Human Resources

Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH) is the preeminent poverty fighting agency in suburban Hennepin County.  We offer programs in vital areas such as energy assistance, housing and planning and development.  Please direct questions concerning employment to Char Guse at 952-933-9639 ext. 200. 

CAPSH is an equal opportunity employer.

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Now Hiring: 


Community Developer- Inequality and Poverty Prevention

This position is responsible for the agency’s community development activities around economic inequality in Minneapolis.  The position includes reaching out to community groups, public and private agencies, and individuals, to (a) inform them of the agency’s programs and services; (b) invite them to partner with agency or obtain needed services as appropriate; (c) serve as an agency representative in the community; and (d) represent the agency at various coalition events.  The position involves tracking the various collaborations CAP-HC participates in and ensuring the appropriate staff member attends. The position will also include other activities that are part of Planning and Development 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage in community development and outreach activities that will increase and maintain partnerships within agency’s service area or within agency’s program areas.  Particular emphasis will be placed on targeting agencies representing diverse cultures and individuals.  Position includes serving as agency representative, and assisting in the development and maintenance of partnerships and collaborative efforts within the communities served by CAP-HC;
  • Be an issue expert about economic inequality, and poverty prevention in Hennepin County and specifically Minneapolis;
  •  Work in coalition with various organizations working on issues of economic inequality, and poverty prevention in Minneapolis;
  • Work with community members to identify program and service needs that will enhance local and community capabilities to meet those needs;
  • Educate and engage the community and city officials on issues affecting low-income families and coordinate efforts around community outcomes;
  • Conduct information and outreach activities aimed at communities in Minneapolis, as appropriate, including working with city government to make sure that clients have input into city-wide decision that affect them;
  •  Work with low-income families to engage in their communities around issues affecting their housing;
  • Lead various collaborative efforts around inequality & poverty prevention in Minneapolis;
  •  Serve as a liaison between the work in Minneapolis with local, metro, and state-wide agencies;
  • Works with the Data Manager to collect information for our ongoing community needs assessment and works specifically with partners, other service providers, community members, and clients to collect more data (if necessary) to enhance our assessment;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience working with external community groups (public, private, faith-based, providing information and outreach services);
  • Experience working with low-income populations in Minneapolis; 
  • Experience in leadership development and event planning;
  • Excellent communications skills (written, verbal, and visual);
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Must have an exceptional attention to detail, be highly organized, and able to work independently balancing multiple projects within parameters of position.
  • Able to interact comfortably with people from all different socioeconomic classes and education levels;
  • Able to maintain a flexible work schedule and work at various events outside of office hours;
  • Willingness to work in a team environment, on behalf of the agency and the communities and individuals it serves.

Scope of Responsibility:

  • Knowledgeable about the policies and practices needed to perform the assigned duties. 
  • Knows the department’s goals, standards, policies and procedures that include familiarity with other departments with the agency.
Decision Making:

Carries out duties with limited supervision.  Expected to make decisions within the parameters of assigned duties.

Does not direct the activities of other staff.


Bachelor’s degree required.  Three years of experience working as a community developer in a non-profit agency is also required.  Candidate must be familiar with community resources in Hennepin County/Minneapolis.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting, often for extended periods of time;
  • Moderate reaching ability (e.g. extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction);
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s) (e.g. using a keyboard);
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing;
  • Sight, sufficient to be able to prepare or evaluate graphic presentations;
  • Sufficient mobility to move about in an office environment.


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Submit resume and application to:
Attn: Char Guse 
CAPSH 8800 Highway 7, #401
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
or fax to 952-697-1370
or e-mail to by Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Job offer contingent on background check.
CAPSH utilizes E-Verify.

CAPSH is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, those with disabilities, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.


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