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

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:

The purpose of this position is to provide high-quality mentoring and youth development services to BBBS’ participants in its mentoring programs, with the goal of ensuring safe, positive, and healthy mentoring relationships for youth that result in positive long-term outcomes. Coordinators develop and lead activities or programs such as site-based programming for elementary, middle and high school matches, and for youth ages 12 and older; college and career readiness, match activities, and related work.

This position operates in multiple high schools, making and supporting group and one-to-one mentoring relationships for high school students.

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.

Project for Pride in Living – 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.

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.

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.