• Opportunity Navigator, Saint Paul

    Job ID
    Location Name
    *Saint Paul, Minnesota
    US-MN-Saint Paul
    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. 


    Essential Functions:

    • Support participant in ongoing development of individualized career and/or education plan.
    • Conduct interests and skills assessments and identify clear employment or education goals, while identifying barriers and their solutions.
    • Provide support and training one-to-one as well as in small group settings as needed for success.
    • Track progress of plan and supports while facilitating advancement and 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.
    • 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.


    Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.




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