Lead Facilitator

Minneapolis, MN

Accepting applications until filled. 

Who We Are

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose person-centered approach to services ensures individuals and families receive the housing and ecosystem of support they need to achieve greater stability now and for the next generation. We are eager to welcome new team members dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative, affordable housing and employment readiness services. PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve that are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities.


Job Summary:

PPL is seeking a full-time Lead Facilitator to join its education team! This will be the founding position in a new Reengagement Center that will braid the Standard Adult Diploma and Career Pathways with paid internships/apprenticeships for opportunity youth ages 18-24.  This entrepreneurial role will require an educator who is rooted in the community and led by a youth voice to achieve real results with young people.  This new position is a true integration of PPL’s strengths—Employment & Training, LEAP, and Education, so a team player is critical.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Visionary

  • Build, engage, and support program mission in alignment with PPL mission/vision.
  • Help develop and implement appropriate structure, policies, procedures and create appropriate activities that recognize young people’s achievements.
  • Collaborate with coworkers and young people to set goals and pilot new ways to make substantial results that have meaning for young people and their loved ones.  Learn from the work and pivot/grow towards new results.

Youth Centered

  • Collaborate with young people to collect all previous high school transcripts, learn about their interests and experiences, and work together to develop a plan to earn the secondary credential and career credential.
  • Nurture opportunities for learning from young people and responding to feedback in outreach, program design, and delivery.
  • Ensure young people are engaged in every element of the program design and evaluation.
  • Keep clear communication with young people to maintain engagement and persistence to their self-defined goals.

Skillful Educator

  • Develop multidisciplinary projects to support young people to earn needed credits.
  • Analyze experiences and opportunities to assess for credit opportunities as aligned with Minnesota state standards.
  • Collaborate with Employment Training staff to embed secondary standards.
  • Develop formal and informal communication with students and maintain appropriate communication with parents.
  • Experience leading discussions and planning a curriculum that analyzes privilege and systems, particularly as it relates to race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Team Player

  • Collaborate with different teams within PPL (Employment and Training; LEAP; Education) for the benefit of the young people in the Reengagement Center.

Community Connected

  • Collaborate with the Twin Cities Opportunity Youth Network and LEAP Governance.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in the community that will lead to stronger opportunities for youth enrolled in the program or stronger referrals to the re-engagement center.

Flexible & Strategic Thinker

  • Develop work plans with results and support the team to meet the goals.
  • Partner with other divisions to compete for grants and complete grant reports.

Attention to Details

  • Assist in long-range planning and preparation of appropriate reports.
  • Maintain appropriate data and ensure secure data practices.


Minimum Qualifications

  • State of Minnesota Certification in Teaching preferred license in English or English Language Learning.
  • Substantial experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience in an alternative school or GED setting preferred
  • Substantial experience working with youth who have had many barriers, including system involvement.
  • Training and experience in team teaching, project-based, and/or competency-based education.
  • Experience with youth career programs, such as dual enrollment, career credentials, Jobs For America’s Graduates.
  • Proficient in a second language (other than English) preferred.

 A detailed job description is available upon request or selection to the next phase of the hiring process.           


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Participate in staff selection; provide work direction and guidance for all staff at the Reengagement Center.  Monitor, evaluate, and counsel on performance.


Benefits: We know that employee health and well-being matters, so take care of yourself with PPL-sponsored health & dental insurance, employer-paid short & long-term disability insurance, life insurance, and paid parental leave.  Voluntary life insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA.) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA.); PTO. & Paid Holidays. 403(b) retirement plans with employer match; well-being programs, summer half-day Fridays; and an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives.


Salary/Wages: $62,000-$72,000.00/yr., D.O.Q.


Application Process: 

Qualified candidates can apply online via this link https://www.ppl-inc.org/careers. Include a cover letter and resume. 

The hiring process includes phone screens and virtual/ in-person interviews, references, and background checks for final candidates. PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve that are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm all newly hired employees' identities and employment authorization.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.