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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.


POSITION TITLE:  Refugee Health Case Manager (Regular, Full-time, non-exempt)


To coordinate medical and/or mental health services and provide management to refugees and asylees who have significant physical and/or mental health conditions. The Refugee Health Case Manager will be part of a specialized team within MCC Refugee Services that focuses on health for refugees. The position will work to promote self-sufficiency and goal attainment for clients, through connections to ongoing programming and mainstream supports, incompliance with MCC programs and contract guidelines.


  • Provide direct service and health care coordination to newly arrived refugees, in homes, clinics, social service offices, and community health settings.
  • Conduct intake and assessments to determine client eligibility for program(s).
  • Develop care plans with program participants, empowering them to reach client-centered goals and meet program guidelines. 
  • Encourage early self-sufficiency and independence of all program participants.
  • 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, provide advocacy regarding refugee health issues, and cultivate relationships for potential referrals with community partners, refugee community members, and other eligible individuals.  
  • Provide ongoing cultural orientation to program participants
  • Document all contacts and services in case files and complete assessments and outcome tracking within computer and online databases.
  • Assist in emergencies as they arise.
  • Transport clients to and from appointments as necessary.
  • Coordinate services with various community public health partners at state, county and local levels, as well at across MCC programs.
  • Serve as an advocate to increase awareness of refugee health issues within MCC and the community.
  • Maintain awareness of evidence-based best practices within the field of refugee health and provide staff with relevant information as it is learned.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelors degree in Social Work, Public Health, or related area of study strongly preferred, but will consider candidates with other relevant experience as Community Health Worker and/or case management with refugees or recent immigrants.
  • LSW strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with refugees or recent immigrants.
  • Knowledge of local refugee and immigrant populations, the resources available to them, and the state and federal policies that impact them.
  • Commitment to early self-sufficiency of refugees and ability to teach skills to clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detailed documentation in a timely manner.
  • Strong English language communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Proven ability to work in crisis situations.
  • Proven capacity to work in fast paced social service environment, both independently and as a member of a team.
  • 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 a reliable transportation required.
  • Extensive cross-cultural experience required.  Familiarity with refugee and asylee populations and health issues related to resettlement, trauma and/or torture strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong cross-cultural communication, negotiation, and mediation skills.
  • Ability to effectively bring key players to the table and to facilitate communication and concrete action around a common goal.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. refugee resettlement process and U.S. medical systems strongly desired.
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.
  • Multilingual applicants preferred, with particular emphasis on Karen, Somali, Swahili or Russian.


Normal office conditions. This position works out of MCC’s Minneapolis office at 122 Franklin Ave. W, Minneapolis, MN. Job duties are performed primarily during the weekday business hours, with occasional weekend or evening hours.


This is a full time, non-exempt position. Sick leave, vacation, retirement, life insurance and medical insurance benefits are provided based on MCC’s personnel policies.





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

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



Are you a change-maker? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that give you room to think strategically, develop systems, and build a network? We are looking for a development officer with a passion for justice and a knack for telling stories and connecting with people. If you want to dig into data, devise strategy, and help the Minnesota Council of Churches as it seeks to weave social justice into the fabric of faith communities in Minnesota, then this may be the position for you.

The Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) is a member-driven Christian organization, comprised of 25 Christian judicatories (denominations) in Minnesota, including the Historic Black Church, Mainline Protestant Church, Traditional Peace Churches, and the Greek Orthodox Church, and representing over one million Christians in Minnesota. We are committed to building Christian and interfaith unity through the work of justice, serving as advocates and activists for reconciliation. Our largest and oldest program is MCC Refugee Services, a refugee resettlement agency established in 1985. We offer a flexible and collaborative work environment, with about 35 employees between our offices in Minneapolis and Mankato.

We connect with:

  • Denominations, congregations, religious leaders, and Christians.
  • Activists, people of other faiths, and refugees.
  • The public life of Minnesota: legislators, businesses, foundations, and government.

We embrace a vision of unity built on justice.

The Minnesota Council of Churches seeks an experienced Director of Development. This is an exempt, full-time position, salary commensurate with experience. MCC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color are encouraged to apply.

About the Position: The Director of Development is responsible for building and overseeing an effective fund development program for the Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC). This individual will design and implement solicitation initiatives and expand systems for receiving, recording, and acknowledging gifts. Working with the MCC Board of Directors and executive staff, the Director of Development will articulate MCC’s case for support, connecting with and motivating current and potential donors to build a strong, vibrant culture of philanthropy, one that aligns with MCC’s values and vision.

Position Responsibilities and Duties: The Director of Development is a member of the MCC staff and reports to the CEO. Their position includes seven key areas of responsibility:

1. Work closely with the CEO, Development Committee, Communications & Program Directors, and MCC Board to plan donor cultivation and solicitation tactics, assess progress, develop marketing and communications strategies, and train volunteer solicitors. Recommend to the Board and executive staff actions necessary for ensuring the momentum and future success of the development program.

2. Serve as a member of the MCC leadership team, participating in goal-setting and strategic visioning, especially as it relates to MCC’s development program. Collaborate with lead program staff on event coordination, congregational outreach (occasionally in Greater Minnesota), and volunteer engagement.

3. Expand MCC’s current base of donors and supporters. Cultivate relationships with individuals, foundations, congregations, denominations, and corporations, in support of the funding needs of MCC. Prepare and implement annual plans and timelines. 

4. Identify donor prospects and conduct related research; create and manage prospect research profiles; research and implement a donor management database (to replace or upgrade current software as needed); organize and maintain a complete system for reporting prospect/donor information; develop group and individual cultivation and solicitation plans for donors and prospects.

5.    Prepare letters, proposals, and other reports or materials needed for effective solicitation of prospects; maintain follow-up system. Write and revise grant narratives in partnership with program directors. Direct process for all Foundation and/or Corporate grant applications.

6.    Refine MCC’s current system for tracking donors. Prepare monthly progress reports on activity, including prospect lists, assignments by committee or volunteer, evaluations, contacts made, formal solicitations delivered, presentations, results, payment schedules (if multi-year pledge), follow-up reports needed, recognition.

7.    Expand current donor acknowledgment and stewardship process, developing and implementing systems and procedures to ensure the timeliness of all acknowledgments. 

8.    Other duties as assigned.

 Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience; CFRE certification desirable but not mandatory
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven success in not-for-profit fundraising program management
  • Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably and competently with people from diverse racial, social, economic, educational, and religious backgrounds
  • Commitment to the faith-based work of MCC and to the vision of unity built on justice
  • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including some evenings and/or weekends
  • Statewide travel may be required; valid driver’s license required

Compensation and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an exempt, full-time position. The Minnesota Council of Churches offers a competitive benefits package, including medical insurance, dental insurance. life insurance/long-term disability coverage, sick and safe leave, employer contribution retirement plan, vacation and holiday benefits as provided by MCC human resources policy.

To apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Tim Torgerson at Position is open until filled. Posted 8/20/19.

The Minnesota Council of Churches is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.


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