The King Foundation awarded Wesley Mission Center a $20,000 grant to our Access Ability Program. The AccessAbility program aims to improve the well-being of seniors living in the MISD community. A facilitator provides wrap-around services, referrals and financial assistance as needed to ensure access to stable housing, food, and a healthy support system.
Full Time (Salaried)
The Program Director is responsible for helping Wesley Mission Center meet the needs of key stakeholders including: program participants, clients, volunteers & donors. This role is specifically responsible for the oversight of program design, implementation & monitoring.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director is responsible for overseeing a team of staff and key volunteers. S/he will be an integral part of the Center’s efforts to partner with new agencies in the community in order to broaden our reach, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of participants in coaching opportunities and courses each year.
Through evaluation, the Program Director ensures outcomes in the areas of: mental & physical health, education, finance, housing, social inclusion & spiritual growth are met & celebrated.
The following is a list of related job tasks; however others may be assigned as necessary:
Program Development & Management
Provide support, guidance, training, and direction for program staff and volunteers in all program areas, including but not limited to: Unity Lending, Financial Coaching, AccessAbility, Jobs for Life, Faith & Finances, Robin’s Wings, Food Matter &, Feed Kids For Summer
Design and implement additional programs to increase outcomes, including but not limited to, IDA’s & community savings groups
Provide faithful oversight of program budget
Foster open and optimistic communication for volunteers, clients, and staff
Continue to research, explore, and expand understandings of poverty alleviation and empowerment, and ways that those goals can be achieved in the context of our community
Represent the WMC and its mission in the community and county
Build and maintain effective relationships with volunteers, donors, collaborating agencies, and community resource representatives
Support Common Ground Network initiatives
Provide timely and effective reports of program outcomes as requested by the Executive Director for grant reports, monthly Board of Directors meetings, and as directed for purposes of additional communication
Support marketing & fundraising efforts by providing additional reports as needed
The Program Director should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Confidence, professionalism and enthusiasm when communicating to both external and internal stakeholders, in both formal and informal presentations.
Passion for advocating on behalf of marginalized, high needs and low-income clients.
Enthusiastic approach to work, including the humility and grace to work effectively with others in a collaborative workplace.
Has an eye towards opportunity; savvy around cultural and news events and happenings.
Possess a high level of energy; is self-motivated.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Human Services, Management, or related field
10+ years experience in social service settings, family/crisis management, program management & financial coaching
Experience implementing financial capability tools for clients, such as Change Machine
Extensive knowledge of Tarrant County services and agencies serving low-income families
Experience developing, evaluating & reporting program outcomes using case management software (such as Efforts to Outcomes)
Experience managing grants
Experience designing & leading training events
Experience managing staff and volunteers
Experience using statistical software a plus
PMP certification a plus
The Wesley Mission Center provides a work environment where staff care for and support each other. We are motivated by our faith, are passionate about the work we do, and we also like to have fun together. Our staff breakfast potlucks are famous! If you love helping others, enjoy a moderately-paced work environment, and want to be part of our organizational growth – we would love to hear from you.
Interested applicants: please submit your resume to Carmin MacMillan, Executive Director by August 29th: [email protected]
The Receptionist is the first point of contact with clients, volunteers, donors and community partners of the Wesley Mission Center (WMC). This role is responsible for ensuring all who phone or visit the Center are greeted warmly, professionally, and receive the information requested in a prompt and professional manner. The Receptionist position contributes to meeting increased donor, program participant and volunteer satisfaction.
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Receptionist also supports operations in specific administrative functions related to data management and finance.
To apply for this position with the Wesley Mission Center, please email the application to: [email protected]. We will be taking applications for the current openings through July 29, 2016.
