Catholic Charities
Lead Resource Connector at the St. Paul Opportunity Center

In our housing stability programs, Catholic Charities provides shelter, meals and opportunities to find jobs, secure a stable home and medical care for those in need. Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Saint Paul Opportunity Center provides daytime services to connect people with medical and mental health care, hot-meals, showers, computer lab access, laundry and employment counseling.

Position Summary: As the lead of a group of volunteers and staff making up the hospitality team, you will help to ensure that clients of the St. Paul Opportunity Center are well connected with available resources. In the spirit of compassion, friendliness and with a warm welcome, you will encourage and empower clients in their personal growth and stability.

Essential Functions:

  • Along with Catholic Charities staff, give direction and support to volunteers.
  • Actively engage clients of the St. Paul Opportunity Center.
  • Assist with special projects that promote engagement, such as helping at the front desk, service desk, or hygiene support service areas.
  • Promote healthful problem solving.
  • Connect clients with on-site service providers through personal introduction.  Support development of service-provider/client relationships.
  • Explore resources and maintain familiarity with resources available to clients by meeting with on-site service providers as well as accessing on-site and web-based resource guides.
  • Possibly instruct clients in the use of personal computer applications such as the internet and Microsoft Office.
  • Encourage healthful socialization and personal development by promoting participation in on-site social programming.
  • Report unhealthy or unusual behaviors exhibited by clients to designated staff.
  • Work collaboratively with service team members such as education providers, social services, industry representatives, volunteers and Catholic Charities staff.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to make culturally appropriate adaptations with regard to communication and personal presentation.
  • Intermediate-level skill in use of internet and Microsoft Office applications is helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal skill with ability to proactively engage strangers, understand issues surrounding homelessness, as well as identify with people experiencing homelessness.
  • Knowledgeable of and/or trainable to intermediate level of familiarity with resources available to people experiencing homelessness.
  • Ability to patiently listen to people with possible mental health challenges and/or other issues.
  • Ability to manage high-traffic and noisy environments.
  • Experience working with persons from diverse racial, ethnic, homeless populations, and/or economic backgrounds.

Additional Requirement Information:

  • No transporting of clients or inter-site travel is required.
  • When volunteering, all volunteers must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for the task and location as outlined.

September 21st, 2023

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This is a collaborative position with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and St. Catherine University.  Throughout the year of service, the SJW will work alongside staff, student interns, and volunteers, and CSJ Staff.

Opportunities include:

  • Engage in a local food community.
  • Address food insecurity issues at St. Catherine University and with St. Mary’s Health Clinic clients
  • Learn small-scale, urban, sustainable farming techniques.
  • Build professional relationships with faculty/staff from various disciplines, local social justice organizations, CSJ community members and broader community partners.

Duties include:

  • Coordinate and support the St. Kate’s/CSJ Food Shelf operations, including stocking, statistics gathering/reporting, donations, etc.
  • Coordinate and lead the food shelf team of student workers, interns, volunteers during food shelf weeks in set up, restocking, cleaning, greeting clients, and clean up. The SJW will also delegate tasks and projects among the team from a list created with Food Shelf Managers.
  • Coordinate and operate the SMHC Whitby Clinic Pop-Up Food Shelf.
  • Facilitate food recovery process – Pick up prepared meals from Chow Girls, distribute food remaining after each food shelf to other partners to minimize food waste.
  • Support grant writing.
  • Participate in monthly Food Insecurity Project (FIP) meetings at St. Catherine University.
  • Collaborate with St. Catherine University Community Leader Interns, faculty, staff and students in program development and facilitation that meet the needs of our time.  Topics include: sustainability, food insecurity, homelessness…
  • Participate in weekly community garden night gatherings offering leadership in photo and harvest documentation.
  • Plant, harvest, and aggregate fresh produce from local gardens and farms, including Highland Catholic, St. Kate’s and Tacheny Farm, to process and distribute in the food shelf.
  • Produce digital documentation of programs and events along with written content.
  • Educate St. Kate’s/CSJ community about campus food insecurity, food shelf resources, and urban agriculture/community gardens through class presentations, written articles, workshops, etc.
  • Support environmental sustainability projects with the Sisters of St. Joseph and St Kate’s through Earth Partners Working Group of the CSJ Justice Commission and beyond

September 21st, 2023

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Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women is a home dedicated to safety and dignity for a diverse community of women where they can begin new and productive lives.

