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Full-time jobRenewal by AndersenTemporary Production AssociateCottage Grove, MNDo you want to be a part of a company that prides themselves on a creating a superior product, upholding quality and an un-waivered commitment to our customers? We are seeking individuals who value innovation and excellence. Than Renewal by Andersen is the place for you!

Renewal by Andersen is the window replacement subsidiary of Andersen Corporation, with manufacturing operations located in Cottage Grove, MN. Andersen Corporation is the largest window and door manufacturer in North America. Renewal was founded with the objective of creating a different and better window and door replacement experience for homeowners by providing sales, manufacturing, installation and warranty support for the entire process.

We are seeking dedicated and motivated individuals to join our team as Temporary Production Associates on all three shifts!

Temporary Production Associates are responsible for fabrication, assembly operations, and managing the flow of material throughout the plant by performing the following duties:
•Work in a safe manner and follow safety policies. Help ensure co-workers are working safely and following safety policies.
•Follow all applicable procedures, Standardized Work, Control Plans, and Product Specifications.
•Operate Power Industrial Trucks (PIT) and other material handling equipment as required.
•Work to an established rate as defined by customer demand and Standardized Work.
•Perform other duties across the plant as needed as directed by supervision or management.

Each employee can make a difference at Renewal by Andersen and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others to accomplish goals.
40Ongoing•High school diploma, GED or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Basic computer skills.
•Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, perform tasks requiring repetitive motion and stand for long periods.
•Ability to read and understand reports and a willingness to cross train on several operations.
•Dependability and punctuality.
PaidResumePlease apply here: www.andersencareers.comKelsyGStaffing Specialistkelsy.gaida@andersencorp.com9900 Jamaica Ave S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016651-264-5456
Job shadowNorthfield Schools Early Childhood ScreeningEarly Childhood ScreenerNCRCThe screeners are nurses or early childhood teachers in Northfield. We do screenings 4 days per month. They last around an hour each and are a general check of how a 3-5 year old is developing and if families need to be connected with any resources to help get their child ready to be successful in school. Hearing/vision is included as well.FlexibleFlexibleInterest in early childhood. Interest in nursing or teaching young ones.UnpaidLetter of interestContact coordinator at any time with interest or questions.Northfieldschools.org1651 Jefferson Parkway507-645-1232
Part-time jobAll Flex Flexible CircuitsFlexible ProductionNorthfield, MNAll Flex Flexible Circuits currently seeks a pool of flexible staff that could assist us in production related positions during times of higher demand. Positions are available on all three shifts. Qualified candidates will be trained in a variety of positions and would be on call when your skills are needed. We can work around your busy life and school schedule. For more information, please call Darcy Monroe at 507.664.2004 or stop by at: 1705 Cannon Lane, Northfield, MN right across from Apple Chevrolet. We’d love to hear from you! Must be 18 years old to apply.

About us:
All Flex Flexible Circuits has locations in Northfield and Bloomington, MN. We partner with customers in the medical, military, aerospace and instrumentation markets. Our flexible circuits and heaters are found in a wide variety of leading edge technical applications including handheld electronics, medical instruments, solar panels and lighting products.

No matter what your role is in the company, our employees share their experiences, insight and creative ideas to help solve our customer’s problems. Our job is to make the customer successful! At All Flex we create opportunities to connect with coworkers in an environment that is respectful and collaborative while providing the freedom to make independent decisions.
10 - 20 hours/weekOngoingMust be self motivated, high attention to detail, able to read and understand written instructions, able to stand for prolonged periods of time and able to flex hours as needed. Must be 18 years old to apply. PaidName and contact info for reference(s), Application formComplete and on-line application at or email a resume to: dmonroe@allflexinc.comwww.allflexinc.comDarcyMonroeDirector of Human Resourcesdmonroe@allflexinc.com1705 Cannon Lane, Northfield, MN 55057507.664.2004
Volunteer / ServiceYMCA Volunteer Flyer and Brochure DistributorNorthfield YMCAGet the word out about the Northfield Area Family YMCA. Post our flyers and brochures at locations throughout Northfield. Choose from various distribution routes.Represent the YMCA throughout your community. Fun for a team of two working together.2 to 3 hoursN/AAnyone welcomeUnpaidContact Person at the YMCAIf interested in this position, then please contact Suzzanne Fox from Northfield YMCA. Suzzanne FoxVolunteer CoordinatorSuzzanne@northfieldymca.orgNorthfield YMCA 5076450088
Volunteer / ServiceYMCA Volunteer Youth CoachesNorthfield YMCAThe Northfield Area Family YMCA has volunteer coaching positions available in a variety of youth programs from kickball to basketball to floor hockey.

