Staff change at SNG & Job Announcement

Hello all,

I’m writing to let you know that, sadly, I’m leaving my position as Community Coordinator at SNG. I’ve very much enjoyed working with you, the great neighborhood of Seward, over the past two years, and I’ve been amazed by the commitment of so many people in Seward to work on neighborhood issues. But between work, family, and the rest of life, it’s been very difficult to have much energy for my writing life, so I’ll be taking some time to focus on writing.

I will keep my regular hours through the end of February, and be around to help with the new staff person after that. Below is a job description (a link can also be found on our website, ( – feel free to forward it to any good candidates.

All best, and onward, 


Mike Rollin, Community Coordinator
Seward Neighborhood Group
2323 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-338-6205, x119

Seward Neighborhood Group – Community Coordinator Job Description:

The Seward Neighborhood Group’s Community Coordinator is
responsible for providing day-to-day management for one of Minneapolis’
oldest and most successful neighborhood organizations.

Position: 20 hours/week, with the potential for increased hours
Salary range: $14-$18/hour, benefits negotiable

Maintain regular office hours.
Process incoming phone and e-mail questions and messages, forwarding
to the appropriate person.
Direct volunteers on special projects as needed.
Work with Executive Committee to support revitalization of the
Provide support to volunteer program committees.
Grantwriting for general operations and special projects.
Coordinate yearly neighborhood events.
Assist Treasurer in day-to-day management of finances.
Facilitate sharing of office space with office partners by acting as
office manager.

Skills Desired:
Good written and verbal communication skills
Organizational skills
Sense of humor
Willingness to ask questions

Opportunities Provided By Seward Neighborhood Group (SNG):
Experience grass roots organizing around a variety of issues
Experience how a non-profit, volunteer board of directors functions
Contribute to the revitalization of an organization

Background Information:

Seward Neighborhood Group is the designated citizen participation organization for the Seward neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Seward neighborhood extends south from I-94 to East 27th Street and stretches westward from the Mississippi River to Hiawatha Avenue. Its residents are diverse in culture, ethnicity, income, education and religion. Since its inception in 1960, the Seward Neighborhood Group has served as the grass-roots community organization for the area, working on a wide variety of issues including housing, environmental sustainability, economic development, the arts, block club organizing, and crime and safety. SNG also provides community facilitation services to the residents of two large apartment complexes on Franklin Avenue that house many recent African immigrants.


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