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.
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
- 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.
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
Please send a cover letter and resume to the Fatu Magassouba at firstname.lastname@example.org.