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Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Organizational Summary

Buffalo City Mission’s vision is to restore hope to the homeless and hurting of Western New York. We provide emergency shelter and nourishing meals to thousands of homeless men, women and children. But we don’t believe that’s enough.

With the strengths of our Men’s Center and our new state-of-the-art shelter for women and children, Cornerstone Manor, Buffalo City Mission provides comprehensive recovery programs to help homeless men, women and children rebuild stable, healthy, productive lives.

The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope, by providing the following:

  • Share the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Offer services to meet immediate physical needs of those seeking assistance, including food, clothing, shelter, and medical care
  • Bring programs of rehabilitation to those wishing to change their lives
  • Being advocates for the poor and needy through increasing public awareness
  • Assisting the community and other like-minded agencies in aiding the needy
  • Maintaining administrative excellence and the highest levels of personal integrity and commitment.

How To Apply

There are two parts to the application process.  First, applicants should complete an online application here. Next, applicants should email a separate resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Click here to start the application process.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  The Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.


Job Postings

Case Manager at Buffalo City Mission

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
This position advocates and provides holistic, comprehensive case management services to clients including intake assessment, benefit assessment, goal setting, long-term case plan development, weekly case plan development, progress monitoring, individual money management, tenant education, advocacy and referrals.
• Work Schedule: Full time position, Monday through Friday,  occasional weekends and holidays as needed.
 Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive client assessments to collect functional, environmental, psychosocial, financial, employment, housing, educational, and health information as appropriate to develop a case plan.
  • Conduct an Initiate Individual Service Plan (ISP) by assisting participants in realistic goal setting, program selection, designing outcomes and helping clients understand their responsibilities and program benefits.
  • Facilitate community referral, linkage and follow-up with clients and agencies as appropriate to document use/success of referral.
  • Conduct assessment intake with individuals who express interest in entering the Transitional Program.
  • Identify and address potential problem areas/ concerns. Consult appropriately with director, staff, and agencies. Conducts crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Ensure that records and files are updated, accurate and organized and submit reports as required.
  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and guidelines in a consistent and nonbiased manner.
  • Develop client plan to meet client needs to comply with Federal, State and County Parole/Probation Officers conditions while a resident.
Successful candidates will have:
  • Minimum of Associates Degree in Human Services or a related field or the equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience working in a social service case management capacity
  • Be dependable, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • A mature walk with Jesus Christ and the ability to articulate belief.
How to apply:
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn:  Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.

Childhood Enrichment Program Coordinator

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
This part-time position is responsible to further develop, oversee and maintain the After School program which includes the Summer Day Camp program.  This position exists to support, manage, supplement and/or teach study skills so that students are empowered and encouraged to boost spiritual growth and academic achievement.

  • Work Schedule: August – June, Monday – Friday 1:30PM to 6:30PM
    June – August (summer months, 40 hours/week), Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Key responsibilities:

  • Design, schedule, implement and monitor specific duties & routine activities for LEAP and SKATE programs; seasonal events appropriate for each age group, field trips and parent, child, teacher, family, and case manager conferences as needed.
  • Accountable for student, summer staff & volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Provide academic support, develop learning opportunities and build effective curriculum & assessments
  • Build recreational sports activities that promote educational, group and personal skills through practice.
  • Set and maintain clear expectations of behavior and consequent corrective action.
  • Coordinate with McKinney-Vento liaison and staff, volunteers and tutors.

Successful candidates will have:

  • An Associates degree in Child Development, Elementary Education, Physical Education or a related field preferred. Minimum requirement is High School diploma or equivalent AND at least two years’ experience working directly with children ages 13 or less.
  • Minimum 2 years managing community programs, staff and children.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability, comfortable, and confidence in dealing with school-age children
  • A valid NY state driver license, with a clean motor vehicle record and the ability to drive a 10-passenger van.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • A mature walk with Jesus Christ and the ability to articulate belief.

How to apply:
Applicants may apply online at https://buffalocitymission.org/original/employment-application.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.


Custodial Associate at Tupper - Part-time

Job Title: Part-time Custodial Associate at Buffalo City Mission’s Tupper location

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of help.

Job Description:
Part-Time, up to 28 hours/week.

SUMMARY

This position is responsible to ensure clean, orderly, and attractive facilities for Buffalo City Mission while maintaining our vision by adhering to our mission, values and goals.  This position must provide the highest level of service to fellow employees, clients and vendors while maintaining a professional and friendly demeanor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND TASKS

A representative summary of tasks to be performed is provided below. The employee may be asked to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically stated in this description. The duties and responsibilities of the position are to be carried out in a manner that is consistent with the mission, values and operating principles of the Buffalo City Mission.

