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Job Opportunities at Minnesota Council of Churches

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

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.

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ACCOUNTING CLERK
(.5 FTE, Regular, 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/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.

POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM (see link below) AND ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO:

Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 W Franklin Ave Suite 100 * Minneapolis MN 55404

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

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

MCC Employment Application Form

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MANKATO REFUGEE SERVICES PROGRAM
(1 FTE, Regular, Exempt)

PURPOSE:

The Associate Director position will provide leadership and supervision for the Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) Mankato Refugee Services Office and be a part of the MCC Refugee Services Management Team. The Associate Director position will oversee direct client services, community partnerships, and program and office management functions. The Associate Director is an important community leader in promoting the welcome and inclusion of refugees in the Greater Mankato area.

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.

RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Work with Division Director: Refugee Services and other key stakeholders to develop and implement programming in the Greater Mankato area.
  • Monitor and assess program impact and outcomes, ensure the achievement of contracted program goals, and identify opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Work with Division Director: Refugee Services to write grant proposals, draft program reports for funders, and identify programmatic possibilities.
  • Ensure that all information on program participants, outcomes, and finances are accurately recorded and tracked, and reported
  • Manage and develop structures which encourage early self-sufficiency and independence of all program participants.
  • Maintain high quality services, through tools such as casefile reviews and program audits.
  • Coordinate and oversee Mankato office logistics and functions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies including refugee communities, congregations, community leaders, other social service providers, and public officials.
  • Conduct presentations to public and community stakeholders.
  • Represent MCC Refugee Services at community meetings, workshops, and trainings.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies to promote services to eligible clients
  • Promote the work of MCC to the media, private foundations, local and state government.
  • Manage and supervise work of program staff, interns, subcontractors, and partners to ensure high quality services, accurate record-keeping, and achievement of project deliverables. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate orientation, training, and professional development opportunities for staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Provide case consultation and technical assistance to program staff, ensuring clients are integrated into the array of services available in the organization.
  • Provide direct case management services as needed, including intake and assessment, case planning, outcome achievement, and case documentation.
  • Oversee volunteer activities, as appropriate.
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 3 years professional experience working to attain client or project goals.
    • Preferred case management experience focusing on attainment of outcomes in areas of education, housing, and family functioning and employment services.
  • Experience working with, and extensive knowledge of, challenges and opportunities of local refugee and immigrant populations.
  • Significant professional project coordination experience.
    • Prefer coordination experience working in a multi-agency collaborative setting. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries and with diverse partners.
  • Previous project or staff supervisory experience, with strong interpersonal, motivational, and teaching skills.
  • Strong organizational and project planning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and negotiate cultural differences.
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detailed records and submit accurate reports in a timely manner.
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting, and/or other aspects of fund development.
  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated strong communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Familiarity with and sensitivity to the constituency of MCC, including diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to work in crisis situations and/or a fast paced social service environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook). Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 5 years professional experience with refugees or immigrants required.
  • Able to travel independently throughout the greater Mankato area and the Twin Cities or other parts of Minnesota as needed; driver’s license required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:

Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s Mankato office at 501 South 2nd Street, Mankato, MN. Most job duties are performed during the weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

This position reports to the Division Director: Refugee Services.

COMPENSATION:

Benefits include: medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; pension; and paid vacation and medical leave.

 

APPLICATIONS DUE BY 5 PM ON DECEMBER 2, 2016
APPLICATION LINK AVAILABLE BELOW

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AND ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO:

Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 W Franklin Ave Suite 100 * Minneapolis MN 55404

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

MCC Employment Application Form

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REPORTS TO:

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

The Minnesota Council of Churches links together more than 1 million people of faith to build the common good. The Council’s program areas include building interfaith relationships, public policy advocacy, and refugee resettlement. A premiere statewide council of churches, MCC is constituted by its 24 member Mainline Protestant, Historical Black Church, and Orthodox regional denominational offices.

PURPOSE:

To provide coordination and administrative support for the Chief Operating Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Support the COO’s work with constituents;
    • Prepare correspondence for the COO;
    • Primary support for responsive presence of hospitality for callers and visitors and ensure they get connected to correct staff.
    • Prepare communications with Commission and Committee members regarding attendance, and other logistics;
    • Prepare agendas and attachments for all meetings;
    • Take and prepare minutes for all meetings;
    • Prepare logistics for meetings;
    • Aid the COO in setting and following calendars;
    • Aid quality flow of work and communications of COO with regard to finance, funding, database management, and program changes;
    • Serve as primary contact for Church Center information;
    • Serve as a primary support in providing appointment and scheduling to the COO;
    • Respond to or forward telephone inquiries, correspondence, and emails related to programs, communications and development as appropriate;
    • Write and update standard operating procedures related to job duties as needed;
    • Provide support for meetings and events;
    • Welcome and support MCC volunteers;
    • Maintain office equipment (copier, postage meter, etc.);
    • Maintain and order office supplies; and
    • Proofread communications materials.
    • To perform such other duties as may be assigned by the COO.  

SUPERVISION:

Supervised by the COO.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Demonstrated administrative aptitude: ability to coordinate complex work assignments (calendar coordination), good follow through with details, willingness to take initiative, ability to work with minimal supervision.
  2. Demonstrated aptitude with administrative support tasks, including typing (dictation, correspondence), filing, meeting support, and telephone support.
  3. Proven ability to work with other people.
  4. Demonstrated effective and open communication style and writing skills.
  5. Ability to use PC computers and related software including word processing, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, database management, and Internet access.
  6. Familiarity with and sensitivity to the constituency of the MCC including diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds.
  7. understanding of the confidential needs of executive management work.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS:

Normal office conditions and regular office hours, Monday-Friday. This position works out of the MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

COMPENSATION:

This is a non-exempt, 30-hour position. Benefits include pro-rated medical insurance, dental, life, retirement, sick leave, vacation, and holiday benefits as provided by MCC human resources policy.


APPLICATION LINK AVAILABLE BELOW

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AND ANY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO:

Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 W Franklin Ave Suite 100 * Minneapolis MN 55404

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

MCC Employment Application Form

   
 
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