Search and Rescue Specialist
Job Details
Full Time
2 Year Degree
Road Warrior
Nonprofit - Social Services

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you!


As a Search and Rescue Specialist you will support the Outreach Ministries and efforts to end homelessness by providing street outreach efforts that addresses poverty, addiction, employment, housing, mental health and spirituality.




  • Administer all Search and Rescue services to those we serve in King County, leading them to life transformation in Christ.  
  • Provide outreach services to ensure the highest-quality services providing tools and support for a safer and honoring environment to include: Overnight shelter, clothing distribution, showers, mail and other outreach services as prescribed. 
  • Work closely with the Outreach Administrator to establish and implement goals for Search and rescue.
  • Build relationships and partnerships with local churches, schools, businesses and communities inviting them to enter into the fight to end homelessness, specifically through Search and Rescue.
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of resources directly related to housing and employment in King County.
  • Inform those we serve of the services available to help them in their present situation. Ensure they have access to information on housing and other options to include MM Recovery Program information.
  • Work with the Outreach team to develop plans to fix any operational issues that are encountered on Search and Rescue. Initiate communication with the Outreach Administrator on any operational or personnel issues that may negatively impact operations.
  • Serve as an active training resource for volunteers participating in Search and Rescue ministries to ensure the highest quality experience for all involved.
  • Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All Mission staff are encouraged to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization, and to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  • Ensure all staff, volunteers and interns are interacting with those we serve in a grace-based and relationally driven manner.  
  • Maintain accurate and timely records, and ensure the physical security and maintenance of assigned equipment.
  • Provide regular input and recommendations to management.
  • Prepare monthly statistical and narrative reports, as required.
  • Maintain a positive, pleasant, professional Christian attitude. Work with other staff to forge and model transparent and supportive Christian relationships which will serve as a leadership example for recovery program men.
  • Attend all Mission meetings and training sessions, as required.
  • Work effectively with colleagues throughout the Mission's organization to achieve ministry objectives, maintaining good communication and working relationships
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of guest interviews and interventions using the professional case note standards of Men’s Ministries Recovery Program Case Managers.
  • Drive between various ministry locations as needed.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience in related field required.
  • Two years of prior experience in a related field required; work experience in a rescue mission context highly preferred.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
    • Clean driving record
    • No current suspensions or revocations
    • At least 21 years of age


Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time in a temperature-controlled environment.  Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms.  Occasionally lifts up to 25 pounds and walks, use stairways to climb to multiple floors within the company.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.




This position is subject to pre-employment background check and drug screen.


Mission Statement


To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.


Vision Statement


To see every homeless neighbor: beloved, redeemed, and restored.


Statement of Faith


  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Core Values


  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate urgency
  • Strategic effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and scrappy