Careers

Working at Denver Rescue Mission

As a faith-based, charitable non-profit organization, we are committed to providing emergency services as well as rehabilitative and transitional programs to individuals and families experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community.

Since 1892, we've been changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens.

Every position at the Mission is an opportunity for ministry and is vital to the fulfillment of our mission.

All employees are responsible to uphold the policies set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by our Statement of Faith and Ministry Principles.

Employee Benefits

Health

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
  • Lifetime membership with Alliant Credit Union
  • Dental coverage options
  • Employer paid term life insurance and long-term disability
  • Optional accident, disability, and medical bridge coverage

Retirement

  • 401(k) retirement plan with Safe Harbor 100% employer match up to 5%*

Vacation, Holidays and Mission Trips

  • 9 paid holidays per year including birthday off with pay
  • Generous paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid Mission trip benefit after 5 years of service
  • 1 paid day off for spiritual refreshment

Family and Education

  • Child adoption at $1,000 per child
  • Tuition reimbursement benefit at $1,000 per year

Rewards

  • $25 gift card to every staff member on their annual anniversary date
  • Celebrate hallmark anniversaries (5/10/15/20 years) with progressive rewards

Available Positions

Cook

Denver Rescue Mission is seeking a Cook to work full-time at The Crossing Location. This position is responsible for all Crossing facility kitchen operations and activities. This includes the overall operation of the kitchen and specifically involves inventory management, kitchen staff management, meal service preparation, health code standards, cleanliness, staff and menu schedules and special events.

For the full job description, please click here.

Donation Processing Clerk - Seasonal

Denver Rescue Mission is seeking a Seasonal Donation Processing Clerk. The purpose of the Seasonal Donation Processing Clerk position is to open and analyze mail when assigned by the DPS. Verifies scanned documents: checking names, addresses and donation amount. Set up new donor accounts into database. Runs the folder/inserter machine, as needed. Runs postage meter, as needed. Assist the DPS with other projects in the Data Processing Department. Everyone deserves a holiday season filled with joy, peace and countless blessings. Every year, we rely on our giving community to help provide those blessings to the families in our programs. At the Denver Rescue Mission you will have an opportunity to be part of the tremendous generosity of our community.

 

Qualifications:
  • Ability to type 40 wpm accurately.
  • Knowledge and previous experience working in a sophisticated data entry system.
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in a confined space.
  • Willingness to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Committed to work from mid-September through early-January
  • Ability to sign the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith with strong Christian values.

 

Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to “changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens” for 124 years. We consider every position one of ministry and vital to the fulfillment of our mission. All employees are responsible to uphold the policies as set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of the Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by, the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith.

 

Interested applicants should go to our website www.denverrescuemission.org/Careers to view our Statement of Faith & Ministry Mission Principles. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and pay will be $12.00 per hour for this position. to Jennjann+7ode7jy81qcqhi8pwmlt@boards.trello.com

 

For the full job description, please click here

Garden Supervisor - Harvest Farm

Denver Rescue Mission is seeking a Garden Supervisor. The Garden Supervisor is a full-time exempt position is responsible for the overall daily operations, coordination, and supervision of garden activities at Harvest Farm. Work Therapy Program

  • Be a role model of a proactive, committed, diligent work ethic.
  •  Diligently use the Disciplinary Policy and Procedure as it is stated in the NLP Handbook.
  •  Assign, train, and supervise the work duties of assigned program participants.
  •  Work in conjunction with the participant’s chaplain to maintain a healthy spiritual environment and ministry focus in all work assignments and interactions.
  •  Use work projects as a tool for shaping work skills and work ethic in residents.
  •  Evaluate the attitudes and performance of all program participants assigned to your work crew by completing weekly participant evaluations and attending the weekly participant review meetings.
  •  Coordinate and supervise volunteers and guests assigned to departmental work projects.
  •  Uphold the policies and procedures of the New Life Program as detailed in the Resident Handbook. When in doubt regarding program related issues consult the Operations and Facilities Manager.
  • Gardening
  •  Implement and oversee the garden program in coordination with the Operations and Facilities Manager and Director.
  •  Preserve soil tilth, including long term fertility, weed pressure, composition, and arability.
  •  Oversee garden planting, cultivation, harvest, and produce distribution.
  •  Oversee orchard care, harvest, and distribution of yield.
  •  Coordinate with the Agriculture Supervisor on compost creation, irrigation, and field produce.
  •  Monitor the maintenance needs of garden tools including tillers, tractors, greenhouses, and farming implements.
  •  Coordinate with the Kitchen Supervisor on produce needs in the kitchen.

