We are currently hiring for the position of Executive Director. Applications can be emailed along with a cover letter and resume to Liv Grosser at

Director of Mercy House Minneapolis - Open Until Filled

The board of directors is accepting applications for the executive director position at Mercy House Minneapolis. If you are interested, please review the job description below. To apply, please download and complete an application and email it with a cover letter to Please only respond to this position via email. 


Position Title

Executive Director

Reporting to

Mercy House Board of Directors

Position Summary

The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of all clients in accordance with Mercy House standards.  As the senior leader of the organization, the Executive Director participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving.  He/she works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization, and is accountable/responsible for specific projects as assigned. This position is primarily focused on fundraising for the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Human resource management

• Direct, plan and coordinate the work of the program staff including supervision and evaluation, training and team building

• Responsible for conflict resolution amongst residents, volunteers and/or vendors

• Organize and schedule weekly goal setting and progress review meetings

• Ensure adequate and qualified volunteers and staff to carry out the program activities

• Ensure adherence to Mercy House rules and regulations and responsible for implementing disciplinary action where necessary

• In consultation with the Mercy House Board, responsible for the selection, hiring, coaching anddiscipline of the House Coordinator


Program delivery

• Responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of all activities of the program in accordance with the Mercy House Charter

• Responsible for the supervision and management of confidential client records

• Benchmark peer organizations and analyze trends in the program, identifying issues and developing and recommending solutions to the Mercy House Board

• Develop, implement and evaluate recruitment strategies to ensure high occupancy rates in the program


Mentoring programs

• Responsible for mentoring the house coordinator and the clients

• Lead bible-study and prayer sessions to develop client’s spiritual growth


Volunteer management program

• Coordinate volunteers to ensure all house functions are maintained

• Manage all volunteers

• Responsible for ensuring skills development workshops are relevant in topic and targeted for the appropriate audiences


Fundraising programs

• Responsible for selling the Mercy House vision and objectives to local and national philanthropic organizations and securing grants from the same

• Participate on the Mercy House Fundraising committee and play a lead role in executing the various fundraising activities



• Degree in Social Work or related field i.e., human services, health or education

• Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills

• Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds

• Ability to work independently and as part of the team

• Decent computer skills

• Effective oral and written communication skills

• Ability to work flexible hours

• Bilingual (preferred)

  • Experience fundraising (preferred)