strut
Home   strut strut Contact strut strut strut Search
 
about banner
green spacer
  strut
Membership
Board of Directors
Commissions & Committees
(Constitution, Bylaws)
Staff Directory
Employment
strut
strut  
 
 

Job Opportunities at Minnesota Council of Churches

Thank you for your interest in working for the Minnesota Council of Churches.

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Job Title:  Refugee Program Specialist: Education

PURPOSE:  The Education Specialist will work to empower refugees, asylees and others with a form of humanitarian protection immigration status, through the coordination of cultural orientation and education services.  The Education Specialist will work in collaboration with community partners to provide community orientation workshops at locations throughout the Twin Cities. The position will work to promote self-sufficiency and goal attainment for clients, through connections to ongoing programming and mainstream supports, in compliance with MCC programs and contract guidelines.  It is an exciting position that will have positive impact on clients of MCC Refugee Services and throughout the Twin Cities through the Metro Resettlement Network.

Mission Statement: MCC Refugee Services welcomes persecuted people from around the world into new lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity in Minnesota.

RESPONSIBILITIES : 

  • Meet outcome goals defined in contract(s) of MCC Refugee Services.  Specific duties include:  

DIRECT CLIENT SERVICE

  • Conduct intake services with new participants, including individual and family assessments
  • Assess participants for English language skills for workshop participation and interpretation needs
  • Assess and assist clients in overcoming barriers such as transportation, childcare, and language supports, to allow for workshop attendance.
  • Connect participants to meaningful resources in the community
  • Participate in public transportation training
  • Conduct participant evaluation surveys
  • Conduct follow-up assessments with families at prescribed intervals, to make new resource connections as necessary.

WORKSHOP COORDINATION

  • Work with organizational partners to schedule and coordinate attendance at cultural orientation workshops at various service locations in the Twin Cities. 
  • Collaborate in planning with education and volunteer outreach staff to enlist necessary resources and volunteers for successful workshops.
  • Participate in program design and evaluation.
  • Plan and facilitate New Arrivals Resource Workshops for newly arrived refugees.

  • Promote MCC Refugee Services and resettlement network programs to potential clients and recruit clients to meet enrollment goals.  
  • Encourage early self-sufficiency and independence of all program participants.
  • Work closely with MCC colleagues to ensure that refugees are integrated into the broader array of services available in the organization
  • Provide translation and interpretation support for other Refugee Services projects, as needed. 
  • Maintain positive relationships with community partners relevant to program activities. 
  • Submit regular reports to track client outcomes, fulfill reporting requirements, and capture client success stories.
  • Participate in network meetings.
  • Document all contacts and services in case files and online databases
  • Oversee volunteer activities, as appropriate.
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise
  • Transport clients to and from appointments as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants
  • Knowledge of local refugee and immigrant populations, the resources available to them, and the state and federal policies that impact them.
  • Demonstrated understanding of American culture and ability to interpret cultural differences.
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees
  • Strong motivational and teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detailed records and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proven ability to work in crisis situations.
  • Prefer social service experience focusing on attainment of outcomes in areas of education, housing, employment, family functioning, or immigration.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Bilingual proficiency in a relevant language preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook preferred.  Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • Ability to travel to and work at various locations in the Twin Cities
  • Driver’s license and access to a reliable transportation required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Job duties are performed during the weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a full time, non-exempt position. Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, generous retirement contribution, 12 days of Sick and Safe leave, 20 days vacation, and 11.5 paid holidays as provided by MCC personnel policy.

APPLICATIONS DUE BY 11/04/2019

APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT LINK BELOW

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION MATERIALS TO

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

Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

POSITION TITLE:  Refugee Program Specialist: Employment Counselor (Regular, Full-time, non-exempt)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide and coordinate services to refugees and asylees which promote self sufficiency and goal attainment in compliance with MCCRS programs and contracts.  This program works specifically within employment services to assist refugees to seek, secure, and maintain employment leading to self sufficiency as early as possible. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct intake and assessments to determine client eligibility for program(s).
  • Encourage early self sufficiency and independence of all program participants.
  • Develop plans with program participants empowering them to reach agreed-upon goals and meet program guidelines. 
    • Assist clients develop skills to reach defined personal and program goals.
    • Provide direct assistance to clients based on program goals, client goal plans, and position work plan.  
    • Provide follow up services to ensure program goals and client needs are met.
    • Make appropriate and meaningful referrals to meet client needs, as appropriate.
    • Explain application procedures to individuals and/or assist participants to complete forms.
  • Work closely with MCC colleagues to ensure that refugees are integrated into the broader array of services available in the organization
  • Promote MCC Refugee Services Programs to potential clients and recruit clients to meet enrollment goals.  
  • Meet outcome goals defined in contract (s) related to four lines of service.  Including the following:
    • Assist refugees/asylees to develop and implement an employment plan leading to employment and self sufficiency.
    • Assist refugees/asylees to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
  • Provide translation and interpretation support for other Refugee Services projects, as needed. 
  • Provide ongoing cultural orientation to program participants
  • Maintain positive relationships with community partners relevant to program activities. 
  • Submit regular reports to track client outcomes, fulfill reporting requirements, and capture client success stories.
  • Document all contacts and services in case files, as appropriate
  • Oversee volunteer activities, as appropriate.
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants
  • Knowledge of local refugee and immigrant populations, the resources available to them, and the state and federal policies that impact them.
  • Demonstrated understanding of American culture and ability to interpret cultural differences.
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees
  • Strong motivational and teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated Ability to maintain detailed records and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Bilingual proficiency preferred. Preferred languages include Somali, Oromo, Karen, Swahili, Arabic, or other relevant languages.
  • Demonstrated strong communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Proven ability to work in crisis situations.
  • Prefer case management experience focusing on attainment of outcomes in areas of employment, housing, education, family functioning, or immigration.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook preferred.  Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Job duties are performed during the weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a full time, non-exempt position. Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, generous retirement contribution, 12 days of Sick and Safe leave, 20 days vacation, and 11.5 paid holidays as provided by MCC personnel policy.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AS RECEIVED

