Who we are: 


LeadMN represents 180,000 two-year college students that come to Minnesota from every corner of the world to transform their lives and their communities. The American Dream has long been a symbol of achieving success. For far too many Minnesotans, the path to this dream is impeded due to systematic barriers. At LeadMN we break down those barriers by empowering two-year college students to become strong leaders, engaged community members, and successful professionals. A key step to rebuilding the American Dream for two-year college students is giving them the skills to vote and be engaged citizens so they can advocate for the future that they want to see.

Position:


The LeadMN Civic Engagement Fellow will work with the Outreach Director to implement a statewide coalition of student’s leaders to provide a collaborative table for all members to provide support and strategy in developing and implementing each of their civic engagement plan. The ideal candidate will be a two-year college graduate transitioning into a career with an interest in political science or majoring in community development. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 


Use organizing best practices and skills to work with student leaders

  • Capable of providing confidential support to students
  • Conduct a year-long research project on LeadMN’s and our voter engagement 
  • Work with the Outreach Director to create forums with student leaders 
  • Work with the Outreach Director to implement a Student Government Civic Engagement Coalition 
  • Implement an external partnership engagement plan
  • Work with the Outreach team to develop opportunities to engage with students 

General:

  • Attend conferences and trainings. We host 6 leadership conferences a year
  • Maintain a level of flexibility with all staff, helping others as appropriate
  • Represent LeadMN, its mission, vision, and goals in the broader community and with all two-year college student
  • Clear understanding and commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Interest in the electoral process
  • Must be able to work some weekends
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills/Experience:


The Fellow will have the following characteristics:

  • Self-motivated, team player with the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills, curiosity to learn new things, as well as excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment and history of working with diverse student and community populations

The fellow’s average work week will consist of 20 hours with a possibility of an increase. Office is open from Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (currently working virtually because of COVID-19). Occasional weekend and evening work is required, including offsite meetings outside of the metro area.

Education: Must be a student in a two-year or in a four-year institution majoring in political science or community development. 

Compensation: Annual stipend is $24,000

Reports to: Director of Outreach

To apply: 


Please send a cover letter and resume to the Fatu Magassouba at fmagassouba@leadmn.org