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View our job postings and learn the benefits of joining the Mel Trotter Ministries team in Grand Rapids, MI.

MTM Career Benefits

Mel Trotter offers a competitive benefits package consisting of many unique benefits not found elsewhere, along with the traditional benefits for full-time staff that includes insurance, time off, disability, and retirement.


Insurance and Robust PTO

Mel Trotter offers 9 paid holidays including Employee’s Birthday. Employees are offered medical, dental, and vision insurance and 4 weeks of PTO.

Dedicated Parking

Free parking available to all MTM Employees.

Employee Assistance Program

Our partnership with Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services includes 5 free telehealth or face-to-face visits per life event for MTM employees and anyone living in the employee’s home. These 5 visits can be used for any number of health issues.

On-site Clinical Services

Chiropractic Clinic: available at no charge. Legal Services: consultation at no charge. Vision Clinic: available after 6 months of employment with co-pay.

Thrift Store discount

25% discount for all MTM employees on retail merchandise.

Staff Meal Program

Staff meals are complimentary. We encourage staff to share a meal with our guests because we believe a meal without a conversation is a wasted opportunity.

Community Discounts

As an MTM employee, you will receive premium discounts through many community partners including college tuition reimbursement, auto insurance, cell phone service, and more.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

We believe God intentionally made a beautifully diverse world. Because of this, we want to be an open door and create an inclusive environment for anyone who is our guest or staff.

403b Retirement Plan

Employee Contribution with annually approved, dollar for dollar, company match. 100% vested.

Join Our Team

Become part of a team that ends hunger and provides hope.

Communication & Fundraising

The Advancement team is the essential partner in Mel Trotter Ministries' marketing and fundraising activities. Through dignified storytelling, we bring you alongside our guests as they transition out of homelessness. We steward philanthropic partnerships with individuals, foundations and corporations who believe in the power of Christ, to end homelessness, one life at a time.


Be an integral contributor and team-player to the accountability, transparency, and organization of the financial management of Mel Trotter Ministries. Dedicated to maintaining accuracy, efficiency, and integrity for the higher purpose of demonstrating the compassion of Jesus Christ through rescue and restoration for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness.

Information Technology

Serving as the hands and feet supporting the technology needs of Mel Trotter Ministries as it demonstrates the compassion of Jesus Christ as we work to see the end of homelessness. The Information Technology departments seeks to empower our end users in their work with modern and secure platforms to enable them to better serve our guests. We are committed to making the most of our resources, leveraging a wide range of technologies to expand the capabilities and efficiency of Mel Trotter Ministries.

Culinary Services

Play an integral part of a team that ends hunger and provides hope. Through a dignified dining experience we prepare quality meals, nourishment, and friendship to a community in need. When, as a team, we remove the barriers created by hunger, Mel Trotter Ministries is able to develop individuals to reach their highest potential, through the compassion of Christ.

Shelter Services

Every day homeless men and women walk through our doors because they have no one else to turn to for help. They come in broken, no hope, searching for a hand up. No one is beyond God’s grace and forgiveness. Come with us on the journey through sharing your expertise, facilitating classes, mentoring men and women as they find their pathway to hope. If you have a passion to help individuals realize their full potential, we need you! Join us on our mission of ending homelessness, one life at a time.


Are you a healthcare professional who wants to care for those who struggle with substance abuse, mental health issues, or chronic conditions or a dental professional interested in showing compassion through the restoration of someone’s smile and confidence? Our team strives to show the love of Christ through our medical, vision, and chiropractic services. We are excited to have the support of our local health partners and universities through an on-site medical clinic and telehealth services. Our goal is to preserve dignity, improve health, and bring hope and healing through compassionate care to everyone we serve.

Intake Team

Our Intake Team at Mel Trotter Ministries serve a vital role in welcoming our guests and sharing the compassion of Jesus Christ through practical hospitality. This is the team which provides security and safety to those within the mission, and ensures that our building and grounds are safe and secure. This role provides each staff member the opportunity to shine a light of hope for someone who may be going through a tough time. If you are driven to make a difference every day, you may be a great fit for a position with our MTM Intake Team.

People Operations

In people operations, we are honored to play a role in creating a vibrant culture of growth and excellence; one which radically promotes the truth that all people are created in the image of God and have a future and a purpose. By sourcing qualified and driven difference-makers, we are moving the needle on ending homelessness through the power of Christ. By joining the Mel Trotter Ministries people operations team, you will have opportunities to collaborate on career development, training, culture, and our total rewards package - all of which makes Mel Trotter Ministries a Best & Brightest company to work for.


There are a variety of internship opportunities at Mel Trotter Ministries that could be for those interested in the medical field, chiropractic and vision care, hospitality, social work and counseling, marketing, food service, fundraising, etc. You could be part of what makes Mel Trotter Ministries a Best & Brightest company to work for.

Best and Brightest

Best and Brightest

We are proud to announce that once again Mel Trotter Ministries has been recognized as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For!

This wouldn’t be possible without our incredibly faithful, hard-working staff.

Join our team and help us continue being a “best & brightest” company to work for in the nation!

Job openings at MTM Thrift

Employment opportunities at Mel Trotter Thrift Stores are always available for mission-minded individuals. Positions on our retail and processing teams are open across all Store locations.

Positions include:

  • Head Cashier and Sales Associate
  • Inventory Processors
  • Truck Drivers and Movers

Contact us for Management and Assistant Management position availability.

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