Family Services Managers are needed to provide program services and to manage program operations during the weekends, holidays, and weekday shifts. Family Services Managers are critical by allowing RMHC-UM to provide caring and compassionate services.


Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest in partnership with our community, provides a comfortable and caring home-away-from-home that supports keeping families together and reduces stress during a child's serious illness. RMHC-UM operates five locations in Minnesota---four in the Twin Cities and one in Duluth serving over 6,700 families a year, providing 76 overnight rooms, meals and activities for families with kids facing a medical crisis.

Job Summary

Family Services Manager&rsquos play a vital role in continuing our mission of providing a welcoming and comforting environment for families who are in midst of a healthcare crisis. Family Services Managers are needed to provide program services and to manage program operations during the weekends, holidays, and weekday shifts. Family Services Managers are critical by allowing RMHC-UM to provide caring and compassionate services 365 days a year.

Primary Responsibilities

Guest/Program Management

  • Work closely with the Program staff to maintain smooth operation of facilities including safety and security, inventory management and general maintenance. Maintain space upkeep, assuring community, family rooms and common spaces are inviting, comfortable and functional
  • Apply guidelines to determining eligibility, communicates with hospital staff, family registration and management of family issues
  • Provide oversight of the cleaning to ensure it is maintained to defined standards of cleanliness and maintenance. Work with volunteers, facilities and cleaning staff to ensure common space and guest room turnovers are efficient and complete
  • Frequently communicates and exchanges information both written and verbally with families, volunteers, and hospital staff
  • Work closely with manager and other team members to accurately record and track usage of the program by families and volunteer hours

Support Volunteers and Cooks for Kids (CFK) Program

  • Greet, tour, educate and provide task management to volunteers about program services to ensure they have a positive experience while providing services to RMHC
  • Arrange/prepare the meal if a Cooks For Kids volunteer group is not scheduled or does not arrive
  • In cooperation with the Managers discretion, assistance in the determination of daily food planning, preparation and serving

Expected Hours of Work

This is a part time occasional position averaging less than 20 hours per week. Shifts are primarily weekend days and evenings, holidays and occasionally weekday shifts. Family Services Managers shifts during a typical non-holiday week are:

Fridays 4:00pm-11:00pm

Saturdays 7:00am-3:00pm and 3:00pm-11:00pm

Sundays 7:00am-3:00pm and 3:00pm-11:00pm

Family Services Managers must be available and able to commit to working a minimum of three shifts a month, two holiday shifts a year and also able to respond to on call requests for coverage needs.

Work Environment

Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest operates programs within three local pediatric hospitals in Minneapolis and St. Paul and one in Duluth, MN. Programs provide services to families who have children receiving treatment in the hospital.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Associate degree preferred, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Experience working in a nonprofit organization and management of volunteers preferred
  • High tolerance for multi-tasking and interruption
  • Ability to resolve interpersonal conflicts and determine needed components of risk management
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment such as a phone, copy machine and computer printer
  • Experience with or ability to learn software
  • Operates as a team player and able to work effectively with all employees and constituents of RMHC-UM

Competencies and Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality according to HIPAA and other relevant privacy regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and persevere through difficult situations
  • Willingness to get involved in the details, hands on, team player who will pitch in where/when needed
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Ability to work in a fluid environment with unexpected variations throughout the workday
  • Ability to manage details, organize and prioritize tasks
  • Compassion, kindness, and the ability to work with families facing a health crisis or loss of a child

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently load and unload carts, stock shelves, strip beds and remove laundry, make beds and take out trash weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Perform cleaning tasks such as sanitizing, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping and general House cleaning duties when needed
  • Move about to provide tours to families, volunteers, donors and hospital partners
  • Wear a mask onsite, wash hands frequently, monitor body temperature and risk of illness each day

Major Challenges

  • Maintaining professional boundaries, confidentiality, and self-care in an emotionally difficult position
  • As an onsite employee, limit potential exposure to COVID-19

Other Duties

This job description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job, and it may change at any time with or without notice

  • Account EMail:
  • Open: Tue, Sep 21st 2021
  • Close: Sat, Nov 20th 2021
  • Location: 503 East 3rd Street, 4th Floor Duluth, US. 55805
  • Job ID: 3714
  • Eduction: High School

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