Ministry Communications Specialist (Part-Time)

Portland, OR


Portland Rescue Mission, is seeking a Ministry Communications Specialist. This gifted servant will personify creativity, attention to detail, and teamwork as they join a Christ-centered team with an award-winning culture and a commitment to serving others.

Are you ready to make a lasting difference as you share the story of people finding hope and life restoration? If so, we invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique opportunity.


  • How to apply: We ask all applicants to apply through the Portland Rescue Mission online application form found on our careers page:
  • Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt
  • Reports To: Manager of Program Quality
  • Hours: Flexible
  • Location: Administrative Office (13207 NE Halsey St. Portland, OR)
  • Pay Rate: Depending on Experience


The Administration Department at Portland Rescue Mission is based at the Shepherd's Door ministry location and consists of a group of approximately 15 dedicated professionals using their skills to participate in what God is doing to bring hope and restore life to men, women, and women with children impacted by homelessness and/or addiction. We honor this high calling by serving with excellence and integrity to help the ministry of Portland Rescue Mission flourish. 


The Ministry Communications Specialist is responsible for developing, designing and producing in-house print materials thereby furthering the Portland Rescue Mission brand and creating a consistency of image, assuring quality and comprehensiveness of documentation, and providing time-sensitive service to the ministry documentation needs of Portland Rescue Mission. As needed, this position will support external communication to the Portland Rescue Mission donor community in collaboration with the marketing team.


  • Create digital and print materials that are high quality, clear, and consistent with Portland Rescue Mission brand and image, working in partnership with key staff so that a primarily internal audience (i.e. program participants, guests, and staff) engage in and understand Portland Rescue Mission culture, ministries, and services
  • Oversee internal communications ensuring that print materials carry a consistent and clear image that reinforces the Portland Rescue Mission brand
  • Design and produce necessary program participant handbooks, forms, and documents and equip staff to maintain a high level of quality for all print materials used by program participants and guests
  • Support the variety of internal signage and print material requests while also equipping staff to uphold a high standard for all print materials that they both use and produce themselves
  • Support the variety of manuals, documents, forms and reports for various ministry departments that carry the Portland Rescue Mission brand and image (e.g. miscellaneous brochures and collateral materials)
  • Partner with the Marketing team to maintain a consistent image, provide support for projects as needed
  • When called upon, directly serve program clients with Christian care in duties such as spiritual care and prayer


  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • Spiritual maturity as defined by traditional Biblical Standards
  • Adheres to Portland Rescue Mission's Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics
  • Embrace the Portland Rescue Mission ministry culture of being a Highly Relational, Christ-centered, Joyful Servant 
  • Desire to serve God in the ministry to hurting men, women and children
  • Professional-level graphic design skills – SAMPLES REQUIRED.
  • College degree in communications, graphic design, or equivalent
  • Experience in developing or maintaining organization-wide documentation systems strongly preferred
  • Experience serving people impacted by homelessness and addictions recovery environments preferred
  • Proven excellence in creating forms, procedures, brochures and handbooks/manuals
  • Proficient with Mac operating system and InDesign, Photoshop and MS Word & PowerPoint applications
  • Excellent written communication and editing skills
  • Strong creative skills and a genuine acceptance of constructive feedback with a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted


  • Telephone, fax and voice mail
  • MAC-based computer system
  • Copier, printers and related office equipment 
  • Multiple design and internet-based software, programs and apps (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)



To demonstrate the compassion of Christ


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.