Career Opportunities

We are currently recruiting team members that will work to house, support and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. Our team has the following openings:

Family Advocate: Passage Community and Rental Assistance Program – NEW!
This position is part of a program designed to assist individuals facing homelessness by providing affordable housing and case management in accordance with the mission and purpose of Simpson Housing Services. The Passage Community Family Advocate is part of the supportive housing team at Simpson Housing Services. The goal of the team is to provide effective support services to homeless families.
Hours for this position are Mondays through Fridays, 9-5pm. Occasional evenings and weekend hours are required.

Literacy Mentoring Program Coordinator
This position will coordinate the Literacy Mentoring program for K-5th grade students in the Family Housing program. This position will also provide school and home-based advocacy and case management services to a minimum caseload of 15-20 K through 5th grade students in order to improve the quality of their individual lives, family functioning, coping and life skills, and school success. The Literacy Mentoring Program is part of the Children & Youth Services at Simpson Housing Services. The goal of the program is to provide stable housing and effective support services to homeless families in transition.
Hours for this position are Mondays through Fridays, 9-5pm. Occasional evenings and weekend hours are required.

Morning Shelter Advocate / Housekeeping – NEW!
The Shelter Advocate/Housekeeper provides hospitable, safe, secure, clean, supportive, and affirming environment for single adult men and women staying at our shelter. The Shelter Advocate/Housekeeper assists guests in getting up and ready for their day each weekday morning. Once the shelter guests have left the building the Shelter Advocate/Housekeeper then shifts to provide quality cleaning, and laundry duties at the Shelter. Tasks include (but are not limited to): picking up trash, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, gathering up abandoned belongings, laundry, and transporting donations or supplies.
Hours for this position are Mondays through Fridays, 5:15am to 1:15pm. This schedule is not flexible.
To apply for this position, please submit a SHS Employment Application in addition to a Resume.

Shelter Advocate – On-call ONLY – NEW!
This position may work up to 1000 hours/year to meet the coverage needs of the Simpson Overnight Emergency Shelter. The shelter provides a hospitable, safe, secure, clean, supportive, and affirming environment for single adult men or women in need of overnight shelter. This position will also provide advocacy, support, direction, resources and referrals to shelter guests, as needed.
Hours for this position could potentially includes evenings, weekends, mornings, or overnight in accordance with need and availability.
To apply for this position, please submit a SHS Employment Application in addition to a Resume.

Shelter Advocate – Part-time, Overnights ONLY – NEW!
This position will provide hospitable, safe, secure, clean, supportive, and affirming environment for single adult men and women in need of overnight shelter. This position will also provide advocacy, support, direction, resources and referrals to shelter guests as needed.
Hours for this position are 24 to 32 hours per week and strictly overnights.
To apply for this position, please submit a SHS Employment Application in addition to a Resume.

Shelter Advocate – Full-time
***** We are currently reviewing applications already received, and will be following up with everyone. 3rd shift availability will be prioritized. *****
The Red Lake Navigation Center (temporary shelter space) provides a warm, supervised, welcoming, and affirming environment for single adult men or women as identified by collaborating partners from the Hiawatha encampment. This position involves providing hospitality to shelter residents and meeting their immediate needs in terms of sleeping space and basic daily needs.
This position works on-site at the Red Lake Navigation Center. The shelter space at the Navigation Center can serve up to 120 single adults. The Navigation Center will be open 24 hours a day from approximately December 2018 to May 2019. This is a temporary position that will last from approximately December 2018 to May 2019.
To apply for this position, you can submit a SHS Employment Application in place of a Resume.

Shelter Advocate – Part-time and/or On-Call
***** We are currently reviewing applications already received, and will be following up with everyone. 3rd shift availability will be prioritized. *****

The Red Lake Navigation Center (temporary shelter space) provides a warm, supervised, welcoming, and affirming environment for single adult men or women as identified by collaborating partners from the Hiawatha encampment. This position involves providing hospitality to shelter residents and meeting their immediate needs in terms of sleeping space and basic daily needs.
This position works on-site at the Red Lake Navigation Center. The shelter space at the Navigation Center can serve up to 120 single adults. The Navigation Center will be open 24 hours a day from approximately December 2018 to May 2019. This is a temporary position that will last from approximately December 2018 to May 2019.
To apply for this position, you can submit a SHS Employment Application in place of a Resume.

