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.

Assist Program Director in managing the overnight emergency women and children’s shelter Nueva Vida Haven (NHV) program. Oversee the processes of providing housing and supportive services to individuals experiencing homelessness. Assist and lead in the development and implementation of program elements that aid in increasing self efficacy and independence. 

  • To provide leadership for all CLAs on duty in the facility and promote client safety, while fostering a trauma-informed environment      
  • To provide client services and engagement through appropriate ministry and relational connection in support of maintaining program compliance
  • To provide administrative support and other documentation as needed
  • To represent our Mission, Vision and Values and continue to grow professionally and spiritually

Skills / Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred in Social Work, Psychology, Ministry or related field from an accredited institution, or 5+ years equivalent and applicable work experience may be considered if applicant is actively working toward an appropriate degree.

Experience: Minimum 5+ years full-time work experience with the homeless, substance abusers, mentally ill and/or dually diagnosed preferred.  Experience in both direct service and program management/staff supervision preferred.  Nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:  Working knowledge of general business operations in a nonprofit, social services environment; working knowledge of the management process, especially as it applies to growth and long-term planning; analyze and evaluate budgets and other financial documents as it relates to area of assignment; working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook); typing (min 35 wpm); demonstrated leadership and organizational skills; strong relationship skills and ability to motivate others; 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, 12 paid holidays and sick pay.  Dental and vision available at additional cost, voluntary benefits for life/ADD and a 401K retirement plan with employer match once vested (one year of employment).

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.