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Job Openings

hiringWe are currently hiring for two positions – Development Director and Facility Maintenance Manager. The job applications for both positions are located on our webpage – http://interfaithsanctuary.org/employment/

If you know of anyone who may be interested, please forward!

Job Announcement: Development Director

The Development Director is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing the organization’s development activities by performing the following duties personally or with the assistance of other staff, board members, and community volunteers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to develop, coordinate, and implement the annual fundraising plan.
  • Engage in research and develop strategies to identify and secure new individual, foundation, and government funding sources.
  • Write grant proposals and reports to foundation and government funders.
  • Work with Development Associate to maintain electronic grant application calendar for all grant requests and report deadlines.
  • Coordinate with Executive Director and program staff to ensure compliance with grant guidelines and effect changes as required.
  • Oversee the accurate and timely preparation of grant billings and reports.
  • Prepare drafts of fundraising letters and work collaboratively with the Development Associate on mailings.
  • Work with the Development team to plan and implement fundraising and donor appreciation events.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors. Cultivate donor relationships by producing correspondences and grant announcement press releases, and scheduling and attending in-person visits.
  • Work with the Development team to produce the annual report.
  • Act as staff liaison on the Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Additional duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Specific Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of development experience and training that provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to promote a professional image of the organization to the public. Highly effective in developing personal relationships.
  • Proven track record in writing successful grant applications and in grant administration.
  • Ability to treat individuals calling the office, office visitors, volunteers, donors, board members, and staff with equal respect and dignity.
  • Understanding and commitment to the mission and foundational values of Interfaith Sanctuary (refer to http://interfaithsanctuary.org/mission/).
  • Excellent computer skills including a high level of proficiency in Word, Excel, spreadsheets, and data management.
  • Familiarity and comfort with the world of internet communication including email, social media, and cloud computing.
  • Well-developed writing and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment with staff, board members, and community volunteers.
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills.

Compensation: $19 per hour. This is a 30 hour per week position with some scheduling flexibility. Benefits include an employee medical reimbursement plan and paid leave.

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and application to info@interfaithsanctuary.org with a subject line of “Development Director.” Applications must be emailed and not faxed, mailed, or hand delivered to our shelter locations. A resume may be included as additional materials, but may not substitute for the application and will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials can be submitted in Word or PDF formats and can be found online at http://interfaithsanctuary.org/employment/. Application materials are reviewed upon receipt.

Position will remain open until filled.

Interfaith Sanctuary is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Interfaith Sanctuary prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender expression/identity, disability, or age.

Reasonable accommodation will be made as appropriate to enable any employee or applicant for employment to safely and properly perform the job applied for as requested and as appropriate.

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Job Announcement: Facility Maintenance Manager

Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter is accepting job applications for a full-time Facility Maintenance Manager for Monday – Friday days-7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Some daytime hours are required for staff meetings and there is opportunity for additional hours throughout the year.

Requirements:

  • Experience in janitorial services.
  • Knowledge of basic handyman level electrical and plumbing skills (non-professional skills required).
  • Excellent people and communication skills.
  • Basic computer and emailing skills including general proficiency with Word and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively manage community & guest volunteers.
  • Understands and is able to abide by the values of Interfaith Sanctuary (refer to http://interfaithsanctuary.org/mission/)
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Must be capable of lifting twin and full mattresses and other light lifting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Facility Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Cleaning the building and managing morning cleaning volunteers, 5 mornings per week.
  • Conducting cleaning projects related to pest management plan.
  • Helping to plan and facilitate work projects.
  • Conducting cleaning supplies inventory.
  • Overseeing building maintenance projects and acting as a liaison with service contractors as directed by supervisors.
  • Adhering to Sanctuary’s policies and procedures.
  • Treating all shelter guests, community volunteers, and staff members with respect and dignity.
  • Attending all staff meetings and required trainings.
  • Communicating as needed throughout the shift to management staff and the end of the shift through emailed shift reports.
  • Other duties as assigned by Operations Director or Executive Director. 

Compensation:  $11 per hour. This is a full-time (approx. 30 hours per week) hourly position. Additional hours are often available throughout the year. Benefits include an employee medical reimbursement plan and paid leave.

To Apply: Please e-mail the completed application to info (at) interfaithsanctuary.org with a subject line of “Facility Maintenance Manager.” A resume may be included as additional materials, but may not substitute for the application and will not be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications may not be mailed, faxed, or delivered to the shelter or administration offices. Application materials can be submitted in Word or PDF formats and can be found online at http://interfaithsanctuary.org/employment/. Application materials are reviewed upon receipt. Questions on this position should be sent via email only to info (at) interfaithsanctuary.org.

Position will remain open until filled. 

Interfaith Sanctuary is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Interfaith Sanctuary prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender expression/identity, disability, or age.