Coaches work in teams of 2 or 3 - no need to be an expert in any particular youth program or sport - just provide direction, a safe, enjoyable experience and have fun!

Classes run morning and/or afternoon and/evening.
2 to 4N/AWorks well with kids in a safe and positive way!UnpaidApplication formContact Suzzanne Fox if interestedSuzzanne FoxVolunteer CoordinatorSuzzanne@northfieldymca.orgNorthfield YMCA 5076450088
Volunteer / ServiceYMCA Special Events VolunteerNorthfield YMCAThe YMCA hosts several annual special events including Healthy Kids Day (April), the Y Kids Tri (July) and our Fall Classic and Kids Fun Run (October).

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help plan, market or assist the day of the event.

All volunteers will receive a YMCA T-shirt.
2 to 4N/ALooking for creative, and organized people!UnpaidApplication formContact Suzzanne Fox for more informationSuzzanne FoxVolunteer CoordinatorSuzzanne@northfieldymca.orgNorthfield YMCA 5076450088
Volunteer / ServiceYMCA Child Watch VolunteerNorthfield YMCAAssist our drop-in child care staff.
Work with children primarily under the age of 6.
Supervise, play and initiate games and activities.
Maintain a safe play environment.
Communicate courteously with members.
2 to 4N/AMust be able to work with kidsUnpaidApplication formIf interested in this position, please contact Suzzanne Fox. Suzzanne FoxVolunteer CoordinatorSuzzanne@northfieldymca.orgNorthfield YMCA 5076450088
Volunteer / ServiceToastmasters InternationalYouth Leadership CoordinatorNorthfieldBuild leadership experience, develop organizational skills, and gain confidence! All skill levels and individual talents are VALUABLE assets to the team.

Engage with a small group of program leaders/presenters as a team with room to provide your input and share your perspective. Assist with creating and customizing the details of a work-shop type program to make available to other youth. As your desire and skills provide, you will play a role in coordinating or leading parts of a short-term workshop to be attended by local Middle School and High School students.

