Engaging our community to end poverty


Your skills may be just what we need. We believe that diversity of background and perspective are strengths, and seek to continue to grow a diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff.

Benefits for full-time staff (year-round) include:

  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Holiday pay
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • 403b with up to 5% match after one year
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program

Benefits for part-time staff and seasonal workers include:

  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Holiday pay

Community Action has flexible hours and schedules for most staff and we are closed on Friday afternoons in the summer.

Current Openings

Bridge to Employment: Employment Counselor


 Position Title: Bridge to Employment: Employment Counselor

Bridge to Employment at Community Action Duluth, is designed to serve families receiving MFIP (Minnesota Family Investment Program) in a culturally-specific and family-friendly way. Our program serves Native American and African American families and provide comprehensive services including: Employment coaching, family advocacy and a variety of connections to services within CAD and within the larger community.  

The Position: The Employment Counselor + Family Advocate, is funded by a contract with St. Louis County, 40 hours/week position.  Work hours are flexible (usually ranging between 7am-8:30pm Monday-Friday) and dependent upon the needs of the participants served. Various night and weekend commitments should be expected. Hourly wage $16.80/hour. Benefits include: PTO, holiday pay, health, dental and life insurance, 403b with company match and access to an Employee Assistance Program.  

Major Responsibilities: As an integral part of our programming, the Employment Counselor has the following responsibilities:

1:1 Coaching/Advocacy Work (80%)

Foster an open, welcoming environment that exemplifies hospitality and service

Work with families to create employment plans, complete required assessments and other documentation

Assist program participants to obtain employment

Connect participants with training, education, other supportive services and cultural activities in the community

Provide advocacy, problem solving and mentoring to participants


Ensure Outcomes for Participant Success and Program Viability (10%)

Coordinate, track and ensure programmatic outcomes for participants

Ensure timely data entry in all applicable tracking programs

Strive to exceed funder expectations in outcomes achieved

Ensure compliance with MFIP regulations


Engage in On-Going Training + Development (5%)

Participate in on-going training and development opportunities

Learn and lead with a strength based and trauma-informed lens


Coordinate Culturally Specific Events + Activities (5%)

Actively participate in CAD’s culturally inclusive programming

Co-coordinate culturally inclusive events and activities for staff and participants



Required qualifications:

Philosophical agreement with agency purpose

Demonstrated ability to work with people with low incomes and people with diverse backgrounds

Demonstrated ability to work with strength-based, trauma-informed and inclusive practice lenses

Demonstrated experience working with families seeking employment

Demonstrated experience working with families experiencing a high level of barriers

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

High school diploma/GED


Preferred qualifications:

Experience navigating county-based assistance programs; particularly MFIP

Demonstrated experience assisting people to obtain and retain employment

Deep connections and understanding of Native American and African American cultures and communities

2 or 4 year degree

License, insurance and access to a personal vehicle


The ideal candidate is passionate about empowering families; has a deep understanding of poverty and systemic barriers; values diversity and culture – recognizing the beauty it brings the world; leads with a trauma-informed lens; and recognizes that all people are intrinsically whole beings who hold the solutions within them. The ideal candidate also is detail oriented and can work comfortably within complex systems and accurately collect and enter data. The most content and successful employees at Community Action Duluth embody the following characteristics: Passionate, autonomous, creative, hard-working and flexible.


Application Deadline : Friday July 20th, 2018

We will not review applicants without a cover letter, resume and three references via e-mail to jobs@communityactionduluth.org and put “Employment Counselor: in the subject line. Please also indicate how you heard about the position opening.


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. 

Community Action Duluth is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.