The Resources and Referral Specialist will coordinate and lead a network of campus and external services to mitigate issues of homelessness, hunger, health, child care and housing affecting MCTC students. Responsibilities include but, not limited to:
Act as primary campus expert on issues of hunger, homelessness and community social service systems.
Organize and facilitate Food Pantry.
Plan, organize and lead resource fairs, food and clothing drives and other related campus events. Organize poverty summits, student speaker's bureau, hunger, and homelessness awareness events. Provide guidance and direction to faculty to create service learning projects.
Provide crisis referral support for students in collaboration with MCTC Counselors and Boynton Health Service on campus.
Work experience and/or combination of education and work experience in areas related to Student Services, Admissions, records management and/or post-secondary education.
Experience in assessing individuals in order to provide appropriate services or referrals to meet their needs.
Ability to understand the interrelationships of student services with other college programs and divisions.
Knowledge of computer capabilities, data processing, standard statistical techniques, and research reporting in order to prepare reports, letters and memos.
Experience with coordination of people, resources and services.
Experience working with diverse and underserved populations.
Demonstrates an ongoing understanding of cultural fluency. Incorporates culturally responsive practices, and actively engages in antiracism professional development learning opportunities.
Current and former employees of Minneapolis College must be in good standings for consideration.
Minneapolis College is one of the largest and most diverse two-year colleges in Minnesota, serving students in credit and noncredit programs. Minneapolis College enrolls 56% students of color. As a comprehensive public community and technical college, Minneapolis College offers 114 credentials in 44 liberal arts and career and technical programs. The College has strong ties to corporate and industry partners that help fund student scholarships, provide state-of-the-art training and equipment, and offer internship and employment opportunities to the College's graduates.
Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State colleges and universities system. With 24 two year colleges and seven state universities. Minnesota State is the largest provider of higher education in the state of Minnesota and the fifth largest system of higher education in the country. Minnesota State is committed to ensuring access to an extraordinary education for all Minnesotans; being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota's workforce and community needs; and delivering to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value, most affordable higher education option.
The safety of all members of the Minneapolis College campus community is of vital concern. Resources including the current Annual Compliance and Security Report are available from Minneapolis College Public Safety, located at https://minneapolis.edu/student-services/public-safety.
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is a public two-year college located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. MCTC enrolls nearly 15,000 credit students annually and is an active partner in initiatives designed to strengthen the social, economic and cultural vitality of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Created in 1996, under the umbrella of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, MCTC is the result of the merger of two institutions: a technical college with a long history of vocational education dating back to 1914 and an open-enrollment community college established in 1965. Currently, the spacious campus covers 21.6 acres of land and recent expansions include a new state-of-the-art Science Center, culinary kitchen and dining hall and outdoor plaza.