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.


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
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Paid time off
  • PTO pool bank
  • 11 paid holidays 
  • Savings groups
  • Emergency loan pool
  • Flex schedules

Oakridge Neighborhood is an equal opportunity employer.


Current Openings

AmeriCorps COVID-19 Recovery positions

We are seeking to fill two positions to advance access to fresh and healthy food for low-income households and strengthen our local food system. Members provide 20 hours of service over 36 and 24 week service periods. AmeriCorps members will deliver support by coordinating food donations intake and operation of a community fridge and pocket gardens, support the operations of the Center Street Farmers Market, and more.  For more information, contact Amal Barre, Vice President – Planning and Strategy, at or 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. Positions 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.


 Public Safety Officer

Maintain public safety over the entire campus composed of housing units, a senior apartment building, as well as 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 as well as resolving resident issues that may occur.


For more information about careers:

Contact: Sheri Fitzpatrick

Oakridge Neighborhood Services

1401 Center Street

Des Moines, IA 50314

515 | 244-7702



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