The following is a list of related job tasks; however, other tasks may be assigned as necessary:
|*||Reception (approximately 70% of the time).|
|*||Greet all visitors with professionalism and a sense of hospitality.|
|*||Maintain organized and welcoming reception area.|
|*||Serve as the Center’s first point of contact for client inquiries and appointments by phone and walk-in.|
|*||Provide accurate, detailed information to all phone inquiries pertaining to the Center’s services and schedules.|
|*||Liaise with all staff to maintain smooth and timely communication for all special visitors.|
|*||Maintain staff and key volunteer ‘Out of Office’ calendar.|
|*||Provide appropriate paperwork to clients prior to appointment, as necessary.|
|*||Facilitate phone donations accurately and professionally.|
|*||Administration (approximately 30% of the time).|
|*||Work closely with Director of Operations on any administrative requests.|
|*||Support Director of Operations, Program Director and Supporter Engagement Coordinator with data entry needs.|
|*||Maintain confidentiality of all client and donor information with paper filing and electronic record keeping.|
|*||Coordinate meeting room bookings for internal and external requests.|
|*||Maintain office supplies inventory, place orders with suppliers as necessary.|
|*||Support Executive Director and Director of Operations with administrative requests such as photocopying, preparing donor acknowledgements and mailings.|
|*||Support Executive Director with other special projects as needed.|
The Receptionist should ideally possess the following qualifications and personal attributes.
Education and Experience
|*||High school diploma.|
|*||5+ years’ experience as a receptionist or in administrative assistant role.|
|*||Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.|
|*||Experience with Microsoft Office (database experience preferred).|
|*||Knowledge of customer service principles and practices Key Competencies.|
|*||Strong verbal and written communication skills.|
|*||Professional personal presentation.|
|*||Strong customer service orientation.|
|*||Sensitive to the needs and context of clients in crisis.|
If you have any questions, please call 817-473-6650 ext. 218.
Under the direction of the Director of Operations, this position is responsible for performing a variety of bookkeeping and accounting duties including preparation and maintenance of financial records and reports for Wesley Mission Center (WMC).
This individual provides financial support to the Director of Operations through bookkeeping, payroll, banking and reporting services. The Finance Administrator maintains all necessary and appropriate records, files and processes to ensure the smooth and compliant financial operation of the organization, focusing on accuracy and transparency.
To apply for this position with the Wesley Mission Center, please email the application to: [email protected]. We will be taking applications for the current opening through July 29, 2016.
The following is a list of duties and responsibilities; however others may be assigned as necessary:
|*||Prepare and update General Ledger and supporting accounts within QuickBooks.|
|*||Prepare Accounts Payable files and process checks for signing and distribution.|
|*||Record all revenues including sales reconciliations from the thrift store, donations, grants and program participant fees.|
|*||Record all necessary financial transactions related to property management accounts.|
|*||Reconcile all accounts and prepare financial statements, including Balance Sheet, Revenue and Expenditure, Performance to Budget / Variance.|
|*||Maintain financial records and filing.|
|*||Follow up with WMC’s accounts payable invoices as needed Payroll.|
|*||Prepare semi-monthly payroll.|
|*||Maintain records for taxes Banking.|
|*||Make daily bank deposit.|
|*||Reconcile bank accounts monthly.|
|*||Reconciliation of Petty Cash account.|
|*||Monitor cash flow and cash management Reporting.|
|*||Prepare monthly and year-end Financial Statements as required by Executive Director and Board of Directors.|
|*||Prepare Grant reports.|
|*||Support the 990 filing process.|
|*||Support the audit process.|
The Finance Administrator should ideally possess the following qualifications and personal attributes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
|*||Strong computer skills, including QuickBooks and Excel.|
|*||Complete understanding of all accounting principles and standards for non-profit organizations.|
|*||Understanding of state and federal reporting standards for non-profit organizations in Texas.|
|*||Strong verbal and written communication skills.|
|*||Professional personal presentation.|
|*||Strong customer service orientation.|
|*||Degree or diploma in business or administration and certification in bookkeeping or financial management (example: QuickBooks Certification).|
|*||Minimum 5 years related experience, ideally with a non-profit organization.|
If you have any questions, please call 817-473-6650 ext. 218.
Wesley Mission Center featured in Mansfield Magazine Nonprofit Spotlight
Our executive director, Carmin MacMillan, was interviewed by Mansfield Magazine for a story in their Nonprofit Spotlight section. Carmin talked about the Center's mission and goals, and shared some things that people should know about Wesley Mission Center that may not be obvious at first glance.
