Job Opportunities

For 138 years, The Bowery Mission has been called to minister to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ. Our goal is be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City. Currently we are at nine locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Pennsylvania.

The Bowery Mission currently has the following job openings:

Executive

Development

Programs: New York, NY

Programs: Newark, NJ

Operations & Administration

Seasonal or Contracted

Applicants are encouraged to be knowledgeable about the purpose and goal of our organization and our faith-based approach before applying.

Due to the number of applications we receive, we are only able to respond to qualified candidates who are selected for interviews. We sincerely appreciate all candidates for their interest in The Bowery Mission.

In addition to paid positions, The Bowery Mission also has many volunteer opportunities available.

 


Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Location

New York, NY

Summary

As an essential member of the Administrative team at The Bowery Mission's Administrative Headquarters, the Executive Assistant provides daily support to the Chief Executive Officer of a $21 M privately funded ministry that spans 10 sites across NY, NJ and PA. The Administrative team serves the 170 staff, Board of Directors and numerous donors across the organization as they seek to effectively fulfill their calling to be the best provider of compassionate care and life transformation.

The Executive Assistant's responsibilities will include: scheduling, preparations for quarterly Board of Director's meetings, creating effective communications and presentations for internal and external stakeholders, and effectively to keep the CEO informed of upcoming and timely matters.

The Executive Assistant will also serve as the Office Manager for our Administrative Headquarters—a 35 person site comprised of the organization's Fundraising, Marketing, Finance, Administrative, HR and Program Effectiveness employees. Responsibilities include, managing the reception desk, inventory of office supplies, mail and phone systems, office celebrations, arranging for new employee work stations and occasional site meetings.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Direct Reports: Two part-time Receptionists

Requirements:

  • Dedicated follower of Christ who adheres to the Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct;
  • Five+ years' experience in professional or administrative roles with increasing scope of responsibility;
  • A demonstrated heart for the community served by TBM;
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills with attention to detail;
  • High level of competency with Outlook Calendar and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly PowerPoint, Word and Excel;
  • Proven written and oral communication skills;
  • Servant oriented team player with mature presence;
  • Proven discretion in maintaining security of confidential information;
  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred:

  • Prior experience as an executive assistant;
  • Experience with MS Project & Google Docs
  • Experience with Raisers Edge software

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a one page "Approach to Customer Service as a Ministry" to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Executive Assistant" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Development Coordinator

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The Development Coordinator is a key member of the team that uncovers the critical funds necessary to extend compassionate care and transform lives at The Bowery Mission. Through the power of Jesus Christ, we seek not only to meet immediate needs, but to have a long-term impact on the men, women, and children who come to us.

The Coordinator supports the Chief Development Officer (CDO) as the CDO provides overall leadership for all fundraising, donor engagement, marketing and public relations efforts of both The Bowery Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission. On behalf of the CDO, the Coordinator facilitates collaboration between staff members to accomplish shared goals.

The Coordinator also supports the larger Development Team by developing a general knowledge of the various departments within the team and their functions, coordinating team meetings, managing department wide reports and calendar, and assisting with special projects as assigned.

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adhere to the Code of Conduct.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Detail oriented, adaptable, organized, and self-motivated individual.
  • High integrity and character.
  • Computer literate, proficient in MS Office.
  • Written and verbal skills.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a one page writing sample outlining your "Approach to Ministry" to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Development Coordinator" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Donor Services Associate

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The Bowery Mission is a holistic, faith based organization dedicated to serving the homeless by providing compassionate care and life transformation services. The Donor Services Associate is a key member of the Development team, which helps to uncover critical funds necessary to better serve hurting New Yorker's at The Bowery Mission.

The Associate supports the Manager in facilitating an accelerated shift from a "gift processing" approach to a "customer service" approach that delivers high-quality, accurate, pre-planned outcomes for various donor activities and various points in each donor's lifecycle.

Responsibilities include providing personalized support to donors, collaborating with other team members to provide support to the development team, processing incoming gifts, database management, maintaining accuracy of information, and other projects as assigned.

