At Christ House, the medically vulnerable men experiencing homelessness who come to us are not just our clients. When they are in our care, they are our neighbors and our community members. We opened our doors in 1985 as the first medical respite facility for sick, homeless patients in the country and are still the only such medical respite program for men experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. Since that time, we have remained on the cutting edge of conversation around radical hospitality, inclusion, and healing.
You will have no typical day here.
Director of Engagement and Resource Development
Description: As the Director of Engagement and Resource Development, you will have a full plate and a full heart.
Your job is not going to be easy. You will be asked to convey stories of heartbreaking vulnerability with compassion, dignity, and unending sensitivity. You will be responsible for a growing budget comprised primarily of local and national foundations, along with a solid donor base. You will need to continue strengthening administrative and development systems that are critical in our ability to meet the needs of men who come to Christ House. Most of our patients arrive in moments of great vulnerability and we must always be available to support them with compassion and the best of care.
You will not be alone, however, in this hard work. You will be doing this work alongside a dynamic leadership team and with the support of a Board of Directors who are committed to seeking new ways of serving the urban poor. You will do this work adjacent to a faith community so compelling and real that people travel from near and far to worship in its midst. You will be as likely to hear stories of social change giants as you do the laughter of our patients on a daily basis.
Director of Engagement and Resource Development Essential Responsibilities:
- Report to the Executive Director.
- Supervise the Development and Communication Associate.
- Responsible for all communications and annual fundraising efforts including:
- Individual donor stewardship
- Direct mail and annual report
- Foundation grants
- Corporate support
- Faith community relations
Other Important Details of the Job:
- The Executive Director has been in place for over two years and is committed to supporting fundraising in every way.
- The salary range is $65k-$75k and the benefits are actually outstanding. Those benefits include low cost medical, dental and vision insurance, employer paid short and long term disability and life insurance, 403B with employer contribution, 15 days of vacation during 1st year of employment, personal leave, and sick leave. We believe in a whole person and invest accordingly.
- You will have work life balance. Really.
- The current annual budget is $4.1m, with approximately one third coming from each government, foundations and individuals. There is a reserve. You are responsible for helping to raise $1.85m.
- Persons of all religious faiths (or no religion) encouraged to apply.
- We have visitors who range from faith leaders of every tradition to high-profile politicians and business leaders, sometimes with very little notice.
- We use Donor Perfect as our fundraising database.
- We do not have a large annual event.
- Position status: Exempt.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Minimum of five years experience in development. Proven track record in the cultivation, solicitation and closing of foundation grants. Experience working in or running a small development shop preferred.
- Experience with communications—from strategy to execution in traditional to social media. Some design skill is a plus.
- Experience with individual donor cultivation strongly preferred—especially a proven track record of cultivating and retaining donors at all levels, and working with senior staff to cultivate individual donors.
- Extra-great eye for detail.
- Excellent management and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in Word and Excel and fundraising databases.
- Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to self manage and lead (able to work independently, flexibly, collaboratively, and productively in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage a multi-faceted workload). Proven experience in working across an organization essential.
- A belief in radical hospitality, the possibility that homelessness will one day end, and that we are all part of one interconnected community.
How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Your subject line should read: Director of Engagement and Resource Development. Applications will be accepted until February 19th, with interviews taking place on a rolling basis.
Description: We are seeking a full-time addictions counselor or coach who can foster a safe, sober environment where our patients and members of our long-term housing program can benefit from treatment and recovery plans based in the 12 Steps.
The mission of Christ House is to provide comprehensive and compassionate health care to sick persons experiencing homelessness in the District of Columbia, and to assist them in addressing critical issues to help break the cycle of homelessness. One of those critical issues we attempt to address is the disease of addiction.
The ideal candidate will have a patient, wise, strong, and compassionate approach to meeting our clients’ recovery needs. Personal experience with the 12 Steps is a plus.
Addictions Counselor Essential Responsibilities:
- Report to the Kairos Program Director
- Work in collaboration with the Addictions Case Manager to meet recovery needs of each client
- Co-lead a 9-week recovery course for patients
- Responsible for urinalysis and alcohol screening tests
- Be a part of an interdisciplinary team focused on a holistic approach to each client’s medical, emotional, and mental health needs
- Provide crisis intervention when needed
- Lead weekly 1:1 coaching/counseling sessions
- Lead weekly group meetings
- Assist with screening process for new clients in recovery housing program
Desired Skills and Experience:
- CAC Level I or Certified Peer Specialist with focus on addictions; CAC Level II preferred
- Thorough familiarity/experience with the 12 Steps
- Strong interpersonal, engagement, organizational and time-management skills
- Solid written and verbal communication skills
- Competency with Microsoft Office
- Experience facilitating recovery groups
- Belief and proven practices in radical hospitality
- Low cost medical, dental and vision insurance
- Employer paid short and long term disability and life insurance
- 403B with employer contribution
- 15 days of vacation during 1st year of employment personal leave, and sick leave
We believe in a whole person and invest accordingly.
How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should read: “Addictions Counselor”.
Part-Time Volunteer Services Associate
Description: We are currently seeking a part-time Volunteer Services Associate to support Christ House’s volunteer department for 15-20 hours each week.
Volunteer Services Associate Responsibilities:
- Assist the Director of Volunteers in recruitment and orientation of new volunteers.
- Help to coordinate volunteer schedules and ensure roles are filled through timely and effective communication.
- Contribute to the management, distribution, and recording of in-kind donations.
- Track and record monthly, quarterly, and annual volunteer reports.
- Support in the planning and implementation of activities and events, including but not limited to: Volunteer Appreciation Night, Christ House Christmas Party, Christmas gift drive and distribution, Year Long Volunteer orientation and arrival.
- Facilitate work groups and special event groups on various projects.
- Attend volunteer recruitment fairs and other events representing Christ House.
- Other responsibilities: Oversee the monthly Volunteer E-Newsletter, assist with special projects, create and post content to our social media platforms, provide tours of the facility, and serve as a receptionist as needed.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- A commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission and values of Christ House (www.christhouse.org/mission-vision).
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Experience in various volunteer roles or within a non-profit is helpful.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work with people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds, including colleagues within the organization and the population of people served.
- Eager to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent professional judgment and ability to maintain confidential information.
- Strong attention to detail and creative ideas towards problem solving.
- Positive energy and high level of comfort with public speaking.
- A desire to help facilitate meaningful experiences for individuals seeking volunteer opportunities.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule and to be present during holidays and some evenings and weekends a must.
How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume, and 1-page writing sample to email@example.com.