Read the full story below.
Wesley Mission Center is on a Mission to Empower Self-Sufficiency
April 13, 2016, Published by Nick A on Mansfield Magazine
You may be familiar with The Wesley Mission Center because of it’s popular thrift store and boutique serving the MISD community. What you may not know, however, is that it all started as a garage sale during a United Methodist Church fundraiser in 1979. At the conclusion of the sale, the United Methodist Women opened up a classroom dedicated to the “store” for the unsold items, according to the Wesley Mission Center website.
From those humble beginnings, the church eventually built a dedicated store. “For 35 years the primary purpose of the mission center was to provide financial aid to families in crisis. In 2013, the center separately incorporated and formed its own 501c.3 nonprofit,” says the center’s executive director, Carmin Macmillan. “The mission statement became: 'Empowering People on their Journey to Self-Sufficiency and Wholeness'.” In addition to the thrift store the Mission Center provides a host of programs and training for those in need ranging from job training to lending, to teaching food literacy.
We caught up with Carmin MacMillan to learn more about what they’re doing for the community.
Mansfield Magazine: Tell us a little about your organization?
MacMillan: In 2015 we served more than 4300 North Texas residents through our services & programs. Clients come from diverse backgrounds. There are 112 languages spoken other than English in MISD. In 2014, 39% of students accessed free or reduced lunch, demonstrating a high percentage of economically disadvantaged families in our region. It's these families we serve most often.
MM: What are your goals for the organization and where do you see it heading? What sort of activities do you focus on?
MacMillan: Today we offer financial coaching, jobs skills training and women’s empowerment workshops. Our goals are: improved financial health, increased housing stability, supportive social networks, access to education – and greater hope for the future.
Residents in Mansfield ISD are our primary focus. We do not discriminate against community members on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.
Our services and programs are designed to help meet immediate needs for our community members, and develop plans towards goals for the future. When empowered, our clients and participants have the confidence and tools to move forward – as well as advocate for themselves and their family’s needs It is our vision to see the lives of 2,020 families by 2020.
MM: What's something people usually assume about what you do? What do people usually assume that's incorrect?
MacMillian: Often people think we only serve church members of First Methodist Church, or that we just help people with paying bills. We have a wide range of programs and services, and we want to support all of our MISD community in helping individuals and families achieve wholeness.
MM: What’s one of the most rewarding aspects of the group and your mission?
MacMillian: It's amazing to see people who have been through really tough situations...like leaving an abusive relationship, job loss, or serious illness who come to us feeling overwhelmed by life and we work them to help put pieces in place, which ultimately gives them a sense that the future is going to be better. When people share that they're lives are changed for the better, it's what motivates us every day.
MM: Are there any recent or upcoming changes that people should know about - resources, special events, related legislation, development etc.?
Macmillan: In 2015, we estimated up to 40% of our clients seeking financial aid were caught in a payday lending trap. Predatory lending practices are a huge problem in Tarrant County, one of the last that hasn't implemented legislation to restrict fees and interest rates.
It's heart breaking to hear stories from families who have re-paid 3 and 4 times more than the original loan amounts. To address the need for an alternative, we created the Unity Lending program to equip clients with resources and tools - to avoid predatory lending products and create longer-term financial stability. Unity Lending gives our community access to urgent financial help, and in some instances, a way to eliminate existing payday loans more quickly.
Clients meet with a financial coach who helps assess their situation holistically. After determining a loan amount & interest-free payment plan, the client sets monthly coaching meetings and receives practical tools for managing their finances.
We aim to cultivate savings behavior, and participants can also receive matched savings. We are exploring partnerships with Mansfield area banks to help clients with second chance banking products & reduced fees for new accounts.
In Unity Lending, clients recover a sense of dignity, self-efficacy and community belonging by knowing they’re paying back into a program to help a future neighbor in need.
We’re hoping to serve at least 250 different individuals this year (we've had 64 Unity Lending clients between Jan 1 - March 31, 2016). The average length of program participation is 4 months.
MM: Anything else we should know about the center & activities, how people can get involved etc?
