MGCC is now accepting applications for a Program & Communications Coordinator. This position reports to MGCC’s Executive Director and Board of Directors.

Program and Communications Coordinator

As part of the District Council system of the City of Saint Paul, The Macalester-Groveland Community Council (MGCC) fosters citizen participation in government and community decisions that make our neighborhood a great place to live, work, learn, and play.  The Council helps to identify and organize around community-based initiatives, develops leadership among residents and strives to create social capital. The Macalester-Groveland Community Council also serves as a communication network in the neighborhood, providing information and resources to all stakeholders.

Description of the Role:

Participate on a collaborative team of staff and volunteers united to achieve the purpose and goals of the Macalester-Groveland Community Council through programming and communications. In addition to the principal functions described, there will likely be opportunities to participate in city-wide initiatives related to sustainability, transportation, community building and/or community engagement depending on the skills and interests of the successful candidate.

Principal Functions:

  1. Communications (45%)
  • Draft and format content for bi-weekly email newsletter as well as other regular communications
  • Submit bi-weekly updates to Villager newspaper
  • Draft content, solicit ads, and coordinate printing for Illuminator print newsletter (mailed 2x per year)
  • Collaborate with staff on various means of neighborhood communication and respond to calls and emails from neighbors on a variety of neighborhood and citywide issues.
  • Maintain and update community council website (WordPress)
  • Publicize community council events via additional channels (Facebook, Instagram, Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Villager, NextDoor, etc)
  1. Organizational Support (35%)
  • Assist in providing staff support for committees including logistics, assembling and distributing meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Assist other staff with regular administrative duties including record-keeping, annual fundraising, and correspondence.
  • Assist other staff with maintaining organizational database (Salesforce Nonprofit CRM), Google groups, calendars and shared documents.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
  1. Program and Event Management (20%)
  • Manage the Organics Recycling Drop-Off Site
    • Update memberships, distribute program materials
    • Communicate program updates, changes
    • Recruit and coordinate volunteers
    • Assist other staff and volunteers in maintaining safety, cleanliness, and accessibility of the site
  • Coordinate an established series of seasonal community-based programs with volunteer support (including garden awards, plant shares, neighborhood garage sales, among others)
    • Establish program timelines and tasks
    • Develop and distribute program materials
    • Recruit and coordinate volunteers
    • Develop communications content including flyers and articles
  • Coordinate annual events and smaller events throughout the year.
    • Smaller events could include forums or initiatives on a variety of topics, including transportation, land use, crime prevention, community building or environmental sustainability.

Position Details

Hours are negotiable between 30-40 hours/week.  Hiring salary range is $15-$18/hr.  Benefits include generous paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings match.  Schedule is flexible, including some evenings each month and occasional weekend events.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent time management skills including the ability to establish priorities, timelines and tasks to achieve project goals.
  • Ability to work independently while simultaneously maintaining a team focus
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a fast-paced environment, including creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • The ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously and track details for each
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills necessary for doing outreach and building community partnerships
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a nonprofit environment, often with volunteers
  • Skills in organizing and maintaining detailed records for reporting purposes
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Salesforce, Microsoft Office applications, Google suite, MailChimp, Dropbox, Canva (or other graphic design programs)
  • Interest or experience in community organizing or community engagement a plus

Application Information

For more information about MGCC, please visit  Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials as soon as possible and no later than February 21, 2021.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume (in PDF format) by email to with subject line “Attn: Hiring Committee”.

MGCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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