Men's Community Life Specialist (Part-Time or Full-Time)

Portland, OR


Portland Rescue Mission is seeking a Men’s Community Life Specialist. 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. 

Are you ready to transform and be transformed as you lead men 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:
  • Status: Full-Time or Part-Time, Hourly
  • Hours: Combination of weekday evenings and weekend shifts
  • Location: The Harbor - 10336 NE Wygant St.
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The Harbor, Portland Rescue Mission’s men’s facility, located in NE Portland, is designed to support the restoration and growth of men impacted by homelessness, addiction, and life crises. This facility integrates addiction recovery, life-skills training, vocational development and spiritual growth in a safe, highly-relational environment. The ministry team of staff, interns, and volunteers serves to model Christ-like living to support the up to 38 participants in achieving lasting transformation.


The Men's Community Life Specialist contributes to Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry outcomes by providing coverage in the evenings and weekends, maintaining a Christ-centered ministry environment, supporting program participants life skills development, recovery progress and discipleship growth. 


  • Provide The Harbor (TH) program 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
  • Maintain necessary structure and provide activities, times of devotion, and other engaging opportunities so program participants stay focused in the evenings and weekends 
  • Support TH program participants to develop relationships with individuals and groups from local churches through a variety of volunteer-based activities and events such as Evening Meal Hosting or Bible Studies 
  • Support TH program participants to receive growth in recovery and accountability by using the appropriate growth tools and inviting all to participate in the community
  • Maintain program and facility operations to PRM standards through supporting a variety of activities such as UA’s, Med Call, Facility Lock Up and walk-thru, 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


  • A passionate relationship with Jesus Christ and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • A calling to serve men impacted by homelessness and addiction
  • Good understanding and experience in relational development, facility operations and community building
  • 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
  • Basic understanding of homelessness and addiction recovery
  • Proficient in documentation, organization, scheduling and activity planning



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.


New Life Ministries consistently sees an 80% success rate of men and women who graduate the one-year comprehensive, New Life program