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.

Open Positions

Vice President of Finance

The Vice President of Finance will provide overall and strategic direction for all financial management, grants accounting and budgeting functions. This position will report to the President & CEO of NAZ and will be a part of her/his Senior Management Team, which consists of the Chief of Staff, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Development Officer, and The Vice President of Heart (Human) Resources. This position will ensure all financial systems are in alignment with the programmatic functions of and strategic focus of the organization. The Vice President of Finance will supervise the following position: Accountant.

Director of Individual Giving

The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) Director of Individual Giving position is an opportunity to apply your leadership, relationship, and management experience to an organization that is engaging in powerfully effective work. You will work in a positive environment, surrounded by a team that is building a nation-leading model to close the achievement gap. The purpose of this position is to develop transformational relationships with individual prospects and donors to invite, inspire, and encourage investment in the children and families of North Minneapolis.

Development Services Manager

The Development Services Manager is critical to building a strong fundraising effort based on the balance of art and science. Responsibilities for this key role include gift processing, database management – develops and implements data and gift-entry procedures, performs all activities of database management while ensuring data integrity and data security and provides database training. Works closely with the Finance Team to ensure financials align between accounting and development. Produces advancement reports and mailing lists for development and advancement-wide use. The position reports directly to the Director of Institutional Giving.

Team Manager

The NAZ Team Manager leads a team of NAZ Staff who work directly with NAZ families and scholars to achieve academic success. Our staff partners with families in the Zone to illuminate a path to college and engages supportive partners along the way. The NAZ Team Manager is responsible for ensuring the success of the team by providing training, coaching, and problem-solving support to each team and using data to drive and monitor the process. This position is also responsible for creating collaboration across all NAZ teams.

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.

Partner Listings:

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.

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.