We currently have the following positions available.

Position Title: 

Financial, and Transportation Coach


Organizational Mission

To empower and engage our community to eliminate poverty, and to create prosperity and equity in the lives of the people we serve.


Position Description

This position will have an emphasis on working with people who have a long-term goal of vehicle ownership. You will also work with participants in advancing their Financial and Transportation goals.


You will put participants first in everything you do, by exemplifying radical hospitality (empathy, kindness and patience) while recruiting and helping retain participants (with a strong focus on households of color and indigenous households) interested in gaining long-term financial and transportation security.


Our processes are customer-driven and tailored to each individual or family. This self-motivated position requires the ability to be a skilled collaborator, adaptable, solution-oriented and engaging.  A strong understanding of cultural competence and the challenges of poverty is key.


This is a grant-funded, full-time position. This position is non-exempt with flexible work-hour options that span between 7:00am-8:30pm Monday-Friday. Full organizational benefits are offered. The nature of this position may include some weekend hours.


You will work directly with other coaching staff, and closely with additional program staff to ensure that participants are getting assistance across all service areas.



  • Support the mission of Community Action Duluth

  • Provide one-on-one financial and Transportation coaching to participants

    • Work with participants to complete a detailed financial, and transportation assessment and subsequent progress updates

    • Develop action plans and provide tools, resources and accountability to help participants meet their goals

    • Provide participants support, education, training and job readiness

    • Assist participants in resolving current transportation situations in order to receive their driver’s license and/or resolve transportation barriers

    • Connect participants with additional community advocates/programs as needed

    • Monitor success and provide supportive follow-up services to participants as needed

    • Work one on one to achieve goals in removing transportation barriers such as working closely with institutions in order to achieve success

  • Outcome tracking—track the stories and successes of program participants

    • Maintain monthly contact with participants and monitor their status

    • Use Apricot, and other data management systems to document and reflect the progress of participants in a timely and accurate manner

    • Keep records up-to-date and accurate




  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Must be able to communicate effectively during coaching sessions, classes and workshop presentations

  • Previous experience with the target population, and the ability to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner. A good Coach is able to relate well to team members and participants

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and fellow employees

  • Experience using data entry systems

  • Reliable transportation


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited institution

  • Previous work experience in the social services sector

  • Extensive knowledge of Duluth’s community resources and supports

  • Previous work experience in the financial sector such as banking, lending, insurance or investments


  • Occasional evening hours will be required 

  • Continuing education and training provided as needed


Compensation range starts at $16.80/hour.


Position will be posted from September 14th until filled.


Please send resume and cover letter to:

                        Email:   jobs@communityactionduluth.org.

Insert “Coach” in the subject line. Please indicate how you heard about the position.

Mail:     C/O Dawn Paquette

             Community Action Duluth

             2424 West Fifth St, Suite 102

             Duluth, MN 55806


Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths. We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff.

Position Title

Duluth Stream Corps Crew Member

Seasonal Position


Duluth Stream Corps is stream restoration and employment program of Community Action Duluth.

Duluth Stream Corps employs crew members to plant trees and remove invasive plants. Crew members will receive employment and financial coaching (as part of their paid work week), to assist them in reaching the goal of finding and transitioning into more permanent employment. Crew members will be expected to meet regularly with their coach.


The Position

The Crew Member position, is a 30 hours/week position, with the ability to start in September of 2020. Grant-funding is secured through July 2021 with some positions continuing through August 2021. Work hours are 8am – 4:00pm, Monday through Thursday. The starting wage for this position is $15.50/hour. Benefits include: PTO, holiday pay, and access to an Employee Assistance Program.


Major Responsibilities

As an integral part of our employment programs and green initiatives, the Stream Corps Crew Members have three key responsibilities:


Physical Labor

Work 8 hour days lifting up to 50 lbs, planting trees, installing protection, cutting vegetation with handsaws and loppers, dragging brush, applying herbicide, carrying supplies to and from projects sites, shoveling, bending, etc.


Education and Training

Help ensure a safe and productive work environment by completing safety training and maintaining equipment.


Represent Duluth Stream Corps and Community Action Duluth 

Model the core qualities of crew member: Safe, hardworking, enthusiastic and knowledgeable, both in informal and formal public settings.



Required qualifications:

                Ability to work a fixed schedule, reliably and punctually

                Ability to work long days outdoors, in adverse environmental conditions

                Ability to repeatedly lift 50 lbs and engage in manual labor for 8 hours/day

                Ability to safely use and transport hand tools, power tools and herbicide

Willing to wear a uniform consisting of: Program shirt, long pants, leather work boots, helmet, gloves and safety   glasses

Philosophical agreement with agency purpose; ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

Open to constructive criticism and feedback; ability to integrate information into work


Preferred qualifications:

                Previous experience in tree planting/invasive species removal

                Previous experience working in an outdoor setting/manual labor


Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. Applications will not be reviewed unless provided with a cover letter and resume.  Please e-mail application materials to jobs@communityactionduluth.org and put “Crew Member” in the subject line. Please also indicate how you heard about the position opening.


You may also mail/drop off materials at our office:

Community Action Duluth

2424 West 5th Street, Suite 102

Duluth, Minnesota 55806 


Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths.  We seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled, and collaborative staff.


2424 W 5th St, Ste 102

Duluth MN 55806

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