Reasonable accommodation will be made as appropriate to enable any employee or applicant for employment to safely and properly perform the job applied for as requested and as appropriate.

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Jayne Sorrels

Executive Director

Interfaith Sanctuary’s Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Every year Interfaith Sanctuary enjoys serving lunch to our board and supporters at an appreciation luncheon. This years event was held at St. Paul Baptist Church. A big thank you goes to Tates Rents and Northend Organic Nursery for sprucing up the event with their beautiful table cloths and floral arrangements. We enjoyed delicious sandwiches from Zeppole  which were consumed as our audience listened to Margaret Stigers sing a heartfelt song. Throughout the lunch, Interfaith Sanctuary was pleased to award Duane Anders, Senior Pastor of Cathedral of the Rockies and Ben Skinner, founder of OATHS, for their outstanding contributions to our community. A special recognition was given to Dorothy Aldecoa (in memorium) as the individual donor of the year and a heartfelt story about her generosity was shared. We were also pleased to announce the business donors of the year, who turned heads at our last Xtreme Holiday Extravaganza when they took stage and pledged money for a whole year of shelter for one person which equaled $3650 each. After a few minutes of letting that soak in, both Don Reiman and Harry Martz took the stage again and agreed to pay two years of shelter, if the audience could match two year’s donation. It was a night to remember, so many of our guests stepped up to the challenged and donated money. We raised over $33,000 at that event just in night’s of shelter! Yesterday, Don Reiman, founder of Echelon Group, and Harry Martz, founder of Power Enterprises, were awarded Business Donors of the Year. Interfaith Sanctuary is humbled to be surrounded by so many who are willing to give their time, talents, and money to such a worthy cause. When you donate you are not just giving money or time, you are provided shelter and services.

 

A special THANKS to our wonderful Sponsors, Albertson’s, Northend Organic Nursery, Dawson Taylor, Tates Rents, Usful Glassworks, St. Paul Baptist Church, Laverna, Cherie Buckner Webb, and Margaret Stigers… Without you we couldn’t have put this event on!

Job Announcement

Job seeker picWe are currently hiring for a p/t Swing Shift Manager position. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please forward!

Job Announcement

Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter is accepting job applications for a part-time swing shift manager for Thursday – Saturday nights – 5:00 pm to 12:00 am. Some daytime hours are required for staff meetings and there is opportunity for additional hours throughout the year.

Requirements:

  • Some work and/or volunteer experience with vulnerable populations.
  • Excellent skills with people.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a sometimes stressful environment.
  • Some managerial experience.
  • Ability to effectively respond to emergency situations.
  • Basic computer and emailing skills including general proficiency with Word and Excel.
  • Ability to effectively manage community & guest volunteers.
  • Understands and is able to abide by the values of Interfaith Sanctuary.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

Job Description:

  • Manages up to 160 shelter guests during the swing shift from 5 pm – 12 am, Thursday – Saturday nights.
  • Attends 2-3 regularly scheduled monthly daytime meetings (2nd, 3rd, and last Thursdays – scheduled beginning at 3 pm at the earliest).
  • Responds to shelter guest needs and requests throughout the evening including processing new intakes, interacting with emergency personnel, problem-solving, managing community and shelter guest volunteers, and providing assistance as needed.
  • Communicates as needed throughout the shift to management staff and in the evening through emailed shift reports.

Compensation: Starting pay is $12 per hour. This is a part-time (approx. 24 hours per week) hourly position. Additional hours are often available throughout the year. Benefits include an employee medical reimbursement plan and paid leave.

 

To Apply: Please e-mail the completed application to info (at) interfaithsanctuary.org with a subject line of “Swing Shift Manager.” A resume may be included as additional materials, but may not substitute for the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications may not be mailed, faxed, or delivered to the shelter or administration offices. Application materials can be submitted in Word or PDF formats and can be found online at http://interfaithsanctuary.org/employment/. Application materials are reviewed upon receipt. Questions on this position should be sent via email only to info (at) interfaithsanctuary.org.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

Interfaith Sanctuary is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Paint Supplies

As you may know, our shelter construction project was recently completed and we’re now preparing to repaint most of the shelter! The first step is to prime all the walls and for this we’re seeking supplies including:

  • 15 Five-Gallon Buckets
  • 15 Screens (for Five-Gallon Buckets)
  • 30 Paint Rollers
  • 30 Paint Roller Covers (Low-Nap)
  • 10 Paint Brushes
  • 5   Small Buckets
  • 10 Sponges
  • 5   Blue Tape Rolls
  • 20 (or more) Fabric Drop Cloths or Old Curtains
  • 5   Bags of Rags

Volunteer crews are ready as soon as the supplies come in! Scroll down for donation drop-off information. If you’d like to make a financial donation to cover this specific expense, please reply to this email or call our development office at 343-4160.

