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Program Associate - Homelessness - Coordinated Entry Associate

Northwest Minnesota Foundation
Bemidji, Minnesota
hourly, commensurate with experience

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Associations and Nonprofits
Job Type
Part Time
Northwest Minnesota Foundation Introduction

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation serves two tribal nations and 12 counties by providing grants and loans to organizations and small businesses, as well as scholarships to students. In addition, we help build financial assets through endowment and project giving to serve the communities in our service area. Since its inception, our foundation has invested millions to help make the region a better place to live and work.


Job Duties

    Provide quality communication and collaboration in all interactions, including external partners and internal staff members. Will serve as the Priority List Manager for the Northwest Continuum of Care (NWCoC) and responsible for the overall administration of the NWCoC Coordinated Entry System. Facilitate and lead virtual and/or in-person meetings, with a focus on case conferencing to refer homeless individuals to housing program openings. Will participate in local, statewide, and national meetings and trainings to improve the Coordinated Entry System and provided detailed training for users and basic training to all members and external partners of the NWCoC. All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

    High school diploma or GED and minimum two years of experience in human service, public policy, or nonprofit administration. Experience working in rural communities. Experience working with grant funding and program eligibility. Knowledge of state, county, and federal resources and experience administering government programs.

Preferred Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree and minimum two years of experience in human service, public policy or nonprofit administration. Knowledge of Northwest Minnesota issues and communities. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing. Knowledge of Homeless Management Information System or other person-centered data collection and databases. Knowledge of homeless Coordinated Entry Systems. Ability to maintain complete information and prepare clear and detailed reports. Ability to function in a team relationship. Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to complete grant reporting requirements. Ability to work well with people with lived experience of homelessness. Knowledge of basic social work principles such as trauma-informed approaches.
    Passion for the mission of the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.


The Program Associate – Homelessness position is an hourly salary and will be determined based on qualifications and the benefits will include the following:


    Dollar for dollar match on 403(b) retirement plan contributions up to 5% of your annual base salary; Health Insurance (2 separate plans available after 30 days of employment where employee premiums are fully covered under both plans and where one of the plans also provides for all premiums for children and 50% of the spouse’s premium.   There is also a 3rd option to elect an In-lieu of Health Insurance worth $10,000 per year after 30 days employed and proof of existing medical insurance is provided); Dental Insurance premiums are covered for all employees and all dependents; Section 125 Plan - Flexible Spending Account where employees can elect to contribute up to $2,750.00 for medical expenses and $5,000.00 for childcare to be used or lost by September 30th each year; Premiums to cover your Short-term and Long-term Disability are added to your base pay and deducted on an after-tax basis to provide the maximum benefit of 67% of your gross pay up to $1,000.00 per week for short-term disability up to 26 weeks and 60% of your gross pay up to $5,000.00 per month for long-term disability after 26 weeks of work has been missed; Parental leave is provided at 100% pay for parents of new children for up to 6 weeks; $50,000.00 guaranteed term life insurance* while you are employed with us; Additional term life insurance* and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance* buy-up option available; guaranteed (only at time of hire) up to $60,000.00 each for term life and AD&D.  Additional limits are available, but you must provide evidence of insurability.  If you are no longer employed with us, you may take your additional life and AD&D insurance policies with you if you choose.
*some age limitations apply;

    Time off includes: 15 vacation days per year with a maximum accrual of 240 hours; 13 sick days per year with a maximum accrual of 720 hours as well as non-accrual benefit time off of 8 paid holidays and 3 floating holidays annually; and, Flexible-Hybrid option is available where the employee is expected to be physically at the office four days per week and has the option to work from home one day per week, noting that work-related travel counts as in office work, and that travel requirements for this position is considered to be low or infrequent.
The Northwest Minnesota Foundation follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations.


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