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:

Adult Shelter Connect Advocate
Filled as of 8/10/2018

Spanish Outreach Advocate
This position provides hospitable, safe, secure, clean, supportive, and affirming environment for single adult men and women in need of overnight shelter. In addition, the shelter advocate provides advocacy, support, direction, resources and referrals to shelter guests as needed. Multilingual candidates, especially native Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

Family Advocate (Permanent Supportive Housing, Scattered Sites)NEW!
This position will provide case management services and crisis intervention to families experiencing long-term homelessness. This position works with families to improve the quality of individual lives, strengthen family functioning, and educate for more effective community living. This position is part of the supportive housing team at Simpson Housing Services. The goals of the team are to provide stable housing and effective support services to long-term homeless families.
Hours will be primarily during business hours (9-5pm) on Mondays to Fridays.

Family Advocate – Rapid Re-Housing Program – NEW!
 This position will work as part of SHS’ Family Housing team to assist families with housing search and placement, along with leveraging support services that will assist families to maintain permanent housing. Services include, but are not limited to, outreach/engagement, mainstream entitlement application and/or connection to employment services, housing location, addressing service needs to stabilize families in housing, and promote community integration.
Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) provides temporary financial assistance for rent and services to return people experiencing homelessness to permanent housing. This position works with families who are referred through Hennepin County Coordinated Entry.
Hours will be primarily during business hours (9-5pm) on Mondays to Fridays.

Middle School Mentoring Coordinator – NEW!
This position will oversee the Middle School Mentoring Program which serves 20, 5th-8th grade students in our Family Housing Program. The mission of the program is to build on the inherent potential of youth through exploration, connection, and support. The coordinator will be responsible for supporting the activities and development of mentoring pairs which includes consistent communication with parents, mentors and mentees.
Hours will be primarily during business hours on Mondays to Fridays, but will require some evening and Saturday hours.

Rapid Rehousing Advocate – Part-time (24 hours/week)
This position will provide Rapid Rehousing Services to assist single adults to obtain and maintain housing. The Rapid Rehousing Advocate will respond to each participant’s unique needs and goals by providing advocacy and assistance in accessing community services to ensure stability in housing and integration in the community.
Hours will be primarily during business hours (9-5pm) on Mondays to Fridays.

Shelter Advocate – Part-time (24 hours/week, Overnights ONLY); NEW!
This is an awake overnight position that will provide hospitable, safe, secure, clean, supportive, and affirming environment for single adult men and women in need of overnight shelter. In addition, this position provides advocacy, support, direction, resources and referrals to shelter guests as needed.
Hours for this position are 12:00-8:00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Youth Advocate 
This position will provide case management services to youth experiencing homelessness. This position works with youth to improve the quality of individual lives through safe stable housing, employment, community connections, leadership, education and wellness. Through building trusting relationships and focusing on youth’s unique strengths, the Youth Advocate guides youth towards independence. This position works intensively with youth ages 16-24 in non-time-limited, site-based housing.
Hours will be primarily during business hours on Mondays to Fridays, but will require some evening and Saturday hours.

 

Internship Opportunities

Passage Education Support InternshipNEW!
The Passage Education Support Intern will provide education support to Pre-K through 6th grade students living at Passage Community (17 E. 24th St Minneapolis). The mission of the program is to break the generational cycle of homelessness by partnering with parents to support children’s academic success, stability and well-being.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 4 months (or 1 semester). Hours for this position are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:30 – 6:30 pm.

STATUS: Recruiting for Fall 2018

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 summer (May to August) with the potential to continue in the Fall (September to December).
STATUS: Recruiting for Fall 2018

 

Older Opportunities

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 Fall 2018,see Business Admin Intern posting below.

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 Fall 2018,see Business Admin Intern posting below.

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 Fall 2018,see Business Admin Intern posting above.

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!

 

 

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)
  • 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 (EEO) 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.