Opportunity Navigator — Minneapolis, MN
More than 1 in 3 Minnesota employees in the Metro area earn below-living wages. Together we can support this economically disadvantaged community, but we need your help. Serve as an Opportunity Navigator and help people meet their career goals to become economically stable.
You’ll provide ongoing support to adults in a one-on-one or group setting related to their individualized career and education goals. You will be trained to conduct interest and skills assessments, identify employment goals, and create action plans with clients, while helping them build confidence and skills along the way.
We are currently recruiting for the 2019-20 program year with opportunities beginning in September 2019, November 2019, or January 2020. Your commitment to Opportunity Corps will be 40 hours per week.
This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Opportunity Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing cohort of Opportunity Navigators from all backgrounds and experiences.
About EMERGE Career & Technology Center
The Opportunity Navigator at EMERGE will be part of the Workforce Development team, which includes six team members at our ECTC and Cedar Riverside locations. Opportunities for participants include workforce readiness, job placement and career training opportunities. This position serves primarily African Americans at our north Minneapolis (ECTC) location.
While your clients benefit from employment and education services, you’ll be rewarded with more than just a sense of satisfaction. Opportunity Navigators receive perks including:
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild or foster child.
Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.
*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Minnesota Opportunity Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 2,000 adults become more economically stable each year. Minnesota Opportunity Corps is administered by Reading & Math, Inc., a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. also administers Minnesota Reading Corps, Florida Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, and Minnesota Recovery Corps.
Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. This document is available in alternative formats.
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