Are you searching for a position that will allow you to work directly with the poor and homeless? Has God blessed you with a heart for serving others through ministry? If so, City Union Mission’s employment opportunities may provide exactly what your life needs.

Application Process
You may either download the application by clicking here and e-mail the completed form to debbie.mance@cityunionmission.org, or you can print off the application, complete it manually, and mail, fax or hand-deliver your completed application.

Please mail applications to:
City Union Mission
Attn: Human Resources
1100 E. 11th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

Please fax applications to:
(816) 471-3811

Please hand-deliver applications to the address listed above.
Monday-Friday, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm

 Full-Time Positions/Benefits Eligible

(Benefits include: health care benefits, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave)

Operations: Men’s Center Cook

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Provide nutritious and attractive meals to shelter guests, staff and volunteers. An adequate amount of food must be prepared according to the number of people in the shelter up to 300. Provide a friendly, warm atmosphere for shelter guests, staff and volunteers. Maintain Health Department standards for cleanliness in kitchen and dining room.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Have one or more years of quantity cooking experience (preferred).
  • Must be able to work well with people, clients, staff & volunteers; must have a heart for the ministry.
  • Must be willing & able to supervise CLP participants, while at the same time training them for future employment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.

Development: Donor Application Specialist

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Perform the data entry tasks and manage the data entry tasks performed by volunteers and other staff and to manage the data management needs of Development at a mastery level, including Raiser’s Edge, MS Access and other software programs, as needed. Manage the collection of donor and prospect data, the entry/import of that data and to produce reports that readily illustrate the performance of Development methods and enterprises.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Must have computer skills; proficient grammar and spelling skills; be able to follow specific instructions.
  • Must be able to balance a sense of managing the data with a willingness to adjust input steps or outputs.
  • Must be able to work well with people. Needs to display a background of being neat and conscientious.

Operations: Project Coordinator

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Assist the Planning & Projects Specialist in the maintenance and overall upkeep of the facilities and grounds assigned, as well as the projects for the facilities organization.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Have the ability to lift 75lbs and stand or walk for up to eight hours a day.
  • Have a valid driver’s license and maintain insurability.
  • Be familiar with basic electrical, heating & cooling, refrigeration, plumbing, and minor construction skills.
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Exhibit a desire and willingness to learn.
  • Exhibit good communication and organizational skills with people and projects.

Operations: Assistant Food Warehouse Manager

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Assist Warehouse Manager in:

  • Receiving, GIK, sorting, storing and distributing purchased and donated foods, housekeeping, personal care and Hallmark supplies using a continual computerized inventory system.
  • Insuring accurate inventory of donated food, housekeeping, personal care and Hallmark supplies using computerized inventory system
  • Supervising program staff and/or effecting organization and sanitation in Food Service Warehouse area.
  • Filling orders for the kitchens and all departments requesting food, housekeeping, personal care and Hallmark supplies.
  • Helping maintain Health Department standards in storage of purchased and donated foods.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Knowledgeable about safe food handling practices.
  • Must have at least 1 year of warehouse & inventory related experience.
  • Must have good communication skills, an understanding of the needs of men with special problems.
  • Must be highly organized, have good time management skills and an attention to detail and cleanliness.
  • Needs to have more than basic computer skills, such as knowledge of Excel, Word, Adobe and etc.
  • Must be able to operate a lift truck/forklift.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to develop and maintain systems for inventorying, price comparisons, and others as need arises.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, bend over, pick up heavy items safely, operate a variety of equipment, kneel and climb stairs.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 or more pounds.
  • Needs to see job as a ministry.

Part-Time Positions/Non-Benefits Eligible

Family Ministries: PT Christian Recovery Counselor

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Provide family counseling for clients in the Family Shelter within the ministry of Counseling and Education. This ministry is a part of Family Services and provides counseling to men, women and children in the New Life Program, the Family Shelter and the community.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities, to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Be able to lead others into spiritual maturity, model Christ-like behavior, and have a good knowledge of the scriptures.
  • Have a Master’s degree in social work, education or pastoral counseling. Prefer an individual who is licensed in counseling.
  • Must be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the CUM Staff Policy Manual.

Men’s Ministries: PT Day Security Booth Staff

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Monitor those who enter the Men’s Center to make sure the building is secure.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities, to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Have a demonstrable background of spiritual maturity, sensitivity and compassion, as well as superb organization and communication skills.
  • Must have a compassionate heart for the poor and hurting of our society.
  • Exhibit good judgment, sensitivity, a demonstrable background of neatness, accuracy and dependability. Must be able to deal tactfully with the public.
  • Have or agree to get a CDL license within three months of hire date to be reimbursed by CUM.
  • Must be familiar with office equipment and operations and be computer literate.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, emotionally demanding environment.
  • Must be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the CUM Staff Policy Manual.

Christian Life Center: Overnight & Weekend Security Staff

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Assure, through diligently following procedures, that the CLC is a safe place for all who are therein, that the conduct of all members is appropriate and that there is a godly and wholesome atmosphere throughout and around the facility.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities, to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Have a demonstrable background of spiritual maturity, sensitivity and compassion, as well as demonstrate compassionate orderliness.
  • Must the ability to help men in recovery and be an intentional discipler.
  • Exhibit good judgment, sensitivity, a demonstrable background of neatness, accuracy and dependability. Must be able to deal tactfully with the public.
  • Must be familiar with office equipment and operations and be computer literate.
  • Must be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the CUM Staff Policy Manual.

