Vice President of Program
Company: Minnesota Council on Foundations
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: April 11, 2021
The compensation range for this position is $100,000-$140,000
and includes participation in the organization's benefits plan.
annually Ballinger Leafblad is pleased to conduct the search for
Vice President of Program at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, a
Christian ministry service in Saint Paul, Minnesota. ORGANIZATIONAL
Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (The Mission) is a Christian
ministry responding in faith to Biblical principles to serve those
experiencing homelessness, poverty, trauma or addiction in the
community.-- Since 1902 the Union Gospel Mission has been
transforming lives in the community. In the beginning, it was known
for providing a "hot" and a "cot" to men who were homeless on St.
Paul's Lower East Side. Today, Union Gospel Mission is a thriving,
financially strong, diversified Christian human services
organization dedicated to holistically meeting the physical,
spiritual, emotional, and educational needs of men, women, and
children in the community. MISSION
To provide Christ-centered, discipleship-oriented pathways and
programs that restore dignity and wholeness to men, women, and
To see all men, women, and children healthy, whole, and successful
through Jesus Christ and the transforming power of the gospel.
Christ Centered - Matthew 16:16-18
We call students and guests into a life-saving relationship with
Jesus Christ. Excellence - Colossians 3:23-24
We strive for best-of-class performance in every area. Responsible
Stewardship - 1 Peter 4:10
We use all our resources in a trustworthy manner. Effective
Collaboration - Romans 12:4-5
We work effectively within the Mission and among community partners
to help students receive the help they need and achieve their
goals. Honesty & Integrity - 2 Corinthians 8:21
All decisions and interactions are made with honor and truth. True
Transformation of Lives - Romans 12:12
We provide the time and resources for lasting change. Respect &
Compassion for All - Micah 6:8
Everyone at the Mission is treated with dignity as children of God.
STATEMENT OF FAITH We believe the Bible to be the inspired,
infallible, ultimately authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is one God, eternally existing as Father, Son and
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is deity; that He was born of
a virgin, that we are redeemed by His atoning death through His
shed blood, that He bodily resurrected and ascended into Heaven,
and that He will come again in power and great glory.
We believe that individuals are saved through a direct, personal
encounter with the risen Lord, at which time they are regenerated
by the Holy Spirit. This event we hold to be an experience, rather
than a doctrinal supposition.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whom
Christ indwells each believer, enabling them to live a godly life
of obedience as he/she reaches for maturity.
We believe the Holy Spirit unites all true believers in the Lord
Jesus Christ and that together they form one body, the church.
We believe and openly support the Mission's Christian beliefs and
teachings, and act in ways that reflect those beliefs. SERVICES AND
PROGRAMS BETHEL HOTEL & TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
The shelter provides free emergency housing and affordable
pay-for-stay beds for men ages 18 and up. Guests learn about God
and have access to resources that improve well-being. CHRIST
This full-time program combines Christianity with the 12-step
Alcoholics Anonymous program, work therapy, and more to help
students restore their lives. When students heal, families are
Students come from traumatic backgrounds including addiction, the
prison system, homelessness, and other experiences. They build a
new life through Bible study, education, therapy, and life skills
classes. ADULT EDUCATION AND JOB TRAINING
The Mission's Adult Education and Training program provides college
and career readiness including GED preparation, digital literacy,
and skills for life success. Students are encouraged to discover
their skills and passion for work. FOOD
Union Gospel Mission food programs feed the hungry and homeless and
provide meals for low-income men, women, and children. A meal at
the Mission is often the first step toward a new life. Guests come
in and learn about the life-changing programs and often begin a
fresh start. NAOMI FAMILY RESIDENCE - WOMEN AND CHILDREN
This home provides safe housing and transformative programming to
individual women, moms, and kids who have experienced addiction,
homelessness, domestic violence, or mental health concerns. CHILD
Designed for preschoolers living at the Naomi Family Residence,
this licensed center provides school preparation and personalized
care for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. MENTAL HEALTH
Provides free, comprehensive mental health care and referrals for
men, women, and children residing at the Mission. Individual and
group therapy are available, along with medication management and
medical care. POSITION PROFILE
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAM
The Vice President of Program will lead and manage service
operations, fiscal management, program functioning, support of
continuous quality improvement activities and ensuring overall
service safety and sustainability. This position provides
organizational leadership to program ministry and services within
the Women and Family Services, Men's Campus, Mental Health, and
Adult Education departments. This position reports directly to the
CEO and will work with the CEO and other senior leaders to design
strategic initiatives to achieve the organization's Christ centered
mission and vision. Primary Responsibilities
- Provides oversight and leadership to Director of Men's Campus,
Director of Adult Education, Director of Women and Family, Director
- Mental Health.
