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

Development Manager: works independently toward individual goals and collaboratively across the department in pursuit of individual gifts and organizational partnerships. The position is responsible for managing a portfolio of prospects and donors, including the research, cultivation, and solicitation of annual giving for Avenues for Youth. Other
key responsibilities include overseeing the Avenues Allies program and managing relationships with corporations, faith groups, and civic organizations to engage people in opportunities for volunteering,
in-kind giving, education/learning, and annual support. 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 canidate 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.

Mental Health Therapist, Part-Time: will provide mental health services to youth ages 16-21 and families as needed at Avenues' Shelterand Transitional Housing Programs in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park . Learn more here.
Human Resources Manager: supports Avenues’ efforts to attract, support, and retain talented, dedicated, diverse, fun, mission-driven staff. This position oversees all human resources activities, with a focus on organizational culture, communication, and racial equity. The HR Manager provides counsel and support for employees on human resources concerns, and recommends and implements human resources policies and programs. 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.

Assistant Director, Host Home and Collective Housing: is responsible for the general operations, services and outcomes of the community-based programs. The position provides leadership and support to the community-based programs by helping teach program to cultivate programming that is reflective of cultural awareness, youth determination and social justice advocacy and change. Learn More Here.