We're excited that you're interested in serving with the MCN AmeriCorps VISTA Program! Our VISTA positions are listed below and grouped by primary focus area: Program and Organizational Development, Community Engagement, Marketing and Communications, and Service Leadership.
If you are interested in applying to one of the positions below, please create a profile and application on the my.americorps.gov website. You can then use the AmeriCorps profile to apply to the position(s) that interest you the most.
Please refer any questions regarding the application process to Jesse Chang, VISTA Program Manager, at email@example.com or 651-757-3083.
Program and Organizational Development
African Development Center
Community Development Specialist
The African Development Center helps the African immigrant and refugee community grow businesses, build wealth, and increase investment in Minnesota’s African communities. The Community Development Specialist will assist in the continuation of the creation and implementation of volunteer management systems, as well as onboarding and employee systems necessary for smooth functioning of ADC staff. This will allow ADC to tap into the surrounding neighborhood, immigrant communities, and other spaces to increase its capacity and therefore its overall economic impact.
Youth Program Evaluation Specialist
The Youth Program Evaluation Specialist will help our organization build capacity by developing effective group leadership trainings, creating engaging and youth-approved program curriculum, and developing a robust evaluation system to ensure that our program outcomes are tracked, measured, and managed in a way that is both meaningful and relevant to our work.
Nonprofit Sustainability Specialist
The Nonprofit Sustainability Specialist will increase support available to the Somali community through Isuroon’s services by increasing operational efficiencies of Isuroon’s Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programming and through developing organizational capacity to provide these services.
The Program Specialist will advance Ka Joog’s mission through a variety of capacity-building activities including: student-parent engagement, fundraising and development, and evaluation. The VISTA member will learn a variety of valuable skills necessary for running a nonprofit while providing critical support that will result in a long-term positive impact on the organization.
Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota
Northside Residents Redevelopment Council
NRRC Headquarters Sustainability Coordinator
The NRRC Headquarters Sustainability Coordinator will maintain and continue to implement the sustainability plan for the NRRC Headquarters and its environmental initiatives, which will allow NRRC to carry out its work to inform, engage, and facilitate the residents of the Near North and Willard Hay neighborhoods in Minneapolis to be primary agents for improving the social, economic, environmental, and livability conditions in their community.
Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment
Volunteer Program Coordinator
The Women's Initiative for Self-Empowerment is rooted in four core values: diversity, self-determination, economic sustainability, and social justice. The Volunteer Program Coordinator will build capacity through maintaining partnerships and seeking new opportunities for collaboration to leverage resources for the success of immigrant and refugee women and girls. In addition, the Coordinator will develop social media messages to recruit volunteers, update and streamline the WISE volunteer database, and train staff to ensure the sustainability of the project.
All Parks Alliance for Change
Coalition & Community Outreach Coordinator
Manufactured home parks are a critical source of affordable housing, but they face the threat of a park being closed due to bankruptcy and foreclosure. The Coalition and Community Outreach Coordinator will: Share information about parks identified as at-risk by our Risk Assessment Tool; expand and maintain community partners, who, along with residents, can form a manufactured housing preservation table; increase and maintain our language and cultural resources to more effectively engage Latinx and Hmong residents as leaders of this project; and increase membership recruitment and other grassroots fundraising activities to develop more resources for supporting the work of this project.
Council on American-Islamic Relations, MN
The Outreach Coordinator will be building capacity in the form of expanding CAIR-MN's training network by researching and building a database resource of Minnesota employers and other organizations, such as nonprofits and government agencies. The intention of building the database is to then perform outreach to the employers by region and arrange CAIR-MN training opportunities for employers and their employees.
Casa de Esperanza
Community Capacity Building Specialist
Casa de Esperanza provides comprehensive services and resources for Latin@ individuals, families, community members, and organizations. The organization's work is grounded in efforts that advance effective responses to eliminate violence and promote healthy relationships that resonate in Latin@ communities. Effectively engaging volunteers and sharing our work with external audiences, the VISTA will help build our capacity to address these issues by supporting our work to make ending domestic violence everyone’s work.
International Institute of Minnesota
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
To enhance high-quality and responsive support to New Americans and provide meaningful investment in the Institute’s mission – the Institute VISTA will build the volunteer capacity of the International Institute of Minnesota by developing a sustainable volunteer program and improving systems, staff capacity, and volunteer management throughout the organization.
Neighborhood Development Alliance
The Community Liaison will review current programming, look to expand offerings for the residents, and advertise Villa del Sol’s community space for use, primarily by local residents and nonprofit groups. They will also research resources in the arts and community gardens to expand our outreach to community and nonprofit groups. Ultimately they will increase a diverse offering of programs that will appeal to residents and the larger community.
Sewa-Aifw (Asian Indian Family Wellness)
The Project Planner will improve Sewa volunteer management capabilities by building a comprehensive volunteer management and reporting system. This will increase our ability to recruit, select, screen, train, track, and recognize volunteers and evaluate the implementation and results of new volunteer management system and training.
Marketing and Communications
Communications and Fundraising Specialist
Our VISTA will share information about our program via MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, and newsletters because, although successful in our work, Exodus Lending remains fairly unknown in the community. The VISTA will help us communicate with current, new, and potential stakeholders to raise awareness of the problem of payday loans and how Exodus Lending helps individuals who are trapped by these loans to break free and start to save for the future. The VISTA will also work with staff to set up a yearly fundraising plan and help carry out specific fundraising activities.
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
Volunteer and Communications Coordinator
The Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center (MIWRC) is a non-profit social and educational services organization committed to the holistic growth and development of American Indian women and their families. Through events planning, volunteer coordination, and communications/social media activities, the VISTA will increase MIWRC's capacity to engage extra-agency financial and human capital support for our mission.
Power of People Leadership Institute
Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
The goal of the Volunteer Outreach Coordinator is to ensure each site and each girl has the support, resources, and access to successfully navigate through middle and high school, as well as volunteers being better equipped to mentor our girls to be successful in school and life and break the generational cycle of poverty. This will be accomplished by enhancing communication and marketing strategies, improving the donor and grant management system, and building the capacity of the volunteer program.
Communications and Sustainability Specialist
Standpoint’s VISTA will update and maintain social media and fundraising projects, maintain relationships with culturally specific organizations by helping create a contact plan including methods to continue updating these organizations on Standpoint’s work, and assist with a new Standpoint project focused on providing immigration legal assistance to youth labor trafficked victims by helping to organize trainings.
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
**To be eligible for this position you must have successfully completed a full term of VISTA, other state/national AmeriCorps program, or Peace Corps.**
The VISTA Leader will support the growth and success of the MCN VISTA program as it supports the success of 18 VISTA members placed in culturally specific nonprofits across the Twin Cities. This goal will be accomplished by delivering professional development opportunities, recruiting VISTA members for the 2020-21 service year, providing technical assistance to VISTA members and supervisors, and developing the groundwork for the additional growth of the program in the coming year.