Soul-Centered Work at MSIA & PTS

“The only business of MSIA is Soul Transcendence: to transcend into the heart of God. Your work here is to serve and to love your neighbor as yourself. Your mission is to make the teachings of the Traveler available to those who are looking for them.” John-Roger, DSS

Five Positions Currently Available:

Dishwasher

Event Cook

Prana Campus Resources Assistant

Receptionist

Transcript and Volunteer Coordinator

IF YOU ARE CALLED TO SERVE AT MSIA in any of the positions below with excellence, integrity, professionalism, and being an integral team player, please submit your letter of intent and résumé to:
Janeth Jaime, Director of Human Resources
janethjaime@msia.org | +1 (323) 328 1913


Job Title: Dishwasher

Department: PTS

Reports to: General Manager of Resources

Exempt Status: Non-exempt, PT Hourly, 8 – 29 hrs per week (one or more positions)

General Summary :

The Dishwasher is the mastery of supplies by maintaining a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment in the dining room and the kitchen establishment. The primary function is operating the dishwasher/sanitizer using proper procedures, washes dishes for the Prana residents, staff and guests.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manually washing, scraping and spraying dishware, glassware, utensils, silverware, pots and pans before loading into dishwasher/sanitizer
  • Wash dishes using the Prana protocol
  • Monitor the function of the dishwasher to meet health department standards for pressure and temperature
  • Ensure soap dispenser is full and operating properly
  • Manually scrubbing and cleaning large pots and pans that may not fit in dishwasher/sanitizer
  • Cleaning all counter surfaces, cabinets ovens and stoves in kitchen (including, grill, mixers, slicer, toasters, etc.) in the kitchen
  • Maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the dish and dining room areas
  • Monitoring water temperatures and soap levels in the dishwasher
  • Empting the kitchen and dining room trash cans as necessary
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the head chef to insure a smooth functioning and sanitary kitchen

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • David Funk – General Manager of Resources
  • Susan Valaskovic – Proprietor
  • Stella Estevez – Guest Services Coordinator
  • Dijon Prude – Guest Services Housekeeper
  • Housekeeping Team and all MSIA & PTS staff members

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Knowledge of cleaning and sanitation products, techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge of cleaning sensitive materials.
  • Working knowledge of operating cleaning equipment.
  • A willingness to learn with an adaptive learning style, attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, team work, planning and organizing, adaptability.
  • A willingness to receive direction and openness to feedback, customer focus.
  • A team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with various team members and staff.
  • Responsible for any other additional duties that maybe assigned by the Manager, and the Presidency from time to time.

Physical requirements

  • Pre-employment exam required.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.
  • Physical stamina and mobility including ability to grasp, reach, kneel, squad and bend.
  • Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 30 lbs
  • The employee will be standing for a maximum of 8 hours with two 10 minute rest breaks and a 30 minute break.

Highly Desirable Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Bilingual (Spanish, other languages welcome)
  • Willing to align with MSIA/PTS Core Values
  • California Food Handlers Card

Contact Janeth Jaime


Job Title: Event Cook

Department: PTS

Reports to: General Manager of Resources

Classification: Part Time, Hourly (Flexible Schedule Weekends and Evenings not to exceed 29 hours)

General Summary :

Assists the General Manager of Resources in with kitchen and dining room operations for special events, retreats, weekend classes and vacation replacement.  Provide direction to volunteers, kitchen assistants, dishwashers. Normal weekend schedule is 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Evening events schedule is 3:00 pm – 9:00pm.

Note:  The menus in this professional kitchen are organic and natural, and mostly gluten and sugar free.  Onions, garlic and pork is not used in food preparation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages meal preparation for events and classes.
  • Provides input to menus suggesting new recipes and dishes.
  • Oversees kitchen assistants, volunteers, dishwasher and kitchen and dining room cleaners.
  • Cleans or directs cleaning of kitchen, pantry, refrigeration space and dining room equipment as necessary.
  • Accepts and audits food deliveries.
  • Is responsible for any other duties assigned by the General Manager of Resources.

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • Kim Watkinson – Manager of Visitor Programs
  • Kevin McMillan – Residency and Tour Coordinator
  • Susan Valaskovic – Proprietor
  • Stella Estevez – Guest Services
  • Sherie Wylie – Dean of PTS
  • Admin Kitchen Team Members
  • David Funk – General Manager for Resources
  • Ned O’Neill – First Cook and Kitchen Manager

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Experience in food preparation and service, preferably in a school, hotel or restaurant setting.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations through SafeServe (required)
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Flexibility
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • A team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with various team members and staff
  • Able to focus and multi-task, with the ability to successfully handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to use the following equipment: Gas range and ovens, salamander, combi-oven, dishwasher/sanitizer, food processor, food mixer, meat slicer, and expresso machine.

