Family Recruitment Manager

Family Recruitment Manager

Compensation: $52,670- $60,195

Status:  Full-time, Exempt

Reports To: Vice President of Family and Community Impact

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 Purpose

The NAZ Family Recruitment Manager supports family recruitment through community engagement, data monitoring and building effective relationships with key stakeholders. The position collaborates with NAZ staff and community partners to build effectiveness in recruitment strategies in support of enrollment into NAZ.  The position will develop strategies to leverage Family A enrollment targets, implementation and alignment at anchor/partner sites and community relationships to identify and recruit new families into NAZ. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify recruitment opportunities: Manage relationships with existing and potential community partners to identify programs, events and other opportunities for recruitment into NAZ. Use routine reports developed by the Data Innovation team that specifies outcomes of recruitment efforts. 
  • Provide support and direction to staff volunteers: Collaborate with coaches and staff to provide event details for recruitment opportunities, and provide expert engagement to support to move potential families from interest to enrollment. Develop and communicate  staff duties, responsibilities, and talking points at recruitment events. Develop and circulate a post-event survey for staff after each event.
  • Provide support to newly enrolled families: Monitor NAZ Family Interest Forms on NAZ website. Contact new families who submit an Interest Form for enrollment into NAZ. Clarify and determine eligibility into the program based on our eligibility requirements.  to explain what NAZ has to offer. Follow up with families who complete Interest Form but have not responded to first attempts to connect.
  • Coordinate recruitment support staff: Maintain scheduling of recruitment opportunities, provide onsite leadership and direction during events and oversee transportation, catering and logistics. 
  • Manage and distribute recruitment materials: Order and track inventory of recruitment materials. Coordinate and distribute incentives to new interested families for enrollment.
  • Community Engagement: Serve as a NAZ representative with key community partners. Communicate plans and work with leadership to determine if NAZ engages with community actions. Also, seek out recruitment opportunities and act as a liaison to facilitate NAZ involvement.
  • Event Coordination: Serve as point person for community events that engage and recruit new families into the NAZ collaborative of supports. Coordinate logistics and communicate roles and responsibilities to volunteers. Track referrals for NAZ coaching and navigate recruited families to available NAZ opportunities. (ie, Family Academy)

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with diverse populations, providing home based services, training in evidence-based practices is also required.
  • High School degree required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and motivation skills.
  • Commitment to professional development training, including understanding technology and data management systems.
  • Ability to use multiple tools to drive results, including an asset based approach as well as direct accountability measures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an internal team, as well as in collaboration with community partners.
  • Strong commitment to expectation that children growing up in North Minneapolis can succeed in academics and college.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • This is a hybrid role, the individual will complete a portion of their work onsite at the NAZ facility located in North Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • Work includes frequent walking up and down stairs, lifting, sitting, and bending.
  • Regular operation of normal office machines (computer, copier, and fax) is required.
  • There are occasional evenings and weekends required.
  • Limited travel may be required.
  • NAZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be made with Human Resources upon hire.
Salary Description
$52,670- $60,195