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Women's Life Skills and Operations Specialist

Portland Rescue Mission
Portland, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


Portland Rescue Mission is seeking a Women's Life Skills and Operations Specialist. This gifted servant will personify excellence, order, responsibility, and hard work, as they join a Christ-centered team with an award-winning culture and a commitment to serving others. 

Are you ready to transform and be transformed as you lead men recovering from homelessness and addiction towards job readiness and an ordered life all leading towards long-term success? If so, we invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique opportunity.


Shepherd’s Door, Portland Rescue Mission’s women’s facility, is set in a retreat-like setting located in East Portland, designed specifically to support the transformation and growth of women, and women with children, impacted by homelessness and addiction. This 42,000 square foot facility has the capacity to serve 42 adults and 25 children.

"We meet people where they are and walk with them at a pace they can sustain"


The Women's Life Skills and Operations Specialist will have the opportunity to serve program participants experiencing life transformation by training and supervising them in their vocational assignments so they are prepared for future employment. This person will serve alongside the Life Skills Manager and Culinary Skills Manager to bring operational excellence to Shepherd's Door and lead program participants towards order, accountability, and consistency in their personal life. Join a team of fellow skilled servants to make a lasting difference in the lives of women seeking freedom from homelessness and addiction.


  • Provide excellence to Shepherd's Door operations and facility care creating a place of safety and hospitality
  • Alongside the Life Skills Manager, oversee the successful operation of janitorial, hospitality, and facility care vocational training areas
  • Schedule, train, and supervise program participants assigned to your vocational training areas
  • Cultivate growth in program participant’s workplace soft skills and an understanding of individual Strengths through supervising vocational training areas and classroom education
  • Ensure program participants have all their living needs met and encourage their responsible stewardship of life, possessions, and surroundings
  • Work directly with program participants as they prepare for future housing and employment needs, connecting them to necessary resources and solutions
  • Walk alongside program participants as they identify and resolve needs related to medical, dental, health insurance, finances or other obstacles preventing independent living
  • Engage with and mobilize volunteers whenever possible so that ministry is multiplied


  • A passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • A calling to serve women impacted by homelessness and addiction
  • Good understanding and experience in life skills development, facility operations and motivational principles
  • Agreement with Portland Rescue Mission’s Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics
  • A personal ethos and work ethic that reflects Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry culture – Highly Relational, Christ-Centered, Joyful Servant
  • Experience working in teams and supervising people is preferred
  • Basic understanding of homelessness and addiction recovery
  • Proficient in documentation, organization, scheduling and instruction



To exalt Jesus by cultivating transformed lives


From the first sandwich that was shared in 1949, to today's fully integrated emergency, recovery, and training services, Portland Rescue Mission is a highly relational ministry. The Mission builds supportive and caring communities, meets people at their point of need, equips them, and provides a path forward. In-depth partnership with churches and volunteers, multiple tiers of services and a focus on growing Christian disciples is fundamental to Portland Rescue Mission’s success.


New Life Ministries consistently sees an 80% success rate of men and women who graduate the one-year comprehensive, Restoration program

Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as light as day. Isaiah 58:10

Portland Rescue Mission


Portland, OR



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