Join our Volunteer Leadership Team!
MINN is a volunteer-led organization and our mission is made possible by the efforts of a dedicated, talented volunteer workforce. Volunteering with MINN is a great way to meet fellow international practitioners, learn from your peers, and gain valuable experience and connections. We are currently seeking new volunteer team leads to advance volunteer programming for our annual Summit event, Program, and MINN Fellows volunteer teams:
- Summit Co-Chair: Our Summit Co-Chairs oversee the planning of MINN's annual Summit conference. This involves managing and helping to recruit a volunteer team and overseeing their work (across the areas of speaker recruitment, marketing, logistics, registration, and more) as well as managing the event budget. Co-Chairs serve as a liaison between the MINN Board and Summit team volunteers. Summit Co-Chairs have the chance to contribute to and continue to grow an established conference of approximately 200-250 attendees, recognized as an important annual gathering of Minnesota's international development professionals. Co-Chairs should be skilled at project management and event planning; have a familiarity with Google Drive, experience working as a member of a team, and international development experience is preferred.
- Program Co-Chair: Program Co-Chairs manage MINN's programs throughout the year, including educational and networking events, Executive Roundtables, and Talk and Tours of local INGOs, largely through supervision of volunteers. Co-Chairs assist with the recruitment and onboarding of new volunteers. Co-Chairs serve as a liaison between the MINN Board and Program team volunteers. Program Co-Chairs will determine events of interest to the MINN community and ensure their promotion and execution. Co-Chairs should be skilled at project management and event planning; have a familiarity with Google Drive, experience working as a member of a team, and international development experience is preferred.
- Fellows Co-Chair: Commitment to the goals of the MINN Fellows Program: 1) Foster diverse viewpoints; 2) Encourage professional enrichment; 3) Pursue networking opportunities; 4) Build long lasting relationships; 5) Elevate voices and pass the microphone. Fellows Co-Chairs participate in recruiting and onboarding the new MINN Fellows cohort in the fall. In addition, Co-Chairs facilitate two public events per year for MINN Fellows as well as two to three in-person, group meetings with the Fellows. Throughout the duration of the fellowship, Co-Chairs provide regular support and feedback to MINN Fellows. Co-Chairs serve as a liaison between the MINN Board and Fellows team volunteers. Co-Chairs should be relationship-focused with the ability to act as a connector for Fellows to opportunities, networks, and individuals; Equity centered: ability to identify blind spots in MINN Fellows programming and hold team to high standards in diversity, equity, and inclusion; project management; event planning; experience working as a member of a team; familiarity with Google Drive; comfortable with various forms of virtual communications; international development experience preferred.
General Requirements: All Co-Chairs will be expected to commit to a year's term and to attend monthly committee meetings, which will take place on the third Wednesday evening of each month. Co-Chairs can expect to spend about 10-20 hours volunteering each month (Summit co-chairs can expect a busier peak as Summit approaches in the months of September and October, with a much lower time commitment after that).
Benefits: All Co-Chairs receive a complimentary MINN membership as well as opportunities to network and work closely with, and receive support from, MINN Board Members. Co-Chairs are well-placed to apply as MINN Board Members in the future if they are interested. Co-chairs also have the chance to benefit from MINN's network and connections and build their understanding of the international development community in Minnesota.
To Apply: If you are interested in one or more of these leadership positions, please briefly answer the below questions and send your responses along with your Resume or link to your LinkedIn Profile in an email indicating your interest in the specific position(s) to Brita Midness, Volunteer Manager at [email protected]:
- Why are you interested in serving as a MINN volunteer Co-Chair?
- What do you hope to learn from this leadership opportunity and what do you bring to this position that is uniquely yours to offer?
- What has your experience been with MINN to date (for example, have you attended Summit, served as a volunteer, etc)?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Brita at [email protected]
Deadline: March 16, 2020