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Interested in Working at Beacons? 
Minneapolis Beacons engages youth as leaders and learners by transforming schools into active youth centers afterschool and in the summer, providing free educational, recreational, and leadership development activities for youth and their families.

Check out the job descriptions below and click on the link of the job you wish to apply for.
Our Beacons center is located at Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis, at 700 22nd Ave NE.
Lead Staff
(School Success Lead Staff)
Part Time: 15-20 hrs/weekThe Lead Staff position is the heart of Beacons. Lead Staff serve as mentors, role models, allies, and educators. They run the groups and keep the youth engaged and having fun. We encourage people to apply who have specialized skills that they can teach the youth (like dance, music, computer skills, art, sports…you name it!) You don’t have to have a special skill to work with us, as long as you are invested in the success of young people, Beacons could be the place for you!
Primary Responsibilities:
1) Plan and run your own group of students during program (Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm-5:30 pm/availability)
2) Answer the telephone, answer questions, and take messages.
3) Interact and maintain positive relationships with community partners, volunteers, Beacons staff, families, youth, school and district staff.
4) Deliver programming based on positive youth development principles and the YMCA’s four core values (Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility).
5) Make sure that the center is kept neat and organized.
6) Be part of an ongoing process with youth and your colleagues to build and develop your skills as a youth worker.
7) Support program with general administrative responsibilities such as taking attendance, distributing snack, giving surveys, and data entry.
We are a YMCA program, and our sponsoring branch is Emma B. Howe YMCA in Coon Rapids. When you look at the online application, it will say that you are applying in Coon Rapids-School Success Lead Staff
Questions?  Please feel free to email Nikki Bye
nikki.bye@ymcatwincities.org

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