Learn, develop, and share a Toastmasters International program that fosters Leadership and Communication development. This is an excellent opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone in a safe and empowering environment!
5up to 8 weeksDesire to help others reach towards their potential. Some comfort with speaking in front of peers. Aptitude for organizing details and the communication of needs/goals. Willingness to learn and grow! UnpaidPersonal contact and parental approvalContact Northfield Community Toastmasters Club President (Ray Young) with any questions or to express interest in growing your leadership and communication experience.www.northfieldtoastmasters.toastmastersclubs.orgRayYoungClub Presidentraymondmyoung3@gmail.comNorthfield612-986-3628This opportunity is about finding your best skills and developing them as well as uncovering new skills and talents in Northfield Area Youth. You will be well supported with internal leadership and have materials to work from. This is a pilot for the Northfield Area, but we will not need to "reinvent the wheel" as this Youth Leadership Program has been effective all around the world. You will help us to custom-tailor to the people and community of Northfield.
Volunteer / ServiceNorthfield Public Schools Community Services DivisionEarly Childhood teacherNCRC/LongfellowGet the experience volunteering in an early childhood classroom where there are teams of teaches and specialists working in classes with children birth to age 5. Some classes include parents, some are drop off preschool classes. Be as involved as you want to be!FlexibleFlexibleInterest in working in early childhood. Basic knowledge of child development and previous experience working with children helpful. Spanish speakers are a plus.UnpaidLetter of interestEmail or call coordinator with interest and/or questions. Northfieldschools.orgEarly Childhood Coordinator1651 Jefferson Parkway507-645-1232We run classes September through June with some summer camps as well.
Volunteer / ServiceNorthfield Public Schools Community Services DivisionParent EducatorNorthfield Community Resource Center (NCRC)Work with parents and support young families in classes and outreach activities.FlexibleFlexibleInterest in working with and supporting parents of young children. Understanding of child development a plus.UnpaidLetter of interestEmail coordinator with interest and/or questions anytime.Northfieldschools.orgEarly Childhood Coordinator1651 Jefferson parkway507-645-1232
Volunteer / ServiceNorthfield Schools Community Services DivisionBridges to Kindergarten teacherEach elementary schoolHelp in a team of educators working to ease the transition into kindergarten for students and their parents. Classes meet in the mornings, Monday's through Thursday's for three weeks in August. It runs like a typical preschool classroom, and we include parent events throughout.Flexible3 weeksInterest in early preschool/kindergarten age children. Past experience working with kids helpful.UnpaidLetter of interestContact the coordinator anytime with interest and/or questions.Northfieldschools.orgEarly Childhood Coordinator1651 Jefferson Parkway507-645-1232
Volunteer / ServiceNorthfield Early Childhood Initiative CoaltionCoalition memberNCRCAttend an hour meeting once per month where we aim to educate and support community members on the importance of early childhood. Help make a difference in our community!2 hrs/monthFlexibleInterest in early childhood!UnpaidLetter of interestContact coordinator with interest/questions anytime.Northfieldschools.orgEarly Childhood Initiative Coordinator1651 Jefferson Parkway507-645-1232We plan fun events, training opportunities, publications, visits with politicians and other members of the community. We support many early childhood projects throughout Northfield.
Volunteer / ServiceRuth's HouseVolunteer PainterFaribaultRuth's House in Faribault is searching for volunteer painters to paint interior areas of our shelter.1 to 2 hours1 to 2 weeksHigh School student looking volunteer experienceUnpaidName and contact info for reference(s), Application formIf interested please contact Suzzanne Fox.Suzzanne FoxVolunteer Coordinatorsuzzanne@northfieldymca.orgNorthfield YMCA 507 645-0088
OtherNorthfield Montessori
Lead, Ass't or Aide
Work with students in early childhood setting. Substitute as needed or various schedules possible. Infants through Kindergarten. Weekdays M - F Positive team players who like children do great at our school.
long term or substitute occationally
Dependent on position applied for. Lean and Ass't requires some education in child development and experience in daycare setting. Aide requires no experience
Cover letter, Resume, Application form
Please contact Northfield Montessori, Jeff Longenecker, Director with letter of interest and resume or application
340 Montessori Ct., Northfield, MN 55057
We are a supportive community looking for staff who want to build their skills and improve their working careers.
Part-time jobCity of Northfield
Seasonal Ice Rink Attendant
Northfield Ice Arena
This position requires responsibility and accountability for the safety of skating participants on and off the ice. This position will assist on the ice during open skating. General cleaning and care for facility.
10-30, depending
Must be 16 years of age or older, good customer service skills, pleasant, energetic and self-motivated, basic skating skills.
Application form
City application and job description are available in the Human Resources office. Human Resources Office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 801 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057.

Complete City application and return to Application materials will be received thru 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016.
Kathy Fredrickson
Human Resources Technician
801 Washington Street, Northfield
Laura Baker Services Association
Direct Care Staff
Northfield, MN
Join a team that makes a difference!

Direct Care Staff positions now open supporting clients with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings -- Full-time, part-time, occasional, asleep & awake overnights.

A variety of schedules and shifts available (including overnights, days, mornings, evenings, and afternoons).

$10+ per hour, depending on experience & education. ($9.50 for asleep positions)
Must be 16 years of age or older

We are an equal opportunity employer.
None Required
We offer full training and a mentorship program for all new Direct Care staff.