  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs and waxes the floors, stairs and other surfaces inside the facility.
  • Ensures that all entrances are clean and maintained appropriately for the public
  • Collects and disposes of trash and debris inside the facility.
  • Checks for and replace burned out light bulbs.
  • Cleans restrooms.
  • Maintains adequate levels of supplies and cleaning solutions; and advises management of need to re-order
  • Notifies Management of any emergency maintenance issues.
  • Maintains a welcoming and clean environment for all staff, visitors and customers.
  • Reports pest infestation and ensures the timely removal of garbage in compliance with store/building expectations.
  • Performs outside custodial duties such as window washing and light bulb changes as required.
  • Represent the organization to all clients, volunteers and fellow co-workers in a Christ like manner that serves as an example of Christian behavior.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • High School degree or GED minimum.

Other Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances preferred
  • Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices
  • Attention to detail and conscientiousness
  • Very good physical condition and strength
  • In the midst of a mature walk with Jesus Christ and able to articulate belief.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs):

  • Knowledge of safety guidelines and regulations.
  • Teamwork – Relates well to all kinds of people regardless of level inside or outside of the organization. Uses diplomacy and tact when dealing with and interacting with others. Diffuses tension. Fosters collegial and cooperative attitudes. Works effectively to achieve common goals.
  • Communication Intelligence – Listens to others, able to communicate issues clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences and overcome resistance; fosters open communication and manages emotion in positive ways.
  • Client Focus – Understands and meets customer needs, whether internal or external, providing a high level of service and cooperation courteousness & sensitivity)
  • Initiative & Adaptability – Deals with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities along with a personal willingness and ability to respond to changes.

Organizational Expectations:

  • Mission – Christian beliefs compatible with the spiritual and pastoral mission of the Buffalo City Mission. Act as knowledgeable and effective ambassador to the community.
  • Accountability – Willingly accepts personal responsibility for decisions, actions, attitudes and behaviors that contribute to the overall effectiveness of the organization.  Communicates effectively, follows through on assignments, uses resources efficiently, participates in learning opportunities and treats others with respect and dignity.
  •  Excellence – Serves as a role model and performs job responsibilities to the highest standards in every situation.  Demonstrates commitment to quality of service.
  •  Focus – Understands and demonstrates behaviors consistent with the mission and values of the organization while contributing to the overall success of the strategic plan.

Links to Internal Job Application Part A and Internal Job Application Part B


Director Human Resources at Buffalo City Mission

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
The Director-Human Resources is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function to include payroll administration.

Work Schedule: Full time position, Monday through Friday, occasional weekends and holidays as needed for special functions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develops and administers various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel.
  • Administers payroll process.
  • Plans, organizes and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Implements and annually updates employee annual evaluation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures; performs benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment and annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness.
  • Participate and make recommendations pertaining to progressive disciplinary procedures.
  • Conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and nonexempt personnel and temporary employees; conducts new-employee orientations; employee relations counseling, outplacement counseling and exit interviewing; writes and places advertisements.
  • Establishes and maintains department records and reports. Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars. Maintains company organization charts.
  • Evaluates reports, decisions and results of department in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
  • Leads investigations of all claims of staff misconduct and documents findings.
  • Represent the organization to all clients, volunteers and fellow co-workers in a Christ like manner that serves as an example of Christian behavior.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and education, SHRM-CP certification preferred
  • Five (5) years or more relevant business experience in Human resources matters.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with a minimum of supervision; identify problems and implement or recommend solutions; interpret and apply policies and procedures within limits of authority.
  • Must be able to articulately talk with all levels of staff and management.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • In the midst of a mature walk with Jesus Christ and able to articulate belief.

How to apply:
Applicants may apply online at https://buffalocitymission.org/original/employment-application or by sending a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn:  Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  Buffalo City Mission is an EEO employer.


Resident Coordinator - Part Time Positions

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
This position fosters a Christ-like caring atmosphere, focusing on life skill development in a safe, healthy, healing environment, while striving to meet the practical needs of all residents.
This position reports to the Manager-Residential Services.