Physical requirements

  • Ability to lift up and carry 50 lbs.
  • Stand for up to 8 hours
  • Possesses a valid driver’s license and is willing to errands as requested.
  • Works a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.

Highly Desirable Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Active MSIA discourse subscriber
  • Culinary Training
  • Bilingual (Spanish, other languages welcome)

Contact Janeth Jaime


Job Title: Prana Campus Resources Assistant

Department: PTS

Reports to: General Manager of Resources

Exempt Status: Part-Time/Hourly, 8 – 29 hours (one or more positions), Non-Exempt

General Summary :

Under the Direction of the General Manager of Resources this Assistant helps set the standard for the outward appearance of the Prana Campus for staff, residents and visitors. This includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled tasks that ensure the upkeep and repair of the grounds and buildings on the Prana Campus.

Each week this assistant is given a list of duties by the General Manager of Resources that are based on the season of the year and the upkeep schedule for the properties. Some duties are weekly, others bi-weekly, monthly or even bi-yearly. Lists are modified due to heat or inclement weather, the manager replaces assigned outdoor work with indoor work. This might also include kitchen work, cleaning and dishwashing

The focus of this job is not limited to the work on assigned lists; this assistant is responsible for proactively identifying and completing tasks necessary to ensure the upkeep of the properties, such as additional cleaning when flowering plants or orchard trees are in bloom, removing trash left by visitors or cleaning smudged windows and doors. In addition, this position is responsible for set-up for events as well as the cleaning and upkeep of the historic aspects of the properties 3500, 3726 and 3734.

Finally, this position completes assigned tasks consistent with church standards in a safe and timely manner to ensure the end goal is a safe, secure and well maintained property.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Essential Job Functions

  • Cares for the historic aspects of the house, including antique chandeliers, marble, wood floors and wood paneling as well as furniture.
  • Sets-up and breaks down furniture and supplies for reoccurring events such as PTS undergraduate and graduate classes.
  • Performs routine pest control.
  • Assists the General Manager of Resources with caring for the storage areas including inventories and receipt of orders.

Other Duties

  • Assists with clean up for film and photo shoots.
  • Performs other duties as assigned such as assisting staff or residents with furniture moves, etc.
  • Assists in the kitchen with cleaning and scullery as necessary to support the mission of the church.

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • Susan Valaskovic – Proprietor
  • Tatiana Gallo – Overall Property Operations Manager
  • David Funk – General Manager of Resources
  • Kim Watkinson – MSIA Film Shoot, Docent and Reception Manager
  • Kevin McMillan – Prana Residency Coordinator
  • Stella Estevez – Guest Services Manager

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback.
  • Able to focus and successfully handle emergency situations during in person and online events and tours in a calm and professional manner.
  • A team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with various team members and staff.

Work Practices

  • Wears protective gear including glasses and gloves as appropriate and uses equipment such as ladders and stools to meet safety standards.
  • Protects Prana property by using approved protective practices, including drop cloths, plastic sheeting and masking tape.
  • Protects self and others from chemical exposure.
  • Provides great customer service.
  • Is a team player, willing to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to receive direction and training to upgrade skills.
  • Demonstrates strong communications skills; clarifies instructions and notifies managers when there is not a clear understanding of tasks assigned.
  • Possesses the ability to identify and carryout urgent actions on a timely basis.

Physical requirements

  • Pre-employment exam required.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to grasp, reach, kneel, squad and bend.
  • Ability to stand and walk for 8 hours.
  • Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 30 lbs

Highly Desirable Qualifications / Knowledge

  • Willing to align with MSIA Staff Core Values
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish

Contact Janeth Jaime


Job Title: Receptionist

Department: PAL&G / MSIA

Reports to: Supervisor

Exempt Status: Part-time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Commitment: 2 year minimum, weekends are required

General Summary :

