Family Achievement Program Director
Northside Achievement Zone Office
Job Type

Salary range: $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 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 Achievement program director is responsible for monitoring the accountability and productivity of family achievement coaches to ensure the strategic and operational oversight for the recruitment of families and the successful delivery of achievement planning for all NAZ families and scholars. The Family Achievement Program Director holds the knowledge of academic support partners and the relationships with the data innovations team to ensure team manager and coach understanding of how partners are used to support families and scholars. The director is responsible for maintaining data quality of all achievement program documentation and supporting new initiatives. 

**Please submit both a resume and cover letter for this position**

Remote-based position on interim basis due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Upon approval of “Return to Office” site guidelines, this role may require the individual to work onsite at the NAZ facility located in North Minneapolis, MN 55411.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Model positive attitude toward education and community building; promote growth mindset that leverages the power of parents to evoke positive change.
  • Understanding and aligning  NAZ education strategies with team managers and coaches. 
  • Hold and execute knowledge of academic and family support strategies to ensure coach understanding of how they are used to support scholars and families.
  • Ensure the ongoing training of Team Managers and Family Achievement Coaches around Family Academy, and specialized focus areas. 
  • Maintain data quality and monitoring of all achievement program documentation in NAZ Connect/Salesforce database and project management tools.
  • Managing and supervising team manager, and leading any corrective measures for Family Achievement Coaches.
  • Lead the delivery of services and support to NAZ families. 
  • Collaborate as needed to assist with collective impact needs or goals.
  • Effectively collaborate with other NAZ directors, managers, teams, and partners to enhance strategy and academic growth in NAZ Scholars.
  • In collaboration with the VP of Education, the director will support the reconciling of the program budget and the maintenance of grant compliance. 
  • Serves on the program and collective impact, and organizational leadership teams.

Management Responsibility

  • Direct supervision of team managers (3)
  • Indirect supervision of family achievement coaches

Skills and attributes of the Program Director- Family Achievement

  • Strong leadership and management skills as well as knowledge of NAZ partners and services.
  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques.
  • Good understanding of the wider objectives of the parent education program (Family Academy).
  • Ability to work positively with the wide range of individuals involved in program management.
  • The ability to find innovative ways to resolve problems.

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