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The Minnesota Council of Churches is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Title: Employment Services Intern

(612) 230-3221 • rsvolunteers@mnchurches.org

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.

Responsibilities

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 rsvolunteers@mnchurches.org. Please also complete the Volunteer Application found at www.mnchurches.org/refugeeservices/volunteer-application. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.

www.mnchurches.org/refugeeservices

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Link to MCC Employment Application form

TITLE: DATABASE AND COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT (Regular, .5 FTE, non-exempt)

Purpose: Maintain database and coordinate database users to ensure integrated information supports outreach and communications efforts. Assist in coordinating the Council’s web, email, social media, and printed communications to ensure integrated messages and brand identity.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Database:

Maintain Database

  • Perform small modifications to database design, as needed
  • Maintain, adapt, and suggest policy and procedure recommendations related to the MCC database
  • Maintain database entries
  • Assist with event preparation and registration
  • Provide approved mailing labels for outside requests
  • Maintain style sheet for MCC and train staff in use of style

Coordinate Database Users

  • Coordinate with database users, ensuring each has appropriate access privileges
  • Train other staff and volunteers in use of database
  • Perform periodic auditing and clean-up of data
  • Provide and monitor additional data entry resources for staff, above and beyond staff member data entry capabilities and resources, when necessary

Generate Reports

  • Produce reports on fundraising and communications activity, as needed
  • Run mailing labels and donor lists when needed by staff for mailings or events including lists for annual report and fund appeals

Coordinate the advancement of the database to meet MCC needs

  • Ensure appropriate mailing list setup
  • Assist in the development of regular and helpful use of the database for fund development and program activity
  • Work with Fund Development Coordinator to finalize accurate and complete donor list for annual report
  • Work with Fund Development Coordinator to maintain electronic files on interactions with donors

Communications:

Serve as MCC’s Webmaster under direction of the Communications Manager

  • Maintain all MCC-related websites
  • Update program pages as requested
  • Coordinate Give to the Max Day campaign
  • Assist in coordination of photographer for events
  • Maintain MCC’s photo and video library, including release forms
  • Generate reports on church outreach and communications

Administer general e-mail communications under direction of the Communications Manager

  • Assemble and distribute News for the Common Good
  • Maintain mailing lists

Other duties as assigned.

ACCOUNTABILITY

Reports to Senior Director of Internal Operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A highly organized individual who understands databases, how they work and how to best leverage their relational power;
  • Critical thinking, curiosity and initiative;
  • Project coordination skills;
  • Strong written, verbal communicator and teacher;
  • Exceptional accuracy and detail oriented, but also capable of high-level analysis and problem solving;
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Familiarity with and sensitivity to the constituency of the MCC including diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds;
  • A commitment to strict confidentiality of donor information;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in data base management;
  • Strong knowledge of FileMaker or equivalent, Microsoft Excel and internet access skill;. 
  • Experience in graphic design, website management, and e-communications.

Work Environment and Conditions:

Normal office conditions and office hours. 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.

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED (posted 8/8/2014)

SEE HIGHLIGHTED LINK TO APPLICATION FORM

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION TO

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

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

The Minnesota Council of Churches is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Link to MCC Employment Application form

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

PURPOSE:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 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 office hours. 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.

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED (posted 7/23/2014)

LINK TO APPLICATION BELOW

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

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

Link to MCC Employment Application form

 

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Minnesota Council of Churches

Position Description:  MNSure Faith Ambassador

MN Council of Churches (MCC) acknowledges that health is central to the well-being and the fulfillment of human potential and agrees that our democracy gives us, as Americans and Minnesotans, the ability to shape a health care system that honors human dignity, stewardship, and community.

MNSure is a unique Minnesotan place to find health insurance. It is a simple, easy-to-use marketplace that connects you to multiple insurers in a standard format so you can see plans and costs side-by-side that match the specific need of each member of a household.  

MCC’s goals are to raise awareness about MNSure coverage and its potential benefits to individuals and businesses and to encourage and facilitate enrollment into MNSure for eligible applicants.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  MNSure Faith Ambassadors will conduct informational sessions on the MNSure Health Exchange in faith communities.  Priority communities include Hibbing, Mankato, Owatonna, Northwest Suburbs of the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, St. Paul, and Stillwater. Each MNSure Faith Ambassador will be responsible for presenting at least five informational sessions over a period of six months beginning November 2013. This is a volunteer position, but a $50 stipend is provided for each information session conducted. Training will be provided.   All training expenses will be paid and an additional $100 training stipend will be provided to MNSure Faith Ambassadors after presenting five informational sessions. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete MCC MNSure Faith Ambassador training provided by MCC
  • Conduct at least 5 MNSure informational sessions using MCC presentation protocol.  (Presentation dates, locations, and logistics arranged by MCC staff).
  • Answer audience questions and make referrals to Consumer Assistance Partners, as appropriate. 
  • Ensure audience signs-in at presentation and collect evaluation data from event, and provide follow up information about information session to MCC staff.   

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Health professionals and individuals with a strong interest in communicating health care coverage in their community are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills, be self- motivated, reliable, creative, and have a passion to make sure Minnesotans have access to healthcare. 
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Flexible availability.  Most presentations will be scheduled on evenings and weekends.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Participation in MCC MNSure Faith Ambassador training is required.

 

Link to application

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZuWCNZvcZllqxga-MG4kMP2LzCdFbovOiSsnygq076g/viewform

 

 

 

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