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Nashville Rescue Mission

Vice President of Ministries

Nashville Rescue Mission


Job Summary

he Vice President, Ministries provides strategic leadership and operational oversight of all Nashville Rescue Mission programs and services, ensuring that the mission and critical objectives are fulfilled. Key responsibilities include planning, management, administrative responsibilities, implementing/analyzing all the strategies that will produce an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, and goal attainment. This position serves as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Job Responsibilities

The right person for this incredible opportunity has:

Accepted a call on their life from God into ministry 

This person’s passion for helping the lost and hurting will be undeniable. They should have a high energy level and a readiness to take on significant challenges. S/he will exhibit the ability to think and act decisively with purpose and integrity. This position requires someone who can gracefully navigate the unique dynamics of working in a Christ-focused organization while being a proactive leader.

Demonstrated servant leadership 

Someone who comes with an unbeaten track record of leading organizations that make a difference in their area of influence will receive serious consideration. The ability to implement a vision through the development and execution of strategical and operational plans (including management and budget) for the short and long-term success of the Mission’s Recovery and Guest Services Ministries will be essential to this person’s success.

Experience in developing leaders, not managing them 

Someone who can recognize the capabilities of the employees on their team, coach them, nurture their careers, and manage their performance will thrive in this position. The right person will inspire confidence in team efforts by leading through their example and motivating others through his/her actions.

An adaptive communication style 

Regardless of the form of communication (listening, verbal, nonverbal, emotional awareness, written, or communicating in stressful situations ) the right person for this position has a natural ability to read an audience and intuitively knows how best to respond.

A collaborative style of leadership 

The right person will be someone who is comfortable and adept at navigating relationships both internally and externally. S/he must have a verifiable track record of productive, collaborative team leadership. The ability to maintain an open, candid, transparent management style is essential to this position.


  • BS/BA in Theology, Social Services or related disciplines – Master’s preferred.
  • 10+ years of work experience in homeless or recovery services, large church or other large ministry environment
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Team player with positive and optimistic attitude.
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, lead and motivate staff and volunteers.
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills and demonstrate sound judgement, initiative and independent thinking.
  • Professional image with excellent written, oral and presentation skills.

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

Think you’re a good fit? Upload your resume at Nashville Rescue Mission Careers or email your resume to Mary DeLoach at HR@NashvilleRescueMission.org.

Nashville Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community dedicated to providing hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Middle Tennessee.


  • Date Posted: March 13, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Religious