Job Opportunities


We are committed to forming the ideal team to minister to those in need

Open Door Mission (ODM) is a 501c3 faith based Christian Rescue Mission located in the heart of
downtown Rochester. We are looking for skilled individuals who wish to be a part of an interdisciplinary team of administration, food service, facilities, case management and direct support.

Qualified individuals who are looking for a richer meaning to the work they perform.
The right candidate will meet our qualifications for employment – outlined in the job descriptions – and are in agreement with our Statement of Faith. Our Statement of Faith is provided under About Us (link to About Us) on our website, and provided in our application packet.

We understand the work we do can be physically and emotionally draining. In return for working with us, our employees receive EAP services, voluntary insurance policies, and a free meal. Our full time employees have the added benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability.

For serious consideration of any posted job description, each applicant is required to complete an
Application for Employment and General Questionnaire.

Each of the documents can be sent to Human Resources:
Fax: 585-454-2092
Mailed/In Person: 156 North Plymouth Avenue, Rochester, NY 14608

Employment Opportunities

Program Director

Provide direction and leadership across all programs within Open Door Mission (ODM) to develop, establish, and grow Christ-Centered programming aligned with mission and values of “Restoring Hope. Changing Lives”. Stay current and informed to the needs of the poor, homeless, mentally ill, needy, addicted, and develop relationships with community partners, to facilitate the provision of appropriate programming or services to meet needs. Execute the organizational objectives set by the Executive Director as they relate to Programming.  Responsible to hire, train, supervise and direct managers over each program.

The Program Director reports to the Executive Director, is able to see the big picture, and possess strong execution skills.  As a member of ODM Leadership team, upholds, promotes, encourages, in word and actions, the desired organizational culture and purpose.

Schedule: This is an exempt position during normal business hours; however, our programs operate 24/7 and the right candidate will be willing to be available to respond to calls or work across evening or weekend hours as needed

Manager- Men’s Addiction Recovery Program (Christian Life Recovery)

Under the direction of the Programs Director, manage and grow all elements of the Christian Life Recovery Program (CLRP), consistent with the mission, “Restoring Hope. Changing Lives”. Include on-going program and curriculum development and implementation, and ensure program quality and goal completion. Directly supervise program staff including training, scheduling, evaluating and participation in hiring and firing. Counsel recovery students consistent with the Genesis Process. Collect data, ensure accuracy, and provide reports.  

Must have a valid driver’s license to transport guests to/from appointments or participate in agency or community events. The right person will have good discernment with regard to people and situations. The right person will be levelheaded, with demonstrated proficiency in problem solving, mediation and conflict resolution.

Schedule: 40 hours per week; however, as a 24/7 residential facility, the right candidate must be willing to work evening or weekends to address concerns as they arise

Education/Experience: 3-5 years of related professional experience with increasing levels of responsibilities and a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Experience with the Genesis Process helpful.

Case Manager- Emergency and Transitional Services

Open Door Mission is hiring a full time case manager to work at our emergency shelter (Samaritan’s House). Under the direction of the Shelter Supervisor, this position is responsible for a caseload and will provide regular case management; will inquire and documents client needs and establish goals with client input. Our case managers provide information on Open Door Mission programs and services, or refer for services. The case manager may develop new community referral sources.

Schedule: Monday- Friday 6:00am -2:30pm (40 hours per week)

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in human services, case management or related field and 1+ year’s related experience. Associates degree in human services, case management or related field and 2-3 years related experience

Rate: starting rate is $14.40 per hour, variable depending on education and experience

Grant, Administrative Assistant (Part Time)

Under general supervision of the Controller, the Grant Administrator provides full range of administrative, financial and other support associated with pre- and post- award activities. Communicates both agency and organizational requirements and policies/practices for departments and provides support to obtain information on funding, report timelines, fiscal issues and compliance with grant requirements.

Educations/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in related field with 1 year grant related experience. Must show demonstrated proficiency in computer literacy and data entry operations, with high degree of accuracy and organization.

Schedule: Approximate 20 hours per week, between hours of 9am-5pm.

Starting Rate: $17.00 per hour, variable depending on education and experience.

Case Manager, Entry Level (Part Time)

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator or Shelter Supervisor, assists with case management directives, care, and/or instruction to residents.  This position is not responsible for a case load. Interview clients, securely gather appropriate information required to document, and provide information about Open Door Mission services or provide referrals.

Education/Experience: Associates degree and 2-3 years related experience; may consider non related degree with proven experience in case management and direct support in a residential environment with knowledge of homelessness, addiction and recovery, mental health and/or trauma.

Schedule: variable shifts, must be willing to work minimum of 2 shifts per week

Emergency and Transitional Shelter Shifts: Overnight: midnight-8:00amWomen and Children’s Transitional House Shifts: Evening: 4:00pm-Midnight

Rate: All positions begin at minimum wage, and variable depending on experience

Food Service Worker (Part Time)

Prepare and serve meals alongside staff, residents and volunteers. Utilize safe food handling practices and standards in accordance with county health code.    

Educations/Experience: One year previous cooking experience preferred; Servsafe certified or willing to receive certification during orientation period.

Schedule: Approximate 20 hours, and starting rate at minimum wage