St. Andrew's Church is searching for a replacement for its retiring
long-term Breakfast Program director. The program serves breakfast to
anyone who comes through its door, seven days per week, and has done
so for almost 30 years. The program serves on average 125 to 150 persons
The director, who reports to the rector of St. Andrew's Church, will manage
the program, which consists of complex inter-relationships with guests,
parish staff, vestry, the Breakfast Board of Directors, volunteers, and
donors. The director will have program responsibilities as well.
The director will attend quarterly Breakfast Board meetings to report on
the activities and needs of the Breakfast. Additionally, at least three
times a year, the director will make a brief report to the congregation of
St. Andrew's Church on the work of the Breakfast, during the Sunday
morning worship time.
The director will work closely with the volunteer coordinator to make
certain that a staff of trained volunteers is available for every day of the
calendar year. Volunteers come from not only the parish, but also from the
local schools and universities, from other area churches, and from the
community at large. The current practice is:
1. Monday - Thursday the director arrives at 6 a.m. and sets the table for
the day; greeting and training new volunteers as they arrive; and
welcoming current volunteers, guiding them all in the duties necessary to
complete the day's activities and to help prepare for the next day. A lead
volunteer is usually established for each of these days.
2. Friday - Saturday - Sunday the director arranges coverage with the lead
volunteers who work one or two weekends a month and who arrange their
work crews separately from the volunteer coordinator.
The director will work as the program's liaison with other local groups that
provide food and support services to the program guests, e.g. Food
Gatherers, Ann Arbor First United Methodist Church, HIV/AIDS Resource
Center (HARC,) the Project Outreach Resources Team (PORT,) the Visiting
Nurses Association, Crop Walk, the City of Ann Arbor, etc.
The director will oversee the ordering and storage of foodstuffs and paper
products coming from commercial vendors, Food Gatherers, and others to
assure that supplies are adequately stocked. Occasionally the director will
supplement tri-weekly orders with purchases from local merchants; e.g.
dishes, juice cups, trays, small equipment, etc.
The director will help maintain the cleanliness and order in the kitchen and
dining room; maintaining safety and decorum and seeking public safety
support as is deemed appropriate. In addition, the director will plan
special holiday meals and celebrations and coordinates the annual
Christmas mitten/glove gift drive.
The director will perform the above mentioned duties in conjunction with
the Parish Administrator, the Finance Administrator and the Sexton; and
will be at the breakfast five of the seven days of the week.
The director will conduct a semi-annual fundraising drive, composing a
letter to be mailed to previous givers and to the parish of St. Andrew's via
its bimonthly newsletter; sending appropriate thank you notes to donors.
Bachelor's degree and/or the equivalent combination of education and
work experience is required. Supervisory experience, first aid and CPR
certification and experience working in a social service situation are
necessary qualifications. The successful candidate will have a
demonstrated commitment to serve those in need. Grant proposal writing
and/or fundraising experience are a plus. This position is open to both lay
and ordained individuals.
The candidate must submit to a background check and be willing to attend
both sessions of the "Safe Church" training.
August 20, 2012
$20,000 - $25,000 annually - based on program and fundraising
Vacation, Health, Dental and Pension in accordance with the policies of
the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
Within a probationary period of 90 days the rector of St. Andrew's church,
a member of the Breakfast Board and a representative of the vestry of St.
Andrew's will conduct a review.
Qualified candidates for this part-time position, please submit resume and
cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 2, 2012.
Posted May 22, 2012; Closes July 2, 2012