- Establishes a healthy organizational culture by modeling and
reinforcing UGMTC's Christ centered values. Builds relationships
that maintain professionalism, trust, respect, and positive regard.
Reinforces positive internal and external client service
- Exercises independent and professional judgment in planning,
setting direction and decision-making regarding the operations,
administration, processes and procedures in alignment with UGMTC's
strategic plan, mission, values and goals.
- Leads with a Christ-centered approach to hiring, firing,
managing, evaluating, training and developing people. Recruits and
selects staff aligned with UGMTC's statement of faith.
- Establishes program metrics and measures; analyzes, evaluates
and reports on outcomes of the UGMTC program in all departments,
using both activity-based and outcome-based measurements to
determine the effectiveness and impact of program ministry and
services in alignment with articulated UGMTC goals.
- Ensures the efficacy of an overarching ministry program,
philosophy, and focus that meets the spiritual (discipleship and
spiritual formation), developmental (emotional and mental),
physical (shelter, nutritional) and social (educational and
relational) needs of those served at UGMTC.
- Creates, leads, and maintains program synergy,
interdepartmental collaboration and development, external
collateral referral partners and surrounding community
organizations to maximize resources for students, friends, and
- Actively participates in the formulation of UGMTC's strategic
plan with other senior leaders and the Board to create goals that
are relevant, measurable and reflect the organization's vision and
- Ensures and promotes an appreciation of diversity within the
UGMTC community, creating opportunities to celebrate both
similarities and differences across our Christ-centered
- Builds relationships with faith-based community organizations
and churches to develop long-term partnerships.
- Represents the UGMTC in the media, at local churches, and at
local and national events.
- Assists the Development Department in understanding UGMTC
programs in order to create meaningful requests for funding.
- Partners with Volunteer Manager to monitor volunteer services
utilized across programs.
- Participates in UGMTC sponsored spiritual enrichment
activities, including staff prayer and devotions. Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Personal Attributes
- Support UGMTC's statement of Christian faith and has desire to
share that faith, prayer and knowledge with staff, volunteers and
- Demonstrate a courteous, high-integrity and Christ-like manner
with internal and external partners and while performing all
- Highly developed, collaborative leadership skills.
- Business and financial acumen with budget development and
- Excellent problem-solving, analytical, direction setting and
- Able to apply judgment to appropriately prioritize and balance
short-term needs with long-term strategic goals and holistic
- Cultivate a supportive, collaborative work environment.
- People leadership and management capabilities, including
building, motivating and managing a team.
- Apply knowledge of UGMTC departments and services to explain
them to students and staff.
- Interpersonal and communication skills necessary to work
effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a culturally
- Self-motivated and strives for the continuous improvement of
- Computer literacy and competence with Microsoft Office Suite,
Internet, database software applications and internet-based
applications like Paycor and Outlook Web Access.
- Ability to read, write, analyze and interpret complex reports;
medical, psychological and legal documents. Education, Credentials
- Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Social Work or Psychology
or equivalent work experience. Master's degree and corresponding
- Minimum of 7+ years of experience in progressively responsible
leadership positions in an urban, social services or health care
organization with financial management responsibility.
- Experience with individuals experiencing mental health issues,
homelessness, poverty, or addiction. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The compensation range for this position is $100,000-$140,000 and
includes participation in the organization's benefits plan. For
additional information or to apply, contact: 800 Washington Avenue
North, Suite 703, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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