This position includes collaboration on work toward Sarah’s mission dedicated to safety and dignity for a diverse community of women where they can begin new and productive lives. Women healing from trauma continue vibrant, meaningful lives and contribute to the common good.  The efforts of the St. Joseph Worker (SJW) will include a balance of systemic, direct service, and organizational work.   The list of responsibilities includes areas the SJW may be asked to participate in but is not necessarily exhaustive.  The Director is committed to ensuring that the SJW reaches her program, personal and professional goals.

Schedule: This position works 36 hours per week. Hours are flexible, Monday – Friday daytime and at least some of these remote but we ask that for the residents the schedule be consistent week to week approved ahead of time by your supervisor.


  1. Ability to work with, communicate and relate to women of diverse backgrounds, language skills, and life experiences including sensitivity to the needs of women who have experienced significant trauma, assuring the women’s dignity and safety
  2. Ability to maintain confidentiality as well as develop and maintain positive relationships and communication with various constituents.
  3. Ability to use or learn to use Microsoft Office, Google Suite (Gmail, Meet, Docs, Drive, Survey, Calendar, Photo, Search), Canva for flyers and presentations, Shutterfly, Social Media, Zoom, OneCallNow and WhatsApp! Communications with current and former resident groups, AirTable app, and Sarah’s “Apricot CTK” database to conduct research, gather information, and record work effectively
  4. Demonstrate organization and time management skills and ability to prioritize a wide range of duties
  5. Ability to mentor residents with diverse backgrounds and language skills to utilize texting, email, and Zoom and communicate with and retain schedule and professionalism boundaries being available appropriately via your own mobile devices and email.
  6. Ability to work as a team member as well as independently, be adaptable and flexible, and show self-motivation, creativity and leadership.
  7. Preferably holds valid driver’s license to be able to drive Sarah’s van to bring residents to appointments and drive to run errands.
  8. Ability to maintain calm in critical situations; familiarity with facilitating or practicing conflict resolution.

Project Assignments 

  • Assist residents in meeting their learning goals.  This may include tutoring in English (such as helping in the completion of assignments, essays, and worksheets) and computer or telephone use, gathering additional education resources for women and being available for general assistance.  Ultimate end goal is that residents are able to make phone calls, complete online steps, and utilize resources independently.
  • Mentor residents towards job attainment. Mentor around resume writing, job applications and job search (especially online and phone follow up), and interviewing.  Lead annual networking event in collaboration with Sarah’s director.
  • Assist towards permanent affordable housing after Sarah’s. Provide assistance in public housing application and/or other housing search and referrals.
  • Accompany or drive women new to the USA and to Sarah’s on first appointments. Assist residents in registering for English classes, getting passport photos, accessing social services, and other needs as requested.  Ultimate end goal is that residents are able to make phone calls, complete online steps, and utilize resources independently.
  • Maintain Sarah’s list of resources and referrals which support residents’ goals. Regularly verify contact information and research additional resources to inform Sarah’s director and residents of what’s available.
  • Promote the continuation of Sarah’s ministry sustainably into the future. Upon request, assist Community Relations staff: updating donor database, sending thank-you notes; updating tour packets and flyers/brochures to promote Sarah’s, managing Sarah’s Facebook page, other social media as requested, and regularly creating posts.

September 21st, 2023

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Development and Communications Support

About Mary’s Pence

Mary’s Pence is a faith based feminist organization inspired by Catholic Social Teachings. Believing we are each called to make the world a better place, we support women in the Americas through both social and economic development. Our annual budget is approximately $600,000. Approximately 90% of our funds come from individual donors. Mary’s Pence has a staff of 8, 5 in the US and 3 staff members in Latin America. The St. Joseph Worker will work closely with the Development and Communications Manager and with the Executive Director, other staff and volunteers. Learn more about Mary’s Pence at

Job Responsibilities

  • Outreach and Communications
    • Manage our monthly eNews, including planning content, writing and publishing. Write engaging articles about U.S. grantees and ESPERA partners and women. Work is done in collaboration with the Mary’s Pence team.
    • Support creation of written materials for other communication channels, including direct mail, emails, and newsletters.
    • Create and edit short videos with content from grantees, ESPERA partners, board members and donors. Review and track photo and video content received, identify content for use.
    • Provide support for our book discussion series Illuminating Conversations. This might include coordinating guest speakers, supporting outreach efforts, participate in selection of books, and participation in the discussions.
    • Periodically assist in planning and overseeing donor or outreach events, such as open house during art crawl, and public workshops/events.
    • Support creation of content for social media efforts on our blog, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Mary’s Pence Grants Selection Committee
    • Serve as a committee member that reviews grants applications and selects grantees.
  • Special Projects
    • Past special projects performed by SJWs at Mary’s Pence include writing a history of the ESPERA program, managing the collection of archives, helping to design our Calendar of Inspirational Women/annual report, managing events for younger donors/volunteers. Possibility of gaining grant writing experience if that is of interest.

