Family Support Director

Family Support Director

Status:  Full-time, Exempt

Compensation: $65,010 - $86,680 Annually

HIRING BONUS: All new employees will receive a $3,000 hiring bonus!

The Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) is a bold and innovative collaborative effort to close the achievement gap in the geographic “Zone” of North Minneapolis. The purpose of our work is to end multigenerational poverty in our community, using education as a lever. We use a data-driven, evidence-based, achievement-focused model in which both children and their families move through a “cradle-to-career” ecosystem that provides comprehensive support. NAZ is a leading initiative in the national Promise Neighborhoods and cradle to college/career movement. As NAZ learns what works with families in North Minneapolis to address complex issues related to urban poverty, strategies are being set up for replication and informing the regional, state, and national field.

Position Overview

The Family Support Director is responsible for aligning and coordinating the vision, strategy and implementation of the housing and career/finance areas of the NAZ ecosystem to build equity and results for families. The strategy is made up of strategies, partners, programs, services, and resources that support families in their pursuit of stable, affordable, healthy housing and the economic ability to provide a healthy and financially stable environment at home so their children can succeed at school and in life. This role works with NAZ staff and partners in a highly collaborative and results-oriented approach to implement aligned programs, systems and policy level strategies. This role coordinates cross-collaborative partnerships and uses data for learning and improvement with NAZ and partner staff. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead Action Team & Partner Collaboration: cultivate relationships with and facilitate a team of housing and career/finance partners and institutions to design and implement shared goals and strategies that support NAZ families.
  • Strategy Implementation: lead the implementation of high impact, evidence-based strategies and practices that ensure housing stability, income growth, asset and wealth generation, access to training and career readiness opportunities for families.
  • Systems & Policy Change: collaborate with families and partners (community-level and public sector) on opportunities for systems and policy level change opportunities.
  • Data, Learning & Continuous Improvement: collaborate with the Data Innovation Team and partners to develop evaluation, data, and continuous improvement strategies.
  • Results-Based Leadership: use results-based, adaptive and data-driven leadership knowledge and skills and promote a results-based culture with partners.
  • Internal staff collaboration: drive strategy design and implementation through close collaboration with key NAZ staff throughout the organization.
  • Contract management: partner with COO, Finance Director, and partners to facilitate partnerships and contracts that support strategic goals.


Vaccine Requirement: NAZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be made with Human Resources upon hire. 

Salary Description
$65,010 - $86,680 Annually