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December 21, 2022




Open: December 19, 2022- Until filled.


The Assistant Director, Red Lake Nation Safe Harbor enables staff members to support participant success in independent living after leaving our youth shelters' services through the use of Red Lake Nations' programs and partner agencies' services. The Assistant Director guides the work of staff members in the performance and quality improvement process to accomplish our Youth Shelter's goals and mission with confidence and enthusiasm. With a cultural perspective, the Assistant Director, Red Lake Nation Safe Harbor (Red Lake Boys and Girls Club), collaborates with the Director, Red Lake Nation in the operation of assigned programs within the Health and Community Services Department. Responsibilities include embracing Housing-First principles and practices in the administration of housing-focused services, implementing data systems that promote adequate data infrastructure, and assisting in delivering opportunities for ongoing staff development and training. The Assistant Director, Red Lake Nation Safe Harbor manages staff schedules, monitors outcomes, assists and facilitates staff meetings, supports skill development, supervises grant compliance, and oversees the program budget in the shelter. Reports to Youth Shelter Program Director, Full time position, w/benefits, salary; $30.00-40.00 DOQ.


• Responsible for program planning, organizing, operating, and staffing of assigned programs. Work to strengthen programming and streamline processes in all shelter and housing programs. Ensure all service sites have adequate standard and emergency staffing for the delivery of services.

• Assist in developing and managing all assigned budgets, including monthly revenue and expense activity reviews. Ensure all grant funding requirements are managed. Make ongoing recommendations for improvements in efficient program performance, operations and reductions in program expenditures where possible.

• Assist with administering grants, including Tribal Coordinated Community Response Team, Continuum of Care, Federal and State Grants, local grants, and private foundations. Assist the Director with the administration of all program functions.

• Oversee the completion of and approve monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the programs and statistical analysis of activities as required by the agency. Assist with requests for data and reporting to ensure compliance with grants and funding agency requirements.

• Develop, evaluate, and manage supervisory staff working in assigned programs. Ensure supervisors and program staff members are aware of agency policies and procedures and use the policies and procedures in the daily operations and administration of programs.

• Assist agency staff to ensure appropriate control and review of all facilities, kitchen operations, equipment, and resources of the programs. Ensure security in the planning for the safety of staff, clients, and facilities.

• Support working relationships with stakeholders, including other service providers, governmental agencies, the business community, and neighborhood residents. Maintain awareness of changes in the community processes that impact current programs and services; bring forward recommendations to plan for changes. Represent the agency in public and pate forums as directed by the Director.

• Measure performance and improve quality of services in all department programs. Lead and implement performance and quality improvement processes in compliance with the agency's process.

• Provide professional development with a focus on providing a soft and hard skill training program to increase the proficiency of staff members to provide increased service to participants, handle volatile situations, and maintain personal safety.

• Conduct routine staff meetings and training sessions; document according to agency procedures. Work to create ongoing opportunities for staff members to provide feedback on program operations.

• Work closely with agency senior staff leadership and other staff members to ensure positive working relationships with other departments and programs.

• Identify, summarize, and articulate critical program needs to the Director.

• Develop a yearly Professional Development Plan in collaboration with the Director based on performance reviews, agency needs, and advancement of job-related skills in job related areas.

• Support the Mission, Vision, and Values of Red Lake Nation Youth Shelter culture in performing all essential job functions and responsibilities.

• Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Director


• Bachelor's degree, and a minimum of four (4) years of experience with increasing responsibility in human services preferably with individuals or families experiencing homelessness, and experience effectively leading operational team, and managing professional and support staff required; a master's degree preferred. An additional four to six years' experience working with individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness or other marginalized populations, may be substituted for degree.

• Successful experience in non-profit social/human services with an emphasis on managing non-profit shelter and housing programs, budgeting and expense monitoring and grant administration.

• Demonstrated ability to manage complex program budgets.

• Aptitude for providing an overall business operational perspective to the management of shelter operations to meet organizational goals and performance expectations.

• An understanding of and/or desire to learn about the causes of homelessness and responsiveness to the needs of people experiencing homelessness.

• Demonstrated experience mentoring, coaching, and evaluating professional and support staff.

• Computer literacy required including experience with Microsoft 365 Suite.

• Strong written and verbal communication; organization, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, cooperative, friendly, proactive, and helpful attitude with clients and co-workers.

• Ability to work closely with clients and other employees to ensure a positive and constructive environment within the program or department and throughout the agency.

• Passion and enthusiasm for the mission of Red Lake Youth Shelter and its clients.

• Valid private-required at least state required minimum of automobile insurance, clear DMV driving record and ability to provide own transportation. Must be willing and able to travel between agency sites.

• Background check required for the position

• Equal opportunity employer


• The Red Lake Nation Youth Shelter's mission is to ensure that young people experiencing adversity have a safe place to sleep, the security to dream, and the support to positively impact the world. Our vision is to eradicate homelessness, hopelessness, and violence among transition-age youth in the Red Lake area. The Red Lake Youth Shelter is a low-barrier, identity-affirming space in Beltrami County on the Red Lake Nation where unhoused transition-age youth in crisis will find shelter, mental health services, and support services they need to pursue the life they want. We incorporate our Ojibwe culture with the support services our children deserve while they forge their path into adulthood.

• Our passion is to reinvent how our community responds to youth issues through endless innovation, contagious passion, beautifully crafted stories, and a powerful drive that inspires a new kind of involvement.

• At Red Lake Nation Youth Shelter, we value every background, identity, and experience. We believe that a diverse team, informed by different cultures and perspectives, makes us stronger. We are committed to doing the work and challenging each other to be an organization in which everyone is respected and heard. We commit to providing genuine opportunities for all people to thrive. And we will continue to embed diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equality in everything we do.

TO APPLY: Applications and copies of certificates/diplomas are being accepted at the Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 Phone (218) 679-1847.


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