Walk With Me Coordinator

San Diego Rescue Mission
Published
October 26, 2021
Location
San Diego, CA, United States of America
Job Type
Salary
$20.00 - $23.00
Type of Pay
Hourly
Contact Name
Melissa Young
Contact Email
myoung@sdrescue.org

Description

Job Description

About the Church Partnership Team

The Church Partnership Team at the San Diego Rescue Mission is a high-energy, outward-focused team of individuals that sees our relationships with churches as a two-way partnership. We encourage pastors and their members to engage with the work God is doing to transform lives at the Mission (on multiple levels -- giving, serving, teaching, donating goods, etc.), while we help the churches educate their congregations on the homeless crisis and create opportunities for them to respond to Christ’s call for us to love, care for and guide those experiencing homelessness in our midst.

Individuals who apply for this position should enjoy a team atmosphere and have strong communications skills, but also be highly organized, detail-oriented, forward-thinking, creative, and able to successfully manage their own workload with ease. At the Rescue Mission we believe this is more than a job – rather it’s a calling to love our neighbors and those in need the way that Jesus would. The right person will have a strong calling to serve God, our vulnerable neighbors experiencing homelessness, and their community well.

About this Role

The Walk With Me Coordinator will be someone who is passionate about being part of God’s transformational work in the lives of those experiencing homelessness as well as those in the local church. We are looking for someone who is compassionate, overflowing in grace and able to relate authentically and effectively with individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and cultivate relationships and partnerships with ease. Walk With Me is new to the Rescue Mission, so initiative, flexibility, adaptability and strong research, data, and organizational skills to manage complex tasks with autonomy are important in this role. Much of the needs of this position are relational, outreach-focused, and data driven.

Essential Responsibilities

  • To coordinate and support the Walk With Me recruitment, training, and pairing process for Ambassadors (volunteers), Friends (volunteers), and Neighbors (experiencing homelessness, unstably housed, or newly housed).
  • To cultivate relationships with Friends, Neighbors, SDRM Programs, local service providers, and homeless ministries.
  • To foster relationships with Ambassadors and churches.
  • To provide administrative support and data management.
  • To coordinate key events and assist with marketing and promotional materials.
  • To represent our Mission, Vision and Values and continue to grow professionally and as a follower of Jesus Christ and spiritual leader.

 

Skills / Requirements

Experience:  Experience with individuals experiencing homelessness, various addiction challenges, mental illness and/or dual diagnosis (2 years is preferred). Nonprofit, ministry, and/or street outreach experience preferred. At least three years' experience in a professional setting preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of Microsoft 365 Suite with proficiency in Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Mailchimp. Outgoing, organized, creative, detail-oriented, fast learner, confident presenter, creative problem solver, strong writing skills, internet-savvy. Able to coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.

Education: Minimum BA Social Services, Psychology, Human Development, Ministry, or related field from an accredited institution (or commensurate experience).

Language: Bilingual preferred

Travel/Transportation: The incumbent must travel on a regular (or periodic) basis, as the job requires. The incumbent must have reliable transportation (public transportation may be acceptable depending on the purpose of travel). If the incumbent receives authorization to use a Mission vehicle to perform duties, he or she must present a current California driver’s license and good driving record to be placed on the Mission’s insurance policy.

Important Notes

This position is full time, eligible for benefits, employer pays 85% of medical, also included employer paid life/ADD and disability plan, vacation, 9 paid holidays, 3 personal days and sick pay.  Dental and vision available at additional cost, voluntary benefits for life/ADD and a 401K retirement plan with employer match.

No phone calls please.

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted. If attaching a cover letter please combine resume and letter in same pdf before uploading.

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