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Volunteers, Internships & Service Projects
Every new Volunteer (including coaches/referees), Intern or Community Service Worker needs to complete the profile that is linked below. This profile will give us everything we need to know about you, your contact information, what you are looking to do, and your availability.
We are always in need of willing people to help out at any number of events or programs throughout the year. Sometimes it's helping a kid for an hour with school work, taking tickets at the Burger Battle or helping out at a Kick it Back event. Please let us know where your interest lies within the organization!
We need coaches who can train at least two days a week with indoor games on the weekends.
Experienced referees needed to manage indoor soccer games - (this could be a paid position) Should have own equipment and be certified to be considered for paid status otherwise its volunteer only.
If you are willing to volunteer, we will find a spot for you!
Open TSF Positions
- Job Title: Director of Prog Eval, Research & Grants Management
- Position Type: Full Time
- Level/Salary Range: Compensation commensurate with education and experience
The Sanneh Foundation is a nationally recognized youth development advancement organization with programs focused on education, health, wellness and community in the Twin Cities metro area, St. Cloud and Rochester Minnesota.
The Director of Program Evaluation, Research, and Grants Management will lead the implementation of high quality, responsive and timely activities that support the internal operations and program functions of The Sanneh Foundation. The Director will be responsible for providing strategic direction and research for TSF’s program design evaluation, outcomes assessment and it’s fundraising through institutional and governmental grants.
The Director must have a strong base of leadership and technical skills that can be flexibly adapted to meet the needs of many different internal and external stakeholders. The director must understand the unique responsibilities and accountabilities of a growing, collaborative organization, and provide clear leadership; communicate effectively; and work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy both individually and as part of a diverse team.
50% of this job will be writing grants.
Role and Responsibilities
Program Evaluation Responsibilities
- Gain insight and build collaborative relationships with senior and program leadership.
- Involvement in design, documentation, evaluation and reporting on program implementation in TSF programs.
- Participates in the overall senior leadership team.
- Design data collection protocol and instrumentation necessary to conduct formative assessments for evaluation of program impact and program improvement.
- Design data collection protocol and instrumentation necessary to conduct summative assessments for evaluation of program impact and program improvement.
- Develops quality assurance and monitoring procedures for ensuring data quality and integrity.
- Works with program staff to design program models that are evidence based and measurable.
- Review and lead upgrades in current databases in use for evaluation and outcomes.
- Conduct reviews of program-related documents, data files, published information and official reports.
- Identify research based, “best practices” program improvements working closely with program staff.
- Provide training to staff on different evaluation aspects.
- Draft written reports and presentations related to evaluation process and findings.
- Prepare for and leads meetings and presentations in a professional and effective manner.
Grant Management Responsibilities
- Supports the Founder and CEO in establishing and communicating grant funding priorities that are consistent with the strategic direction of TSF.
- Monitors funding trends and identifies, researches, analyzes and recommends grant sources that apply to the strategic priorities of TSF Manages staff and consulting individuals to support the TSF grant plan and activities.
- Designs and ensures that the staff and processes are in place for effective and efficient development and submission of grant applications and proposals.
- Responsible for management and submission of all interim and final grant reports consistent with executed grant agreements.
- May serve as a liaison with program officers from federal, state and local agencies and grant making foundations during the development process.
- Provides support to senior leadership and staff in the development process and ensures the quality of final proposal submissions to granting organizations.
- Facilitates meetings between program staff and leadership to ensure the accuracy and attractiveness of TSF proposals to granting organizations.
- Leads the communication process on grants progress to TSF boards, leadership and staff on a timely basis.
- Edits and periodically will write proposals as necessary to fund or initiate research evaluation or special projects.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Education and Experience
- A bachelor’s degree
- Proof of completion of coursed or classes in program evaluation and grant funding.
- Experience in a leadership position
Skills, Competencies and other Requirements
- 3-5 year’s experience in design and implementation of processes for program evaluation
- 3-5 year’s experience in grant preparation and administration in youth development, education or related fields
- Experience in fundraising, database management and/or prospect research
The above is intended to describe the general content and requirements for the performance of this job. This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements
- Job Title: Dreamline Director
- Work Hours: Monday-Friday (occasional evenings & weekends)
- Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
- Position Type: Full-Time (80 hrs/pp)
The Dreamline Director (“DD”) is primarily responsible for continuing the foundation’s mission to unite diverse communities and develop skills in disengaged and underserved youth leading to academic and life success. This objective is done through the foundation’s Dreamline program a combination of in-school academic support and after-school enrichment program activities are provided to students with the highest academic needs. The DD has direct responsibility for the success of the program. He/she ensures excellent program delivery, accurate and timely evaluation of results, effective management and development of Dreamline staff members and strong relationships with the supporting school district leaders, community partners and stakeholders.
