Fellowship Program

Denver Rescue Mission, in partnership with Regis University, is pleased to announce a 12-month fellowship program beginning July 11, 2022. 

The fellowship program is a leadership and professional development program that offers full-time employment, academic credit, community connections, mentorship, and vocational discernment. We designed the fellowship to identify, equip, and form future Christian leaders in the nonprofit sector. However, the skills and knowledge developed in the program are transferable across industries. Fellows will receive a Graduate Certificate through Regis’ Master of Nonprofit Management program upon completion. 


Fellowship participants will be working as Emergency Services Coordinators (ESC) during the program.

The Emergency Services Coordinator reports directly to Emergency Services Supervisor and is responsible for maintaining visibility and the operations of the DRM Emergency Shelter and the activities that take place therein.  The ESC must be willing to sign and abide by the Denver Rescue Mission Statement of Faith and pursue the guests and participants with a pastoral heart rather than in a commanding style.

Who are we?

Denver Rescue Mission serves people experiencing homelessness and poverty through emergency services, rehabilitation, transitional programs, permanent housing assistance and community outreach. Since 1892, we’ve been changing lives in the name of Christ by meeting people at their physical and spiritual points of need, with the goal of returning them to society as productive, self-sufficient citizens. 

Every position at the Denver Rescue Mission is an opportunity for ministry and is vital for the fulfillment of our mission. As a faith-based, charitable non-profit organization, we are committed to providing emergency services as well as rehabilitative and transitional programs to individuals and families experiencing poverty and homelessness in our community. 

Life at Denver Rescue Mission

Here at the Denver Rescue Mission we treat our employees like family. We often refer to each other as the DRM Family. People who work at the Mission appreciate the opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ with other employees, guests and program participants. We have a weekly prayer list, fellowship events and many other opportunities to share our faith. 

Salary Range: $18.00 - $20.55 per hour  plus $1.50 shift differential for working nights (6pm-6am) based on qualifications and experience. The program covers tuition for the Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership. 



  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits
  • Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday pay
  • Tuition reimbursement and child adoption benefits available
  • Employer paid term life Insurance and long-term disability
  • Health savings account and flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with 5% company match

Job Duties

Security and Safety

  • Ensure the security and safety of the Emergency Shelter and guests during the shift.  This includes appropriately ensuring guests are free from drugs, alcohol and weapons; handling difficult guests.  
  • Contact police, ambulances or detox as needed.
  • Manage volunteers and/or program participants assisting in various work therapy capacities within the Emergency Shelter ensuring that they are properly trained for their duties.
  • Distribute emergency clothing, hygiene items, etc. in support of the needs and dignity of shelter guests.


  • Ensure the Emergency Shelter is cleaned according to the established standard.  This includes daily cleaning, removal, dispersion, or storage of all clutter, trash, parking lot trash, sidewalks, etc. 
  • Track durable good needs for the Emergency shelter, ensuring that enough blankets, toiletries, etc. are on hand and ready for use.
  • Through inspections of the Emergency Shelter, generate a list of work orders for presentation to the DRML Director.  
  • Ensure adherence to the facility, bed time, wake up time, shower schedule.


  • Enter appropriate information in SCRIBE as needed.
  • Bring all issues of concern to the attention of the Supervisor of Shelter Services
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor of Emergency Shelter Services and/or the Director of Emergency Services.
  • Other duties as assigned  

The program emphasizes:

  • Faith and Work: Fellows work with our guests as emergency service coordinators (ESC). ESC’s are responsible for demonstrating the love of Christ through engagement with our guests and facilitating a caring and supportive environment. 
  • Prayer and Formation: Fellows support one another through prayer, and biweekly times of individual and group formation. 
  • Academic formation: Fellows are enrolled in Regis’ Master of Nonprofit Management program. Courses are asynchronous and online. Fellows meet biweekly to delve more deeply into theory and practice with the guidance of the fellowship director. 
  • Professional development: Fellows have access to mentorship and leaders in the nonprofit sector. 


Application Qualifications:

  •  Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3.0 minimum GPA (or letter of explanation)
  • Strong communication skills both written and orally.
  • Strong desire to provide ministerial assistance to those we serve.
  • Ability to hold appropriate and Biblical boundaries and accountability with those we serve.
Salary Description
$18 Per Hour