Employment

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
  • 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.

 

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Health and Education Services

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Division Director: Refugee Services

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
This leadership position within MCC Refugee Services plays an important role in serving the needs of clients, supporting MCC staff, and ensuring success of MCC programs. The program manager, skilled in direct service to clients and experienced in working in programs that serve refugees, asylees and immigrants, supervises direct service staff members, ensures strong service delivery and program outcomes, represents MCC in public meetings and with partners, and coordinates day-to-day program activities. This position oversees the operations of MCC’s Intensive Case Management Program, Community Orientation Workshops, other related projects, and serves in the lead role in coordinating the statewide COVID Care Navigator network, an 8 agency consortium that connects refugees, immigrants and others to COVID- and health-related resources.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
• Work with MCC staff and key stakeholders to develop and implement programming and protocols.
• Monitor and assess program impact and outcomes, ensure the achievement of contracted program goals, and identify opportunities for program improvement, through conducting regular casefile and program reviews
• Convene regular meetings with contract partners, develop program and evaluation procedures, and lead the COVID Care Navigator network in assessing needs and opportunities for service provision.
• Ensure accurate recording, tracking and reporting of all information on program participants, outcomes and finances.
• Participate in the writing of grant proposals and program reports.
• Maintain communication with national and local service partners and funders (including EMM, MN Department of Human Services, and MN Department of Health)
• Coordinate and facilitate meetings of staff, program partners, and program teams.
• Review and authorize program expenses, including direct client support.
• Develop and implement marketing strategies to promote services to eligible clients.

SUPERVISION
• Manage and supervise work of program staff, interns, subcontractors, and partners to ensure high quality services, accurate record-keeping, and achievement of project deliverables.
• Participate in hiring and onboarding of new staff, and provide ongoing training on contract guidelines, policies, procedures, and program updates.
• 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.
• Oversee volunteer and intern activities

RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS
• Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies including refugee communities, employers, congregations, community leaders, other social service providers, and public officials.
• Conduct outreach to health and mental health providers, schools, and other community resources.
• Conduct presentations to public and community stakeholders.
• Represent MCC Refugee Services at community meetings, workshops, and trainings.
• Participate in planning and leading COVID Care Navigator meetings.

DIRECT SERVICE
• Provide direct case management and employment services as needed, including:

o Conducting intake and assessment to determine eligibility and client needs;
o Making appropriate and meaningful referrals to meet client needs;
o Encouraging early self-sufficiency and independence to all program participants;

• Assist in emergencies as they arise
• Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:
• At least 3 years professional experience working with refugees, asylees, or recent immigrants.

o Prefer case management experience focusing on attainment of outcomes in areas of health, education, and family functioning.
o Prefer working knowledge of MN DHS Resettlement Network services and partners.

• Extensive knowledge of local refugee and immigrant populations, the resources available to them, and the state and federal policies that impact them.
• Significant professional project coordination experience, including in a multi-agency collaborative setting
• Demonstrated leadership skills
• Desire to mentor and assist other staff toward successful job performance
• High level of organization and time management
• Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees
• Strong motivational and teaching skills.
• 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.
• Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
• Bachelor’s degree required. MSW/BSW or other human services degree preferred.
• Experience with Microsoft Office, web-based applications and databases required.
• Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle required.
• Bilingual proficiency in a relevant language preferred.

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

Work Environment and Conditions: Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Job duties are performed during weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

   

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION BY 4/23/2021
SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER TO
Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 West Franklin Ave #100 * Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org

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

 

POSITION TITLE: Refugee Program Specialist: Employment Counselor

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time, Regular, Non-Exempt

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To provide and coordinate services to refugees and asylees which promote self-sufficiency and goal attainment in compliance with MCCRS programs and contracts. This program works specifically within employment services to assist refugees to seek, secure, and maintain employment leading to self-sufficiency as early as possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct intake and 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 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.
  • Meet outcome goals defined in employment programs
      • Assist refugees/asylees to develop and implement an employment plan leading to employment and self-sufficiency.
      • Assist refugees/asylees to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency.
      • Network with and develop relationships with employers
      • Identify and match clients with appropriate job opportunities
      • Assist clients to overcome barriers to employment applications and ongoing attendance.
  • 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.
  • Provide translation and interpretation support for other Refugee Services projects, as needed.
  • 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

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants
      • Prefer case management experience focusing on attainment of outcomes in areas of employment, housing, education, family functioning, or immigration.
  • 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.
  • Bilingual proficiency preferred. Preferred languages include Somali, Oromo, Karen, Swahili, Arabic, or other relevant languages.
  • Demonstrated strong communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook preferred. Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, and fax machines
  • Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS
Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Job duties are performed during the weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a full time, non-exempt position. Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, generous retirement contribution, 12 days of Sick and Safe leave, 20 days vacation, and 11.5 paid holidays as provided by MCC personnel policy.

 

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION BY 5/3/2021
SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION, RESUME, COVER TO
Minnesota Council of Churches * 122 West Franklin Ave #100 * Minneapolis MN 55404
Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 * employment@mnchurches.org

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