The Receptionists are the first contact most people have with MSIA/PTS and PAL&G. We are looking for a reliable, resourceful heart-centered person to answer phones, welcome visitors and monitor security cameras for Prana and PAL&G, while maintaining a high degree of customer service, excellence, and security awareness. Within 30 days of hire, the Receptionist is required to be familiar with all the information in the Reception Manual.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Answers MSIA/PTS/PAL&G phone lines and directs callers according to their needs
  • Keeps current with events at MSIA/PTS/PAL&G
  • Keeps up to date with changes in procedures
  • Provides access to visitors, vendors, and service personnel to the property
  • Maintains awareness and care of the property’s security
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well with others including PAL&G docents, greeters and warmly welcomes guest and visitors
  • Takes payments for lunch and dinner as needed
  • Sells first year discourses and display shelf products as needed
  • Answers questions about MSIA, related organizations and events
  • Assists with incoming mail
  • Maintains clean and organized working conditions in the Reception Office
  • Is responsible for any other additional duties that may be assigned by the supervisor

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • Kim Watkinson – Reception Supervisor
  • Susan Valaskovic – Proprietor
  • Prana Admin Team Members
  • Volunteer Docents and Greeter
  • Customer Service Team
  • All MSIA/PTS/PAL&G/NOW Staff

Required Qualifications

Knowledge, skills & abilities

  • Able to focus and complete tasks, with the ability to successfully handle emergency situations/urgent matters with discernment in a calm and professional manner.
  • Concentrate on details, work under deadline pressures, apply sound logic and judgment, and prioritize tasks and responsibilities
  • Previous receptionist/phone work experience preferred
  • Proficient computer skills, trained in Microsoft Word and Excel (Lotus Notes, Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe is a plus)
  • Demonstrates excellence in customer service
  • Excellent communications skills
  • A willingness to learn with an adaptive learning style
  • Strong organizational skills
  • A willingness to receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • A team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment with various team members and staff
  • Responsible for any other additional duties that maybe assigned by the Supervisor and the Presidency from time to time

Physical requirements

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends a must.
  • Ability to sit and work at a computer work station
  • Ability to push, pull, bend, squat, reach and grasp
  • Ability to lift up and carry up to 20lbs (Mail boxes)
  • Must be able to drive to/from home and MSIA headquarters – or on reliable public transportation line

Highly Desirable Qualifications / Knowledge

  • In alignment with MSIA principles and Core Values
  • Bilingual (Spanish, other languages welcome)

Contact Janeth Jaime


Job Title: Transcript & Volunteer Coordinator

Department: J-R Library Archives

Reports to: JRLA Manager/Presidency

Classification: Part-Time (24/hrs a week) Non–Exempt

General Summary :

The Transcript and Volunteer Coordinator oversees and supports the team of volunteers that transcribe and check transcripts of John-Roger & John Morton recordings.
This position supports and communicates with the volunteers, while tracking incoming and outgoing projects, archives all of the finished transcripts in the JRLA database, promotes volunteering at the Library and recruits new volunteers.
It also involves editing & transferring digital files (MP3, MP4) for transcriptions, scanning, OCR, and researching the J-R Library as needed for special projects

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages the team of volunteers who transcribe & check transcripts both in the office and remotely
  • Daily tasks include:
    • Sending out digital files to volunteers
    • Tracking deadlines
    • Sorting and filing incoming transcripts in the JRL Database
    • Researching JRL Database and audio/video Database
    • Providing tech support and training to volunteers
    • Researching technology to upgrade and improve systems
    • Promoting volunteering for the JRL, recruiting new volunteers

Organization Relationships

Works with:

  • Marina Van Wormer – JRLA Manager
  • Mark Lurie – Presidency
  • JRLA volunteers
  • MSIA & Now Productions staff

Required Qualifications

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, Windows, Excel, digital file transfer software, transcription software
  • Solid knowledge of grammar, English writing, vast vocabulary
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented, critical thinker, with a mind for research
  • Library, administrative, and/or office experience a plus
  • Excellent, clear communicator
  • Able to focus and multi-task
  • Willingness to learn, receive direction and an openness to feedback
  • Team player with an ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Able to successfully handle urgent requests in a calm and professional manner
  • Responsible for any other additional duties that maybe assigned by the Manager, and the Presidency from time to time

Physical requirements

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the organization including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to sit/stand, walk and work at a computer work station
  • Ability to push, pull, bend, squat, reach and grasp
  • Ability to lift up and carry up to 20lbs
  • Able occasionally drive to/from offsite MSIA offices and MSIA headquarters

Contact Janeth Jaime


IF YOU ARE CALLED TO SERVE AT MSIA in any of the positions below with excellence, integrity, professionalism, and being an integral team player, please submit your:
Letter of intent
Résumé
To:Janeth Jaime, Director of Human Resources
Via email: janethjaime@msia.org or via fax | +1 (323) 328 1913
Incomplete request will not be considered.
Hourly rate of pay is discussed in the 2nd interview.