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Select an open position below to learn more. For general interest, you can send resumes and introduction letters to Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org

Initiative Logistics and Resourcing Manager

Organization Summary: GMCC, founded as Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, is an interfaith and multicultural nonprofit organization with a mission “uniting people of faith, serving people in need.” For 116 years, we have collaborated with communities and faith leaders across Minnesota to address inequities through various initiatives and services, including mentoring and youth development; hunger relief; advocacy and education around equity and poverty; and volunteerism and service learning. Today, we partner with those most impacted by a challenge or opportunity to co-design and lead a response, particularly in the areas of youth development, food access and food justice, and health and well-being. 

Role Overview: The Initiative Logistics and Resourcing Manager will work in collaboration with the Leadership Team and other colleagues to design and execute logistics of the organization’s services and programming; build partnerships and collaborations; and support resourcing and fundraising for existing and new projects, programs, and initiatives. 

Type: exempt, estimated 40 hours per week
Reports to: GMCC Executive Director and the GMCC Leadership Team
Direct Reports: None
Start Date: ASAP

Hours: varies 
Pay: $50,000/year 

Initiative Logistics Design and Coordination 30%: Maintain a portfolio of projects and initiatives for which to facilitate logistics, execute associated activities, and make recommendations for iterative program design

  • Work on-site during programming hours (varied) to coordinate set-up, logistics, and clean-up and ensure smooth program execution
  • Develop work plans that include implementation strategies, required logistics, and resources needed for each activity
  • Research and propose organizational policies, protocols, and best practices related to initiative implementation; ensure initiative activities follow agreed-upon protocols and advice from legal counsel
  • Address challenges and obstacles as they arise
  • Activate feedback loops and effective communication with GMCC leadership, initiative staff and participants, and partner organizations
  • Distribute surveys and conduct interviews to collect evaluation data as designed in partnership with the evaluation team
  • Complete logs and documentation of initiative activity

Community Outreach 20% 

  • Recruit initiative participants through community outreach, networking, tabling, or other avenues
  • Build relationships with current and potential initiative participants and organizations working in the same issue areas (locally, nationally, and globally)
  • Complete environmental scans and needs assessments to determine where GMCC can add value, including addressing challenges, leveraging opportunities, and filling gaps
  • Build and maintain organizational partnerships to maximize impact and attract resources

Resourcing 40% 

  • Prospect funding sources and other resourcing opportunities 
  • Plan and execute mass solicitation strategies including mail, email, and phone banking 
  • Support stewardship, cultivation, and identification of donors
  • Work with colleagues and organizational leadership to develop fundable initiative concepts and create and execute a strategic plan for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of private and corporate foundation funders and sponsors
  • Maintain an ongoing grants calendar that includes renewable and potential funding sources and ensure deadlines are met
  • Write and submit grant proposals in response to RFPs
  • Maintain relationships with program officers at corporations and foundations
  • Complete funding reports

Administration 10%

  • Collect, analyze, and maintain data related to initiatives in the portfolio
  • Develop and maintain documentation on infrastructure, processes, and procedures
  • Track reporting requirements for federal and private foundation grants; complete written and financial reports in partnership with the finance and operations teams
  • Document qualitative and quantitative initiative impact, including stories, data, and quotes
  • Facilitate strategic communications and marketing efforts for the initiative portfolio, including press releases and pitches; videography and photography; podcasts; and other content that document and promote the initiative/s
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

 

Qualifications

  • Fluent in speaking and writing spanish (preferred)
  • Willingness and ability to keep a flexible schedule, including working some evenings and weekends and hours that fluctuate
  • Experience managing or coordinating programs, projects, or initiatives
  • General knowledge of community development
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and track and meet goals 
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Interest in non-profit development and fundraising
  • Knowledge of basic database, Microsoft Office functions, and G-suite functions
  • Ability to think critically to solve problems and thrive on challenges
  • Ability to maintain and support confidentiality 
  • Experience and competence working with people from backgrounds other than your own
  • Committed to equity, social justice, and building intercultural skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and interest in building interpersonal connections
  • Ability to participate as a team player in achieving department and organizational goals
  • Excellent writer and experience communicating key messages to potential donors or constituents
  • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically, both orally and in written form, with people from various backgrounds 

 

How to Apply

GMCC works with Oasis DEG for Human Resources and Recruitment. Go to www.oasisdeg.com and enter the following credentials:

  1. Username: GMCC
  2. Password: applicant
  3. Use myoung@gmcc.org for the hiring manager’s email when prompted
  4. With your application please include a résumé, cover letter, and three references.