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Helping the HUNGRY, Homeless and Hurting

Is God leading you to serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting in Philadelphia? Take a look at our open positions below. Please check back often to see the newest job openings.

Christian Life of All Employees: As an employee of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission you are an important member of a Christian organization. All staff members are Christian missionaries and may be required from time to time to participate in chapel services, outreach ministries, or prayer times. Because of the nature of these types of ministries it is an absolute necessity that you possess and maintain a testimony or lifestyle that is above reproach. What you do on your own time may seriously affect your ability to perform these types of ministries, which are an important part of your job.

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Department: Programs
Work Location: 302 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19105
Reports to: Director of Food Services
Employment Status: Full Time
Typical Hours Required: Flexible schedule.  Weekends, and holidays as needed.

General Description of Work

A cook supervises and coordinates the preparation, cooking, and serving of food to homeless men, women, and children in Philadelphia. The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission serves three meal a day, 365 days of the year to those experiencing homelessness. The ideal candidate will be a follower of Jesus Christ with a heart of service to those in need.

Essential Functions

  • Supervise, coordinate and participate in preparing, cooking and serving food
  • Ensure all food handling, sanitation and customer service standards are met
  • Supervises volunteer kitchen associates
  • Prepare food items according to recipe to ensure quality and consistency
  • Provide outstanding guest services
  • Maintain a clean and well organized work area
  • Maintains sanitation of equipment, supplies and utensils
  • Drive a box truck for food pickup and delivery
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Serve Safe certified
  • Possess a valid PA driver’s license
  • Be a high energy, enthusiastic person, displaying an affinity and an agreement with our core values, and mission statement
  • Be willing to follow directions and established procedures
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Possess excellent understanding of food production and fundamental cooking techniques

Contact: Send completed employee application to Pierce Bowker at

Thrift Store Customer Service Associate

Department: Thrift Store
Work Location: 71 Bellevue Ave, Penndel, PA 19147
Reports to: Thrift Store Manager
Employment Status: Part Time
Typical Hours Required: Monday – Saturday, closed Sundays

General Description of Work

A Customer Service Associate is responsible for a variety of tasks including providing exceptional customer service, assisting customers find merchandise and answering customer’s questions.

Essential Functions

  • Sell merchandise to customers using cash register/money handling.
  • Communicate with customers through a variety of methods telephone, e-mail, website, or social media.
  • Provide general information about the Mission’s products and services to prospective customers.
  • Memorize and use professional call script when answering phone.
  • Handle returns upon authorization, recommend solutions to customer about returned products.
  • Encourage customers to purchase additional merchandise or upgrade services.
  • Resolve any customer complaints and recognize when complaints need to be escalated to management.
  • Attend meetings as needed.
  • Participate in training sessions to learn about processes in staging donations that are received daily, product book value, proper department location, and services.
  • Oversee displays to improve sale of merchandise.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • High school diploma or GED, previous experience in retail environment preferred but will train right candidate.
  • Possess superior verbal and written communication skills.Exhibit proficiency with e-mail communications, website navigation and effective marketing through social media.
  • Shows excellent organizational skills and is an effective time manager and multi-tasker.
  • Demonstrates extensive knowledge of all products and services offered by the company.
  • Physically must be able to stand for long periods of time and be able to lift at 50lbs unassisted
  • Ability to work varied hours and days as business dictates
  • Has exceptional problem solving, negotiation, persuasion, critical thinking and analytic skills.
  • A strong commitment to Jesus Christ.

Contact: Send completed employee application to Pierce Bowker at

Truck Helper

Department: Thrift Store
Work Location: 302 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19105
Reports to: Director of Social Enterprise
Employment Status: Part Time
Typical Hours Required: Monday – Saturday

General Description of Work

The Truck Helper will assist with daily operations of the truck and thrift store.

Essential Functions

  • Make daily pick-up and deliveries in company box truck.
  • Assist in the safe operation of the company box truck.
  • Assist with scheduling pick-ups and deliveries.
  • Clean, organize, and assemble incoming furniture donations.
  • Assist in daily store operations when not on the truck.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to safely operate a box truck.
  • Familiar with smart phone and/or gps technology
  • Retail and customer service experience.
  • An ability to lift 50 lbs. unassisted.
  • A good work ethic.
  • An ability to work with a team as well as on one’s own, depending on various tasks.

Contact: Send completed employee application to Pierce Bowker at

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Department: Development Team
Work Location: 302 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19105
Reports to: Director of Development
Employment Status: Full Time
Typical Hours Required: Monday – Friday; Occasional evenings, holidays, and weekends as required
Start Date: Early November

General Description of Work

The Marketing & Communications Coordinator will enhance the print and online messaging of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission’s communication through professional writing and graphic design.

Essential Functions

  • Write and layout print materials (newsletters, direct mail, brochures, advertisements, press releases, and more), primarily for the Development Team’s donor communications, but also for other ministry teams as necessary.
  • Communicate effectively, provide spec sheets and press-ready files, and ensure timely delivery of finished materials.  Take creative direction from others and execute projects that communicate with excellence and professionalism.
  • Work efficiently within established timelines and budgets to deliver on-target results. Multi-task numerous projects. Respond quickly to priority design requests to take advantage of immediate opportunities and/or needs.
  • Find and create content for social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Use scheduling tools in order to ensure content is posted frequently.
  • Perform public relations tasks including media outreach and maintaining media contacts
  • Provide supplemental photography as needed.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • College degree in related field or experience equivalent.
  • Professional-level writing – SAMPLES REQUIRED.
  • Highly proficient in industry-standard design software (Adobe Creative Suite—Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.). –SAMPLES REQUIRED.
  • Thorough understanding of social media platforms.
  • Strong photography skills are desirable.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong communications and public speaking skills.

Contact: Send cover letter, resume, and completed employee application (see above) to Pierce Bowker at in order to be considered. Design and writing samples are encouraged but not required.

Unconditional Giving

Men’s Shelter

In addition to meeting basic life needs for men, the Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission enables those men who are committed to a positive life change to address their problems through an intensive 16-month program.

Women’s Transitional Home

The purpose of Wayne Hall, the women’s ministry of Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, is to teach women how to restructure their lives according to the Word of God.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for groups with Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission take place at our Center City and Germantown locations.

Food Drive

Churches, schools, businesses, and other organizations can help the homeless and hurting men and women at the Mission by collecting non-perishable food items.*

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