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Administrative Assistant – Operations/Property Management Office

Job Summary: The Administrative Assistant performs day-to-day tasks that support a smooth flow of office operations. This includes providing clerical front desk support; assisting with marketing and promotions, including assisting with special events; data entry for accounts payables and third-party billings, office supply and equipment purchasing, and inventory management; maintaining administrative filing systems and database systems including website and social media network updates; coordinating and scheduling conference room usage.

Timely completion of initial certification for new move-ins and annual certification for current tenants. These includes meetings with tenants to complete the application packages of household questionnaire, lease, lease addenda, verification of income and assets, and any other appropriate forms per the relevant housing program; ensuring 100% collection of rent sending correspondence of delinquencies and certification notices; maintaining confidential tenant records.

Other related duties as included in the job description.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, or related field of study or Associates degree with completion of Certified Apartment Manager or Certified Resident Manager coursework. Previous experience working in real estate or property management office environment is a plus. Valid Minnesota Driver’s license required, and must be able to drive own vehicle or agency vehicle in performing duties. Be able to work on evenings or weekends as needed.

This position requires a Criminal Background Check.

Compensation:  $15 per hour full benefits including life and health insurance; LTD; 403 B; paid medical, vacation, and other leaves;

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



Manager of Family Support Services

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Community Services, the Manager of Family Support Services will be responsible for providing professional-level management and coordination of the agency’s family support services, including crisis intervention, family preservation, supportive housing services, and children’s mental health services. Duties will also include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating Family Support Services Programs.  

Minimum Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree (Master’s degree preferred) in non-profit management or related human services field with at least three years of experience working in a non-profit human service agency, preferably in a supervisory or management role. Previous experience in mental health and/or  home-based family preservation services, a plus.  

Compensation: High 40’s – Mid 50’s (depending on qualifications)

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

Attn: K. Downie
Director of Community Services
Model Cities, Inc.
1821 University Avenue West, Suite N461
St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax: 651-293-1928

 OR e-mail to:


Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer
No telephone calls please.

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.


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

OR e-mail to:


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.