Summary

St. Paul Community Literacy Consortium (SPCLC) is seeking an individual who will provide facilitation and program management support amongst the Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) and the St. Paul Public School’s Adult Basic Education Program (Hubbs Center) who make up the SPCLC consortium. The primary responsibilities as a facilitator will be to support and promote collaboration within the consortium, transparency and shared accountability amongst the consortium’s membership and liaising wit

Description

Compensation: Salaried Position. This is a benefits eligible role which includes time off, medical, dental, and 401(k) with employer match.

Weekly Estimated Hours: 20 hours per week

Position Responsibilities

Governance Facilitation

  • Organize, facilitate and document consortium meetings (executive and governance) and other discussions amongst consortium members in ways that ensure positive relationships, and a collaborative spirit are maintained.
  • Facilitate, with the guidance from the consortium chair, in the planning, preparing and communication of governance and executive committees, including agendas, meeting summaries and working with committee leadership and agency staff.
  • Assist in development and implementation of required annual state Transitions Plans, five-year narrative and any other relevant initiatives.
  • Facilitate strategic planning for the consortium.

Consortium Management

  • Manage communications, marketing and outreach for SPCLC.
  • Identify and recommend staffing and resource needs regarding communications, marketing and outreach coordination and programmatic needs for the consortium.
  • Support the SPCLC team to calculate annual financial allocations for members, in consultation with Saint. Paul Public Schools, including annual award letters, tracking invoices, identifying any financial management issues, etc.
  • Support Saint Paul Public Schools and Literacy MN in the financial oversight for the SPCLC management budget and grant programs; coordinate preparation of financial and service reports.
  • Manage the development and submission of the annual ABE application to the state, five-year and federal competition applications, and any other documentation required by the state (this includes facilitation of quality assurance, state assurance and financial compliance activities).

Partnerships and Community Development

  • Build a strong relationship with the Department of Education (MDE) on behalf of SPCLC.
  • Assist with legislative the policy agenda and outreach with the state and federal government
  • Represent SPCLC in the larger community and in other partnerships

Other

  • Ensure approved project teams, created through a combination of consultants and SPCLC member staff or volunteers, to facilitate the objectives of are appropriately resourced and meeting necessary timelines.
  • Coordinate VISTA programming when needed.

Qualifications:

  • You have work experience in leadership roles, are self-reliant with a strong work ethic, can prioritize and inspire members and the community about the work of the SPCLC.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, facilitation and diplomacy skills, and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to plan effectively, implement, and monitor plans; has strategic thinking and planning skills and can prioritize and focus on what is important
  • Ability to work with widely diverse community groups and individuals, as well as MDE staff.
  • Thorough knowledge of Adult Basic Education (ABE) practice and policy in Minnesota, with at least 3-5 years of active experience; knowledge of workforce development and WIOA.
  • Familiarity with local and state workforce development system.
  • Good knowledge of financial management skills (Excel spreadsheets, state statute as affecting ABE funding, public school financial practices, ability to produce and read/analyze agency program budgets and audits, etc.).
  • Knowledge of and ability to conduct outreach/marketing, including maintenance of website and social media.
  • Strong familiarity with St. Paul, including education, community needs, inclusion, nonprofits, and local government.
  • Highly desirable: Knowledge of and experience with public policy and state legislative processes, and capacity to advocate effectively in these areas.
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