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Union Gospel Mission-Twin Cities

Director of Naomi Family Residence

Union Gospel Mission-Twin Cities
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 12/15/2009
Categories: Management - Social Services
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title: Director of Naomi Family Residence
FLSA: Exempt
Reports To: Sr. Director of Programs and Operations

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Naomi Family Residence offers supportive transitional housing for women with children. Through personal care and purposeful case management, life goals are set, Christian growth occurs and a plan for self-sufficiency is set in motion. The right candidate manages and coordinates programs related to the organization’s mission and either directly or indirectly manages all program staff, with responsibility for fiscal functions, which may include budget preparation and control, human resources administration, accounts payable authorization, contract and grant accounting, business resources, and physical facility operations. Analyzes community needs to develop new programs and enhance current programs. Directs selection and training of staff and volunteer workers. Assigns work and evaluates performance of staff members. Assists staff through individual and group meetings to analyze specific programs, understand program development and increase use of individual skills. The Director will strive to accomplish the UGM mission statement which is:
Union Gospel Mission is a Christian service agency that works to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual and educational needs of the economically disadvantaged men, women and children of the Twin Cities. In that ministry, UGM seeks to fulfill its role as servant of Jesus Christ.
1. Oversees ongoing definition of clients served and outcomes desired, development of appropriate program design and delivery, and measurement/evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency in achieving agreed upon goals and objectives.
2. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve program goals.
3. Networks in the community to promote existing and new programs in the community in order to attract clients who will make maximum use of the extensive and costly resources made available for their use.
4. Networks in the faith community to develop church partners interested in reaching out to participants and to welcome them and to offer a positive spiritual home.
5. Develops and implements systems and processes to establish and maintain records for the program, and tracks outcome based program objectives.
6. Manages the daily financial activities of the programs, which include budget preparation and control, accounting, purchasing, and business planning and management; ensures compliance with Mission policies and procedures, state, and federal regulations.
7. Prepares, in conjunction with the controller, budget requests, operating budgets, and formal budget revisions as required.
8. Coordinates the preparation of reports of disbursements, special analyses, and information reports for Sr. Director of Programs and Operations and Executive Director; presents recommendations for changes and/or improvements, monetary control, and adherence to budgets.
9. Evaluates and/or negotiates contracts for the purchase of services in coordination with the controller.
10. Maintains current information as to trends and developments in programming and ministry needs; presents recommendations for marketing of programs.
11. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the Mission to ensure efficient and safe operation of the programs.
12. May coordinate aspects of grant proposals, contracts, and sub-contracts, including the development of budget, proposal preparation, and adherence to funding requirements; serves as a liaison with Mission administrators and private funding sources.
13. Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals.
14. Works with volunteer coordinator to identify and implement volunteer services related to NFR.
15. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; (Master’s preferred) and at least 3 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Knowledge of Mission accounting and H/R procedures involving procurement, travel, and/or employment.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources.
• Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations.
• Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
• Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
• Knowledge of management principles and practices.
• Knowledge of cash management principles and/or procedures.
• Able to support UGM’s statement of Christian faith and share that faith and knowledge with staff and clients.
• Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
• Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
• Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
• Knowledge of Mission and/or public auditing policies, standards, and procedures.
• Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
• Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
• Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
• Employee development and performance management skills.
• Knowledge of staff hiring procedures.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Knowledge of accounts payable procedures and practices.
• Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
• Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
• No or very limited physical effort required.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.