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Select an open position below to learn more. For general interest, you can send resumes and introduction letters to Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org

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Organization Summary:
GMCC has a 117-year history collaborating with communities to make a positive impact throughout Minnesota. Our initiatives and programs have included advocacy and education around equity and poverty; volunteerism and service learning; mentoring and youth development; support services for seniors; and food security. Today, GMCC is an entrepreneurial organization that partners with the communities most impacted by a challenge or opportunity to co-design and lead a response. We work in the areas of youth, food, and well-being.

Type: exempt, full-time, estimated 40 hours per week
Hours: Varies – there will be teaching hours during out-of-school time (e.g. Saturdays and after school)
Reports to: GMCC Executive Director
Direct Reports: part-time Guides, contract Instructors
Start Date: ASAP
Application deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis with a deadline of November 30th
Pay: $65,000 – $72,000/year

Current Initiatives Overview: 

Genius Labs is GMCC’s out-of-school science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education initiative designed by experienced educators and youth engagement experts  for BIPOC youth ages 10-14 who live and go to school in the Lake Street Corridor. Genius Labs reimagines the design and approach of youth engagement: It provides enriching and engaging learning experiences in the areas of art, food and nutrition, science, physical activity, digital learning, and social emotional learning. Our out-of-school activities during the year and intensive “summer camp” experiences use a whole-child, studio-based approach to teaching and learning. The emphasis is to assist participants in exploring and cultivating their own “genius.”

Tech Teens is an out-of-school studio learning experience that focuses on the development of digital technology skills through hands-on, challenge-based activities that foster creativity, independence, critical thinking, and self-awareness. The goal of Tech Teens is to spark an interest in technology, expose students to the many areas of the tech field, and position them for careers in technology or those that require use of technology.

Role Overview: GMCC is reimagining the design and approach of youth engagement. We are an innovative, learner-driven community that values exploration and growth for youth. Our purpose is to support a diverse community of learners in developing critical thinking skills, mindset, and character that best prepares them for positive, healthy and productive engagement in the world. The Youth Director’s expertise will be in engaging youth and classroom education and will be a curious learner themselves. They will inspire, ask probing questions, present challenges, and help students to reflect and hold themselves accountable for their own learning. The Director will analyze data and takeaways from our youth initiative prototypes over the past year+ and build on the current vision, curriculum, partnerships, and evaluation to develop and implement longer-term, sustainable youth programming at GMCC. This Director would ensure a cohesive approach to our youth initiatives, develop curriculum, instruct on topics that they have knowledge in, and curate and train additional instructors and part time, temporary Guides. 

Instruction and Direct Interaction with Youth 35% 

  • Lead programming hours and implement curriculum, guiding students through critical thought in one-on-one or small group sessions to complete homework and extra-curricular activities
  • Hire, train, support, and supervise visiting Instructors and temp/part time Lead and Assistant Guides 
  • Build healthy relationships with youth participants
  • Set individual monthly goals (from students and from tutor/teacher/family) for each youth to inspire a commitment toward holistic education and wellness
  • Ensure activities follow organizational policies, protocols, and best practices
  • Address challenges and obstacles as they arise
  • Tutor/provide homework help to youth of all ages and support staff and volunteers in providing homework help and tutoring

Recruitment and Partnership Development 20%

  • Forge partnerships with area schools and youth organizations to determine collaboration opportunities and synergies
  • Work with partners to create events and programs
  • Work with partners and develop relationships to recruit youth and ensure adequate participation in GMCC youth programming
  • Build a volunteer program which includes a comprehensive recruitment strategy and training infrastructure for adult volunteers to serve as mentors to the youth learners

Fundraising 20%

  • Maintain relationships with individual and foundation funders
  • Identify and scope grant opportunities
  • Work with Resourcing Team members to match programming with funding sources
  • Draft funding reports

Curriculum Development 15%

  • Lead ongoing curriculum development, designing enriching, engaging and relevant learning experiences that lead to growth and flourishing including art, food and nutrition, physical activity, digital learning tools, and social emotional learning
  • Lead team meetings with Assistant Guides and Initiative Coordinators to discuss course corrections and strategic approaches
  • Support auxiliary partner and visiting instructor experience planning and execution 

Administration 10%

  • Communicate set-up, break-down, supply, and logistical needs to Initiative Coordinator
  • Complete phone calls with teachers, students and parents to ensure goal completion
  • Document Lesson Plans
  • Complete observational documentation
  • Oversee and drive evaluation processes
  • Complete reports on projects and events

