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Join Our Team

A career… and a calling!

Join the Rockford Rescue Mission team! You’ll be joining with others in a ministry that provides help and hope to change lives in Jesus’ name. It’s essential that all staff at RRM have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and subscribe to our Vision, Mission and Core Values.

We consider every position one of ministry and a vital and valued part of our team. Staff are encouraged and expected to share the Gospel as opportunities arise. Our workplace is unique and we are a ministry first and foremost. We respect the beliefs of all, but reserve and exercise our right to hire only those who share our faith convictions and beliefs.

We are looking for team members who….

  • Want to make a difference in our community
  • Are committed to inner-city mission ministry
  • Desire to passionately share God’s love with those in need
  • Are excited to develop relationships with donors and volunteers
  • Enjoy preparing and serving meals
  • Are dedicated to supporting men and women through life recovery
  • Seek to serve and lead by prayer and spiritual guidance

And above all, a heart to serve that allows RRM to continue pursuing God’s work!

While Rockford Rescue Mission staff take care of others in our community, RRM works to take care of our staff members so they can best carry out their roles and missions.

*Applications processed after all three sections are complete

Thank you for your interest in serving with us.

We’re glad you’re here to look at our current job opportunities! Rockford Rescue Mission is a nonprofit Christian ministry with the following job openings:
(click on links to apply to each position)

Chaplain (part-time)

Provide pastoral and spiritual guidance and care for the Mission’s staff, guests and residents.

Donor Relations Specialist (full-time or part-time)

Cultivate and solicit all assigned donors through stewardship strategies. Assist donors in achieving their stewardship goals. This will be accomplished through relationship building through various donor cultivation and planned giving strategies.

Volunteer Supervisor (full-time)

Manage, coordinate and be responsible for the volunteer program of Rockford Rescue Mission.

Facilities Associate (full-time or part-time)

Assist with the overall maintenance, repairs, and special projects of buildings and vehicles.

Custodian (full-time)

Assist with the overall maintenance, repairs, and special projects of buildings and vehicles.

Vocational Trainer (full-time or part-time)

Assist individuals to successfully prepare for, secure and thrive in career path-oriented employment. Conduct assessments to provide candidate insight and explore career path options. Teach candidates biblically-based perspective on employment, job search techniques and how to overcome barriers. In addition, provide coaching, encouragement, motivation and direction, as well as follow-up services. Assist the Aftercare Coach after employment to facilitate retention and continued growth within career paths. Interface with local businesses to build positive relationships and viable employment opportunities benefiting candidates and the Mission. Work collaboratively with the Works! Center team to develop, establish and operate a Vocational Training Program.

Food Services Supervisor (full-time)

Oversee and maintain the daily operations of the Rockford Rescue Mission culinary outlets, including Food Services, according to set policies, procedures and guidelines. Responsible for directing food and beverage ordering, intake and inventory. Ensure all food donations are accurately received and inventoried. Responsible for ensuring food is prepared and served in compliance with food safety and health department standards. Provide an excellent environment of hospitality through the delivery of outstanding customer service.

Cook (full-time or part-time)

Prepare and cook meals for residents, guests and community.

Stocker (part-time)

Manage incoming donations. Store food properly and in a timely manner. Keep the Receiving Area clean and organized. 

Driver (part-time)

Under the supervision and direction of the Food Services Supervisor, safely and courteously pick up donations from designated donors and deliver to RRM.

Men’s Life Recovery Coordinator (part-time)
Evening/night and/or weekend positions available

Oversee the overall physical, safety and spiritual needs of those residing in the Recovery Program during the night and early morning hours. Maintain a safe, non-threatening, drug- and alcohol-free environment. Assist Recovery Program staff in various clerical responsibilities. Be responsible for the security of the building housing complex.

Men’s Recovery Resident Advocate (full-time or part-time)

Case manage assigned residents by providing a comprehensive assessment that addresses the resident’s physical, emotional and spiritual health, support systems, educational needs and financial resources. Develop trusting relationships with residents to help them achieve set goals. Actively participate in the character growth and development of residents. Offer advocacy and referral services. Provide assistance, encouragement, motivation and spiritual direction. Monitor safety and security of residents, visitors and volunteers.

Men’s Crisis Coordinator (full-time or part-time)
Evening/night and/or weekend positions available

Minister to the spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the homeless individuals seeking emergency shelter. Implement program policies and procedures. Provide assistance, encouragement, motivation and direction to all crisis guests. Monitor safety and security of Men’s Crisis guests, visitors and volunteers. Maintain a non-threatening, drug- and alcohol-free environment.

Men’s Crisis Guest Advocate (part-time)

Provide assistance, encouragement, motivation and direction for all Crisis guests. Monitor safety and security of Crisis guests, visitors and volunteers. Maintain a non-threatening, drug- and alcohol-free environment. Case manage all guests. Be actively involved in the character growth and development of the men in the Crisis Program.

Women’s Life Recovery Coordinator (full-time or part-time)
Evening/night and/or weekend positions available

Oversee the overall physical, safety and spiritual needs of those residing in the Recovery Program during the night and early morning hours. Maintain a safe, non-threatening, drug- and alcohol-free environment. Assist Recovery Program staff in various clerical responsibilities. Be responsible for the security of the complex.

Women’s Crisis Guest Advocate (full-time or part-time)

Provide assistance, encouragement, motivation and direction for all Crisis guests. Monitor safety and security of Crisis guests, visitors and volunteers. Maintain a non-threatening drug and alcohol-free environment. Case manage all guests. Be actively involved in the character growth and development of the women in the Crisis Program.

Women’s Crisis Coordinator (full-time or part-time)
Evening/night and/or weekend positions available

Minister to the spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of the homeless individuals seeking emergency shelter. Implement program policies and procedures. Provide assistance, encouragement, motivation and direction to all Crisis guests. Monitor safety and security of Women’s Crisis guests, visitors and volunteers. Maintain a non-threatening, drug- and alcohol-free environment.

Thrift Store Processor (full-time or part-time)

Remove all donations from vehicles. Give great customer service. Complete receipts for donations as needed. Prepare all merchandise for the sales floor. Indoor and outdoor working environment. Exposure to dust and other elements. Use of heavy equipment. Continual standing and moving on hard-surface floor.

Thrift Store Associate/Cashier (part-time)

Check out customers in an efficient and Christlike manner. Assist in the preparation of cash register drawers. Maintain the appearance of the sales floor by ensuring the continual maintenance of all areas. Such maintenance includes replacing/rearranging merchandise throughout the day. Assist with timely transition from season to season and in pricing merchandise. Dress windows to attract customers and reflect the seasons.

The above ministry positions are available at Rockford Rescue Mission.
If you are interested, please apply above or call 815-965-5332 to request an application packet.

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