Portland First United Methodist Church has a long-time concern for housing insecurity, having founded and operated the Goose Hollow Family Shelter in our building for 25 years, and having created the Portland Homeless Family Solutions, an independent non-profit which "graduated" from our space in the summer of 2018. We discovered many Portland State University students struggle to meet their basic needs. A recent survey covering a 12-month period found that: 44.6% of students responding experienced housing insecurity 16.1% were houseless 47% experienced food insecurity Black, Indigenous and People of Color students were found to have higher rates of insecurity. Portland First hopes to create and operate an overnight shelter providing safe housing, some food assistance and study space for at least 8 PSU students per night.
The mission of The PSU Landing at FUMC (The Landing) is to provide
a temporary safe-haven for housing insecure Portland State University (PSU)
students. More information can be found on our website: https://fumcpdx.org/landing/
LOCATION: The PSU Landing at FUMC is located at the First United Methodist
Church (FUMC), 1838 SW Jefferson Street, Portland, OR 97201.
JOB DESCRIPTION: The Landing Coordinator is primarily responsible for managing the
scheduling, training and work shifts of the volunteers for The Landing. This
includes but is not limited to:
Volunteers and staff are recruited from various religious groups, community groups, PSU, social media and other sources. Volunteers may sign up to be involved in one or more service points of The Landing. Resident Assistants are paid staff that manage the Landing overnight.
The Volunteer Manager oversees several service points:
% of Time Duties
30% Dinner Volunteers:
30% Evening Volunteers
30% Schedule and Support Overnight staff, who:
BUDGET AUTHORITY: None. Participate in Budget Development
SUPERVISOR: Church Administrator
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Overnight Hosts; Volunteers
Rate of Pay: $18/hr
Portland First United Methodist Church has a long-time concern for housing insecurity, having founded and operated the Goose Hollow Family Shelter in our building for 25 years, and having created the Portland Homeless Family Solutions…