Join the PACEM Staff

pacemstaffEvery season, PACEM hires dedicated part-time staff members to work in our emergency homeless shelters. Seasonal Positions run from the end of October  into the following April. 

Bus Drivers: 2-2.5 hour shifts: Mornings from 5:15 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and Nights from 5:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Bus Drivers are responsible for the safe transport of homeless guests between PACEM’s Intake site (The Haven at 112 W. Market St. in downtown Charlottesville) and our rotating shelter sites (church congregations throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County). Responsibilities include transport, maintaining peace with guests, completing mileage reports, and maintaining vehicle conditions. Bus Drivers work under the supervision of the Shelter Director and in close cooperation with volunteers, guests, and other PACEM staff. A clear driving record is required (0 points or better). You must pass a drug screening test. You must be insurable. You must be at least 21-years-old. Participation in JAUNT training is also required. One to seven shifts per week.

Overnight Shelter Supervisors: 10-hour shifts from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Overnight Shelter Supervisors are responsible for overseeing PACEM’s guests during the night. Your responsibilities include 1) ensuring the safety of our guests, 2) ensuring the security of the shelter site, and 3) working with congregational volunteers. Overnight Supervisors are responsible for being awake, creating a peaceful environment, and handling any problems which arise during the night. Overnight Supervisors work under the supervision of a Shelter Director and in close cooperation with volunteers, guests, and other PACEM staff members.
Reliable transportation to rotating shelter sites is required. One to three shifts per week.

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Intake Coordinators:  4.5-hour shifts from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Intake Coordinators are responsible for the nightly sign-in of all shelter guests. Your responsibilities include: 1) welcoming guests, 2) conducting intake interviews, 3) accompanying guests to shelter sites, and 4) coordinating with Overnight Shelter Supervisors. Intake Coordinators work under the supervision of a Shelter Director and in close cooperation with volunteers, guests, and other PACEM staff. Reliable transportation to rotating shelter sites is required. One to two shifts per week available.

Shelter Security:  2-hour shifts from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Shelter Security staff are responsible for assisting with setup of Intake and monitoring the Intake site (The Haven at 112 West Market Street). The Shelter Security works under the supervision of a Shelter Director and in close cooperation with congregational volunteers, PACEM guests, and other PACEM staff. One to three shifts per week with weekend shifts available.

To apply, send a letter of interest and a summary of experience (resume) to:

Adriana Nicholson
P.O. Box 14
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Or email your resume and letter of interest to adriana@pacemshelter.org.