Team Alia is hiring

Alia is a growing MN-based national nonprofit, with a vision that every child experiences an uninterrupted sense of belonging. We do that by supporting and guiding child welfare and adjacent family-serving systems to keep more kids safely with their families, not from them. We meet this mission through building capacity in systems through offerings of workforce wellbeing, leadership coaching and strategy, and healing and belonging approaches. We also take big-bets in partnering with systems to provide transformational change. Our steadfast focus on building a culture of anti-racism at Alia is the lens through which we strive to see our work in the field.

Who you are at Alia is as important as what you do at Alia. We are a small and connected group of people who rely on each other for learning, encouragement, truth-telling, and for a good laugh. Feeling connected as a team is so important to us, so we would love for our next right hire to be located near our office in St. Paul, MN. Yet, the pandemic taught us how to make remote options work, so that is also a possibility.

As a 7-year-old agency, our goal is to bring the adaptability of a start-up into our next phase, to balance a spirit of learning with the wisdom of experience. With our team-of-teams style of work, you will lead projects and be a strong team member. We work hard and make our own luck, yet also find that who and what we need arrive right on time.

Team Alia thrives in movement and ambiguity; we are a do-tank and often occupy the “yes, and” space between knowing and not knowing, reflection and action. For this reason, if you know you thrive in conditions that are clear, linear, and fixed, this is likely not the best place for you. However, if you are flexible, responsive, don’t take yourself too seriously, get along with most people, know your own strengths and vulnerabilities, and care about systems working for kids and families, this could be a great fit.

All positions are full-time and include generous benefits. Other tangible and intangible, periodic and ongoing support are offered to you and reflect our deep commitment the wellbeing and resilience of our team. We are best with rich and varied perspectives and build our team to reflect a diversity of experience. Separate white and BIPOC affinity team groups meet regularly for focused support and learning and to advance our commitment to anti-racism and equity at Alia.

If this all sounds good to you, please get in touch by sending your resumé and letter of interest to kate@aliainnovations.org. All positions are open until filled with our ideal candidates; however, for first-round consideration, apply by May 31st at noon Central Time. Either way, we wish you the very best in your job search and hope you find meaningful work that supports you and your loved ones.

We encourage you to share our openings with the brightest, most innovative people you know! We have several positions open now, with more on the way soon, so stay in touch.

open positions:

Director of Philanthropy is a position for a philanthropy professional, who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves. We are seeking someone with a fire to fund our audacious vision of obsoleting the need to separate children from their families—with a special focus on children and families of color who are overrepresented in the foster care system. We are seeking someone who has chosen fundraising as their career and finds joy in creating opportunities for donors and funders to be part of something special. A self-motivated, optimistic, and engaging person who enjoys the hustle, but also knows how to take care of their own wellbeing, would thrive on Team Alia. At least 5 years of fund development experience required. Starting Salary range DOQ.

Associate Director of Philanthropy is a position for someone who has a “can-do” disposition and a demonstrated record of accomplishment in fundraising to join our growing team. Well-qualified candidates are fund development generalists who excel at and enjoy all aspects of grant writing, RFP responses, and inviting people in to support our mission. Candidates must demonstrate strong project management, communication and writing skills. A self-motivated, optimistic, and engaging person who enjoys the hustle, but also knows how to take care of their own wellbeing, would thrive on Team Alia. At least 3 years of fund development experience required. Starting Salary range DOQ.

Sr. Project Manager (formal title Associate Director of Learning) are positions for people who assist project leads in designing, preparing for, and coordinating Alia’s engagements with external partners. These positions involve external communications, complex scheduling, generating reports, and developing materials in support to project leads. These positions provide support in delivering all aspects of projects such as training, coaching, and strategy sessions, and designs and team-delivers innovative presentations and reporting materials. This position is critical to our team’s success and will often be asked to join in for a variety of “all-hands-on-deck” moments. Candidates with excellent attention to detail and strong digital and technical skills are encouraged to apply. If you move from right brain to left brain with dexterity, are both analytical and relational, this could be a great fit. Skill sets or experience in child welfare, foster care, wellbeing, leadership, or strategy are desirable. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred, and knowledge or passion for child welfare transformation strongly desired. Starting salary DOQ.

Marketing, Communications and IT Project Manager is a new position in support of our Strategic Growth team to help execute Alia’s marketing, communications and IT efforts with excellence. This position involves managing our external communication schedule, coordinating social media and marketing campaigns, and managing our external IT vendor contract/providing internal IT support and keeping the team on track to meet identified marketing, communication and IT goals. Your marketing, communications and IT experience, attention to detail, strong digital skills, and ability to convert strategies into reality are just what we need. Help us reach those with the power to make critical decisions in the lives of parents and children with the support they need to keep more kids safely with their own families. Diversity of perspective is critical to our communication efforts, so if you identify as member of an underrepresented or marginalized community and are interested in us, we’re interested in you.

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred, and knowledge or passion for child welfare transformation strongly desired. Starting salary DOQ. If this all sounds good to you, please get in touch by sending your resumé and letter of interest to kate@aliainnovations.org. All positions are open until filled with our ideal candidates; however, for first-round consideration, apply by June 17th.