Mary’s Pence is a small but very active, creative office. There will be many opportunities to participate or manage special projects as they arise. We want to make this experience engaging for the SJW and will involve them in projects based on their interests and desired areas(s) of growth. Our small size allows all staff to become intimately familiar with all aspects of managing a small nonprofit.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Excellent writing skills, the ability to write engaging stories and content for donors.
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, face to face interaction, and public speaking.
  • Ability to plan and implement work with an eye to how each project supports the mission and vision of Mary’s Pence.
  • Computer proficiency. Experience with DonorPerfect (donor database) Constant Contact (group email) and WordPress (web update interface) helpful.
  • Familiar with social media platforms and management.
  • Bi-lingual in English / Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate life experience.

Values and Work Style

  • Creative and self-motivated, enjoys bringing new ideas to the organization.
  • Passion for social justice, particularly women’s issues in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Comfortable with diversity – age, political views, faiths, etc.
  • Highly organized, self-motivated and able to manage multiple and complex projects. Organized and diligent about record-keeping and administration while setting and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Development and Communications Manager, Executive Director, and volunteers.
  • Flexible working style, willing to give and take, willing to flex to the tasks needed, including administrative tasks. Comfortable in a low budget, “everyone pitches in” environment.

Hours/Days Preferred

Hours are between 9am-5pm Monday through Friday, exact times are flexible. Periodically we participate in evening events, or do outreach at conferences in other parts of the country, and the St. Joseph Worker may have some opportunity to participate.

September 21st, 2023

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Volunteer Coordinator and Social Media Assistant

The Lift Garage is a nonprofit that offers people a vehicle out of poverty by providing low-cost car repair, free pre-purchase car inspections, and honest advice that supports our community on the road to more secure lives. We connect with community partners to strengthen the support network and link customers to needed resources. The Lift Garage is a car repair shop that has a unique blend of business and service with a high value on hospitality. The applicant for this position is not required to have a working knowledge of cars, car parts, car repairs, etc. Applicants should be able to prioritize tasks and balance multiple needs while maintaining a calm, kind, compassionate and hospitable environment for customers.

Job Duties

  • Manage social media accounts for The Lift Garage including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Including responding to messages and interactions or forwarding to the appropriate staff member.
  • Create content for the social media platforms. Discover like-minded organizations/people to follow.
  • Attend organization-wide fundraising events and provide social media content before, during, and after events.
  • Work with colleagues to determine what volunteer opportunities to make available at The Lift
  • Develop volunteer position descriptions, requirements, and application materials
  • Recruit volunteers through community outreach and connecting with those who have already expressed interest in volunteering
  • Interview and screen volunteers to match their interests with The Lift Garage needs
  • Provide orientation and training to volunteers and assist with supervision during scheduled volunteer shifts
  • Retain volunteers through regular communication and recognition
  • Enter volunteer information/data into the donor CRM (Bloomerang)


  • Punctuality and good attendance
  • Patience, kindness, empathy and hospitality
  • Conflict resolution and effective communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Computer skills with Microsoft Office and ability to quickly learn job-specific software including: Later, Canva (or similar), and Bloomerang
  • Photography skills or knowledge are a plus

Typical Work Hours

  • Flexible within the hours of Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Hours outside of these will be discussed in advance with your supervisor

September 21st, 2023

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Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality creates open, accepting spaces that advance the spiritual growth, authenticity, and fullness of life for all people. Our resources and offerings aim to help support movement into meaningful and impactful action to advance personal and communal well-being. To accomplish our mission, Wisdom Ways organizes educational, ritual, and community-building programs, both in person and online, available to all people. Wisdom Ways also provides spiritual care to individuals who seek it through Spiritual Direction, Life Coaching, and access to a variety of spiritual and religious resources including a library, labyrinth rental, and art exhibitions.