Reports to: Manager, Donor Services

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 1 – 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in Raiser's Edge or an equivalent customer relationship management system
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office with a strong emphasis in Excel
  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task, learn and process information quickly, and exercise good judgment
  • Takes direction, creatively problem-solves, and meets a variety of deadlines with excellence
  • Works independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • High level of integrity that builds trust with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Organized with an acute attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, dependable, and punctual

Please email your cover letter and resume to HR@bowery.org. Please use "Donor Services Associate" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Community Life Associate, Women's Center (Part-time Weekends)

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The Bowery Mission is a holistic, faith-based organization dedicated to serving people who are experiencing homelessness. The Bowery Mission's Community Life program represents all residential programming for men and women, including emergency and short-term shelters, long-term residences and transitional housing.

The Community Life Associate is part of our Women's Center team that creates a safe and positive environment to equip women for independent living. The Associate takes a relational approach in supporting clients in day-to-day schedules and goals.

Responsibilities include: Welcoming residents and volunteers, orienting new residents to community life guidelines, modeling and coaching independent living skills, promoting healthy communication, overseeing schedules, ensuring safety by conducting hourly rounds and scheduled fire drills, submitting timely progress and incident reports, and working collaboratively with the Community Life and Shared Services teams.

Reports to: Senior Operations Manager

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Highly relational with strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to follow protocol and provide accountability
  • Growing understanding and application of trauma-informed care
  • Associate's degree or higher
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Computer & email proficiency

Preferred:

  • CPR & Fire Safety certified

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a one page Approach to Ministry to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Women's PT Community Life Associate" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Community Life Associate, Men's Center

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The Bowery Mission is a holistic, faith-based organization dedicated to serving people who are experiencing homelessness. The Bowery Mission's Community Life program represents all residential programming for men and women, including emergency and short-term shelters, long-term residences and transitional housing.

The Men's Community Life Associate is part of our Men's Center team that creates a safe and positive environment to equip men for independent living. The Associate takes a relational approach in supporting clients in day-to-day schedules and goals.

Responsibilities include: Welcoming residents and volunteers, orienting new residents to community life guidelines, modeling and coaching independent living skills, promoting healthy communication, overseeing schedules, ensuring safety by conducting hourly rounds and scheduled fire drills, submitting timely progress and incident reports, and working collaboratively with the Community Life and Shared Services teams.

Reports to: Men's Shelter Manager and Compassionate Care Director

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Highly relational with strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to follow protocol and provide accountability
  • Growing understanding and application of trauma-informed care
  • Associate's degree or higher
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Computer & email proficiency

Preferred:

  • CPR & Fire Safety certified
  • Valid driver's license

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a one page Approach to Ministry to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Men's Community Life Associate" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Youth Program Associate, Part-time, Mont Lawn City Camp

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The Program Associate is a key member of the Children and Youth Program which empowers youth and their families caught in the cycles of poverty, in order to better serve hurting New Yorkers at The Bowery Mission. The Associate will join an exciting venture to develop a second neighborhood-based site in East Harlem, which is closely linked the Bowery Mission's Community Hope Resource Center. The Program Associate will support the Site Supervisor; together they will plan, develop, and recruit for this program.

The Associate, along with the Site Supervisor, will prepare and implement daily programs for children and families. The Associate will also take on some of the administrative responsibilities of this program. This position is part time (20 hours a week) with tentative hours currently set for Monday – Friday from 2:30-6:30 pm, and two Saturdays each month.

Reports to: East Harlem Site Supervisor

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Experience working with children
  • Classroom management/public speaking skills
  • Punctual and highly organized
  • Flexible, adaptable, teachable
  • Ability to multi-task and to work with several people at the same time
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and technology
  • Extreme attention to detail and critical thinking skills
  • Growing passion for the homeless and hurting

Preferred:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two or more years of administrative experience
  • Two or more years experience working with children
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Experience writing classroom curriculum
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Experienced with database systems, ETO-Efforts to Outcomes software a plus

For your application to be considered complete, please email to HR@bowery.org your cover letter, resume, and a one page philosophy of ministry. Use "MLCC Program Associate" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Youth Program Associate, Mont Lawn Summer Camp

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The associate is a key member of the Children and Youth Program which empowers youth and their families caught in the cycles of poverty, in order to better serve hurting New Yorkers at The Bowery Mission. For many families and summer staff leads, the Program Associate will be the first person they meet. The associate provides quality customer service and administrative support to our staff and families at Mont Lawn Summer Camp.