Agricultural Ties to the Community

  •  Implement and oversee agricultural ties and obligations to the community in coordination with the Operations and Facilities Manager.
  • Preserve the shape and priority of program goals within ag./community connections.
  • Coordinate with the Agriculture Supervisor and Livestock Coordinator on crop and livestock products.
  • Coordinate with the Events Manager on agricultural facets of Harvest Farm events, including the Fall Festival and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
  • Oversee educational aspects of farm events.

Administrative

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled and needed agricultural related meetings.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Harvest Farm Agricultural budget in conjunction with the Agriculture Supervisor, Operations and Facilities Manager and Director.
  • Maintain accurate weekly or monthly records and reports. Submit required reports to the Operations and Facilities Manager.
  • Pick up, record and give gratitude of all garden related donations.
  • Assist in the planning of, and participate in, Harvest Farm special events (Farm Days, tours, work days, fun days, All Mission Picnic etc.) and community functions (parades, holidays, etc.) as directed by the Operations and Facilities Manager.
  • Submit a weekly status report by the end of the week to the Operations and Facilities Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Operations and Facilities Manager and/or Director.

Qualifications

  • BA degree in Horticulture or related field combined with practical experience in gardening.
  • A flexible schedule for completing time sensitive duties and willingness to be on call for agriculture related emergencies.
  • Supervisory experience with good interpersonal, teaching, and communication skills necessary.
  • Strong Christian ethic with ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational and religious backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of basic mechanics, machinery repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Windows applications, spreadsheet and database use.

Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to “changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens” for 124 years. We consider every position one of ministry and vital to the fulfillment of our mission. All employees are responsible to uphold the policies as set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of the Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by, the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith. Interested applicants should go to our website www.denverrescuemission.org and review our Statement of Faith and Ministry Mission Principles. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and pay requirements to jennjann+7ode7jy81qcqhi8pwmlt@boards.trello.com.

For the full job description, please click here.

Harvest Farm Fall - Festival Assistant

Denver Rescue Mission at the Harvest Farm is seeking a Harvest Festival Assistant. Located in Wellington, Harvest Farm is a 209-acre working farm and rehabilitation center for men seeking to break cycles of addiction and homelessness. It is under the umbrella of Denver Rescue Mission (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) and is a Christian-based program where up to 72 men participate in the New Life Program with the goal of returning to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. Every autumn, Harvest Farm hosts the Fall Festival & Corn Maze, which is open to the public each weekend of October. Attractions include a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, petting zoo, hay wagon rides, and more. The Fall Festival serves as a fundraiser to support the program as well as offers the community an opportunity to learn about the services Harvest Farm provides. Summary of Position:

  • In advance of the festival, responsible for assisting with distribution of marketing materials, preparing festival grounds/attractions and other duties, as assigned\
  • During the event, responsible for overseeing cashiers working in three different areas of the festival (admission gate, merchandise, and concessions). Festival Assistant will work alongside the Fall Festival Manager, assisting with money related activities and general operations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • September Work Hours:
    • Available to work 32 hours on weekdays through the month of September; hours are flexible and can be completed Monday – Friday
  • October Work Hours:
    • The Fall Festival runs during every weekend of October 1st - October 30th; must be able to work each weekend, Friday - Sunday
  •  Festival Hours of operation:
    •  Fridays from 10 am – 8 pm
    • Saturdays from 10 am – 8 pm
    • Sundays from 12 pm – 6 pm
  •  Available to work a majority of the following hours in month of October:
    • Fridays and Saturdays: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Sundays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  •  Must be able to attend a training session during the week of September 19th
  •  Genuine customer service orientation (with the public and program participants)
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Highly accountable and trustworthy
  •  Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and willingness to fulfil obligations
  •  Must have reliable transportation
  •  Previous administrative experience preferred
  •  Previous cash handling experience preferred
  •  Genuine customer service orientation (with the public and program participants)
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills
  •  Highly accountable and trustworthy

Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to “changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens” for 124 years. We consider every position one of ministry and vital to the fulfillment of our mission. All employees are responsible to uphold the policies as set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of the Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by, the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith.

