The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) was founded in 1987 to meet the increasing information needs of nonprofits and to convene nonprofits to address issues facing the sector. It is the largest state association of nonprofits in the U.S. Through MCN, nonprofits join together across interest areas to work on issues of common concern to all. Recognizing the essential role of nonprofits serving rural communities, MCN has grown steadily over the years to include service coverage of the entire state of Minnesota.
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Starting hourly range of $18.84 to $23.56
Reports to: Greater Minnesota and Northeast Minnesota Regional Manager
Classification: Regular, full-time (40 hours/week), Non-exempt
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits seeks a Regional Coordinator to support nonprofits serving communities in Southern MN.
Honoring the value of place-based relationships and networks, the Regional Coordinator must live in a community in Southern MN (specifically, in the Southeast or Southwest regions of the state and the Native Nations that share that same geography, which complements MCN’s current coverage and staffing).
The Regional Coordinator will maintain an MCN office in the region. For a full description of MCN’s regions please visit https://www.minnesotanonprofits.org/about-mcn/regional-chapters).
This full-time position, 40 hours weekly, offers a flexible work schedule and competitive salary and benefits package.
Functions and Tasks:
In partnership with the Twin Cities membership and communications team:
- Serve as a liaison and ensure effective communications between MCN’s St. Paul office and nonprofit organizations within your region.
- Produce professional member communications in the form of emails and letters regarding events, public policy, and member benefits.
- Build and sustain relationships with nonprofits in your region, with a particular emphasis on organizations serving culturally specific communities.
- Recruit and retain nonprofit members in your region.
- Respond to local inquiries from members and nonmembers about MCN’s products and services including membership, member services, and MCN events.
In partnership with the Twin Cities programming and regional coordinator team:
- Identify, plan, publicize, and host professional training workshops (between 5 and 10 events per year) and free networking activities (between 8-14 events per year) that mirror MCN’s overall calendar and also reflect local interests and needs.
- Coordinate and produce virtual networking events over Zoom.
- Plan and host the Greater Minnesota Nonprofit Summit (on rotation); recruit sponsors, presenters, and attendees.
In partnership with the Twin Cities advancement team:
- Collaborate with advancement team to maintain relationships with regional funders, participate in the development of cases for support, solicit funding, and fulfill grant requirements.
- Recruit and facilitate an advisory committee comprised of local nonprofit leaders in your geographic area to serve as a liaison to their local community.
- Partner with the advancement team to identify unfolding trends impacting the nonprofit sector in your region as a component of MCN’s research.
In partnership with the larger organization:
- Help create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all individuals in regards to diversity which may include geography, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, age, ability, and religion.
- Work within parameters of MCN’s annual operating budget.
- Represent MCN in a respectful and transparent manner to members and visitors at all times.
- Attend and assist with MCN annual conference, Greater Minnesota Summit, and other events as needed.
- Perform other job duties as assigned.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
- Requires frequent use of a telephone, speaking in a clear and understandable manner.
- Requires ability to produce Zoom meetings and webinars. (Training available. This is a skill that can be learned.)
- Requires frequent participation in repetitive motion activities including typing on a computer keyboard.
- Frequently requires the ability to work for several hours at a time at a desk and computer monitor.
- Requires frequent verbal communication in the form of public speaking in front of groups, often for several hours at a time.
- Requires some regional travel, with occasional overnight stays required. Occasional travel in the Twin Cities and other regions of Minnesota will also be required.
- This is a union bargaining unit position.
Preferred Education, Experiences, and Skills:
- 3-5 years' experience with nonprofit organizations and community-based groups;
- Knowledge of local nonprofit, government, and/or community networks; existing relationships with key stakeholders in nonprofit and government;
- Experience in meeting and event planning and communication systems;
- Ability to mobilize and energize diverse groups of people and experience in community and grassroots organizing;
- Strong computer skills are required including experience using databases, online meeting platforms, and email;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills are required;
- Candidates must have the ability to travel throughout Greater Minnesota with occasional periods of overnight travel and must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
- Fluency in or familiarity with Spanish, Somali, Hmong, or Karen in addition to English is not required but would be welcomed
Please Note: The Regional Coordinator will serve outside of the Twin Cities metro area The Regional Coordinator will maintain an office in the region.
Other: The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits is recognized as an Employer of National Service with the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, familial status, ability, veteran status, membership, or non-membership in a labor organization, sexual orientation, size, status with regard to public assistance, or genetic information.