PRIORITY DEADLINE OF OCTOBER 23 (posting began 10/9/2019)

APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT LINK BELOW

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION MATERIALS TO

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

Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Title:         Administrative Assistant for COO/Accounting Clerk

Employment Status: .75 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.                                                                                                                           

RESPONSIBILITIES:

     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.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SUPERVISION:

Supervised by the COO. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:

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, 30-hour position.  Benefits include pro-rated medical insurance, dental, life, retirement, sick leave, vacation, and holiday benefits as provided by MCC human resources policy.

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED (posted 10/8/19)

APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT LINK BELOW

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION MATERIALS TO

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

Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

POSITION TITLE:  Refugee Health Case Manager (Regular, Full-time, non-exempt)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To coordinate medical and/or mental health services and provide management to refugees and asylees who have significant physical and/or mental health conditions. The Refugee Health Case Manager will be part of a specialized team within MCC Refugee Services that focuses on health for refugees. The position will work to promote self-sufficiency and goal attainment for clients, through connections to ongoing programming and mainstream supports, incompliance with MCC programs and contract guidelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct service and health care coordination to newly arrived refugees, in homes, clinics, social service offices, and community health settings.
  • Conduct intake and assessments to determine client eligibility for program(s).
  • Develop care plans with program participants, empowering them to reach client-centered goals and meet program guidelines. 
  • Encourage early self-sufficiency and independence of all program participants.
  • Work closely with MCC colleagues to ensure that refugees are integrated into the broader array of services available in the organization
  • Promote MCC Refugee Services Programs, provide advocacy regarding refugee health issues, and cultivate relationships for potential referrals with community partners, refugee community members, and other eligible individuals.  
  • Provide ongoing cultural orientation to program participants
  • Document all contacts and services in case files and complete assessments and outcome tracking within computer and online databases.
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise.
  • Transport clients to and from appointments as necessary.
  • Coordinate services with various community public health partners at state, county and local levels, as well at across MCC programs.
  • Serve as an advocate to increase awareness of refugee health issues within MCC and the community.
  • Maintain awareness of evidence-based best practices within the field of refugee health and provide staff with relevant information as it is learned.
  • Other duties as assigned

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Public Health, or related area of study strongly preferred, but will consider candidates with other relevant experience as Community Health Worker and/or case management with refugees or recent immigrants.
  • LSW strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants.
  • Knowledge of local refugee and immigrant populations, the resources available to them, and the state and federal policies that impact them.
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees and ability to teach skills to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detailed documentation in a timely manner.
  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proven ability to work in crisis situations.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment, both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook preferred.  Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • Driver’s license and access to a reliable transportation required.
  • Extensive cross-cultural experience required.  Familiarity with refugee and asylee populations and health issues related to resettlement, trauma and/or torture strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong cross-cultural communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Ability to effectively bring key players to the table and to facilitate communication and concrete action around a common goal.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. refugee resettlement process and U.S. medical systems strongly desired.
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.
  • Multilingual applicants preferred, with particular emphasis on Karen, Somali, Swahili or Russian.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s Minneapolis office at 122 Franklin Ave. W, Minneapolis, MN. Job duties are performed primarily during the weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a full time, non-exempt position. Sick leave, vacation, retirement, life insurance and medical insurance benefits are provided based on MCC’s personnel policies.

 

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED (posted 8/21/19)

APPLICATION AVAILABLE BELOW

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION MATERIALS TO

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

Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MCC Employment Application form

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 
strut
 
strut

 

strut
strut strut strut
 
strut  
 

© 2012 Minnesota Council of Churches
122 Franklin Avenue West, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Voice: 612-870-3600 strutFax: 612-870-3622strutmcc@mnchurches.org