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

Administrative Support- Collective Impact Associate

The Associate position provides strong administrative support for the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and other key leaders within the organization. This position provides ongoing administrative support and has specific responsibilities to support events and training, coordinate various projects, and develop presentation materials. This position interacts with internal staff and external stakeholders and must have exemplary interpersonal and organizational skills.

Director of Evaluation

The Evaluation Director leads the development and supports the use of tools, strategies, and processes that enable data to drive results across NAZ. The Evaluation Director will be the primary liaison in our partnership with a team of evaluators at Wilder Research and may also design and implement internal evaluation efforts that are not reliant on external evaluators. The Evaluation Director will be skilled in helping to lead the evaluation of NAZ’s impact on the target population of low income, African American families in North Minneapolis. The Director will also lead in establishing a body of “evidence,” based on data, of what programmatic and/or systematic strategies prove most effective in achieving NAZ’s stated goals as a backbone and across the collaborative. This focus on evidence will enable NAZ to contribute to broader population-level results of “all children graduate high school career and college-ready.” The Evaluation Director will assist NAZ in determining the best approaches to evaluating both the programmatic work conducted by NAZ and its partners as well as NAZ’s role as the “backbone organization” for the collective impact work including policy and systems efforts.

Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer

The Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer will be responsible for deepening current institutional funding relationships, discovering new opportunities for funding partnerships and effectively managing the strategic steps to ensure the best possible result for the NAZ and its partners. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), this position will lead all research, writing, reporting, and relationship tracking related to institutional support, including corporations, foundations. The position manages direct contact with key representatives, ensuring the CEO, CDO, Board members, and other NAZ leaders are involved in an expanding number of high-level strategic partnership conversations. Additionally, the position will align its efforts with the Chief Operating Officer and their direct reports to navigate the intersection between implementation and resource opportunities. Ideal candidates must be able to identify funding opportunities matched with the NAZ ecosystem needs and map out the relationship, proposal, and reporting steps necessary to secure funding.

Partner Listings:

Financial Wellness Coach (HIRED)

The Financial Wellness Coach will develop and implement a grant-funded financial wellness pilot program focused on the goals & strengths of low-income families served by HIRED metro-wide, with a specific emphasis on meeting the needs of North Minneapolis families. This role will provide outreach and engagement to connect with people enrolled in HIRED programs on financial wellness topics, help clarify and achieve financial goals, and connect with broader community resources to augment project services.

Real Estate Development Project Manager (Urban Homeworks)

Urban Homeworks, Inc. (UHW) is seeking an experienced professional for the Real Estate Development team. In direct partnership and oversight of the Real Estate Development Director, the primary role of the Project Manager is to manage affordable housing development projects, primarily single-family homeownership and some multi-family rental projects. The Project Manager is responsible for planning and overseeing development activities, budgets and schedules from site identification and pre-development, financing and acquisition, construction contracting and oversight to final sale or lease-up.

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 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 to 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.