Men’s Ministries: PT Evening & Overnight Shelter Manager

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Evening: Insure orderly procedure in all areas of the shelter ministry (dayroom, chapel/dining room, dorm areas, and outside of the building). Insure orderliness among the men on the Christian Life Program and their activities.
Overnight: Monitor the facilities and the men, insuring that the property is safe and secure, insuring that the men are cared for adequately, and insuring that the policies and procedures of City Union Mission are consistently applied.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities, to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Preferably be a minister, but will consider others.
  • Have the ability to follow procedures and guidelines and experience in some form of supervision.
  • Have or agree to get a CDL license within three months of hire date to be reimbursed by CUM.
  • Have knowledge of drug and alcohol abuse (preferred). Have experience in drug and alcohol counseling and Biblical counseling.
  • Have a strong Biblical foundation and be equipped to share the Gospel at any point with guests.
  • Have an ability to enforce all policies firmly and compassionately.
  • Have basic computer skills.

Family Ministries: PT Evening & Weekend Security/Hotline Staff

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Meet the informational needs of all callers during non-business hours especially with ministry to homeless persons seeking shelter. Help provide a safe environment for staff, clients, and guests. Monitor building activities from the Security Booth.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities, to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Have excellent organization and communication skills and the ability to record information accurately and neatly.
  • Be able to work in fast-paced, emotionally-demanding environment.
  • Have sensitivity and compassion for poor and hurting in society.
  • Must exhibit a background of dependability.
  • Must adhere to policies as listed in the City Union Mission Policy Handbook.

Family New Life Program: PT Children’s Play Therapist

Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Provide play therapeutic Christian-based counseling and education to the children of parents participating in the Family Center Ministry Services: Family Shelter, New Life Program, VYC and Community Assistance.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities, to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Be able to lead others into spiritual maturity, model Christ-like behavior, and have a good knowledge of Scriptures
  • Have a Master’s degree in Christian Counseling with emphasis in Play Therapy; preferably pursuing certification in Play Therapy
  • Must be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the CUM Staff Policy Manual.

On-Call Positions/Non-Benefits Eligible

Family Ministries: On-Call Shelter Manager

No Deadline to Apply

Administer the services of City Union Mission to the women and families of the Family Shelter, seeing that day to day operations in the shelter are being carried out (linen distributed, new guests checked in, etc.).
Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Exhibit a level of spiritual maturity to model Christ before clients, with knowledge of the Bible and ability to witness to others.
  • Exhibit leadership, good judgment, sensitivity, compassion, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Be able to give tough love where necessary. Must be able to handle stressful situations and de-escalate conflict where needed.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED. Must have an understanding of life safety, security, and emergency procedures.
  • Must be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the CUM Staff Policy Manual.

Family Ministries: On-Call Shelter Security Staff

No Deadline to Apply

Meet the informational needs of all callers during non-business hours, especially with ministry to homeless persons seeking shelter. Help provide a safe environment for staff clients, and guests. Monitor building activities from the security booth and function as the Shelter Manager during the overnight hours.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Should have good people and property management skills.
  • Exhibit leadership, good judgment, sensitivity, compassion, oral and written communication skills.
  • Be well organized and demonstrate ability to delegate.
  • Must be able to deal tactfully with the public.
  • Have a high school diploma.
  • Must understand life safety, security,  and emergency procedures.

Men’s Ministries: On-Call Shelter Security Staff

No Deadline to Apply

Monitor those who enter the Men’s Center to make sure the building is secure.
Hours: As needed; Sunday – Saturday;  Any shift

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise.
    (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15)
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Have a demonstrable background of spiritual maturity, sensitivity and compassion, as well as superb organization and communication skills.
  • Must have a compassionate heart for the poor and hurting of our society.
  • Exhibit good judgment, sensitivity, a demonstrable background of neatness, accuracy and dependability. Must be able to deal tactfully with the public.
  • Have, or agree to get a CDL license within three months of hire date, to be reimbursed by City Union Mission.
  • Must be familiar with office equipment and operations and be computer literate.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, emotionally demanding environment.
  • Must be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the City Union Mission Staff Policy Manual.

Men’s Ministries: On-Call Evening & Overnight Shelter Manager

No Deadline to Apply

Evening: Insure orderly procedure in all areas of the shelter ministry (dayroom, chapel/dining room, dorm areas, and outside of the building). Insure orderliness among the men on the Christian Life Program and their activities.

Overnight: Monitor the facilities and the men, insuring that the property is safe and secure, insuring that the men are cared for adequately, and insuring that the policies and procedures of City Union Mission are consistently applied.

Qualifications:

  • Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15)
  • Have a desire to serve the Lord through widely varied responsibilities to advance ministry to those currently homeless and the urban poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Be a minister, preferably, but will consider others.
  • Have the ability to follow procedures and guidelines and experience in some form of supervision.
  • Have, or agree to get a CDL license within three months of hire date, to be reimbursed by City Union Mission.
  • Have knowledge of drug and alcohol abuse (preferred). Have experience in drug and alcohol counseling and Biblical counseling.
  • Have a strong Biblical foundation and be equipped to share the Gospel at any point with guests.
  • Have an ability to enforce all policies firmly and compassionately.
  • Have basic computer skills.