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Grant & Giving Coordinator

The Grant & Giving Coordinator promotes the mission and models the values of Ain Dah Yung Center to provides a healing place within the community for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness. This hybrid position is responsible for identifying funding opportunities for a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization and writing and submitting proposals to grantor organizations. Their duties include researching deadlines, drafting grant requests, submitting reports for approval, and following through with all reporting requirements after funds are awarded. The role also includes development of business relationships with the potential to create corporate funding and volunteer opportunities within the Twin Cities area. The salary for this position is $55-$60,000 annually depending on qualifications. This is a full-time hybrid position meaning some of the work needs to be done onsite and in person while other tasks can be done at home.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and understand the history, objectives, programs, and financial needs of the organization serving Native communities including homeless services, Safe Harbor programing, mental health, & youth supportive services
  • Identify and implement grant opportunities from government and non-government agencies appropriate for the organization
  • Identify new, and maintain existing, business, and corporate partnerships
  • Write, prepare, and submit grant proposals and supporting documents based on the funding requirements of the organization sharing the experiences of native people in a compelling way
  • Respond to internal and external queries on drafted and submitted proposals in a timely manner
  • Track and submit follow-up reports, outcomes, and other requirements of grantor agencies in a timely manner
  • Cultivate relationships between those involved in the grants process internally, as well as in the grantor community & maintain positive relationships with fund providers and other stakeholders
  • Foster a positive, engaged community and actively seek ways to help people and communities
  • Keep management informed of all grant activities, policies, and processes
  • Assist in developing and execute a strategy for discovering and securing new donor prospects and strengthen community partnerships, as part of the overall development plan
  • Develop and maintain database files and records for all prospects and donors
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Director to plan and implement communications activities in alignment with the organization's mission and goals
  • Participates in agency efforts to promote a mutually respecting, multicultural environment; participates in training opportunities related to economic, racial, and cultural diversity as requested
  • Attend meetings both in person and virtually
  • Collects and records all required statistical information; accurately reports data
  • Performs other job duties as requested

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in English, communication, creative writing, or related area and/or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in grant writing and/or donor relations
  • Preferred experience working with Native American Community
  • Awareness of systemic racism and historical trauma and its impact on the American Indian community
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, both personally and organizationally
  • Excellent knowledge of proposal submission and fundraising processes
  • Must be an intelligent writer who knows how to properly appeal to the funding organizations
  • Experience with managing the ongoing obligations attached to grants and donors
  • Proficiency in donor database platforms & web-based technologies
  • Skilled at developing positive rapport & communicating effectively
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of people in a manner which shows sensitivity, respect, and professionalism
  • Ability to promote a professional work environment that is affirming, respectful and understanding of diverse people
  • Communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Experience and skills in making and delivering presentations
  • Demonstrates the ability to manage ambiguous/stressful situations
  • Aptitude to manage multiple tasks including identifying priorities, adjusting scope as necessary, and adhering to strict timelines
  • Must be able work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office 365, Teams and Zoom
  • Valid MN driver’s license with insurance and maintain a good driving record
  • Must pass a DHS background check

Physical & Environment Demands:

  • This job operates mainly in a professional office environment
  • Some local travel is expected for this position
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to speak and hear sufficiently to communicate effectively by phone or in person, and must be able to read correspondence, computer screens, and forms
  • Some evening and weekend hours
  • Standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to operate computer, phones, and writing utensils

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.

Chemical Dependency Prevention Advocate

Ain Dah Yung Center is seeking a Chemical Dependency Prevention Advocate within the Ninijanisag (Meaning "Our Children" in Ojibwe) program. Ninijanisag teaches American Indian youth about problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills in cultural context specializing in the prevention of suicide, chemical dependency, and commercial tobacco use.

The main goal for this position is to decrease the risk factor of chemical use among participant youth by engaging them in cultural education activities centered on the dangers of chemical use and creating positive community norms in collaboration with other advocates and agencies. This position will be responsible for outreach to schools, other agencies, and the larger community engaging youth between the ages of 10 – 17. This advocate will facilitate prevention groups and activities working to build a strong sense of leadership with the youth they are working with. Position includes afternoon/evening and some weekend hours.

