The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) serves self-identified American Indian youth and their families in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area. Founded in 1974, NAYA provides a continuum of year-round services for children, youth, and young adults, including middle and high school educational case management and after-school tutoring, employment services, financial wellness and housing education, foster care, cultural arts classes, and sports and recreation programs. NAYA also provides domestic violence case management, crisis intervention services, parenting classes, and emergency food supplies.
NAYA’s mission is to enhance the diverse strengths of our youth and families in partnership with the community through cultural identity and education.
Who we are looking for
NAYA is committed to bringing quality, culturally-specific services to our community members.
Applicants for our vacancies should have a strong connection to the Native American population, as well as a significant understanding of Native American history, the diversity of the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community, and issues surrounding the Urban Indian experience.
Veterans Placement Specialist (Open Until Filled)
Youth Advocate – ECA Focus (Open Until Filled)
Youth Advocate (Temporary) (Closes 1/1/2014)
Parent Involvement Advocate (Closes 1/1/2014)
Youth and Education Services Support Staff (Closes 1/1/2014)
Recovery Transition Advocate (Open Until Filled)
ECA Classroom Teacher – Social Studies (Open Until Filled)
ECA Substitute Classroom Teacher* (On-Call Position; Always Accepting Applications)
To apply interested candidates should submit a complete application by the deadline listed in the job announcement. Only applications submitted in response to a job announcement will be considered. Applicants may submit materials online via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or via fax, mail, or hard copy delivery A complete application consists of:
1. A Cover Letter addressing qualifications and explaining interest in joining the NAYA Family Center team
2. A Résumé
3. A completed NAYA Application Form (online submissions preferred):
4. ECA (Teaching) Applicants ONLY: Philosophy of Education Statement
Attention: Incomplete applications will not be considered.
*Adobe Reader/Acrobat format preferred. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 1 business day of submitting your application form electronically, please feel free to contact us via email to inquire as to whether it was properly received.
Please respect our no phone calls policy.
Applicants will be notified of any changes to their application status via email.
NAYA updates our job postings regularly. We encourage you to visit our page frequently to see new opportunities.
Job applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the NAYA Family Center and the urban Native community of Portland prior to applying by reviewing the below document.
Learn more about volunteer opportunities at NAYA Family Center.