AEOA is in search of an Executive Director.
The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) seeks a vibrant forward looking leader committed to reducing
poverty and improving lives to serve as its next Executive Director. The Executive Director supervises eight directors
and the Executive Secretary, manages a budget of $34.6 million and oversees 350 employees and over a thousand

Bachelor’s degree plus five years’ experience managing a community-based nonprofit agency or directing and
administering social service and/or economic assistance programs required. Must have experience working with
governing boards, managing staff and a proven record that demonstrates excellent fiscal accountability. Qualified
candidates will be leaders with a commitment to serve and maximize the resources available to assist low-income

Salary range: $82,763 - $127,420 DOE/Q. Competitive benefits package. Qualified candidates submit your cover
letter and resume online at Interested applicants are strongly
encouraged to apply no later than October 30, 2015. For more information please contact Sharon Klumpp at or by calling 651.223.3053.

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Phone: (218) 749-2912 

702 3rd Avenue South
Virginia, MN 55792 

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 AEOA response to Corona Virus COVID-19


As of today, the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) remains open for business, however the safety and health of our customers, employees, and community are of the utmost importance to us.



Like most of you, we at AEOA, are learning more about COVID-19 every day. We will continue to monitor the guidelines and adjust accordingly. At this time we are putting measures in place to respond to the current needs.


AEOA owned buildings are closed to the public at this time. A number of other buildings in which AEOA provides service are also closed to the public. If you must come for an in-person appointment or to drop off needed documents, call ahead for directions on how to do so. 


03/19/2020 Press Release

  03/17/2020 Press Release  





Senior Dining meal service updates, due to COVID-19:
Call the AEOA Senior Dining office with additional questions at 
Tax Aid Sites Update
State & Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extended: The deadline for federal tax filing for individuals and businesses has been postponed to July 15, 2020. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. 
Effective immediately, Arrowhead Transit won't be collecting bus fares. 
The purpose of this change is to limit contact between drivers and riders during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. This change will remain in effect until the health situation improves. 
We encourage our riders to stay safe, and always remember to wash your hands. As always, thank you for being loyal riders of Arrowhead Transit!



More Information

Minnesota Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization




If you are struggling with your mental health during this crisis here are resources to help:

CDC coping during Covid 19


McLean - Harvard Affiliate

Thrive Range

MDH - Behavioral Health and Emergency Preparedness

MDH - Mental Health Promotion

Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself in Quarantine

Quick Tips to Take care of Your Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Greater Good’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus

National Hotlines



If you need help talking to your kids about the virus:

Child Mind Institute



Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency 

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) was incorporated in April, 1965, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and established as a Community Action Program (CAP) for the northeast Minnesota counties of St. Louis, Lake, and Cook. Service delivery for some programs has extended to the four neighboring counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Itasca, and Koochiching.

Currently, AEOA employs more than 350 full- and part-time staff and utilizes more than a thousand volunteers divided among five major departments: Arrowhead Transit, Head Start, Housing, Employment and Training, and Senior Services. For more information on each department, click on the corresponding links in the menu to the Left.



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