Full Time

Hourly wage $22-25, depending on qualifications

Healthy Community Initiative (HCI) is a community-based organization whose mission is to foster collaborative Rice County communities that empower youth, strengthen families, and build community.

HCI works with community partners to foster collaboration and support community-driven efforts that benefit youth and families. HCI strives to build the capacity of the community to serve its young people more effectively.

HCI seeks a full-time coordinator to lead youth-focused initiatives in the Faribault community.


Amplify Youth Voice in the Faribault School District 

  • The Youth Engagement Coordinator will work with the Faribault Public Schools (FPS) to support youth in grades 6-12 serving on a variety of district committees, including the School Board and District Youth Council, engaging in discussions and providing input as decisions are made that impact students’ experience and outcomes.
  • Facilitate the marketing, recruitment, placement, training, communication and ongoing support of youth participants on school district boards and committees
  • Lead effective communication with and provide training and support to FPS staff and leadership who are hosting youth on district committees 
  • Convene the FPS District Youth Council twice per month, engaging students in thoughtful discussion regarding strengths and challenges of the FPS education system
  • Assist students in sharing feedback about barriers and challenges and ideas for solutions with School Board members and district administrators
  • Facilitate youth involvement in and planning for twice-per-year youth data summits; support youth to compile and share feedback with administrators that drives system level change to promote improved outcomes for students
  • Ensure youth voice is represented during the interview processes for key school district positions

Faribault Youth on Boards Program

  • The Youth Engagement Coordinator will work with the City of Faribault, the Faribault Chamber of Commerce, and multiple nonprofit organizations to create opportunities for youth in grades 10-12 to serve on a variety of boards and commissions.
  • Facilitate the marketing, recruitment, placement, training, communication and ongoing support of youth participants
  • Perform outreach, training, and technical assistance to organizations hosting youth on boards and commissions to create welcoming spaces for youth
  • Assist students in providing regular feedback, ideas, and solutions to the City of Faribault and the leadership of the organizations with which they serve
  • Expand the number of organizations providing positions for youth annually

Prevention Partners for Healthy Youth (PPHY)

  • The Youth Engagement Coordinator will work with engaged partners including; Faribault Public Schools, Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition, HealthFinders Collaborative, Somali Community Resettlement Services, WAANO, and other interested parties to engage youth in grades 6-12 in the work of the PPHY initiative. 
  • Facilitate the marketing, recruitment, placement, training, communication and ongoing support of youth participants
  • Assist students in providing regular feedback, ideas, and solutions to the PPHY Coordinator on how best to support youth in the Faribault community

Required qualities

  • 2-5 years of experience in youth development or related field
  • Ability to quickly build positive relationships with youth and adult partners
  • Passion for equity, social justice and working with diverse youth
  • Ability to maintain focus on long-range goals while simultaneously carrying out intermediate action steps
  • Ability to understand multiple diverse perspectives and build consensus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized with superior attention to detail
  • Familiarity with evaluation processes – data collection, analysis and continuous improvement
  • Capable of completing work on time in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude – excellent ability to multitask and troubleshoot issues
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work select evening and weekend hours
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and Google Suite
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota driver’s license and auto insurance and be able to travel throughout the Faribault community
  • Willingness to maintain the standards, carry out the purpose, and adhere to the policies of HCI
  • Maintenance of a cell phone is an expectation of employment

Preferred qualities

  • Familiarity with Rice County and its organizations
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Somali

Application review begins on September 15th. Interviews with qualified applicants will take place in late September.

Please apply online. In your cover letter please include the name, title, and contact information for three professional references.

Questions about the position may be directed to info@healthycommunityinitiative.org. Please reference “Youth Engagement Coordinator inquiry” in the subject line.

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