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Urban Ministry

Treasure House Director

Open Door Ministries
Posted: 11/22/2021
Salary/Range: $46,000-$66,000/yr
Location
Denver
Description:

Overview of Open Door Ministries

Open Door Ministries exists to provide practical help and hope to people in urban Denver who are homeless or low income. Our primary objective is to move people toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions. Through four focus areas (housing, children & youth, employment, and outreach),we provide tangible needs like food, shelter, access to education and employment training, as well as intangible needs such as friendship, hope, and Christian spiritual guidance.  Since the issues faced by our friends tend to have many layers, Open Door has learned that the best way to help them succeed is to surround them with support, holistically empowering them to overcome obstacles, attain self-sufficiency, and thrive. To learn more about Open Door Ministries, please visit our website: odmdenver.org.

 

Title of Position Treasure House Director

 

Supervisor: Open Door Ministries Program Director

Hours: Full Time Position

Salary: Salaried, opportunity to raise additional salary available, housing & benefits included

Housing: Separate apartment in Treasure house (housing is optional for this position)

Sabbatical: Eligible upon approval

Required Meeting Attendance:

  • Church Attendance: Attend one Open Door Fellowship or Westside Church Internacional Service each week for 6 months
  • Open Door Fellowship chapel service
  • Open Door Ministries staff meetings (one meeting and one training/month)
  • Still Waters Housing weekly meetings (SWH Team and PMT)
  • Monthly Directors Meeting

 

Job purpose

To facilitate change in the lives of moms for Christ by directing a transitional living home which assists the women with housing, employment, education, parenting skills and Christian discipleship. In addition, the staff is present to assist women in their recovery journey.

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Share “on duty” time with other staff and volunteers to provide 24 hour coverage for the house. This includes 2-3 evenings per week and one weekend per month. 
  • Be willing to work certain holidays. This is split up between all of Still Waters staff, but you will be required to work one of the following every year; Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years.
  • Help residents become part of our community.
  • Meet with each assigned resident weekly to review goals and progress; keep an updated personal goal plan for each resident
  • Be engaged in the process of leadership development with residents
  • Model responsible standards regarding work, dating, other relationships, finances, and personal conduct
  • Attend dinner with the residents when on duty (M-Th)
  • Be available to residents for emotional support
  • Frequently manage and facilitate crisis intervention and conflict resolution
  • Coordinate with other community organizations in finding and placing residents
  • Help with resident orientations and selection process
  • Coordinate with counselors, mental health workers, probation officers, etc. as needed for each resident
  • Keep appropriate records on residents
  • Keep an updated handbook for residents which outlines privileges and responsibilities
  • Work together with the Still Waters Housing team to schedule and plan weekly responsibilities and events
  • Monitor weekly meds
  • Collect program fees from residents monthly
  • Meet with residents who have graduated or left the program successfully for the Aftercare Program
  • With volunteers and residents, maintain the garden/yard of the house (water garden, weed, shovel snow, etc.)
  • With volunteers and residents, keep the house in good condition, (delegate cooking, chores, and house maintenance.)
  • Oversee purchase of groceries and Food Bank trips monthly, track the budget and watch spending
  • Coordinate and receive donations
  • Prepare and submit monthly ministry reports, provide statistics and outcomes, perform various administrative duties
  • Oversee and recruit volunteers and interns, leading in a way which helps them grow and utilize the gifts God has given them
  • Look out for and protect the spiritual, emotional, and physical health of the other staff, volunteers and interns
  • Inter-personal problems should be handled according to Matthew 18. Ministry problems should be talked through with the staff, and then brought to the Still Waters Housing Director or the Program Management Team if no resolution can be obtained.
  • Fund Raising/Networking
  • Work with the Executive Director of ODM as needed in the overall fund raising efforts
  • Visit supporting churches and contact individuals when appropriate

 

 

Qualifications

  • Familiar with Microsoft office
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher education preferred
  • This is a full time ministry position. We ask that you are not currently engaged in degree seeking education or part-time work while you serve as a house director
  • Previous residential experience, and/or training in addictions and mental health issues are preferred
  • You will be expected to work holidays and be on a rotation with other staff to work major holidays

 

 

Intangibles

  • Lead in being a heart felt team member
  • Show evidence of a daily walk with Christ
  • Show respect for the leadership and members of the Open Door community
  • Cover those in your area of leadership with prayer

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

 

  • Work environment is both indoor and outdoor. Outdoor activities can be in extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow or high temperatures
  • This job involves sitting, standing, climbing stairs and walking
  • This job involves moving up to 30 pounds

 

To Apply: hr@odmdenver.org