MacMillan: The Mission Center purchased the Lee Center at Broad and Walnut Creek in February. We're excited to be moving later this year to a larger facility so that we can expand our services.
The new location is much more visible and a bit easier for clients to access. It's also just on the edge of Historic Downtown and we're excited to partner and look for ways to improve the 'curb appeal' along with participate in special events like Third Thursdays.
We're really excited about our 1st annual golf tournament happening April 28th! We've still got space for players and sponsorship opportunities. Anyone interested can contact Lindsey at [email protected] or 817-473-6650
Link to source article originally published on Mansfield Magazine.
The Wesley Mission Center needed a new home.
DeAnna Anderson, manager of the Wesley Mission thrift store, looks through one of the racks of clothes inside the crowded store.
Special to the News-Mirror
Since 1979, the center has served the community through emergency aid for those in need.
Located on the First United Methodist campus on the corner of Walnut Creek and Pleasant Ridge Drives, the center also operates as a thrift and second-hand store that provides affordable goods for people that have very little.
That involvement with community over the decades necessitated a move to a larger, more functional space. And this year, that need will be fulfilled.
Tentatively scheduled for August, the Wesley Mission Center will open its new doors at the Lee’s Center, near the northeast corner of Walnut Creek Drive and Broad Street. With a more functional space and approximately 800 more square feet than their old location, executive director Carmin MacMillan is excited for the move.
“The location is quite central for downtown Mansfield. We wanted to be at the heart of the city and more accessible for our clients and our program participants,” MacMillan said. “It’s something we have been looking forward to for awhile.”
The thrift store funds a wide range of community outreach for the center, including emergency aid. Part of the store funds are used to run some of the center’s programs, including job search help and the food pantry. Those programs will continue to run across Mansfield at various satellite locations as the move takes place.
“We don’t expect any or much down time during the move. Maybe lose a day at most,” Macmillan said. “Our programming — the financial empowerment and coaching — all of those things we do with our clients will be maintained at our current location and the satellite locations over the summer. And then we will be looking for space within that retail plaza to maybe lease spaces as they come up.”
The eventual goal of the center is to move all activities to Lee’s Center as funds become available.
Renovations for the new site will be provided by Grossman Design Build.
“The designs are almost complete. We are in the process right now of finalizing those,” said Terera Sherwood, member of the board of directors and former executive director for Wesley Mission Center. “This is something that has been a dream for some time and a prayer that this ministry would grow to some point that it has greater community impact.”
Ideas about the move have been circulating among the board members and directors for years. But as the old center started to lose some of its flexibility, the plans for a move started to pick up steam.
“This has been a vision of our board for some time. Our organization separately incorporated from First Methodist about three years ago and at that time the organization was really looking for an opportunity of growth,” MacMillan said. “Our current space isn’t all that prepared for an expansion, it started off initially as offices and then the retail space was added, and since then we have really exceeded our capacity for space and function.”
In addition to a new site, services to the community will be expanded. There will be new job program offerings and more financial aid education.
The impact the center has had on those in need in the community has been big over the years. And with this new center, the hope is that more services reach those in need.
“The idea that this is finally going to be a reality is finally sinking in. The vision for what this can look like is so exciting. Not just what this could look like immediately, but what it looks like the next five years, the next 10, the next 20. That’s where our heads are going,” Sherwood said. “What will this look like for the Mansfield community 20 years from now? We are excited to see what it will look like this next year, but the vision will always be looking forward as the community grows.”
Wesley Mission Center
First Annual Charity Golf Tournament
April 28, 2016
Lunch at 11:00 a.m.; Tee Time at 1:00 p.m.
Mansfield National Golf Club
3750 National Parkway
Mansfield, TX 76063
Save the date for the Wesley Mission Center's First Annual Charity Golf Tournament on April 28, 2016, at the Mansfield National Golf Club.
By partnering with the Wesley Mission Center, you are helping our mission of empowering people on their journey to self-sufficiency and wholeness. Join us as we work towards our vision of seeing the lives of 2020 families transformed by 2020.
Click here for registration and sponsorship information.
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- Wesley Mission Center Charity Golf Tournament: April 28, 2016