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It's more than a job, it's a calling!

Thank you for your interest in serving with us.


We are privileged to serve, in Jesus’ name, the hurting in our community and to offer the hope that only Christ can give.  Our workplace is unique and we are a ministry first and foremost.  We respect the time and beliefs of all but reserve and exercise our right to hire only those who share our same faith convictions and beliefs.


Before you apply with us, please read our Hiring Process and Statement of Purpose & Expectations listed below to determine if employment with us is a good fit.  If you believe it is, please complete our Application and General Questionnaire. When done, please save your completed application, then email it as an attachment to:


Should we have further interest, we will contact you by phone or email.

Thank you again for your interest. We wish you the best in your employment search!

Current Employment Opportunities

Rockford Rescue Mission, a non-profit Christian organization, has the following ministry employment opportunities available.



Donor Systems Associate (part-time)

Assist in processing and acknowledgement of contributions on a daily basis. Update the donor database and mailing list. Prepare analytical reports using the database (Raiser’s Edge) software.




Café Associate (1 full-time or 2 part-time)

Assist with food and beverage preparation and ensure that the customer receives a superior product and friendly service.  Maintain cleanliness of café and complete housekeeping duties. Adhere to proper food handling procedures.




Facilities Assistant (part-time)

Assist with special facilities projects and overall maintenance including grounds, HVAC systems and vehicle repair.




Cook (full-time, part-time)

Prepare and cook meals for Mission food service programs. Maintain cleanliness and organization in the kitchen and surrounding food service areas.




Men’s Life Recovery Aftercare Coach (part-time)

Oversee an effective Aftercare Program for both former Life Recovery residents and for current Stage 4 residents that upholds the Program standards and positive outcomes.


Men’s Life Recovery Weekend Coordinator (part-time)


Men’s Crisis Weekend/Evening Coordinator (2 part-time)

Minister to the spiritual, social, emotional, mental and physical needs of homeless individuals.  Oversee the safety and security of all residents, visitors and volunteers within the RRM facility.  Maintain a non-threatening, drug- and alcohol-free environment.



Floor Associate/Cashier (part-time)

Provide exemplary customer service. Greet and assist customers. Maintain the appearance of the sales floor by replacing or rearranging merchandise throughout the day, ensuring displays are neat and shopper friendly, and assisting with seasonal changes of merchandise.




Women’s Crisis Guest Advocate (part-time)

Meet with residents and guests to discuss guidelines, daily procedures, problems and program needs.  Act as an advocate for clients when needed. Advise and schedule classes.  Provide assistance, encouragement, motivation and direction to residents and guests.


Women’s Crisis Evening Coordinator (full-time)

Minister to the spiritual, social, emotional, mental and physical needs of Crisis guests. Oversee the safety and security of all residents, visitors and volunteers within the RRM facility. Maintain a non-threatening, drug- and alcohol-free environment.




Career Specialist (part-time)

Assist individuals to successfully prepare, secure and thrive in career path employment. Conduct assessments and follow-up services. Provide coaching, encouragement, motivation and direction.


The above ministry positions are available at Rockford Rescue Mission. If you are interested, please request an application at 715 W. State Street, Rockford, IL between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or apply above.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Numerous volunteer opportunities also are available at the Mission. If you would like to be involved with our Volunteer Ministry, please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 815-316-4151.

MISSION STATEMENT: Rockford Rescue Mission shares hope and help in Jesus’ name to move people from homelessness and despair toward personal and spiritual wholeness.