Synopsis: The Program Coordinator for New York is a full-time role responsible for Mennonite Central Committee East Coast (MCC EC) programming in the city and represents MCC in the New York metropolitan area. This includes New York Mennonite Immigration Program (NYMIP) and MCC’s Summer Service Program, done in close cooperation with the New York City Council of Mennonite Churches (the Council) which is MCC’s primary connecting point in New York City, alongside other urban MCC constituent voices.
Organizational values and culture: All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active church membership; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.
• Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences or four years of equivalent job experience
• 1-3 years of related experience in program management
• Work and/or living experience in New York City.
• Experience relating with cross-cultural Mennonite/Brethren in Christ (BIC) congregations.
• Ability to utilize a variety of leadership styles; adaptability to varying needs and personalities of MCC personnel and Council partners.
• Skilled at organizing and prioritizing work; leadership and management skills in the following areas; listening, dialogue, writing, abstract thinking, developing and communicating a vision, working towards consensus decisions, and financial and personnel management.
• Experience and/or training in broad based community organizing.
• Ability to take initiative and work effectively with minimum supervision.
• Previous experience in making well-informed, effective, and timely decisions, taking into consideration impact and implications within local context.
• Ability and interest to represent MCC and priority concerns like Christian peacemaking to congregations and interested groups. Strong public speaking abilities.
• Experience monitoring and evaluating programming.
• Fluency in written/oral English language. Employment eligibility: Legally eligible to work in the U.S. MCC offers of employment are subject to a successful criminal background check(s).
Anti-oppression commitment: MCC expects all staff to actively participate in an organization culture that focuses on dismantling any barriers based on race, economic inequality or gender-based oppression. This includes an expectation to assess and address any barriers within themselves, within their team(s), and within MCC; supervisors are expected to take leadership in assessing and addressing these barriers.
Safeguarding commitment: All MCC Staff are expected to work collaboratively to create and maintain an organizational culture that prevents and responds to situations of abuse of power (sexual harassment, child abuse, racism, exploitation, and fraud among other situations).
•Networking, Program Implementation and Peace Education 70%
•Personnel Administration/supervision 15%
•General Administration 15%
General Administration – 15%
1. Maintain regular communications within MCC East Coast in accordance with general MCC East Coast policies.
2. Prepare and implement annual budget and program plans for the NYC Program.
3. Write quarterly reports on the ongoing activities of the NYC program.
4. Schedule and coordinate MCC administrative visits to NYC.
5. Maintain accurate financial records, pay bills.
6. Administer the NYC program in accordance with general East Coast policies.
Personnel Administration/Supervision – 15%
1.Work in connection with Human Resources and the MCC-EC Program Director in the selection and support of staff.
2. Orient new staff to MCC program and policies, and community dynamics.
3. Supervise workers in their work and constituent involvements.
4. Arrange logistical support for staff and annually complete evaluations of staff.
5. Assist in resolving disputes between staff and local partners.
6. Encourage team building and spiritual growth among staff on the NYC team.
7. Review requests and seek appropriate placement for staff by negotiating with local partners.
Networking, Program Implementation and Peace Education – 70%
1. Visit the New York City Council of Mennonite Churches congregations as part of ongoing relationship building, networking, and program discernment. Encourage congregations to engage with and give to or serve with MCC in a variety of ways.
2. Take active part in events planned by the Council and in Council meetings.
3. Identify and collaborate with potential partners in ministry for the Council and its constituents that address the needs of poor and marginalized persons in NYC.
4. Maintain regular communications with related community organizations and leaders beyond Anabaptist circles to remain informed and help connect Anabaptist congregations to broader initiatives in NYC.
5. Act as a local resource and contact for program activities in NYC. Remain connected to MCC, partner and MCC church events happening withing the NYC context.
6. Work alongside Council to provide resourcing for three to four capacity building initiatives each year
7. Strategic planning for new and exciting programs in accordance with MCC strategic priorities. This includes steps from visioning with partners through getting an MOU approved and signed.
8. For new partnerships, orient all key stakeholders to MCC partner guidelines for the (NYCCMC) expectation.
9. Assist in facilitating annual program assessment and development evaluations: Visit all partners regularly. Collect, review, and give feedback to partner reports. Ensure reports have appropriate data for MCC partner report guidelines and that every partner submits a report at least once every 6 months. Review and update MOUs as needed.
10. Provide leadership support and consultant support among MCC East Coast and MCC US as requested
11. Represent MCC to churches and community groups via presentations, trainings, and other types of engagements. Facilitate internal MCC presentations and trainings.
12. Work with the Council to develop peacemaking program and education that represents local concerns, issues, and priorities. Develop educational materials and presentations related to peace and justice and share them with constituents. (This includes public speaking, education and training presentations.)
13. Build and maintain strong relationships with constituent/conference peace and justice groups through resourcing and accompaniment including reaching out to conferences.
Other duties as assigned on a temporary basis.
Position Scope and Communication: The position primarily serves the needs of the MCC program and Anabaptist churches in the New York City area and aims to build community and capacity with the Council constituency. Decisions are made in consultation with the MCC-EC Program Director with input from the local Reference Group. This position initiates extensive contact with MCC constituents, churches, staff, and partner agencies.
Knowledge of and public speaking about MCC are essential; ability to communicate both internally and externally.
Supervision: Direct supervision of any NYC program staff, usually one to two individuals. Occasional supervision of interns in job development and leadership training roles.
Travel expectations: Up to 25% (less than 30 nights/year)
How to apply
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Starting salary range: $66,300-73,700
Benefits: Medical, dental & vision, 23 days paid vacation, sick time and 10 holidays/year. Life insurance provided, as well as long and short term disability coverage. The retirement plan, with MCC contribution of 7%, begins after six months of employment.