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Dining Services Director

The Ministry Foodservice Leader

The Miracle Camp kitchen serves 100,000 meals at our year-round facility on beautiful Bankson Lake in Lawton, Michigan. We are seeking a culinary artist who loves Jesus and has experience in food production, management and camping ministry. ServSafe certification, LARA background check required; bachelors degree and/or culinary school equivalent experience preferred. Please email resume to Full job description below.

The Bible states in 1 Peter 2:5-9 that all believers are a holy priesthood chosen for a purpose: to offer up spiritual sacrifices (also see Hebrews 13:15-16), and to proclaim the praises of Him who called us (also see 1 Peter 4:1-11; Isaiah 43:7). Accordingly, by both life (1 Peter 2:5; Titus 2:11-14; Ephesians 2:10) and by word (1 Peter 2:9; 3:15; Psalm 100:2-3), our purpose is to worship and serve God. We do this by offering ourselves as living sacrifices (also see Romans 12:1-2) to God through the work He has entrusted us to do because our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

Therefore, every professing Christian represents Jesus Christ and is a minister of the Gospel, regardless of occupation or job title. Scripture has made clear that everything we do matters to God (1 Samuel 12:24; John 17:4) and that He wants us to use our lives to minister to others and bring glory to Jesus. Whether cleaning cottages, repairing vehicles, cooking food, answering phones, working with guest groups or teaching Bible studies, all Christians are Christ’s ministers. Romans 12 states that we, as Christ’s body, are to use our God-given gifts/talents as one unified team, knowing that we are all gifted with diverse abilities, and we are to use them to minister to others wholeheartedly.

With that as the foundation of Miracle Camp and Retreat Center (MCRC), the Dining Service DIrector will work to ensure the highest quality experience for our guests.

Position Summary
The Dining Service Director is responsible for the culinary aspect of all guest experiences at MCRC. The culinary arts provide hospitality, culture, and warmth to the guest experience. Annually, MCRC serves nearly 100,000 meals to guests of all ages. The dining experience is a huge part of offering gracious hospitality and affordable quality to our guests. We want to make sure that our meals are tasty, attractive, and nutritious. This position is responsible for building and leading a capable team of staff to deliver every meal and snack for every event throughout the year. The Dining Service Director is expected to find a balance in quality, offering meals that guests love at an efficient cost to MCRC, without sacrificing the overall satisfaction of the guests.

Desired Profile:
Be a professing Christian who demonstrates growth as a disciple of Jesus Christ, in part through consistent involvement in a local church and regular study of God’s Word.
Eager to embrace your God-designed role as a minister of the Gospel.
Willing and able to represent Fellowship of Evangelical Churches (FEC) & MCRC
Willing and able to participate in and/or lead a Bible study/devotional
Eager to be equipped to share the Gospel with any guest who needs to know the truth of salvation.
Eager to participate in required ministry equipping sessions.
Agree with and sign MCRC’s Ministry Expectations.
Willingness to abide by the policies for MCRC’s staff.
Be a self-starter, professional, energetic, detailed, ambitious and committed to the growth and development of MCRC.
Have experience in and a heart for Christian hospitality.
Be flexible and aware that MCRC’s scheduled activities may be interrupted due to the needs of our guests.
Have a servant’s heart with a desire to part of a team ministry.
Be willing to work days, evenings, and weekends to meet the needs of the ministry organization and our guests.

Job Responsibilities
25% - Meal Preparation and Serving
Cook and lead the crew to serve meals hot and on time.
Make sure the presentation of the meal is of the highest quality and is attractive to guests.
Mobilize labor to manage line flow, dining room cleanliness, drink stations, and food.
Utilize meal preparation times to be a teaching kitchen and enriching work environment for young people.
Prepare any snacks needed for program groups or guest groups.

25% - Menu Creation, Ordering, and Inventory
Create menus for all events referencing past menus, guest feedback, and the Experience Team opinions.
Manage and order inventory from the dining service provider with a goal to minimize spoilage yet maximize efficiency.
Prepare and manage food cost budget and inventory. Implement digital inventory and cost system.
Prepare metrics such as cost-per-meal and labor cost to analyze continuous improvement.

25% - Staff Management
Recruit and maintain a staff roster of 25 skilled crew members.
Add a Crew Leader in 2019 and maintain a total of 2 going forward.
Conduct at regular intervals and annually in August training in guest services, kitchen skills, and MCRC mission/vision/values.
Schedule staff for shifts as needed in coordination with the Activities Director and manage kitchen staff payroll budget. Recruit interns and develop a staffing plan for summer 2019.
Execute written performance reviews for Crew Leads and any Crew members working outside the kitchen annually.

15% - Cleaning
Oversee the maintaining of Dining Hall & Kitchen.
Ensure the kitchen is clean immediately following each shift.
Maintain and plan for growth in equipment, appliances, and tools.
Communicate with the Housekeeping and Maintenance department regarding the irregular and ongoing needs related to the bottom floor dining facilities.

10% - Other

Other Requirements
Living - Housing not available onsite
Travel requirements - Annual CCCA regional events and one additional Continuing Education or Spiritual Enrichment training.
Work schedule - Extensive summer and weekend work is required.
Must be able to lift up to 35lbs and occasionally 35-70lbs with assistance
Must be able to push, bend, and twist
Must be able to stand for long periods of time and work long shifts
Must be available to be contacted by cell in case of emergency

Qualifications: Background and Experience Required for This Position
Beneficial spiritual gifts: Administration, leadership, serving, hospitality
Education: Culinary related degree preferred.
Experience: At least 5 years of ministry related experience preferred.
Knowledge: Knowledge of Dining safety, commercial kitchen equipment, budget preparation, and inventory management
Must have a thorough, self-disciplined personality that can keep many things organized.
Must be creative and innovative and willing to work with a team to accomplish the goals of the team.
Must be an excellent leader who can motivate a team to accomplish projects and goals.
Must have excellent problem-solving skills and be self-motivated.
Must live a Christian life that is in agreement with the statement of faith of the Fellowship of Evangelical Churches.
Is a person who is flexible to the ever-changing demands of a Christian camp and retreat center environment.

Performance Review Process
Annually, the Ministries Director will provide a 360-degree performance review of the Dining Service Director based on a set of core competencies with feedback from the Ministries Director, a self-evaluation, and feedback from any direct reports and co-workers as well. The results will be compiled by the Ministries Director and reviewed with the Dining Service Director, and the Ministries Director will provide feedback including recommendations for performance improvements.

The Core Competencies to be Evaluated for this position are:
Work ethic, initiative, self-motivation
Godly character, growing spiritually, applies scripture to their life
Committed to excellence, does their best
Problem-solving, solution focused, can-do attitude
Guest (customer) orientation, willing to serve
Cultural fit, committed to unity, team player, able to communicate
Humble, caring, gentle
Resolute, able to make hard decisions and commit
Able to delegate and trust, good at training/teaching/coaching
Excellent at communication
Results oriented, able to hold others accountable for results

Time:  Full-Time Year Round
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Food Services



Updated: 3/21/2019 1:55:50 PM

Job Contact:
Douglas Shell
(269) 624-6161

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Why work at Miracle Camp & Retreat Center:

Come lead one of the largest camps in Michigan! We have great facilities, a great staff, and a solid financial status.

25281 80th Ave.
    Lawton, MI 49065-7644

(269) 624-6161

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