Interested applicants should go to our website www.denverrescuemission.org/careers and click on the employment page where our Statement of Faith may be viewed. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and Pay will start at $13.00/hour to jennjann+7ode7jy81qcqhi8pwmlt@boards.trello.com (Please copy and paste the link)

For the full job description, please click here.

Harvest Farm Part-Time Cashiers

Denver Rescue Mission at the Harvest Farm is seeking a Part-Time Harvest Farm Cashiers. Located in Wellington, Harvest Farm is a 209-acre working farm and rehabilitation center for men seeking to break cycles of addiction and homelessness. It is under the umbrella of Denver Rescue Mission (a 501(c)(3) non-profit) and is a Christian-based program where up to 72 men participate in the New Life Program with the goal of returning to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. Every autumn, Harvest Farm hosts the Fall Festival & Corn Maze, which is open to the public each weekend of October. Attractions include a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, petting zoo, hay wagon rides, and more. The Fall Festival serves as a fundraiser to support the program as well as offers the community an opportunity to learn about the services Harvest Farm provides. Summary of Position: Located in three different areas of the festival (admission gate, merchandise, and concessions), cashiers are responsible for processing all sales transactions. Cashiers will ring in sales using a cash register, accept payment, dispense correct change, and reconcile drawer at end of shift. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to work varied hours/days
    • The Fall Festival runs during the weekends from October 1st - October 30th
  • Hours of operation:
    • Fridays from 10 am – 8 pm
    • Saturdays from 10 am – 8 pm
    • Sundays from noon – 6 pm
  • Cashier shifts:
    • Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm and 3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Sundays: 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
  • There is no guarantee regarding the number of shifts that you’ll be scheduled to work per weekend; however, you can expect to work 2-3 per weekend
  • Must be able to attend a training session during the week of September 19th
  • Genuine customer service orientation (with the public and program participants)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly accountable and trustworthy
  • Job requires being reliable, responsible, dependable, and willingness to fulfil obligations
  • Must have reliable transportation

Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to “changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens” for 124 years. We consider every position one of ministry and vital to the fulfillment of our mission. All employees are responsible to uphold the policies as set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of the Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by, the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith. Interested applicants should go to our website www.denverrescuemission.org/careers and click on the employment page where our Statement of Faith may be viewed. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and Pay will start at $11.00/hour to jennjann+7ode7jy81qcqhi8pwmlt@boards.trello.com (Please copy and paste the link)

For the full job description, please click here.

Major Gifts Officer

Denver Rescue Mission is seeking a Major Gifts Officer. The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for the Managing a portfolio of approximately 150 donor accounts, meeting performance expectations for productivity, quality and timeliness of work. Carries out all donor/prospect gift cycle actions, including identification, qualification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, closure and acknowledgement. Determines individual goals for each donor on caseload, based on giving history and the organization’s knowledge of the donor’s passions and potential. Develops a strategic plan for each donor, which serves as a foundational communication, marketing, and engagement blueprint. Actively participates in team meetings, providing status updates, offering ideas and sharing solutions. Collaborates with DRM’s programs, finance and communications staff to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and creates relevant offers and proposals for donors. When necessary, speaks to various community audiences regarding Denver Rescue Mission’s purpose, programs and services.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree with 3 years of experience in major gifts fundraising;
  • Self-starter with exceptional organization skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in an efficient manner to meet timelines;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills;
  • Analytical and strategic, able to evaluate complex data and plan accordingly;
  • Creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated professional with a positive attitude and strong work ethic;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, adhere to deadlines and work well under pressure, both independently and as part of a team;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite particularly Word and Excel and in donor databases; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge a plus;
  • A heart to serve those experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to “changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens” for 124 years. We consider every position one of ministry and vital to the fulfillment of our mission. All employees are responsible to uphold the policies as set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of the Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by, the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith.

 

Interested applicants should go to our website www.denverrescuemission.org/Careers and click on the employment page where our Statement of Faith and Mission Ministry Principals may be viewed. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and pay requirements to jennjann+7ode7jy81qcqhi8pwmlt@boards.trello.com. For the full job description, please click here

Part-Time Facility Assistant, The Crossing

Denver Rescue Mission at the Lawrence Street Community Center is seeking a Part-Time Facility Assistant. The Facility Assistant ensures the safety and security of shelter, program participants and outside guests. We are looking for an individual who is able to approach this position with a loving and ministerial heart, and able to hold guests and program participants accountable to the rules, policies and procedures. The Facility Assistants must be able to handle conflict professionally and respectfully and maintain composure, and Christ-like manner at all times even under stressful conditions while working as the only staff member on duty. The position will have some flexibility in hours. Must have a heart to serve the needy in a Christian environment.

