Career Opportunites

Program Director – Emergency Shelter

LUM has an opening for Program Director overseeing homeless services & programs including the LUM Emergency Shelter & Winter Warming Station. Please review the information below — and share with others. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Type: Full time, Salary
Starting Salary: $34,646; Benefits: $11,434
37.5 hours per week including evening hours in the shelter

Shelter Security Staff & Volunteers

  • Trains, supervises & coaches staff
  • Leads monthly staff meetings
  • Keeps staff informed of changes in policies and procedures
  • Reviews Nightly Staff Reports each morning
  • Recruits & trains volunteers for overnight and to provide meals & snacks
  • Provides online sign up for volunteer shifts & meals
  • Assures that meal and morning snack are provided to shelter guests

Guest Support

  • Daily intake process: oversees process & meets with each guest
  • Provide addiction & recovery materials and resources
  • Oversees “match program” for guests who have income
  • Maintains client confidentiality & accurate client records in the LUM database


  • Shelter must be clean and orderly at all times using cleaning checklists
  • Shelter maintenance needs must be promptly reported
  • Linens: coordinates pick-up and delivery
  • Purchases: submits requests and purchases supplies as needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Administers grants including applications, monthly claims and audits
  • Responsible for enforcement of disciplinary policies
  • Liaison & outreach to community, churches, and civic & community groups
  • Monthly report for the LUM Board of Directors
  • Attends LUM staff meetings


  • Master of Social Work preferred. Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required, from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience in program administration, staff supervision and volunteer coordination
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work cooperatively with diverse people and groups
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a strong faith dynamic as expressed by a willingness to accept and support LUM’s Mission Statement

If interested — please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Executive Program Director ( | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN).

Security Staff Position – Emergency Shelter

LUM has immediate openings for Security Staff with the LUM Emergency Shelter. Details are as follows:

Type: Part-time, paid
Hours: 11 hours per week
Shifts: 8 p.m. to midnight -or- midnight to 7 a.m.
Pay: $15.00 per hour

  • Maintains safety of guests, volunteers and premises, a team environment modeling mutual respect, and a professional and safe environment
  • Ensures compliance with Shelter Rules
  • Monitors arrival, departure, activity within shelter, activity outside within three blocks of the building
  • Disciplines guests who are noncompliant; refers guests to police when necessary
  • Submits written reports of daily activities and incidents

If interested—please Email, Mail or Drop-off a resume with cover letter to the LUM Emergency Shelter Director ( | 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901).