Two openings for Citizen Soldier for Life Counselors 

We still have two openings for the Citizen Soldier for Life Counselor Contractors. These roles will help MN National Guard Service Members to connect with financial literacy and employment and career development  resources. The two openings we have for MN are for Camp Ripley and Mankato.

Here is the site for more information: 

Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155-2004
O: 651.282.4002
C: 651.955.3108

Upcoming DNR Veteran Employment Seminar

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, a Yellow Ribbon company, is proud to announce its first Veteran Employment Seminar on January 3, 2018.  It’s an informational event where veterans can learn about jobs in the DNR and how they match up with their military job skills.  DNR staff can answer their questions on education requirements and work experience as well as guide them on how to set up job searches and notifications.

Please help us spread the word especially the Guard/Reserve units that you are connected with. Space is limited and registration is required.  The attached pdf flyer gives you the seminar information that veterans need.

Veterans Employment Seminar – Poster.pdf

Thank you for your assistance and thank you for supporting our military, veterans, and their families.

Family Readiness Support Assistant Position Available

Please find attached the Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) position posting for the Bloomington Armory Position. . This is a Full-Time civilian contracted position. This position supports the MN Army National Guard 1/34 ABCT in Bloomington, MN. I would love to get someone with familiarity of the Yellow Ribbon Program in this position!

JOB TITLE: Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA)
EMPLOYER: Johnson Technology Systems INC. (JTSI) OPEN PERIOD: 16 October 2017 – Until Filled


APPLICATION INFORMATION: Send all documentation (Resume, Cover Letter, Letters of Recommendation ect.) to Renae at

Point of contact for this position is: Mrs. Shearin Baker or 651-282-4137.

For additional information please see the PDF below.

Family Readiness Support Assistant Posting BDE FRSA.pdf

Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155-2004
O: 651.282.4002
C: 651.955.3108

Contract Positions – Citizen Soldier for Life

Patriot Enterprises is hiring Citizen Soldier For Life (CSFL) Career Readiness Counselors. These positions are full-time contract positions within Central MN, the Metro and Southern MN. The work locations include:  Camp Ripley, Rosemount, and Mankato

What:  Citizen Soldier for Life is a program that focuses is on new recruits and service members who need employment/financial services. The CSFL Career Readiness Counselors will support the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) for both the Army and the Air National Guard.

These Employment counselors/case manager roles will focus on case management of employment assistance and financial education.  The focus is on new recruits and service members who need employment/financial services. Counselors will work with and connect with Department of Labor (DoL) representatives, DoL American Job Centers (AJC’s), and state ESGR members to provide a 360 degree look/review of service and family member requirements/needs, while eliminating duplication of effort. The program familiarize’s service members and their families with the skills necessary for a fulfilling civilian career. It also teaches them how to manage their wages to reduce unemployment, underemployment and improve the financial literacy of the force. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree or 3 years of relevant experience as a Career Readiness Counselor.

Prior military is preferred but not required.

When:  OCT 2017
Pay range: average salary: $17.50 an hour

How:   If interested, please submit your application for the CSFL Career Readiness Counselor at

Annette Brechon Kuyper
Director of Military Outreach
Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155-2004
O: 651.282.4002
C: 651.955.3108

MVP Veteran Re-Careering Event

MVP Veteran Re-Careering Event

WHO: Military personnel in Transition from Service and Veterans
WHAT: Medtronic partner with MVPVets Second Veterans Re-careering Events
WHEN: August 17, 2017 11:30 Am – 2:00PM
WHERE: Medtronic Minneapolis 710 Medtronic Parkway Minneapolis MN 55432
WHY: to help provide career for transitioning Military Personnel
HOW: Contact Juliana Mercer, Managing Director MVPVets 619-363-1241


FREE Boots to Business Reboot Class Coming to Metro Area in July 2017

FREE Boots to Business Reboot Class Coming to Metro Area in July 2017

What: Free Entrepreneurship Training Course
Who: Veterans and their spouses
When: The first step of Reboot will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: At the Minnesota Bankers Association, 8050 Washington Ave South, Suite 150, Eden Prairie, MN 55344.
Why: Veterans who complete this one day course will then be eligible for step two: a FREE eight-week online entrepreneurship course.
POC: Sarah Swenty, 612-370-2316

Boots Business 2017 June.PDF

Minnesota Correctional Career Opportunities Career Fair

WHO: Military, Veterans and their Family

WHAT: MN Department of Corrections On Site Career Fair

WHEN: June 6, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: 7525 4th Ave, Lino Lakes, MN 55014

Explore exciting careers with the MN Department of Corrections. For questions prior to the event please contact Sarah Koivisto 651-717-6175

Please see attached for more information:

MN Dept of Corrections Career Fair Flier 2017

Minneapolis Service Platoon Leader Position Available – The Mission Continues

Subject: Minneapolis Service Platoon Leader Position Available – The Mission Continues

Twin Cities Veterans!

If you are looking for a way to give back to your community, and lead a team of volunteers through a series of projects and opportunities – then we encourage you to join us at THE MISSION CONTINUES!

This is your opportunity to report for duty in your community as a leader! The Mission Continues has an immediate need to select a new Platoon Leader for the Minneapolis Service Platoon that is serving North Minneapolis (see attached Operation North Advance description). The candidate who is selected would be required to attend Charlie Class 2017 Orientation in Boston, July 14-16, 2017; flight, room and board are covered! Your role as Platoon Leader would officially start after completing your training at Charlie Class.

