Men's Ministries Assistant Director

Portland, OR


Portland Rescue Mission is seeking a Men's Ministries Assistant Director. This gifted servant will personify responsibility, leadership, and a pastoral gifting 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 spiritual formation and healthy relationships all leading towards long-term success? If so, we invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique opportunity.


The Harbor, Portland Rescue Mission’s men’s facility, located in a retreat-like setting in NE Portland, provides residential programs for men impacted by homelessness, addiction, and life crises. This ministry site accommodates up to 33 men and offers a 5-week Discovery program, a 12-month New Life program, and additional transition programs, all integrating addiction recovery, life-skills training, vocational development and spiritual growth in a safe, highly-relational environment. The Harbor ministry team of staff, interns, and volunteers serves to demonstrate the compassion of Christ to support approximately 200 adults each year participating in restoration, growth, and life transformation.


The Assistant Director of The Harbor will work directly with the Director of The Harbor in overseeing the daily operations at The Harbor consisting of approximately 10 staff and a growing number of volunteer staff. The Assistant Director will manage and develop staff while ensuring all programming is implemented effectively and efficiently.


  • How to apply: We ask all applicants to apply through the Portland Rescue Mission online application form found on our careers page:
  • Status: Full Time, Salary
  • Hours: Monday-Friday, occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Location: The Harbor - 10336 NE Wygant St. 
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  • Assist Director of The Harbor in leading staff as a cohesive team, expressing Portland Rescue Mission (PRM) values and fulfilling PRM vision
  • Ensure The Harbor consistently delivers an effective program by integrating the three program components: community life, addictions recovery, and life skills
  • Maintain programs in a consistent and comprehensive manner, utilizing New Life Ministries Manual as the guide for how things are done
  • Provide accountability by ensuring operational and programmatic standards are monitored and maintained
  • Regularly meet with Harbor Managers to provide direction, development, and performance feedback
  • Support the Director in overseeing dynamic group events that encourage spiritual growth and retention, including weekly Community Life meetings, graduations, and retreats
  • Provide key management oversight for daily operations (i.e. budget, scheduling, PRM policy, and general workflow)
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of programmatic interactions via emails and DAP notes 
  • Support ministry coverage at The Harbor, being available for program operations (e.g. UA/BA, exits, med call, crisis, on-call rotation) as needed
  • Collaborate with other staff through regular meetings with other department managers, active engagement in participant review meetings, and consistent, timely communication with relevant staff, interns, and volunteers as needed
  • Devoted to sharing the gospel with individuals and small group settings as men seek spiritual healing and discipleship.
  • Maintain a prayerful posture, remaining attentive to the work of the Holy Spirit, seeking to follow His lead at all times
  • Equip and encourage men by modeling and sharing biblical truth so that program participants grow towards Christian maturity in all areas of life


  • A passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • A calling to serve men impacted by homelessness and addiction
  • At least five years of experience in management and/or pastoral ministry 
  • An ability to clearly share the Gospel and disciple people through individual and group settings
  • Evidence of success as a manager of a team of employees in diverse job descriptions
  • General awareness and basic knowledge of chemical dependency and addiction as well as a good understanding of the emotional, cognitive and relational challenges of people who are in recovery from addictions
  • 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
  • Proficient in documentation, organization, scheduling and instruction



We exist 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.