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MnAEYC-MnSACA thrives on the energy, skills and dedication of its members. Volunteering with us is a great way to get more involved in your profession. You will develop and strengthen skills, and gain experience and connections that will aid in your career development.

Many opportunities are available and are listed below.

If you're interested, let us know by emailing info@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org or the staff liaison listed, with your area(s) of interest.

MnAEYC-MnSACA Board of Directors

MnAEYC-MnSACA has one Board of Directors that supports the work of MnAEYC-MnSACA and provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Board members contribute their time and energy to accomplishing the work of the organizations in order to meet strategic goals.

Learn more about the board elections here.

Learn more about the Board of Directors here.

Contact:
Shannon Lund, lundshannon@district279.org
Avis Turner, avisbturner@gmail.com

Annual State Conference

This planning committee organizes and implements this annual professional development opportunity in coordination with MnAEYC-MnSACA staff. The committee primarily chooses the theme, keynote speakers and presenters.

Read the position description here.

Staff Liaison:
Sara Benzkofer, sarab@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

Super School-Age Saturday Committee

This planning committee organizes and implements this twice yearly (spring and fall) professional development opportunity in coordination with MnAEYC-MnSACA staff. The committee primarily chooses the theme, keynote speakers and presenters.

Read the position description here.

Staff Liaison:
Sara Benzkofer, sarab@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

Summer Leadership Institute Committee

This planning committee organizes and implements this annual professional development opportunity in coordination with MnAEYC-MnSACA staff. The committee primarily chooses the theme, keynote speakers and presenters.

Read the position description here.

Staff Liaison:
Kristen Wheeler Highland, kristenw@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

Policy & Advocacy Advisory Group

This advisory group develops and implements the organization's policy agenda and advocacy activities. Committee members discuss policy issues, provide input to the policy agenda, brainstorm advocacy activities, and implement advocacy ideas.

Read the position description here.

Staff Liaison:
Sara Benzkofer, sarab@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

Membership Advancement Committee

This committee develops ways to attract, recruit, engage, and retain members. The committee promotes and facilitates opportunities that are career-enhancing to keep members connected to a professional network.

Read the position description here.

Staff Liaison:
Lara Richardson, larar@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

Professional Development Strategies Committee

This committee advises the agency as to the vision and strategic direction of the professional development services provided by the agency across all platforms, ensuring seamless alignment.

Staff Liaison:
Kathleen O'Donnell, kathleeno@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

MAAP Advisory Group

The Advisory Group provides feedback and guidance to MnSACA staff on how to strengthen the MAAP infrastructure and program delivery, align MAAP with state policy and procedures, and develop a streamlined process and timeline for the program.

Read the position description here.

Staff Liaison:
Sue Kinneberg, susank@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

Newsletter Writer

Assist the Communications Director in writing articles for the quarterly e-newsletter to share information about the early childhood and school-age care fields with its membership. The newsletter is emailed to more than 1,600 people.

Read the position description here.

Staff Liaison:
Lara Richardson, larar@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

Vendor

Represent MnAEYC-MnSACA as a volunteer vendor/exhibitor at conferences, events, career fairs and trainings. Engage with participants about who we are, what services we offer, ways to become involved, and current events taking place within the agency.

Read the position description here.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please complete a Vendor Interest Form and submit it to the staff liaison.

Staff Liaison:
Lara Richardson, larar@mnaeyc-mnsaca.org

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