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TITLE: OFFICE MANAGER (1.00 FTE, regular, exempt)

PURPOSE: To provide full-time administrative support for advocacy, fundraising, organizing, and communication efforts of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC).

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities will be derived from a work plan developed with the JRLC Executive Director. Areas of responsibility include:

Advocacy and Organizing

Perform outreach, turnout, information tracking, and communication efforts, especially during legislative session;

Manage registration process and records for Day on the Hill;

Maintain office supplies and materials;

Plan logistics of JRLC meetings, including registration, facilities, food, nametags, materials;

Reply to general email, phone, and correspondence queries;

Provide logistical support and produce minutes for meetings of the JRLC Board and iCAN Advisory Council.


Maintain impeccable fundraising and donor records to track donors and support fundraising activities;

Maintain standard forms and grant proposal components (e.g., IRS letter, budget, etc);

Manage income transmittal to Minnesota Council of Churches;

Manage prompt gift acknowledgments;

Maintain grant records, including proposals submitted, acknowledgement of grants, report due dates, and reports.


Manage and update impeccable contact lists;

Update and coordinate web-site activities and social media postings;

Edit and manage distribution of press releases, build relations with religious media;

Update website content;

Coordinate production of print materials as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Accountable to the JRLC Executive Director with some delegated supervision by JRLC Statewide Organizer.


Associate's degree plus six years of related experience, or Bachelor's degree or equivalent with two years of related experience.

Administrative aptitude: good follow through with details, willingness to take initiative.

Organized and detail oriented.

Proven ability to use personal computer and related software including database, web content editor, e-newsletters, word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, and social media.

Ability to work in a collegial style with flexibility and creativity.

Demonstrated skills in problem solving.

Willingness to work longer hours during legislative session.

Ability to work in a collegial style with flexibility, creativity, and good humor.

Occasional weekend, evening hours and in-state travel. Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle helpful.


Beginning annual salary of $30,000 to $32,000. Health, dental, pension, disability, vacation, and holiday benefits as provided by the JRLC/Minnesota Council of Churches human resources policy.



 Pat Sample at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 122 W Franklin Ave Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Position open until filled. Check for application form and search status.

The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition/Minnesota Council of Churches is an

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position Title:  Twin Cities Interfaith Network Intern

Position Description:  The Minnesota Council of Churches participates as a member in the “Twin Cities Interfaith Network” whose mission is to facilitate communication and cooperation among Twin Cities metro area organizations/congregations/ groups/institutions committed to fostering inter-religious relationships, understanding, service and/or advocacy.  TCIN meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month, 11:30-1:00pm at the Minnesota Church Center.  The intern will assist with organizing these meetings.

Supervision: Intern report to the MCC Interfaith/Multi-faith Senior Program Manager

Primary Duties:

  • Assist with communications about upcoming meetings
  • Record and distribute minutes from meetings
  • Create and maintain social media about TCIN.
  • Collect and maintain lists of contacts and participants
  • Research other interfaith organizations similar to TCIN
  • Enter participants information into data base
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Time Commitment:  Scheduling is flexible, but it is expected that the intern would dedicate 2 – 6 hours a week to the work, more during the weeks when the dialogue is scheduled. Must be available on the afternoon of the third Thursday of the month and have transportation to the Minnesota Church Center. The internship is unpaid and will run through May of 2015.


  • Background or coursework in Global or Comparative religion recommended
  • Knowledge of world religions, or willingness to learn
  • Comfort with use of various social media platforms
  • Assertiveness, confidence, and a positive attitude
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve
  • Flexibility, good humor, and perseverance                                                  

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 can be available for scheduled times to work from the office.

To Apply:  Email letter and resume to Kim Olstad at  For questions call Kim at 612-230-3210.


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.


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