Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless

Organizational Summary  

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless (MCH) is an advocacy coalition of over 120 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 $400 million in state funding to prevent and end homelessness and passed nation-leading policy reforms in Minnesota’s economic assistance programs. MCH is a small but mighty organization that harnesses the power of advocates and caring communities across Minnesota.

Position Summary  

MCH is seeking an individual that will support the operations and development/fundraising work of the organization. This position reports to the Executive Director and works in partnership MCH staff. The position has the potential for upward mobility within the organization as MCH grows. 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 and Benefits

Salary range: $40,000-$45,000 and health insurance benefits.

Overall Responsibilities & Essential Functions


  • Serve as the “first face” of the organization, including overall front desk reception duties: answering phones, responding to 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 
  • Manage the administrative support for MCH staff including travel support, logistical support, expense reimbursements, etc.
  • Support the Executive Director in preparation for Board meetings, Board committee meetings, and other duties related to Board management 
  • 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


  • Work with contract accountant to ensure expenses and income are properly coded
  • Assist with MCH’s accounts payable and receivable, including payment and invoice processing, tracking earned revenue and membership dues, depositing checks, etc. according to organization policies
  • Manage and maintain the master contract file
  • Perform related work as assigned


Development & Fundraising

  • Collaborate and work as a team to plan and execute development/fundraising events
  • Manage the donor database and ensure accurate data entry, gift processing and thank yous
  • Participate in the MCH Development team as MCH works to grow its individual supporters by 15% annually
  • Assist with and participate in the cultivation of donor relationships and in the solicitation of gifts 
  • Assist in managing grants calendar and required reporting
  • Assist with grants: research, writing and editing grant proposals to new and existing funders
  • Assist in the identification, cultivation, and acquisition of event sponsors
  • Coordinate logistics for special events, including MCH’s Annual Conference and Day on the Hill
  • Perform related work as assigned

Experience and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience, which are applicable to desired skills listed 
  • Experience in fundraising, non-profit operations and/or non-profit best practices
  • Demonstrated excellence in relationship building
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects 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
  • 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 is valued

How to Apply
Send cover letter and resume to with the subject line OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2019.  

The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and individuals with lived experience of homelessness.