This Fellow will use their organizing skills to empower students attending Minnesota’s community and technical colleges to have their voices heard. We are looking for an ambitious person to help us drive our civic engagement and advocacy work and develop students from traditionally underrepresented communities to become the next generation of great leaders. With the supervision of the Outreach Director, the Fellow will work with our student leaders to be more actively engaged on their campuses and within their communities. This will require working with and supporting student senates and other student clubs. A great candidate must love working with students and is adaptable to a fast-paced working environment. 

Who we are:

LeadMN represents over 100,000 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Campus Engagement

Work with the outreach department to develop effective strategies to engage all students within the two-year college association through virtual and in-person events, training, and professional development.

  • Work with the Lead Organizer to recruit volunteers 
  • Develop an engagement strategy for Greater MN state senates
  • Support the Lead Organizer to recruit, train, and develop students to become more engaged 
  • Lead a bi-weekly phone bank and text bank campaign to engage students
  • Support the Lead Organizer to develop student leaders from historically underrepresented communities 
  • Attend campus clubs' meetings and build partnerships and shared resources
  • Support the Lead Organizer to plan and host two listening sessions pre region for Governing Council and Platform Committee members

Leadership Development and Research & Planning

Work with the Lead Organizer to develop and deliver leadership trainings.

  • Train students to do class raps, phone banking, and text banking, and effective recruiting strategies
  • Research and create strategies and content for web presence and outreach
  • Attend conferences and trainings. We host 6 leadership conferences a year that are held on weekends
  • Research the impact of low civic engagement impact on our target group


The Fellow will possess 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, with keen attention to detail, as well as excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment and history of working with diverse student and community populations

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in civic engagement
  • Must have a can-do attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Have some data management experience
  • Clear understanding and commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Must be able to work some weekends


Salary offered:  salary is $20hr at 15 - 25 hours a week. This position is a year-long commitment. The application will be viewed on an ongoing basis.

Reports to:  

Outreach Director 

To apply:

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