Part time positions available:
– Sunday through Tuesday and every other Saturday, 11 pm to 7 am
– Wednesday through Friday and every other Saturday, 11 pm to 7 am

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acclimate residents to the facility through the Mission’s initial intake and orientation process..
  • Communicate behavioral actions through the incident reporting process.
  • Conduct unit inspections, document and communicate appropriately to respective management and provide feedback to resident and case management.
  • Report vacated units and prepare them for new residents.
  • Assist residents with day-to-day housekeeping of facility, sleeping, and lounge areas.
  • Oversee emergency shelter linen exchange as well as residents’ laundry.
  • Conduct direct observation drug and alcohol screenings, including breathalyzer and urine tests.
  • Ensure physical comfort and safety of the residents as well as meet their needs for food, shelter, clothing and personal care.
  • Maintain effective communication between staff members and Case Managers by means of various communication vehicles including matrix log, incident, written and verbal reports.
  • All other assigned job responsibilities as needed.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or GED, pursuit of/interest in further education.
  • Previous experience in a human services field is preferred.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)

How to apply:
Applicants may apply online at https://buffalocitymission.org/original/employment-application or by sending a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.
Buffalo City Mission is an EEO Employer.


Resident Coordinator - Cornerstone Manor

Our Mission Statement

Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:

This position fosters a Christ-like caring atmosphere, focusing on like skill development in a safe, healthy, healing environment, while striving to meet the practical needs of all residents.
This position reports to the Manager-Residential Services.

Openings:
Part time, 2nd shift 3p.m. – 11p.m. (including weekends, every other Sunday)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acclimate residents to the facility through the Mission’s initial intake and orientation process.
  • Communicate behavioral actions through the incident reporting process.
  • Conduct unit inspections, document and communicate appropriately to respective management and provide feedback to resident and case management.
  • Reports vacated units and prepare them for new residents.
  • Assist residents with day-to-day housekeeping of facility, sleeping, and lounge areas.
  • Oversee emergency shelter linen exchange as well as residents’ laundry.
  • Conduct direct observation drug and alcohol screenings, including breathalyzer and urine tests.
  • Ensure physical comfort and safety of the residents as well as meet their needs for food, shelter, clothing and personal care.
  • Maintain effective communication between staff members and Case Managers by means of various communication vehicles including matrix log, incident, written and verbal reports.
  • All other assigned job responsibilities as needed.

*In addition to the above responsibilities the Shift Lead* position also includes the following additional responsibilities:

  • Communicate with Manager-Residential Services to seek guidance related to higher decision and implementation as needed.
  • Facilitate shift meetings to keep team informed of trainings, procedures, etc.
  • Guide residential coordinators on shift in a manner that supports BCM policies and procedures by implementing policies and procedure guidelines consistently and impartially.
  • Be the point of contact by communicating with Manager-Residential Services to seek guidance related to higher decision making when needed.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or GED, pursuit of/interest in further education.
  • Good understanding of ethical boundaries.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)
  • In the midst of a walk with Jesus Christ and be able to articulate belief.

How to apply:

Applicants may apply online at https://buffalocitymission.org/original/employment-application.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.
Buffalo City Mission is an EEO Employer.


Resident Coordinator at Buffalo City Mission

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
This position fosters a Christ-like caring atmosphere, focusing on life skill development in a safe, healthy, healing environment, while striving to meet the practical needs of all residents.
This position reports to the Manager-Residential Services.

Opening is Full Time, 40 hours/wk:  1 opening – Second shift, 3:00p.m. – 11:00p.m.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acclimate residents to the facility through the Mission’s initial intake and orientation process..
  • Communicate behavioral actions through the incident reporting process.
  • Conduct unit inspections, document and communicate appropriately to respective management and provide feedback to resident and case management.
  • Report vacated units and prepare them for new residents.
  • Assist residents with day-to-day housekeeping of facility, sleeping, and lounge areas.
  • Oversee emergency shelter linen exchange as well as residents’ laundry.
  • Conduct direct observation drug and alcohol screenings, including breathalyzer and urine tests.
  • Ensure physical comfort and safety of the residents as well as meet their needs for food, shelter, clothing and personal care.
  • Maintain effective communication between staff members and Case Managers by means of various communication vehicles including matrix log, incident, written and verbal reports.
  • All other assigned job responsibilities as needed.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or GED, pursuit of/interest in further education.
  • Previous experience in a human services field is preferred.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)

How to apply:
Applicants may apply online at https://buffalocitymission.org/original/employment-application or by sending a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.
Buffalo City Mission is an EEO Employer.


Safety Monitor

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:
As a representative of the Buffalo City Mission this position is responsible for fostering a compassionate, welcoming greeting to all who enter the building.  In addition observing and reporting incidents in order to help ensure a safe, secure environment for clients, staff, volunteers and visitors in and around the facility at all properties.

