When you join Northside Achievement Zone, you’ll be working as part of a diverse team that’s helping North Minneapolis families to improve achievement in school and in life. We offer competitive benefits and the opportunity to grow with a nationally-recognized Promise Neighborhood organization.

Join us as we support a generation of Northside children on their journey to college.

Our organization is values-driven. Our NAZ F.A.C.T(s) are core to who we are as an organization and the basis of all of the decisions we make related to our people, programing, partnerships, policy platforms. Our F.A.C.T(s) are as follows:

    Focusing on the Success of our families and children

    Advancing Racial Equity for All

    Creating a Trusting Community

    Transforming our Community Through Data and Learning

Open Positions

Executive Assistant
The Executive Assistant to the President/CEO supports efforts to effectively lead an organization that effectively collaborates with over 25 partner organizations focused on collective impact and results. This role will work directly with the President & CEO to ensure that efficient administrative systems and tools are in place to facilitate her work and her role within NAZ and throughout the community. This role will also support the President in maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, providing intensive support for the Board of Directors, and executing best practice strategies in relation to the leadership of NAZ.

Family Achievement Program Director 
The Family Achievement program director is responsible for monitoring the accountability and productivity of family achievement coaches to ensure the strategic and operational oversight for the recruitment of families and the successful delivery of achievement planning for all NAZ families and scholars. The Family Achievement Program Director holds the knowledge of academic support partners and the relationships with the data innovations team to ensure team manager and coach understanding of how partners are used to support families and scholars. The director is responsible for maintaining the data quality of all achievement program documentation and supporting new initiatives.

Family Support Director (Housing/Career/Finance)
The overall purpose of the Director’s role is to support our Family Support strategy made up of partners, resources, and strategies in order to support NAZ families with their housing and career/finance goals so that their children can show up ready to learn and succeed academically. The focus of the role is to work with partners using collective impact methods and adaptive change strategies designed collaboratively to support families. This includes: collaborating with housing and career/finance partners, the NAZ Family Support Action Team, and acting as coordinator and collaborator alongside the State, Hennepin County, and NAZ anchor partners in a site within the MN 2-Gen Policy Network. Through NAZ coaches and partner Action Teams, and with NAZ “Results Plans” (strategy and continuous improvement plans) as a roadmap, the Family Support Director helps design and implement pathways that support family-led goals and collaboration that leads to systems and policy-level efforts.

Accounting Associate
The Accounting Associate will support the financial processes in compliance with financial policies and procedures. This includes keeping records of all organizational financial systems and providing professional customer service to the internal and external users of NAZ’s financial systems.

Development Associate
The Development Associate is key to the success of fundraising at Northside Achievement Zone, focused on both administrative and database responsibilities. The position works primarily with members of the Development and Marketing/Communications team, the CEO’s office, Finance, and other staff members as needed. This position will provide data entry with accuracy, currently using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, and will focus on administrative aspects that support high-quality fundraising programs.

Family Achievement Coach
The Family Achievement Coach partners with families in North Minneapolis to illuminate a path to college and leverage supports along the way. The Family Achievement Coach builds trusting relationships, inspires a deep commitment from parents and students (called “NAZ Scholars”), and solidifies the belief that NAZ scholars will graduate from college. The Family Achievement Coach can work with parents or scholars to set achievement goals, encourage behaviors that support academic outcomes, and make connections with promising and proven strategies to support success. Family Achievement Coaches are accessible to parents and scholars by being located within the community. The location of the Family Achievement Coach determines their focus area. *Focus Areas: Early Childhood, Kindergarten-8th grade, High-School, Housing, and Career & Finance.

Family Achievement Coach – Bilingual Spanish
See job brief above.

Graduate Research Assistant – U of MN & NAZ Family Academy
(**Click the link, then type the job ID in the search bar: 342092)
We are seeking a new graduate student to join the NAZ team to help develop the new college-bound scholars -2 curriculum. This curriculum is a parenting intervention designed for parents of children from 7-12th grade (middle to high school). The graduate student will be employed at .50 time to support work within NAZ ecosystem to help design and field test the new curriculum. This position will begin in the Fall of 2021 and continue to the end of the spring semester of 2022. This project will design and evaluate College Bound Scholars-Middle High School (CBS-MHS).

Partner Listings:

PPL Housing Specialist – NAZ Partnership 

The Housing Specialist-NAZ Partnership will work with NAZ families to set and achieve housing goals so that families have increased economic and housing stability and their children can succeed academically. This role will provide housing search and placement, landlord recruitment, rehousing, and tenancy-sustaining services to help NAZ families find and keep housing in the North Minneapolis community. The Housing Specialist-NAZ Partnership will collaborate closely with NAZ staff and partners.

Big Brothers Big Sisters  Bilingual Match Engagement Coordinator (Spanish)
This position provides high-quality mentoring and youth development services to BBBS participants in our community-based program, with the goal of ensuring safe, positive, and healthy mentoring relationships for youth that result in positive, long-term outcomes.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Administrative Specialist
The purpose of this position is to oversee the child application process and conduct a variety of administrative tasks, including data entry, volunteer background checks, and fingerprinting. This position contributes to advancing BBBS’ mission by providing quality customer service to prospective participants.

NorthPoint Health & Wellness – Lead Assistant Food Shelf
The Food Shelf Lead Assistant, in collaboration with the Food Programs Manager, provides supervision and work direction to Food Shelf Assistants, Drivers, and Volunteers to ensure smooth and efficient operations. Duties and responsibilities, include but are not limited to, supervision, compliance, inventory ordering, maintenance schedule for all food programs equipment (vehicles, coolers, HVAC, etc.), food pick-up and delivery as well as providing client assistance as needed.

Scholar Squad – Reading (Minnesota Reading Corps)
As a Scholar Squad Tutor, you’ll serve virtually with children ages 3-5 to build skills and get ready for Kindergarten and with students in grades K-3 to become better readers. With great training and continual coaching, we’ll prepare you to work one-on-one to help kids develop their reading skills and confidence! We are currently recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. Tutors have the option of beginning in November 2020 or January 2021.

Scholar Squad – Math (Minnesota Math Corps)
As a Scholar Squad Tutor, you’ll work with children in grades K-3 or 4-8 virtually to improve their skills and get on track with math. With great training and coaching, we’ll prepare you to work with students to build fundamental math skills and confidence! We are currently recruiting for the 2020-21 school year. Tutors have the option of beginning in November 2020 or January 2021.