To avoid duplication of paint supply items, you can email our Special Projects Coordinator for updates at info@interfaithsanctuary.org.

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Supply Needs

for Women and Children

  • Diapers-sizes 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Baby Wipes
  • Formula- regular formula and formula for sensitive stomachs (most of the infants use the formula for sensitive stomachs)
  • Feminine Hygiene Items including: tampons (all sizes) and sanitary napkins (long, super absorbent)

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Donation Drop Offs

Donations can be delivered to the shelter at 1620 W. River Street any evening after 6 pm. Note that the best time for evening deliveries is between 6:30 pm and 8 pm. Here’s a link to directions: http://interfaithsanctuary.org/location-and-hours/
After arriving on Cooper Court from Americana/16th, bear to your right by the Connector wall and head to the River Street side of the building where you can park. In the evening, the River Street doors are not accessible, so you’ll need to walk around the building to the gated parking lot entrance. Upon arrival, ask for the shift manager and he can provide you with assistance in unloading your car if necessary. If you’d like to make a donation and cannot come in the evening, please email and we’ll work to arrange this.

Thank you all for your generosity and care.

 

Jayne Sorrels

Executive Director

 

Idaho Gives

Give the Gift of Shelter on May 1st, 2014!

Interfaith Sanctuary provides overnight shelter for women, men, and families with children as well as supportive services to help our guests on their pathway out of homelessness and into permanent housing. You can help! Partner with us on May 1st during the Idaho Gives Campaign.

The Idaho Gives Campaign is a One Day event where non-profits from all over Idaho join forces to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for worthy causes like Interfaith Sanctuary. Last year, the Idaho Gives Campaign raised $578,735 through 9,415 donations from 6,192 individuals to 541 nonprofit causes! This is your opportunity to help us make a huge difference in our pursuit of radically changing the face of homelessness in the Treasure Valley.

For as little as $10, you can make a tangible difference in the life of a person who is experiencing homelessness… here’s how:

  • A single night of shelter, a light meal, and supportive services for one individual ($10)
  • A week of shelter and services for one individual ($70)
  • A year’s worth of shelter and services for one individual ($3650)

Your gift is more than shelter. It’s a gift of support to find services that are desperately needed. You provide dignity to families who have run out of options. Giving to Interfaith is more than money – it’s about giving hope for a new future. On May 1st please take the time to donate. You can access the donation page for Interfaith Sanctuary by clicking here!

 

Avenues for Hope

MAKE YOUR 2013 HOLIDAY DONATION TO INTERFAITH SANCTUARY VIA AVENUES FOR HOPE, AND AMPLIFY THE POWER OF YOUR GIFT!

To donate via Avenues for Hope, click here, or read on for more information:

Interfaith Sanctuary is partnering with the Avenues for Hope Campaign again this holiday season for our online fundraising challenge! Avenues for Hope is a special online giving opportunity available to donors for just a few short weeks each year. Beginning on December 10, 2013, all online donations made to Sanctuary via the Avenues for Hope Campaign through the end of the year not only support our work directly, but also help us qualify for thousands of dollars in special funding prizes offered by the Home Partnership Foundation.

During the holiday season, we ask that donors who wish to donate online do so via the Avenues for Hope Campaign. By doing so you will strengthen your support of Interfaith Sanctuary, as you magnify the impact of every dollar you donate to our work.

To donate to Sanctuary via Avenues for Hope, click here between December 10-31, 2013, to visit the Interfaith Sanctuary page on the Avenues for Hope website. Thank you for joining us in this challenge!

 

Cold Weather Supply Drive

With the colder nights upon us, we are in need of some key items including sleeping bags, coats, blankets and other supplies. Can you take some time this weekend to look around your house to see if you have extras of these items? Or if you are a member of a house of worship, you might make an announcement on Sunday for congregants to bring in items the following Sunday and then plan a delivery night. Anything you can donate is helpful.  

Items Needed:

  • Sleeping bags*
  • Twin sized blankets*
  • Coats of all sizes (adult and children)*
  • Diapers: sizes 3, 4,5, 6 & Newborn
  • Baby Items: baby wipes, ointment for rashes
  • Peanut Butter (smooth)
  • Jelly
  • Coffee (large cans caffeinated)
  • Sugar (large bags)
  • Dry Creamer

* Note: sleeping bags, blankets, and coats can be used in good condition.

Delivery:

Drop off times are 7 days a week anytime after 6:00 PM at 1620 W. River St..  From Americana just past the skate park take a right on Cooper Court.  Follow the alley way around and come into the gated area.  Please introduce yourself to the shift manager on duty. Map Link

Thank you SO much for your generosity. It is deeply appreciated.

Jayne Sorrels

Executive Director

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