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate Degree (B.S. or B.A.); Master’s degree preferred
  • Five+ years of direct teaching experience or applicable equivalent experience (e.g. camp counselor)
  • Experience working with youth of multiple ages (in particular middle and high school)
  • Experience in developing curriculum and lesson plans, the Laboratory Learning model, and Studio Teaching Format (experience with Montessori, Reggio-Emilia, or learner driven approaches and pedagogies is preferred)
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and track and meet goals 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically, both orally and in written form, with people from various backgrounds 
  • Experience in program development and fundraising

How to Apply
GMCC works with Oasis DEG for Human Resources and Recruitment. Go to www.oasisdeg.com and enter the following credentials:

  1. Username: GMCC
  2. Password: applicant
  3. Use myoung@gmcc.org for the hiring manager’s email when prompted
  4. With your application please include a résumé, cover letter, and three references.

Click to download description.

Organization Summary: GMCC has a 117-year history collaborating with communities to make a positive impact throughout Minnesota. Our initiatives and programs have included advocacy and education around equity and poverty; volunteerism and service learning; mentoring and youth development; support services for seniors; and food security. Today, GMCC is an entrepreneurial organization that partners with the communities most impacted by a challenge or opportunity to co-design and lead a response. We work in the areas of youth, food, and well-being.

Role Overview: The Program Manager will work in collaboration with other colleagues to design and execute logistics of the organization’s services and programming; build partnerships and collaborations; support resourcing and fundraising for existing and new projects, programs, and initiatives; and design and execute evaluation and assessment strategies.

Type: exempt, full-time, estimated 40 hours per week
Hours: This role is expected to manage their own schedule depending on when programming takes place – some evenings or weekends may be required
Reports to: GMCC Executive Director
Direct Reports: None
Start Date: ASAP
Application deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis with a deadline of November 30th
Pay: $48,000 – $53,000/year

Initiative and Event Logistics Coordination (Direct Service) 50%: Maintain a portfolio of projects and initiatives for which to facilitate logistics, execute activities, and make recommendations for iterative program design

  • Work on-site during programming hours (varied) to coordinate set-up, logistics, and clean-up, ensure smooth initiative execution, and provide direct service where appropriate
  • Develop and implement plans for moving initiatives and events from concept and design to execution and implementation, including developing work plans and identifying specific planning activities
  • Ensure organizational initiatives, activities, and events are fulfilling grant obligations
  • Research and propose organizational policies, protocols, and best practices related to initiative implementation; ensure initiative activities follow agreed-upon protocols and advice from legal counsel and leadership
  • Address challenges and obstacles as they arise
  • Activate feedback loops and effective communication with GMCC leadership, initiative staff and participants, and partner organizations
  • Complete logs and documentation of initiative activity

Community Outreach, Engagement and Recruitment 20% 

  • Recruit participants through community outreach, networking, tabling, or other avenues
  • Build relationships with current and potential participants and organizations working in the same issue areas (locally, nationally, and globally)
  • Build and maintain organizational partnerships to maximize opportunities and impact and attract resources
  • Prospect funding sources and other resourcing opportunities to realize potential initiatives
  • Facilitate strategic communications and marketing efforts for the initiative portfolio, including press releases and pitches; videography and photography; podcasts; and other content that document and promote the initiative/s

Research, Development, and Evaluation 20%

  • Develop and execute plans to evaluate program results, impact, and outcomes
  • Distribute surveys and conduct interviews to collect evaluation data as designed in partnership with the evaluation team
  • Support core program design with the GMCC team
  • Collect, analyze, and maintain data related to initiatives including qualitative and quantitative initiative impact 
  • Gather external research on topics related to current and future initiatives
  • Complete environmental scans and needs assessments to determine where GMCC can add value, including addressing challenges, leveraging opportunities, and filling gaps

Administration 10%

  • Complete funding reports
  • Develop and maintain documentation on infrastructure, processes, and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications

  • Willingness and ability to keep a flexible schedule, including working some evenings and weekends and hours that fluctuate
  • Experience managing or coordinating programs, projects, or initiatives
  • General knowledge of community development
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and track and meet goals 
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Interest in non-profit development and fundraising
  • Knowledge of basic database, Microsoft Office functions, and G-suite functions
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems and thrive on challenges
  • Ability to maintain and support confidentiality 
  • Experience and competence working with people from backgrounds other than your own
  • Committed to equity, social justice, and building intercultural skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in building interpersonal connections
  • Ability to participate as a team player in achieving department and organizational goals
  • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically, both orally and in written form, with people from various backgrounds 

How to Apply
GMCC works with Oasis DEG for Human Resources and Recruitment. Go to www.oasisdeg.com and enter the following credentials:

  1. Username: GMCC
  2. Password: applicant
  3. Use myoung@gmcc.org for the hiring manager’s email when prompted
  4. With your application please include a résumé, cover letter, and three references.

