Careers at East Side

East Side Neighborhood Services employs over 100 people throughout its programs in Minneapolis. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in working with our organization and there are no current openings, we always have ongoing volunteer opportunities. Volunteering with East Side is a great way for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you!


Current Openings at East Side

Kitchen Worker, Menlo Park Academy

  • Build and maintain an effective school breakfast and lunch program using pre-packaged foods delivered by the school district.

  • Order and maintain inventory of pre-packaged food and milk using computer application

  • Check in deliveries and rotate foods

  • Build and maintain an effective school breakfast and lunch program using pre-packaged foods delivered by the school district

Assistant Teacher, Northeast Child Development Center

Early childhood assistant teachers team teach under the guidance of the classroom teacher to promote child development and learning, build family and community relationships, observe, document and assess development. Assistant teachers adhere to ethical responsibilities to children, to families, to colleagues and to the community and society.

Family Caregiving Services Lead

Make a difference in the lives of caregivers and the persons they are caring for. The Family Caregiving Services Lead is responsible for implementing innovative programming and providing resources for families, friends, and/or community members caring for an older adult.  They will lead a team of volunteers who are providing companionship and creating a welcoming space for people with memory loss or other health conditions during East Side’s group respite program, NE Day Spot. The Family Caregiving Services Lead will assist the caregiver with identifying needs, goal-setting and the development of person-centered plans. A successful candidate will continue to innovate ways to support the caregiver and all members of the care receiver’s support team.

Facilities Manager

The Facilities Manager is responsible for providing overall leadership in the management and oversight of the facility and grounds of East Side Neighborhood Services. Responsible for managing maintenance staff and subcontractors, developing budgets, and negotiating leases and long-range facilities plans. Monitor and maintain building structures and electrical, plumbing, and oversees other facilities-related projects. Manages multiple types of technical services associated with facilities management and possesses the ability to assess and successfully resolve any issues that may arise with minimal disruption to business operations.

Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator

The Youth Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator is responsible for supporting up to six Out-of-School Time (OST) programs for youth in grades K-12. Develops and implements age-appropriate, engaging curriculum for academic instruction during after-school and summer programs. Facilitates lessons at two of our K-5 program sites. Provides guidance to Program Managers to align activities with academic standards. Supports educational staff including Licensed Teachers, Lead Youth Workers Literacy Coordinators and tutors by developing and administering academic and enrichment activities designed to help youth meet academic benchmarks. Gathers and analyzes pre- and post- student assessment data.

Out-of-School Time Lead Youth Worker- Venture Academy

Assists in facilitation of ESNS’s year-round Out-of-School Time (OST) youth program at Venture Academy, a charter middle and high school located in southeast Minneapolis. Builds developmental assets of youth by carrying out the goals of East Side’s Youth Department. Provides students with a safe environment where creative educational activities use their time constructively. Supports academic, social, and emotional needs so that students develop knowledge, respect, and understanding of people of diverse ethnicities and ages, and students develop increased 21st Century skills. Conducts outreach to families of youth participating in OST programs. Must be able to relate with and provide support to a multi-cultural community including urban youth.

Bi-lingual Family Outreach Worker (Spanish Speaking) - Venture Academy

Assists in facilitation of ESNS’s year-round Out-of-School Time (OST) youth program at Venture Academy, a 6-12 charter school serving students from north and south Minneapolis. Builds developmental assets of youth by carrying out the goals of East Side’s Youth Department: provide students with a safe environment where creative educational activities use their time constructively, students receive support from staff and volunteers trained to consistently reinforce their developmental needs, students develop knowledge, respect, and understanding of people of diverse ethnicities and ages, and students develop increased 21st Century skills. Conducts outreach to families of youth participating in OST programs. Must be able to relate with and provide support to a multi-cultural community including urban youth.

Current Openings at Camp Bovey

The 2019 season at Camp Bovey has ended. Check back next spring for openings!

Camp Bovey employs 18-20 seasonal staff members committed to providing the best experience for our campers. Year after year, Camp Bovey is a life-changing experience not only for campers but for staff, as well.


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