Now Hiring– SAENA Community Outreach Coordinator Position

St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association (SAENA) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to building relationships with community members of St. Anthony East neighborhood and empower them to invest and engage with their neighborhood. SAENA seeks a qualified community organizer to enthusiastically conduct engagement and outreach efforts to build relationships with neighborhood stakeholders.

Overview:  The Community Outreach Coordinator is a part-time position at 20-25 hours a week. $18-$20/hour BOE. Evening and weekends required. The position reports directly to the Executive Director.  The Coordinator responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Project and Event Coordination

  • Park Committee: staff monthly Park Committee meetings, new committee member recruitment, coordination of committee initiatives, and project management of park improvements
  • Summer Street Garden: coordinate membership logistics, communicate frequently with members, plan and implement clean-up days, and manage day-to-day operations
  • Plan and coordinate neighborhood events with Executive Director

Outreach and Engagement

  • Develop and implement outreach strategies to engage St. Anthony East residents, business owners, and property owners
  • Build relationships with underrepresented populations (renters, seniors, etc.) and identify ways the organization can serve them
  • Recruit SAENA members and connect them to projects, committees, and board service
  • Coordinate neighborhood door knocking efforts


  • Create and coordinate marketing information with graphic designer
  • Manage social media accounts and monthly e-newsletter

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience door knocking in residential areas
  • Experience in community organizing and facilitating groups
  • Experience in planning, organizing, and implementing community events
  • Sense of humor
  • Evening and weekend availability
  • Working proficiency in verbal and written Spanish

This is a part-time position and includes an insurance stipend and PTO. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Physical effort includes lifting or carrying limited to 25 pounds intermittently. Walking long distances and talking for extended periods of time. Work will require extended use of a computer keyboard and monitor. Work is performed in an open format but moderately quiet environment.
SAENA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SAENA will recruit, hire and promote without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, pregnancy or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

Email cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Community Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line.


East of the River Park Master Plan Meeting

Next East of the River Park Master Plan meeting is on Tuesday, March 13

East of the River Park Master Plan CAC Meeting #5

Date: March 13, 2018

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Van Cleve Recreation Center
Address: 901 15th Ave. SE
Topic: “Data Jam” – we will look at and synthesize at all the data we’ve collected and develop recommendations for each park.


Meeting notes and presentation from the February Community Advisory Committee meeting posted online

Thank you to all of the community members working together to create the East of the River Park Master Plan! The next East of the River Park Master Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting is scheduled Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6-8 pm at Van Cleve Recreation Center, 901 15th Ave SE.

This meeting will focus on a “Data Jam,” where we will look at and synthesize at all the data we’ve collected from community and other sources and develop recommendations for each park. This is an exciting step in the design and planning process and we can’t do without you!

As usual, the CAC meeting is open to the public, with free dinner and children’s activities.

Meeting notes and other materials from the last CAC meeting have been posted online.

East of the River Park Master Plan CAC Meeting #4 Recap

Also save the date for the April CAC meeting, which is scheduled Moday, April 30, 6-8 pm at Luxton Recreation Center. This CAC meeting will kick off the Park Design Week where we will have six teams of designers and MPRB staff working on two park concepts for each park.

2018 Community Connections Conference

The Community Connections Conference is a city-wide event hosted annually by the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. Join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

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Join the Mayor and members of the Minneapolis City Council to participate in a facilitated dialogue about community priorities. At the conclusion of the roundtable, the policymakers will “rise and report” on the key themes and issues they heard at their tables. The total feedback will be gathered and included in a final conference report.

This session will be held from 2:45pm – 3:45pm to close out the day.

Click here to register today!

Don’t miss the opportunity to join community members, non-profits, City departments and elected officials to share ideas and develop strategies to create and impact change as a community.

This year’s conference features a dynamic program with the theme of Aspire, Collaborate and Transform. Come learn about civic engagement opportunities, community partnerships, social justice initiatives, and ways to shape local government policies.

To learn more about the conference and its dynamic workshops, please visit the Community Connections Conference page

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Free bus passes for the conference

Metro Transit is offering free rides to the Community Connections Conference! Transit passes are available for attendees to print and use the day of. Attendees can use the bus and light rail to travel to and from the conference. You must download and print the pass from the Metro Transit Pass website.

To plan your route to the conference, call 612-373-3333 or use Metro Transit’s website:

St. Anthony Park Planning Session


Join St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association and St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization for a session led by Carrie Christensen, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.  The session is related to the work currently being done by the East of the River Parks Master Plan Community Advisory Committee, more information here.

The meeting will be held on Monday, January 29 at 6:30pm at MainStreet Lodge, 909 Main St NE, Lower-level Community Room. See you there!