As a St. Joseph Worker at Wisdom Ways, you will:

  • Help to organize, promote, and facilitate diverse programs both in person and on the Zoom platform
  • Organize and compile data related to our programs
  • Interact with presenters and members of the community to develop our programming calendar
  • Develop, edit, and update our online courses
  • Assist with daily office needs (product ordering, emailing, inventory)
  • Help to maintain Wisdom Ways’ body of resources including the library and the labyrinths
  • Attend weekly team meetings and help to navigate the running of Wisdom Ways

You should expect to serve:

This position calls for 36 hours per week both during the regular workday (9AM-5PM) and, when possible, for nightly Zoom or in person programs. These hours will remain consistent/ Remote service opportunities will be available but should be approved ahead of time by your supervisor. Please provide your supervisor with days and times when you will not be available as early as possible to ensure your schedule does not conflict with the schedule set by the St. Joseph Worker Program.

As a member of the Wisdom Ways staff, you should be able to:

  • Utilize various types of computer software including Zoom, the Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), AirTable, Vimeo, Thinkific and various types of social media (if you are unable to use any of these applications, instruction can be provided by a member of our staff)
  • Communicate effectively in person, over the phone, and via email
  • Exhibit a passion for uplifting historically oppressed peoples and highlighting their stories
  • Display strong time management skills and prioritize a wide variety of projects that you will both assist with and lead

September 21st, 2023

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Talent, Equity, and Culture Associate

Job Summary, Duties & Responsibilities
Do you enjoy working and collaborating with others? Are you an outside the box thinker? Is working in areas of justice, race equity, and inclusion a passion for you? PPL is looking for an energetic person with strong collaboration and creative skills. A person interested in engaging with culture, equity, and talent development with staff, participants, residents, and youth.

Talent, Equity, and Culture

  • Provide staff support to the Talent Equity and Culture team by coordination with Director of Equity & Learning.
  • Conduct best practices research to support activities and training materials.
  • Support HR team in their daily operations while centering race equity and people.
  • Support and attend trainings and staff engagement opportunities.
  • Support the implementation of the strategic plan by working with Vice President for Talent, Equity, and Culture.
  • Develop recruitment strategy/pipelines for Property Management and Resident Services.

Race Equity

  • Support race equity trainings, such as, Courageous Conversations About Race and Intercultural Development Inventory
  • Provide support to affinity groups, including coordinating and planning general sessions, events, and programming.
  • Work with DEI Library team to create race and cultural events monthly.
  • Support staff during resident events.

Minimum Requirements

  • Demonstrated knowledge and work in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Passion in working with communities of color and low-income communities.
  • Interest in co-leading events and trainings.
  • Self-starter with strong time management and documentation skills; excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as work collaboratively.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and good driving record.

Work Environment

  • Hybrid (60-40) work environment to be determined in collaboration with Director of Equity and Learning.
  • Opportunities for internal and external professional development.
  • Racial and ethnically diverse environment (60% of the staff identifies as Black, Indigenous, People of Color).
  • Intentional focus on staff wellness and wellbeing.


September 21st, 2023

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Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. We believe that food is medicine, and our work matters to the health outcomes of our clients. With the help of over 6,000 volunteers, we’ll create and deliver more than 600,000 delicious, medically-tailored meals to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), as well as their caregivers and dependents this year.

Position Description
The position will participate in nearly every aspect of the organization. They will play an integral role in the daily activities of the organization, as well as explore the inner workings a nonprofit. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • weekly shifts preparing and packaging meals in the kitchen
  • delivering meals to clients
  • hosting delivery driver volunteers
  • loading cars for delivery
  • assisting with development mailings and events
  • client services projects
  • gardening at our farm plot


  • Passion for the mission of Open Arms
  • Strong communication skills and outstanding ability to maintain and foster relationships to ensure success working with a diverse base of volunteers and clients
  • Ability to be part of a team and to maintain effective communication with other interns and staff members
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours
  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (such as telephone, personal computer, printer and copy machine) and set up tabletop displays
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, drive a vehicle and navigate steps

September 21st, 2023

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Position Title:  Clinic Operations Partner, St. Mary’s Health Clinics
Coordinated by:  Executive Director, St. Mary’s Health Clinics

The Clinic Operations Partner (COP), for St. Mary’s Health Clinics (SMHC) supports clinic services and operations in a variety of ways.  Partners can serve as Spanish language interpreters, support staff and patients during clinic visits, and/or provide administrative support with assigned projects and tasks promoting clinic functions and efficiency.

