Women’s Community Life Coordinator (Part-Time or Full-Time)

Portland, OR


Portland Rescue Mission is seeking a Women's Community Life Coordinator. This gifted servant will personify relationship, order, responsibility, and community building, as they join a Christ-centered team with an award-winning culture and a commitment to serving others in their recovery from addiction, homelessness and other life traumas. 

Are you ready to transform and be transformed as you support women recovering from homelessness and addiction towards healthy relationships with God and others leading towards long-term success? 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: 
  • https://portlandrescuemission.hiringthing.com/job/624978/women-s-community-life-coordinator-part-time-or-full-time
  • Status: Full-Time or Part-Time 
  • Hours: Combination of weekday evenings (3:00pm-11:00pm), and weekend shifts
  • Pay Rate: $18.00-$20.00
  • Location: Shepherd's Door (13207 NE Halsey St. Portland, OR)
    • Virtual Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zcPsXVJCUQ&list=PLicWQMXdDMjJ5IOBIlRaheaGVwQzLFAHr&index=6


Shepherd’s Door, Portland Rescue Mission’s women and children'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. 


The Community Life Coordinator is part of a team of staff that is responsible to provide Shepherd’s Door (SD) program participants (women and women with children) with continued growth in spiritual formation, addictions recovery, life skills and relationships in the evenings and weekends. The Community Life Coordinator will ensure a Christ-centered, hope-filled atmosphere through relational connection and monitoring of all program participants behaviors and interactions (e.g. enforcing guidelines, resolving conflict, supporting moms as they parent); overseeing facility and program operations and activities (e.g. dinner, meds, room checks, urinary analysis, overall safety); and coordinating evening and weekend meetings, activities and events. This person will work in partnership with other SD staff, Service program participants, volunteer groups and volunteer staff whenever possible. The Community Life Coordinator will also support Community Life Staff and Interns through training, general support, scheduling and being available for on-call questions.


  • Provide Shepherd's Door (SD) participants with a consistent programmatic care and experience in the evenings and weekends by maintaining program purposes, guidelines, and tone resulting in continued growth of all participants 
  • Support program participant’s growth in spiritual formation, relationships and addictions recovery through one-on-one conversations, compassionate care, consistent invitations to participate and use of applicable growth tools for accountability as needed 
  • Maintain necessary structure and provide activities, times of devotion, and other engaging opportunities so program participants continue their growth in the evenings and weekends  
  • Partner with participants as they provide care and structure for their children 
  • Create a highly relational, Christ-centered environment for SD program participants through robust activity opportunities that are volunteer-based such as Evening Meal Hosting or Bible Studies
  • Clearly share the Gospel in individual and group settings as women seek spiritual healing and discipleship 
  • Maintain program and facility operations to PRM standards through supporting a variety of activities such as administering observed Urinary Analysis (UA’s), medicine call, facility lock up and walk-through as needed, evening meal, vocational duties, visitations, and attendance accountability 
  • Inform daytime program staff of evening participant behaviors through Evening Shift Report, database notes, effective communication, and follow up around significant events 
  • Support SD and the house by being in contact with Millenium Health regarding orders; maintaining and updating UA (urinary analysis) and checking UA results 
  • Serve as a lead to Community Life Specialists and Interns so that they effectively serve program participants while growing in their own ministry skills and abilities 


  • A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and a testimony of continued growth in faith 
  • Discipleship oriented and can effortlessly share personal testimonies of God’s love 
  • A personal ethos and work ethic that reflects Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry culture – Highly Relational, Christ-Centered, Joyful Servant
  • General awareness and knowledge of chemical dependency, addiction recovery and discipleship 
  • Proficient in case-note documentation, organization, scheduling, and activity planning 
  • Ability to support adults across a wide age range who are recovering from a broad spectrum of co-occurring problems, including those related to trauma, substance use disorders, chronic pain, medical problems, social determinants of health, and eating disorders 
  • Able to gracefully maintain boundaries and hold others accountable to community guidelines 
  • Desire to serve God in ministry to hurting men, women, and children 



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.