Employment

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.

 

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS  

 

POSITION TITLE:  Refugee Program Specialist: Community Connector (PT/FT (multiple positions), permanent, non-exempt)

 PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide direct services to refugees and asylee program participants, in coordination with other Refugee Services staff.  This position will connect program participants with resources and services both within MCC and in the community, provide language interpretation and cultural support, and perform program tasks including assistance with transportation, application assistance, file maintenance, documentation of services, home visits, and apartment set ups. Working across MCC Refugee Services programs, the position works in coordination with other staff to help participants meet their basic needs, connect to services and become self-sufficient.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct assistance to clients based on program goals and client goal plans in coordination with Refugee Services staff, including case managers, employment counselors, and education specialist.
  • Work closely with MCC colleagues to ensure that refugees are integrated into the broader array of services available in the organization.
  • In cooperation with case managers and other program staff, meet outcome goals defined in contract (s) related to lines of service.  Including the following: 
    • Provide direct assistance to clients
    • Conduct intakes, assessments and other contract activities with clients
    • Assist with filing forms for clients
    • Respond to client questions and counsel clients on resources and community
    • Provide education and awareness on important topics
    • Connect clients to employment programs, basic needs resources, and ongoing community supports
    • Complete reports, as directed
  • Document all contacts and services in case files, as appropriate
  • Provide ongoing cultural orientation to program participants
  • Serve as cultural liaison for new arrivals
  • Oversee volunteer activities, as appropriate.
  • Provide translation and interpretation support for other Refugee Services projects and staff, as needed and available.
  • Maintain positive relationships with community partners relevant to program activities. 
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Required fluency in Ukrainian or Russian
  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work across cultures
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detailed records and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated understanding of American culture and ability to interpret cultural differences.
  • Demonstrated strong communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook preferred.  Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • Demonstrated detail orientation
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:

Normal office conditions. This position works primarily out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Job duties are performed primarily during weekday business hours, but occasional evening and weekend hours required for airport greetings and client visits.

Compensation: This is a non-exempt, permanent position, hours/week to be determined. Benefits include holiday pay, vacation leave, sick/safe leave, and pro-rated medical insurance as provided by MCC human resources policy.

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED - SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER 
Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 West Franklin Ave #100 * Minneapolis  MN  55404
Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org
 (See link to application form below) 

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Title: BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT

Employment Status: Regular, Full time, exempt

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

PURPOSE:

To assume full responsibility for the operation and maintenance of all Church Center properties and grounds, keeping them in a condition of excellence for full use by the tenants and endorsed events. Responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling all aspects of the day-to-day operations of facilities for the Minnesota Church Center. Performing such maintenance and repairs as may be required in a timely manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Buildings and Grounds:

1. Perform the preventative maintenance, repairs, cleaning and upkeep of all facilities.

2. Responsible for the efficiency and proper operation of the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and all other mechanical systems.

3. Responsible for the overall security and safety of the facilities and grounds.

4. Maintain a continuous program of inspections so that the facilities stay within all codes and safety requirements.

5. Work with the Chief Operating Officer on initiating and implementing an adequate current and long-range program for operation and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.

6. Prepare specifications and plans for contracts and for supplies, materials, and equipment used for operation and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.

7. Review plans and specifications prepared by architects and engineers with the Chief Operating Officer and the Finance and Facilities Commission.  Inspect and supervise repairs, alterations, improvements, and any new construction.

Maintenance Staff:

1. Supervise and direct all custodial and maintenance staff, and/or vendors in the routine cleaning setups and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.

2. Provide leadership, training, evaluations, and staff development by instructing employees in their duties and procedures for assigned work projects and/or vendors, as appropriate.

3. Monitor employee’s time sheets, vacation and sick leave requests, and verifies accuracy.

4. Responsible for interviewing and hiring of all new custodial and maintenance staff/vendors.

5. Responsible for the coordinating and supervising of all volunteers that work with any and all aspects of the facilities.

Budgets:

1. Prepare budget estimates on items pertaining to the facilities and grounds.

2. Maintain and oversee the Minnesota Church Center and grounds expenditures.

3. Maintain records such as inventories, cost analysis, etc. for all budgets involved in this job description; submit such reports as requested by Chief Operating Officer.

Scheduling:

1. Responsible for scheduling of building and maintaining records for all events that occur at the Minnesota Church Center.

