hire and train a team of campus coordinators in 2020

  • Lead in hiring and training campus organizers throughout the cycles

Program Execution (80%) 

  • Develop organizational culture within the campus organizing team 

  • Manage campus program staff, helping them troubleshoot electoral and training programming when necessary, and holding them accountable to programmatic goals

  • Train both campus organizers and our coordinators in all things organizing- using existing MNYC trainings and developing your own

  • Develop leadership skills in organizers and coordinators, and work with them to individualize programmatic components when applicable

  • Register and pledge voters with organizing team on a regular basis, as determined in coordination with the Program Director 

Program Administration (10%) 

  • Maintain tracking and reporting systems, and hold staff accountable to using these systems 

  • Report out to the Program Director on a regular basis

Skills and Experience 

(If you don’t have every one of these, please still apply!)

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression, and undoing institutional racism 

  • A self-starter, comfortable with taking initiative and ownership over projects 

  • A knowledge of higher education institutions in Minnesota

  • Demonstrated experience with community or electoral organizing (bonus points if that experience is with young people!) 

  • Demonstrated success in staff management or significant volunteer management 

  • Ability to multitask, and know when to ask for help 

  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible when program and organizational needs shift

  • Creative and flexible, able to think outside the box and react to situations quickly 

  • Willing to work irregular hours when necessary 

  • Interest in developing the leadership of young people in an intentional way 

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite products

Details 

Send a resume and three references in an email explaining your interest in the position to our Program Director, Rahhel Haile (jobs@mnyouthcollective.org); please include “Campus Program Manager” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Applications submitted by August 23rd, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Compensation is $45,000 - $48,000, as well as a retirement plan, paid vacation and benefits. This is a full-time, permanent position with varied evening and weekend requirements. This position also requires travel throughout Minnesota, and reports directly to the Program Director.

Development and Administrative Associate

The Development & Administrative Associate will work closely with the Executive Director on fundraising and administrative efforts, including drafting grant proposals and reporting, system management, online fundraising, and fundraising events. This person must be highly organized and a strong writer. The incoming Development & Administrative Associate will join a growing team and help raise and organize important resources so that our team is able to throw down and win in 2020 and beyond. This is a part-time position based in our St. Paul office, reporting to the Executive Director.

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

Grant Management, Reporting, & Other Communication (20%)

  • Work closely with the Executive Director and key organizational leadership to help craft compelling grant proposals, narrative reports, and timely updates for a range of foundations and individual donors.

  • Assist in material development for key organizational documents and external donor communication.

  • Bottom-line email appeals to our growing list of supporters, ensuring we’re sending regular updates and telling a compelling funding story.

  • Working with the Executive Director, develop and execute a base-level donor program that includes monthly giving and online fundraising.

Fundraising Systems & Database (50%)

  • Maintain, evaluate, and strengthen fundraising systems and processes, including tracking funder communication, grant tracking, and maintaining a clean and accurate fundraising database.

  • Support and work with the Executive Director to ensure the organization’s revenue tracking is spot on.

Special Projects & Fundraising Events (15%)

  • Lead on logistics and scheduling for fundraising events across the state, including small house parties and large-scale events

Research, Prospecting, & Outreach (15%)

  • Work with the Executive Director and the board of directors to continually prospect new funders, including individuals and foundations.

Skills and Experience 

(If you don’t have every one of these, please still apply!)

  • Demonstrated 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 

  • Interest in developing the leadership of young people in an intentional way 

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite products

  • Strong writer with a proven ability to craft different forms of writing, or the willingness to grow in this

  • Highly organized (seriously), detail oriented, and a relentless focus on results. Proven ability to effectively and independently manage projects.

  • Ability and desire to take on organizational priorities, unexpected projects, and to adapt as responsibilities and circumstances change. 

  • Strong listening and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships across a diverse range of people. 

  • Has a track record of working with diverse stakeholders, a desire to lift up leadership of young people of color, and a personal understanding and commitment to social justice and equity.

Details 

Send a resume and three references in an email explaining your interest in the position to our Executive Director, Emily Wellen (jobs@mnyouthcollective.org); please include “Development and Administrative Associate” in your subject line. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis, and this position will be open until filled. Applications submitted by August 16th, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Compensation is $18 an hour for up to 35 hours per week, as well as paid vacation and sick time. This is a part-time, permanent position with varied evening and weekend requirements. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. 


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.