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Menomonie

Hope Gospel Mission is openning a Bargain Center in Menomonie.  We are currently accepting applications for all positions.  This includes store manager, cashiers and donation processing. 

Please apply on line if interested in any of these positions.

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Bargain Center Cashier

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Part Time Bargain Center Cashier.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge of how to perform all types of customers related transactions
  • Has the knowledge of how to use QuickBooks Point of Sale
  • Good communication skills and customer service skills
  • Has good phone etiquette
  • Has the ability to stand for up to 8 hrs.
  • Has the ability to remain calm and under control in difficult situations
  • Can follow the direction of Lead Cahier and Manager

Summary of Responsibility – Illustrative, not all inclusive:

  • Responsible for all operations and transactions at the front counter
  • Works directly with other cashiers and the Lead Cashier to keep the front counter operations moving smoothly and customer service at its best.
  • Responsible for making Retail floor looking presentable to customers and supplying the clothing area with the products

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Mondovi Bargain Center Team Member/Donation Processor

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Part Time Mondovi Bargain Center Team Member/Donation Processor.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Good Work Ethic
  • Interest or Experience in working with Reusable goods.
  • Coaching, Teaching or other Leadership Background.

Summary of Responsibility – Illustrative, not all inclusive:

  • Receive and/or Sort Donations for Display on the Sales Floor. 
  • Knowledge of housewares/collectibles
  • Set an excellent example for others to follow            
  • Make decisions decisively
  • Communicate professionally and clearly     
  • Represent a Christian organization
  • Get along well with others from varied backgrounds

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Resident Adviser

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Part Time Resident Adviser who maintains a safe home environment and provide hospitality to residents in their home.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Previous experience in case management preferred
  • Previous experience with addiction recovery in a treatment setting preferred.
  • Previous leadership in a ministry setting
  • Approval of insurance company for driving mission vehicles
  • Current driver’s license
  • Represent Hope Gospel Mission with a professional image
  • Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills

Summary of Responsibility – Illustrative, not all inclusive:

  • Assist with intake processing for new residents at the direction of the Residential Operations Manager.  Complete intake process, paperwork and notifications if necessary. 
  • Properly prepare new resident for schedule, arrange for introductions, hand-offs and provide an orientation.  Upon exit of a resident, successfully end visit and complete check out process.
  • Provide medications for residents in compliance with medication policy.
  • Assist residents with finding rides, negotiating the program network, and giving guidance as necessary.
  • Ensure intentional, faith-based, healthy, healing community atmosphere is maintained and followed during shift, as well as ensuring mission policies and procedures are being followed.  Make necessary adjustments as needed to maintain this environment.
  • Keep home safe by maintaining a secure entry, conducting searches, breathalyzer assessments, and random searches and administering drug screens.
  • Represent and advocate for residents as needed.
  • Responsibility for any decisions, planning, and activities scheduling during shift.  Provide permission for exceptions to check-in time, etc.   Generally managing any issues that come up during shift. 
  • Maintaining resident schedules.
  • Backup for overnight supervisor position when needed.
  • Communicate often with chaplain, staff, volunteers and others as necessary to assist resident in programmatic unity throughout the different facets of their program experience.
  • Provide valuable feedback to the case management team from your perspective.  Document observations and interactions and offer feedback to appropriate staff as needed to facilitate constructive and forward moving case management.
  • Rotating shift, 4:30 PM to approximately 10:30 PM and rotating weekend days.

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Mondovi Bargain Center Intake Donation Processor

We are currently seeking a motivated Part Time Intake Donation Processor.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Ability to handle decision making regarding policies and procedural issues.
  • Ability to handle customer service issues sensitively and decisively.
  • Ability to use basic Good Business Principles and Practices in a retail setting effectively.
  • Integrity and ability to work independently and manage varied people concurrently.
  • Good Work Ethic and ability to manage volunteer workers
  • Interest or Experience in working with reusable goods
  • Coaching, teaching or other leadership background

Summary of Responsibility – Illustrative, not all inclusive:

  • Lead Devotions or work with others present to assist others in leading them.
  • Oversee Daily Store Operations including start up, closing down and staff breaks.
  • Maintain inventory and signage integrity throughout store by visual inspection.
  • Make sure all signage in view of public is appropriate to the daily / weekly sales rotation.
  • Ability to operate Cash Register comfortably.
  • Work in Other departments (besides Intake) to assist in product processing
  • Communicate and Cooperate with the rest of the staff, while being in a position of the Authority when a decision has to be made and making decisions decisively.
  • Follow all health and safety regulations.
  • Receive and/or sort donations for display on the sales floor.
  • Ability to assist in Furniture moving.
  • Set an excellent example for others to follow.
  • Represent a Christian organization to customers, volunteers, donors and employees.
  • Get along well with others from varied backgrounds.
  • 25-29 hours a week, flexible schedule.
  • Report to Store Manager any issues that arise while on shift via Manager Board or other agreed upon manner.

