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Activities Assistant

Minnesota Independence College and Community


Organization Summary:

Minnesota Independence College and Community (MICC) is a human services organization for adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders.  We are a private non-profit focused on helping individuals to be as personally and financially independent as possible and to achieve their dreams in life!  


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Recreation, Sports, Leisure
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Full Time Salary: 31,000 - 33,000

Primary Duties:

Purpose Statement

The Activities Assistant is responsible for supporting member growth in social and interpersonal areas through engaged activities.
Essential Functions 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
• Follow best practices and established routines for activity design and implementation
• Demonstrate independent decision-making, planning and follow-through 
• Provide activities development for the MICC Community Program, ensuring a variety of opportunities are provided to members to create excitement, enhance interpersonal growth and increase member engagement 
• Foster positive relationships between participants
• Assist in resolution of member issues and concerns, referring issues to specialists, activities team and the Leadership teams as appropriate 
• Facilitate positive relationships with community partners and promote MICC whenever possible 
• Maintain confidentiality and promote respect for all MICC students, graduates, staff, families and others 
Areas of Responsibility
Activity Programming Duties
• Plan and implement innovative activities within an established budget 
• Communicate activities through monthly calendars in print and/or online, flyers (sign-up lists) or other methods to ensure complete and timely information is provided to Members
• Act as a first responder while on duty to report significant events to the Director of Community Programs and coordinate responses to emergency personnel and members of the Leadership Team when required
• Provide transportation to activities and supervise members while out in the community
• Attend family weekends, travel programming, and special events as needed
Day Programming Duties
• Collaborate with team staff to develop and implement supplemental social engagement services to individual members.
• Collaborate with team staff to develop and implement targeted small group learning labs and day programming activities in arts, technology, healthy living, or other various topics.
• Assist in departmental initiatives to develop new programming in the community and in the Community Center
Administrative and Operational Duties
• Prepare and present weekly activities planning logistics with the Social Engagement Coordinator to review risks, liabilities, staffing plans, and resources
• Utilize and update Activities Phone address book, Remind101 Databases, and other reminder systems as needed
• Collaborate with other activity employees to implement plans for event photography, video, or social media marketing efforts
• Ensure documentation is completed for activity attendance, engagement metrics, problem resolution, incident reports and personal issues that happen during scheduled shifts  
• Assist in operational tasks in the Community Center including securing the facility, activity clean-up, event preparations, and minor maintenance tasks as assigned


A Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Art Education, Outdoor Recreation, Community Education, Occupation Therapy or equivalent experience is required. Experience in working with adults with learning disabilities is highly desirable. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills are a must. A current driver’s license with a good driving record is required.


Additional Info:


Tuesday - Saturday 1:30 pm – 10:00 pm 

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
See Job Demands & Conditions Analysis attached for information on these factors for the position being described.
We offer a competitive compensation package which includes pay commensurate with experience, generous paid time off, health and dental benefits, health savings/flexible spending accounts, long term disability, term life and AD&D insurance and a matching 403b retirement savings plan.

How To Apply:

Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.
If you believe this rewarding opportunity is a match for your passion, skills and experience, please send your resume, along with a cover letter at email address.


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