Role and Responsibilities
- Develop and manage program budget including monthly expenditure reporting
- Hire, orient and assign program staff
- Develop/update staff training curriculum
- Manage staff training, development and performance evaluation
- Maintain strong relationships with school clients via routine communications
- Manage and evaluate partnership opportunities with community organizations
- Assist in development of marketing materials
- Assist in development of grant narratives
- Manage evaluation and reporting on progress towards funder requirements
- Manage on-going data collection, analysis and reporting on progress towards program outcomes
- Manage development and implementation of improvements to increase capacity and/or quality
- Develop and deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders
- Manage and participate in sport clinics and summer camps at partner sites
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Training and/or work experience with culturally, ethnically and socio-economically diverse populations.
- Strong written and oral communication skills applicable to internal and external audiences.
- Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, team environment.
- Strong computer and technological skills including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
- Experience managing, mentoring and developing entry level staff.
- Results-driven with a commitment to continuous improvement.
- 2 years minimum experience working in public/charter/private schools in underserved communities.
- 5 years minimum experience in managing youth development programs and staff including grants management and budget responsibility.
- Experience related to youth development staff training, curriculum development, and quality program assessments.
- Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Social Policy, or related field.
Please send a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to email@example.com
- Title: AmeriCorps Promise FellowPlacement Site: The Sanneh Foundation, 2090 Conway Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55119
Each year over 10,000 youth in Minnesota dropout of school, and Minnesota’s academic achievement gap has grown to be one of the largest in the nation. To address this challenge, Minnesota Alliance With Youth (the Alliance) works to support and invest in schools and communities looking to improve graduation rates. In particular, the Alliance enlists and supports AmeriCorps Promise Fellows at host schools and organizations across the state to promote positive youth outcomes and close the achievement and opportunity gaps, including graduation for all. Promise Fellows serve at their host sites, while working with Alliance Trainers and staff for support and guidance in order to fulfill their service through AmeriCorps.
The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) has several youth development programs, including Dreamline. Dreamline is grounded in the well-researched theory that students who develop powerful relationships with trusted adults begin to change attitudes toward school, themselves, and their future. TSF is searching for Promise Fellows to join a team of highly skilled Dreamline Coaches to offer in-school academic support and deliver afterschool enrichment and program activities. Targeting students who disengage academically and feel disconnected from school, Promise Fellows use relationship building to improve academic performance and self-efficacy. Fellows are also expected to participate in other Sanneh Foundation responsibilities as needed.
Promise Fellows tackle issues of educational equity by providing resources to increase high school graduation rates at schools across Minnesota. The Fellows serve at least 30 youth in grades 6 – 10 in communities that have the highest annual dropout rates and middle schools that feed into those high schools. Each Promise Fellow works with a site supervisor, data coach, and a youth success team comprised of supervisors, school social workers, and other school personnel to analyze data, make referrals, identify youth who need support, and connect the youth to resources and programs that will engage them in school and learning. This role ensures that youth receive access to caring adults, service and leadership opportunities, and high quality in and out of school support. The goal of the Fellow’s service is to build relationships with youth and support them to engage in school.
Essential Functions: Promise Fellows will support and deliver a variety of activities to support students. These activities include:
- Build and foster strong relationships with their selected students.
- Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth in grades 6 – 10 will experience academic gains.
- Meet regularly with Youth Success Team to review data and identify youth to serve; track student progress; and determine which interventions to connect to individual students or groups of students.
- Develop and organize service learning projects that engage youth participants in civic engagement and leadership activities.
- Recruit and/or support community volunteers, including family members, to work with youth participants in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, civic engagement, and college/career exploration.
- Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students targeted for needing assistance as determined through the multi-tiered system of support approach; promote positive behavior expectations.
- Maintain program records, complete ongoing youth assessments and submit weekly and monthly reports using an online database system with support from site supervisor and site coordinator.
- Develop and execute a professional development plan for the service year and life after AmeriCorps.
- Participate in all required Alliance, AmeriCorps, and Host Site meetings and assignments.
- Support teachers and other school and community members to determine the best local dropout prevention strategies, including how community volunteers will help address the needs of the targeted youth.
- Organize field trips and other special events to make learning and being at school more engaging and relevant to youth who are disengaged and at risk of dropping out.
- During the summer months, assist in the coaching at The Sanneh Foundation’s free summer soccer camps, assist in the programming at Conway Recreation Center, and assist with Dreamline program wrap-up and preparation for the coming year.
- Must be at least 18 years old*
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National or have status as a Lawful Permanent Resident Alien
- Please note that final candidates will be required to successfully pass background checks before being officially enrolled by Minnesota Alliance With Youth.
- Interest in youth, service, education, and non-profit work
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to deal effectively with a variety of tasks, priorities, and people in order to meet goals
- Ability to work effectively with people of a variety of backgrounds and cultures
- Self-motivated, able to work in a team, take initiative and work independently
- Able to present oneself in a highly professional manner and be an ambassador of the program
Please note: Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full-time or have another full-time position and serve with the Alliance; Promise Fellows must serve in a full time capacity for a minimum of 40 hours per week during their term of service.