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Food Service Coordinator

Position Objective:

Ensure that healthy food is obtained, and healthy meals are prepared for residents.

Experience, Education, Requirements:

Approval of insurance company for driving mission vehicles

Current driver's license

Represent Hope Gospel Mission with a professional image

Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills

Mature Christian in agreement with Hope Gospel Mission's faith statement

Previous cooking and kitchen experience

ServSafe safe food handling certificate or ability to get it.

Knowledge of healthy meal planning

Summary of Responsibility – Illustrative, not all inclusive:

Obtain donated and purchased food to maintain a well-stocked pantry for mission houses, while maintaining mission's food budget. This requires seeking donations of food to offset budget.

Organize food and make healthy meal plans for each house for each day.

Recruit, schedule, and train volunteers to prepare meals, including orientations.

Stock sufficient quantities for residents to prepare their own breakfast and lunch meals.

Keep kitchen clean, including equipment, hoods, coolers, freezers, and ice maker.

Keep food rotated and fresh.

Work with residents who desire to learn to cook as part of their renewal plans.

Identify areas where key volunteers can take ownership of certain food service functions, and provide orientation, training, and support to these volunteers.

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Get Involved with Hope Gospel Mission

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities


Mid-day Shuttle Driver, House of Hope

All resident transportation is done using Hope Gospel Mission vehicles.

  1. We have openings for an on-call driver for the Men's Shelter and an on-call driver for the Ruth House.
  2. We also need a Shuttle Driver to transport our residents to and from their jobs one day a week. This opportunity usually takes less than 40 minutes and is a great way to get to know the residents.

Requirements: Must be at least 25 years old and have a good driving record. Must be dependable. Experience driving large passenger vans preferred.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: One day a week, M-F.


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Cook, Ruth House

We supply the food and the menu or you can bring your own. When you're done, share in the meal with the residents. Clean-up is on us. Meals are served at 6:30PM once daily. We recommend starting between 4:30-5:00PM depending on your level of experience.

After you apply, you will get an orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator. You will then get to choose what day you'd like to cook using our cook's calendar at http://my.calendars.net/volunteer_at_hgm

Requirements: Must be dependable and be good at following directions. A decent amount of cooking experience preferred but not necessary.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: One night a month.


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Cook, House of Hope

Great for families or groups (Up to 6 people can cook at a time).

Come cook and share in a meal with our residents and see first-hand how you can make a difference in their lives!

We supply the food and the menu or you can bring your own. When you're done, share in the meal with the residents. Clean-up is on us. Meals are served at 6:30PM once daily. We recommend starting between 4:30-5:00PM depending on the number of people in your group and your level of experience.

After you apply, you will get an orientation with the Volunteer Coordinator. You will then get to choose what day you'd like to cook using our cook's calendar at http://my.calendars.net/volunteer_at_hgm

Requirements: Good at following directions.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: One night a month.


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Team Member, Bargain Center

This opportunity is great for individuals, families and groups of any size!

Serve behind the scenes at the Bargain Center and make a difference in the lives of the homeless and the environment. Through your help in this position, we can provide job training for our residents, recycle hundreds of tons of materials, and every year hand out over $40,000 in clothing and furniture to those in need. Duties include sorting, cleaning, recycling, researching, and merchandizing items for sale. This position is an incredibly important part of Hope Gospel Mission's efforts to help the poor and homeless rebuild their lives.

Requirements: Ability to work with little supervision, experience in retail preferred but not required.

Recommended Minimum Commitment: 2-8 hours a week.


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Administrative Assistant, Stewardship

Get involved behind the scenes and be an integral part of our team by becoming an Assistant in our Stewardship Office! Duties include donor data-entry and assisting the stewardship team in special projects.  This position has the potential to grow into more responsibilities and projects depending on your availability and desire.

Requirements: Working knowledge of computers, proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel & Word, experience with computer databases, good interpersonal skills, high attention to detail (very important).

Recommended Minimum Commitment: 5-20 hours a week.


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Team Member, Building Hope

Do you have a background in construction, plumbing, electrical, small motors, or recycling? We are currently seeking skilled help in these areas as we continue to improve our services. This position has a lot of room for growth and new ideas. 

Requirements: Experience in any area mentioned above.

Commitment: We can work with whatever schedule you have.


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Greeter, Bargain Center

We are looking for an outgoing person with a heart for the homeless and a love for people. 

