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 Purpose and Statement of Faith links below, to determine if employment with us is a good fit for you.  If you believe it is, please complete our Application and General Questionnaire, and also sign and submit the Statement of Purpose and Statement of Faith.

 

When you’re done filling out each document, 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

Receptionist (part time/mornings)

Objective: To make every person who comes into contact with Rockford Rescue Mission either by telephone or in person to feel welcomed, encouraged and served in a Christlike manner. Indoor office environment which requires sitting at a desk while answering phone and door 90% of the time. Computer work required. May require some lifting and moving of equipment and supplies. Requires ability to deal with general public as well as occasionally diffuse difficult situations.

 

FACILITIES

Facilities Assistant (full-time, part-time)

Assist with the overall maintenance, repairs, and special projects of facilities and vehicles. Maintain all Mission facilities. Assist in lawn care and snow removal. Ensure that the Mission properties are clean and free of litter and debris. Address emergency situations and support special events.

 

FOOD SERVICE

Cook (full-time, part-time)

Prepare and cook meals in batch quantities for Mission food service programs. Maintain cleanliness and organization in the kitchen and surrounding food service areas. Adhere to Health Department regulations.

 

Driver (part-time)

Safely and courteously pick up donations from designated donors and deliver to RRM.  Determine whether a donation can be accepted and communicate to each donor. Assist in loading and loading of goods and donations. Operate Mission vehicles in a safe manner at all times, complying with laws and policies.

 

Food Service Supervisor (full-time)

Oversee and maintain the daily operations of the Rockford Rescue Mission 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.

 

MEN’S PROGRAMS

Men’s Life Recovery Evening/Weekend 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. Guide resident activities. Utilize program principles and procedures in a spirit of compassion and respect. Demonstrate non-threatening, conflict resolution and de-escalation skills. Assist in the growth and development of residents of the program.

 

Men’s Crisis Evening/Weekend Coordinator (full-time, 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.  Oversee the registering and checking-in of Crisis guests.

 

NETTIE’S MERCANTILE

Baker (part-time)

Prepare a wide variety of goods such as cookies and desserts. Create new and exciting desserts to renew our menus and engage the interest of customers. Monitor stocks for baking ingredients such as flour, sugar, etc. and make appropriate orders within budget. Check quality of material and condition of equipment and devices used for cooking. Maintain a lean and orderly cooking station and adhere to health and safety standards.

 

Floor Associate (part-time)

Assist customers in an efficient and Christlike manner. Maintain the appearance of the sales floor, including replacing/rearranging merchandise throughout the day and arranging displays in a neat, shopper-friendly way. Provide friendly customer transactions and excellent customer service. Aid in the pricing of merchandise. Dress windows to attract customers and reflect the seasons.

 

THRIFT STORE

Driver (full-time)

Safely and courteously pick up donations from designated donors and deliver to RRM.  Determine whether a donation can be accepted and communicate to each donor. Assist in the loading and loading of goods and donations. Operate Mission vehicles in a safe manner at all times, complying with laws and policies.

 

WOMEN’S PROGRAMS

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

Oversee the Women’s Life Recovery Program during evening or 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 Guest Advocate (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.

 

Women’s Crisis Evening/Weekend Coordinator (full-time, part-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 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)

 

RETIREMENT

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match

 

VACATION, HOLIDAYS, AND MISSION TRIPS

  • 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

 

OTHER BENEFITS

  • 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

 

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.