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Job Counselor - 18 month contract position

American Indian OIC


Organization Summary:

The American Indian OIC (AIOIC) was created in 1979 as a response to the high unemployment rates in the Twin Cities urban American Indian community. AIOIC's mission is "to empower American Indians to pursue career opportunities by providing them individualized education, training, and employment services in a culturally rich environment."   Our primary goal is to provide quality training and employment services that will improve the long-term earning potential of the Native Americans and others, to further increase the economic security of their families, and to break the cycle of poverty. Since its founding, AIOIC has built a strong workforce by helping people improve their employment credentials that results in a more stable and satisfying future.


Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Employment and/or Job Related
Category: Health/Human Services Workforce Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Part Time Salary: Based on experience
Hours: 35 hours weekly 

Primary Duties:

This is an 18 month position that is responsible for conducting employment and supportive services activities for graduating health care students.   This position reports to the Healthcare Employment Services Coordinator.

  • Present Healthcare Employment Program Service Information to on-going healthcare classes.
  • Provide specific and organized case management to large case load following an existing program process model.
  • Maintain accurate client files and ongoing participant documentation.
  • Assist as needed in co-facilitation of the work readiness workshops and trainings.
  • Work successfully within a fast pace team of professionals to reach employment outcome goals.
  • Assist clients in completing on-line applications.
  • Assist Healthcare Employment Services Coordinator as necessary



  • High School Diploma and Some College.
  • 2-5 years of verifiable work experience where Customer Service/People Skills were a priority.
  • Demonstrated excellent organization skills and effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have significant knowledge and work experience in MSOffice Suite and  Internet Searches.
  • Experience in working with an employment program servicing veterans, un-employed, low-income and incumbent workers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a team structure.
  • Ability to handle a variety of communication styles and be patient and encouraging with beginner computer users while they complete on-line applications.
  • Must be able to conduct oneself in a manner that reflects honesty, integrity, cultural sensitivity and upholds legal and agency standards.
  • Knowledge of the Data Privacy Act.


Additional Info:

Some college education in a Social Service field.

Global Career Development Facilitator Certification (GCDF).

Experience working with American Indian and immigrant populations.


How To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Barb H. at the AIOIC mailing address above or via email at     

No phone calls.



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