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Portland Rescue Mission

Department: Mission BBQ

Work Location: The Harbor

Reports to: Mission BBQ Manager

Employment Status: Full Time, Exempt

Effective Date: June 2018

Typical Hours Required: Monday - Friday, occasional evenings and weekends as required

Pay Rate: Salary depending on experience

General Description of the Work

This is a full-time position for Mission Bar-B-Que. The position will include being trained to prepare and cook various Bar-B-Que meats, side dishes, and desserts. The Pit Master leads in all preparation of food, delivery, and presentation of food. Helpful if comfortable speaking at events promoting Mission Bar-B-Que. Oversee the training and equipping of New Life Recovery residents in vocational/culinary skill development. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 1 year of cooking experience
  • Must possess a Multnomah county Food Handler’s Card
  • Able to lift 75 pounds
  • Possess a driver’s license
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Be prompt and thorough in job performance
  • Demonstrate ability to work with a team
  • Ability to read and follow recipes
  • Ability to train and teach culinary skills

 Personal Attributes & Values

  • 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
  • Desire to serve God in the ministry to hurting men, women and children
  • A pleasant, gentle, grace filled manner toward others
  • Possess and demonstrates excellent integrity
  • Composed and professional
  • Strong team player and self-starter
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks as assigned
  • Able to assess situations and adapt to change and need as presented

Equipment Used

  • Bar-B-Que “Pit”, cooker
  • Kitchen knives, mixers, blenders, utensils as needed
  • Measuring cups and devises including Cambro warming equipment to transport product
  • Vans and other vehicles to transport product

Other Duties as Assigned

The Mission Bar-B-Que Company exists to support the Portland Rescue Mission. Our sole purpose is to produce the best food available in Portland as a testimony to the goodness and care Jesus Christ has shown us. We take the opportunity to share our faith and the purpose of Portland Rescue Mission at any and all opportunities.

In this and any position with Portland Rescue Mission, it is impossible to predict the many requests and assignments that can and will be made on an employee.  Flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of Portland Rescue Mission services.


  • Complimentary beverages (coffee, tea, water) provided at no cost to employees most weekdays
  • Complimentary lunches provided at no cost to employees most weekdays
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
  • Employer paid life insurance and long-term disability
  • Optional supplemental insurance options
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match up to 6%
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Paid vacation/sick time starting at 3 weeks per year
  • Free parking
  • Positive, purposeful, and supportive work environment
  • Healthy work-life balance

Mission Statement

We share the Word of God and demonstrate the love of Christ to transform the lives of people experiencing homelessness or addiction.

Location: Portland, OR
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