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 Services Admin Specialist (Regular, 1.0 FTE, non-exempt)

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

 

The Refugee Services Admin Specialist is responsible for providing administration support to enhance efficiency and support achievement of the vision and mission of MCC Refugee Services. The Admin Specialist compiles and tracks program related data for several project areas including resettlement, employment, and immigration legal services. The Admin Specialist serves as a liaison and first point of contact for inquires to the program and the Director of Refugee Services.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Provides first responses to inquiries
  • Completes a broad variety of administrative tasks, including:
    • Prepare check requests, log financial data
    • Assemble case files
    • Data entry and case notes
    • Enter, maintain and track information on program participants, donations and volunteers, using several different databases and tracking tools. Data includes arrival and assurance information, financial information, enrollment and case file maintenance, and measures of other program related activities. 
    • Communicate with external partners
    • Order supplies
    • Maintain up-to-date program records and protocols
    • Track and report on client feedback survey results
    • Participate in case file reviews
    • Prepare correspondence
    • Participate in event and service coordination
    • Manage calendars and schedule meetings
    • Provide support for meetings and events, including preparing agendas and attachments
    • Record, prepare and share meeting minutes
    • Field and respond to client, partner and community inquiries

 

In collaboration with Refugee Services staff:

 

  • Conduct intake and assessments to determine client eligibility for program(s).
  • 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.  
  • Provide translation and interpretation support for other Refugee Services projects, as needed and applicable.
  • 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.
  • Provide back-up support to direct service staff.
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

  • Minimum of two years working in an administrative or supportive role
  • High level of organization and time management
  • Passion for ensuring services function efficiently and effectively, in service to refugees and individuals with humanitarian protection status.
  • Demonstrated administrative aptitude; ability to coordinate complex work assignments, problem solving, administrative systems refinement.
  • Ability to anticipate and cover needed logistical details in practical and helpful manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a team setting, including delegation and leading.
  • Demonstrated effective and open communications style and interpersonal skills.
  • Financial and budgeting skills.
  • Knowledge of local refugee and immigrant populations, the resources available to them, and the state and federal policies that impact them.
  • 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.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment.
  • Bilingual proficiency in a relevant language preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Outlook, database management, calendar apps required.  Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • 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 primarily during weekday business hours, but occasional evening hours required for airport greeting and reception.

 

 

 

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

 

 

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER BY 10/31/2021
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: Administrative Assistant for Racial Justice (Regular, .5 FTE, non-exempt)

PURPOSE:
The Administrative Assistant serves as a liaison and first point of contact for the Co-Directors of Racial Justice office both internally and externally. This individual is responsible for providing administration support to enhance efficiency and support achievement of the vision, strategic plan and organizational goals of the Racial Justice Program.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:  The Minnesota Council of Churches is a premiere statewide council constituted by its 27 member Historical Black Church, Mainline Protestant, Pentecostal, and Orthodox judicatories. Program growth and expansion has broadened the Council’s reach and capacity to fulfill its mission to manifest the unity in the body of Christ, and to build the common good in the world

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative Support

  • Provide first responses to inquiries.
  • Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks, including:
    • managing calendars
    • completing expense reports
    • coordinating travel arrangements
    • preparing correspondence
    • Write and update standard operating procedures related to job duties.
    • Maintain web page and monitor social media.
    • Provide support for meetings and events.
    • Maintain database information on participants.
    • Prepare agenda and attachments for all meetings.
    • Record, prepare and disseminate meeting minutes.
    • Other duties as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to the Co-Directors of Racial Justice

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in supportive role.
  • Ability to execute work with a diversity, equity and inclusion lens.
  • Experience in non-profit settings.
  • Working knowledge of the complex needs of a wide variety of event scenarios.
  • Demonstrated administrative aptitude; ability to coordinate complex work assignments, problem solving, administrative systems refinement.
  • Ability to anticipate and cover needed logistical details in practical and helpful manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated aptitude with administrative support tasks, including typing (dictation correspondence), filing, meeting support and telephone support.
  • Ability to work in a team setting, including delegation and leading.
  • Demonstrated effective and open communications style and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in MS office, spreadsheet programs, virtual meeting set-up, database management, Formstack and internet research.
  • Familiarity with and sensitivity to the constituency of the MCC including diverse and ethnic and religious backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience with Black or Native American communities
  • Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle for minimal statewide travel.
  • Financial and budgeting skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

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 regular, half-time, non-exempt position. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, pro-rated medical insurance based on MCC’s personnel policies.

 

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER BY 10/31/2021
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)