Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Bilingual Family Coach

Job Summary: Family coaching is a Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood legislative initiative engaging Model Cities of St. Paul in carrying out Community Coaching  services to support its Alternative to Detention (ATD) program. The Family Coaching program targets elementary and middle school aged children experiencing chronic absenteeism, along with  varied additional barriers to academic success. The goals of the program are to reduce chronic absenteeism among school-aged children, to connect families to community resources, as well as to link children to educational services and pro-social activities to help improve academic outcomes.  

Minimum Qualifications: Bilingual in Hmong and/or Spanish. Baccalaureate degree or at least 5 years of progressive experience with youth development or related human services field. Previous experience working with youth, preferably “high risk” populations, a plus. Applicants must have a good driving record, a valid Minnesota Driver’s License and valid audo insurance as required by Model Cities. Applicants must also be able to transport children as needed for activities and upon contracting, be able to meet requirements of a background check that minimally inclues the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and a Minnesota Social Services record check for vulnerable adult or child maltreatment findings.

Compensation: $22 per hour

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Attn: Youth Services Manager
Model Cities, Inc.
1821 University Ave, Suite N461
St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax: 651-293-1928

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Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

No telephone calls please.


Housing Case Manager

Job Summary: Provides intensive case management services to homeless families living in our various supportive housing programs.  This includes but is not limited to needs assessment, case planning and management and documentation of services provided.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing intensive case management and outreach to homeless families;
  • Conducting assessments for program participants and developing and monitoring family support plans to address problems/concerns;
  • Perform weekly home visits to ensure families are reaching their desired goals;
  • Providing advocacy and coordination of supportive services (i.e. mental health, chemical health, parenting support, financial capability and employment training).
  • Developing and maintaining client data and records for all program participants.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field.  At least 2 years direct services experience working with high risk populations, special needs populations of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Experience working with high risk families and diverse populations.  Applicants who are bi-lingual in Hmong, Spanish, Karen or ASL (American Sign Language), are a plus.

Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license, automobile and valid automobile insurance.  Must have a good driving record and be able to transport youth as needed. Department of Human Services Background Check required for this position.

Compensation:  Mid to high 30s, depending on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and transcripts to:

Attention:  Manager of Family Support Services
Model Cities, Inc.
1821 University Avenue W. Ste. N461, St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax: 651-293-1928
Email: jobs@modelcities.org

No telephone calls please


Resident Manager-Supportive Housing

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager, serve as a building caretaker.  Carry out housekeeping duties, including cleaning common areas, cleaning units for inspections and re-rentals, and generally maintaining cleanliness in assigned buildings and grounds. Notify Facility Manager of maintenance and safety/security issues in a timely manner.  Advise Facility Manager and Case Managers of tenant issues.  Maintain regular contact with Case Managers on at least a weekly basis and attend case management meetings, monthly tenant meetings and other community building activities as convened by Case Managers staff and property management.  Work closely with Off Duty Police to enforce criminal trespass orders and ensure safety of property and residents.  Be available during office hours at 8am to 5pm and after hours to assist residents and respond to any emergencies 6pm to 6am.  Resident Manager must be a full-time resident of the apartment and must be accessible to residents for emergencies at odd hours and beyond their normal work day hours. Performs other duties as assigned by the Facility Manager.

Skills and Abilities: Must be able to lift 40 pounds and complete interior and grounds upkeep. Basic skills and experience in maintenance, repairs and cleaning.  Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.  Proficient in Microsoft Office,  Excel, and Outlook.

Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma / GED.  This job requires meetings in the evenings and/or on weekends.  Driver’s license and insurance required.   Criminal background check required for this position.

Compensation: Competitive base rate and free rent (403 B; life, LTD, and health insurance; paid holidays, vacation, medical and other leaves)

How To Apply: 

To be considered for this position, please email resume, cover letter and list of 3 professional references to: jobs@modelcities.org.



Real Estate Development Project Manager

Job Summary: Coordinates the development process for real estate development projects. Oversees consultant work on feasibility and/or market studies and analyses. Identifies sites for acquisition and/or construction and when applicable, works with the architect in the completion of site plans and preliminary design work. Completes predevelopment and development budgets for assigned projects. Carries out fund development, including preparation of applications for grant and loan financing. Prepares financial proforma, working closely with accounting and consultants to ensure project feasibility. Coordinates the work of the project’s development team, and works closely with the architect, general contractor, and other consultants in predevelopment and construction.

Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability in real estate project development. Strong arithmetic and analytical skills. Knowledge of project financing tools, including tax credit financing, private financing, and public and private grant funding. Familiarity with tax exempt-revenue bond transactions a plus. Experience with construction draws. Demonstrated fund development skills and success in securing funding for capital projects. Strong knowledge of budget development and management. Demonstrated ability and skill in contract negotiations for loan financing. Background in negotiating and closing site acquisitions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners, funders, representatives from CDC’s and other community organizations and the general public. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel, MSWord, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree in Community or Housing Development, Urban Planning, Economic Development, or other fields of study related to real estate project development and management. At least five years previous experience in real estate development, construction management and project management. Master’s Degree preferred and will substitute for some previous work experience. Drivers’ license and automobile required. Ability to work odd hours including evenings and weekends.

Compensation: Low 60s, DOQ, plus full benefits (403 B; life, LTD, and health insurance; paid holidays, vacation, medical and other leaves)

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please email resume, list of 3 professional references and transcripts to: jobs@modelcities.org