Now Hiring: Seasonal Environmental Programs Coordinator
The Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association (MHNA) is seeking a motivated Environmental Programs Coordinator to promote sustainability and environmental stewardship throughout the neighborhood with community initiatives designed to promote pollinator-friendly and native plantings, community gardens, green space, tree plantings, boulevard plantings, and organics recycling in the neighborhood.
This is a seasonal, part-time hourly position between 5-10 hours per week, last from April to mid-October. This position will work under the supervision of the MHNA Executive Director and Environmental Task Force Chairs.
Job Type: Part-time (10 hours per week), flexible schedule
Salary: $15-$17 per hour, depending on candidate qualifications and experience
Position Duties & Responsibilities
Outreach & Engagement (40%)
• Working with MHNA Executive Director, develop and implement creative methods to engage Marcy-Holmes residents, property owners and business owners in the neighborhood.
• Recruit MHNA members and volunteers for projects and events
• Operations and logistics management for events
Program Management (40%)
• Oversee, implement and report on various programs and projects of MHNA
• Assist with marketing and advertising MHNA programs, events and activities
Other Task as Assigned (20%)
• Miscellaneous tasks as assigned by MHNA Executive Director
• 1+ year of paid/volunteer experience with organizing and/or volunteer management
• Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people
• Attention to detail and good record-keeping skills
• Able to lift up to 40 pounds, walk for extended periods of times, climb stairs
• Access to transportation (procuring/transporting supplies and other materials)
• Knowledge of Marcy-Holmes neighborhood and the University of Minnesota
Marcy-Holmes offers paid vacation and sick leave, as well as a flexible work environment. Health insurance is not provided by the association.
MHNA’s mission is to engage in projects that improve and enhance the quality of life in the Marcy- Holmes neighborhood. Our nonprofit serves historic southeast Minneapolis, from Dinkytown to St. Anthony Main, to many well-known points in between.
Learn more about MHNA at www.marcy-holmes.org.
How to Apply
Applications should include cover letter, resume and three references emailed to MHNA Executive Director, Chris Lautenschlager, at [email protected]. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please.
MHNA is an equal opportunity employer. MHNA will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis or race, disability, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, affectional preference or sexual orientation, citizenship, age, veteran status, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.
Due to COVID-19, there is a vital need for protective and isolation shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness. Hennepin County’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority is purchasing the University Inn motel to continue providing temporary isolation shelter to people awaiting COVID- 19 test results or recovering from the illness.
About the building
The motel, located at 925 SE 4th Street in Minneapolis, has 44 units.
The hotel will continue to provide short-term shelter for people experiencing homelessness who have suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19, until they receive a negative test result, or have quarantined for the period recommended by medical professionals.
The county plans to work with current property management to operate the site and will continue its contract with Catholic charities to provide resident support and services, as well as maintain clear communication with the neighborhood. There will be a resident code of conduct. Hennepin County will continue to provide 24-hour onsite security services.
• March 2020: Hennepin County began providing isolation and quarantine housing at this location.
• December 21, 2020: The county purchased this property.
When this site is no longer required for pandemic response, Hennepin County will engage the local community and other stakeholders as it develops options for the future.
Hennepin County commissioners Angela Conley and Marion Greene and Hennepin County staff are committed to providing continued updates on this program. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact:
Commissioner Angela Conley—District 4
Policy director | 651-239-5376 | [email protected]
Recent thefts from local establishments around Dinkytown
Over the last couple of weeks, the 2nd Precinct has identified a pattern of thefts from local entertainment establishments and restaurants in the Dinkytown area. In most of the recent incidents the suspect(s) description has been similar. The main item that has been stolen are cell phones, iPhone and Androids. Here are the most recent approaches used by the thief’s:
• The suspect(s) start up a conversation and within seconds grab the phone from the victim’s hand,
• They ask the victim if they can be added to the victim’s Snap and the phone is unlocked by the victim and given to the suspect to enter his information and the phone is taken
• The phones are on tables and as the victims are talking to others the phone is snatched off the table
• 1 – 4 x Black males, between 18-22, one of the males is heavy set and all the males are between 5’-8” to 6 feet tall.
Observe and Report - Call 911 if you witness any suspicious persons/activity as it is happening, and/or if you believe you are being followed.
The 2nd Precinct recommends the following:
• DO NOT unlock or give your phone to anyone
• Be aware of your surroundings and pay attention who is around you
• Staff and security should be looking for any suspicious people and behavior as they are performing their duties
• Do not set your phone down on a table and leave it unattended
• Try not to put your phone in your back pocket
Anyone with information is asked to call:
The Minneapolis Police Tip Line at 612-692-8477 or
Crime Stoppers of Minnesota
Submit a tip online at http://www.crimestoppersmn.org.
MPD issues a Crime Alert when we notice a crime pattern. The crime pattern may be specific to geographic area, a time period, or specific method of crime. To enroll in the MPD Crime Alert system,
To view crime maps and MPD dash boards which has information on police stops, arrest data, use of force information and other important information: https://www.minneapolismn.gov/resident-services/public-safety/police-public-safety/crime-maps-dashboards/.
To contact the 2nd Precinct’s Crime Prevention Specialists,
• (NE) Abdirashid Ali at 612-673-2874 or [email protected]
• (SE) Nicholas Juarez at O: 612-673-2797 – C: 612-475-4697 [email protected]
A new City web resource offers information and updates around the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd.
City information and links to partners in the new web section will help residents, businesses and others:
• Find current street closures.
• Sign up for trial updates from MN District Court.
• Report suspicious activity.
• Look up mental health and well-being resources for support during traumatic times.
They can also explore ways to prepare and stay informed, learn about security preparations and updates during the trial, follow impacts to traffic and transportation, and find public data on the officers involved.
The web pages will be updated as new information becomes available and as situations change.