Men's Shelter Night Team Member (Interest Only)

Portland, OR

Note: There are currently no openings for our Men's Shelter Night Team Member position, however we are still receiving applications to connect with potential candidates as positions become available.


Portland Rescue Mission, is seeking a Men's Shelter Night Team Member. This gifted servant will personify compassion, responsibility, and resilience, 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 compassionately share Christ and serve people seeking refuge? 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: Nonexempt, Full-Time or Part-Time
  • Hours: Nightshift, Various days depending on need, M-F - 8:30pm-7:30am, Sat/Sun - 7pm-7:30am
  • Pay Rate: $22/hr (Additional $100 Monthly Transportation/Parking Stipend provided)
  • $1,000 hiring bonus (after 90 days)
  • Location: Burnside Shelter - 111 W. Burnside 
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The Burnside Shelter of Portland Rescue Mission hosts our 24-hour ministry 365 days of the year to individuals experiencing homelessness in downtown Portland. Our Burnside Shelter is home to a broad spectrum of comprehensive emergency services, from immediate care (meals, restrooms, mail service, showers, clothing, etc.) to transitional shelter programming for men, all provided by a diverse and skilled team focused on providing compassionate care and building relationships that serve to support growth away from the street environment.


The Men's Shelter Night Team Member will have the opportunity to give hope and restore life through delivering our guest care ministry to people utilizing the overnight men’s shelter services and those seeking care and refuge from the street in the overnight hours. This person will have a highly relational approach to ministry and an ability to winsomely share Christ whenever possible with people entering the doors of the Burnside Shelter. A heart for compassionate service, an eye for operational excellence, and an ability to maintain a safe environment in the midst of a variety of challenges are a must.


  • Serve as part of the guest services team in providing coverage of the daily operations of the Burnside facility, especially the work of the Guest Relations Office and men's shelter ministries
  • Welcome guests into a dynamic environment of Christian hospitality, providing them with compassionate care and encouraging them towards hope and life transformation
  • Ensure the Burnside Shelter is a safe and healing environment through operational excellence, following PRM’s safety practices, and de-escalating potentially volatile situations whenever necessary
  • Ensure all operational procedures and PRM policies are followed resulting in effective care for all Guests and Connect participants
  • Document significant interactions with Guests in PRM database and communicate important information with coworkers via email
  • Welcome and support individual volunteers and volunteer groups serving in the Burnside Shelter, be available and present to navigate difficult interactions and provide coverage when necessary
  • Winsomely share the Gospel to Guests and Program Participants through one on one and small group settings whenever possible


  • A passionate relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • A calling to serve God in the ministry to men and women experiencing homelessness and addiction
  • Actively participate in a church community, manifesting spiritual growth and spiritual maturity as defined by traditional Biblical Standards
  • Adheres to 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
  • Preferably have knowledge of and experience working with individuals in and around the homeless community, with challenges like those around addiction, mental health, and housing needs.
  • Competency and comfortability in using support software such as client databases, Excel, Outlook, and other office tools
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted   


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.