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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


TITLE: ACCOUNTING CLERK (Regular, .5 FTE, non-exempt)


Provide support to the Controller with general accounting, accounts payable/receivable, disbursements, financial reporting and other related duties.


  • Prepare, record, and process accounts payable, and cash disbursements.
  • Prepare, record and process accounts receivables and cash receipts.
  • Prepare bank deposits and 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.
  • Maintain monthly counts for the copiers and postage meter. Add postage as necessary.
  • Post accounts to the General Ledger as needed.
  • Backup the controller: Prepare payroll and deductions for payroll service to process, and maintain payroll records.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation for general ledger accounts and financial statements.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual budget.
  • Assist with annual audit.
  • Backup the controller: Prepare monthly and year-end financial reports.
  • To perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Controller.         

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to the Controller.


  • Four year degree in accounting or 2-year degree plus two years demonstrated experience required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of nonprofit accounting and financial management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Excel and Peachtree/Sage Accounting software.
  • Experience dealing with confidential information and cash control.
  • Accurate data entry and touch-key skills on the computer and calculator.
  • Ability to handle interruption to work flow.
  • Familiarity with and sensitivity to the constituency of the MCC including diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.
  • Receive a qualified status on criminal background check.

Work Environment and Conditions:

Normal office conditions and regular 5 days/week office hours – Monday morning is required. This position works out of the MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

Compensation: This is a regular, 20 hour/week, non-exempt position. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and pro-rated medical insurance based on MCC’s personnel policies.




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

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

Link to MCC Employment Application form


POSITION TITLE:  Refugee Program Specialist: Community Navigator (Mankato) - 1 FTE, Regular, non-exempt

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  To provide and coordinate services to refugees, and New Americans which promote family stabilization, self-sufficiency and goal attainment in compliance with MCCRS programs and contracts.


  • Conduct intake 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 to 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) including the following:
    • Maintain outcomes reporting in DHS database for contract services
    • Provide social service support to refugees and asylees, as defined in social service contract
    • Provide employment service support to refugees and asylees, as defined in employment service contract
    • Provide community navigator support to refugees and New Americans as defined in United Way service contract
  • 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
  • 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


  • Experience working with refugees or New Americans
  • 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
  • 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 housing, employment, education, family stabilization, or immigration
  • Proven capacity to work in fast-paced multi-faceted service environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Bilingual proficiency in Somali required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook preferred. Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copier and fax machines
  • Driver’s license and access to reliable transpiration required


Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s Mankato office (501 S. Second Street, Mankato). Job duties are performed primarily during the weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

COMPENSATION: This is a regular, 40 hour/week, non-exempt position. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, holiday pay, and pro-rated medical insurance based on MCC’s personnel policies.



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

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

Link to MCC Employment Application form


Title: Employment Services Intern

(612) 230-3221 •

MCC Refugee Services is a refugee resettlement agency that provides many supportive services to recently-arrived refugees and asylees, including Employment Services.

The Employment Services Intern will help with the Employment Team’s efforts to find and obtain sustainableand appropriate employment for some of the most vulnerable refugees in our program. These may include individuals that have recently arrived in Minnesota and speak limited English and have no work experience or formal education. The intern will spend the majority of his/her time working one-on-one with these refugees to help them based on their specific needs. Interns may also work independently conducting research and gathering information on various potential employers.


The Intern’s primary focus will be providing individual support to specific job-seekers and responding to needs as they arise. This may include the following duties:

- Help refugees who are approaching deadlines to apply to jobs and fill out applications

- Help prepare refugees for interviews and accompany them to appointments

- Accompany refugees on weekly job-search outings in specific neighborhoods and identify potential employers

- Coordinate transportation of refugees; help them ride bus and understand Metro Transit options and occasionally provide rides

- Research and investigate industries in the Twin Cities area that are hiring

- Outreach to new employers and educate and advocate on behalf of clients

Desired Qualifications

- Experience working with English language learners

- Proven ability to work in a multicultural setting

- Excellent communication and negotiation skills

- Reliability, flexibility and creativity

- Knowledge of Twin Cities and the companies in the area

- Knowledge of the Metro Transit bus system and/or willingness to learn about it

- Computer skills (MS Word) and experience with completing internet job applications

- Ability to work independently

- Reliable access to a vehicle, car insurance, and ability to pass a background and driving records check

Supervision and Training

The interns will work closely with and be supervised by the two professional Employment Counselors who bear the responsibility of job placements in a supportive role. On-site, continued training will include informational overview from staff and support as needed throughout internship.

Time Commitment and Location

Interns must be able to contribute 10 hours per week on a consistent basis between the hours of 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday. This is an unpaid internship with time commitment between 3-4 months and an option to extend further. The intern fulfills his/her primary responsibilities at MCC Refugee Services’ office at 122 Franklin Ave. West, Suite 100, Minneapolis.

How to apply

Interested candidates can email their resume and a cover letter expressing their interest to Please also complete the Volunteer Application found at Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.


Link to MCC Employment Application form






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