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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
  • 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.




TITLE: ORGANIZER (1.00 FTE; regular, exempt)

: To provide full-time organizing and interfaith social justice advocacy services to the constituents of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC), especially to the JRLC Legislative Network of volunteer leaders and advocates.  The JRLC is made up of the Minnesota Council of Churches, the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas and the Islamic Center of Minnesota.

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

Network Development and Relationship Building

Build the infrastructure and political influence of our networks, providing needed organizing support to all volunteers, especially District Leaders and volunteer networkers.

Recruit new volunteer leaders and members, especially young adults and in strategic geographic areas.

Event Planning and Management

Manage our largest annual community gathering and legislative conference, Day on the Hill.

Help plan logistics of local training events, vigils, and forums.

Issue Campaigns

Increase the influence of JRLC at the Minnesota Legislature by calling our networks to prophetic actions, including vigils and communications.

Membership and Sponsorship Campaigns

Increase number of members, sponsors, donors and volunteers.

Improve earned income from members and sponsors through annual campaigns and renewals.

Network and Fundraising Communications

Produce e-newsletters, social media content, and reports for all JRLC constituencies, in conjunction with the Executive Director.

Work with Executive Director on all JRLC programming and fundraising efforts.

Advancing Faithful Citizenship

Teach Christian, Jewish, and Islamic understandings of social justice and God’s call to participate in community and build just structures. Deepen understandings of prophetic advocacy for all JRLC leaders and volunteers.

Intern, Volunteer, and Contract Supervision

Work with executive director to recruit, train and supervise contracted staff, interns, and volunteers.

Other duties as assigned.


Accountable to the JRLC Executive Director.


Bachelor’s degree plus 1+ years of organizing experience.

Ability to work independently and manage workplan and volunteers.

Strong strategic planning skills.

Proven ability to produce polished and persuasive materials and communications.

Commitment to interfaith social justice work.

Aptitude for organizational advancement.

Competency with word processing, social networking, spreadsheet, desktop publishing, database management, and web content interface.

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

Familiarity with and sensitivity to the constituencies of JRLC.

Grounded in a faith tradition. Knowledge of congregational life and volunteerism.

Occasional weekend, evening hours and in-state travel.

Valid driver’s license, vehicle and current auto insurance.


Salary commensurate with experience. Health, dental, pension, disability, vacation, and holiday benefits as provided by the JRLC/Minnesota Council of Churches human resources policy.


Normal office conditions. Extended deskwork, use of computer. This position works out of the JRLC office at 122 West Franklin Avenue Suite 204 in Minneapolis. Travel throughout Minnesota.



TO APPLY SUBMIT 1) COVER LETTER, 2) APPLICATION FORM, AND 3) RESUME TO: / 122 W Franklin Ave Ste 100, Minneapolis, MN 55404/ 612-870-3622 FAX

For best consideration, submit application materials by 5 pm, June 3, 2019.

Check  or for application form.


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

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


POSITION TITLE:  Refugee Program Assistant:  Case Aide (1 FTE, temporary, non-exempt)


To assist Refugee Services program staff providing services refugees and asylee program participants.  This position will provide direct assistance to clients based on directives from Case Managers and Employment Counselors including translation, assistance with transportation, application assistance, file maintenance, documentation of services, apartment set ups, and other tasks related to assisting refugees fulfill basic needs, connect to services and become self-sufficient.


  • Provide direct assistance to clients based on program goals and client goal plans in cooperation with case managers and employment counselors 
  • Work closely with MCC colleagues to ensure that refugees are integrated into the broader array of services available in the organization
  • In cooperation with case managers, meet outcome goals defined in contract (s) related to four lines of service.  Including the following: 
    • Provide direct assistance to clients
    • Assist with filing forms for clients
    • Respond to client questions
    • Complete reports, as directed
  • 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


  • Fluent in Karen or Swahili, both oral and written, highly preferred
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated detail orientation
  • Driver’s license and access to vehicle


Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s office at 122 West Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis. Job duties are performed primarily during weekday business hours, but occasional evening hours required for airport greeting and reception.

Compensation: This is a non-exempt, 40 hour/week position, temporary position. Benefits include holiday pay and sick/safe leave as provided by MCC human resources policy.





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

Phone: 612-230-3204 * FAX: 612-870-3622 *


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