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Portland Rescue Mission Women's Growth Manager in Portland, Oregon

Portland Rescue Mission

Department: New Life Ministry for Women and Children

Work Location: Shepherd's Door

Reports to: Program Manager

Employment Status: Full Time, Exempt

Effective Date: June 2020

Typical Hours Required: Monday - Friday, other evenings and weekends as needed

Shepherd's Door

Shepherd’s Door is a place and community of refuge and restoration where women and children can find healing, truth and purpose. Our 12-month, Christ-centered residential program provides a safe, relational environment that is ideal for sustainable life restoration through integrated addiction recovery, life skills training and spiritual formation. At Shepherd’s Door we take a fresh approach to growth by using methods that are experiential and relationship centered. Join a team that serves together to model Christ-like living and achieve lasting transformation in people who are in great need of help.

Job Summary & Mission

The Women’s New Life Growth Manager contributes to Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry outcomes by leading the process that transforms lives of individuals seeking hope and restoration while partnering with volunteers and churches. This position successfully invites women into restored life by providing discipleship, recovery counseling, program delivery and volunteer mobilization so that relationships with God and others are developed among all involved. This position will model and act in accordance with Portland Rescue Mission foundational ministry principles and the New Life Ministry manual, leading other staff to do the same.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

This position will support the Women’s Program Manager, manage the recovery team at Shepherd’s Door and work in collaboration with the Life Skills team in facilitating an environment that transforms lives of program participants. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Delivers consistent programmatic care for all program participants at Shepherd’s Door by following the New Life ministry manual and foundational ministry principles all aimed at accomplishing the PRM Ends Statement.

  • Maintains client database by documenting all weekly one-on-one’s, participant progress and significant interactions through DAP case noting, growth plans and checklists in Resident Tracker Database.

  • Ensures a vibrant program participant community by keeping program census at capacity, cultivating a robust peer to peer based culture and initiating retreats, special events and celebrations as needed.

  • Provides lasting recovery and spiritual growth for a Family Group of women (around 15) by overseeing the program participation of each woman during their involvement in the Restoration Program (12-months).

  • Prepares program participants to be self-sufficient within their available resources by collaborating with Shepherd’s Door staff to ensure growth in general life skills, career readiness, future purpose and committed participation in a church community and recovery community.

  • Ensures transformational relational growth of program participants by leading as an equipper and facilitator of significant interactions between program participants and Volunteer Staff, local churches and other outside relationships.

  • Develops the addictions recovery staff at Shepherd’s Door by managing them through formal and informal meetings, feedback, coaching and accountability.

  • Ensures a Strengths-Based ministry environment by recognizing and reinforcing individual and team strengths and accomplishments of volunteers, staff and program participants using CliftonStrengths when possible.

  • Keeps the Shepherd’s Door community focused on growth in recovery and faith by viewing challenges as opportunities and maintaining a calm demeanor during periods of conflict or difficult situations, setting an example for all members of the PRM community.

  • Contributes to a positive team environment by recognizing changes in teammates morale and performance and communicates with individual or manager as needed.

  • Maintains and models a healthy and Christ-centered work environment by promptly resolving all conflicts with co-workers, volunteers or program participants.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Alcohol/drug certification required (CADC I minimum, CADC II or above preferred).

  • College degree in related field or experience equivalent

  • Excellent knowledge of Christian spiritual formation, chemical dependency, addiction recovery and counseling specific to relapse prevention

  • Acts with integrity, honesty and knowledge to promote the culture, values and mission of Portland Rescue Mission. Ministers as a highly relational Christ-centered joyful servant.

  • Proficient in communication, documentation, organization, scheduling and group and classroom participation

  • Experience in using a database and case notes

  • Prompt and thorough in job performance, self-starter

  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player

  • Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks as assigned

  • Creative and logical problem solving, able to learn quickly

  • Experience in Mac and Microsoft Windows software

  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted

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

Equipment Used

  • Telephone, fax and voice mail

  • Computer

  • Copier and related office equipment

Other Duties as Assigned

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

  • Discounted childcare in onsite Family Life Center as space allows

  • 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.