VISTA and Minnesota Operations Program Coordinator

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact

About the organization

We advance the public purpose of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.


Working closely with the Program Manager for Community Impact and Director of Member Engagement and Minnesota Operations, the program coordinator will provide both 1) general and logistical support to member engagement initiatives and Minnesota operations and 2) key support to the Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact VISTA program, including member recruitment and selection, member training and support, and site recruitment, training and support. This will include advising the VISTA Leader(s). In collaboration with the VISTA team, this position will also include providing web-based and in-person training, conflict resolution, and compliance monitoring support to partners, managing data collection and reporting, and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders including the AmeriCorps VISTA, community-based organizations, higher education institutions, and VISTA members.


Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates for this position must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of relevant experience in community engagement and/or national service OR an equivalent combination of education, skills, work, and community engagement experience. Please note that experience may include a combination of employment, internship and/or significant community service in a community-based learning environment, higher education, a nonprofit setting, or national service program. Qualified candidates will also be able to demonstrate:

Strong writing and research skills. Familiarity with grant writing is helpful.

A familiarity with digital communications skills and related tools, including website management tools (primarily WordPress), databases, graphic design tools (primarily Canva), mass email platforms (primarily MailChimp), and social media platforms (primarily Twitter and Facebook).

Comfort using a range of technologies and learning new technologies. Familiarity with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and Zoom is helpful.

Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and manage a range of concurrent projects and tasks.

Willingness to collaborate and work as part of a team.

Strong interpersonal communication, listening, and relationship-building skills.

Valid driver’s license for frequent in- and out-of-state travel.

Comfort working with colleagues remotely.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

The program coordinator position will be based at the Minnesota office at Augsburg University (remote location in Minnesota is an option), and supports programming and reports to staff spanning both Iowa and Minnesota.

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