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

Vice President of Human (Heart) Resources 

The Vice President of Human (Heart) Resources is a vital member of the senior leadership team and will work in partnership with the CEO and other leaders to create and sustain a vibrant NAZ culture focused on people’s well-being and development to organizational effectiveness. The VP will focus on culture solidifying HR strategies and programming, including talent acquisition, development, and management; total rewards (benefits and compensation); coaching and performance improvement; succession planning; change management; organizational design; and effective internal communication strategies. Also, the VP will provide oversight for the HR Generalist.

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.

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.

Partner Listings:

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.

K-3 Scholar Coach – Nellie Stone Johnson Community School (Reading Corps)

The Scholar Coach position is a part of the Total Learning Classroom program, an innovation of the Minnesota Reading Corps. Scholar Coaches support students at Minnesota schools with high academic needs.

As a Scholar Coach, you’ll be embedded in a K-3 classroom and partner with a licensed teacher to help students become better readers and promote overall academic engagement. With great training and onsite coaching, we’ll prepare you to work one-on-one or in small groups to help kids in an immersive classroom setting develop their reading skills and confidence! Students make the most progress when you are there, so Scholar Coaches serve during school hours, Monday-Friday, and are needed for the whole school year.

Preschool Literacy Tutor – Community Corps – Nellie Stone Johnson Community School (Reading Corps)

Thousands of Minnesota kids need help getting ready for Kindergarten and you can make all the difference. Offer your time and talent as a tutor and be more for preschool students.

As a Preschool Literacy Tutor, you’ll spend your days helping children ages 3-5 to talk, read, write, sing and play in order to develop early literacy skills and get ready for Kindergarten. Embedded in a classroom, you’ll work closely with a teacher to enhance daily literacy activities and help students build both skills and confidence. With great training and onsite coaching, you’ll be ready to make an impact.

Enrollment and Match Coordinator – Big Brothers Big Sisters

As the largest and oldest mentoring agency in the region, Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities (BBBS) has a strong foundation that supports life-changing mentoring relationships between caring adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and young people (“Littles”). By partnering with young people, parents/guardians, and volunteer mentors, BBBS defends and amplifies the potential of youth through impactful relationships, educational support, and increased confidence and social-emotional skills.

The primary purpose of this position is to interview and assess volunteers, youth, and families for eligibility into the program; uphold documentation and data management standards; ensure child safety standards are upheld; and identify quality matches between adult volunteers and youth. This position will also serve as a liaison with the Northside Achievement Zone.