Minnesota Opportunity Corps members serve for 11 months at a community-based organization located in the Twin Cities metro area to make a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment, retention, advancement and economic self-sufficiency. Members receive training and ongoing support for this position and will be placed at a partner organization serving the program's participants.
The Opportunity Navigator is a link, a guide, and an advocate for program participants and/or students of training programs and career pathways. Navigators help program participants access resources related to career and industry information, education and training, and job opportunities. As data supports, social services can also be an integral part of the participant’s triumph; therefore, the member will also trained as an informational source in that area. For more information, please review this Opportunity Navigator position description.
You must meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Must be 18 years of age, a US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien, and a high school graduate or equivilent
- Willingness to commit to a full year of service (1700 hours 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.