Click to download description.

Organization Summary: GMCC has a 117-year history collaborating with communities to make a positive impact throughout Minnesota. Our initiatives and programs have included advocacy and education around equity and poverty; volunteerism and service learning; mentoring and youth development; support services for seniors; and food security. Today, GMCC is an entrepreneurial organization that partners with the communities most impacted by a challenge or opportunity to co-design and lead a response. We work in the areas of youth, food, and well-being.

Type: exempt, full-time, estimated 40 hours per week
Hours:  generally 9-5 or 10-6
Reports to: GMCC Executive Director
Direct Reports: None
Start Date: ASAP
Application deadline: Accepting applications on a rolling basis with a deadline of November 30th
Pay: $48,000 – $53,000/year

Role Overview: The Development Manager will work in collaboration with one other Development Manager, the Executive Director, and other colleagues to set and execute the organization’s development strategy, which includes government funding; individual donations; and private and corporate foundation grants, and sponsorships. Development Managers will serve as ambassadors for the organization to external constituents.

Core Initiative/Program Development and Grant Proposal Writing 45%

Work with initiative/program staff and organizational leadership to develop fundable initiative concepts and create and execute a strategic plan for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of private and corporate foundation funders and sponsors.

  • Co-design fundable projects and initiatives that tie to the organizations mission and vision
  • Develop organizational partnerships key to securing funding and executing impactful initiatives
  • Maintain a grants calendar that includes renewable and potential funding sources and ensure deadlines are met
  • Prospect potential opportunities for funding ongoing, new, or expanded efforts
  • Write and submit grant proposals in response to RFPs
  • Maintain relationships with program officers at corporations and foundations
  • Support sponsorship opportunities, in particular for Minnesota FoodShare’s March Campaign

Individual Donor Relations 30%

Cultivate and steward current and prospective major individual donors with curated strategies.

  • Maintain a portfolio of major individual donors to the organization; ensure proper follow-up and regular contact with major donors
  • Support other staff in maintaining portfolios for cultivation and stewardship of individual donors
  • Work with GMCC staff to develop curated major donation asks for initiatives and priorities of the organization
  • Develop and execute a strategy to support the acquisition and increase of major donors
  • Properly record and prepare regular reports related to major gift cultivation, stewardship, and contacts

Communications 15%

Work with GMCC staff to create and execute a plan for engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and potential donors to the organization.

  • Plan and execute mass solicitation strategies including mail, email, and phone banking 
  • Co-develop and execute direct mail appeal strategy and schedule
  • Plan and oversee cultivation events for annual fund donors
  • Support collateral content creation (annual report, podcast, video)

Administration 10%

  • Develop and maintain documentation on infrastructure, processes, and procedures
  • Make meetings notes and complete follow up
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications

  • Willingness and ability to keep a flexible schedule, including working some evenings and weekends and hours that fluctuate based on grant deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and track and meet goals 
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Interest in non-profit development and fundraising
  • Knowledge of basic database, Microsoft Office functions, and G-suite functions
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems and thrive on challenges
  • Ability to maintain and support confidentiality 
  • Experience and competence working with people from backgrounds other than your own
  • Committed to equity, social justice, and building intercultural skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in building interpersonal connections
  • Ability to participate as a team player in achieving department and organizational goals
  • Excellent writer and experience communicating key messages to potential donors or constituents
  • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically, both orally and in written form, with people from various backgrounds 

How to Apply
GMCC works with Oasis DEG for Human Resources and Recruitment. Go to www.oasisdeg.com and enter the following credentials:

  1. Username: GMCC
  2. Password: applicant
  3. Use myoung@gmcc.org for the hiring manager’s email when prompted
  4. With your application please include a résumé, cover letter, and three references.