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About Central Union Mission:

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. In addition to its emergency shelter, which provides almost 60,000 bed-nights each year, the Mission operates a holistic, Christ-centered transformation and workforce development program for men, provides benefits for veterans, helps people overcome addictions, operates a food and clothing distribution center which provides food for over 4000 people each month, runs a camp for underprivileged children, and offers a ministry to families and senior citizens. Charity Navigator has rated Central Union Mission as a four-star charity, GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a Top-Rated award.


OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

PURPOSE:

To Glorify God through proclaiming and teaching the Gospel, leading people to Christ, developing disciples, and serving the needs of hurting people throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. We hold the Bible to be God’s Holy Word in its entirety. It is inspired in every part by the Holy Spirit. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
We hold that through preaching, teaching and ministering, Central Union Mission must use its resources and activities to bring men, women and children under the power of the Gospel; that they may have victory over sin, come into fellowship with God and live Spirit-filled, fruitful lives in Christ. I have read the Doctrinal Statement of Central Union Mission and I accept it without reservation.


Controller

We are seeking a Controller to oversee all financial operations and serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. This purpose-driven CPA will support the Mission’s new strategic plan and bring a sense of professionalism and excellence to this growing and award-winning organization.

Have the events of the last 18 months prompted you to contemplate a shift in your career? Are you interested in joining a refreshingly transparent and passionate organization as they serve the needs of hurting people?

We invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique opportunity. To explore this opportunity, begin here.


Senior Social Worker

Reports to Senior Director of Social Work

Summary:: This position is an exciting opportunity to serve with one of the most respected and impactful organizations in Washington, DC. Central Union Mission has been serving the homeless and low-income families in the nation’s capital for 138 years. The Mission has some of the most strategic programs in the nation for combatting homelessness and poverty. The individual in this position will provide services and support at the Mission’s Comprehensive Family Resource Center (CFRC) and all other programs and ministries under the direction of the Senior Director of Social Work as necessary.

Specific Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions include, but are not limited to the following:

80% Case Management and Related Services and Supports

  • Conduct intake and assessments: cognitive, functional, environmental, psychosocial data, etc.
  • Provide counseling support
  • Conduct crisis intervention support
  • Refer clients to available therapeutic, social service, educational and medical resources when appropriate
  • Plan, seek, advocate, and monitor services from various social service or health care organizations and staff on behalf of a client.
  • Assist with developing support systems to meet client needs by identifying and coordinating with a variety of available service providers necessary to maintain independent living, self-sufficiency and family stabilization
  • Actively pursue venues to acquire knowledge of the broader community that enhances the service delivery process
  • Plan, coordinate and execute, as appropriate, events that promote well-being (spiritual health, mental health, social-emotional, cognitive, physiological, environmental, financial, etc.)
  • Become familiar and gain a working knowledge of agency policies and procedures
  • Assist in completing surveys and other types of information gathering
  • Assist population in completing critical applications (food stamps, Social Security, identification cards, birth-certificates, job/housing searches, etc.)
  • Coordinate with the Senior Director of Social work to plan and oversee legal and immigration services from partner providers
  • Learn about the special needs, intervention strategies, and behavioral approaches for individuals with challenges such as domestic violence, substance abuse, diversity and family/inter-generational concerns and other challenging issues that plague the population
  • Serve as an advocate for equitability in all aspects of the service delivery process
  • Attend professional development trainings, as available and appropriate
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with team members
  • Maintain a flexible schedule, adaptive to the needs of the ministry

5% Resource Development and Acquisition

  • Research both formal and informal social services or other related services and supports to meet the needs of the population
  • Arrange and coordinate meetings, attend community programs, events etc. to build good will

10% Ministry Documentation Support

  • Input and maintain up-to-date, accurate entries to the Mission-Tracker system or other necessary documentation vehicles as deemed appropriate and as directed
  • Prepare written and statistical reports, as needed

5% Other duties as assigned

  • Support the other work of the CFRC whenever possible
  • Attend work-related meetings, events within and outside of normal working hours
  • Must seek opportunities for on-going professional development and acquire necessary training, CEU hours as required for licensure and/or to remain relevant and current

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • MSW with five years, or BSW Degree with four years, of related work experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to utilize the internet and other channels for research and to understand how to garner resources
  • Possess excellent skills as it relates to results orientation, critical and creative thinking
  • Demonstrated skills in working effectively with diverse clients from various backgrounds, ethnicities educational and financial challenges
  • Must be flexible and adaptable in meeting the needs of the client and ministry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Motivated and willing to engage in the teamwork process
  • Capacity to work independently, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Physical Demands: The position is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking, and the ability to intermittently kneel down, stoop, bend at the waist, twist at the waist and reach, or sit for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, printers, multi-line phone systems).
  • Must have good vision to read a computer screen.
  • Ability to hear and speak to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.
  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to include repetitive keyboarding, grasping, and reaching to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and/or standard office equipment.
  • Agreement with and commitment to Central Union Mission’s mission and statement of faith required.
  • Committed Christian and currently active in a local Christian church required.