The Summer Camp Program Associate works in East Harlem from September to May based out of NYC and works to recruit campers and staff for Mont Lawn Camp. From June to August the associate manages the summer camp office in Bushkill, PA and assists with camp programming.

Reports to: Summer Camp Program Manager

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Ability to multi-task and to work with several people at the same time
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Energetic self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal skills—customer service orientation
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite and technology
  • Flexible, adaptable, teachable
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

Preferred:

  • Two or more years experience in children's programming
  • Two or more years of administrative experience
  • Bachelor's degree

Please email your cover letter, resume, and brief philosophy of ministry to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Summer Camp Program Associate" in subject line. No calls please.

 

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Community Life Associate

Location

Newark, NJ

Summary

The Bowery Mission is a holistic, faith-based organization dedicated to serving people who are experiencing homelessness. The Bowery Mission's Community Life program represents all residential programming for men and women, including emergency and short-term shelters, long-term residences and transitional housing.

The Community Life Associate is part of our team located at the Goodwill Rescue Mission, a program of the Bowery Mission, that creates a safe and positive environment to equip men and women for independent living. The Associate takes a relational approach in supporting clients in day-to-day schedules and goals.

Responsibilities include: Welcoming residents and volunteers, orienting new residents to community life guidelines, modeling and coaching independent living skills, promoting healthy communication, overseeing schedules, ensuring safety by conducting hourly rounds and scheduled fire drills, submitting timely progress and incident reports, and working collaboratively with the Community Life and Shared Services teams.

Reports to: Site Director

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Highly relational with strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to follow protocol and provide accountability
  • Growing understanding and application of trauma-informed care
  • Associate's degree or higher
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Computer & email proficiency

Preferred:

  • CPR & Fire Safety certified
  • Valid driver's license

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a one page Approach to Ministry to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Community Life Associate - NJ" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Social Worker

Location

Newark, NJ

Summary

The Bowery Mission is a holistic, faith-based organization committed to serving people experiencing homelessness. The Social Worker is a key part of our team located at the Goodwill Rescue Mission, a program of The Bowery Mission. The Social Worker supports male and female clients by creating care plans, providing resources and referrals, scheduling appointments, outcome evaluation, and collaborating with our mental health staff to provide holistic care.

Reports to: Social Work and Outreach Director

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving and multi-tasking ability
  • Previous experience with trauma-informed care
  • Valid driver's license

Preferred:

  • 2+ year rescue mission experience or equivalent
  • Prior experience with client database

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a one page "Approach to Ministry" to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Social Worker" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Food Services Staff, Part-time

Location

New York, NY & Newark, NJ

Summary

As a key member of the Food Services team, the Food Services Staff will be responsible to coordinate as well as participate in all of the daily activities of the food service personnel as they prepare, cook, and serve 800+ meals daily. The staff member's responsibilities will include meal prep, maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen equipment, supervising volunteers and overseeing the organization of all daily food deliveries and donations to the kitchen.

Since the kitchens are often operated by large groups of volunteers, this role requires someone capable of managing a high level of detail with patience, all while supervising people who may or may not have previous experience working in the kitchen.

Reports to: Food Services Director

Requirements:

  • Understand the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • Passion to work in community to serve the needy and homeless of New York City
  • Professional demeanor with co-workers, volunteers, residents, vendors and the public
  • Organized, coachable, dependable, adaptable and honest
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to bend, squat, sit, and lift 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time
  • NYC Food Handlers Certificate
  • High School Diploma

Preferred:

  • Two years Kitchen experience
  • Valid Driver's License

Please email cover letter and resume to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Food Services Staff" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Residential Program Interns, Women's Centers

Program Intern (FT Days; Wed to Sun; 7:30a – 3:30p; Harlem; immediate start)

