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AMIkids Polk: Business Manager - January 25, 2010

AMIkids Polk: Business Manager

Position Code: BUSMGR
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Program Adm
Reports to: Executive Director


AMIkids is a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.

General Description of Duties
The Business Manager assists the Executive Director in the administration with various program functions, e.g., personnel management, financial management, board relations, fund raising. Employee maintains confidentiality of sensitive information, facilitates efficient program operations, and assists in creating an effective work environment. Position may supervise entry level support staff.

Primary objective is to support the AMIkids’ mission and Personal Growth Model, providing a safe and successful learning environment for troubled youth, while encouraging social and emotional development through the achievement of academic and personal goals.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Education or related field; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years management experience; or any combination of education, training and experience equal to or greater than defined regulatory requirements.

Physical Requirements

Tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of sitting, standing, walking, repetitive motions and finger dexterity, and which involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (12-20 pounds). Tasks may involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, involving restraining procedures and physical intervention using a nationally recognized or state required nonviolent technique (weight exceeding 150 pounds).

Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

Must satisfy criminal background check and drug screening as defined by state requirements.
Must satisfy physical abilities and medical testing as defined by federal regulations.
Must obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements, e.g., Protective Action Response (PAR), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), Safe Crisis Management (SCM).
Must obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization.
Must possess and maintain valid driver’s license in the state of employment; may be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement.
Must successfully complete online Business Manager testing, e.g., Microsoft Excel and Outlook, Business Writing, and Accounting terminology.

For more information please contact Monti Sommer, Executive Director, at Polk-ED@amikids.org

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Give A Day. Get a Disney Day. - January 25, 2010

Give A Day. Get a Disney Day. Information
To sign up, go to disneyparks.disney.go.com

Explorations V
109 N Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Sue Schluender, Education Director: sschluender@explorationsv.com

• Adults over 21 ONLY for this opportunity. NO CHILDREN.
• Complete volunteer application for each person (attached); bring to Museum day of event.
• Dress Code: safe, comfortable work clothes, closed toe shoes must have heel straps.
• PARKING is available in the parking garage directly behind the Museum, entrances on Main St. and Cedar St. There is no charge for parking on weekends.

Museum exhibit and office files/furniture removal
Saturday, February 6, 2010, Sunday, February 7, 2010
Volunteers needed 9 am – 3 pm (orientation 9-10 am, work 10 am – 3 pm)

Volunteers able to lift 25+ pounds. Not required, but if available bring work gloves, cordless drill, Phillips screwdriver, socket set, pliers. Tools must be labeled with your name-Explorations V is not responsible for replacement of lost tools.
Snacks, beverages, and lunch provided for volunteers.

Museum exhibit and office files/furniture replacement
Saturday, February 13, Sunday, February 14, 2010
Volunteers needed 9 am – 3 pm (orientation 9-10 am, work 10 am – 3 pm)

Volunteers able to lift 25+ pounds. Not required, but if available bring work gloves, cordless drill, Phillips screwdriver, socket set, pliers. Tools must be labeled with your name-Explorations V is not responsible for replacement of lost tools.
Snacks, beverages, and lunch provided for volunteers.

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VISTEBall 2010 - January 21, 2010

VISTEBall 2010

Time/Date: 02-06-2010 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Description: VISTEBall is an indoor golf blowout where you can chip, putt, and play your way to great prizes. Event tickets include a buffet dinner, beer, wine, and dessert. It's a fun time for the pro, the hacker, or the person who has never held a club a day in their life! You'll have a blast and all proceeds help VISTE continue to serve the elderly.


The Hangar at Tiger Town
2220 N. Lake Ave.
Lakeland FL 33805

Single Ticket Cost: $60.00

To purchase tickets visit https://secure.qgiv.com/cps_donors/?key=viste&event=1557&static=y

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Black & Brew is hiring a full-time kitchen manager - January 11, 2010

Black & Brew is hiring a full-time kitchen manager.

Application: http://www.blackandbrew.com/careers
Address: 205 East Main St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone: 863.682.1210

Resumes / applications may be e-mailed(chris@blackandbrewcoffee.com), faxed (863.682.1214) or hand delivered.

