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.
Rosie’s Place is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Rosie’s Place strongly encourages people of color, people with disabilities and homeless/formerly homeless people to apply.
Women's Craft Cooperative Coordinator
The Women’s Craft Cooperative (WCC) at Rosie’s Place provides part-time work to Rosie’s Place guests in a supportive, caring environment. The WCC is seeking a part-time coordinator to oversee the daily operations of the WCC and to work with each guest to develop life and job skills, in order to ensure the success of the staff and the program as a whole.View Listing Details
Are you looking to apply your artistic and interpersonal skills at one of the most-highly regarded nonprofits in Boston? Is social justice and the advancement of women important to you? Then you may have a place at Rosie's Place, the first women’s shelter in the United States. What started out as safe haven for poor and homeless women to get a bed and a meal in Boston 45 years ago has grown into a multi-faceted community center serving 12,000 women a year.
20 hours per week
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
$20 - $24 /hr
The Women’s Craft Cooperative (WCC) at Rosie’s Place provides part-time work to Rosie’s Place guests in a supportive, caring environment. The WCC is seeking a part-time coordinator to oversee the daily operations of the WCC and to work with each guest to develop life and job skills, in order to ensure the success of the staff and the program as a whole. WCC artisans create jewelry and gift items which are sold through the Rosie’s Place website, craft shows and partnerships with for-profit corporations. Guests work at the WCC for a term of one year, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for a total of 12 hours per week.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
- Provide daily supervision to six part-time workers in creating jewelry and gift items. Design and supervise guest design of merchandise.
- Take photos of merchandise and upload new product photos and description to website
- Manage inventory, create production kits, and order supplies
- Coordinate craft show calendar, prepare and pack materials including items for sale and display materials for craft shows; reconcile inventory/receipts upon completion
- With Director of Communications, seek out and fulfill marketing opportunities
- Meet with guests to develop life goals to work on during their year of employment
- Check in with guests regularly to monitor progress on goals and to provide general support and guidance
- Plan annual calendar of monthly job/life skill workshops for artisans
- Demonstrated experience in designing and creating jewelry
- Ability to build an effective working relationship with team members
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
- Superb organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
- Have understanding of the issues that affect poor and homeless women and a commitment to social and economic justice
- Proven capability to respond calmly and effectively during challenging situations, and an ability to be flexible to changing circumstances
- A keen understanding of systems and processes, and a strong ability to see a project through from start to finish.
- Computer proficient, with experience using Microsoft applications. Photoshop and database experience a plus.
Food Program Shift Coordinator - Weekends
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. We are seeking a part-time Food Program Shift Coordinator to oversee our weekend breakfast and lunch service.View Listing Details
Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-6pm
$17 - $20/hr
- Supervise the running of the brunch and dinner shifts serving 75 to130 women and children
- Prepare and serve entire meals with help of volunteer sponsoring groups
- Supervise the tasks of the volunteers
- Know and maintain health department regulations as they pertain to food handling, storage and sanitation
- Perform the clean up as set forth in the “Shift Completion Checklist”
- Ensure the safety of our guests and volunteers
- Intervene in guests’ crises and emergencies in a dignified and respectful manner
- Maintain inventory
- Stock food and supplies
- Establish relationships with the sponsors
- Continually seek overall improvements to the Food Program
- Perform additional duties as assigned by the Food Program Manager
One year experience working in the food service industry
- Ability to work in a multicultural setting with people of diverse backgrounds, traditions, customs and personalities
- Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations
- Excellent organizational skills
- Be physically able to safely lift 50lbs, reach, bend, stoop and be standing for long periods
- Ability to work alone and as part of a team
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Job is performed in a commercial kitchen
- Day to day work includes cooking, serving, cleaning and stocking as well as interaction with staff, guests, and volunteers
- Individuals must be physically able to safely lift 50lbs, reach, bend and stoop, as well as stand for long periods of time
Food Program Manager
Email resume and cover letter to Rmcdonough@rosiesplace.org. Please write “Food Program Shift Coordinator-Weekend” in the subject line of your email.
