AmeriCorps Emergency Response Member

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
1605 County Road 101 North
Minneapolis, MN 55447
United States

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Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners’ mission is to engage the heart and will of the community to respond to emergency needs and create opportunities for all to thrive. Interfaith Outreach is a human service nonprofit that ignites the power of community to provide urgent and strengthening services in eight Twin Cities western suburbs so families can live their best lives, children can succeed, and the entire region can prosper and shine. Serving the west Hennepin County communities of Hamel, Long Lake, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Plymouth and Wayzata since 1979. For more information, visit

Interfaith Outreach is looking for three highly qualified candidates to participate at our site as a part of the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative.

The Interfaith Outreach work environment is client centered, values driven, team oriented, fast paced, diverse, and focused on learning and professional development. We have a strong internal culture of collaboration and team support, as well as a deep commitment across staff to mission.

Open Positions (3) Include:


(1) Housing/Financial Assistance

Housing and Financial Assistance have been core to our “essential services model” during COVID-19. This member will:

  • Work 1:1 with clients experiencing homelessness or housing instability in creating and implementing housing search plans
  • Work within the Case Management team to respond to requests for emergency financial assistance
  • Walk with families through our internal program process and connect them to related resources in the community


(2) Food Shelf Support/Program Communications

Working between our Food Shelf and Programs teams, this member will:

Food shelf support

  • Coordinate home deliveries; work with food shelf staff and volunteers to oversee the home delivery program
  • Collaborate and work with volunteer callers, packers and drivers to collect and fulfill orders along with preparing drivers to deliver

Program communications

  • Work with Client Services and Communications staff to develop and implement communication strategies to build awareness of the breadth of services available at Interfaith among current clients and in the broader community


(3) Great Expectations Program Coordination

Great Expectations is a collaborative school and community initiative designed to eliminate the educational opportunity and achievement disparities experienced by children and youth in our community. This member will:

  • Support the Great Expectations Director as well as anchor partners, committees and volunteers in various aspects of scheduling, programming and administration of the Great Expectations program
  • Lead focused work in two areas: a community voice engagement project and the Great Opportunities Scholarship Fund

o These projects will be co-created with youth, families, Interfaith Outreach staff, partner organizations and other external stakeholders


Schedule Requirements: June 7 – August 14, 2021. 35 hours per week. For the Food Shelf/Program Communications member, required hours include Mondays from 8-10 a.m. and Tuesdays from 1-6 p.m.


Required Qualifications Include:

  • Must be 18 years of age by your start date; a US citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien; and a high school graduate (or equivalent)
  • Must pass mandatory background checks conducted by the program
  • Must not have served four or more prior terms of service with AmeriCorps State or National
  • Willingness to commit to a full term of service
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with professional computer skills and confidence using computers. Comfort and experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel), Google Docs, completing internet searches and navigating resources online, completing data entry, experience with using email regularly (including sending attachments), comfort with database and software use, and experience with using videoconferencing software and attending trainings online
  • Desire to affect systems change at the ground level; ability to connect the small details to the bigger picture
  • Ability to build relationships and work with people of different cultures and backgrounds
  • Access to regular, reliable transportation


Candidate Characteristics:

To be successful as AmeriCorps member at Interfaith Outreach, the ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics and traits:

  • A deep commitment and passion to Interfaith Outreach’s mission and work
  • A generator of new ideas and approaches while honoring the organization’s rich history
  • A versatile person who can work successfully in a broad array of organizational settings
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with a focus on equity and inclusion
  • Highly skilled at communication and collaboration
  • Able to work effectively with volunteers
  • Strong advocate for people living in poverty and social justice work
  • Creative with the ability to think out of the box
  • Approachable and a good listener
  • An authentic leader who serves as a role model to staff, student interns and fellow colleagues with a transparent approach; ability to earn esteem and confidence of the leadership team

Interested candidates should apply at:

Interfaith Outreach values a diverse work environment. People of color and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Interfaith Outreach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position begins June 7, 2021 and ends August 14, 2021.
763-489-7500 Human Resources

United States