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: RECEPTIONIST (Temporary, part-time, non-exempt)

A.  To greet and assist all who telephone or visit the Minnesota Church Center.

B.  To provide support services (communication and clerical) to staff of the Minnesota Council of Churches. 

HOURS: 
Part-time and on-call basis for temporary coverage for the next year. Nine hours per week (ideally Tuesday and Wednesday 1:30-6:00 pm) plus vacation coverage.


RESPONSIBILITIES
:

A.  Under the direction of the Human Resources Generalist.

      1.  To provide a friendly and warm climate for people who work in or visit the  Minnesota Church Center by:

           a. greeting people coming and going, regulars and strangers,

           b. being alert to anyone approaching the receptionist's station, and

           c. taking the initiative in offering help to anyone in the lobby.

      2.  To provide information regarding the building and Council operations.

           a. Answer telephones with a desire to provide the best information available for each caller, taking messages as necessary.

           b. Be familiar with the schedule of meetings in the conference rooms for the day and assist visitors in finding the right rooms.

           c.  Receive comments about maintenance needs and make appropriate referrals to custodians or the Building Superintendent.

B.   Provide support services to the staff of the Minnesota Council of Churches:

      1.  Type, proofread, duplicate and distribute correspondence, proposals, reports, meeting material, minutes, etc.

      2.  Prepare material for mailing.         

C.  To perform other duties as may be assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS
:

A.  Ability to relate pleasantly with the public and maintain an effective and caring telephone presence.

B.   Ability to work with other people in a collegial style.

C.  Effective communication skills.

D.  Flexible schedule.

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.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
This is a part-time, hourly position. Sick and Safe leave and holiday pay are provided per MCC personnel policy.

  

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION 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 Specialist: Immigration Legal Services:  Full Time (1.0 FTE), regular, non-exempt

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To deliver immigration legal services within the Refugee Services Program of the Minnesota Council of Churches, perform outreach to communities to advise on opportunities to file for adjustment and family reunification, and perform administrative tasks related to filing, tracking and reporting on immigration applications. This position will receive training to attain Department of Justice partial accreditation to perform immigration legal services and represent clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

This position operates within the broader Refugee Services team, and will support work in resettlement, education, health and employment programming when appropriate or needed.  Position reports to the Manager of Immigration Services.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Immigration Legal Services Responsibilities

  • Provide one-on-one assistance to clients to complete USCIS and refugee sponsorship applications
  • Correspond with clients regarding application requirements, and schedule appointments
  • Complete service contracts with clients, and maintain complete and accurate records and progress until processing for each application complete.
  • Conduct client intake procedures.
  • Respond to client questions and inquiries
  • Advocate on behalf of clients, as appropriate
  • Maintain USCIS notices and enter client information into MCC and state databases
  • Provide consultation to Refugee Services’ staff on immigration related matters.
  • Collect and track income from fee for service activities
  • Maintain and participate in development of systems and procedures to increase capacity to provide increased immigration related services.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners through recruitment activities, and expansion of off-site delivery of immigration services.  
  • Maintain relationships with organizational partners, for consultation, cross-referrals, and program accountability.
  • Represent Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services’ program at community meetings, workshops, and trainings related to immigration law and practice.
  • Report client and program outcomes in MCC and state reporting systems
  • Keep current with changes and trends in immigration law and practice and modify services appropriately
  • Attain and maintain status as a DOJ partially accredited representative.   
  • Support immigration services provided in both MCC’s Minneapolis and Mankato programs.

General Refugee Specialist Responsibilities

  • Conduct intake and assessments to determine client eligibility for programs.
  • Work closely with MCC colleagues to ensure that refugees are integrated into the broader array of services available in the organization
  • Meet outcome goals defined in contract (s) related to four lines of service.
  • Document all contacts and services in case files, as appropriate
  • Oversee volunteer and intern activities, as appropriate.
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise
  • Other duties as assigned

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proven ability to use basic office equipment including copiers, postage machines, fax machines, and database software.
  • Proficiency in computer applications, including Outlook, MS Teams, databases, spreadsheets, and MS Word.
  • Demonstrated detail orientation
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual language proficiency preferred
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle
  • Ability to travel to locations throughout the metro, and to Mankato (up to 1-2 times per month)

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.

Compensation: This is a non-exempt, full-time position.  Benefits include medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, generous retirement contribution, 12 days of Sick and Safe leave, 20 days of vacation and 11.5 paid holidays as provided by MCC human resources policy.

 

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION BY 5/26/21 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