Join Our Team
The Open Door exists to serve people at their point of need, cultivating personal growth and community sustainability. We model our faith in Jesus by providing practical solutions, to physical, spiritual, and relational brokenness.
Every day, employees at Open Door Mission serve men, women and children who come to us. Whatever their job, they are dedicated to serving people at their point of need, coming alongside them in relationship with grace and love. We know that healing comes through experiencing God's love and our staff models that each day.
The entire team at Open Door embraces the values of:
If you aspire to these values as well, you might be a good candidate for a career with us!
To get a feel for our culture and why we do what we do, meet our staff.
Meet the Open Door Team
The Open Door Mission (ODM) is a non-denominational Christian ministry located in Glens Falls, NY. The right candidate will meet our Qualifications for Employment and Statement of Faith.
Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of The Open Door to grant equal opportunities for employment to all qualified persons without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, military, gender, genetic characteristic, marital status, unemployment, domestic violence, or any other grounds prohibited by law. Every effort is made to select individuals who are best suited to the position based on qualifications, education (when applicable), ability, work record, experience and fit.
It is our intent and desire to provide equal opportunities in employment, promotion, training, wages, benefits, and all the privileges, and terms and conditions of employment. This commitment applies to all individuals employed by and involved in the operations of The Open Door and its associated ministries, and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any Open Door staff member. Consistent with this policy of nondiscrimination, The Open Door will provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
In order to carry out the stated purposes of The Open Door, it is the policy of The Open Door to recruit and hire (in a regular category) only applicants who have made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and accepted Him as their Lord and Savior, as indicated on and consistent with our Statement of Faith and General Application form. As a religious, charitable, non-profit organization – 501 (c)(3), The Open Door has an organizational exemption within Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, as it relates to discrimination because of religious formation and purpose. We further reserve and will exercise the right to discriminate or designate certain positions when a bona fide occupational qualification exists.
All employment decisions will be made in compliance with applicable labor laws.
Qualifications for Employment
Every position within The Open Door requires specific qualifications particular to that area of service. Qualifications, duties and responsibilities are listed in the job description for each position
Open Door staff members should hold to the highest possible standards of Christian conduct in all areas of life. We should be living examples of what we teach. The conduct and activities of The Open Door staff should reflect obedience and respect to Jesus Christ and sensitivity to the Christian community and the people we serve. We desire our ministry team to lead a mindful, exemplary Christian lifestyle that is “above reproach” so that:
Therefore, we have adopted the following qualifications for employment, which are applicable to all employees of The Open Door upon hire and continuously, while employed:
In areas of Christian liberty, where the Bible is silent or does not provide specific instruction, such as movies, music, television, or reading material, Open Door strongly encourages all staff members to consider Paul’s exhortation in I Corinthians 10:23-24, “Everything is permissible – but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible – but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.” (NIV)* We must be careful that, in exercising our freedoms in Christ, we do not hurt or hinder those whom we are, in fact, trying to help and serve. In Romans 14:13b Paul encourages us “…make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother’s way.” Carefully consider how our individual behavior might impact the well-being of ourselves, our coworkers, or our guests/guests.
* Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.