Shepherd’s Gate has been positively impacting women and children in crisis for over 34 years and now YOU have a chance to join our team.

Ministry impact: Changing Lives

Shepherd’s Gate helps women and children escape cycles of addiction, homelessness, and abuse and to find lasting change, we must care for the whole person. Our long-term Christ-centered program addresses the physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs of the woman so that she can learn the skills needed to live independently in the community.

Share your gifts and talents

Are you passionate about seeing lives restored through Jesus? Do you have a heart toward those in need? On our team, you have a chance to work with bright, talented and passionate people in a Christ-Centered atmosphere.  You will have an opportunity to share your leadership and relationship- building skills, to impact women and children.

If you would like to be a part of our team, please see the openings below and follow the instructions.

Cover letters and resumes should be Microsoft Word documents or be included as standard text within the email message and sent to jobs@shepherdsgate.org.

Applications will be accepted for the positions below until filled.

Current Openings:

Store Manager-Full-time-New Life Store-Livermore

Residential Coordinator-Full-time-Livermore 

Donation Assistant -Part-time-New Life Store-Livermore

Updated 1/31/19

Positions Filled:

Office and Facilities Assistant-Full-time Livermore

Retail Assistant-Part-time- Livermore

Updated 1/2/19

Full Job Descriptions Below:

Store Manager

Livermore- (Full-time position) store hours-Monday -Saturday 8:30 am-7:30 pm.

Salary: $18.00-$20.00 

Updated 1/31/19

Job Objective

 Shepherd’s Gate is seeking a store manager to oversee and direct all aspects of the thrift store, including donation drop-off, external donations, merchandising, cashiering, employee relations, and administration. Ensure financial solvency by maintaining expenses while attempting a profit.


  • Oversee and supervise all aspects of the thrift store and donation center 
  • Assure job training for staff and volunteers
  • Monitor and supervise quality of merchandise and atmosphere of store 
  • Seek new sources of donations
  • Build collaborative relationships with local businesses
  • Maintain thrift store policies and procedures
  • Maintain accurate and adequate records in order to submit reports upon request
  • Develop and maintain budget 
  • Assure expenses and income documentation are submitted to accounting in a timely fashion 
  • Evaluate employee performance 
  • Hiring and, if necessary, terminating of thrift store/donations personnel
  • Facilitate thrift store staff meetings 
  • Oversee all thrift store volunteers
  • Maintain a safe working environment 

Shepherd’s Gate reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job responsibilities.


  • Ability to develop cooperative and collaborative relationships 
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, and handle stress
  • Ability to deal with the public and their needs 
  • Fundamental knowledge of accounting, and business office practices 
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written


  • High School diploma or GED equivalent 
  • Retail experience 
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith
  • Have a current valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance and access to an automobile (if needed).


  • Constant visitor and telephone contacts (e) 
  • Ability to bend and walk through entire store and donations area (e)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. (e)


Residential Coordinator

Livermore Campus- (Full-time position) shifts needed-days, evenings, weekends and overnight.

Salary: $14.00-$16.00 day shifts/$12.00-$14.00 overnight shifts hour

Updated 10/18/18


The Residential Coordinator position is relational as well as functional.  This person is responsible for supervising and holding the residents accountable for their program and assisting with needs.  The Residential Coordinator is the key contact for all resident matters on campus.  Their priority is to keep the campus safe and running smoothly.  The Residential Coordinator will work under the direction and support of the Residential Coordinator Supervisor and alongside the Program staff, sharing feedback on the resident’s progression of goals and compliance with program criteria.


