Job Postings

We have two open positions at the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless:

  • Full-time Regional Expert Organizer (Click Here for PDF) – full description below
  • Part-time Operations Manager (Click Here for PDF) – full description below

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Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
JOB DESCRIPTION || REGIONAL EXPERTS ORGANIZER
Organizational Summary  

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is an advocacy coalition of over 100 housing, homeless, and employment service providers and allied member organizations committed to ending homelessness in Minnesota through policy change. Founded in 1984, we are grounded in our core values of collaboration, community, and achievement. We strive to do all of our work through an equity lens by embedding the variety of lived experiences and perspectives of our team, stakeholders, and community partners into the work we do. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit, statewide coalition, MCH is uniquely positioned to advance policy change at the State Capitol. Since 2012, along with our partners, MCH has secured over $600 million in state funding to prevent/address homelessness, create/preserve homes and passed nation-leading policy reforms in Minnesota’s economic assistance programs. MCH is a small and mighty organization that harnesses the power of advocates and caring communities across Minnesota.

Position Summary  

Homelessness disproportionately hurts Black, Indigenous, People of Color and LGBTQIA+ people. We believe that these communities, and anyone who has experienced homelessness, are the experts and must be centered in the work we do together. We will not be able to end homelessness without these communities identifying the issues, solutions, and making decisions. We recognize that marginalized groups have different access to employment and job advancement and believe strongly in leadership development and lifting up the voices of non-traditional leadership.  We will work with the right candidate to develop the necessary skills to be successful in this position, including a budget for personal training. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities to apply. 

MCH is looking for someone to fill the position of the Regional Experts Organizer. The organizer will work in close collaboration with the Director of Organizing in order to build our advocacy and organizing with a focus on people closest to homelessness. The Organizer will be responsible for identifying & implementing power-building goals, including but not limited to aligning issue campaigns, developing a base of advocates in the 7-County Metro area, and incorporating the work into our statewide advocacy. This job is ideal for someone who wants to organize within communities most impacted by the housing crisis and the organizations dedicated to ending homelessness.

A growing area of our work is the Regional Expert Network. MCH currently facilitates a statewide Regional Expert Network and is expanding our work with a focus on the 7-County Metro Regional Homeless Response system. Regional Expert is defined as someone with lived experience of homelessness with support from those working in homelessness.

Location 

This position is based in our Saint Paul office although some travel throughout Greater Minnesota will occasionally be required. MCH understands that each person’s ability to travel will differ so access to funds or other resources can include, but not limited to carpooling, mileage and a travel budget. Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.

Salary/Benefits/Other Information

The annual salary range for this position is between $50,000 and $55,000, depending on experience. MCH offers generous benefits including: health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short-term disability, and flexible spending account; generous paid time off. Working hours can be flexible depending on the scope of work being done.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities
  • The Organizer will be a public leader and strategic thinker who is able to build trusted relationships with a variety of constituencies such as those most impacted by homelessness, partner organizations, government agencies, the legislature, and others as appropriate
  • Identify key partners in the 7-County Metro to join the Regional Expert Network (REN) that is convened and facilitated by MCH. The REN is a statewide partnership of organizations committed to ensuring people with lived experience of homelessness and staff are building an empowered, peer-led community that is collaborative and strategic in advising localities and policymakers on best practices to prevent and end homelessness. 
  • Work with the REN and other partners to identify and implement solutions that improve the 7-County Metro homeless response system
  • Build a base of advocates within the 7-County Metro to grow our statewide power and influence. 
  • Be a convener, facilitator, and leader in creating safe spaces for diverse groups to gather together and work towards ending homelessness
  • Ensure REN members have the individual support and training they need to participate in community policy and planning discussions, and that the policy and planning tables that request their assistance are prepared and committed to fully include REN members in decision making.  
  • Work in partnership with the entire MCH staff on our shared projects. We have our Homeless Day on the Hill which draws over 800 people on a single day and the MCH Conference which has over 500 people attend a multi-day event of workshops, speakers, and networking.
Qualifications and Experience 
  • Lived experience of homelessness, while not required will be strongly considered
  • Experience engaging the perspectives of multiple perspectives and communities in the decision-making process.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.
  • An understanding of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on communities.
  • Ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments.
  • An understanding of community organizing and how it can be incorporated into our advocacy.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience
  • Knowledge of or experience with the homeless response system in the 7-County Metro region.
  • Ability to keep electronic records of organizing and advocacy efforts in order to ensure relationships are built and maintained within MCH.
  • General understanding of how the MN legislature and local governments operate in order to identify decision making spaces and/or people.
How to Apply 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to info@mnhomelesscoalition.org with the subject line “Regional Expert Organizer_YourFirstandLastName.” The first review of applications will begin on February 7th; the position is open until filled.  

