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Enterprise Academy Internship Opportunity

The Initiative Foundation is seeking applications for a paid internship ($15/hr) for a current or recent undergraduate/graduate to assist in the continued development of the Foundation’s Enterprise Academy program and contribute to the success of entrepreneurs from lower-income communities and communities of color. Studies in business, economics, political science, planning, public affairs or other related disciplines sought. Candidate should be experienced working with entrepreneurs, diverse populations, and working collaboratively in a digital environment. Position calls for knowledge of the challenges of entrepreneurship. Excellent oral and written communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required. Flexible work schedule of 10-20 hours per week for the right candidate.

Submit application with a cover letter and resume by July 10, 2020. Applicants should email all scanned documents to mlindell(at)ifound.org.

Position Description     Application 

A strong commitment to the vision, mission and values of the Foundation is essential as we work together to serve the rich and diverse communities of Central Minnesota. The Initiative Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.



Well Workplace Gold

The Initiative Foundation has been recognized as a Well Workplace Gold winner by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Well Workplace Gold organizations are recognized for having built exceptional and comprehensive worksite wellness strategies grounded in WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks. Well Workplace Gold organizations have demonstrated that they have a clear and unique business case for wellness and have created appropriate wellness initiatives and strategies to achieve that vision.

 

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What if you could feel good about your daily work?

What if your career complimented your life's purpose?

What if you could contribute to the growth, resiliency and vibrancy of Central Minnesota?

If you believe growing the economy, building community and fostering philanthropy are important to Central Minnesota, then we have a lot in common. At the Initiative Foundation, our staff works with a range of donors, funding programs and carefully cultivated partnerships to ensure that Central Minnesota is economically prosperous and richly vibrant. Now, and for future generations.

If you have a strong sense of teamwork and a desire to contribute, you’ll fit right in at the Initiative Foundation.

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It's always a good day when the ice cream truck comes your way! 



Well Workplace Gold

The Initiative Foundation has been recognized as a Well Workplace Gold winner by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Well Workplace Gold organizations are recognized for having built exceptional and comprehensive worksite wellness strategies grounded in WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks. Well Workplace Gold organizations have demonstrated that they have a clear and unique business case for wellness and have created appropriate wellness initiatives and strategies to achieve that vision.

 
 
 

Our Mission

To empower people to build thriving communities and a vibrant region across Central Minnesota.

Our Vision

Central Minnesota is recognized as the ideal place where people choose to live, work, give and play.

Our Values

  • Our primary resources are local people who invest their time, talent and assets.
  • A shared vision among many partners is the best way to achieve lasting change.
  • Inclusiveness and respect for diversity enriches communities and the region.
  • We embrace our responsibility to introduce, promote and defend pioneering ideas—even when they incur risk.
  • We will remain responsive, nimble and ready to adapt to emerging needs and opportunities.

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Well Workplace Gold

The Initiative Foundation has been recognized as a Well Workplace Gold winner by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Well Workplace Gold organizations are recognized for having built exceptional and comprehensive worksite wellness strategies grounded in WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks. Well Workplace Gold organizations have demonstrated that they have a clear and unique business case for wellness and have created appropriate wellness initiatives and strategies to achieve that vision.

In addition to rewarding and challenging career opportunities, the Initiative Foundation offers a robust benefit package that includes: health, dental, life, short- and long-term disability, a 401(k) plan with match, paid holidays, paid time off and tuition reimbursement. 

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The Initiative Foundation pays 100 percent of eligible employee's health and dental premiums and 70 percent of the employee's eligible dependents' coverage.

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The Initiative Foundation offers a 401(k) plan with an employer match and access to a free financial planner for all eligible employees. The 401(k) match is fully vested immediately.

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The Initiative Foundation provides multiple opportunities for staff to give back to the organizations, causes and community organizations that they love and support.

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The Initiative Foundation is committed to developing a high-performing staff and encourages its employees to continue to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide exemplary service to our constituents and partners.


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A Strong Commitment to Staff Wellbeing

The Foundation's Wellbeing Team provides training, tools and resources in the areas of purpose, social, financial, community and physical wellbeing.

    Purpose—Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals.
  • Social—Having supportive relationships and love in your life.
  • Financial—Managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security.
  • Community—Liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community.
  • Physical—Having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.


Well Workplace Gold

The Initiative Foundation has been recognized as a Well Workplace Gold winner by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). Well Workplace Gold organizations are recognized for having built exceptional and comprehensive worksite wellness strategies grounded in WELCOA’s 7 Benchmarks. Well Workplace Gold organizations have demonstrated that they have a clear and unique business case for wellness and have created appropriate wellness initiatives and strategies to achieve that vision.

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