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Local AmeriCorps Positions for 2021-22

March 31, 2021

Positions available working with local youth!

Summer 2021

Northfield Emergency Response – Summer AmeriCorps Members (7 positions available)

As an AmeriCorps Emergency Response Member, you will help organizations respond to significant needs in their community related to COVID–19. Service could include a combination of several response tasks such as emergency food distribution, academic support and youth enrichment.

Emergency Response AmeriCorps members will serve in a full-time capacity (35 hours per week) beginning June 6th and ending service on August 14th. AmeriCorps members receive a modest living stipend ($3,750), health insurance and a post-service education award ($1,311) they may use to pay down student debt, further their schooling or pass it to a child or grandchild for their higher education costs. They also receive valuable job experience in high-needs areas.

School year 2021-2022

Northfield and Faribault AmeriCorps Promise Fellows (over 12 positions available)

Promise Fellows work directly with cohorts of 25-30 youth who are at-risk of not succeeding in school. Promise Fellows provide academic support and also connect youth with after school programs, mentors, and community service opportunities. Promise Fellows form significant connections with the youth in their cohort and have the chance to help change their lives. Full-time, part-time, year-long, and half-year positions available.

Potential Promise Fellow openings include the Northfield Middle School, Northfield High School, Faribault High School, Faribault Middle School, Arcadia Charter School, Northfield Union of Youth/The Key, Northfield Area Learning Center, Greenvale Park Community School, Faribault Adult Basic Education, and Northfield Area Family YMCA.

Northfield LEAP (2 positions available)

AmeriCorps LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential) Initiative members serve in early child care centers to focus on the social and emotional development of preschoolers in Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation’s 20-county region. SMIF recruits, connects, and matches members to service positions within classrooms to work one-on-one with preschool children who are at-risk of falling behind.

Members will serve  in positions within classrooms to work one-on-one with preschool children who are at-risk of falling behind. LEAP position openings are at Hand in Hand Preschool.

Northfield Reading Corps (5 positions available)

Reading Corps tutors work one-on-one or in small groups with students age 3 to grade 3. No experience? No problem! Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students build skills and become successful readers. Full-time and part-time positions available. (link to flyer)

Potential Reading Corps openings include Bridgewater Elementary, Sibley Elementary, Greenvale Park Elementary, Hand in Hand Preschool, Early Ventures Childcare, HeadStart Preschool and In-Home Daycare locations.

Application Instructions

TO APPLY: If you are interested in one or more of the positions, please email a cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for 3 references (non-family members) to the AmeriCorps Selection Team ( Please specify in the cover letter which position(s) you are interested in. Application review begins soon, so apply today!