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The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. Employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices based on race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Front Desk Administrator

Position Summary:

The Front Desk Administrator is the first interface that clients, donors, vendors, and the general public have with the MLK Community Center.  The Front Desk Administrator is responsible for providing a point of contact for walk-in traffic, incoming telephone calls, granting access to the building, and supporting the highest level of customer service for clients, staff, and visitors. The Front Desk Administrator is primarily responsible for overseeing/executing the food pantry process of client registration, pantry shopping and database maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Greet all visitors with enthusiasm and respect
  • Answer telephone, screen and direct calls 
  • Take and relay messages
  • Provide information to callers and visitors
  • Direct persons to correct destination
  • Call for pantry assistant
  • Enter program participants into client database
  • Distribute emergency food boxes or shelter packs as needed
  • Receive donations
  • Monitor visitor/vendors access and maintain security awareness
  • Prepare paperwork for all departments
  • Oversee registration check-in process for Hunger Services programs
  • Manage Santa’s Workshop check-in process
  • Attend all staff meetings.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Must possess strong customer service skills.
  • Must possess strong computer and typing skills.
  • Must be able to deal with a diverse population of people.
  • Must possess superior communication skills and phone etiquette.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Must be able to tactfully avoid conflict, build trust and work as part of team.
  • Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English preferred.

 

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday-9:00am – 5pm; Wednesday 10:00am – 6pm, full time position

To Apply:

Email a resume to Human Resources at info@mlkccenter.org  

Preschool Assistant Teacher

Position Summary:

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s preschool has an immediate opening for a positive and caring person to join our team of experienced educators. The preschool at the MLK is a licensed educational program for children 3 to 5 years of age.

Hours:

Monday – Friday; 25 hours/week (extra hours may be available)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to childcare center.
  • Follow all center policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
  • High school education or higher with emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Experience in an early education setting.
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills.
  • An understanding of child development.
  • Child/Adult CPR and First Aid certification ( willing to obtain)
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening,
  • Immunization requirements.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to sit or stand for a long periods time.

 

Hours: Allotted 27-30 hours per week, year-round position

Pay: $17 per hour plus Paid Time Off accrual

To Apply:

Email a resume to Tanya Gonzalez at tgonzalez@mlkccenter.org

School Age Staff (Afterschool)

Position Summary:

The School Age Staff supports the Assistant Director of Education by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and assisting in activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. School Age Staff are responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children’s interests and needs under the direction of the Assistant Director of Education and Director of Education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist in the implementation of school age program activities and encourage participation by children.
  • Actively engage in activities; manage cleanliness, order, and availability of classroom materials.
  • Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.
  • Help ensures smooth, daily transitions for children.
  • Follow all program policies and state regulations.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least one year of supervised experience working with school age children in a group setting.
  • Formal Training related to child or youth development.
  • Child/Adult CPR and First Aid certification (willing to obtain)
  • Must clear full background check and must pass health screening,
  • Immunization requirements.
Physical Demands of the Work Environment:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
  • Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl.
  • A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to sit or stand for a long periods time.
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Pay: $17/hour

Hours: Allotted 17-20 hours per week, year-round position

To Apply:

Email a resume to Tanya Gonzalez at tgonzalez@mlkccenter.org

"I choose to work at the MLK because I feel that my work matters. I am proud to work for a team that works hard every day to make our community a better place for the most vulnerable among us."
MLK Staff Member