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.
NAYA Job Listings (as of July 26, 2016)
Donor Relations and Communications Coordinator (Accepting applications)
Youth Advocate (Accepting applications)
Energy Assistance Specialist (Accepting applications)
Gang Intervention Outreach Specialist (Accepting applications)
Gang Prevention Advocate (Pending, not accepting applications)
Client Services Specialist (Accepting applications)
Parent Support Specialist – Parents as Teachers (Accepting applications: 2 part-time positions)
Bilingual Parent Support Specialist – Parents as Teachers (Accepting applications)
Early Head Start Infant Toddler Teacher (Summer) (Accepting applications)
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 Application for Employment (Fill and Print)
- Note – please do NOT use a web browser to fill out your application! Download the file and save it to your computer. Then use a PDF compatible software program to open it, fill it out, and save it.
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.
NAYA updates our job postings regularly. We encourage you to visit our page frequently to see new opportunities.
Please respect our no phone calls policy.
Applicants will be notified of any changes to their application status via email.
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.