Program Intern (FT Days; Sat to Wed; 7:30a – 3:30p; UES; immediate start)

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The Bowery Mission Women's Centers internships are a rewarding opportunity to receive in-depth, hands-on experience serving women in recovery from crisis and homelessness. Our Program and Residential Assistant Interns serve our Women's Centers staff team, residents, and volunteers in a wide variety of roles and responsibilities, with a primary focus on house operations and direct assistance to the women in residence. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: supporting women in daily programming and tasks, case management and scheduling, coordinating visitors and volunteers, and ensuring the safety of participants and house operations. The Bowery Mission Women's Centers residential internships are a one-year, full-time paid internship experience, which includes a monthly stipend, housing and meals.

Reports to: Senior House Operations Manager

Requirements:

  • Understands the organizational Statement of Faith and willing to adhere to the Code of Conduct
  • Bachelor's degree, certification or graduate level work in related field
  • Compassionate toward the needs of the homeless community and women in recovery
  • Certified or willing to be certified in the following: CPR, fire safety, and non-violent crisis intervention (NCI)
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Flexible, approachable, and able to work with a team
  • Organized and attentive to individual needs and program details
  • Proven confidentiality and personal integrity
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Preferred:

  • CPR & Fire Safety Certification
  • Non Crisis Intervention Certification

Please email resume, one page "Approach to Ministry," and cover letter to HR@bowery.org and use "Women's Centers Residential Internship" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

 

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Major Gifts Development Associate, Part-time – flexible

Location

New York, NY

Summary

The Bowery Mission is a holistic, faith based organization dedicated to serving the homeless by providing compassionate care and life transformation services. As a key member of the Development Team, the Development Associate helps to uncover critical funds necessary to transform lives at The Bowery Mission. The Associate should actively collaborate with team members to ensure each partner is engaged in appropriate and fruitful ways. The Associate supports the Interim Director of Major Gifts by preparing presentation material, scheduling, doing research, keeping records, and creating reports and correspondences. The Associate will also work with Raiser's Edge software, will do ghost writing, and will correspond with donors and provide tours at the mission as needed. This position is a part-time contract position with some flexibility to work remotely an average of 16 hours per week.

Reports to: Interim Director, Major Gifts

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to the Code of Conduct
  • High integrity that builds trust with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • The ability to take direction, creatively problem-solve, and meet a variety of deadlines with excellence.
  • A working knowledge/understanding of and preferred experience in fundraising/sales.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and a genuine desire to engage deeply with supporters from a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • High level attention to detail.
  • High proficiency in office software and a growing proficiency with Raisers Edge or equivalent customer data base.

Please email your cover letter, resume, and a one page Approach to Ministry to HR@bowery.org. In your cover letter we'd love to hear how you heard about this position. Please use "Development Associate" in the subject line. No calls please.

 

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Youth Summer Staff / Counselor, Mont Lawn Summer Camp

Location

Bushkill, PA

Summary

Mont Lawn Camp has a long legacy (since 1894) of providing low-cost summer camp to children from low-income families in New York City. At MLC, kids have the opportunity to gain new experiences, explore a variety of interests, and make life-long friends. Mont Lawn Camp’s Summer Staff comes alongside kids for this amazing experience of growth and relationships.

The Bowery Mission’s Summer Program, Mont Lawn Camp, in Bushkill, PA is hiring several camp counselor/summer staff positions for the summer season (June 1 – August 7). This is a live in position with room and board included.

Reports to:

Summer Staff positions include:

  • Counselor
  • Teen Hill Counselor/Adventure Specialist
  • Aquatics Specialist
  • Art Specialist
  • Little Chefs Specialist
  • Nature Specialist
  • Farm Specialist
  • Dance Specialist
  • Theatre Specialist
  • Support Staff
  • See website link below for more positions

Requirements:

  • Understands the organization's Statement of Faith and adheres to Code of Conduct.
  • Heart for low-income kids and a desire to work in ministry.
  • Flexible, energetic, team player.
  • Experience working with kids preferred.

Interested candidates, please apply at www.bowery.org/mlcapply. No calls please.

 

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