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Persons with Disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, women, and individuals with lived experience of homelessness.

Full-time Regional Expert Organizer (Click Here for PDF) – full description below

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Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
JOB DESCRIPTION || OPERATIONS MANAGER
Organizational Summary  

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is an advocacy coalition of over 100 housing, homeless, and employment service providers and allied member organizations committed to ending homelessness in Minnesota through policy change. Founded in 1984, we are grounded in our core values of collaboration, community, and achievement. We strive to do all of our work through an equity lens by embedding the variety of lived experiences and perspectives of our team, stakeholders, and community partners into the work we do. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit, statewide coalition, MCH is uniquely positioned to advance policy change at the State Capitol. Since 2012, along with our partners, MCH has secured over $600 million in state funding to prevent/address homelessness, create/preserve homes and passed nation-leading policy reforms in Minnesota’s economic assistance programs. MCH is a small and mighty organization that harnesses the power of advocates and caring communities across Minnesota.

Position Summary  

Homelessness disproportionately hurts Black, Indigenous, People of Color and LGBTQIA+ people. We believe that these communities and anyone who has experienced homelessness are the experts and must be centered in the work we do. We will not be able to end homelessness without these communities identifying the issues, solutions and making decisions. We recognize that marginalized groups have different access to employment and job advancement and believe strongly in leadership development and lifting up the voices of non-traditional leadership.  We will work with the right candidate to develop the necessary skills to be successful in this position, including a budget for personal training. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities to apply. 

MCH is seeking an individual that will support the operations of the organization. This position works closely with the Executive Director and in partnership with MCH staff. MCH is seeking an individual that is a team player and is highly organized, an innovative thinker, and thrives in a dynamic, collaborative environment.  

Salary/Benefits/Other Information

This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours per week. The position has the potential for growth as the organization expands. The hourly rate of pay is $18-$22/hour depending on experience. This position reports to the Executive Director.

Overall Responsibilities & Essential Functions

Administration

  • Serve as the “first face” of the organization, including overall front desk reception duties: answering phones, responding to info@mnhomelesscoalition.org emails, greeting guests, opening and distributing mail, ensuring the office is fully stocked with necessary supplies and that office equipment is clean, organized, accessible, user friendly and welcoming to our staff, members, and visitors 
  • Troubleshoot office IT issues
  • Assist with research and ordering of equipment purchases and other logistical needs (business cards, office keys, supplies etc.)
  • Assess opportunities for enhanced operations and systems improvements
  • Perform related work as assigned

Finance

  • Work with the Executive Director and the contract accountant to ensure expenses and income are properly coded in Quickbooks
  • According to organization protocols/policies, process accounts payable and/or receivable, including payment and invoice processing, tracking earned revenue, membership dues, preparing the deposit, etc. 
  • Manage and maintain the master contract file
  • Participate and assist with the organization’s audit
  • Perform related work as assigned

Development & Fundraising

  • Collaborate and work as a team to support development/fundraising events
  • Manage the donor database and ensure accurate data entry, gift processing and thank yous
  • Assist in the acquisition of event sponsors
  • Perform related work as assigned
Experience and Qualifications 
  • Experience with databases, accounting software, accounts payable, and accounts receivable
  • Experience in office management and/or non-profit operations
  • Demonstrated excellence in relationship building
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously, effectively meeting deadlines
  • Regular and reliable attendance
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • A commitment to the mission and vision of MCH
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities  
  • High level of intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Experience with Quickbooks and fundraising software
  • Collaborates well in a team environment, with the ability to do individual work and take initiative
  • Previous experience with programs that serve people experiencing homelessness, housing instability or economic security, or low wealth communities 
  • Lived experience of homelessnes and/or housing instability is valued
How to Apply 

Send cover letter, resume and three references to info@mnhomelesscoalition.org with the subject line “Operations Manager_YourFirstandLastName.” First review of applications will occur on February 1; position is open until filled. 

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Persons with Disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, women, and individuals with lived experience of homelessness.

Part-time Operations Manager (Click Here for PDF) – full description below