Mission Continues Service Platoon Leaders are at the forefront of a movement of veterans continuing their service in their home communities. Service Platoon Leaders are responsible for organizing a Platoon, recruiting members, planning missions or service projects, and upholding The Mission Continues core values at all times. They’ll work directly with The Mission Continues staff to achieve these goals.

For more information and to apply to serve as a volunteer Platoon Leader, CLICK HERE:

Applications are due no later than MAY 15, 2017 – so apply today! IF you have applied to be a Platoon Leader in the past 6-months, then I ask instead of re-submitting an online application, notify me directly at  of your interest to apply.

To see how you can get involved in your Community: Charlie Mike

Platoons One Pager Minneapolis.pdf

In Service,

  • Lee Freeman
  • City Impact Manager
  • The Mission Continues | 1400 Van Buren St. NE Ste 200 | Minneapolis, MN 55413
  • M: 612-202-7958
  • Facebook | Twitter | Donate | CFC #46324

Don’t forget to check-out our new Calendar of Events page.

Family Assistant Center Specialist job announcements

We have openings for our Family Assistance Center Representatives all over the state, please see the PDF’s below for additional information.
JOB TITLE: Family Assistance Center (FAC) Specialist


OPEN PERIOD: Currently Open- Thursday 6 April 2017


VACANCY LOCATION: Various locations throughout the state of MN


1. Please go to our website “Careers” page for complete job description.
2. Click on “Job Announcements.
3. Use the search bar and type in the job location.
4. Click the “APPLY” button to complete an electronic application.
POINT OF CONTACT: Mrs Nancy Launderville or 651-282-4209






Top Senior Housing Companies Hiring Nationwide—New Jobs Available



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Ocoee, Florida

Healthcare Adminstrator
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Assisted Living Director
Continuing Life Communities

Visit the SHN Job Board for a complete list of opportunities


Child Youth and School Support Position Vacancy – Cottage Grove

job_vacancy-550x415Below and attached is a Child Youth and School Support (CYSS) job opportunity. This is a Full-Time civilian contracted position and we are looking for widest dissemination. Please share the attached information with Soldiers, Airmen and civilians.

JOB TITLE: Child and Youth Program Coordinator (CYPC)

EMPLOYER: Cognitive Professional Services

OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday 25 January 2017- Wednesday 8 February 2017



APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit resume via email

Point of contact for this position is: Ms Mary Orr at or 703-562-0553

Child Youth & School Support.2-8-2017.pdf

FAC position open in Rosemount


Job OpeningAttached is an announcement to fill a Family Assistance Center Position. There is a short deadline to apply and please note that while it will start in Rosemount, it has the potential to move to the Bloomington Armory. For more detailed information please see the PDF below. Let’s help gather some great candidates! Deadline to apply is 05 February 2017.

Specialist position advertisement-Rosemount MN.pdf

Build Your Dreams 5-Day Self Employment Workshop

What: Get a practical overview of the fundamentals required to start a small business in this FREE 5-day workshop for veterans and their family members.

When: Mondays Jan. 30 – Feb. 27, 2017 6:00-9:00 PM

Where: Women Venture 2012 E. Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55413

How: Space is limited to the first 30 registrants, so register now at:
or call (651) 632-8937


No cost to veterans


Hiring Correction Officers


career opportunityWHO: All Military, Veteran, families and the community

WHAT: Hiring Correction Officers
WHEN: Applications accepted December 12, 2016 – December 30, 2016
WHERE: Apply online at the Minnesota Careers website
WHY: Join a team with a national reputation for excellence
ABOUT: Salary: $17.17 to $20.37 ($35,851 to $42,533 annual) – Upon successful academy completion
$18.73 to $27.07 ($39,108 to $56,522 annual)- After one year
Work Locations: MN Correctional Facilities in Faribault, Lino Lakes, Moose Lake/Willow River, Oak Park Heights, Red Wing, Rush City, St. Cloud, Shakopee, and Stillwater


To stay connected on the latest and greatest events and resources for Service members, visit our Facebook page at and sign up for the e-postcard today!

Medtronic Career Awareness Day – January 25, 2017

career opportunity

On January 25th, 2017, Medtronic will be sponsoring Medtronic Career Awareness Day in partnership with and hosted by Minnesota National Guard Arden Hills Army Training Site. Medtronic leaders, recruiters and Veteran Employee Resource Group members will be discussing various career areas within the organization, and the skill translation of military experience into careers at Medtronic.

Please RSVP your attendance for the event before the event and send your questions to  Please see the PDF below for additional information.

Medtronic career day.pdf

Openings for RSP Contractor Positions – Bloomington and Rosemount

Job OpeningThe Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) has openings in Bloomington and Rosemount for RSP General Clerk II positions.

The RSP General Clerk II is responsible for administrative functions in support of Recruits in the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP). RSP General Clerk IIs will perform all duties outlined in the Duty Task List to ensure successful execution of the contract. RSP General Clerk II are supervised by the contract RSP General Clerk III within their state. The National Guard Bureau, through the national contract Program Manager, will provide general and technical guidance.

See attached PDF’s for more information. Any questions can be directed to Mr. David Larson, contact information below.

MN RSP Contract Supervisor
Office: 651-268-8130

rsp general clerk in Bloomington MN

rsp general clerk in Rosemount MN

Coordinator of Veterans and Military Student Services position available

career opportunityA position is available through the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities for a Coordinator of Veterans and Military Student Services. More information can also be found on their website: . Please see the PDF below for additional information.
What: Position opening for Coordinator of Veterans and Military Student Services

Appointment: Full-time Tenure Track/Probationary

Where: St Paul Campus

When: Now through application deadline of November 28, 2016

How: To apply, go to


Contact: Carla Ballard
Human Resources