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Responsible for decreasing the risk factor of chemical use among participant youth by involving them in the planning and implementation messaging and outdoor/indoor community events.
  • Develop curriculum specific to the American Indian/Tribal culture and facilitate youth groups. Areas of interested will included but are not limited to; chemical use prevention, public policy and systems change, healthy living, and cultural traditions and teachings.
  • Case management - Intake new youth into the program utilizing proper paperwork and administration assessments. Maintain complete and accurate files on youth participation.
  • Responsible to maintain a calendar of events for programming monthly.
  • Conduct home visits and include families in programming.
  • Listen to client concerns and providing crisis intervention as required.
  • Outreach to the Native community, community agencies, and schools.
  • Teach advocacy skills to youth and advocate on their behalf within systems they are involved with – schools, city programs, agencies, etc.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain referral partnerships with local social service agencies that effectively assist clients to achieve their basic needs and goals.
  • Responsible for understanding program budgets and ability to plan activities/groups accordingly.
  • Organize community events and youth projects as well as participate in various other community collaborative initiatives.
  • Act as a support system to the youth and family and provide supportive resources.
  • Foster a positive, engaged community and actively seek ways to help people and communities.
  • Collects and records all required statistical information; accurately reports data in a timely manner.
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports and other data as required.
  • Directly reports to the Community Services Director.
  • Participates in agency efforts to promote a mutually respecting, multicultural environment; participates in training opportunities related to economic, racial and cultural diversity as requested.
  • Attend all agency and Ninijanisag meetings and trainings including the completion of HIPAA, and Mandated reporting for minors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have at least 2 years of education in human services or related field or 3 years’ experience in chemical dependency. A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field is preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working with at- risk youth in a group, educational or human service setting.
  • Must have working knowledge of traditional American Indian culture, community, and family systems including spiritual ceremonies that reflect our local Indigenous community.
  • Must have experience working in the Native American Community and be familiar with the resources available to American Indian youth.
  • Must have an understanding of risk factors facing American Indian Youth and have an ability to provide educational information to youth and family members.
  • Clear understanding of structural racism and historical trauma and its impact on the American Indian community.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices preferred, specifically Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and Person-Centered approaches.
  • Experience working with youth and families of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preferably in a nonprofit organization within the Native Community.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, both personally and organizationally.
  • Maintain confidentiality and understand its implications in both the workplace and the community.
  • Knowledgeable about and able to respond effectively to the complexities of participants’ lives.
  • Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, respect, and professionalism.
  • Ability to promote a professional work environment that is affirming, respectful and understanding of diverse people.
  • Capability to exercise good judgement and problem solving in a variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to think clearly and act appropriately under pressure.
  • Must be able work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries and act as a role model to clients.
  • Ability to work constructively with youth who exhibit a wide array of challenging behaviors.
  • Knowledge of identifying signs of active addiction.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Self-motivated and self- directed.
  • Proven capacity to manage multiple tasks including identifying priorities, adjusting scope as necessary, and adhering to strict timelines.
  • Requires creativity, flexibility, and inclusivity in the approach to group planning and in supporting youth and their families.
  • Strong communication skills, including inter-personal communication and written reports.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety measures to promote effective operations for the protection of people, data, and property.
  • Knowledge of various principles and methods for teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to talk to others to convey information effectively and give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Skill of monitoring/assessing yourself, Ninijanisag clients and program to suggest improvements or take corrective action.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback.
  • Ability to manage one's own time and the time of others.
  • Skilled in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one for grant funding.
  • Ability to engage members of collaborative partnerships in healthy discussions, cooperation, and working relationships.
  • Ability to apply rules and combine information to reach an appropriate conclusion to people and programs.
  • Ability to identify when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and focus on reaching conclusions to solve the problem.
  • Skilled in assessing the needs of the individual and community and seek ways to address these needs.
  • Skilled in developing positive rapport with peers, families, and community members.
  • Understanding the importance of self-care in human services environment.
  • Must be free of problematic substance use for at least two years immediately preceding hiring and must sign a statement attesting to that fact.
  • Strong communication skills, including inter-personal communication and written reports.
  • Must have good organizational and coordination skills.
  • Must have a valid MN Driver’s License with insurance and maintain a good driving record.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and either Android or Apple smart phones.

Physical & Environmental Demands:

  • Travel between sites and other business-related destinations.
  • Learn technical information for assessment, testing, reporting, and evaluating.
  • Communicate effectively with high-risk populations and community partners.
  • Frequent talking and listening.
  • Standing, walking, stooping, bending, and the ability to lift 20 lbs.
  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to operate computer, phones, and writing utensils.
  • Occasional exposure to high-risk situations.

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.

