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 $6,345
- 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.