Our Bargain Center Greeters welcome and direct customers at the Bargain Center. Through training, they are familiar with the services that Hope Gospel Mission provides to those in need, as well as the departments at the Bargain Center, and are able to share that information with those who inquire. Duties also include organizing carts and, when in season, organizing the tent.

Requirements: Outgoing personality, good communication skills, good stamina (you'll be standing and walking for extended periods of time).

Minimum Recommended Commitment: 4 hours a week during Bargain Center business hours (9am to 8pm M, T, Th, F and 9am to 6pm W and Sat.).


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Tutor, Education Center

We need someone with a passion for grammar to tutor some of our students at the Solomon Learning Center. More details soon.

If interested, fill out a volunteer application and our volunter coordinator will get in touch with you.


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I'd like to help, but I don't know exactly how yet, G&A

Have a great volunteer idea but don't see it here? Or do you need to talk with us to figure out how you can best get involved? No problem! Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hopegospelmission.org. He will work with you to determine how you can make a difference (and have fun doing it).


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House Assistant, House of Hope

Resident Manager Assistant

Hope Gospel Mission is seeking male and female individuals to assist our Resident Managers at the Men’s Shelter and Ruth House. Volunteers will get the opportunity to serve those in need by assisting with administrative work, relationship building and most importantly to be a part in making a difference in our community! Volunteers are needed in the evenings after 5:00 PM. You will be assisting our Resident Advisor with tasks such as,

-Fellowship with residents

-Answering telephone calls

-Help check in residents

-Opening mail

-Data entry

-Assisting residents while Resident Advisor attends to new residents

-Making calls to volunteer shuttle drivers

-Updating schedules


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House Assistant, Ruth House

Resident Manager Assistant

Hope Gospel Mission is seeking male and female individuals to assist our Resident Managers at the Men’s Shelter and Ruth House. Volunteers will get the opportunity to serve those in need by assisting with administrative work, relationship building and most importantly to be a part in making a difference in our community! Volunteers are needed in the evenings after 5:00 PM. You will be assisting our Resident Managers with tasks such as,

-Fellowship with residents

-Answering telephone calls

-Help check in residents

-Opening mail

-Data entry

-Assisting residents while Resident Manager attends to new residents

-Making calls to volunteer shuttle drivers

-Updateing schedules


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Hope Bargain Center Volunteer, Menomonie

Hope Bargain Center - Menomonie

Current Volunteer Projects

 

 


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Internship

Internship Openings Internship Openings

Hope Gospel Mission internships are unpaid and are designed for students enrolled in college or students who have recently graduated from a post-secondary school.

For any questions, contact us at questions@hopegospelmission.org


Stewardship Intern

 

Position Purpose & Description

As an Intern with Hope Gospel Mission, you will be involved in the exciting and challenging work of rescuing, rebuilding and renewing lives. You will learn about homelessness and poverty and learn how rescue missions like Hope Gospel Mission offer a unique and successful model for addressing these deep and difficult issues.

 

Qualifications

  • Understanding Hope Gospel Mission’s Vision, Purpose and Beliefs (available here), that Hope Gospel Mission has a behavior-model stance towards addictions, and that Hope Gospel Mission is an Evangelical Christian non-profit organization (see “Our Beliefs”).
  • Student currently enrolled in or having just graduated from a post-secondary school.
  • Excellent communication skills, good reading and writing skills (writing example will be required upon application), high computer proficiency, good at listening, well organized;
  • Experience with databases preferred, though not required;
  • Able to commit 10 or so hours a week (can be negotiated).

 

Responsibilities

  1. Assist with event planning and preparation.
  2. Assist with video, social media, and photography projects.
  3. Research and update information in our various databases.
  4. Manage calls and requests from people in need and refer them to appropriate HGM staff or other agencies.
  5. Process donations using Blackbaud’s eTapestry online software (Training provided).
  6. Shadow program staff at the Men’s Home/Ruth House and Solomon Learning Center with the goal of learning about rescue mission processes.
  7. Research and write articles for website, including photos.
  8. Attend in-house and community events where HGM participates.
  9. Flyer and poster deliveries for HGM events.
  10. Research the need for a potential family home and programming through phone surveys of families who contact us for help.
  11. Other team office duties as needed.

 

Benefits

  • Gain real-world experience in a Christian non-profit organization.
  • Learn about efficient processes at a non-profit (database organization, data entry etc, event planning, etc.).
  • Learn to use online software such as Blackbaud’s eTapestry, Constant Contact, and Facebook for business pages.
  • Opportunity to take on and develop meaningful projects.
  • 20% discount at the Bargain Center and Building Hope.

