Employment

Model Cities is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Director of Administration

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, performs upper level management and administration of the agency’s administrative functions, including finance and accounting, office management, benefits management, IT/communications, and marketing. Oversees the daily operations of the division, which includes risk management, IT, accounting, and marketing.  As a member of the Leadership Team, the Director of Administration works to ensure a smooth running agency operation through infrastructure services and systems that undergird projects and programs.

Demonstrated knowledge and ability in finance and accounting. Strong arithmetic and analytical skills. Familiarity with development project financing tools, including tax credit financing, tax increment financing, and loans and public and private grant funding. Demonstrated fund development skills and success in securing support through grants, probono services and in-kind support.  Strong knowledge of budget development and management. Demonstrated ability and skill in contract negotiations for loan financing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners, funders, representatives from CDC’s and other community organizations and the general public. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills.  Familiar with IT and communications systems.  Proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and accounting software (Model Cities uses MIP accounting software)   Previous experience in supervising management level staff.  Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate degree in business administration, operations management, or related field, with emphasis in finance and nonprofit management. at least 5 years previous professional experience in upper level management and administration, preferably in a non profit agency. Previous supervisory experience.

Compensation: Competitive salary and full benefits (403 B; life, LTD, and health insurance; paid holidays, vacation, medical and other leaves)

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a copy of transcript(s) to:

Attn.: Hiring Manager
Model Cities
839 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

OR

E-mail to: jobs@modelcities.org

Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

No telephone calls please.

 

Director of  Community Development

Job Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer, performs upper level management and administration of the agency’s physical assets, including real estate development, asset management, facility management, and safety/risk management. As a member of the Leadership Team, the Director of Community Development works to develop new real estate projects in accordance with the agency’s strategic plans, ensures that properties are well managed and maintained to meet quality standards, and ensures that Model Cities’ properties perform well.

Demonstrated ability in real estate project development. Strong arithmetic and analytical skills. Familiarity with development project financing tools, including tax credit financing, tax increment financing, loans and public and private grant funding. Demonstrated fund development skills and success in securing funding for capital projects. Strong knowledge of budget development and management. Demonstrated ability and skill in contract negotiations for loan financing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with partners, funders, representatives from CDC’s and other community organizations and the general public. Demonstrated oral and written communications skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Minimum Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree in Business Administration, Community Development, Housing Studies, or related field of study with at least 5 years previous work experience in real estate development, operations management, or related field.  Master will substitute for some work experience.  This job often involves evening meetings in the evenings, and applicants must have the ability to work flexible work hours, including evenings and weekends.  Driver’s license and criminal background check required.

Compensation: Competitive salary and full benefits (403 B; life, LTD, and health insurance; paid holidays, vacation, medical and other leaves)

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a copy of transcript(s) to:

Attn.: Hiring Manager
Model Cities
839 University Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104

OR

E-mail to: jobs@modelcities.org

Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

No telephone calls please.

 

Bilingual Family Coach

Job Summary: Family coaching is a Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood legislative initiative engaging Model Cities of St. Paul in carrying out Community Coaching  services to support its Alternative to Detention (ATD) program. The Family Coaching program targets elementary and middle school aged children experiencing chronic absenteeism, along with  varied additional barriers to academic success. The goals of the program are to reduce chronic absenteeism among school-aged children, to connect families to community resources, as well as to link children to educational services and pro-social activities to help improve academic outcomes.  

Minimum Qualifications: Bilingual in Hmong and/or Spanish. Baccalaureate degree or at least 5 years of progressive experience with youth development or related human services field. Previous experience working with youth, preferably “high risk” populations, a plus. Applicants must have a good driving record, a valid Minnesota Driver’s License and valid audo insurance as required by Model Cities. Applicants must also be able to transport children as needed for activities and upon contracting, be able to meet requirements of a background check that minimally inclues the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) and a Minnesota Social Services record check for vulnerable adult or child maltreatment findings.

Compensation: $22 per hour

How to Apply: Send cover letter, resume, and two professional references to:

Attn: Youth Services Manager
Model Cities, Inc.
1821 University Ave, Suite N461
St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax: 651-293-1928

OR e-mail to:

jobs@modelcities.org

Model Cities is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

No telephone calls please.

 

Housing Case Manager

Job Summary: Provides intensive case management services to homeless families living in our various supportive housing programs.  This includes but is not limited to needs assessment, case planning and management and documentation of services provided.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Providing intensive case management and outreach to homeless families;
  • Conducting assessments for program participants and developing and monitoring family support plans to address problems/concerns;
  • Perform weekly home visits to ensure families are reaching their desired goals;
  • Providing advocacy and coordination of supportive services (i.e. mental health, chemical health, parenting support, financial capability and employment training).
  • Developing and maintaining client data and records for all program participants.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social work or related human services field.  At least 2 years direct services experience working with high risk populations, special needs populations of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. Experience working with high risk families and diverse populations.  Applicants who are bi-lingual in Hmong, Spanish, Karen or ASL (American Sign Language), are a plus.

Qualified applicants must have a valid driver’s license, automobile and valid automobile insurance.  Must have a good driving record and be able to transport youth as needed. Department of Human Services Background Check required for this position.

Compensation:  Mid to high 30s, depending on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter and transcripts to:

Attention:  Manager of Family Support Services
Model Cities, Inc.
1821 University Avenue W. Ste. N461, St. Paul, MN 55104
Fax: 651-293-1928
Email: jobs@modelcities.org

No telephone calls please