Job Description

The San Diego Rescue Mission is built on beliefs that speak to the heart. We believe this is more than a job, that it’s a calling to love our neighbors and those in need the way that Jesus would. In our programs, we create a holistic approach to recovery and rehabilitation while ensuring that our building is a safe haven for men, women and children who have experienced homelessness.

The Alumni Ambassador Coordinator is the leader of this new Mission Program. The purpose of this program is to primarily stay connected with our Mission Academy graduates to support their rehabilitation and recovery. As well as, creating opportunities for them to serve our community and influence those currently experiencing homelessness. The coordinator is responsible for all communication, training, event planning and capture key information in Mission Tracker. This position will play a strategic role working with our Outreach Teams and with our Admissions Coordinator.

  • To build and lead a program for Mission Academy graduates to receive encouragement, support and training for opportunities to serve.
  • To manage the Graduate program in Mission Tracker to capture ongoing connections and consistent touch points.
  • To host key events during the year for training and encouragement.
  • To work alongside our Mission Outreach teams making connections and building relationships with those experiencing homelessness.
  • To connect Graduates to local resources and services in an attempt to prevent a return to homelessness.
  • To represent the SDRM in the community speaking and serving.
  • To represent our Mission, Vision and Values and continue to grow professionally and spiritually.

Skills / Requirements

Education: Minimum AA Social Services, Psychology, Human Development, Ministry or related field from an accredited institution (or commensurate experience, equating to 2 years). Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum 2 years full-time work experience with individuals experiencing homelessness, various addiction challenges, mental illness and/or dual diagnosis is preferred. Nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Calmly and sensitively employ appropriate de-escalation techniques with residents; working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); typing (min 35 wpm); coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.

Important Notes

This position is full time, eligible for benefits, employer pays 85% of medical, also included employer paid life/ADD and disability plan, vacation, holidays and sick pay.  Dental and vision available at additional cost, voluntary benefits for life/ADD and a 401K retirement plan with employer match

All openings are subject to change without notice, due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable to respond to status inquiries. Please be assured that your information is being properly handled and forwarded to the appropriate hiring staff. If your skills and qualifications meet the needs of the job, you will be contacted