Job Opportunities

If you’re looking for purpose in addition to a paycheck, join us in ministry at The Union Mission!

Our team is Caring Like Christ for some of South Hampton Roads’ most vulnerable neighbors: those experiencing homelessness. As a Union Mission staff member, your work is an investment in changing individual lives and our community for the better, both for tomorrow and for eternity!

In accordance with Scriptural principles, and with state and national law, The Union Mission Ministries is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek the men and women best suited to each position based on their education, training, and experience. We conduct all recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, and termination procedures without respect to race, sex, age, national origin, or disability.


Available Positions

As a Christian religious nonprofit ministry, The Union Mission hires only candidates who are growing Christians who can clearly communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Some positions require various days, evenings, and/or weekends.

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Or email your cover letter and resume to Kathy Vaughan.

Only applications or emails containing a resume will be considered. 

FILLED. Part-time (Friday) Receptionist (PT), Communications

NEW! COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, DIGITAL

– Full-time, M–F with evenings and/or weekends as assigned. An on-campus presence is required during the daytime work week.
– Summary of duties: Coordinate, create, implement, and/or support digital and multichannel marketing assets and ethical storytelling content that promote positive awareness of The Union Mission and its programs, encourage community engagement, cultivate donor and partner relationships, and increase financial support for the life-changing work of the ministry. With Communications Team and outside marketing consultants, strategize and deploy targeted content across a variety of platforms, primarily digital, including social media, emails, website, and organic and paid campaigns to maximize impact.
– Ideal candidate will be a strong interviewer and exceptional writer, creative, but willing to work to brand standards, able to learn quickly as well as to teach, spiritually discerning, diplomatic, and able to work alone or as part of a team as responsibilities demand.
– Proficiency in e-communications, social media, website maintenance, commonly used office computer programs, digital photography and basic image editing, graphic design and creation, and ability to speak about the Christian faith in clear, everyday language. Videography and editing skills are of benefit.
– Commitment to ethical storytelling (in words and images), team coverage of ministry-wide communications efforts, and understanding of issues contributing to homelessness a definite plus.
– At least 1 to 2 years relevant experience in multichannel communications, marketing, social media, strategy, or fundraising required.
– Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in communications, marketing, journalism, professional writing, or related field required.

NEW! Grants Administrator and Project Manager, DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

– Full-time, M–F, 8:30 to 4:30, on site in the Overton Center
– Conducts prospect and program research, gathers facts , creates supporting narratives, and prepares reports, and tracks grant proposals to secure financial support for The Union Mission and its programs for persons experiencing homelessness. Helps steward and strengthen funder relationships.
– Duties include managing a portfolio of grants by private and corporate foundations and other donors to The Union Mission and its ministries and programs.
– Ideal candidate will be analytical, incredibly organized, detail-oriented, a strong writer and verbal communicator, and a quick learner. Ability to manage and meet multiple project deadlines, provide proper documentation, and maintain confidentiality a must.
– Proficiency in computer, CRM databases, prospect research, and budgeting skills required.
– Understanding of issues such as homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and trauma-informed care a definite plus.
– At least 3 to 5 years of relevant grant writing, project management, and/or development/advancement experience required.
– Bachelor’s degree in related field required.

New! CRM Database and Reporting Coordinator, Development Department

– Full-time, M–F, 8:30 to 4:30, on site in the Overton Center
– Supports the Donor Relations and Donor Services teams by conducting regular custom relations management database hygiene and reports, with the goal of assuring accurate processing and reporting of financial gifts to the ministry, as well as providing excellent customer service to donor.
– Duties include monthly and quarterly reporting, updating donor contact information and donor prospect records, working as key team member in establishing best practices and procedures for maintaining and enhancing database, and supporting donor requests and donor thank you activities.
– Ideal candidate will be detail- and deadline-oriented, a clear but cordial communicator, able to maintain strict confidentiality, and able to work as a member of multiple project teams.
– Strong computer skills in data entry, word processing, and Excel a must. At least 3 years work experience in fundraising/CRM database management, data analysis, and reporting/documentation required.
– Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

New! Full-time Shelter Manager, Day Shift, Women’s Shelter

– Full-time, nights and weekends may vary, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
– Assures that our guests have a safe and supportive environment, following all shelter protocols
– Duties include oversight of daily schedule and activities, laundry, showers, guests’ assigned tasks, dorm inspections, and occasional Bible study leadership.
– Ideal candidates will have the ability to multitask, exercise good discernment and confidentiality, be able to work independently and as part of a team, serve meals, and have a heart to serve women experiencing homelessness and related trauma
– High school graduate or equivalent GED required
– 2 years experience working in a service-oriented field required. Experience in ministry or praying with others preferred.
– Female only

Full-time Shelter Manager, Overnight Shift, Women’s Shelter

– Full-time, nights and weekends may vary, 11 p.m.–7 a.m.
– Assures that our guests have a safe and supportive environment, following all shelter protocols
– Ideal candidates will have the ability to multitask, exercise good discernment and confidentiality, work independently and as part of a team, set up breakfast, and have a heart to serve women experiencing homelessness and related trauma
– High school graduate or equivalent GED required
– 2 years experience working in a service-oriented field required. Experience in ministry or praying with others preferred.
– Female only

Part-Time Shelter Manager, Overnight Shift, Women’s Shelter

– Part-time, nights and weekends may vary, 11 p.m.–7 a.m.
– Assures that our guests have a safe and supportive environment, following all shelter protocols
– Ideal candidates will have the ability to multitask, exercise good discernment and confidentiality, work independently and as part of a team, set up breakfast, and have a heart to serve women experiencing homelessness and related trauma
– High school graduate or equivalent GED required
– 2 years experience working in a service-oriented field required. Experience in ministry or praying with others preferred.
– Female only

– Full-time, generally early daytime hours, including some weekends
– Assures that the shelter building that houses our female guests and sometimes children remains clean, safely maintained, and well-supplied
– Responsibilities include professional-level cleaning, bed and bath laundry services, indoor and outdoor safety maintenance
– Required: 2 years of experience in commercial housekeeping/cleaning and/or a hospitality industry
– Good documentation, communication, and conflict resolution skills, as well as a heart to serve as part of a caring shelter team
– Female only

Full job descriptions are available upon request to Kathy Vaughan.

 

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