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Taste of Heaven Confections Manager


Kalamazoo, MI

Job Type


Posted On

December 17, 2021





Location / Chapter

Kalamazoo Area




25-30 hours


Position Summary

Position Summary

Do you like to make confections and work with food? Do you enjoy variety and new challenges? Are you good with people? This may be the position for you!

The position of Confections Manager is a position that requires passion, dedication, flexibility, patience, creativity, a sense of ownership for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of Taste of Heaven. This position requires times of heavy workloads and specific deadline fulfillment. There will be opportunities to be involved in direct ministry activities, as Taste of Heaven is a ministry site for Kalamazoo Youth for Christ. Building relationships with adult and teen volunteers is a key job function.

Position Requirements

Essential Functions

Production Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of popcorn production including:
  • Making popcorn products and training volunteers in regards to all popcorn items
  •  Planning for and filling ongoing popcorn orders  
  •  Inventory control of raw materials
  • Scheduling and implementation of production and packaging
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Inventory management / product ordering
  • Training and support of production staff
  •  Ensuring a clean and safe work environment for production staff
  • Maintain clear communication with the General Manager
  • Ensure compliance of volunteer production staff pertinent to Kalamazoo YFC policies
  • Recruit and engage volunteer production workers
  • Works in partnership with Confections Production Lead
  • Ability to engage with and lead student volunteers
  • Some lifting required – up to 40 lbs
  • Occasional evenings and weekends
  • Understanding of the retail point of sale system
  • Occasional retail store coverage
  • Various duties as assigned by the General Manager

Retail Responsibilities:

  • Cash register and cash handling; learning a Point of Sales System
  • Demonstrating excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Ability to deal with difficult customers
  • Stocking and inventory management


Spiritual Responsibilities:

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps and events.
  • Model empathy, humility and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in word and in the practice of faith expression.

YFC employees have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA.


Credentials Required & Preferred Education:

  • High School Diploma and Associates degree preferred
  •  ServSafe Certification or willingness to obtain it
  • A passion to drive production, sales, customer service, or customer experience is a must
  • Management experience a plus
  • Must feel a calling to work with youth
  • Must have a good record in working with children and youth; cannot be on the CPS Registry or the Sex Offender Registry


YFC is a faith-based organization and all employees must agree with and sign a statement of faith as a prerequisite of employment. YFC is committed to diversity and all BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply.

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.