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


Receptionist (part-time)

Ensure that every person who comes into contact with Rockford Rescue Mission either by telephone or in person is welcomed, encouraged and served in a Christ-like manner. Answer phone, determine the nature of the call and transfer or relay the information to the appropriate department. Monitor the front door and direct visitors according to need. Assist in mailings. Complete other secretarial duties. Maintain confidentiality.





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.





Clinic Coordinator (part-time)

Greet patients and visitors to Hope Clinic. Treat patients and visitors in a friendly, welcoming and compassionate manner. Update necessary records. File and organize patient documentation. Maintain confidentiality of all patient records.





Volunteer Coordinator (full-time)

Manage, coordinate and lead the volunteer program of Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries. Participate in volunteer recruitment through events and speaking engagements.





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/Evening Coordinator (full-time, part-time)

Minister to the social, emotional, mental and physical needs of all Recovery Program clients. Oversee the safety and security of residents, clients, visitors and volunteers within the RRM facility. Guide resident activities. Utilize program principles and procedures in a spirit of compassion and respect. Demonstrate non-threatening conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.


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 guests, 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.


Processing Associate (part-time)

Prepare and sort merchandise for the sales floor. Inspect clothing donations for cleanliness and style. Test appliances and electronics to ensure good, working condition. Determine the retail value of items. Price, size and tag merchandise.





Women’s Life Recovery Resident Advocate (full-time)

Provide case management by addressing resident’s physical, emotional and spiritual health, educational needs and financial resources. Develop trusting relationships with residents to help them achieve goals. Actively participate in the character growth and development of residents and offer advocacy and referral services.


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

Oversee the Women’s Life Recovery Program during weekend hours. Supervise and coordinate resident activity and in-house assignments. Ensure the safety and security of residents, visitors and volunteers. Assist in the transportation of Recovery Program clients with outside appointments and events.


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.



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.




  • Social Security and Medicare Match



  • Healthcare Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)



  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match



  • 9 Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Birthday Off with Pay
  • 1 Paid Day for Spiritual Renewal
  • Paid Time Off to Participate in a Mission Trip, After 5 Years of Service



  • Clinical Care and Health Screenings
  • Fitness Room
  • Free Meals
  • Health/Wellness Coaching
  • Hepatitis B Immunization – $100 Contribution
  • Klehm Arboretum Membership
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care
  • Thrift Store Discount
  • TB Testing



  • Educational Opportunities (In-Services, Seminars, Conferences)
  • CPR Training

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.