We bring compassionate people together to impact lives.
If you desire to serve Christ by serving others, we invite you to consider making Nashville Rescue Mission your employer of choice. Here you’ll find some of the most compassionate people on the planet coming together to bring hope and help to the most vulnerable people in our community.
Join us, and you’ll do the most rewarding work of your life—while making an eternal difference in the lives of others.
And don’t just take our word for it; we were recently certified as a 2022 Best Christian Workplace by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) for the third year in a row. The certification is based on an anonymous employee survey that measures workplace health in eight areas: fantastic teams, life-giving work, outstanding talent, uplifting growth, rewarding compensation, inspirational leadership, sustainable strategy, and healthy communication.
Currey’s Why Story
Life Coach, Men's Life Recovery
“The greatest people I have met in my life have been here, the worst people I have met have been here, and all in-between. I love that every day is different, but still filled with opportunity. The Mission has been a lot of things, but my work/ministry has NEVER been boring. I can say that I truly enjoy what I get to do here each day. I am not a TGIF person, nor do I ever dread Mondays. I love the opportunity to watch Jesus working in the lives of the people here... not just our participants, but also the volunteers and staff.”
Denise’s Why Story
Supervisor, Case Management, Women's Guest Services
“Working at the Mission represents a Divine appointment for me. Having worked as an executive banker for several years, I was spiritually called to prepare and serve the Lord among the poor.”
Thomas’s Why Story
Assistant Director, Men's Guest Services
“In this line of work, it takes people who are called or crazy. Sometimes it may take a bit of both. I was crazy enough to answer the call. I have grown to love what I do here. I have daily opportunities to promote positive life change and speak the truth in love, for some who have been outcasts in society. I do it all for God's glory.”
Laura’s Why Story
Director, Marketing & Communications, Development
“None of us go untouched from the hands of addiction—we forget that when we are in the throes of struggle and heartache. Working at the Mission, I have been reminded of that almost daily and it's given me a perspective of empathy and a greater connection to the humanity in other people. I see my father and brother in so many of the men the Mission helps. I see my mother in the single moms trying to provide for their children. I see my sister in each woman who comes through the Recovery Program wanting to get clean.”
Brian’s Why Story
Clinical Therapist, Men's Life Recovery Program
“I like the one-on-one connection I have with the men in our program. I have the opportunity to show them the love of Christ and help them deal with their guilt and shame. God works through these situations. I have a front-row seat to the healing, salvation, spiritual growth, and reconciliation that takes place here.”
Lisa’s Why Story
Major Gift Officer, Development
“I now understand addiction better; how it grabs hold and seemingly will not let go. How even the strongest, most well educated, most loved people can get pulled in. How incredibly hard it is to walk away. Each and every day, I am amazed at the men and women who do the work to be clean, and each day I am grateful for God and the Mission who are always here to support them on their journey.”
Simone’s Why Story
Clinical Therapist and Life Coach, Women's Life Recovery Program
“I feel that I am exercising my purpose whenever I show up and allow God's spirit to lead every interaction that I have, whether it be in group therapy, individual counseling, teaching various life skills, or even just engaging in casual conversation with the guests, program participants, and/or my fellow staff members. I have the privilege of watching the progress of miracles in action every day.”
Michael’s Why Story
Vice President, Finance
“I am not a big fan of maintenance type jobs. The Mission is very dynamic and we don't take our core value of continuous improvement driven by a goal of excellence lightly. I love the people and the purpose and feel that God has been preparing me for this my entire life. The spiritual rewards are unusual. I love that we seek the Lord's guidance as a team in every situation.”
Jean’s Why Story
Assistant Director, Women's Guest Services
“This is where the Lord wants me. I have tried once or twice to leave and the Lord shut every door for me. I love the Mission and what it stands for. I can freely share the gospel with a guest without fear of repercussions. I love working for an organization that truly cares for the staff and guests/participants we serve. It's just not lip service. I can go to anyone of my coworkers and ask for prayer and they will stop what they are doing at that moment and will pray with me. That means so much to me.”