Stabilization Worker (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm)
The Rosie’s Place Stabilization Worker will provide in-home support and assistance to Rosie’s Place guests who are at risk with their housing.View Listing Details
$42,000 - $50,000
The Rosie’s Place Stabilization Worker will provide in-home support and assistance to Rosie’s Place guests who are at risk with their housing. Some of our guests in the program have chronical mental illnesses, physical disabilities, education delays, or limited English Proficiency. All services provided are in accordance with the philosophy and practices of Rosie's Place.
- Maintain a caseload of approximately 50 guests who are in need of case management and supportive services to sustain their housing.
- Assess housing barriers to determine housing and service needs for each guest who are referred to the program.
- Develop individualized service plans based on the needs assessment, to guide each guest towards long-term housing.
- Conduct monthly calls, e-mails or visits to guest’s landlords and management offices.
- Conduct monthly home visits with guests.
- Accompany guests to court, medical and housing appointments either by driving or taking the MBTA.
- Provide assistance with accessing services, resources and referrals for needs such as: transportation, emergency clothes, food pantries, DTA and other governmental offices, housing and other community resources.
- Provide information and referrals to services offered on-site, by both Rosie’s Place programs and other allied partners.
- Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of various community resources as well as current regulations and requirements for obtaining public benefits, housing, and other services.
- Maintain accurate and current records in both paper files and electronic database. Track and update all information in the database within 48-hours of providing service to a guest.
- Ensure confidentiality when handling all aspects of guest’s information.
- Recognize when problems require support from additional resources. Communicate with program manager in a timely manner and coordinate additional supports as needed.
- Weekly supervision, monthly direct service, team, and staff meetings are mandatory to attend. Also, attend occasional outside meetings or trainings pertaining to the job.
- Report directly to the Program Manager and perform any additional duties as assigned by the manager.
- Bilingual Required: Spanish/English
- Must have the ability and the experience to work with guests with a history of trauma.
- Proven ability to problem solve, works independently, creatively, and prioritize within a faced-paced environment.
- Required minimum of two years of experience in case management, home visiting or within the human services field.
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Experience working in urban communities or public housing developments.
- Experience and knowledge of housing support, homelessness, mental health, substance abuse, domestic abuse, and basic benefit systems.
- Understanding of and commitment to addressing issues affecting low-income guests.
- Strong knowledge of community resources in Boston and surrounding communities.
- Strong communication, listening, and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Ability to lift at least 10-20 pounds.
- Able to drive and have a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License with a safe driving record.
Interested applications should submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Stabilization Worker” 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.
If interested in any of the below relief positions, please download the PDF application form, open in an Adobe reader, fill it out and email it to the corresponding manager. 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.
All relief staff persons receive $15 per hour. If hired, you will receive paid training to work in one or more of the following positions:
Relief Staff - Overnight Program Advocate
Objective: To provide a safe and supportive atmosphere for twenty Overnight Program guests.
Key Responsibilities: Provide a safe and welcoming environment for guests; maintain guest confidentiality and observe professional boundaries; restock program supplies and complete housekeeping tasks; enter a complete account of each shift in a daily log; resolve all conflicts in a calm and respectful manner; and any other duties as assigned by the Overnight Manager.
Qualifications: Minimum of two years direct service experience with people of diverse backgrounds; reliable, dependable, confident, quick-thinking, adaptable and able to cope with stress; and good written and verbal skills and basic computer skills.
Submit application to: Orialis Maxwell, email@example.com
Relief Staff - 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.
Submit application to: Jane Adler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Relief Staff - 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.
Submit application to: Anthony Williams, email@example.com
Relief Staff - Food Pantry
Objective: To provide a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for guests using Rosie’s Place Food Pantry.
Key Responsibilities: Oversee all the different activities related to the Food Pantry: Greet guests and explain the procedures of the Pantry; use a computer database to check in guests and verify identity; help guests with their food selection; work with Volunteer Services to provide volunteers and interns, and supervise them in the Food Pantry; restock shelves; complete daily log entry and record daily refrigerator and freezer temperatures; respond to conflicts, questions and concerns in a dignified and respectful manner.
Qualifications: Physical ability for lifting and standing for several hours at a time; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds; ability to be assertive when needed in a courteous and respectful manner; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Submit application to: Lisa Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org