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Opportunity Navigator - Hennepin Technical College

Company: Reading and Math Corps
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Despite being employed, 1 in 3 people in the Twin Cities Metro don’t earn a living wage. Help us change this by offering your time and talent as an Opportunity Navigator.Navigators help people advance their career goals and become economically stable. You will be trained to conduct interest and skills assessments, identify employment goals and create action plans with clients, while helping them build confidence and skills along the way.We are currently recruiting for the 2021-22 program year with opportunities beginning in September, November and January. Your commitment to Opportunity Corps will be 40 hours per week.This is an AmeriCorps member position with Minnesota Opportunity Corps. Although the earnings are modest, the rewards are great! You’ll join an amazing cohort of Opportunity Navigators from all backgrounds and experiences. •Support adult clients in ongoing development of their individualized career and education plans. •Learn to navigate social services resources, programs and benefit systems in the Twin Cities Metro to provide excellent services to clients. •Foster strong relationships with clients to help them build their confidence and skills, and encourage them to have agency over their career and education goals. •Participate in training and professional development throughout the year, including the nationally-recognized Global Career Development Facilitator training. •Embed yourself into the local non-profit community to get hands-on experience in social services. •Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community.While your clients benefit from employment and education services, you’ll be rewarded with more than just a sense of satisfaction. Opportunity Navigators receive a perks package that includes: •A stipend of $750 paid every 2 weeks •Up to $6,345 for tuition or student loans* •Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment •Individual health insurance — Monthly premium 100% covered •Child care assistance — Based on family size and income*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service. •Are dependable and have a history of good attendance •Able to understand and follow instructions •Can set a pace and maintain a work schedule of 40 hours per week •Have basic computer skills (like using email, navigating online, and data entry) •Can speak, read, and write English fluently •18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent •A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States* •Agree to and successfully complete a background check*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.Click here to view the position description.Minnesota Opportunity Corps is an AmeriCorps program that helps more than 2,000 adults become more economically stable each year. Minnesota Opportunity Corps is administered by Reading & Math, Inc., through a formal partnership with ServeMinnesota. Reading & Math, Inc. is a national nonprofit based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and also administers California Reading Corps, Florida Reading Corps, Minnesota Reading Corps, Wisconsin Reading Corps, California Math Corps, Minnesota Math Corps, Georgia Math Corps, Minnesota Recovery Corps and Community Forestry Corps.Reading & Math, Inc. will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.This document is available in alternative formats.

Keywords: Reading and Math Corps, Eden Prairie , Opportunity Navigator - Hennepin Technical College, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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