Careers

Careers

 Join the Oakridge Neighborhood professional team today and make a real difference in the lives of our residents and those in the community who we serve. As Iowa’s largest provider of Section 8 housing, we pair this foundation of affordable housing with transformative wraparound services, making our mission truly life changing.

 

Benefits

Oakridge Neighborhood offers a comprehensive benefit package for its employees, with varying levels of benefits dependent on employment status (part-time or full-time, salaried or hourly) and length of service. The Oakridge Neighborhood Employee Handbook outlines benefits in detail. Benefits may include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • 11 paid holidays for eligible employees
    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Juneteenth
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Thanksgiving Friday
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day
    • Floating holiday

Oakridge Neighborhood is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Current Openings

Youth Success Navigator

We have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Success Navigator who is responsible for planning, implementing and facilitating K-12 youth programs and activities with focus on personal, educational, recreational and social-emotional development. The Youth Success Navigator provides a safe environment, guidance and role-modeling for youth to help them become productive individuals in society.

Contact:

Vernon Johnson

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

1401 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314

vjohnson@oakridgeneighborhood.org

515 | 244-7702

Site Coordinator – Youth Education and Engagement

We have an exiting opportunity for a Site Coordinator who works with youth programs and is responsible for the daily operations of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Programs; endures high-quality program services, excellent communications with families, and manages program recruitment / enrollment activities.

Contact:

Vernon Johnson

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

1401 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314

vjohnson@oakridgeneighborhood.org

515 | 244-7702

 

 AmeriCorps Service Member

We are seeking an AmeriCorps service member position to start in September 2021. AmeriCorps member will provide 35-40 hours per week of service over 36 weeks to support Oakridge Neighborhood’s efforts to increase access to healthy and fresh foods in our community. You must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent or be in the middle of completion, and a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States to be considered for AmeriCorps service.

Contact:

Amal Barre

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

1401 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314

abarre@oakridgeneighborhood.org

515 | 244-7702

 

Teacher and Teacher Assistants

Oakridge Neighborhood is seeking full-time early childhood education staff members for its Oak Academy Early Learning and Preschool program. Responsibilities include the provision of educational programming, which fosters the growth and development of young children. $1,000 signing bonus!

Postions include:

State of Iowa licensed teacher: In early childhood education or related field with early childhood endorsement. Oakridge offers a competitive salary, schedule and excellent benefits package.

Teacher assistants: Current Child Development Associate Certificate preferred.

Contact:

Bethany Davis

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

1401 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314

bdavis@oakridgeneighborhood.org

515 | 244-7702

 

Public Safety Officer

Maintain public safety over the entire campus composed of housing units, a senior apartment building, and administrative and program activity buildings during assigned shift.

Responsibilities include monitoring security cameras; completing periodic tours of the campus looking for irregularities; interfacing with residents, staff management and law enforcement; observing and reporting activities and resolving resident issues that may occur.

Job requirements:

Must be able to pass criminal background, physical and drug screening as well as pass a lift test of 50 lbs. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Two years related experience and/or training preferred. Applicants with previous security, public safety, police or military experience are encouraged to apply. Basic computer skills are required along with the ability to write routine reports and other communications. 

Contact:

Travis Hamilton

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

1401 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314

thamilton@oakridgeneighborhood.org

515 | 244-7702

 

 

 

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