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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.
  • 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.
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.

Food Service Attendant 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 part-time position is responsible for reheating pre-cooked food to proper safety temperatures that will be served to 180+ clients. In addition this position is responsible for instructing volunteers and clients in minor food preparation, serving meals, and cleaning up the dining room and kitchen after each service.

Work Schedule: Part time, up to 28 hours per week.

Key responsibilities:

  • Experienced in safe food handling processes.
  • Knowledge of reheating and maintaining proper food temperatures of pre-cooked meals and acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques.
  • Ability to assign, instruct, train and monitor the work of kitchen volunteers.
  • Maintain food temperature logs of served meals.
  • Adhere to all New Your State sanitary regulations.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft office.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds above waist level.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a fast paced, busy kitchen environment.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • 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 EEOE.


Grant Administrator for 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 Grant Administrator primarily plans, organizes and directs: 1) all aspects related to grants including seeking, tracking, monitoring, funding, and administration; 2) supports the Executive Director and CFO in the carrying out of their responsibilities as needed.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, Full time position.  Some night, weekends and holidays may be required as needed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the primary driver for BCM to secure and manage grant funding.
  • Work directly with BCM’s Executive Director, CFO and Senior Directors to ensure that appropriate grants are being sought to maximize grant opportunities and funding.
  • Ensure the accurate, timely, efficient and transparent process for the entire grant life cycle, from proposal to close. This entails pre-award management, tracking payments, reviewing and producing relevant reports, and monitoring for grants as needed.
  • Work closely with the CFO and Director-Finance to make sure grant income is properly recorded/allocated and received in the accounting system.
  • Work with Senior Directors to develop and maintain all grant agreements pertaining to grant awards and applications.
  • Keep management informed of the grant performance and provide advice on all related matters.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as English/Accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years documented successful grant writing experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills.
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and practices in field of expertise.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • In the midst of a mature walk with Jesus Christ and able to articulate belief.

How to apply:

Applicants may apply on our website at should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of this 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.


Substitute Daycare Teacher 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 is responsible for planning activities, implementing the program, teaching and playing with the children, working with volunteers and foster grandmothers as well as developing and maintaining positive relationships with mothers.

  • Work Schedule:  Part time position, Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 4:30pm, up to 28 hours/week.

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
  • 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 EEOE.


Summer Day Camp Counselor - 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 temporary position will be responsible for overseeing children during our summer program.  Activities will include supervising the children during fieldtrips, teaching Bible stories and concepts, participating in and facilitating weekly activity classes and much more as we  teach kids about Jesus and become a family.

• Work Schedule: Temporary position, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM–4:30 PM (June 25th—August 10th), 40 hours per week. .

Key Responsibilities:

  • A committed follower of Jesus Christ who wants to build positive relationships with children and who is comfortable teaching and living out their faith in God
  • Ability to safely and competently lead small groups of students in activities and on field trips
  • A “self-starter” with good problem-solving abilities and a willingness to be flexible
  • Dependable, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Stamina and perseverance

Successful candidates will have:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability, comfortable, and confidence in dealing with school-age children
  • 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 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.


Thrift Store Clerk - Buffalo City Mission - Part Time

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 will provide excellent service to customers of the Mission’s Thrift Shop while maintaining the store’s stock levels, appearance and efficiency of operations.

• Work Schedule: Part time – flexible afternoon and evening hours, Monday through Saturday including Holidays, up to 28 hours per week.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet customers and assist in a manner representative of the Mission and its values.
  • Operate cash register to cash-out customer selections and bag purchases.
  • Maintain the store including stocking shelves, re-hanging items, keeping the dressing rooms empty of discarded selections, returning merchandise to their proper area and creating displays.
  • Receive incoming merchandise and sort, tag and price donations.
  • Test electrical appliances and determine the usability of furniture and home décor.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds above waist level.

Successful candidates will have:

  • A minimum high school degree or GED.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working in a retail environment.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Problem-solving abilities and initiatives.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • 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.


Truck Driver-Logistics 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 is a full-time position and is responsible for picking up donations from residences or other donation sites as schedule are assigned.

Key responsibilities:

  • Treat all customers courteously and in a manner representative of the Mission and its values.
  • Operate vehicle in accordance to the laws of New York State and the expectations of the Buffalo City Mission as detailed in driver orientation.
  • Observe all safety standards in the proper loading and unloading truck.
  • Check to ensure that truck cab and box are clean and all personal items are removed daily.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records including driving log.
  • Perform daily walk around inspection of vehicle, checking air, water, oil, and other items.
  • Provide assistance to Thrift Store personnel when delivering items to ensure the proper placement and location within the store.
  • Obey all traffic regulations.

Successful candidates will have:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience packing, securing and transporting merchandise.
  • Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a valid, clean NYS driver’s license, CDL is preferred but not required
  • Must be law abiding while driving – no speeding, etc.
  • Basic computer and written communication skills.
  • Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)

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.


Van Driver 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 is a part-time position responsible for the transportation of clients and staff as needed.  This position reports to the Manager-Residential Services. This is a part time position up to 28 hours per week.

Key responsibilities:
•    Check and print the CLIENT SERVICE VAN SCHEDULE located in Outlook schedule for daily appointments and trips with vehicle.
•    Observe all safety standards in the proper embarkation and disembarking from van.
•    Maintain complete and accurate records including driving log.
•    Install child safety seat as needed for child of appropriate size and location, inspect and authorize child safety seats provided by parent and verify that car seat expiration date is current to code.
•    Ensure that all passengers are using safety belts, including infant/child seats as designed.
•    Acquire the Vehicle Safety Form from the logistics department, perform daily walk around inspection of vehicle and turn form into Logistics Manager daily.
•    Operate vehicle in accordance to the laws of New York State and the expectations of the Buffalo City Mission as detailed in driver orientation.
•    Treat all customers courteously and in a manner representative of the Mission and its values.
•    Provide assistance to clients and personnel when driving them to appropriate locations as detailed on daily task/destination log.
•    Responsible for the security and safe operation of the vehicle and other assigned equipment. Obey all traffic regulations.
•    Ensure that the glove box is supplied with accident report forms, insurance forms, and vehicle registration.

Successful candidates will have:
•    High school diploma or GED.
•    Positive communication and interpersonal skills.
•    Must have a valid, clean NYS driver’s license, CDL is preferred but not required
•    Must be law abiding while driving – no speeding, etc.
•    Basic computer and written communication skills.
•    Limited physical requirements (e.g., ability to lift, carry, reach, etc.)

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.

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