  • Create a healthy community living environment through relationship building with residents to foster personal growth and safety for all residents.  This includes setting appropriate boundaries, utilizing verbal praise, empowering the resident to do what they can do for themselves in order to build self-esteem, and providing direction as needed.
  • Be available to minister to, encourage, and support residents in their learning process.  Intentional observation and conversations are necessary to prevent crisis situations.  If a crisis occurs, processing with the resident is essential to support the resident in their individualized program.
  • Intervene in crisis situations and provide conflict resolution within your scope of training.
  • Ensure residents are operating according to Program Guidelines.  Hold residents accountable for appointments, program activities, and program guidelines. This includes conducting regular room searches, drug testing, and supervising household chores.
  • Be available to assist residents with their daily needs.  Assist residents in planning transportation to appointments; drive as needed.
  • Supervise and be present for household activities and events as assigned.
  • Responsible for implementing campus safety procedures in response to all emergencies or disasters.
  • Act in accordance with each resident’s current case plan.  This includes being responsible to stay informed on each resident case.
  • Responsible for observing and logging the resident’s behavior for team use.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Residential Coordinator and Program Team Meeting to collaborate on resident case planning and program issues.
  • Communicate campus activity information to appropriate staff such as approved visitors, shift changes, resident concerns, etc.
  • Inventory the need for household maintenance.  Report all building and equipment damage or unsafe conditions to ensure a timely response.
  • Provide orientation for new volunteers and work alongside them as needed.
  • Supervise medication distribution through resident’s daily logging and communicate changes in medication or medical conditions to the Case Management team when necessary.
  • Perform daily administrative duties (Answer phones, check messages, logging, staff notes, and other necessary paperwork).

Shepherd’s Gate reserves the right, at any time, with or without notice, to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job positions, or assign additional job responsibilities.


  • Possess the ability to multi-task and follow through until tasks are complete.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and in a supportive manner with all personnel of all backgrounds, under stressful circumstances.
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially spreadsheets, database and reporting tools.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and develop harmonious relationships.


  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to provide a current tuberculosis clearance certificate prior to employment and the ability to maintain a tuberculosis clearance certificate during employment.
  • Have a current valid California driver’s license and automobile insurance and access to an automobile (if needed).
  • First Aid training and CPR Certification (provided upon hire).


  • Education or experience in the social services field is preferred.
  • Have a working familiarity with issues and obstacles faced by people in crisis and/or homeless situations with life-controlling problems.
  • Ability to demonstrate a committed Christian faith.


  • Frequently moves around the campus to interact with staff and residents (e)
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs as needed to access some of the campus (e)
  • Ability to move items under 40 lbs. (e)

(e) Denotes “essential function” as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Donations Assistant

New Life Store- (Part-time position) Monday-Saturday 8:00am- 5:30pm

Salary: $12.00-$14.00 

Updated 1/3/19


The New Life Store employee’s objective is to bring in revenue to our ministry by receiving donated items in our retail establishment or by picking up larger items at establishments donating them to the Shepherd’s Gate New Life Store.  All of this is accomplished in accordance with the purpose of Shepherd’s Gate, which is to meet the needs of homeless women and children in the name of Jesus Christ


  • Customer Service-Greet public in a friendly and professional manner
  • Receiving, sorting and processing donated clothing and household items for resale
  • Pricing and stocking shelves
  • Assist with furniture pick-ups
  • Assist with store and yard maintenance
  • Attend and assist with donation events
  • The potential for driving a 15′ box truck


  • Able to communicate in English
  • Ability to speak other languages is a plus
  • Basic computer skills
  • Experience in driving a truck is a plus
  • Able to prioritize duties and handle stressful situations
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to problem solve


  • Must have some customer service experience
  • Work experience in the service industry
  • Minimum education equal to a sophomore in high school
  • Demonstrated committed Christian faith
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record


  • Retail store setting (e)
  • Frequent bending and lifting (40 lbs) (e)
  • Climbing in and out of a truck (e)
  • Loading truck (e)
  • Ability to move through and around various donation sites (e)

(e) Denotes “essential function: as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)



Shepherd’s Gate job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the basic elements that are essential to a job.  



Shepherd’s Gate Locations

1660 Portola Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
United States
(925) 443-4283

605 Sycamore Ave
Brentwood, CA 94513
United States
(925) 308-7507