Why Work At Avenues

Avenues partners with youth experiencing homelessness to achieve their dreams. We strive to do that in a safe and nurturing environment through a social justice lens. Through such service, Avenues seeks to support youth and young families while they define their experiences, life dreams and futures. Our work takes into account historical trauma, systems of oppression and intersectionality while being grounded in the power of resiliency, healing and community.

Our work is grounded by the 9 Evidence-based Principles to Help Youth Overcome Homelessness.

Our Values

Respect + Dignity

Current Openings

Director of Programs: ensures that Avenues operates dynamic programs that continuously evolve to meet the needs of the youth we support. The Director of Programs provides visionary leadership to Avenues emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, host home, and collective housing programs. The position directly supervises Avenues’ five Program Managers. The Director of Programs is a key member of the leadership team at Avenues for Youth. As such, the position is involved in setting the strategic direction and program philosophy for the agency, as well as working to ensure all staff members understand and are committed to the agency’s mission, strategic objectives, program philosophy, principles, policies and procedures and, most importantly, the youth it supports. Learn More Here.

Site Manager of Minneapolis Avenues, Shelter & Transitional Living Programs: will enjoy leading with a strong team approach, have excellent verbal and written communications skills, and strong problem-solving and team-building abilities. The ideal candidate will have a keen focus on the interests of the youth we support, computer proficiency, attention to detail, willingness to do paperwork and ensure all team members complete paperwork, and the desire and ability to take initiative and follow-through while holding all accountable in their role. Learn More Here.

Youth Support Specialist, On-Call: will provide a positive community environment to help youth heal from the trauma they have experienced and prepare them to secure and maintain stable housing of their choice. Learn More Here.

Mental Health Therapist, Part-Time: will provide mental health services to youth ages 16-21 and families as needed at Avenues' Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park. Learn more here.

Youth Advocate and Engagement Specialist, Minneapolis Avenues: will coordinate care, support individualized goal-planning for ten youth ages 16 to 21 who are living in a 21-bed Shelter and Transitional Living Program. The goals of this position is to help youth find housing stability, work on education, employment, physical and mental health, life skills, and healthy relationship goals. Learn more here.