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PUBLIC ALLY 10-month Apprenticeship YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SPECIALIST

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT specialist

Public Allies Twin Cities is the local site of the National Non-Profit Public Allies. Public Allies delivers a 10-month Apprenticeship program in which participants learn leadership within a Social Justice Framework, work within a local nonprofit to build their capacity to best serve their constituents, and take the lead in a service project to develop their people and project management skills.Public Allies is an AmeriCorps program and all participants register as AmeriCorps service members making them eligible for a $6,000 education benefit, mental health resources, and if needed health benefits through the Corps network!We build the wave of leaders. Join the movement!

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See https://publicallies.org/twincities/ for more information about the Public Allies program.

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In this Apprenticeship program, you will be working with directly with the Youth Development Coordinator and Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota Chapter (CAIR-MN), whose mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

You will be a part of CAIR-MN’s Building Youth Power Initiative, whose goal is to educate, support, build community, and develop the collaborative organizing strategies Muslim youth need to organize effectively.

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Attend department related meetings and participate as a team member;
  • Admin the Muslim Organizer Action Network WhatsApp group including adding
    members, enforcing rules, and answering questions
  • Assist in coordinating Muslim Organizer Action Network Meetups
  • Assist in Outreach to student groups and schools for trainings and relationship building
  • Assist in organizing and administrating annual convening
  • Reach out to organizations, masjids, and schools for programming
  • Working under the direction of the Youth Development Director to plan, organize and execute projects and events;
  • Assisting with any and all roles required for events (e.g. speaker coordinator,
    sponsor coordinator, and/or volunteer coordinator).
  • Meet with Youth Development Coordinator at least once a week to report weekly
    findings and develop weekly/monthly/quarterly goals
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Learning Objectives:

By end of the Apprenticeship period, you will be able to coordinate events and build
relationships in the community and gain experience on the inner workings of a small nonprofit
organizations.

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