Housing Navigator

Position: Housing Navigator

Department: HIV Prevention and Care

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Salary: $35,000 to $40,000 annually

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm (occasional evenings and weekends)

Reports to: HIV Program Manager

For the last 32 years, the Indigenous Peoples Task Force has been at the forefront of closing the HIV/AIDS service delivery gaps for Native American and other marginalized communities across the Twin Cities and throughout greater Minnesota, based on indigenous values and ways of knowing. Since 1987, our programs and services have grown to include services that drive a return to first medicines, the use of cultural arts to support youth, and natural resource healing and reclamation.

Job Summary

Through a thorough understanding of housing systems and resources in Metropolitan and Greater Minnesota; and by using a harm reduction and trauma informed care approach, this position collaborates with internally and externally to identify and offer comprehensive housing services to Indigenous people at risk of and experiencing homelessness or inadequately housed. Additionally, this position working independently and in coordination with internal teams, plans, coordinates, and executes small and large scale community outreach events. With a deep understanding of Indigenous culture, this position use culturally adaptive frameworks to engage and support clients throughout the housing navigation process: promoting and advancing full health equity for Indigenous Minnesotans.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma with experience working with people at the intersection of homelessness and comorbidities, including but not limited to opioid and chemical dependency challenges. A solid understanding of the impact of homelessness on Indigenous communities across urban and rural Minnesota. Additionally, a thorough understanding of housing systems and resources. Three or more years of experience in any or a combination of the following areas: case management, housing advocacy, public health engagement and promotion, outreach in Indigenous and other communities of color, the LGBT+ communities, and other populations at the intersections of HIV/STI risk and chemical dependencies challenges.

Experience successfully collaborating and communicating with diverse stakeholders; and advocating for clients across multiple systems.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • High school diploma; or a bachelor’s in human services, social work, sociology, psychology, anthropology, any other closely related field
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience working with Indigenous communities
  • Knowledge of the Minnesota housing challenges and resources
  • Working knowledge of and experience with navigating the housing systems
  • Experience providing services through trauma informed care and harm reduction frameworks
  • Possess a valid Minnesota driver license
  • Ability at problem solving
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Experience with social media networking and outreach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suit and database management systems

Salary ranges between $35,000 to $40,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Indigenous Peoples Task Force offers a generous benefits package.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Calvin Hillary Hylton, HIV Program Manager at calvinh@indigenouspeoplestf.org by 5pm Friday, January 15, 2021. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.