We show our appreciation with the following:
Opportunities for advancement
Flexible scheduling
Competitive wages
Generous benefits: retirement account, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, paid time off
Free meals
Diverse workplace -- ages 16+, a variety of life perspectives, a range of experience
Paid training
A culture that supports ongoing learning
Application form
Go to and complete our digital application or stop in to our 211 Oak Street, Northfield main building to complete a paper application.
211 Oak Street, Northfield, MN 55057
CampTORCHCamperThe University of IowaThis program provides Native American students the opportunity to live on campus and experience the university setting, explore majors, and gain an appreciation for the variety of opportunities on the UI campus and higher education in general.

Participants will attend structured classroom seminars and field trips to various campus departments, enjoy hands-on classroom experiences, and have the opportunity to get involved in social and recreational activities on campus and in the community.
Full time1 WeekParticipants will be high school students in good standing who are entering the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade and who have heritage backgrounds that are based on a Native American culture.

Participants are expected to pay for their own travel costs to and from the program. Other expenses like lodging, meals, and camp activities are at no cost to the student upon admission into the program.
UnpaidApplication form

The application will require a one-page essay on your goals and reasons for wanting to be in the program, and copies of your high school transcripts or grade report before May 26, 2017.

Participants will be notified by June 15, 2017 regarding selection into the program.
CoreySutterIFNcorey-sutter@uiowa.eduCorey Sutter, IFN, 24 Phillips Hall, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242319-335-3555
Accounting Careers Leadership Institute
Bryant University, Smith RI
The PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Careers Leadership Institute is a week-long, hands-on opportunity for Latino/a and African American or Black high school juniors (rising seniors) to learn more about the accounting profession and about the key role accountants play in society. Throughout the program, students work directly with Bryant University faculty, staff, and students, as well as professionals from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the largest professional services firm in the world.

Program participants are immersed in an exciting educational environment, living on Bryant’s campus for a week and learning through interaction with accounting professionals, by examining case studies, and through role play.
Full Time5 Days
To apply, students must be college-bound African-American or Latino/a high school juniors (rising seniors) who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students must have also completed Algebra II by the end of the junior year.
Application form
Buky Folami NA
Global Business Summer Language Program
Indiana University
The program's curriculum, supported by the Arabic Flagship Center, Chinese Flagship Center, and the Turkish Flagship Center in the IU School of Global and International Studies, will introduce you to the less-commonly taught foreign languages spoken in these emerging economies:

Arabic: Middle East and North Africa
Mandarin Chinese: East Asia
Turkish: Turkey
Throughout the two-week program, you will:

Learn about the cultures and communication styles of these regions and countries.
Stay in an IU residence hall which has been transformed to reflect the food, décor, and pop culture of the targeted regions.

In addition, you will gain a basic understanding of the business practices of North America, East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and Turkey through an accelerated curriculum based on the Kelley School of Business’s top-ranked undergraduate program. These business classes will provide a basic understanding of business vocabulary and a general overview of how businesses operate as well as discuss current events.
Full Time2 Weeks
Application Criteria: Open to Rising High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
The summer program is designed specifically for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in learning more about less commonly taught languages, international business fundamentals, and cultures and traditions of emerging economies around the world.

Application form
Emily Bagienski
BIG program manager NA
Academically Interested Minds
Kettering University
AIM (Academically Interested Minds) is a five-week residential pre-college summer program which began in 1984 and has continued to thrive over the years. The program is designed to augment Kettering University's efforts to reach a greater number of multicultural students who have a strong interest in the areas of engineering, math, science and business. There is no cost to the student.
Full Time5 Weeks
A strong interest in the areas of engineering, math, science and business.
Application form
TeddyGeldermanTORCH Director
Gopher Business Week
University of Minnesota
Every summer, the Carlson School invites high-achieving, diverse high school sophomores and juniors to engage in a unique and exciting opportunity at the University of Minnesota. GopherBusiness is a week-long business challenge program in which students immerse themselves in case study competitions, business simulations, and corporate and non-profit site visits all while spending a week at the University of Minnesota. Students will be mentored and taught by world-renowned Carlson School faculty and will engage with Twin Cities business leaders.
Full Time1 Week
GopherBusiness is for high school sophomores and juniors from diverse backgrounds who are interested in exploring the world of business. This program is designed for talented students who meet any of the following criteria:

