Join Our Team

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 faith convictions and beliefs.

 

Before you apply with us, please read our Statement of Faith, Purpose & Expectations below, to determine if employment with us is a good fit for you.  If you believe it is, then please complete all three steps: 1) the Application, 2) the General Questionnaire and 3) sign the Statement of Faith, Purpose & Expectations.

 

When you’re done filling out each of the three documents, please click Submit. Should we have further interest, we will contact you.

 

Questions? Email hr@rockfordrescuemission.org.

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:

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Executive Administrative Assistant (full-time)

Provide confidential executive administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer, Development Department and Leadership Team in alignment with RRM’s mission, values and goals. Organize and coordinate appointments for external relations efforts. Manage development operations and complete project-based work.

 

Chaplain (part-time)

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

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

Donor Relations Specialist (full-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.

 

Donor Systems Coordinator (full-time)

Assist with donor tracking and data input for annual giving, end-of-year giving and special appeals. Assist in operation of systems and processes for regular, meaningful acknowledgement and recognition of donors. Regularly work with confidential information.

 

FACILITIES

 

Facilities Associate (part-time)

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

 

WORKS! CENTER

 

Career Specialist/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 to 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 path. 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

 

Food Services Supervisor (full-time)

Oversee and maintain the daily operations of the Rockford Rescue Mission culinary outlets, including Food Services and Nettie’s, according to policies, procedures and guidelines. Responsible for directing food and beverage ordering, intake and inventory. Ensure all food donations are accurately received and inventoried. Ensure that 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 PROGRAMS

 

Men’s Life Recovery After Care Coach (part-time)

Create, implement and manage an effective Aftercare Program for former Life Recovery residents. Create, implement and manage an Alumni Association for all former residents who desire to participate. Promote investment in the Mission through volunteer service and financial support.

 

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 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 PROGRAMS

 

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

Create, implement and manage an effective Aftercare Program for former Life Recovery residents. Create, implement and manage an Alumni Association for all former residents who desire to participate. Promote investment in the Mission through volunteer service and financial support.

 

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

Case manage assigned residents by providing a comprehensive assessment that addresses residents’ physical, emotional and spiritual health; support systems; 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. Offer advocacy and referral services. Provide assistance, encouragement, motivation and spiritual direction. Monitor safety and security of residents, visitors and volunteers.

 

Women’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 complex.

 

Women’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 women in the Crisis Program.

 

Women’s Crisis Coordinator (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

 

Thrift Store Processor/Donation Door (full-time)

Remove 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. Potential congested work area depending on volume of donations. Use of heavy equipment. Continual standing and moving on hard-surface floor.

 

Driver (full-time)

Drive the vehicle for the pick-up service of Thrift Store, as well as be responsible for donations received through this service.

 

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 insuring the continual maintenance of all areas. Such maintenance includes replacing/rearranging merchandise throughout the day to ensure everything is in the proper place and displayed in a neat, shopper-friendly way. Assist with timely transition from season to season and in the pricing of 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.

INSURANCE AND BENEFITS

 

COMPENSATION

  • Social Security and Medicare Match

 

HEALTH

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

 

RETIREMENT

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match

 

VACATION, HOLIDAYS, AND MISSION TRIPS

  • 9 Paid Holidays Plus Birthday and Work Anniversary
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Time Off for Mission Trip (After 5 Years of Service)

 

OTHER BENEFITS

  • Clinical Care and Health Screenings
  • Fitness Room
  • Free Meals
  • Health/Wellness Coaching
  • Pastoral and Spiritual Care
  • Thrift Store Discount

 

TRAINING

  • 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.