Great Expectations Coordinator

Minneapolis, MN 55447
United States

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Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners’ mission is to engage the heart and will of the community to respond to emergency needs and create opportunities for all to thrive. Interfaith Outreach is a human service nonprofit that ignites the power of community to provide urgent and strengthening services in eight Twin Cities western suburbs so families can live their best lives, children can succeed, and the entire region can prosper and shine. Serving the west Hennepin communities of Hamel, Long Lake, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Plymouth and Wayzata since 1979. For more information, visit

Interfaith Outreach is looking for highly qualified candidates for our Great Expectations Coordinator position (full-time, 40 hours per week, benefit eligible). This position will support the Great Expectations Initiative Director as well as anchor partners, committees, teams and volunteers in all aspects of scheduling, programming and administration for the Great Expectations program. The Great Expectations Initiative facilitates school and community efforts to close identified cradle-to-career educational opportunity and achievement gaps of children and youth of low-income families and/or families of color who live in the west suburban communities served by Interfaith Outreach and the Wayzata and Orono school districts.

We are seeking candidates excited to work in an environment where the team is in the process of implementing new initiatives and programming. The Great Expectations Coordinator will be ready to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to our work. The Interfaith Outreach work environment is client centered, values driven, team oriented, fast paced, diverse, and focused on learning and professional development. We have a strong internal culture of collaboration and team support and a deep commitment across staff to mission.

Core Areas of Responsibility Include:

  • Represent the Great Expectations Initiative in a professional manner reflecting the values of Interfaith Outreach and its vision, mission and culture
  • Welcome and support volunteers throughout the organizations; act as a resource for volunteers
  • Function as a liaison between the Great Expectations Initiative and staff, anchor partners, committees, teams and volunteers
  • Provide administrative support to Great Expectations Initiative Director as well as staff, anchor partners, committees, teams and prospective donors
    • Support the Great Expectations Initiative Director in scheduling and maintaining a master calendar
    • Schedule Great Expectations meetings with director, staff, anchor partners, committees, teams and prospective donors
    • Support collection, analysis and dissemination of program data
    • Prepare, assemble and make committee meeting agendas and materials available in a timely manner
    • Attend all assigned meetings and take official meeting notes; disseminate notes as appropriate
    • Setup and cleanup of meetings including preparing refreshments and managing technology needs
    • Prepare and/or create and disseminate materials for and to partners; i.e., reports, rosters, spreadsheets, memos, PowerPoints and meeting follow-up documents as requested
    • Enter information into databases and tracking systems
    • Support planning and activation of annual and special events, such as the annual meeting and community gatherings
    • Support ad hoc projects such as surveys, special mailings, scheduling times/dates/space
  • Volunteer support to identify volunteer opportunities, train and supervise volunteers, and serve as a resource
  • Programming support to develop, implement, plan and evaluate new and existing programs
    • Possesses working understanding of systems and policies contributing to opportunity and achievement gaps
    • Functions as the point person for Great Expectations activities, as requested by Great Expectations Initiative Director. Specific activities include the Great Opportunities scholarship program, annual Gear Swap event, annual updating of a summer resource guide, and additional programs or activities yet to be determined.
  • Participate in job-related educational or training events as requested

Schedule Requirements: This is a 40 hour-per-week position with the need to attend meetings or events outside of the regular workday (e.g. 1 early morning fundraising breakfast annually, 1-2 early morning committee meetings monthly, 3 evening committee meetings monthly, and others as they arise).

Required Qualifications Include:

  • A combination of education and employment experience, exclusive of internships, as follows:
    • High School Diploma/GED and 5+ years in program administration assistance
    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years in program administration assistance
  • Excellent clerical, organization, time management and customer service skills
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Ability to use scheduling tools such as Doodle
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to anticipate and prioritize responsibilities of the position, strong multi-tasker
  • Team player, committed and experienced in supporting large teams across a variety of skill levels (volunteers, committees, anchor partners)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with one or more of the historically underserved communities served by Interfaith
  • Ability to understand a program vision/strategy and execute on the details to achieve it
  • Ability to use or learn to use desktop publishing and similar software for creating flyers, brochures, etc.
  • Ability to use or learn to use Basecamp or similar web-based project collaboration tool

To be successful as a staff person at Interfaith Outreach, the ideal candidate possesses the following characteristics and traits:

  • A deep commitment and passion to Interfaith Outreach’s mission and work
  • A generator of new ideas and approaches while honoring the organization’s rich history
  • A versatile person who can work successfully in a broad array of organizational settings
  • Demonstrated cultural competence with a focus on equity and inclusion
  • Highly skilled at communication and collaboration
  • Able to work effectively with volunteers
  • Strong advocate for people living in poverty and social justice work
  • Creative with the ability to think out of the box
  • Approachable and a good listener

We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Candidates are considered as submissions arrive. Position open until filled.

Interfaith Outreach values a diverse work environment.

People of color and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interfaith Outreach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.