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.
Mon – Fri 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)

Development: Database Specialist
Application Deadline: May 29, 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: Men’s Campus Housekeeper
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

Assist the Housekeeping Supervisor in the day to day housekeeping activities for the building and grounds of the facilities at 1108 E. 10th St (Men’s Center Shelter), 1111 E. 10th Street (Christian Life Center); 1100 E. 11th (Administration Building) and 1020 E. 10th (Food Warehouse.)

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 ability to stand up to 8 hours a day.
  • Have ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • High school graduate or GED.
  • Desire and willingness to learn.
  • Floor care maintenance knowledge including strip and waxing floors, shampooing carpets, etc.
  • Understanding of housekeeping and safety procedures.
  • Must be able to deal tactfully with others.\
  • High level of communication, time management, and organization skills with people and projects.
  • Have ability to instruct, delegate, and follow up on assignments.
  • Must be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the CUM Staff Policy Manual.

Family Ministries: Family Center Evening Security Booth/Hotline
Application Deadline: May 22, 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.

 Operations: Cook
Application Deadline: May 29, 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.
  • Must love to cook and have one or more years of quantity cooking experience.
  • 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.
  • Needs to have good organizational skills, time management, and people skills.
  • Needs to be able to work in a team.

Operations: Project Coordinator
Application Deadline: May 29, 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.

Development: Corporate Relations Manager
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

Seek donations or discounts to supply needs for all departments that work within the procurement system. Locate best values of services and product thru budget relief programs. Establish and maintain relationships between area businesses and City Union Mission in order to acquire financial and material support, services, or gift in kind. Work with team to establish appropriate advertising/marketing strategies for various projects and events. Constantly research competitive technology that will benefit “sales and marketing aspect” of the Mission.

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 poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Must enjoy talking to people and have good communication skills and good time management skills.
  • Must have a clear understanding of the needs of each department in the Mission.
  • Must have good computer skills.

Family Ministries: Youth Education Specialist
Application Deadline: May 22, 2015

Strategically develop and implement the youth department’s Enhanced Learning Initiative (ELI) and maintain relationships within the Kansas City community that will promote the educational development of our students. Assist during program hours in a variety of ways from advanced disciplinarian to tutor, from snack chef to secretary, from teacher to volunteer coach.

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 poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Have a teaching degree.
  • Model Christ-like behavior and be able to lead others into spiritual maturity.
  • Be able to share the Gospel with children in an age-appropriate manner.
  • Be able to understand and adhere to policies listed in the CUM Staff Policy Manual.
  • Exhibit leadership, good judgment, creativity, and high energy.
  • Exhibit sensitivity and compassion in personal interaction.
  • Have good organizational skills with people and projects.
  • Have strong communication skills – oral and written.
  • Be insurable as a Mission driver (clear driving record, age 21 or older).
  • Have moderate computer skills.
  • Have a passion for and ability with children and youth ministry.
  • Be able to implement safety protocol.

 Warsaw Opportunity Farm: Cook and Driver
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015

Opportunity Farm is dual-focus ministry. The first focus is the Christian Life Program: a Christ-centered, Biblically-based, long-term drug and alcohol recovery ministry. The second focus is Camp CUMCITO: a Christian camping ministry of City Union Mission. Prepare and serve meals for the Opportunity Farm, along with maintaining the kitchen and dining room areas. Keep accurate records of food and supplies for the kitchen.

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 poor of Warsaw with a compassionate heart.
  • Have experience: Preparing menus and grocery lists for all meals, including weekends; Organizing a kitchen for efficiency and cleanliness; Cooking for groups larger than ten people; Ordering groceries, cleaning and office supplies, etc.; Have basic bookkeeping ability.

Part-Time Positions/Non-Benefits Eligible

Business Office: PT Donor Records Assistant
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

Assist the FT Donor Records Assistant in the operations of the Donor Records Center. This position will require up to 28 hours during the off-season (mid Jan. through Nov. 1st) and up to 40 hrs. from Nov. 1st through mid Jan.

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 good communication and organization skills.
  • Must have good computer skills with experience and knowledge of databases.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must have good telephone skills and the ability to communicate with donors in a respectful manner.

Family Ministries: PT Family Center Security Booth/Hotline
Application Deadline: May 29, 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.

Men’s Ministries: PT Overnight Shelter Manager
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

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 poor of Kansas City with a compassionate heart.
  • Preferably, be a minister, but will consider others.
  • Have the ability to follow procedures and guidelines.
  • Must have experience in some form of supervision, in drug and alcohol counseling, and experience in Biblical counseling.

Men’s Ministries: PT Evening & Overnight Shelter Manager
Application Deadline: May 29, 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 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.

 Men’s Ministries: Christian Life Center PT Security Staff
Application Deadline: May 29, 2015

Assure, through diligently following procedures, that the Christian Life Center 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.

On-Call Positions/Non-Benefits Eligible

Family Ministries: On-Call Shelter Manager
(FC-39A) 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 and 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.