 

Notes

  • Approximately 30 hours of training provided for all areas of responsibility.
  • The position can be tailored to better fit the major of the applicant (i.e. a marketing major will receive greater responsibilities in marketing areas, while a social work major will receive greater responsibilities in program areas).
  • While this position is open to any person with the appropriate requirements, we recommend the following majors for the position:
    • Women’s Studies;
    • Marketing & Communications;
    • Business Administration;
    • Social Work;
    • Sociology;
    • Psychology.

 

"This internship was THE experience that opened the door for my career in nonprofit development. The skills I learned and the projects I managed were just what employers were loooking for when it was time for me to interview. I loved knowing every day that my work was helping hurting people find hope and the Stewardship staff took me right in and coached me every step of the way." Josh R., Intern, Summer 2013

“I improved my use of technology with programs such as eTapestry. I have learned all about the different resources for homeless people and families in Eau Claire, which is extremely helpful. Finally, I have learned how to communicate with those seeking help in an effective and professional manner.” Tyler B., Intern, Spring 2013

“I learned a ton and really enjoyed being here and helping out in any way I could.  Thank you so much for the opportunity and experience, I will treasure it forever.” Erin A., Fall 2012

 

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TWO WRITING SAMPLES AND A COVER LETTER WITH YOUR APPLICATION.


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Resident Advisor Assistant Internship

Position Purpose & Description

As an Intern with Hope Gospel Mission, you will be involved in the exciting and challenging work of rescuing, rebuilding and renewing lives. You will learn about homelessness and poverty and learn how rescue missions like Hope Gospel Mission offer a unique and successful model for addressing these deep and difficult issues.

 

Personal Requirements

  • Understanding Hope Gospel Mission’s Vision, Purpose and Beliefs, that Hope Gospel Mission has a behavior-model stance towards addictions, and that Hope Gospel Mission is an Evangelical Christian non-profit organization (see Our Beliefs).
  • Student currently enrolled in or having just graduated from a post-secondary school.

 

Internship Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills, high computer proficiency, good at listening, well organized
  • Experience with databases preferred, though not required;
  • Able to commit 10 or so hours a week (can be negotiated).

 

Responsibilities

Many of the responsibilities of this position are performed alongside a Resident Manager, therefore requiring close communication between the Intern and the Resident Managers.

  • Field calls and emails.
  • Answer questions for potential residents.
  • Assist with paperwork duties of Resident Managers.
  • Help residents with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and other duties.
  • Help prepare evening meals if no volunteers are available.
  • Fellowship with residents.
  • Sit in on new resident interviews.
  • Assist resident manager with tasks as needed.
  • Sit in on classes for residents if appropriate.
  • Be flexible and willing to serve others.
  • Observe Resident-Resident Manager Interactions.
  • Observe Potential Resident Interviews.
  • Other projects as assigned.

 

Benefits

  • Gain real-world experience in a Christian non-profit organization.
  • Learn about efficient processes at a non-profit (database organization, data entry etc, etc.).
  • Learn about how a rescue mission operates.
  • Opportunity to assist in a fast paced non-profit environment while helping the community.
  • 20% discount at the Bargain Center and Building Hope.
  • This internship is useful for those with majors in social work, sociology, psychology, or those interested in pursuing a career in the non-profit sector.

 

Notes

  • Training will be provided for all areas of responsibility.
  • While this position is open to any person with the appropriate requirements, we recommend the following majors for the position:
    • Women’s Studies;
    • Social Work;
    • Sociology;
    • Psychology

 

How to Apply

As this is an unpaid internship, please apply using the volunteer application here. When done, please email your resume and cover letter to kyle@hopegospelmission.org.


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Technology Support Internship

  • Time commitment of 10-20 hours per week needed, depending on availability.
  • Unpaid internship.
  • Great experience with a medium-sized non-profit.
  • 20% discount on all store products.
  • Opportunity to become paid staff at completion of internship.
  • This internship is open to current students and recent graduates.

Hardware Support for 60 + Computers at five locations

Troubleshoot hardware failures including:          

  • Memory
  • Hard drives
  • Power supplies Mother boards
  • Video/Network cards

Replace failed parts and reinstalling drivers

  • Clean computer hardware
  • Maintain Printers / Change toners and ink cartridges.
  • Support Cash Registers, Barcode Scanners and Thermal Printers

Software Support

Provide support for:

  • Windows operating systems
  • QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks Point of Sale
  • MS Office suite
  • Blackbaud's eTapestry donor tracking software
  • Other software and systems

Troubleshoot and upgrade software

  • Perform regular virus removal
  • Load and set up operating systems.

Network Support

Troubleshoot Network issues including routers and network cable.  Replace and run network cabling.

Donation Processing

Sort, test and price computer hardware that is donated including CPU’s, Monitors, and other hardware.


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