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

The Minnesota Council of Churches offers a competitive benefits package, including:

  • Gold Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance/ Long-term disability coverage
  • Vacation and holidays
  • Employer contributing pension plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
As an Equal Opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Link to MCC Employment Application form

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TITLE:  DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS: REFUGEE SERVICES

(Full-Time, Regular, Exempt)

PURPOSE: 

To manage all aspects of the Refugee Services program of the Minnesota Council of Churches.  Ensure continued excellence in existing program services including refugee resettlement, job development and placement, church outreach and involvement, and other social services for refugees/asylees.  Maintain excellent relationships with public and private funders at the federal, state, and local levels.

Refugee Services is a refugee resettlement program affiliated with Church World Service and Episcopal Migration Ministries, and offering a variety of publicly and privately-funded services to refugees and political asylees.

Mission Statement:

Refugee Services is an ecumenical ministry welcoming persecuted people from around the world into new lives of freedom, hope, and opportunity in Minnesota.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.         Oversee and evaluate all program services.

2.         Develop program goals and plans from year to year.

3.         Serve as point of contact for, and maintain high quality working relationships with public and private funding sources, working closely with the executive staff.

4.         Work closely with the senior staff in cultivating high quality working relationships with private funding sources at all levels.    

5.         Provide overall supervision to all Refugee Services staff, working closely with the Assistant Director of Refugee Services.

6.         Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies including refugee communities, congregations, denominational leadership, and other social service providers.

7.         Direct strategic visioning and planning for RS metro and Mankato offices.

8.         Direct program development and fundraising efforts.

9.         Support and direct Refugee Services’ advisory committee, the Committee on Refugee Services.

10.       Ensure linkages with the overall work and priorities of MCC.

11.       Other duties as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

The Director of Programs: Refugee Services is accountable to the executive staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Minimum 3 years of supervisory experience in a human service or related setting.

2. At least 3 years of professional experience working with refugees or new immigrants.

3. Extensive knowledge of refugee resettlement, refugee social services, and the key organizations that provide and fund these activities.

4. Proven ability to work with and manage a diverse staff.

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

6. Experience managing federal and/or state contracts.

7. Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing.

8. Experience in grant writing and/or other aspects of fund development.

9. Proven ability to manage multiple budgets and comply with contractual requirements.

10. Bilingual abilities are a plus.

11. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a relevant field (Social Work, Nonprofit Management, Divinity, Management) preferred.

12. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

13. Able to travel independently throughout the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota as needed.

COMPENSATION:  This is an exempt, full-time position.  Benefits include medical insurance, pension, sick leave, vacation, and holiday benefits on a prorated basis as provided by MCC personnel policy.

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 weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM

AND ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO

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

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

Link to MCC Employment Application form

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Taking Heart/Ramadan Open House series

Assistant Coordinator Internship

Position Description:  Taking Heart is a program which brings Muslims and non-Muslims together for conversation and a meal.  During the month of Ramadan, which in 2016 will be June 6 - July 5, a series of Taking Heart events are planned to be held at Iftar (fast-breaking) meals at mosques and Islamic Centers, mainly in the Greater Metro area.  The intern will assist with coordinating these events.

This unpaid Internship will run from April 15 to July 15 and require 3-6 hours of work per week (flexible)

Supervision: The intern will report to the Interfaith/Multi-faith Program Associate.

Primary Duties:

  • Design and send invitations to people in database
  • Target churches and other faith communities in location of mosques
  • Create publicity material such as bulletin and newsletter announcements, fliers
  • Send reminders and information to Iftar attendees
  • Attend a number of iftars and assist in registration
  • Collect and maintain lists of contacts and participants
  • Help create materials such as maps, handouts, signs, etc.
  • Check all material for accuracy
  • Record minutes at any committee meetings and distribute
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Background or coursework in Global or Comparative religion recommended
  • Knowledge of Islam, or willingness to learn
  • Comfort with use of various social media platforms
  • Comfort with graphic design programs
  • Assertiveness, confidence, and a positive attitude
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and internet use
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Flexibility, good humor, and perseverance
  • Reliable transportation to evening events in the metro area                                                                

Location: The internship is located at 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.

To Apply:  Send letter and resume to Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at cynthia.bronsonsweigert@mnchurches.org  Questions? Call Cynthia at 612-230-3213.

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Taking Heart/Ramadan Open House series

Marketing & Communications Internship

Position Description:  Taking Heart is a program which brings Muslims and non-Muslims together for conversation and a meal.  During the month of Ramadan, which in 2016 will be June 6 - July 5, a series of Taking Heart events are planned to take place at Iftar (fast-breaking) meals at mosques and Islamic Centers, mainly in the Greater Metro area.  The intern will have primary responsibility for publicizing these events.

This unpaid Internship will run from April 15 to July 15 and require 3-6 hours of work per week (flexible)

Supervision: The intern will report to the Interfaith/Multi-faith Program Associate.

Primary tasks:

  • Research local media sources and media contacts: newspapers, online media, radio, online community calendars
  • Compile list of sources and contacts
  • Edit and maintain current press release documents
  • Email press release to contacts 2+ weeks prior to each dinner event
  • Follow up with emails and phone calls to contacts 1 week prior to each dinner event
  • Submit dinner events to online community calendars
  • Track all media articles and calendar posts in spreadsheet
  • Post registration link and relevant articles to the MCC’s Taking Heart Facebook page
  • Attend and assist at some of the Taking Heart dinner events
  • Take the lead on the participant survey (Survey Monkey)
  • Explore the possibility of post-dinner focus groups

Qualifications:

  • Background or coursework in Global or Comparative religion recommended
  • Knowledge of Islam, or willingness to learn
  • Comfort with use of various social media platforms
  • Comfort with graphic design programs
  • Assertiveness, confidence, and a positive attitude
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and internet use
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Flexibility, good humor, and perseverance
  • Reliable transportation to evening events in the metro area                                                            

Location: The internship is located at 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.

To Apply:  Send letter and resume to Cynthia Bronson Sweigert at cynthia.bronsonsweigert@mnchurches.org  Questions? Call Cynthia at 612-230-3213.

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Link to MCC Employment Application form

 

 

 

 

 

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