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CURRENT OPENINGS

Director of Resource Development

           

Position Type:  Full-Time/Salaried
Location:          Saint Paul, MN
Travel Required:  Local (fewer than 10%)

Required Education:   Minimum, BA Degree Preferred

Min Experience Req:  Four years of experience in similar positions, including public and/or non-profit development, fundraising, grant writing, cultivating individual donors, budgeting, public relations, communications and marketing, management of volunteers and staff and special projects.
   

Organization Overview
For more than 112 years, Merrick Community Services has demonstrated through its mission that it supports individuals and families to navigate life transitions, find health and stability, and promote independence. Merrick Community Services was founded on Saint Paul’s East Side in 1908 as the Christ Child Society, a part of a national model of settlement houses, which provided essential services to economically disadvantaged communities. Today, Merrick Community Services stands as one of the oldest nonprofit agencies in Ramsey County, with a history of assisting individuals and families transition from poverty and become self-sufficient and stable. The core programs of MCS are Nutritional and Independence Services (Food Shelves and MOW/Senior Services) and Employment and Family Stabilization Services.

 Description

The Director of Resource Development provides overall strategic and operational direction for her/his Department and facilitates the efforts of staff/contractors and volunteers in raising resources (grants,
contracts, in-kind donations, pro-bono services, and individual and organizational donations) and manages communications, marketing, special events, and volunteer functions. The Director is responsible
for the development and successful implementation of a comprehensive Resource Development Plan, to ensure adequate resources (including ongoing private and public funding support) are available for
programs and services. This position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Director of Finance and Operations, and is a member of the Leadership Team.

Strategic Leadership & Management

  • Creates and manages a Resource Development Plan, which outlines and defines the development objectives of the organization
  •  Leads organizational fundraising efforts in all areas, including providing strategy in support of the Board’s fundraising role
  • Hires and manages Department and contracted staff and Interns, evaluating performance for said individuals and firms, recommend compensation, and support staff training and growth as appropriate
  • Develops and manages the annual Development Budget; monitors expenditures, and operates within budget. Director of Resource Development Revised October 2020
  • Supports the Board of Directors and the Joint Marketing/Development Committee with periodic reports
  • Establishes and maintains a network that provides opportunities to meet and form strong relationships with individual donors, funders, major benefactors, stakeholders, and volunteers
  • Provides Development Reports to the Executive Director, Director and Operations, Finance Committee, Joint Marketing/Development Committee, and the full Board of Directors
  • Creates, implements, and manages various systems for day-to-day development operations, which ncludes grant management and tracking, relationship management and tracking, acknowledgement and appreciation to donors, and volunteer management
  • As part of the Leadership Team, stewards a culture within the organization that ensures all staff represent MCS to the community in a supportive, positive and professional manner; cognizant of partnership and fundraising opportunities at all times!

Additional Responsibilities
Foundation / Public Funding Grant Writing and Reporting

  • Produces and/or oversees the production and coordination of all requests for funding, reports to funders, communication materials, and publications
  • Pursues grants/contracts and solicits foundations to support programming and operations Establishes and maintains relationships for corporate and foundation giving
  • Support Program Managers to ensure that program results are accurately recorded and available for analysis and sharing with funders and other stakeholders as needed

Donor Management

  • Maintain relationships with individual and potential donors; and, support the Executive Director and Program Managers in their relationship management as well
  • Manage and/or support others to manage donor records and timely acknowledgments of gifts, including regular communication with donors of all kinds
  • With Program Managers, provide support for programmatic events that provide exposure to potential donors, volunteers, and partners. Event Management and Volunteer Management
  • With hired staff and contractors, provide leadership for all events that have a fundraising component, providing guidance, project management, and support
  • With Program Managers, ensure systems are in place for identifying, recruiting, supporting and celebrating volunteers who support MCS programs and services.

Event Management and Volunteer Management

  • With hired staff and contractors, provide leadership for all events that have a fundraising component, providing guidance, project management, and support
  • With Program Managers, ensure systems are in place for identifying, recruiting, supporting and celebrating volunteers who support MCS programs and services.

To Apply:
Send a copy of your cover letter and resume to Daniel Rodriguez, drodriguez@merrickcs.org

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position.  Rather they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.  Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this job description.  Employment at Merrick Community Services is at-will and may be terminated by either employee or employer for any lawful reason.

Accountant/Bookkeeper

Position Type:
Full-time (40 hours per week)

Location:
Saint Paul, MN

Travel Required:
 Local (fewer than 5%)

Required Education: 
Degree in accounting, finance, or related field (or working toward)

Experience Preferred:
2 years Accounting/Bookkeeping

Organization Overview
For over 112 years, Merrick Community Services supports individuals and families to navigate life transitions, find health and stability, and promote independence.

Merrick Community Services (MCS) was founded on Saint Paul’s East Side in 1908 as the Christ Child Society of Saint Paul, in the tradition of an early 20th Century Settlement House, which provided essential services to new arrivals and immigrants and economically disadvantaged individuals and families. Today, Merrick Community Services (MCS) stands as one of the oldest nonprofit social service agencies in Ramsey County, with a history of being steadfast in assisting individuals and families overcome poverty and become self-sufficient. The core programs of MCS are the Food Shelf and Employment, Family, Senior, and Youth Services.

Description
The Accountant is mainly responsible for grant accounting, accounts payable, and payroll processing and will serve as a backup to the Accounts Receivable Clerk. This position reports to and work closely with the Director of Finance & Operations.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

Grant Accounting:

  • Pre and post-award grant accounting; coordinate with staff to ensure MCS complies with state, federal, and private grant financial reporting requirements.
  • Prepare Monthly Grants invoices and documentation as required.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining grant files as appropriate.
  • Support other various grant-related tasks as necessary.

Accounts Payable:

  • Verify that all accounts payable invoices are paid and processed in a timely manner.
  • Audit all incoming invoices for accuracy, proper approval, and coding.
  • Audit all check/credit card requests for proper approval and coding.
  • Enter data into the Accounting System and run the Cash Disbursement report for review by the Director of Finance & Operations.
  • Process manual checks for approval by Executive Director.
  • Mail manual checks as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date vendor list.
  • Maintain the list of 1099 vendors and prepare 1099 forms.

Payroll:

  • Audit all time sheets for accuracy.
  • Prepare input and process payroll into ADP for approval.
  • Create and verify journal entry file from ADP and import into Accounting System.
  • Complete various payroll related tasks accordingly.

Reconciliations:

  • Run financial reports as directed. 
  • Assist Director of Finance & Operations in reconciling various general ledger accounts.

Other:

  • Promote Merrick Community Services, its programs and services.
  • Participate in MCS fund raising and community events.
  • Represent MCS to the community in a supportive, positive manner.
  • Provide overall support in grant management.
  • Assist in project implementation as necessary.
  • Serve as backup for Accounts Receivable Clerk.
  • Help manage partnership programs with 3M and St. Paul Public Schools.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.
  • Proficient using various software systems such as Sage 50 and ADP.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Accounting background necessary.
  • Previous grant accounting/reporting, accounts payable/payroll experience preferred.
  • Willingness to work with a diverse set of people.
  • Desire to learn and develop new skills.

Full-time 40 hours/week; hours are flexible with occasional weekend work. Temporarily staggered in-office work hours due to Covid19.

To Apply:
Send a copy of your cover letter and resume to hr@merrickcs.org