For more information or to apply for this position please contact Carrie Kelley at ckelley@missiondc.org .


MEN’S MINISTRY ONG MANAGER

POSITION TITLE: Overnight Guest Manager
REPORTS TO: VP of Men’s Ministry
STATUS: Full-Time
LOCATION: Washington DC

SUMMARY
This position provides supervision over the programs, for Overnight guests ensuring that each guest receives appropriate care, including shelter, food, clothing, counseling, referrals, and exposure to the Gospel. In addition, assist in administering sacraments, conducts worship services, and is ordained, licensed, or commissioned.

Specific Responsibilities:

15% Coordinate Mission Supervisors/Chaplains (Staff / Contract:)

  • Schedule Overnight Guest Program activities.
  • Provide guidance to each Bible Study Leader and visiting Chapel Speakers.
  • Ensure that Mission information is passed on to the Chaplain and Supervisors.

5% Coordinate Christian Legal Aid (Staff Attorneys / Pro Bono Attorneys/ Law Students)

  • Schedule Overnight Guest participation activities.
  • Provide guidance to each Overnight Guest participant.
  • Ensure that Mission information is passed on to the CLS representative.

10% Coordinate VA MOU/ S.O.M.E. MOU Work Bed Program (Staff / Contract:)

  • Schedule VA & SOME Memorandum of Understanding bedding and locker assignments.
  • Provide guidance to each veteran/SOME guest entering facility under the respective program.
  • Ensure that Mission information is passed on to the Chaplain, Men’s Ministry Administrator and Supervisors.

15% Coordinate ONG Work Program and Work Bed Program (Staff / Contract:)

  • Schedule Overnight Guest bedding and locker assignments.
  • Provide guidance to each Overnight Guest entering facility under this program.
  • Ensure that Mission information is passed on to the Chaplain and Supervisors.

5% Work with area churches that provide chapel services at Central Union Mission:

  • Schedule, recruit and evaluate churches that provide services at Central Union Mission
  • Meet annually with the church liaison to provide guidance from a Mission perspective

40% Provide leadership to the Overnight Guest Ministries:

  • Engages in faith-based, community, civic, educational, and recreational activities related to the interests of Central Union Mission.
  • Develop partnerships with other service providers in the city to provide referrals to our overnight guests.
  • Invest in the lives of the overnight guests, working to encourage them to join the Restoration and Transformation or Fresh Start Programs or another program that will aid them in moving towards an alternative lifestyle.

10% Other duties that may be assigned:

  • Represent the Mission at Churches and other interested organizations.
  • Lead Chapel devotions at least once a week.
  • Other projects as assigned by the CEO and the VP of Men’s Ministries.
  • Provide alternate leadership for the Spiritual Transformation Program/Fresh Start when needed

 REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Bible, Theology, Counseling (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • Ability to utilize the internet for research.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. (boxes, paper, office supplies, etc.).
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, printers, multi-line phone systems).
  • Must have good vision to read print and a computer screen.
  • Ability to hear and speak to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.
  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to include repetitive keyboarding, grasping, and reaching to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and/or standard office equipment.
  • Agreement with and commitment to Central Union Mission’s mission and statement of faith required.
  • Committed Christian and currently active in a local Christian church required.

    APPLICATION:
    For more information or to apply for this position please contact Carrie Kelley at ckelley@missiondc.org .


    Jr. Staff Accountant

    POSITION TITLE: Jr. Staff Accountant
    REPORTS TO: Staff Accountant
    STATUS: Full-Time Regular
    LOCATION: Administrative Offices

    SUMMARY
    Maintain accurate financial transactions and records. Support Finance Department with financial operations including reconciliations of accounts, collaborating with Development Department for reporting, maintaining financial reporting for CFRC, monthly close and year end audit.

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    80% Accounting / Bookkeeping:

    • Verify, allocate, and post details of business transactions to subsidiary accounts in journals or computer files from documents such as sales slips, invoices, receipts, check stubs, and computer printouts daily so that the general ledger accurately reflects current activity.
    • Reconcile and balance the operating account, other bank accounts as assigned and all subsidiary ledgers, including online credit card receipts and Mission Muffins (internal sales report).
    • Reconcile the donor software donations to the general ledger on a monthly basis. Ensure all reconciling entries are made on a timely basis.
    • Compile reports to show statistics such as cash receipts and expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, profit and loss, and other items pertinent to operation of business.
    • Monitor RTW bi-weekly payroll for accuracy
    • Responsible for counting and depositing cash related to shelter and CFRC activities.
    • Assist with and prepare documents for the annual audit.

    20% Financial Support:

    • Coordinate efforts with Staff Accountant, CFO, to support functional operations in Finance Department.
    • Prepare account and activity analysis as requested. Able to generate analytical reports without significant supervision.

     REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • High School Diploma Required/A.S. Finance or Accounting preferred
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.
    • Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks Pro for Non- profits.
    • Clear understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    • Detailed oriented and capable of performing complete reconciliations and thoughtful analysis. Identifies errors and corrects them.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to work on multiple, complex projects simultaneously and see them to completion with minimal supervision.
    • Active driver’s license good driving record and reliable transportation.
    • An active member in a local Christian church. Agreement with Mission’s Statement of Faith is required.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking, and the ability to intermittently kneel down, stoop, bend at the waist, twist at the waist and reach, or sit for long periods of time.
    • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. (boxes, paper, office supplies, etc.).
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, printers, multi-line phone systems).
    • Must have good vision to read print and a computer screen.
    • Ability to hear and speak to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.
    • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to include repetitive keyboarding, grasping, and reaching to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and/or standard office equipment.

    APPLICATION:
    For more information or to apply for this position please contact Carrie Kelley at ckelley@missiondc.org .


    Education Instructor

    Reports to Education and Employment Manager

    Status: Full-time, regular
    Location: Comprehensive Family Resource Center (CFRC), Washington, DC

    SUMMARY:

    This position is an exciting opportunity to serve with one of the most respected and impactful organizations in Washington, DC. Central Union Mission has been serving the homeless and low- income families in the nation’s capital for 137 years. The Mission has some of the most strategic programs in the nation for combatting homelessness. In coordination with the leadership of the Workforce Development & Education Department (WDE) the Education Instructor is responsible for the development of the WDE education program at the CFRC and providing expert instructional design, training and technology expertise that leads to positive educational outcomes for CFRC consumers. The Education Instructor will ensure seamless coordination and collaboration with existing CFRC staff, agencies and community partners and consumers.

    SPECIFIC   RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Essential duties and functions include, but are not limited to the following:

    50% Program Implementation-Training & Education

    • Serve as a member of the team to advance Workforce Development and Education at the CFRC in coordination with CFRC Education and Employment Manager, Director of WDE, Job Placement Coach and other key staff.
    • Develop education plan and portfolio for each participant based on individual assessments; facilitate/deliver skills-based and professional development
    • Identify sound vocational education curriculum/(a) for the demographic served; Assess relevant modalities and
    • Identify and coordinate teaching schedule with education staff and volunteer instructor/facilitators.
    • Research, recommend, and implement education strategies to identify appropriate skills and work based learning opportunities to include on-the-job, apprentice based training, certifications, certificate, and/or degree granting programs, match consumers to appropriate employers based on knowledge, skills and abilities,
    • Communicate regularly with portfolio of clients and in accordance with their needs

    30% Monitoring, Tracking and Reporting

    • Monitor guest and consumer progress daily, complete progress notes, daily logs, timesheets, individual planning activities, and other documentation thoroughly, accurately, and in a timely
    • Track and report client management activities using Mission Tracker HMIS
    • Effectively use database technology and other resources to track participant activities, task completion, badges, certificates, certifications diplomas and other competencies
    • Report weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual workforce development

    20% Networking and Community Engagement

    • Conduct outreach, promoting and recruiting participants among existing consumers and throughout the
    • Network with existing and prospective employers, educational providers and other community leaders to identify partners, apprenticeship opportunities and
    • Facilitate on-the job-site coaching with participants to include employee/employer assistance and
    • Other duties as assigned

    REQUIRED   QUALIFICATIONS

    • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in a non-profit, faith-based, educational or human services organization/agency.
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish
    • A minimum of an Associate degree or 2-years direct experience; Bachelor’s degree preferred in vocational/adult-education/education, counseling, instructional design & technology, psychology or other related field
    • Must possess direct delivery of services, data base management and adult-based education
    • Exceptional inter-personal skills; excellent written and verbal communication
    • Must have the ability to build relationships quickly and across diverse cultural
    • Must be culturally competent; comfortable interfacing with a wide variety of constituents— diverse constituent groups, community and faith based organizations, government agencies and for profit
    • Highly organized with acute attention to detail and time management; high capacity to prioritize and meet deadlines; self-motivated; able to work independently and with a team
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking, and the ability to intermittently kneel down, stoop, bend at the waist, twist at the waist and reach, or sit for long periods of
    • Ability to lift up to 20 (boxes, paper, office supplies, etc.).
    • Ability to operate standard office equipment (copier, fax, printers, multi-line phone systems).
    • Must have good vision to read print and a computer
    • Ability to hear and speak to communicate in person, before groups, and over the
    • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to include repetitive keyboarding, grasping, and reaching to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and/or standard office
    • Agreement with and commitment to Central Union Mission’s mission and statement of faith Committed Christian and currently active in a local Christian church required.

    Application:
    For more information or to apply for this position please contact Carrie Kelley at ckelley@missiondc.org .


     

     

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