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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.


Taking Heart Open Houses


Minnesota Council of Churches/Muslim American Society of MN, 2019

Position Description:  Taking Heart Open Houses are held during Ramadan and bring Muslims and people of other faiths together for conversation and an Iftar, the fast-breaking meal.  In 2019 Ramadan begins the evening of May 5 and lasts until the evening of June 4; during that time a series of Open Houses will be held at mosques and Islamic centers, mainly in the Metro area, but also in greater Minnesota. The intern assists with laying the groundwork for these events and their coordination, mainly in the areas of communication and administration.

This unpaid Internship will run from March 1 to July 1 and require 3-5 flexible hours of work per week. Most work can be done from home if preferred.

Supervision: The intern will work collaboratively with the Taking Heart Organizer, and also with the Communications Director and other MCC staff people as needed.

Primary Duties:

  • Become familiar with Taking Heart’s history and procedures
  • Set up registration program on MCC website
  • Post registration link and relevant articles to the MCC’s Taking Heart Facebook Page
  • Adapt/design and send invitations to past participants using Mail Chimp
  • Target churches and other faith communities in the locations of participating mosques; adapt/create publicity material such as bulletin and newsletter announcements, fliers
  • Contact institutions of higher learning in area and find contact people for special student outreach/learn of websites, newsletters, etc.
  • Research local media sources and media contacts: newspapers, online media, radio, online community calendars; submit dinner events to online calendars
  • Edit and maintain current press release documents; email press releases to media contacts
  • Track all media articles and calendar posts in spreadsheet
  • Attend and assist with registration at some of the Open Houses
  • Collect and maintain lists of contacts and participants for Taking Heart
  • Send pre-Iftar and post-Iftar participant surveys using Survey Monkey
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Background in comparative religion recommended
  • Knowledge of Islam, or willingness to learn
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Flexibility, good humor, and perseverance
  • Comfort with use of various social media platforms
  • Comfort with graphic design programs
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office and internet use
  • Reliable transportation                      

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.

Please send resume and cover letter to Ms. Pat Sample at the above address or to For further information please see



Employment Status: Regular, Full time, exempt

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer


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.


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 including Digital controls and Pneumatic controls.

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.


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.


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.


The Building Superintendent reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

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


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


  • Post high school education/training preferable
  • 2-3 years verifiable experience in custodial care of buildings of similar classification
  • Demonstrated mechanical ability - basic plumbing, electrical, and carpentry.
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with buildings and grounds maintenance programs, repairs, cleaning and floor care practices, supplies, equipment, tools, and skilled trades.
  • State boilers license (first class C low pressure)
  • Ability to supervise and engage building staff team.
  • Must be safety conscious
  • Able to life 50+ pounds
  • Able to work on a ladder
  • Familiar with personal computers and related software (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Sensitivity to the constituency of the Church Center, including diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle.


Normal office conditions.


Sick leave, vacation, pension, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and medical insurance benefits as provided by MCC personnel policy.


POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED (posting began 9/28/18)



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

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


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