Application Deadline Approaching
On March 16, 2021, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State released notice of vacancies for various state boards, councils and committees that are accepting applications. Minnesotans are encouraged to apply and serve in demonstration of public service. The newest vacancies are listed below, and the full list of 488 vacancies can be found on our website Open Positions.
Applications may be submitted online, and must be submitted within 21 days of the “Publish Date” listed on our Open Positions page, to be assured of full consideration by the appointing authority. Appointing authorities may choose to review applications received by the Secretary of State after the 21 day application period.
See our new instructions on HOW TO APPLY at the end of the message.
Governor’s Community Council on Inclusion and Equity
Legal Basis: Executive Order 21-13
75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155
Vacancies: Member (14 Seats)
Powers and Duties
The Community Council will advise and collaborate with the One Minnesota Council in achieving its goals to design, create, and implement effective, inclusive, and equitable practices for the State to address disparities and inequities in our communities. The Community Council, in collaboration with the One Minnesota Council and state agencies, must prepare a report to the Governor on an annual basis. The report will provide an update on the status of the Community Council’s work and any recommendations for an effective, inclusive, and equitable State government.
Restrictions to Membership
The Chief Inclusion Officer or their designee will serve as Chair of the Community Council. In addition to the Chair, the Community Council will be comprised of up to 14 members appointed by the Governor. The Governor will seek representation from communities most impacted by the disparities and inequities in our state.
How to Apply
- Visit the Open Positions page.
- Scroll down to find the correct Agency/Board/Council.
- Choose the correct seat type, and click button that says APPLY.
- The system will walk you through creating an application profile.
Page 2 of the application will now allow you to attach the following documents:
- Letter of Interest
- Resume or Biography
Applicants are encouraged to use the online application as the Appointing Authority will have access to your information as soon as it is submitted.
Applications submitted via downloadable application may experience some delay in reaching the Appointing Authority.
Paper applications (Word) may be submitted by email to: Email Open Appointments or by mail or in person to:
Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St Paul, MN 55155-1299
In accordance with the Minnesota Open Appointments Law, the Secretary of State acts as an administrator in publishing vacancies, receiving applications and recording appointments. Applications will be reviewed and appointments made by the appointing authorities; questions about specific vacancies and appointments should be directed to the appointing authority. Applications are kept on file for a one-year period.