The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) serves self-identified Native American youth and their families in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. We provide a range of education, health, housing, economic development and community engagement programs, helping our community create stability, build prosperity, and find their voices in leadership and civic engagement. Impacting the lives of more than 10,000 individuals each year, we believe that traditional cultural values are integral to regaining sovereignty and building self-esteem. Our five programmatic areas include our alternative high school, the Many Nations Academy, Youth and Education Services, Family Services, Community Economic Development Services, and Housing and Stabilization Services.
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. Job applicants should have a strong connection to the Native American community, as well as a significant understanding of Native American history, the diversity of the local Native American/Alaskan Native community, and issues surrounding the urban Native experience.
NAYA is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for considering NAYA for employment.
Job Listings (December 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023)
All positions are open until filled, unless noted with a deadline.
Development and Communications
Housing and Stabilization
Youth and Education
NAYA welcomes all candidates to apply for all positions they believe they qualify for. We celebrate diversity. Please submit a resume and cover letter describing your interest in the position and what you would bring to NAYA. At this time, we are only able to accepts resumes and cover letters for open positions. Applicants may submit materials online via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or mail. A complete application consists of:
1. A cover letter addressing qualifications and explaining interest in joining the NAYA Family Center team.
2. A resume for the position.
NAYA updates our job postings regularly. We encourage you to visit our page frequently to see new opportunities. You may also find our job postings on Indeed.com.
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.
Fingerprinting & Background Check
In order to maintain a safe environment for NAYA students, staff and the community, the Native American Youth and Family Center conducts criminal records screening on employees and volunteers who have the potential for direct, unsupervised contact with students. Many positions required driving and NAYA has a driving standard policy we adhere to.
When reviewing criminal records, NAYA also considers the safety of NAYA students, staff and community, the nature of the offense, time since conviction or sentence, the nature of the employees or volunteers work and the positive impact the individual may have had within the community since the conviction or sentence.
Volunteering & Background Checks
More information Coming soon!
Learn more about volunteer opportunities at NAYA Family Center.
Request for Qualifications
The City of Portland has allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) to procure and install 3-5 public art installations in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood that celebrate Indigenous culture and artists.
We are seeking an experienced Native American artist(s) to design and create a distinctive, sitespecific, original public artwork for a designated space on the sidewalk, center front of NAYA’s Mamook Tokatee building located on NE 42nd Avenue. The Native American artist(s) should have established ties to the City of Portland. Collaborations between established and emerging artists are encouraged.
- Open to Native American artists who live, work, or have multigenerational ties to the City of Portland, Oregon.
- Affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Applicants can apply as a single artist or as a team with Native American / Indigenous
- Emerging artists are encouraged to apply, especially in collaboration with established artists.
Please submit an artist bio/resume, statement of interest, and up to 5 past work samples to email@example.com. Submissions due Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 11:59pm PDT. Please indicate in the subject line that the materials are submitted for the Mamook Tokatee Public Art Sculpture RFQ.