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Activities Instructor

Minnesota Independence College and Community
Minneapolis, MN
  • Expired: September 28, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Purpose Statement

The Activities Instructor is responsible for planning, coordinating, and guiding of social opportunities. This position works directly with participants in a mentoring capacity by leading on/off campus programming to encourage social engagement in the community.

Schedule: Tues- Saturday 1:00pm-9:30pm

Salary: $40,000.00-$42,000.00

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.
  • Provide activities development for the MICC Social Program to ensure a variety of opportunities are provided to create excitement, enhance interpersonal growth, and increase participant engagement
  • Assist in the resolution of participant issues and concerns referring issues to Advisors and Supervisors as appropriate
  • Foster positive relationships between participants
  • Demonstrate independent decision-making, planning and follow through
  • Maintain effective and professional communication inside and outside of MICC
  • Maintain confidentiality and promote respect for all MICC participants, staff, families, and others
  • Record student information and evaluate student performance electronically as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Areas of Responsibility

Activity Development
  • Be involved in the planning and execution of evening and weekend socials, staying relevant in metro area and tailoring experiences to meet the needs of our students
  • Develop on/off campus activities and excursions within an established budget to review with Activities Supervisor
  • Propose an activity schedule to the Activities Supervisor
  • Oversee and monitors the participation and registration process for activities center and excursion access
  • Collaborate with the Operations Specialist to determine transportation needs to support programming
  • Ensure assigned competencies are achieved by students, recording and evaluating progress regularly
  • Be a lead on shift and communicate program updates to Activity Assistants in the absence of the Activities Supervisor
  • Collaborate and communicate with other pods as necessary for student competency development
  • Work within given budget to plan monthly student engagement
  • Develop plans for program diversity and activity variety

Activity Programming
  • Innovate and lead activity programming for Community and College participants ensuring age-appropriate activities offered
  • Prepare and setup programming materials needed prior to activity
  • Mentor participants for peer led clubs to support growth in leadership skills
  • Support excursion offerings including purchasing of tickets, arranging of transportation and supervision of MICC participants
  • Ensures documentation and receipts are submitted for tracking
  • Monitor participant attendance and engagement in Caseworthy, and Microsoft Office systems to prepare department reports
  • Distribute and collect waivers if programming requires for participant engagement
  • Document activities by taking photos and drafting a summary to be used for communications via social media platforms and newsletters
  • Staff Family Weekends and summer programs offered to potential future MICC students that may be outside normal hours
  • Provide elective course instruction in categories around the T.E.A.C.H framework as needed, including subbing for elective instructors as needed
  • Ensuring proper closing procedures are followed including but not limited to cleaning, supply restocking, activity center maintenance and locking of the facilities

Participant Support
  • Provide participant support as it relates to accommodations in social engagement and de-escalation of behaviors
  • Educate participants in the surrounding areas of Richfield, Bloomington and Edina including ongoing education in public transportation to support independence
  • Become cross trained to support College Program delivery of medication, nightly rounds, and other closing procedures
  • Be involved in the planning and execution of evening and weekend socials, staying relevant in metro area activities and tailoring experiences to meet the needs of our students
  • Enforce PBIS practices through verbal and written communications with participants
  • Facilitate monthly participant meetings to collect data to provide activity ideas
  • Transporting participants in 15 passenger van
  • Understand participant plans as it relates to legal and medical information
  • Act as a first responder while on duty to report significant events to Program Directors when necessary, and coordinate responses to emergency personnel
  • Manage the activity cell phones to ensure contact information for all participants is accurate and the phone is with a point throughout the evening and weekend hours to support participant needs as they arise


Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to identify and assist in solving problems using strong organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse population
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility and good judgment
  • Maintain confidentiality of organizational, employee and student information
  • Demonstrate professionalism in work performance and communication with others
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude and ability to make learning fun
  • Creative and problem solving oriented

Qualifications - Education & Experience
  • B.A., B.S. in Youth Work, Parks and Recreation Administration, Social Science, Psychology, Special Education, or working toward such a degree or possess equivalent experience.
  • Experience in working with young adults with ASD and/or learning differences is highly desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and mobile application communication.
  • Must have a current driver's license with a good driving record

Minnesota Independence College and Community


7501 Logan Ave South

Minneapolis, MN
55423 USA