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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Redesign your youth program!

Attending Intentional Program Design Matters is a perfect opportunity for youth program managers and directors to learn about effective program design and expand upon ideas and options for how and why we develop program structure. A program design audit and redesign plan is included. This class will be taking place on Sept. 23 in St. Paul, so register before it's too late!

2 new self-guided online courses opening soon!

Dilemmas in Youth Work and Youth Engagement Matters online classes will be opening this fall!  These classes enable you to learn at your own pace on your own time. There will be unlimited 24-hour web access to the self-guided curriculum for 90 days from your registration date.  A certificate for completing a 4-hour training will be available at the end of the course. These are great basics courses for new or part-time staff and volunteers.

Autism: The fastest growing developmental disability impacts youth development

If you have worked in youth development for long, you probably have encountered at least one youth who seems “unique”. You might not know exactly why he or she is different, but you know for some reason he/she is. That something may be called autism.

How are we, as youth development professionals, preparing to serve an increasing number of young people with autism in our programs? What experiences have you had working with youth who have autism? Darcy Cole speaks to this topic in the Youth Development Insight blog post. Join the conversation! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Upcoming training and events

Intentional Program Design Matters

Wednesday, Sept. 23, St. Paul

Examine how program content and intentions can be matched with positive youth development principles plus aspects of quality and lived out in structure and design. Participants will learn about effective program design and expand upon ideas and options for how and why we develop program structure. A program design audit and redesign plan is included.

Leadership Matters

Thursday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m. - noon, St. Paul
Friday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. - noon, Farmington


This training explores the unique context of youth work management and leadership, and provides internal professional development strategies specifically targeted to youth work practice.

Brown bag webinar series (registration opening soon)

Wednesdays, Nov. 4, 2015 and Jan. 13, March 9 & May 11, 2016

The free webinar format provides professional development opportunities for people who work with youth without the cost and travel usually incurred with workshops and conferences. Participants are able to ask questions and get answers in real-time, while the presenter conducts interactive discussions, questions, and polls for sharing and applying the information to participants' work.

Youth in a Global Community and World (registration opening soon)

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Willmar

This regional forum is designed to bring the latest research on youth development to communities and make a difference in the understanding of what we do and need to do with youth.  This forum includes a keynote speaker and breakout workshops.

Youth Work Matters Online (registration opening soon)

Jan. 25 - Feb. 29, 2016

Takes an in-depth exploration into the foundational research and theories of positive youth development. It allows participants to interact with other youth development professionals from around the state, region and nation. Activities include synchronized group time and individual exploration.

Quality Matters Online: A self study

Ongoing

Learn about the essential components of a high-quality youth program and how to create environments that are positive places for young people to develop. In this basics class, participants will learn about the current research that helps us define quality and begin understanding how to measure and improve it.

Dilemmas in Youth Work Online: A self study (registration opening soon)

Ongoing

Youth workers face challenging situations that require them to address multiple, often competing considerations in their daily work with young people. In this basics class, participants will learn what the research tells us about the range of youth work dilemmas, responding to dilemmas in ways that meet the developmental needs of youth, and generating responses that balance competing concerns. 

Youth Engagement Matters Online: A self study (registration opening soon)

Ongoing

This training is based on a research framework, Rings of Engagement, which emphasizes the range of types of youth engagement and youth-adult partnerships. In this basics class, participants will dive deep into four ways in which we can engage youth. This course concludes with practical resources for incorporating youth engagement into your own practices and organizations.

Community job openings

St. Paul Academy part-time after school program (ASP) assistants

ASP Assistants are responsible for supervising recreational activities, applying responsive discipline techniques, and helping students with study skills, organization, and homework completion. Additionally, Assistants may also coordinate activities, such as outdoor play, organized sports/games, art projects, board games, etc. The ideal Assistant is well-attuned to the needs of elementary aged children, encourages student engagement, exhibits a team-oriented disposition and demonstrates dependability and professionalism.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be able to work the designated hours during the academic school year. Prior experience working in an educational setting is preferred.


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FamilyMeans Youth Program Coordinator


This part-time position (30 hours per week) will work to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate year-round educational, social and recreational opportunities for youth ages 13-18 at the Teen Center in Landfall, Minnesota. This work involves enabling teens to explore interests and hone passions, build self-identity and community, and gain knowledge and support toward making appropriate post-secondary life decisions. Landfall has a majority Latino youth population, so fluency in Spanish and English is critical. Minimum qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in human development, recreation, education or other youth-related fields is required.  This position requires two to five years’ experience working with youth, preferably in a youth center or recreation setting.  Preferred qualifications: Leadership training or experience in youth program management and supervision.  Send resume, application and cover letter to Patti Hanlon, FamilyMeans, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater, MN  55082. The application is available online at: https://www.familymeans.org/job-openings.html

Division of Indian Work

  • Part-time afterschool math tutor
  • Youth worker for Youth Leadership Development Program
  • Part-time Reading Coach

Contact Shanah Regguinti, 612-722-8722, sregguinti@diw-mn.org for more information.


Minneapolis Public Schools Job Postings
Community Education – Community School Coordinator, Green Central
Community Education - School Success Program Assistant
For accessing the employment application:
  • Go to the Minneapolis Public Schools homepage: www.mpls.k12.mn.us
  • Click on "Careers" 
  • Click on New System – Internal
  • Login with your MPS username and password
  • Click on Careers
  • Click on Job Search

MACC CommonWealth collaborative job board: 
https://rew11.ultipro.com/MAC1006/JobBoard/ListJobs.aspx

Academic Tutor
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=mvisinurs

Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board Committee Coordinator

Provide peer to peer guidance by acting as a resource guide; clarifying questions, building relationships, and facilitating committee meetings.

Contract Worker (15-30 hours per month)

More information, contact LaToya Balogun at 612.673.3457

Landfall Teen Center Youth Programs Coordinator

This part-time position (30 hours per week) will work to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate year-round educational, social and recreational opportunities for youth ages 13-18 at our Teen Center in Landfall, Minnesota. (https://www.facebook.com/LandfallTeenCenter) This work involves enabling teens to explore interests and hone passions, build self-identity and community, and gain knowledge and support toward making appropriate post-secondary life decisions. Landfall has a majority Latino youth population, so fluency in Spanish and English is critical. Minimum qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree in human development, recreation, education or other youth-related fields is required.  This position requires two to five years’ experience working with youth, preferably in a youth center or recreation setting.  Preferred qualifications: Leadership training or experience in youth program management and supervision.  Send resume, application and cover letter to Patti Hanlon via email at phanlon@familymeans.org.

Camp Fire Minnesota Youth/Teen Program Leader & Nature Education Support

Seeking Program Leaders to plan and lead group activities for youth and teen programs (ages 5-11/12-18) in housing communities around the Twin Cities metro area. Program Leaders will work with a Program Assistant and a consistent group of youth throughout the school year and summer, supporting overall youth development and connecting kids to the natural world through hands-on, dynamic experiences and outdoor adventures.

For full job description and to apply, contact hrclub@campfiremn.org

Youthprise Senior Program Administrator

Works closely with multiple internal and external stakeholders to coordinate activities, ensure cohesion of strategies and the smooth implementation of the OPPORTUNITY REBOOT work plan.


Professional development opportunities

Here are some offerings from other organizations.

YIPA Fest - Sept. 23

YIPA FEST is celebration of Youth Intervention workers and youth serving organizations. It is a day full of learning, networking and fun!  Keynote speaker is Dr. Jermaine Davis.

Register
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