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 Rockford Rescue Mission’s mission, values and goals. Organize and coordinate appointments for external relations efforts. Manage development operations and complete project-based work.

 

Accountant – entry level (full-time)

Assist the Finance Director with accounting duties with an eagerness to learn new responsibilities and demonstrate accounting skills while communicating effectively (orally and written), working hard and being reliable.

 

Chaplain (part-time)

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

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

Community Impact Coordinator (full-time)

Represent the Mission at churches, community events and local businesses; organize and lead tours of the Mission; assist with fundraising and build community engagement.

 

FACILITIES

 

Facilities Associate (full-time and part-time)

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

 

FOOD SERVICES

 

Cook (full-time and 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.

 

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 Crisis Coordinator (full-time and part-time)

Evening/night and/or weekend positions available

Minister to the spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of 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 Life Recovery Coordinator (full-time and 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.

 

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 set and 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 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 (full-time and part-time)

Evening/night and/or weekend positions available

Minister to the spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of 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.

 

Women’s Life Recovery Coordinator (full-time and 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.

 

WORKS! CENTER

 

Instructor (full-time and part-time)

Implement Works! Center policies and procedures. Assess new residents after the 30-day orientation period. Test and evaluate student performance. Monitor student activities. Maintain student records, all related files and paperwork. Motivate students to perform to the best of their abilities. Effectively explain educational concepts to students. Additional related duties as assigned.

 

Career Specialist/Vocational Trainer (full-time)

Help individuals 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.

 

NETTIE’S MERCANTILE

 

Nettie’s Lead Associate (part-time)

Assist with retail operations, provide exemplary customer service and perform housekeeping duties.

 

THRIFT STORE

 

Thrift Store Processor (part-time)

Prepare merchandise for the sales 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 & 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)

 

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.