Minnesota Opportunity Corps members, called Opportunity Navigators, serve for 11 months at a community-based organization located in the Twin Cities metro area, making a difference in the lives of others with multiple barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency. As an Opportunity Navigator you will help guide individuals to meet their career goals to earn a living wage, and advocate for program participants and/or students of training programs and career pathways.
What To Expect
Help program participants one-on-one and in group settings reach their education and career goals
Receive training in the nationally recognized Global Career Development Facilitator curriculum
Make meaningful connections with businesses, social service agencies, and post-secondary educational institutions
Get hands-on experience
Receive a paid stipend every two weeks
Earn education award of up to $6,095
Free health insurance and child care assistance (for those who qualify)
Depending upon your previous experience, you may qualify to be certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator after your year of service
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 equivalent
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.
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Opportunity Corps does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, or religious, community, or social affiliates.
Take a few minutes to watch the videos below for glimpse of a day in the life of a Minnesota Opportunity Corps member.