Identify with a racial or ethnic group that is underrepresented in higher education such as African American, First Nations/Native American, Hispanic/Latinx, Asian Pacific Islanders, Southeast Asian (e.g. Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Vietnamese), or new immigrant populations.
Are the first in their family to attend college. This means neither parent has received a four-year college degree or higher. Students are still considered first-generation if their parents took some college courses but did not complete a degree or they have a sibling who is in college/graduated from college.
Are low-income (e.g. qualify for the Free or Reduced Lunch program) or have encountered other barriers to educational opportunities.
The Carlson School will admit approximately 50 students to be a part of this highly selective program. Strong candidates have a minimum 3.5-grade point average, taken rigorous or advanced coursework with an emphasis in math and science, and demonstrated leadership and involvement.
Application form

To apply for the GopherBusiness program, the following items must be submitted:

Online application form
High school transcript
Short essay
The application for the 2017 program will be available here on February 1, 2017. The submission deadline is April 1, 2017. All applicants will be notified of their admission status by May 1, 2017.

If selected for the program, students must be available to participate in the entire program. It is an overnight, residential program and students are not allowed to leave campus for any reason. The 2017 program dates are July 22 - 29.
TeddyGeldermanTORCH director
Latino Law Camp
Washington D.C.
The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp is a nine-day program run by the HNBF in Washington, DC and provides selected Latino high school students with the opportunity to learn more about the legal profession. Established by the HNBF in 2005, the Law Camp offers students the chance to come to DC and learn more about the college application process, meet influential Latino leaders, and tour national monuments and various government agencies.
Full Time9 Days
In order to apply and participate, you must meet the following criteria:

Be a high school student in the United States at the time of application (graduating seniors are eligible to apply)
Have an interest in learning about law school and becoming a lawyer
Be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or legal U.S. visitor with valid authorization
Have a demonstrated interest in helping your community and building your leadership skills
Application form
Hispanic National
Bar FoundationProgram name info@hnbf.orgna
Geosciences Bridge Program
University of Mayland Eastern Shore
The Geosciences Bridge Program offers a 6-week paid internship for students planning to pursue careers in the geosciences. The program includes lectures, field trips, hands-on activities, two for-credit college courses, housing, meals, travel to and from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), and a stipend.

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center (LMRCSC) at UMES. The program introduces high school seniors to ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences, and geographic information systems (GIS)/Remote Sensing techniques. The activities provided and experience on campus strengthen students’ knowledge of mathematics, teach them life skills that will prepare them for college life, and enhance their academic performance through advisement, social support, and tutorial services.
Full Time6 Weeks
To be eligible, participants should plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in a geoscience discipline, such as: atmospheric science, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, ocean), environmental science, geography, marine biology, marine chemistry/biogeochemistry, marine geology, marine science, meteorology, physical oceanography, remote sensing/GIS, etc.
Application form
TeddyGeldermanTORCH director
Geoscience Program Intern
University of Maryland
Reside in the UMES residence halls (housing and meals are provided), accompanied by trained resident assistants.
Participate in lectures and field trips with hands-on activities in areas of geoscience such as atmospheric science, biogeochemistry, civil and environmental engineering, environmental science, marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, physical oceanography, remote sensing/GIS and related fields.
Enroll in either College Algebra or Calculus I (dependent upon math placement test score) and Freshman Seminar course.
Receive $500 per week, paid bi-weekly and reimbursement for travel to/from UMES.
Full Time6 weeks
The Geosciences Program is for graduating high school seniors who:
Are either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
Have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Have been accepted into an accredited US college/university. Preference will be given to students entering the institutions listed on the Application Information page.
Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree in a geoscience discipline, such as atmospheric science, engineering (civil, electrical, environmental, ocean), environmental science, geography, marine biology, marine chemistry/biogeochemistry, marine geology, marine science, meteorology, physical oceanography, remote sensing/GIS, etc.
Application form
Geoscience Programs Coordinator
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