Administrative Team:

1. Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.

Relationships:

The Building Superintendent reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

And works in cooperation with all staff and volunteers who use the Church Center facilities.

Evaluation:

Performance reviews and evaluations will be conducted annually by the Chief Operating Officer of the Minnesota Council of Churches.

QUALIFICATIONS

Demonstrated mechanical ability - basic plumbing, electrical and carpentry.

Required Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Thorough knowledge of and experience with buildings and grounds maintenance programs, repairs, cleaning practices, supplies, equipment, tools, and skilled trades.
  2. State boilers license required (minimum First Class C, Chief preferred)
  3. Ability to supervise and engage building staff team.
  4. Valid driver’s license and vehicle.
  5. Must be safety conscious
  6. Able to lift 50+ pounds
  7. Able to work on a ladder
  8. Sensitivity to the constituency of the Church Center, including diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds
  9. Post high school education/training preferred

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

Normal office conditions with some outside work. Normal office hours with some on-call weekends. This position works out of MC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Benefits include employer-paid medical insurance, dental insurance.life/ADD/long-term disability insurance; 12% employer contribution to retirement plan; annual leave of 20 days vacation + 12 days sick leave + 11.5 holidays. Starting salary is $63,000-80,000. 

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED - SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER 
Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 West Franklin Ave #100 * Minneapolis  MN  55404
Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org
 (See link to application form below) 

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

PURPOSE OF POSITION: 

To coordinate medical and/or mental health services and provide case management to individuals with refugee and asylum status 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, in compliance 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 required.
  • MSW or LSW strongly preferred.
  • At least 3 years prior professional experience working directly with refugees or recent immigrants, and experience working collaboratively with community service providers. 
  • 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.
  • Bilingual applicants preferred, with particular emphasis on Karen, Somali, Swahili, Russian, Arabic, Oromo, Amharic, Pashto, or Dari.

 

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.

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED - SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER 
Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 West Franklin Ave #100 * Minneapolis  MN  55404
Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org
 (See link to application form below) 

 

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POSITION TITLE:  Refugee Program Specialist: Community Connector (PT/FT (multiple positions), permanent, non-exempt)

 PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide direct services to refugees and asylee program participants, in coordination with other Refugee Services staff.  This position will connect program participants with resources and services both within MCC and in the community, provide language interpretation and cultural support, and perform program tasks including assistance with transportation, application assistance, file maintenance, documentation of services, home visits, and apartment set ups. Working across MCC Refugee Services programs, the position works in coordination with other staff to help participants meet their basic needs, connect to services and become self-sufficient.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide direct assistance to clients based on program goals and client goal plans in coordination with Refugee Services staff, including case managers, employment counselors, and education specialist.
  • Work closely with MCC colleagues to ensure that refugees are integrated into the broader array of services available in the organization.
  • In cooperation with case managers and other program staff, meet outcome goals defined in contract (s) related to lines of service.  Including the following: 
    • Provide direct assistance to clients
    • Conduct intakes, assessments and other contract activities with clients
    • Assist with filing forms for clients
    • Respond to client questions and counsel clients on resources and community
    • Provide education and awareness on important topics
    • Connect clients to employment programs, basic needs resources, and ongoing community supports
    • Complete reports, as directed
  • Document all contacts and services in case files, as appropriate
  • Provide ongoing cultural orientation to program participants
  • Serve as cultural liaison for new arrivals
  • Oversee volunteer activities, as appropriate.
  • Provide translation and interpretation support for other Refugee Services projects and staff, as needed and available.
  • Maintain positive relationships with community partners relevant to program activities. 
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Required fluency in Pashto and/or Dari
  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work across cultures
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detailed records and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated understanding of American culture and ability to interpret cultural differences.
  • Demonstrated strong communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook preferred.  Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • Demonstrated detail orientation
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:

Normal office conditions. This position works primarily out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Job duties are performed primarily during weekday business hours, but occasional evening and weekend hours required for airport greetings and client visits.

Compensation: This is a non-exempt, permanent position, hours/week to be determined. Benefits include holiday pay, vacation leave, sick/safe leave, and pro-rated medical insurance as provided by MCC human resources policy.

 

OPEN UNTIL FILLED - SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER 
Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 West Franklin Ave #100 * Minneapolis  MN  55404
Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org
 (See link to application form below)