Work at Rosie's Place
Rosie's Place offers a wide range of rewarding career opportunities to individuals who are committed to our mission. When you join Rosie’s Place, you become part of a dedicated team that each year offers 12,000 poor and homeless women shelter, sanctuary and support. If you are looking for an internship, please check our Internship Opportunities.
Food Program Shift Coordinator
The Dining Room is the heart of Rosie’s Place where our guests are welcomed for a meal, companionship and support in a safe and nurturing environment.View Listing DetailsHOURS
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Monday through Friday, 6:00am to 2:00pm
Supervise the running of breakfast shift serving up to 60 poor and homeless women, including room set up, breakfast preparation, breakfast service and clean-up. Maintain inventory of breakfast supplies and re-stock as needed.
Assist in the lunch service, serving 75 – 150 poor and homeless women, including assisting with food preparation, supervision of volunteers and interns, assisting in clean-up as set forth in the “Shift Completion Checklist.”
Assist in planning menus.
Intervene in guests’ crises and emergencies in a dignified and respectful manner.
Ensure the safety of all guests and volunteers. Know and maintain health department regulations as they pertain to food handling, storage and sanitation.
Additional duties as assigned by the Food Program manager.
HOW TO APPLY
- Experience in the food service industry.
- Ability to work in a busy, noisy, multi-cultural setting with people from diverse backgrounds, traditions, customs and personalities.
- Commitment to social and economic justice. Experience working with poor and homeless people a plus.
- Ability to speak Spanish and/or Haitian Creole strongly preferred.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Physically able to safely lift 50 lbs, reach, bend and stoop.
- Ability to work independently.
Email cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Food Program” in the subject line of your email.
Relief Staff Positions
Rosie’s Place is seeking individuals to work as relief staff on an as-needed basis. All relief staff persons receive $10 per hour. If hired, you will receive paid training to work in one or more of the following positions:
Overnight Program Advocate
Objective: To provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for the 20 guests staying in the Overnight Program.
Key Responsibilities: Provide a safe and welcoming environment for guests; resolve conflicts in a respectful manner; maintain guest confidentiality and observe professional boundaries; restock program supplies and complete housekeeping tasks; supervise volunteers, and enter a complete account of each shift in a daily log.
Qualifications: Minimum of two years of direct service experience with people from diverse backgrounds; adaptable and able to cope with stress; good written and verbal skills, and high school diploma or equivalent.
Food Pantry Assistant
Objective: Help run our busy food pantry, while at the same time creating a warm and welcoming experience. Our food pantry provides groceries to several thousand women each year.
Key Responsibilities: Greeting guests and explaining the procedures of the pantry; using a computer database to check in guests and verify identity; helping guests with their food selections; stocking shelves and vegetable bins, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Food Pantry Manager.
Qualifications: Physically able to stand and lift for several hours at a time; able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; courteous, well organized and able to handle stress, and comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds.
Front Desk Coordinator
Objective: To provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for guests and visitors entering Rosie’s Place and to act as an effective liaison for guests seeking to access services.
Key Responsibilities: Greet guests and visitors at the main entrance; answer telephones; receive mail and packages; file and check mail for guests and take phone messages; copy, fax and use postage machine; make laundry appointments and hand out shower kits; act as an effective liaison for guests seeking all services, and monitor guest areas and resolve conflicts in a respectful manner.
Qualifications: Good written and verbal skills; ability to handle multiple tasks at once; comfortable working with diverse groups of people; adaptable, energetic and able to cope with stress; one year direct service with diverse populations preferred, and high school diploma or equivalent.
Dining Room Coordinator
Objective: To efficiently prepare and serve lunch and/or dinner for up to 150 women and children while at the same time maintaining a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment.
Key Responsibilities: Prepare and serve entire meals for guests; perform cleanup duties; supervise the tasks of volunteers; maintain health department regulations; stock food and supplies, and maintain the safety and well being of guests and volunteers.
Qualifications: One year experience in the food service industry; ability to lift up to 50lbs and ability to work in a multicultural setting with people of diverse backgrounds, traditions, customs and personalities.
Outreach Van Worker
Objective: To provide outreach services to women living or working on the street in the Blue/Hill Dudley Square areas of Boston, via staffing of an Outreach Van.
Key Responsibilities: Provide essential resources, including sanitary supplies, water, sandwiches, assistance with public transportation and access to telephone; provide encouragement and support to guests to connect with the broader Rosie’s Place community at 889 Harrison Avenue; ensure that van is in good condition and adequately stocked; communicate with police, city officials and other shelters as necessary; provide information and referrals; maintain a nightly log, and additional duties as required by the Outreach Van Program Manager.
Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in meeting the needs of poor and homeless women, especially those suffering from major mental illness, addiction or who are sex workers; strong understanding of Boston’s resources for poor and homeless women; good writing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word; valid Massachusetts driver’s license and a clean driving record required, and ability to drive a 20 foot van required.
Times: Weekdays, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
If interested in any of the above relief positions, please complete an application and email it to email@example.com. Make sure to put “Relief Staff Application” in the subject heading of your email. We will review your application and contact you if we believe you are a strong candidate for a position. No phone calls please.