For the full job description, please click here.

Full-Time Facility Assistant (FA), Lawrence Street Community Center

Denver Rescue Mission at the Lawrence Street Community Center is seeking a Full-Time Facility Assistant. The Facility Assistant ensures the safety and security of shelter, program participants and outside guests. We are looking for an individual who is able to approach this position with a loving and ministerial heart, and able to hold guests and program participants accountable to the rules, policies and procedures. The Facility Assistants must be able to handle conflict professionally and respectfully and maintain composure, and Christ-like manner at all times even under stressful conditions while working as the only staff member on duty. The position will have some flexibility in hours. Must have a heart to serve the needy in a Christian environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least one year of relevant experience. 2. Strong communication skills both written and orally. 3. Flexibility with hours changing to accommodate the needs of the Community Center (Wednesday - Sunday 1:30pm – 10:00pm). 4. Compelled and motivated to provide ministerial assistance to those we serve. 5. Ability to hold appropriate and Biblical boundaries and accountability with those we serve. 6. Ability to resolve conflict Biblically, professionally and respectfully while maintaining composure under pressure. 7. Strong Christian ethic with ability to work with people of diverse cultural, educational, and religious backgrounds. 8. Ability to read, remember and follow precise policies and procedures. 9. Basic working knowledge of Windows software applications and ability to learn SCRIBE system. NOTE: A limited amount of local work related travel may be required. Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to “changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens” for 124 years. We consider every position one of ministry and vital to the fulfillment of our mission. All employees are responsible to uphold the policies as set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of the Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by, the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith. Interested applicants should go to our website www.denverrescuemission.org/careers and click on the employment page where our Statement of Faith may be viewed. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and Pay will start at $14.05/hour to jennjann+7ode7jy81qcqhi8pwmlt@boards.trello.com (Please copy and paste the link)

For the full job description, please click here.

Staff Accountant

Denver Rescue Mission is seeking a Staff Accountant. The Staff Accountant is a full-time exempt position is responsible for finance/accounting functions. The Staff Accountant will be able to perform certain day-to-day accounting functions as assigned including: Accounts payable, Accounts receivable, General ledger, Fixed assets & TRNA. Prepare reports and make presentations regarding the results of financial analysis to executives, department heads and others, including individuals who are not necessarily savvy in financial matters. Such reports and presentations should be presented in summarized, simple and clear language. Prepare bank account reconciliations between the general ledger and the cash management module. Prepare account reconciliations between the general ledger and the account sub-ledger. Prepare reconciliations of petty cash to the general ledger. Write-up and input of journal entries into general ledger as required. Perform internal audit functions such as reviews of internal controls, procedures, policies and systems for various transaction cycles and perform investigations of issues and risks to the organization as needed. Identify enhancements to the status quo and advise others to facilitate implementation of recommended changes. Assist the Controller and Assistant Controller in preparing yearly budget and generate budget reports as needed. Assist Controller and Assistant Controller in support of the annual audit.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related fields or equivalent work experience required. Minimum 1 years of accounting work experience.
  • CPA or CMA candidate preferred.
  • Solid understanding in US GAAP.
  • Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and accounting software. Prefer experience with Great Plains, Raiser’s Edge, Pivot Table, Paylocity Payroll, and Jet Reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, effective verbal and written communicator, and the ability to handle multiple tasks required.
  • Possesses a valid Colorado driver’s license. Must carry automobile liability insurance at the level of 100,000/300,000/100,000

 

Denver Rescue Mission is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization that has provided services to the homeless and low-income population and has been committed to “changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens” for 124 years. We consider every position one of ministry and vital to the fulfillment of our mission. All employees are responsible to uphold the policies as set forth in the doctrine of the Constitution/By-laws of the Denver Rescue Mission and must sign, and abide by, the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith. Interested applicants should go to our website www.denverrescuemission.org and review our Statement of Faith and Ministry Mission Principles. Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume and pay requirements to jennjann+7ode7jy81qcqhi8pwmlt@boards.trello.com.

 

For the full job description, please click here.

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