Children & Youth Programs Manager
Filled as of 1/17/2019

Family Housing Programs Manager
Filled as of 2/7/2019

Navigation Center – Case Manager
Filled as of 1/27/2019

Internship Opportunities

Business Administration Internship
The Business Administration Intern will by provide operations support to the Director of Business Operations and HR Department. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of business operations while working for a well-known community based nonprofit organization. This position will also assist with donors and visitors, general office duties such as photocopying, scanning, filing, faxing, etc. This position requires an organized and detail-oriented team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, strong relationship-building skills, and a commitment to social justice.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week; and will ideally work part-time during the Fall (September to December) with the potential to continue in the Spring (January to May). Also available for those looking for internship opportunities in the Spring.
STATUS: Recruiting for Summer 2019

Accounting Internship
The Accounting Intern will provide support to the Director of Business Operations, Accounting Manager and HR. They will assist in a multitude of accounting-oriented tasks such as: business planning, budgeting, accounting and finance. They will also assure agency compliance and accountability to Generally Accepted Accounting Practices, Risk Management and Employment Law, amongst others.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week; and will ideally work part-time during the summer (May to August) with the potential to continue in the Fall (September to December).
STATUS: On Hold for Spring 2019.

Administrative Internship
The Administrative Assistant Intern will provide administrative support to various Simpson Programs, HR department and Administrative office. This position will serve as the primary point of contact with the public at our administrative offices. This involves answering phones and greeting incoming traffic in a friendly, professional manner; general clerical duties such as photocopying, scanning, filing, faxing, mailing and other miscellaneous projects. This position requires an organized and detail-oriented team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, strong relationship-building skills, and a commitment to social justice.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week; and will ideally work part-time during the summer (May to August) with the potential to continue in the Fall (September to December).
STATUS: On Hold for Spring 2019.

Human Resources Internship
The HR Intern plays an important role for the agency by providing administrative support to the HR department and Administrative office. They will provide support towards one or more HR functions such as staffing, benefits administration, employee relations, internal and external mailings, data entry, distribution of mail, developing and implementing training curriculums, etc.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week; and will ideally work part-time during the summer (May to August) with the potential to continue in the Fall (September to December).
STATUS: On Hold for Spring 2019.

Marketing and Communications Internship
The Communications Intern will work closely with the Development and Volunteer department’s team members to assist with communications and outreach efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications while working for a well-known community based nonprofit organization. In addition to working with communications projects, interns also assist with donors and visitors, general office duties such as photocopying, scanning, filing, faxing, etc. This position requires an organized and detail-oriented team player with excellent oral and written communication skills, strong relationship-building skills, and a commitment to social justice.
This position requires a 8-12 hours per week, 5-month commitment and will ideally work part-time during the spring (January to June) with the potential to continue in the summer(June to September).
STATUS: Filled

Shelter / Social Work Intern
STATUS: TBD – Coming Soon!

Youth Support Advocate
This is a new opportunity to work with the Children and Youth Services at Simpson! Simpson is partnering with Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program, to offer a 10-month nonprofit apprenticeship. The YSA will increase the capacity of the Passage Education Support program to serve more students with early literacy programming; as well as support streamlining a system for the literacy lessons to more closely reflect the research on how children learn to read, with the goal being that the re-designed lessons will increase the reading growth students achieve in the program.
Hours for this position are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:30 – 6:30 pm. Some evenings and weekends required.
STATUS: Filled for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Employee Benefits

Simpson Housing Services provides an excellent benefit package to all full-time employees, including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Discount Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Health and Wellness tools
  • Paid Time Off (prorated for part-time staff)
  • Sick and Safe Time (for on-call staff)
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Simple IRA Retirement Plan with a 3% employer match
  • Voluntary Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Flex Benefits
  • 9 Paid Holidays

SHS Employment Application

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Simpson Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Affirmative Action Employer. Simpson Housing Services prohibits the harassment of any employee or job applicant because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, and familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, genetic information, or disability. Likewise, Simpson Housing Services complies with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies or agencies thereof, specifically Minnesota Statutes Chapter 363A.36-.37.

SHS Affirmative Action Plan 2018/2019

As of 6/21/2017, Simpson Housing Services participates in E-Verification of ALL newly hired employees.

Commitment to Diversity & Racial Justice

Simpson Housing Services is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. Diversity continues to be our primary focus in staffing and hiring, as it is important to us that our staff demographics be representative of the population demographics whom we serve. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Simpson Housing Services prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, gender identity and expression, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law.