  • Hours:  Now recruiting for all shifts: 7a-3p, 3p-11p, 11p-7a

Key Responsibilities:

  • Follows all safety and security policies and procedures consistently.
  • Ensures that the correct entry control processes are followed consistently.
  • Maintain communication logs in up to date real time as needed.
  • Document all safety/security incidents accurately and timely.
  • Assist and diffuse potential volatile situations.
  • Conduct and assist with dorm sweeps as requested by management.
  • Ensuring the environment remains safe and secure by monitoring through all available resources the clients and guests activities.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or GED, pursuit of/interest in further education with 2-3 years’ experience and training in a related field.
  • Crisis intervention techniques training and be prepared to handle crisis.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)
  • NYS Security Guard License required

How to apply: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check. Buffalo City Mission is an EEOE.


Temporary After School Childcare - Grant Awarded Position at Buffalo City Mission

Our Mission Statement
Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

**Please note, this is a  Temporary Position funded by a grant award.**

Opening:

  • AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: Position assignment would follow the school year start in early September 2018 and go thru June 2019.  Work Schedule: Part time position about 25 hours/week, Monday through Friday, 2:30pm to 6:30pm for After-School program.

Job Description:
The above position is responsible for planning activities, implementing programs, teaching and playing with the children, working with volunteers and foster grandmothers as well as developing and maintaining positive relationships with mothers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Understanding of the stages of early child development.
  • Understanding of age appropriate behaviors and abilities
  • Ability to play, respond and teach young children using different methods of play.
  • Ability to respond positively to mothers to increase and improve mothers parenting skills.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood, Child Development Accreditation (CDA) or a related field or equivalent experience
  • Be dependable, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • A mature walk with Jesus Christ and the ability to articulate belief.

Applicants may apply online at https://buffalocitymission.org/original/employment-application or by sending a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] . While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.  Buffalo City Mission is an EEOE.


Volunteer Service Coordinator - Buffalo City Mission

Our Mission Statement

Buffalo City Mission exists to meet the spiritual and practical needs of the poor through the demonstration of the love and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our Purpose
The purpose of Buffalo City Mission is to proclaim and demonstrate the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ, meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

Job Description:

This position’s main objective is to build positive relationships between the Buffalo City Mission and its volunteers.

Work Schedule: Part time, up to 28 hours per week.  Flexible hours: days, evenings and weekends as needed.  Must be available to work holidays (ex. Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implements the Mission’s policies and procedures regarding community donations of in-kind goods throughout the year ie. Christmas gift needs for the men, women and children.
  • Ensures that supportive follow-up communication with donors and staff are maintained as needed.
  • Builds relationships with donors and suggests creative ways of engagement as needs arise.
  • Initiates shared information and updates with all involved organizations to include churches, businesses and groups participation. Forwards interest in further committed engagement to Manager-Volunteers.
  • Schedules appointments with donors to receive donations and ensures that a follow-up Thank you communication is sent to donor.
  • Tracks all donations received by the Volunteer dept.
  • Oversees Court Ordered orientation, placement and tracks hours for reporting.
  • Performs tours at both Cornerstone Manor and Tupper locations for volunteers and groups.
  • Implementation of volunteer and staff yearly appreciation program under the direction of the Manager-Volunteers.
  • Oversees the Men’s Community Center Birthday Event.
  • Assists with overseeing volunteers/groups/events as needed.
  • Assists with Turkey or Hambone Express annual events.
  • Represent the organization to all clients, volunteers and fellow co-workers in a Christ like manner that serves as an example of Christian behavior.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Associate Degree in social sciences, communications or related field, in lieu of  Associate’s degree, a High School Diploma/GED + 3-4 years of volunteer department work related experience
  • Strong communications, time management and good managerial skills. Detailed oriented, adaptable, organized and ability to successfully handle multiple projects and tasks.
  • Is positive and enthusiastic.
  • Communication Intelligence – Listens to others, able to communicate issues clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences and overcome resistance; fosters open communication and manages emotion in positive ways.  Comfortable speaking in a group setting.
  • Excellent telephone etiquette with professional verbal and written skills a must!
  • Working with homeless or low-income families and substantial knowledge of community resources helpful.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience working with databases desirable.
  • A mature walk with Jesus Christ and be able to articulate belief.

How to apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to [email protected] or by mail to Buffalo City Mission, Attn: Human Resources, 100 E. Tupper St., Buffalo, NY 14203. While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

Please note the selected candidate will be required to submit to a drug screen and a background check.
Buffalo City Mission is an EEO Employer.

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