Full Time

Step Up Employer Engagement Associate at AchieveMpls

Fields: job training, youth, education, economic development, community development

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

About the Organization: As the strategic nonprofit partner of Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), we rally community support to inspire and equip Minneapolis students for careers, college and life. Our vision is that all young people have full access to educational and career opportunities, resulting in a more equitable and vibrant Minneapolis. Each year we manage Career & College Centers in 11 MPS high schools, train and place over 1,500 Minneapolis youth in paid Step Up internships with more than 150 employers, engage hundreds of volunteers as Graduation Coaches and career exploration volunteers, raise support for MPS strategic priorities, and administer MPS school funds and scholarships.

Step Up prepares today’s youth for tomorrow’s careers by recruiting, training and placing more than 1,600 young people (ages 14-21) in paid internships each year with over 200 regional employers, from Fortune 500 companies and small businesses, to public agencies and nonprofits. As one of the nation’s leading youth employment programs, Step Up leverages a collective of more than 200 partners spanning 15 industries and multiple sectors. Step Up has provided over 26,000 internships since 2003, yielding a competitive talent pipeline, a stronger economy and millions of dollars in wages for Step Up interns. Step Up is a partnership of AchieveMpls, the City of Minneapolis, DEED and Project for Pride in Living. Step Up supports historically underrepresented youth in Minneapolis who are ready to navigate the professional world. Step Up interns are the leaders of tomorrow, the talent that will power our region and the young people who reflect the global fluency of our communities. Nearly 91 percent of Step Up interns are people of color, and 48 percent come from immigrant families. Interns from 2017 were born in 35 different countries and speak 32 unique languages.

About the Position: The Step Up Employer Engagement Associate provides vital support to Step Up partner companies and staff to maximize summer internship opportunities. Working alongside the Step Up program team, the Employer Engagement Associate will develop and execute strategies for engaging current and prospective employers at Minneapolis-St. Paul companies. They will also match youth to internships, assist in a series of student work readiness trainings and other large-scale events.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university or equivalent work experience
  • Task-oriented, results-driven team player
  • Willingness to help and complete multiple projects at once
  • Persistent, flexible and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Determination and drive, excellent problem solving skills
  • An open, positive attitude and commitment to youth
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and database applications; Microsoft CRM preferred
  • Individuals with proven success in sales are encouraged to apply

Applications are welcomed from a broad range of applicants. AchieveMpls is committed to hiring talented individuals who are passionate about our mission, represent the communities we serve and contribute to the diversity of our workplace and our city. We acknowledge and honor the fundamental value and dignity of all persons. Our hiring decisions are guided by our equity values: embracing differences—race, culture, religion, ability, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and class—eliminating racism and other forms of bias, and creating an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued, heard and respected.

Estimated Salary: $32,000 – $39,000 depending on experience

Deadline: September 11, 2018

Apply Here: AchieveMpls

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