• Opportunity Navigator - Hennepin Technical College

    Job ID
    Location Name
    *Brooklyn Park, MN
    US-MN-Brooklyn Park
    Opportunity Navigator
    Living Allowance
    Education Award
    Opportunity Corps
  • Overview

    Minnesota Opportunity Corps members serve one year making a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency.  As an Opportunity Navigator, you will help program participants one-on-one and in group settings set education and career goals, overcome barriers to goal success, increase their employability, find gainful employment/experience related to their field of study, and ultimately strengthen their financial stability. 




    • The member will part of the Student Life and Career Development department with 6 other staff members that work with students on multiple levels; classroom visits to deliver career programing and LinkedIn navigation, 1:1 assistance with career resources (resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, Interview Stream, navigating a career fair) through appointments and designated walk-in hours, preparing and executing Leadership Series, and assistance with all aspects of industry specific career fairs.
    • The member will also focus on developing strong career resources for students from marginalized communities, including, formerly incarcerated, disabled veterans, refugees, new immigrants, and students with disabilities.
    • Participate in college wide committees and initiatives, seek and attend professional development opportunities, and assist with other Student Life and Career Development division services as needed.


    Essential Functions:

    • Support participant in ongoing development of individualized education and career plan from interests and skills assessments with clear education and/or employment goals, while identifying barriers and their solutions.
    • Implement program model and interventions with fidelity.
    • Track progress of plan and supports while facilitating advancement and educational/career progression.
    • Link support services, education/training providers, career and industry information, and experiential opportunities, including internships, practicums, employment, etc.
    • Liaison between participant and the systems being accessed and their components.
    • Provide support and training one-to-one as well as small group settings as needed for success.
    • Work collaboratively with “service team” members, such as education providers, social services, industry representatives, and employers.
    • Attend required Global Career Development Facilitator training, and other professional development activities throughout the year.


    Marginal Functions: 

    • Attend service site-sponsored activities to represent Opportunity Corps.
    • Support program participants in finding volunteer opportunities and connecting the experience to career and employment goals.
    • Recruit and coordinate volunteers to support participants in their employment activities.
    • Research prospective employers and/or training pathways and identify the potential for matching them with program participants.


    Overall Position Requirements and Qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years of age, a US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien, and a high school graduate (or equivalent).
    • Willingness to commit to a full year of service (1700 hours, 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week for full-time members). Hours must be completed within 11 months of start date.
    • Demonstrated English proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking.
    • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Demonstrated experience with intermediate computer skills (word processing, internet, data entry, e-mail, comfort with database and software use, etc.).
    • Desire to affect systems change at the ground level; ability to connect the small details to the bigger picture.
    • Ability to build relationships and work with people of different cultures and backgrounds.
    • Access to regular, reliable transportation.

    Minnesota Opportunity Corps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, or religious, community, or social affiliates.


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