Join the ACES Team!


Director of Development


Reporting to and working in close partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Development will be responsible for the overall leadership and operations of the organization’s development functions.  He or she will be charged with envisioning and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to advance the mission of ACES by maximizing the philanthropic potential of its various constituencies (individuals, corporations, and foundations).   If you have a passion for urban education and a genuine love of fundraising, you would find this role both professionally exciting and personally rewarding This is a fast-paced job that requires excellent organization and communication skills. Check out position description here and to apply, send resume and cover letter to Christina Saunders at

Paid Site Leaders


Site Leaders work with ACES Program Coordinators and manage ACES classroom staff and volunteers to ensure the effective, quality delivery of ACES after-school tutor/mentor programming. Site Leaders focus on enhancing family involvement strategies, implementing an effective youth-engagement plan and best practices for direct-service volunteers and staff; and assisting with service-learning opportunities. This is a fast-paced job that requires excellent organization and communication skills. Check out position description here and to apply, send resume, application and cover letter to Steve Palmer at

Paid Team Leaders

September through May

Looking to directly impact Twin Cities youth? Then this classroom leadership position may be for you! Join ACES as a part-time direct service Team Leader. Work study students are encouraged to apply. Team Leaders work approximately 8-10 hours/week, two days per week, with shifts generally falling between 3:30-6:30pm. Some sites will have morning sessions from 7:30am-9:00am. Check out the position description here and application here. Complete the application and mail, or scan and email Steve Palmer.

Volunteer Classroom Leader

Sign up now to be a direct service Volunteer Classroom Leader at one of our Minneapolis or St. Paul school sites. ACES Volunteer Classroom Leaders take an active role in improving the academic progress of our urban students by working directly with youth in a classroom setting. We ask for a minimum time commitment of 2.5 hours, once a week, late afternoon from October through May. This is an opportunity to make a real impact on urban youth in the Twin Cities! View full position description here and to apply, fill in Google form below. For more information, please contact Steve Palmer.

Volunteer E-Mentor

ACES E-Mentors are Twin Cities professionals who correspond via email with a specific ACES middle school student throughout the spring. Other time commitments include attending a school-site E-Mentoring party. To apply, contact Steve Palmer.

Young Professionals Associate Board Member

ACES Young Professionals Associate Board is responsible for Races 4 ACES and special projects based on their areas of expertise and interest. For more information, please contact Steve Palmer.