Ballinger | Leafblad is proud to present the following information on behalf of our client, Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, in its search for a Chief Financial Officer
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities (The Mission) is a Christian ministry responding in faith to Biblical principles to serve those experiencing homelessness, poverty, 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 and 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 children.
VISION To see all men, women, and children healthy, whole, and successful through Jesus Christ and the transforming power of the gospel.
VALUES 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 Holy Spirit.
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.
CITYGATE NETWORK Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities is a member of Citygate Network (http://www.citygatenetwork.org) a community of missions founded in 1913 and formerly known as (the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions).
Today, Citygate Network has around 300 members across North America. Each year, Citygate member missions serve 66 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights of shelter and housing, assist some 45,000 people in finding employment, provide clothing to more than 750,000 people, and graduate nearly 17,000 men and women who have experienced homelessness and addition, from programs and recovery into productive living.
In all of this, Citygate Network is there to tell and re-tell the story of gospel powered life transformation while connecting a broad coalition of its members to current news and creative ideas. Citygate provides networking opportunities for ministries and businesses to achieve higher levels of professionalism, strategic priorities and desired outcomes.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
ADDICTION The Christ Recovery Center provides recovery for men struggling with late-stage addiction to alcohol or other substances. The program is designed for those who have exhausted their opportunities in other community treatment programs.
The Center has a high success rate and a strong reputation as a men’s recovery center serving men from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding communities helping men get off the street, restore their relationship with God and others, and improve their lives.
DISCIPLESHIP Since 2004, the Discipleship program at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities has immersed men experiencing homelessness in the principles of God’s Word while building skills for a successful life. We believe that, if one has a right relationship with God, all other aspects of life will improve.
The program is full time, and uses a multi-faceted approach to facilitate hope and healing. It includes a customized education program, including GED and an integrated job training program to earn money, build a resume, and improve job skills.
Men live at the Union Gospel Mission Men’s Campus while in the program.
EDUCATION The LifeNet program provides a personalized approach to education and job training. It takes men and women from where they are to where they want to go, building on their education and life experience so they are fully prepared to move back into society.
LifeNet has an average of 50 individuals at any given time and includes three phases:
Ready: Stabilization Phase – Participation in Bible study, academic studies including GED if needed, digital literacy and writing.
Set: Recovery Phase – Continued work on their academic and soft skills while exploring career options. They being gathering information for a job application and work on building career-related attitudes and skills.
Go: Transition Phase – Becoming more intentional about preparing for the job search through interview preparation, identifying a job search strategy, and preparing a skills-based resume.
HOPE BEGINS WITH A MEAL
Union Gospel Mission food programs feed the hungry and homeless and provide meals for low-income men, women, and children. The Mission runs 2 kitchens, using paid and volunteer staff and residents who work every day of the year to prepare thousands of meals.
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.
The Mission feeds anyone who comes–no questions asked or expectations given. Individuals are offered hospitality and treated with dignity. Sometimes a person’s hunger is just a symptom of a deeper need. Opening the door at the Mission for a meal might just be the first step toward finding God’s greater plan for their lives.
HEALTH CARE The health care programs promote health and wellness through free therapeutic and medical services for the men, women, and children who reside at the Mission.
To meet the growing mental health care needs among people experiencing homelessness, mental health services have expanded by opening a new onsite clinic. The clinic provides Individual therapy, group therapy; Intelligence, learning, neuropsychological and personality testing; Inter-disciplinary case management for all Mission residents and conversations about God as invited and appropriate.
In partnership with Healthcare for the Homeless, the Mission provides basic health care to residents and emergency shelter clients. The team screens for tuberculosis, administers and manages medications, and treats minor injuries.
Thousands of people in need have gotten quality dental care through the Mission’s free dental clinic. As of October 2017, the clinic has branched off as Hope Dental Clinic. The warm and friendly clinic offers the same quality dental services as always at little to no cost including cleanings, extractions, and more.
SHELTER Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers shelter to people experiencing homelessness or addiction. Homelessness can happen to anyone. A job loss, a long-term disability, divorce, abuse – the reasons for homelessness vary as much as the people who come through the doors. Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities offers more than a safe night of sleep. Union Gospel Mission provides time to heal and the tools to rebuild a life. Christ-centered programs care for the whole person until they can get back on their feet.
Naomi Family Residence offers shelter for women and children escaping abuse, battling addiction, and struggling with homelessness and poverty. This women’s shelter provides a safe place to sleep and 3 meals a day. UGMTC also provides a full program designed to build family stability by helping to meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of women and children in crisis.
Through personal care and individualized case management, women set life goals, grow spiritually, and create a plan for self-sufficiency. Our individualized approach equips women with the confidence to move forward and, with God’s help, to once again be able to be provide for themselves and their children. Naomi Family Residence (NFR) also offers transitional housing.
Since 1902, men facing hardship have come to Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities to rebuild their lives. The men’s shelter called the Bethel Hotel offers men facing homelessness a clean bed, a hot meal, a warm shower and, most of all, an opportunity to get back on their feet.
The Transitional Housing program equips men living in the Bethel Hotel with the spiritual support and life skills necessary to continue their success when they leave the Mission. This support includes physical and mental healthcare needs, job training, and help finding safe, affordable housing.
YOUTH Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities prepares children and youth to succeed in life through Christ-centered programming. The organization stays committed to the goal of creating disciples of Christ who value themselves and others and have the tools to succeed in school and in life. From babies to high school graduates, the Mission loves to bless the youngest members of our Mission community and their families.
