EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit whose core vision is a world where everyone has nurturing, permanent, and supportive familial relationships. We accomplish this by providing ethical, high quality adoption and foster care programs, pregnancy services, child-focused recruitment, therapeutic services and family support. With 36 highly dedicated, experienced staff, EVOLVE serves all of Minnesota and western Wisconsin through a child-focused lens. Our programs are supported through individual and corporate gifts, grants, earned revenue, special events, and United Way funds. EVOLVE is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
EVOLVE is defined by its core values. We are…
Child-focused: In all we do, we consider the lifelong impact on a child.
Collaborative: Working together, we are stronger.
Inclusive: The unique strength, voice and experiences of every individual are valued.
Joyful: Passionate, fun and hope-filled people can change the world.
Pioneering: Innovation and continued learning are crucial.
Transparent: Without comprising the truth, we are honest and respectful.
Our agency has developed a comprehensive set of employee benefit programs to supplement regular wages, which include:
• 160 hours of PTO in 1st year, increasing annually up to 240 hours per year after 10 years of service
• 12 paid holidays and flexible work schedule
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HAS) options
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance options for employees, with family coverage available
• Life Insurance Benefit up to $50,000
• Short-term and long-term disability insurance
• $1,500 adoption benefit
• $500 annual continuing education benefit
• Up to $1500 per year for higher education programs
• Parental, Jury, Voting, Military, and Bereavement Leave
• Investment options
Foster Care Family Worker
EVOLVE is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Foster Care Family Worker. This is a full time position with starting pay ranging from $17 to $20 per hour DOQ. Hours are generally Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 with some late afternoon, evening, and weekend work required. This position is primarily based out of West Saint Paul. Under the general direction of the Programs Manager, this client services focused position works directly with individuals and families desiring to provide homes for children in foster care. The worker also provides direct service to prospective and current foster/adoptive families, prioritizing the client (child and parent) at all times. The worker provides home study assessments for foster care licensing and is responsible for supervising and monitoring placements.
Our foster care program is focused on recruiting and serving families who reflect the children in care who are primarily children of color; as well as licensing relative or kinship families to secure familial relations for children in the child protection system. The worker in this position must be committed to this focused effort.
The ideal candidate will have earned a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field. A Social Work license is preferred, but not required. Experience in foster care, child welfare, and/or related work. Must possess culturally aware understanding of working with diverse communities. Pay rate based on experience and licensure. Must be proficient with computers and have a high level of written and oral communication skills, as well as able to pass a criminal background check as required by Minnesota law. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities.
How To Apply:
To be considered as an applicant, you must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and completed application (linked at the bottom of this page) to email@example.com or drop all required documents off in person at one of the EVOLVE offices. No phone calls please. EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
UMOJA MN Lead Teaching Position
Evolve is seeking qualified applicants for the lead teaching position for our UMOJA MN program. This is a contract position with a pay of $350 per camp. The Lead Teacher will work collaboratively with the Education Specialist to ensure all Program Goals and Core Values are being met for their classroom. Each Lead Teacher will be placed into a specific age group and will be responsible for guiding and teaching them throughout the Saturday portion of our weekend event.
Minimum of 2-3 years childcare and/or lead teacher experience (for infant, early childhood, school aged, Junior, or High School aged individuals). Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology. Preference given to those with personal or professional connections with the African American community, as well as those with adoption, foster care, and/or child welfare experience.
UMOJA MN is a Black Heritage camp created to empower adoptive, kinship, and foster families. UMOJA MN does this by providing a powerful weekend experience for the entire family, which includes adult learning opportunities, child and youth programming, as well as large group cultural celebrations. We are the only culture camp of this nature in Minnesota and one of only four nationwide. While only three days in length, it is our hope that this camp will springboard families into a lifelong pursuit of cultural competency, equipped to address subtle and overt forms of racism. This project is partially funded by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services.
How To Apply:
To be considered as an applicant, you must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and completed UMOJA MN application to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop all required documents off in person at one of the EVOLVE offices. No phone calls please. EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
EVOLVE Application for Employment
To be considered as an applicant, you must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and completed application via email or drop all required documents off in person at one of the EVOLVE offices. No phone calls please. EVOLVE Adoption & Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color and individuals of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Emails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (as noted in the job descriptions above)
Equal Opportunity Statement and Non-Discrimination Policy
The Board of Directors of EVOLVE is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons. It is the policy of the agency, in recognition of the essential rights of all children and individuals, to provide agency services without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, union or political affiliation, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, or reliance on public assistance except where a bonafide qualification exists.