Title: Kitchen Manager

Reports To: GM

Direct Charge Over: Hourly Back of House (B.O.H.)

Summary of Position:
Directly responsible for all kitchen functions including food purchasing, preparation and maintenance of
quality standards; sanitation and cleanliness; training of employees in methods of cooking, preparation,
plate presentation, portion and cost control, and sanitation and cleanliness.

Duties & Responsibilities:
- Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the
restaurant's recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards.
- Assist GM in making employment and termination decisions including interviewing, hiring,
evaluating and disciplining kitchen personnel as appropriate.
- Provide orientation of company and department rules, policies and procedures and oversee
training of new kitchen employees.
- Fill in where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.
- Prepare all required paperwork, including forms, reports and schedules in an organized and
timely manner.
- Ensure that all equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition through personal
inspection and by following the restaurant's preventative maintenance programs.
- Work with restaurant managers to plan and price menu items. Establish portion sizes and prepare
standard recipe cards for all new menu items.
- Ensure that all products are ordered according to predetermined product specifications and
received in correct unit count and condition and deliveries are performed in accordance with the
restaurant's receiving policies and procedures.
- Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products from storage areas,
product storage procedures, standard recipes and waste control procedures.
- Oversee and ensure that restaurant policies on employee performance appraisals are followed and
completed on a timely basis.
- Notify GM of labor requirements for special events and catering.
- Be knowledgeable of restaurant policies regarding personnel and administer prompt, fair and
consistent corrective action for any and all violations of company policies, rules and procedures.
- Oversee the training of kitchen personnel in safe operation of all kitchen equipment and utensils.
- Responsible for training of all restaurant personnel in cleanliness, sanitation, and food safety
- Responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate cleaning schedules.
- Check and maintain proper food holding and refrigeration temperature control points.
- Provide safety training in first aid, CPR, lifting and carrying objects and handling hazardous
- Maintain and update inventory checklists.
- Maintain and update opening and closing checklists.
- Perform other responsibilities and duties determined by G.M.

Be 21 years of age.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Have a vehicle and the ability to make deliveries.
Be able to communicate and understand the predominant language(s) of the
restaurant's trading area.
Have knowledge of service and food and beverage, generally involving at least two years of back-of-the-house operations experience in management positions.
Possess excellent basic math skills and have the ability to operate a cash register or POS system.
Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to five hours).
Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
Must have the stamina to work 45 - 50 hours per week.

Location: Black & Brew- Lakeland, FL
Compensation: $22,000 + bonus opportunities

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January EMERGE Member Spotlight- Misty Dawn Peacock - January 7, 2010

Misty Dawn Peacock
V.P. of dealer relations/personal banker at Midflorida Credit Union

Q: How did you come to live/work in Lakeland?

A: I was promoted with Midflorida Credit Union and moved to Lakeland about three years ago. I am originally born and raised in the big city of "Bartow,Fl."

Q: What is the worst job you've ever had?

A: I have never experienced a bad job. Every job has been a learning experience in my career.

Q: What are your hobbies and interests?

A: Hobbies: I enjoy hanging out with my family and playing darts with my husband and kids. I am also pretty crazy about horses... just taking time out to feed them a few apples is a big stress reliever for me.

Interests: I enjoy volunteering my time with the Guardian Ad Litem and Make a Wish Foundation programs. What a blessing to have helped a child whose life you may have made a lasting impression upon.

Q: Name one of your favorite Lakeland events and why it’s your favorite.

A: Lakeland's annual Christmas Parade. I love Christmas and the true meaning of the season.

Q: What would you change/add regarding EMERGE to enhance your

A: I would become more involved with the group by volunteering on a committee.

Q: What is the oddest talent that you possess?

A: I have no earthly idea, it all seems odd to me!

Q: Name one guilty pleasure.

A: I love to eat chocolate!!!!

Q: What is the dumbest thing you've ever overheard someone say?

A: "Do I look stupid?"

Q: If you could have grown up during a different decade, which would it be and why?

A: The Roaring ‘20s - I would have wanted to be one of those classy ladies with their big hats and big dresses.


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