If you’ve always wanted to work for a Christian organization and to be able to minister to people as a part of your job, Fairbanks Rescue Mission is a wonderful place to be. Our jobs are demanding jobs requiring compassion, good boundaries, and Godly wisdom.  You will be a part of a committed, supportive team with training in all aspects of your position with a strong emphasis on leadership.

FRM is a nonprofit, Christian organization that serves homeless and poor men, women, and children of interior Alaska. Qualified applicants may email their application, resume, and cover letter to Michelle (please enter the "position title" you are applying for in the subject line) at michelle@fairbanksrescuemission.org. You may also fax those items to  (907) 451-7058, or mail to:

Fairbanks Rescue Mission

Attn: Michelle Harpole

723 27th Avenue Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Our office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Job Opportunities:  Women's Genesis Program Manager and Shelter Manager

Title:        Women’s Genesis Program Manager and Shelter Manager
Hours:      40 Hours, Monday through Friday, 9-5
Starting Pay:    $16/hour

Definition of Position:
Under the direction of the Program Director, the Genesis Program Manager is responsible for management of the residential Genesis recovery program including counseling of participants in the program.  The Women’s Shelter Manager oversees operation of the women’s shelter, oversight of the night manager, and is responsible to see that all records are maintained accurately.  She is responsible for making the Women’s Shelter run efficiently by performing a wide variety of duties to oversee the cleanliness, orderliness, safety, and security of the facility.  Case management of residents is an important aspect of this position.  

Minimum Qualifications:
A mature Christian with a sincere desire to show Christ’s compassion.
Ability to enforce rules and follow policies is essential.
Experience working with people with addictive behaviors, mental illness, and/or co-occurring disorders strongly desired.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills, and crisis intervention skills. 
Must be able to maintain confidentiality, work with minimal direction and make decisions involving significant discretion while observing professional boundaries. 
Ability to handle cash.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of basic software applications is a must.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Training in substance abuse counseling required.  40-hour training as a Genesis counselor preferred. 
Able to enjoy continuous people interaction while presenting a pleasant, helpful demeanor.
Able to demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft applications. 
Physically able to walk the grounds on a periodic basis to conduct building security checks.

Job Duties
Facilitate Genesis meetings and meet on-on-one with Genesis participants (6 maximum in program).
Case management of residents.
Minister to the spiritual as well as the physical needs of those coming to the Rescue Mission.
Maintain a safe and secure environment for all clients by enforcing policies and regulations and addressing crisis situations.
Responsible for calling law enforcement and professional medical assistance when necessary.
Responsible for client check-in at the Women’s Desk, including receiving payment and issuing receipts.
Able to maintain Shelter records on a computer and prepare weekly status reports.
Provide after-hours on-call services as assigned.
Other job-related duties as assigned.

Immediate Supervisor:  Program Director

To Apply:  Submit your resume and a completed FRM job application (linked above) in person at Fairbanks Rescue Mission, 723 27th Avenue or by e-mail to michelle@fairbanksrescuemission.org.  We will accept applications until the position is filled.


Job Opportunities – Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Title:        Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Support
Hours:        Monday – Friday, 9-5 with occasional evening, weekend, and holiday
                       (Thanksgiving and Christmas) requirements

Definition of Position:  
Will facilitate provision of volunteer opportunities within the Rescue Mission, recruiting when necessary, and seeking to provide volunteers with a meaningful experience while supplying FRM with needed support. Under supervision will provide basic clerical support to administrative office as well as greeting and providing assistance to clientele, donors and visitors.  Will be responsible for managing Facebook and other social media.  Will assist with other community outreach including helping with event planning.  

Minimum Qualifications:  
A desire to serve Christ by serving others
Graduation from high school and some college credits
Two years office experience
Experience in recruiting volunteers and facilitating volunteer training and involvement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Able to enjoy continuous people interaction while presenting a pleasant, helpful demeanor
Ability to interact with people in crisis
Able to demonstrate proficiency in using Microsoft applications
Knowledge and use of correct grammar and spelling
Ability to perform detailed tasks with precision and accuracy
Familiarity with and ability to use social media
Ability to design graphics, posters, and flyers
Physically able to get around a large building and able to lift and carry 25 pounds

Job Duties:
Interview and inform volunteers, recruiting and training, when necessary.  Also responsible for organizing volunteer appreciation.
Maintain volunteer records
Provide and schedule volunteer opportunities in coordination with appropriate staff
Facilitate religious volunteer scheduling and quarterly luncheons
Provide outreach to the community through the use of social media
Assist other staff in event planning
Answer multiline phone - answer routine questions, handle occasional crisis phone calls, make appropriate referrals, take accurate messages
Greet visitors for all programs and direct appropriately
Receive donations, write receipts, and see that donations are distributed appropriately
Take inventory of office supplies and maintain supply closets in a neat, orderly manner
Provide faxing and copying services to staff and clientele
Print and stock in-house forms
Sort and deliver mail
Using in-house or volunteer help, prepare mailing of monthly newsletter
Perform other related duties as assigned

Immediate Supervisor: Administrative Director

To apply:  Submit your resume in person at Fairbanks Rescue Mission, 723 27th Avenue or by e-mail to michelle@fairbanksrescuemission.org.  Please include our job application which is available at www.fairbanksrescuemission.org.  We will accept applications until the job is filled.