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Focus on the Family P/T Lead Food Services, Whit’s End in Colorado Springs, Colorado

P/T Lead Food Services, Whit’s End

8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA Req #999

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.

The Lead Food Services, Whit’s End position exists to ensure guests to the Whit’s End Soda Shoppe experience a level of hospitality that exceeds their expectations, bringing the well-loved feel of the Whit’s End Soda Shoppe from Adventures in Odyssey to life. The position involves performing daily tasks in the preparation and serving of food items at Whit’s End. The Lead Food Services position performs the Working Supervisor’s tasks in their absence (cash register, end-of-day reports, supervises staff, handles customer complaints/refunds).

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Cleans and stocks cooking and serving areas

Operates cash register and makes change; performs end of day balancing

Assists guests with information requiring extensive knowledge of the ministry, personnel, the Guest Relations Program, and tours

Follows sanitation guidelines per Health Department requirements

Works with other GR staff to build a strong team

Maintains a positive, uplifting attitude towards guests and fellow workers

Greets, builds relationships, and assists guests, including directing visitors for tours and providing other information

May operate and balance cash registers

May create staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage for Whit’s End while managing costs

May perform various administrative duties such as ordering, Cash Reports, daily inventory, and delivery check-ins

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

May be in costume 30 minutes at a time, occasionally, that includes being visible to the guests, being present at Whit’s End Birthday Parties, welcoming guests, playing with kids, taking pictures with guests, and making guests smile

Performs special projects as assigned by Whit’s End Working Supervisor

Performs other duties as assigned

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:

Serves as Working Supervisor at least weekly

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Must be able to pass a Post Offer Prehire Physical exam

Standing for long periods of time

Moving/lifting heavy items up to 35 pounds

Exposure to fumes, hot items, and food prep equipment

May, occasionally, be in costume for 30 minutes at a time



Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct ( and Statement of Faith ( ; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values (

Personal Characteristics:

Well-developed social skills that convey warmth and a genuine interest in people

High level of energy and enthusiasm

Is a strong team player with a positive, “can-do” attitude

Ability to multi-task and adapt to quickly-changing work demands


Must have a neat appearance, dress professionally, and be able to represent the ministry in a professional manner


High school diploma or equivalent

1-2 years of experience dealing with the public in food preparation preferred

In-depth knowledge of FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives and Adventures In Odyssey brand

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with individuals

Possesses a high degree of emotional intelligence

Ability to communicate effectively

Ability to add, subtract, and make change

Ability to handle constantly changing priorities and demands with frequent interruptions

Enjoys working with and serving people

Ability to handle stress of large crowds desiring immediate service

Stewardship Requirements:

Handles cash and credit card transactions

Has access to Whit’s End safe

Pay Range: $13.91 to $15.73/hr.

Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.

Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:

  • Medical Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Life Insurance

  • Disability Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

    Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:

  • Legal Shield/ID Shield


  • Retirement Plan

  • Vacation Time

  • Sick Time

  • Holidays

  • Service Awards

    Note : This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.

    *Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

Helping Families Thrive! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • 8605 Explorer Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA