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Kitchen Manager

Portland Rescue Mission
Portland, OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

OVERVIEW

Portland Rescue Mission, is seeking a Kitchen Manager. This gifted servant will personify order, hard work, teamwork, and a training mentality as they join a Christ-centered team with an award-winning culture and a commitment to serving others.

Are you ready to make a lasting difference as you compassionately share Christ and serve people seeking refuge by meeting very real needs? If so, we invite you to thoughtfully consider this unique opportunity.

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

  • Status: Full-Time, Regular, Exempt
  • Reports To: Meal Ministries Manager
  • Hours: Thursday - Monday (8 AM - 4:30 PM), Flexible for Sunday, Special Events as necessary
  • Location: Burnside Shelter (111 West Burnside St.)

THE PLACE
The Burnside Shelter of Portland Rescue Mission hosts our 24-hour ministry 365 days of the year to individuals experiencing homelessness and addiction in downtown Portland. Comprehensive emergency services are available to any individual coming through our doors, and our highly relational staff provide compassionate, resource-rich care and opportunity to our guests. Broad services from immediate care to transitional shelter programming are provided by a skilled team focused on building relationships that serve to support growth away from the street environment. We invite you to join our team as we seek to share Christ and meet the many important needs of our dynamic ministry.

THE POSITION

The Kitchen Manager supports the provision of the tens of thousands of meals served at the Burnside Shelter every year through a network of volunteers, program participants and community partners. This role equips and trains program participants in real-world work skills as they learn food service and prepare nutritionally sound meals while ensuring good stewardship of donations, food safety, and policy compliance.

THE ESSENTIALS

  • Provide much needed nourishment to Portland Rescue Mission guests and program participants through menu planning, ordering and preparation of well-balanced meals that communicate hope and Christian hospitality
  • Ensure all food service requirements are met in preparation and service at all times
  • Model and share Christian faith and service to all program participants and volunteers through supervision, training and working alongside
  • Train Connect Program Participants in vocational abilities related to production and provision of meals
  • Maintain a relationally healthy kitchen environment through resolving conflict, addressing behaviors and building teamwork
  • Partner with and develop volunteers and volunteer groups in providing compassionate and relational meal services to guests
  • Steward donations well through active collaboration with other meal ministry staff at Burnside and across sites to minimize food costs and waste
  • Efficiently organize the warehouse and food storage areas, upholding high standards of cleanliness and safety, training others in a healthy work environment
  • Coordinate and support the work of the health department, Oregon Food Bank, and other compliance focused organizations in meeting and exceeding their accountability requirements
  • Participate in other areas of ministry at the Burnside Shelter as needed

BACKGROUND AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passionate relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and a testimony of continued growth in faith
  • A calling to serve God in the ministry to men and women experiencing homelessness and addiction
  • Actively participate in a church community, manifesting spiritual growth and spiritual maturity as defined by traditional Biblical Standards
  • Adheres to Portland Rescue Mission's Statement of Faith and Code of Ethics
  • A personal ethos and work ethic that reflects Portland Rescue Mission’s ministry culture – Highly Relational, Christ-Centered, Joyful Servant
  • Expertise and Specialty in Chef Services
  • Ability to plan and support the cooking of approximately 900 daily meals
  • Certification in food service or experience equivalent
  • Food handlers card (Multnomah Co.) or willing to obtain
  • Ability to maintain the kitchen environment and equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead various groups/individual volunteers in effective ministry
  • Preferably have knowledge of and experience working with individuals in and around the homeless community, with challenges like those of addiction, mental health, and housing needs.
  • Competency and comfortability in using support software such as Excel, Outlook, and other office tools
  • Valid driver’s license in state of residence and experience with box trucks and forklifts
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. unassisted

EQUIPMENT USED

  • Forklift
  • Box Truck
  • Ovens, Stovetops, Tilt Skillets, and other necessary food preparation equipment

MISSION AND DISTINCTIVES

OUR PASSION

To exalt Jesus by cultivating transformed lives

OUR UNIQUE APPROACH

From the first sandwich that was shared in 1949, to today's fully integrated emergency, recovery, and training services, Portland Rescue Mission is a highly relational ministry. The Mission builds supportive and caring communities, meets people at their point of need, equips them, and provides a path forward. In-depth partnership with churches and volunteers, multiple tiers of services and a focus on growing Christian disciples is fundamental to Portland Rescue Mission’s success.

Portland Rescue Mission

Address

Portland, OR
USA

Industry

Food

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