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 Education

The Vice President of Education will provide overall strategic direction for NAZ’s education strategies. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will be part of the Organizational Leadership Team which consists of Directors and above. This position will ensure that NAZ’s K – 12 education strategies are designed to achieve NAZ’s long-term goal that “all scholars graduate from high school, college-and-career ready” and support NAZ’s mission of creating a culture of achievement in North Minneapolis. The Vice President of Education will supervise the Director of Education Partnerships, Director of Family Achievement, and the Director of Community Wellness.

Director of Early Childhood 

The overall purpose of the Early Childhood Director is to support our Early Childhood strategy made up of early learning partners, scholarships, and assessments, to become effective in preparing all NAZ children for kindergarten. The focus of the role is to work with partners using collective impact methods and adaptive change strategies designed collaboratively to accelerate age-appropriate development. This includes: Early childhood network of providers, Think Small, Teaching Strategies GOLD, and the NAZ Early Childhood action team. Through NAZ coaches and partner Action Teams, and with NAZ “Results Plans” (continuous improvement plans) as a roadmap, the Early Childhood Director helps design and implement pathways that accelerate learning and create a culture of school readiness within families, partner programs, and scholars. The Director facilitates Action Teams, leads shared professional development efforts, and uses data to influence improved processes with partner leadership and staff.

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.

Human Resources Generalist

The HR Generalist is responsible for performing various HR-related duties as part of an HR team.  The primary areas of responsibility include payroll and benefits administration, employee relations and policy interpretation, compliance, compensation and employee engagement.

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.

Internship Opportunity 

NAZ is looking for a graduate student intern (or advanced undergraduate with experience conducting reviews and can work independently) to conduct literature and best practice reviews on topics related to:

  • place-based
  • cradle-to-career collective impact initiatives
  • current PreK-12 educational teaching
  • assessment practices (especially during Covid-19).

The minimum commitment is 6 hours per week.

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 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.