Kitchen Ministries Coordinator, Full-Time
Job Details
Son Shine Inn - Seattle, WA
Full Time
$16.03 - $17.00 Hourly
Restaurant - Food Service

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Kitchen Ministry Coordinator to join the Food Services team in Seattle, WA.

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a private faith-based organization that helps the community to reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. And as a community, we empower one another to build, lead and give back.

The Kitchen Ministry Coordinator is responsible for the oversight of the location kitchen ministry, which includes meals preparation and presentation, guest supervision, processing donations, supervision of volunteers, pantry and kitchen maintenance, and work as part of a team to prepare nutritious meals and supervising program clients who are assigned to the kitchen all while ensuring a clean, safe, healing environment. This role also provides support to other Food Services kitchens, as directed or assigned, at the coordinator or cook level

Our Food Services team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!


Shift Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM


Essential Job Duties:

  1. Ensure up-to-date and effective written policies and procedures to guide kitchen operations
  2. Train and supervise program participants and volunteers / interns assigned to the kitchen
  3. Order, maintain, inventory, and inspect all kitchen food items, stock and supplies
  4. Craft and help prepare well-rounded nutritious meals, on a daily basis
  5. Work effectively with guests/program participants/volunteers/interns to create an environment that supports life transformation through effective work therapy
  6. Partners with Program Ministries leadership on overall site, guest and program participant growth goals, program direction and the partnering of program support of spiritual and holistic growth and health
  7. Maintain a clean and safe kitchen and storage area
  8. Maintain accurate, daily meal counts and complete the log kept for this purpose
  9. Participate in shelter community and staff meetings as determined by the Food Services Director
  10. Availability to work weekends, holidays, and AM or PM shifts as needed
  11. Attend all mandatory training classes
  12. Complete donated food log for all food donations received at kitchen location.
  13. Ability to quickly transition / travel to other Mission food services sites, as needed and assigned, providing similar level of responsibilities or filling in as a cook / chef  
  14. Familiar with processes, needs, styles of the other Food Services kitchen sites.
  15. Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor

Note: Work at other program locations may be requested on occasion by the Food Services Manager


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. The successful candidate will have an active church/prayer life and demonstrate a strong desire to serve the Mission by ministering to those whom it serves.
  2. Must agree with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Statement of Faith, Mission and Vision Statements and have a personal ethos and work ethic that reflects the Mission’s Core Values.
  3. Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required.
  4. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission accepts and encourages the involvement of volunteers at all levels in the organization. All Mission employees are expected to assist in the creation of meaningful and productive roles in which volunteers might serve in the organization, and to interact positively and cooperatively with our volunteers.
  5. Ability to successfully pass pre-employment drug and criminal background screenings.
  6. Ability to train, lead & mentor program clients required
  7. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook required
  8. Ability to forecast and meet stocking needs, and knowledge of food delivery and storage systems required
  9. Knowledge of food handling requirements and all applicable laws and regulations required
  10. A love of cooking and the ability to prepare nutritious meals using a variety/mixture of donated and purchased product
  11. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required
  12. Ability to work in a team environment required
  13. Washington State Food Worker Card must be obtained and valid
  14. Mediation and conflict resolution skills
  15. Ability to use personal vehicle to travel to and from work sites is required.

Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to stand, walk or sit for extended periods of time; bend, stoop or reach.
  2. Regularly lift and/or carry up to 65 pounds.
  3. Talk on telephone and use computer extensively.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent required.



Experience: Two-years of experience in a commercial/institutional kitchen management preferred. Supervisory experience in kitchen environment preferred. Rescue mission experience preferred.


Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.


Mission Statement

To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our Homeless Neighbors

Vision Statement

Every Homeless Neighbor Beloved, Redeemed, Restored


Core Values

  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate Urgency
  • Strategic Effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative & Scrappy