Jun 13, 2019

Homeless Outreach Coordinator

  • Christ in the City
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full time Communications Fundraising Human Resources Ministry, Young Adult Mission Work Nonprofit

Job Description

Job Title: Homeless Outreach Coordinator

Time: Full time, 40 hours per week

Reports to: Program Director

Supervises: Missionaries

Position Purpose and Summary:

The Homeless Outreach Coordinator oversees all homeless outreach ministries for Christ in the City, facilitating relationships between the missionaries, staff and volunteers with the homeless and other agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

General

  • Create a community culture within the Homeless Outreach Ministry that is consistent with the identified mission, vision, guiding principles, and values of Christ in the City.
  • Facilitate reflection and application of Homeless Outreach Handbook in collaboration with the formators.

Ministry

  • Plan and execute ongoing street ministry training regarding homeless encounters, safety, and outreach resources for the missionaries
  • Provide oversight and direction to missionaries
  • Lead weekly meeting with street teams
  • Work with missionaries to schedule the different accompaniments between them and the homeless we form relationships with
  • Assist in responding to difficulties that missionaries encounter on the streets and direct interventions as necessary
  • Report to the formators the difficulties missionaries are facing
  • Accompany the missionaries in street ministry each week, rotating between all the teams
  • Train and supervise the missionaries in all Christ in the City ministries, including: Night Ministry, Women’s Ministry, University Ministry, Lunch in the Park and Daily Street Walks
  • Manage street routes missionaries walk for street ministry
  • Plan and execute all aspects of Christ in the City Lunch in the Park in coordination with the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Oversee communications with friends on the street (e.g. G-Mail & Google Voice Application)

Research and Data

  • Help research and refine aspects of street ministry in order to better serve the poor and homeless
  • Collect data on all street ministry and present it to the Managing Director upon request
  • Oversee and manage Homeless Outreach database, including intake forms
  • Provide pertinent information tot he Program Director with regards to donations for the homeless.

Other

  • Manage necessary permits for ministries from the City/State Parks and Recreation Department, and/or third party agencies (e.g. Lunch in the Park, night ministry)
  • Create and manage positive relationships with various homeless agencies and outreach organizations
  • Collaborate with other organizations, the city, and the state to help know, love and serve the poor

Specific Skills/Training Required:

  • Conviction and understanding of Christ in the City’s vision, mission, values, and guiding principles
  • Effective conflict management
  • Highly developed communication skills
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Creative problem solving
  • Problem sensitivity
  • Personnel management
  • Cross team collaboration, team building, team motivation
  • Coordination/Organization/Administration skills
  • Intellectually formed in Catholic Social Doctrine
  • Service orientation
  • Experience serving the homeless
  • Experience working with youth

General Skills Required:

  • Compassion: Profound desire to serve the poor directly
  • Prudence and responsibility (responsible for the missionaries safety on the streets)
  • Welcoming personality and able to handle difficult situations that happen in the streets with the homeless
  • Maturity/Stability to understand and accompany the missionaries through struggles experienced in street ministry
  • Proficiency with modern office productivity tools (e.g. Microsoft, G Suite and scheduling programs)

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