Ain Dah Yung Center – Program Coordinator

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

“The Ain Dah Yung Center provides a healing place within the community
for American Indian youth and families to thrive in safety and wholeness.”

Program Coordinator/Nokomis Circle Liaison
The Oyate Nawajin “Stand With The People” Program


DOQ Full-time exempt position with excellent benefits. Predominately Monday—Friday, 9 am—5 pm. Must
be available to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Flexibility is required.


The Nokomis Circle Project is designed to create a bridge between Child Protection Services (CPS) and
the needs of our American Indian families at the brink of experiencing child protection involvement to help ensure that
families are successful in keeping and/or returning their children home. This position also oversees the Family Advocacy
and Court Monitoring—Oyate Nawajin Programs and will provide staff supervision and program management.


Bachelor’s degree in social services, human services or related field is preferred. Program coordination and supervision
experience preferred.


  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working with families in a social service setting. Must have demonstrated experience
    providing advocacy and case management to American Indian families experiencing or at-risk of involvement with the
    child protection system. Must possess a strong knowledge of the child protection services system. Must possess a strong
    knowledge of community resources. Knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and Minnesota Indian Family
    Preservation Act and their application within judicial proceedings of court and legal advocacy required. Excellent case
    management and documentation skills a must. Candidates must be knowledgeable of the Native American Indian
    culture, values, and family systems. Program coordination and supervision experience a plus.


  • Must have valid MN Driver’s License, a vehicle, and valid vehicle insurance and pass DHS Background Check.
  • Needs to demonstrate strong networking skills and be able to work collaboratively with Ramsey County, American
    Indian families and community agencies.
  • Must have strong advocacy skills on behalf of families as well as the ability to guide and enhance families’ knowledge of
    the Child Protection System.
  • Must have a clear understanding of structural racism and historical trauma and its impact on the American Indian
  • Strong communication skills, including interpersonal communication and written reports. Must be self-motivated and
    self- directed. Ability to help facilitate team approaches that result in workable case plans and to contribute to
    the resolution of confliction which may arise between Child Protection, families and agencies.
  • Program coordinator experience preferred including— program management and supervision. Must have strong
    organizational skills.

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to Jill Ross at [email protected] or for more information about the Ain Dah Yung Center, visit us at