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Fellow, Community Engagement & Impact

Post Date:May 10, 2021Type:Full time
Start Date:June 7, 2021Salary:$16.00/hour - $20.00/hour
Location: United States - Minnesota - St. Paul Job Reference:FELLO01250
Job Description:

Position Information:

  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Location: St. Paul, MN or remote (anywhere within the U.S.A.)
  • Start Date: June 7, 2021 – May 27, 2022 (1 year fellowship)
  • Compensation: $16/hour - $20/hour (salary will be based on individual's education and/or relevant experience)


Fellow, Community Engagement:

As the Community Engagement Fellow, you will be joining a multi-faceted team whose mission is to create more relevant, inclusive and impactful community engagement in order grow new and diverse Audiences. You will have a direct hand in the following:

  • Build new connections and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with BIPOC Influencers and community organizations
  • Support impact evaluations and assessments to better understand our Audiences and gain insights to make data-driven decisions
  • Synthesize data and insight information into clearly-articulated oral and/or written presentations and recommendations


Key Learning Goals:

  1. Build new contacts and relationships with BIPOC Influencers and community organizations
  2. Learn to manage multiple community stakeholders projects e.g. create a community meeting agenda with a measurable outcome, facilitate meetings with multiple community stakeholder to find common goals, execute complex community projects to benefit MPR|APM's public mission
  3. Develop strong analytical skills with the ability to do basic research such as literature reviews and impact evaluation



  • Assist in planning and executing outreach and training projects. (Outreach e.g. MPR News' In Focus series, Training e.g. MPR News Journalist training)
  • Serve as an ambassador and point of contact for MPR|APM to BIPOC community influencers and organizations. (e.g. Implement new partnerships and maintain existing partnerships with LPFM radio stations and BIPOC media groups)
  • Assist with synthesizing, summarizing listening session surveys and presenting it to an internal and external Audience



  • Partial subsidy for onsite parking or public transportation
  • Eligible to accrue sick time off
  • Eligible for health insurance as required under the ACA



  • Participate in robust on-boarding experience
  • Professional development: on-the-job training, intercultural development assessment, formal performance review feedback sessions, etc.
  • Participate in brown bag sessions to gain broader perspective of the organization


Required Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master or Doctorate degree OR at least 2 years of relevant professional experience
  • Some college course in the humanities or social science or equivalent experience
  • Experience listening to and engaging diverse communities with multiple community stakeholders
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues in multiple departments/divisions
  • Passion for inclusion, community engagement and news and music
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to do basic research such as literature reviews
  • Diversity and inclusion experience and cross-cultural competency
  • Skill in planning, development, and fulfillment of successful multi-faceted, multi-stakeholder projects
  • Strong attention to detail, accurate and thorough
  • Ability to learn new software and digital applications as required
  • Experience with social media


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience evaluating program impact or some college courses in evaluation and assessment e.g. analyzing surveys, reviewing macro data charts and drawing insights.
  • One or more years of working directly with BIPOC groups


Next Step in the Application:

In addition to your skills and knowledge, we want to get to know you in the application process. In addition to your resume, please include a cover letter (of no more than 1 page) with answers to the following:

  • What professional skills would you like to add to your toolbox in the months and years to come to grow in your career field?
  • Where do you see yourself professionally in five-years and how will this role help you achieve that goal?

* Indicate you saw this position on JournalismNext.com when applying.

Contact Information
Minnesota Public Radio
Alicia Tran
480 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
United States
Ph: 6512901305
Email/URL: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/AME1098APMG/JobBoard/4b7ae4eb-a67b-4318-80fc-6d9467f9c542/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=70711597-2bfb-4f4d-a245-de25c0977ce2&sourceId=49a812da-1c06-4e3d-83d9-1db4dbcebcda

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