Search and Rescue Manager
Job Details
Administration - Seattle, WA

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 has made it on the Best Christian Workplaces for 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you!


The Search and Rescue Manager will be responsible for supporting the Outreach Ministries and efforts to end homelessness by providing hands-on oversight and leadership for the Search & Rescue (S & R) van routes and ministry. Lead and facilitate S & R routes, train stewards and engage volunteers.





  • Schedule, plan and coordinate S&R routes seven nights/week.
  • Work in partnership with Volunteer engagement to coordinate and schedule volunteer participation for all S&R routes seven nights a week.
  • Work with recovery programming to coordinate, schedule and train program residents and Cadre interns involvement in Search and Rescue.
  • Plan, prepare, and facilitate S&R van outings.
  • Coordinate supply inventory for all S&R routes.
  • Work with program intake coordinators to help facilitate those we serve into SUGM recovery programming.
  • Engage in relationships with our homeless neighbors to build trust in order to provide a high level of assistance.
  • Coordinate S&R van night schedules
  • Participate in S&R van routes in all S&R areas.
  • Participate in street outreach as needed,
  • Work closely with the Outreach Administrator to establish and implement goals for Search and Rescue Ministries.
  • 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 Ministries.
  • Provide engaging and thoughtful orientation for S&R volunteers.
  • Provide well organized training for S&R stewards and drivers.
  • Oversee organization of S&R program materials and supplies
  • Coordinate scheduling vans for S&R each night
  • Review volunteer list and communicate to team as necessary.
  • Prepare monthly statistical and narrative reports, as required.
  • Be an informed expert in the field of homelessness in Seattle, building relationships and partnerships with local churches and schools, inviting them to enter into the fight to end homelessness.
  • 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.
  • Drive between various ministry locations as needed.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualification & Experience


  • Associate's Degree or equivalent experience in a related field preferred.
  • Two years of prior experience in a related field is preferred; work experience in a rescue mission context is highly preferred.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Drivers 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 stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach.  Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. Regularly lifts up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.




This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and must be able to pass a 5-panel drug screen including THC.