Albert’s Why Story
Community Living Advocate, Men's Life Recovery
“Because I've been in recovery for over 15 years, I'm able to give back through my experiences and the many obstacles that I had to overcome. It's a blessing to work for the Mission. One of my biggest goals in life is to see lives changed. A male participant told me one day that he helped someone from his past find direction and get some help for his addiction. For me, it was like seeing a 'seed' growing into a tree! The excitement that he shared with me confirmed that I'm in the right place. Gratitude!”
Alexis’s Why Story
Assistant Director, Men's and Women's Life Recovery
“I have felt so seen and empowered at Nashville Rescue Mission. I feel like my bosses see me, call out my strengths, and expect greatness from me. It's extremely encouraging to know that I have powerful women in my corner to both look up to and be coached by.”
Tucker’s Why Story
Supervisor, Gifts-in-Kind, Operations
“I deeply believe in the work we do. To care for those in need, to feed them, give them a warm place to lay their head, give them clothes—this is what God has called me to while I am here. What makes this work worth it to me is the guests we serve. I am struck by how 'normal' they all are—they have a life, a childhood, hobbies, fond memories, a favorite baseball team, and a childhood hero. We really aren't that different. When guests look me in the eye and tell me how much they appreciate the work we do, that makes it all worth it to me.”
Olivia’s Why Story
Case Manager, Women's Guest Services
“To me, working at the Mission means being a light in a really dark place. Case Managers are needed in almost every organization right now, but I'm really humbled by the opportunities I have to offer Jesus' love and encouragement to my clients at work. Being a Christian organization, I think we all can be challenged to lean into this. My dad is gone now, and I never got to see his story change. Now, as a case manager, I get to work one on one with people that have found themselves in situations like my dad. There's something redemptive about it.”
Vicki’s Why Story
Supervisor, Work Therapy/Volunteer/Custodial Services, Operations
“I am a graduate of the Mission’s Life Recovery Program. I didn’t plan on staying in Nashville, but the Mission gave me a new life and now I get to pay it forward. I know there are lots of other places people can work, but this place—it’s the Lord’s House. It’s a place of healing. It’s a place of hope. Working here has given me purpose.”
Mike’s Why Story
Major Gift Officer, Development
“I had been in non-profit for a long time and it had been real rewarding to serve others, but not all non-profits have stuck to their core values. I was a part of some of those organizations. People and places change, but everything I read said that Nashville Rescue Mission had and would stick to their core values which I aligned with. We pray at the Mission openly and without hesitation, we read from God's word, and even on the toughest of days the staff somehow will have a smile on their face.”
Health Benefits, Time Away From Work, Life Insurance and More
Eligible employees have medical plan options that give you the flexibility to choose the coverage that is right for you. Plans include a Health Savings Account with both employee and employer contributions. Telemedicine services are also available with all plans. You can also enroll in Dental and Vision plans.
Nashville Rescue Mission offers a generous Paid Time Off policy that allows new employees up to 27 days off their first year (pro-rated based on start date) for relaxation, holidays and to care for themselves or a family member in times of illness.
When life is getting difficult, it can help to talk with a professional. That’s why we have a Chaplain on staff as well as offer free counseling and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program.
As part of the Nashville Rescue Mission family, you can also enjoy other company-paid benefits like life insurance and short and long-term disability.
Student Loan Forgiveness
Created under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Public Service Loan Forgiveness allows borrowers who work full-time for nonprofits to have their outstanding debt forgiven tax-free on Federal Direct Loans, after making 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.
Let us help you save for the future. Nashville Rescue Mission contributes 3% of an employee’s earnings after they have completed their first year of service. If you decide to contribute to the plan as well, you will enjoy a 50% match on contributions from 1% to 6%.
If you feel that you are a good fit for Nashville Rescue Mission, explore our open positions!
*Insurance Plan and Issuer Price Transparency
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