The Child Development Center is a safe place for young children to grow holistically through active learning centers and group activities. Children learn to respect themselves and others and prepare to succeed in school. The program also supports parents by providing relevant resources to assist them in parenting and engaging them with “grandparent” volunteers who give them love and attention. The program is offered to children who live at the Mission’s Naomi Family Residence or the community and is open to children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten.
Case management for children provides mentoring, counseling and personalized care so kids facing trauma can receive the therapeutic, educational, and spiritual care they need to succeed.
Many of the children who come to Naomi Family Residence have experienced trauma. The needs of the whole child are focused on through a variety of group activities and individual sessions.
Through a partnership with Bethel University, the Bethel Buddies program offers students ages 6 to 17 the opportunity to excel through one-on-one mentoring and tutoring from university students.
The Ober Community Center reaches out to elementary through high school youth and their families who live in St. Paul neighborhoods. Summer programming provides opportunities for kids to develop new skills and be mentored by caring adults in a safe environment.
ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE Staff members at Union Gospel Mission describe the organization’s culture as collegial, familial and caring.
People are mission-driven and willing to pitch in to serve fellow staff members and community members.
THE POSITION The Chief Financial Officer is the senior financial executive responsible for the leadership, oversight and strategic direction for all aspects of the finance, accounting, Information Technology, and Facilities functions in alignment with UGMTC vision, mission and goals. This includes advisory responsibility to the CEO and all Department Leaders on their financial plans, budgets and modeling. As an Officer of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, along with the CEO and Board of Directors, the Chief Financial Officer is ultimately responsible for all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization and serves as a member of the UGMTC’s executive leadership team.
The successful candidate will possess a growth mindset open to constructive feedback, high emotional and relational intelligence, strong executive presence and interpersonal communication skills in addition to the ability to successfully navigate conflict resolution.
Exercises independent and professional judgment in planning, setting direction and decision-making regarding the operations, administration, processes and procedures for the Accounting department.
Participates in the formulation of overall organizational strategy; plays a significant role in carrying out the organizational strategy.
Leads and directs the execution of all UGMTC’s financial strategies and operations including: accounting and reporting, working capital, capital expenditures, debt management, cash management, investments, tax, audit, budgeting, and real estate. Ensures accuracy, compliance and alignment with UGMTC’s goals.
Develops tools, reporting and systems to provide critical financial and operational information and analysis to the CEO, Executive Leadership team, and Board of Directors, as needed, to support recommendations, evaluate potential partnerships, acquisitions or mergers, long-range planning, contracts, and introduction of new programs or business models.
Continuously assesses legal, legislative and regulatory developments and business activities related to UGMTC operational strategies.
Selects, engages and manages relationships with outside consultants and partnerships on behalf of UGMTC (auditors, investment advisors, vendors, banking).
Works closely with Vice President of Development to ensure that revenue budget meets program and operational needs.
Manages cash flow and forecasting. Develops a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
Oversees the organizational $15 million budgeting process, proactively seeking innovative and efficient ways of accomplishing the strategic objectives while working with department managers to develop their budgets.
Oversees Accounting function, ensuring sound business practices and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and applicable federal, state and local laws and regulatory requirements.
Oversees Information Technology function, providing direction on IT strategy, internal service approach, outsourced capabilities, network and equipment infrastructure, and cyber/ information risk management.
Oversees the organizational Facilities functions, providing direction on capital construction initiatives and proactive maintenance of existing physical assets.
Enforces safety and occupational health policies and procedures;
Leads with a Christ-centered approach to hiring, firing, managing, evaluating, training and developing their team. Recruits and selects staff aligned with UGMTC statement of faith.
May lead prayer and devotions with team members; attends UGMTC sponsored spiritual enrichment activities.
Teach, train and cultivate financial knowledge and capabilities within the organization to further the ability of leaders to better understand and apply financial concepts.
Represents the Christian values and ethics of UGMTC when interacting with donors, clients, staff and community.
Management Responsibilities The CFO reports to the CEO. Positions reporting to the CFO are a Facilities Director, Information Technology Manager, Senior Accountant and two Accountants.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; Master’s Degree in Accounting or MBA preferred
10 years of broad accounting and finance experience
5 years of management experience, managing an accounting or finance function
Advanced knowledge of nonprofit accounting and GAAP
Nonprofit Board experience, preferred
Experience or desire to work with underserved communities and people experiencing homelessness or poverty and a passion for the mission of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Support UGMTC’s statement of Christian faith and has desire to share that faith, prayer and knowledge with staff, volunteers and clients. Ability to demonstrate by supporting the ministry of UGMTC and investing in personal spiritual growth.
Understands biblical concepts and principles; able to transfer these concepts and principles through teaching, coaching, and mentoring.
Strong analytical skill and experience interpreting strategy into an operational business plan.
Ability to work well across a variety of functions, programs and people at all levels.
Must have high attention to detail and ability complete responsibilities accurately.
Must maintain confidentiality and reliability.
Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills, especially Excel, and database software applications.
Advanced skills using financial information management systems for financial and accounting applications. ADP WorkforceNow and NetSuite preferred.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
Demonstrated ability to develop policies and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to design and develop financial and operational reports.
Ability to gather data, compile information, analyze trends, define problems, and identify solutions.
Utilizes continuous improvement concepts.
Passion for the organizational mission and service to others
Thoughtful, supportive, coaching style of leadership
Creativity and innovation
Transparent, straight-forward communication style with a wide range of stakeholders (staff, clients, board members, external partners) in a culturally diverse community
Positivity and future-focused approach
Confidence and conviction to lead through change
Additional Salary Information: The compensation package for this position is competitive and includes participation in the organization’s benefits plan.
Internal Number: UGMTC
About Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities
Ballinger|Leafblad is pleased to present the following information on behalf of our client.