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Nashville Rescue Mission

Director of Volunteer Services

Nashville Rescue Mission


Job Summary

Hope Lives Here!

At Nashville Rescue Mission, you’ll be empowered to influence and impact lives. Join our team today!

Nashville Rescue Mission is actively seeking a Director of Volunteer Services who will direct and manage the operations of Volunteer Services in support of the vision, mission, and programs of Nashville Rescue Mission. The primary responsibility of the Director will be to provide volunteers with a meaningful experience while supporting the organization in all aspects of interacting and communicating with them. Are you the right person?

Position Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Job Responsibilities

You are a servant leader.

Your passion for helping people is undeniable. You know the impact volunteers can have on the work of the organization, and you view volunteering as community engagement, not free labor. You not only inspire and interact with volunteers but, you are great at integrating volunteering into the organization and helping staff create assignments and involve volunteers.

You are an excellent communicator.

You have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Whether you are meeting face to face with a volunteer or speaking with them by phone or email, your charm, charisma, and dynamic personality shines through. Your writing is clear, concise, complete, and compelling in a manner that accurately reflects the Mission’s goals.

You are a collaborative team player.

You’re as comfortable meeting with the CEO as you are meeting with a guest staying at the Mission. You know the value of building strong relationships with co-workers, leadership, community leaders, church staff, and volunteers. You have the ability to see the big picture and assess how volunteers can help the Mission accomplish its goals.

You are organized and detail-oriented.

Being detail-oriented isn’t a sound bite; it’s one of your strongest qualities. You have a talent for creating and maintaining systems to sustain the Mission’s volunteer program at every phase of the volunteer engagement cycle. You enjoy the process of data tracking, including volunteer scheduling, and background check results. It’s the attention to data that allows you to fine-tune your practices and ramp up volunteer retention. You are smart, organized, and a friendly face who can manage multiple duties while also taking exceptional care of our volunteers.

You are willing to tackle any task.

No task is too big or too small for you. You will do whatever is needed to get the job done. You have strong administrative and time management skills. You can think and act with purpose and integrity. You are comfortable working in a fast-paced work environment and successfully maintain professionalism and positive attitude at all times. You are adaptable and flexible within an ever-changing work environment. You are willing and able to work major holidays, some nights, and weekends.


  1. High school diploma or GED equivalent; Bachelor’s degree preferred; 3-5 years of related experience preferred.
  2. Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  3. Excellent reading and writing skills; typing/computer usage; strong interpersonal relations and communication skills.
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and volunteer management systems.
  5. Able to drive, possesses valid driver’s license and personal transportation.

Additional Information



Eligible employees have medical plan options that give you the flexibility to choose the coverage that is right for you. Plans include a Health Savings Account with both employee and employer contributions. Telemedicine services are also available with all plans. You can also enroll in Dental and Vision plans.

Nashville Rescue Mission offers a generous Paid Time Off policy that allows new employees up to 27 days off their first year (pro-rated based on start date) for relaxation, holidays and to care for themselves or a family member in times of illness.

When life is getting difficult, it can help to talk with a professional. That’s why we have a Chaplain on staff as well as offer free counseling and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program.

As part of the Nashville Rescue Mission family, you can also enjoy other company-paid benefits like life insurance and short and long-term disability.


Let us help you save for the future. Nashville Rescue Mission contributes 3% of an employee’s earnings after they have completed their first year of service. If you decide to contribute to the plan as well, you will enjoy a 50% match on contributions from 1% to 6%.

How to Apply

To apply, visit Nashvillel Rescue Mission’s Career Page to upload your resume or email your resume to


  • Date Posted: July 1, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Religious