    • Clinic functions/tasks may include
      • Clinic preparation of supplies, records, transporting supplies, etc
      • Projects related to clinic operations, event preparation
      • Clerical support on various projects
      • Assisting with grant development, writing, research
      • Promoting SMHC in various settings within the community, ie, health fairs, churches, community groups, etc.
      • Data retrieval, report writing
      • Collaborating and working with other CSJ ministries as SMHC representative
      • Hours primarily daytime business hours, occasional evening or week-end work for special events
    • Communication Essentials
      • Effective communication skills, written and verbal
      • Spanish proficiency preferred
    • Technical Skills
      • Proficiency in computer (Microsoft Office), phone skills, and basic office skills
    • Behaviors reflect St Mary’s Health Clinic’s mission and values
      • Inherent dignity of each person
      • Health care is a human right, regardless of age, gender, religion, race, or ability to pay
      • Optimal holistic health is provided for each person
      • Support for improved access to health care
      • Promotion of personal accountability for health and wellness
    • Interpersonal Relationships
      • Conducts self in professional, respectful and courteous at all times
      • Interpersonal skills are respectful in all interactions with staff, patients, volunteers
      • Dependable and reliable, follows through on plans and commitments
      • Able to work with variety of personalities and behaviors
    • Critical Thinking
      • Addresses issues incorporating broader organizational mission, values and goals
      • Applies current research and evidence in daily and project work as appropriate
      • Adapts to changing work environment with in clinic and office setting
      • Seeks resources to support goals of clinic and individual work goals
    • Safety
      • Respects patient privacy and patient confidentiality
      • Applies safety regulations related to work environment including HIPAA, release of information, etc
    • Other
      • Individual transportation essential at least 2-3 days per week when attending clinics
      • Possess an understanding of cultural needs related to race, ethnicity and varied spiritual beliefs of populations served and staff members

September 18th, 2023

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The SJW Program is a service year program of women committed to social change. We build our Program around justice, spirituality, leadership and living in intentional community.

We strive to go beyond the usual volunteer experience by incorporating transformative components that allow women to reflect on their work and explore new possibilities for their lives. Each SJW works at their placement for thirty-six hours a week. Four hours each week are dedicated to training, educational opportunities, community time, spiritual growth, activism, and learning community organizing skills. By harnessing individual talents and passions, SJWs help create a better future for themselves, and the local and global community. Here are a few of the dynamic tools that SJWs use to become change agents.


Each Worker is matched with a non-profit organization where they serve for 36 hours each week. Our placements allow SJWs to do direct service or advocacy, serve in education, social services or health care environments and provide community outreach or communications. Our Workers are matched with an available placement site that best fits their interests, skills and passion.


Workers live together in an intentional community. More than just being roommates, living in community means sharing resources like transportation and a food budget and building relationships with each person by sharing time and experiences together. Creating community takes time, engagement and willingness to be honest and vulnerable with each other.


Each year Program staff seeks out and offers various local and national opportunities to enhance social justice knowledge and provide experiential learning. Past opportunities have included legislative advocacy with Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, Whipple building vigils, US/Mexico border immersion and service, attending the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York, NY and participating in area social justice conferences.


A regular part of the program is the opportunity to delve more deeply into the program values of spirituality, social justice, leadership and living in intentional community. This takes place as:

  • Monthly program days for trainings, reflection and community building.
  • Monthly mentoring meetings with SJW Program Staff
  • Multiple retreats
  • Individual professional and justice focused connections


One-to-Ones, a cornerstone of good community organizing, are casual meetings over coffee involving two people who meet to consciously share their stories and their passions. Initiating one-to-ones is a skill that builds strong connections with leaders and other mentors in the Twin Cities area. This public relationship building is invaluable for the Workers and makes change happen.


In addition to the intangible benefits and personal growth that happens in a service year, our Program also provides:

  • Stipend
  • Housing
  • Food Allowance
  • Transportation for program activities
  • Health Insurance
  • Spiritual Mentor
  • College loan deferment or forbearance
  • AmeriCorps Education Award – if eligible (see below)
  • Ongoing connection to the community of Sisters of St Joseph


The St Joseph Worker Program is an AmeriCorps affiliate through our partnership with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers. Many of our St. Joseph Worker positions are AmeriCorps positions as well. Completing an AmeriCorps service year for qualifying positions earns an Educational Award of $6195 to repay past federal loans or to use towards future schooling. AmeriCorps Members are also connected with other AmeriCorps communities and resources.


To learn more about the St. Joseph Worker Program, contact our staff:

Lisa Murphy: or Bridgette Kelly:

Find more program details on our website and learn more about our online application process.

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September 15th, 2023

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