Street Outreach Worker

Ain Dah Yung Center is looking for a part-time Street Outreach Worker to work varying shifts to provide street-based services to homeless, precariously housed, runaway, and at-risk youth and young adults in collaboration with StreetWorks Collaborative and other organizations. They also provide access to shelter and/or housing and satisfying or providing resources for other basic needs. Salary for this position starts at $16 an hour, depending on qualifications.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct Street-based outreach to identify youth and young adults up to age 24 who are experiencing homelessness, precariously housed, runaway, and/or otherwise at-risk.
  • Responsible for assessing youth using the Coordinated Entry System, tracking & collecting client information for funding purposes.
  • Process housing intake and assessments to determine housing needs and preferences; and accept internal referrals from Ain Dah Yung Center, the StreetWorks Collaborative and other Social Serving Agencies.
  • Responsible for delivering culturally sensitive outreach services as part of a mobile StreetWorks team to youth and young adults located at identified locations in the twin cities metro including train platforms, encampments, and engaging them to obtain safe and affordable shelter and housing opportunities.
  • Identify, develop and maintain referral partnerships with local social service agencies that effectively assist clients to achieve their basic needs and life goals in areas including education, employment, mental, and physical health.
  • Offer care and service coordination in partnership with other nonprofits, law enforcement, behavioral health services, and medical providers to ensure clients receive the help they need.
  • Work closely with Hennepin/ Ramsey County, the Department of Human Services, Public Housing, Metro Transit, and other community partners to ensure housing and services are secured.
  • Build strong networks within the schools that they partner with, and the various school administrations.
  • Fosters a positive, engaged community.
  • Listen to client concerns and providing crisis intervention as required.
  • Accessing mental health crisis services or Adult Protective Services for residents is a common component of the position.
  • Assist client develop independent living skills.
  • Distribute and track health and personal care supplies, food, and access to transportation
  • Transports or arranges public transportation for clients to medical, court, or other appointments.
  • Collaborate as a member of the larger Ain Dah Yung Center Team and serve as a housing resource expert as needed.
  • Collects and records all required statistical information; accurately reports data in a
    timely manner.
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports and other data as required by the StreetWorks Collaborative
  • Become certified in Coordinated Entry system.
  • Prepare financial assistance requests through the StreetWorks Collaborative and make sure all required documents are present in the request
  • Participates in agency efforts to promote a mutually respecting, multicultural environment; participates in training opportunities related to economic, racial, and cultural diversity as requested.
  • Attend all Agency and Street Outreach meetings and trainings including the completion of HIPAA, Vulnerable Adult training, and Mandated reporting for minors.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the clients.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • At least two years of experience working with youth in an educational or human service or homeless youth nonprofit setting.
  • Must have experience working with at-risk populations and the ability to work constructively with youth who exhibit a wide array of challenging behaviors.
  • Candidates must be knowledgeable of the Native American Indian culture, values, and family systems.
  • Clear understanding of structural racism and historical trauma and its impact on the American Indian community.
  • Must understand risk factors facing American Indian Youth and have an ability to provide educational information to youth.
  • Strong understanding of homelessness, and knowledge of community and educational resources.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices preferred, specifically Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care and Person-Centered approaches.
  • Experience working with youth and/or young adults of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preferably in a housing and/or nonprofit organization.
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion, both personally, and organizationally.
  • Maintain confidentiality and understand its implications in both the workplace and the community.
  • Knowledgeable about and able to respond effectively to the complexities of participants’ lives and the co-occurring challenges and conditions associated with long-term homelessness.
  • Ability to interact with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, respect, and professionalism.
  • Ability to promote a professional work environment that is affirming, respectful and understanding of diverse people.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and problem solving in a variety of circumstances.
  • Ability to think clearly and act appropriately under pressure.
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Capability to maintain professional boundaries and act as a role model to clients.
  • Ability to engage members of collaborative partnerships in healthy discussions, cooperation, and working relationships.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety measures to promote effective operations for the protection of people, data, and property.
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Ability to self-monitor/assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Proven capacity to manage multiple tasks including identifying priorities, adjusting scope as necessary, and adhering to strict timelines.
  • Capacity to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one for grant funding.
  • Ability to apply rules and combine information to reach an appropriate conclusion to people and programs.
  • Ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and reaching conclusions to solve the problem.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback
  • Skilled in assessing the needs of the individual and community and seek ways to address these needs, actively looking for ways to help people and communities.
  • Skilled in developing positive rapport with peers, families, and community members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Strong communication skills, including inter-personal communication, and written reports.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and either Android or Apple smart phones.
  • Must have valid MN Driver’s License and pass DHS Background Check.

Physical & Environmental Demands:

  • Travel between sites and other business-related destinations.
  • Learn technical information for assessment, testing, reporting, and evaluating, including the administering of housing assessments.
  • Communicate effectively with high-risk populations and community partners.
  • Frequent talking and listening.
  • Standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Frequent use of hands and fingers to operate computer, phones, and writing utensils.
  • Occasional exposure to high-risk situations.

TO APPLY

If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to jobs@adycenter.org.

Or mail to:

Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.