By Ruby Oluoch
Pollen Launches Online Store & Patreon
with Dave Beal
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) is the largest state association of nonprofits in the United States with over 2,300 members from across Minnesota. With a mission to inform, promote, connect, and strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector, MCN is committed to building the capacity of nonprofits across greater Minnesota, and elevating the sector’s influence among local policymakers, funders, and the public.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to address issues facing the sector. The organization accomplishes its mission in five ways: education and professional development, research on nonprofit sector trends and tax and budget issues, public policy, cost savings partnerships, and local, state, and federal advocacy. MCN is dedicated to enhancing and improving cultural humility, intentionally creating inclusive and accessible spaces, and working to end disparities in power, money, access, and resources within the nonprofit sector and in government decision-making at the local, state, and federal levels.
The Research Manager advances MCN’s mission by ensuring nonprofits, policymakers, funders, media, and the public have the information and resources needed to co-create the conditions for nonprofits’ success. As a part of MCN’s policy team, the research manager plays a key role in MCN’s efforts to increase the nonprofit sector’s influence on public policy decisions and expand nonprofit access to systems of power, money, and decision-making spaces.
This position is responsible for: conducting research and analysis on critical sector issues; developing and disseminating information to nonprofit organizations, policymakers, and the public through written, web-based, and briefing formats; building and mobilizing support for policy initiatives; and advocating and lobbying on issues of importance to the nonprofit sector and the people it serves.
The right candidate will share MCN’s dedication to enhancing and improving cultural humility, intentionally creating inclusive and accessible spaces, and working to end disparities in power, money, access, and resources within the nonprofit sector and in government decision-making at the local, state, and federal levels.
For strongest consideration, apply by February 20; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Functions and Tasks:
Original Research (40%)
Public Policy Advocacy (40%)
MCN values a commitment to learning, curiosity, and self-directed work beyond what is outlined in a formal job description that mutually supports the professional growth of its employees and benefits the organization. In addition to primary duties and departmental work, all positions at MCN are encouraged to engage in work such as participation in organizational committees or projects that advance MCN’s collective strategic and/or operations goals.
Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience and Skills
Not sure you meet all requirements? Let us decide! Research shows that members of under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Benefits: Health and dental insurance, retirement plan (including employer contribution and match), Section 125 (flex) plan, long-term disability, life insurance, sick and safe time, vacation plus personal days and summer hours, paid holidays, paid parenting leave.
Hours: MCN’s office hours are 8:30 am through 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Some work schedule flexibility may be explored with this position’s supervisor.
Location: MCN values the importance of place-based roles in developing and sustaining relationships within communities in Minnesota and supporting Minnesota’s statewide economy. This position requires the employee to reside in Minnesota and work frequently at MCN’s St. Paul office.
Telework arrangements within Minnesota may be explored with this position’s supervisor and HR. Due to the complexity of varying state labor and tax laws across the United States, work outside of Minnesota is generally not permitted.
Other: The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is recognized as an Employer of National Service with the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, disability (including those related to pregnancy or childbirth), membership or non-membership in a labor organization, sexual orientation, size, status with regard to public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under local, state or federal statute, ordinance or regulation.
January 18th, 25th, & February 1st 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m
This winter, MHC will be hosting a timely virtual course, Woman, Life, Freedom: The Iranian Women’s Revolution in Transnational Context, with Dr. Yalda Hamidi from Minnesota State University-Mankato. The Iranian Feminist Movement of the moment is the first female-led movement in the Middle East and the world, which received global support and transnational solidarities, and incited several national and regional feminist resistance movements in Afghanistan, Turkey, India, and more. Understanding this movement can change our knowledge of the “other women” and how we perceive them in America and will challenge how we locate our feminist demand here in Minnesota.
This virtual course will meet for three weeks, and participants will learn more about Iranian history and culture, women’s rights in Iran, and the current women’s revolution, using pre-assigned readings and primary resources to guide their discussions. Key speakers will also be involved in each session to contribute their perspectives and engage participants in conversation.
Dr. Yalda Hamidi is Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at Minnesota State University. She writes about the experiences of Iranian and Muslim women’s experiences of war and violence. At MNSU Mankato, Yalda teaches transnational feminism, feminist pedagogy, and queer identities courses. Yalda aspires to share women’s stories worldwide with her students, readers, and on social media.
January 18, 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
January 25, 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
February 1, 2023 – 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Registration for all 3 sessions is $30. Learn more and register here: https://www.mnhum.org/…/online-woman-life…/2023-01-18/
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to partner with the McKnight Foundation to offer two fellowships to mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field. Applications for the 2023 McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists are open December 15, 2022–March 1, 2023. 2023 Fellowship Benefits Include:
The program is designed to award Minnesota book artists who have created a substantial body of work over a sustained period of time and are at a stage in their career that is beyond emerging. Minnesota Center for Book Arts values a culture of equity and inclusion and encourages artists with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.
SEEKING QUALIFIED CANDIDATES
POSITION: Manager of Public Space Engagement
SALARY RANGE: $50-60,000 (exempt, salaried position), effective immediately, plus potential annual bonus
REPORT TO: Lisa Middag, Director of Public Space Engagement
DEADLINE: Ongoing; interviews will begin in January 2023 until the position is filled
THIS POSITION COULD BE FOR YOU IF…
Responsible for managing a wide range of placemaking and activation that happens primarily in outdoor public spaces downtown. This work is centered in our organizational goals around supporting an inclusive downtown and addressing public space challenges in innovative ways to both develop new and adapt and implement existing public space engagement programs, including, but not limited to:
Program Planning and Implementation—This position manages the ideation, program development, and implementation (including program layout, setup, servicing, and tear down) of public space engagement activities throughout downtown. This position will:
Collaboration and Partnership—This position requires deep collaboration with both internal and external partners to develop and refine our programs, including:
The DID is a business funded non-profit that leads and collaborates to make downtown safer, cleaner and greener. The mission of DID is to preserve and enhance a vital and attractive downtown Minneapolis for the people who invest in, work, shop, visit and live here. Our flagship operational program is the Downtown Ambassador program—those people who wear the dark blue and tennis ball yellow uniforms and provide outstanding customer service on the streets of downtown. We convene people across sectors and jurisdictions to work on downtown issues, develop innovative solutions to complex public space challenges.
DID and mdc are equal employment opportunity employers and do not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital, family, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws. The DID and mdc are committed to recruiting and hiring qualified
individuals without regard to protected status and encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for open positions.
EMPLOYER OF RECORD
DID’s administrative services (offices spaces, systems, staff, etc.) are provided to DID via a services agreement with the mpls downtown council (the “mdc”). This position will be an employee of the mdc serving to implement the DID. The mdc shares the same primary mission for downtown Minneapolis.
Please send a letter of interest and your CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pollen is a media arts nonprofit that harnesses the power of narrative change to build towards a society that is free, just, and loving.
Written By Melanie Walby
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