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We are pleased to offer a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Gold Medical insurance plan
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Vacation and holiday pay
  • Employer contributing retirement plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Free parking

As an Equal Opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.



Taking Heart Open Houses

Volunteer or Intern (An intern is currently a student)

Minnesota Council of Churches/Muslim American Society of MN, 2020

Position Description:  Taking Heart Open Houses are held during Ramadan and bring Muslims and people of other faiths together for conversation and an Iftar, the fast-breaking meal.  In 2020 Ramadan begins the evening of April 23 and lasts until the evening of May 23; during that time a series of Open Houses will be held at mosques and Islamic centers, mainly in the Metro area, but also in greater Minnesota. The intern assists with laying the groundwork for these events and their coordination, mainly in the areas of communication and administration.

This unpaid Volunteer position or Internship will run from March 1 – June 15 and requires 3-5 flexible hours of work per week. Most work can be done from home if preferred, and dates are negotiable.

Supervision: Will work collaboratively with the Taking Heart Organizer, and also with the Communications Director and other MCC staff people as needed.

Primary Duties:

  • Become familiar with Taking Heart’s history and procedures
  • Set up registration program on MCC website
  • Post registration link and relevant articles to the MCC’s Taking Heart Facebook Page
  • Adapt/design and send invitations to past participants using Mail Chimp
  • Target churches and other faith communities in the locations of participating mosques; adapt/create publicity material such as bulletin and newsletter announcements, fliers
  • Contact institutions of higher learning in area and find contact people for special student outreach/learn of websites, newsletters, etc.
  • Research local media sources and media contacts: newspapers, online media, radio, online community calendars; submit dinner events to online calendars
  • Edit and maintain current press release documents; email press releases to media contacts
  • Track all media articles and calendar posts in spreadsheet
  • Attend and assist with registration at some of the Open Houses
  • Collect and maintain lists of contacts and participants for Taking Heart
  • Send pre-Iftar and post-Iftar participant surveys using Survey Monkey
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Background in comparative religion recommended
  • Knowledge of Islam, or willingness to learn
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Flexibility, good humor, and perseverance
  • Comfort with use of various social media platforms
  • Comfort with graphic design programs
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and internet use
  • Reliable transportation                                 

Location: The Minnesota Council of Churches, at 122 W. Franklin Ave., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN, 55404.  A computer station and phone will be available for scheduled times to work from the office.

Please send resume and cover letter to Ms. Pat Sample at the above address or to For further information please see


Title:         Administrative Assistant for COO/Accounting Clerk

\Employment Status: 1 FTE, Regular, Non-Exempt

Reports To:  Chief Operating Officer (COO)

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:  The Minnesota Council of Churches links together more than 1 million people of faith to build the common good. The Council’s program areas include building interfaith relationships, public policy advocacy, and refugee resettlement. A premiere statewide council of churches, MCC is constituted by its 25 member Mainline Protestant, Historical Black Church, and Orthodox regional denominational offices.

PURPOSE: To provide coordination and administrative support for the Chief Operating Officer.

To provide support to the Accountant with general accounting, account payable/receivable, disbursements, financial reporting and other related duties.                                                                                                                           


     Administrative Assistant to COO

    • Support the COO’s work with constituents, including correspondence;
    • Provide primary supervision and support for reception staff providing responsive presence of hospitality for callers and visitors and ensure they get connected to correct staff.
    • Prepare communication agendas, attachments, logistics and minutes for Commission and committee meetings;
    • Aid quality flow of work and communications of COO with regard to finance, funding, database management, and program changes;
    • Serve as primary contact for Church Center information;
    • Serve as a primary support in providing appointment and scheduling to the COO;
    • Respond to or forward telephone inquiries, correspondence, and emails related to programs, communications and development as appropriate;
    • Write and update standard operating procedures related to job duties as needed;
    • Maintain office equipment (copier, postage meter, etc.);
    • Maintain and order office supplies;
    • Proofread communications materials.
    • To perform such other duties as may be assigned by the COO.

     Accounting Clerk

    • Prepare, record, and process accounts payable, and cash disbursements;
    • Prepare, record and process accounts receivables and cash receipts;
    • Prepare bank deposits ad receipts and reconcile with accounts receivable records;
    • Maintain required records, reports and files in an organized manner;
    • Deliver bank deposits;
    • Prepare invoices;
    • Answer inquiries from vendors or employees;
    • Maintain inventory records and reconcile discrepancies;
    • Follow-up on any outstanding overdue balances;
    • Prepare and enter general ledger journal entries, as needed;
    • Maintain monthly counts for the copiers and postage meter. Add postage as necessary;
    • Post accounts to the General Ledger as needed;
    • Prepare monthly reconciliation for general ledger accounts and financial statements;
    • To perform such other duties as may be assigned by Accountant.                                                                                                                                                                                                           


1. Demonstrated administrative aptitude: ability to coordinate complex work assignments (calendar coordination), good follow through with details, willingness to take initiative, ability to work with minimal supervision.

2. Demonstrated aptitude with administrative support tasks, including typing (dictation, correspondence), filing, meeting support, and telephone support.

3. Proven ability to work with other people.

4. Demonstrated effective and open communication style and writing skills.

5. Ability to use PC computers and related software including word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, database management, and Internet access.

6. Familiarity with and sensitivity to the constituency of the MCC including diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.

7. Understanding of the confidential needs of executive management work.

8. 2-year accounting degree plus 2 years experience.

9. Knowledge and understanding of nonprofit accounting and financial management.

10. Strong experience with Microsoft Excel and Peachtree/Sage Accounting software.

11. Experience dealing with confidential information and cash control.

12. Accurate data entry and touch-key stills on the computer and calculator.

13. Ability to handle interruption to work flow.


Normal office conditions and regular office hours, Monday-Friday. This position works out of the MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

COMPENSATION:  This is a non-exempt, full-time position.  Benefits include medical insurance, dental, life, retirement, sick leave, vacation, and holiday benefits as provided by MCC human resources policy.




Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 West Franklin Ave #100 * Minneapolis MN 55404

Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 *



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