- Associate's Degree or Bachelor of Arts Degree in community or youth development, education, or related field
- Volunteer experience and desire to develop a strong ethic of service
- Experience working collaboratively with youth and adults
- Commitment to positive youth development
- Initiative to see and follow through with “next steps” to be taken
- Ability to resolve conflicts and help students practice conflict resolution skills
- Ability to advocate for youth and provide referral information when appropriate
Typical Work Environment
- Able to work at a computer for up to 8 hours per day
- Able to work in environment that is noisy with many young people and adults demanding attention
- Able to work independently as well as on teams
- Work setting may include working in a cubicle and/or sharing office and computer with other members/staff
As a full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve 1720 hours (minimum) from September 1st to July 31st and receive:
- Modest Living Allowance (approximately $574 twice per month, pre-tax = $1,148.00 per month)
- Health and Dental Insurance;
- Qualified Student Loan Forbearance;
- Qualified Childcare Assistance;
- $5,815 Education Award upon successful completion of service;
- Ongoing, extensive support and training.
To Apply: Please visit https://mnyouth.net/ to complete the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow online application. Complete the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow online application on the Alliance’s website. If you have any questions during the application process, please contact:
Thomas Toley, Program Manager (Twin Cities Metro), firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-690-4855 ext.3
Sovatha Oum, Program Manager (Twin Cities Metro), email@example.com or 651-690-4855 ext.3
Leanna Larson, Program Manager (Rochester), firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-328-5176
- We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
- This position may not displace another employee or position in any way.
- Reasonable accommodations provided upon request for interviews and service activities.
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Job Description: Dreamline Coach
Location: St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job Type: Full-Time, 8.5 hrs./day
Hours: Monday - Friday, some weekends
Job Category: Youth development
Program Activity: Education related
The Sanneh Foundation – Dreamline
Dreamline: Mentoring and tutoring underperforming students to re-engage with school so they can achieve academic goals and success in life.
The Sanneh Foundation (TSF) has several youth development programs, including Dreamline. Dreamline is grounded in the well-researched theory that students who develop powerful relationships with trusted adults begin to change attitudes toward school, themselves, and their future. In partnership with public schools in the Twin Cities area, Dreamline Coaches are intentionally engaging low-performing students by making deep and meaningful connections.
Program Goal: Improve academic performance and self-efficacy, classroom and school engagement, and school climate.
General Position Description
The Sanneh Foundation is hiring full-time Dreamline coaches to join a highly skilled youth development team. Dreamline coaches support disengaged/under-performing students with in-school academic support, afterschool homework help, and enrichment activities. Dreamline coaches build relationships with students and provide academic interventions and mentoring.
- Support students who are on your focus list to build academic skills across core courses
- Lead specific intervention or support classes with small groups of students
- Utilize academic data to address needs of target students
- Advocate for students to academically to redo, improve, or revise assignments and/or tests
Mentoring: Socio-emotional and Behavior
- Build and maintain positive relationships with students, teachers, and other school staff
- Leverage student relationships to effectively de-escalate and resolve conflict
- Build student social skills to navigate adult relationships
- Help students navigate school and the school system
School Engagement: *Reconnect Students with School
- Create programming after school tailored to student interests
- Recruit students to participate in after-school enrichment programs and activities
- Provide opportunities for youth voice
- Encourage students to interact with, learn from, and teach across peer groups
- Engage students in a service-learning leadership project centered around school and social change
- Plan and implement program activities to develop leadership skills
Dreamline Program responsibilities
- Attend all scheduled classes, meetings, training, and one-on-one coaching sessions
- Collect required student data accurately and enter into the online data system weekly
- Attend Dreamline Orientation in August and professional development training throughout the school year
- Use data to inform intentional academic and mentoring interventions with students on your focus list
- Participate in The Sanneh Foundation events as required
Education and Experience
- High School diploma or GED
- A. or equivalent experience, preferably in youth development, education, counseling, sociology, psychology, or relevant fields preferred
- Coaching sports or teaching an extracurricular activity (dance, spoken word, stepping, etc.)
- Lived or work experience with American Indian, urban and immigrant youth
- Knowledge of youth development concepts, frameworks, and theories
- Commitment to strengths and asset-based values in youth development work
- Familiarity with mentoring and tutoring strategies for racially and ethnically diverse students
- Manage groups of students in and out of classroom settings
- Build meaningful relationships with and between students and staff
- Resolve conflict and help students practice conflict resolution skills
- Motivate and inspire students to take initiative and advance their academic endeavors
- Identify students’ individual learning style and develop strategies to be effective
- Accurately collect data to measure program impact and interventions
- Lead a group of students to develop and implement a social change project in their school
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references to Dreamline Program office at, email@example.com
When writing your cover letter please consider the following questions:
- Why do you want to serve with Dreamline?
- What motivates you to do youth work?
- What experiences have prepared you for service with American Indian, urban and immigrant youth targeting academic and behavioral needs?