Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) Navigator

· Helena, Montana
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $39,000 - $44,000 DOE

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project (YHDP) Navigator will provide project management and development for MLSA’s Youth and Young Adult (YYA) Legal Housing Project while also serving as a single point of contact for YYA who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and are in need of legal services. The Navigator will work with a statewide network of organizations dedicated to serving homeless and at-risk YYA in order to provide these services.

Specific Duties


  • Conduct outreach with YYA-specific social service organizations, community centers, and other organizations and agencies that see large numbers of YYA.
  • Work with a network of service organizations that provide services, including emergency shelter, to homeless and at-risk YYA.
  • Accept client referrals and conduct intake interviews with YYA in need of services.
  • Serve as a single point of contact and provide intensive support to YYA as they receive legal assistance from an MLSA attorney and navigate the justice system.
  • Support MLSA attorneys with legal tasks as they serve YYA.
  • Develop additional community resources on legal issues for both YYA and service providers to help navigate local, state, federal, and tribal legal systems.
  • Refer YYA clients to network organizations and other service organizations as needed for additional supportive and emergency housing services.
  • Gather data related to grant-related goals and metrics, and submit required grant reports to the funder.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a work context with youth and young adults, populations at risk of homelessness, or other poverty populations is preferred.
  • Proven commitment to social justice.
  • Experience that provides an understanding of the legal needs and challenges arising out of poverty, preferred.
  • Experience networking with community organizations and conducting outreach campaigns, preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced environment with multiple timelines.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple activities and tasks.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in utilizing computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, computer-based research, internet-based project management programs, and video conferencing platforms, etc.
  • Ability to use technologies to communicate with colleagues and volunteers in rural and remote locations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to manage projects.
  • Willingness to travel regularly throughout the state of Montana.

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  • Location
    Helena, Montana
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    $39,000 - $44,000 DOE