Board Opportunities

Minnesota Council on Economic Education

History/Background

Our Approach: We fulfill our mission by teaching teachers, engaging students and reaching communities.

Teaching Teachers: We believe in the transformational power of talented and dedicated teachers in shaping the lives of young people. Through top-quality professional development workshops, courses, conferences, and teaching recognition programs, MCEE equips teachers with content and resources in economics and personal finance that they can bring directly to their classrooms.

Engaging Students: We believe that students with strong economic and personal finance knowledge are empowered to become informed and engaged citizens, as well as productive and contributing members of society. To energize their passion in learning economics and personal finance, MCEE directly engages Minnesota K-12 students in a variety of high-impact learning activities, including student competitions and college-readiness workshops.

Reaching Communities: Partnering with community organizations and University of Minnesota Extension, MCEE equips local community partners to deliver personal finance education to their low-income and under-served constituents, helping foster strong households and communities.

Strategic Priorities

Expanding reach and impact across the state, expanding brand awareness, expanding capacity.

Annual budget: $500,000 – Individual Contributions, Government Grants or Contracts

Skills

MCEE is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Board Governance
  • Legal
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Public Policy and Advocacy

Specifically interested in finding the following: lawyers, K-12 administrator (principal or superintendent, employee of Minnesota State/Local Government agencies (especially Dept. of Education). Also looking for females across the corporate sector.

Information

  • Number of members currently: 30
  • Meeting time and frequency:  4 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: St. Paul

Expectations

  • Time Expectation: Up to 5 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes, at a level meaningful to the board member.
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
  • Length of Term: 3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? No

Questions about this board opportunity?

Email: boardconnector@propelnonprofits.org

Address

1994 Buford Avenue St. Paul, MN 55108

Mission

To equip Minnesotans with the economic and personal financial understanding needed to succeed in today’s complex economy.