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GraceWorks Ministries

Front Desk / Intake Specialist

GraceWorks Ministries


Job Summary

The Front Desk Assistant / Intake Specialist supports GraceWorks Ministries’ mission, goals, values, and philosophy by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence, quality service, commitment, and accountability. As a GraceWorks Ministries Neighbor Services team member, the position demonstrates the following responsibilities: superior hospitality skills as well as secretarial, clerical, and administrative support to ensure that the ministry’s front desk objectives are met effectively and efficiently.

Front Desk Assistant:

This post supports Neighbor Services by being the knowledgeable and mission-oriented “first impression” for those seeking the services of GraceWorks. This position also offers administrative and data support to Neighbor Services staff and volunteers.

Job Responsibilities

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following (but not limited to):

  • Greet Neighbors with dignity and hospitality as they arrive at the Neighbor Services office.
  • Inform the food pantry greeter when a Neighbor has arrived for their food pantry appointment.
  • Operate the general phone line by answering approximately 150-200 calls daily;
  • Respond to each voicemail with appropriate next steps.
  • Refer out-of-county Neighbors to appropriate services.
  • Direct Neighbors, guests, and the general public to the appropriate staff member.
  • Manage the general reception email;
  • Respond to every request email with compassion and appropriate next steps.
  • Refer out-of-county Neighbors to appropriate services.
  • Direct Neighbors, guests, and the general public to the appropriate staff member.
  • Create initial rent and utility cases; 
  • Communicate with the Neighbor about financial request criteria, and inform the Neighbor when requirements are not met.
  • Gather all necessary paperwork for a request.
  • Handoff request to the proper staff member to fulfill.
  • Verify Household members with proper identification.
  • Assist Neighbors in creating accounts and submission of required paperwork for financial requests.
  • Assist Neighbors in making food appointments.
  • Utilize SalesForce for Neighbor information and management of cases and requests.
  • Take payments and donations.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the lobby and neighborhood chatrooms.
  • Follow opening and closing procedures.
  • Maintain consistency of service and policies at the front desk.
  • Stay up to date with GraceWorks staff policy changes and upcoming events.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Assist volunteers in maintaining standards of service, adhering to policies, and scheduling.


Commitment to the mission of GraceWorks, including our Statement of Faith. The ability to speak Spanish and English fluently is required. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Strong administrative skills, including data input and attention to detail. Some accounting skills help to process payments and donations. An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above represent the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Minimum Requirement of 3-5 years experience of general office and administrative experience. A bachelor’s degree would be an advantage. Bilingual Spanish/English is a requirement.


The position is in an office setting involving everyday risks or discomforts requiring standard safety precautions.

Additional Information


  • Medical Insurance
  • Simple IRA including company matching
  • Opportunity for Annual Appreciation Bonus
  • PTO Policy – number of PTO days accrual
  • PTO Policy – the ability to carry
  • Holiday Policy – days off
  • Holiday Policy – Christmas holiday closing for week Dec. 23 – Jan 1
  • Leave Policy – Maternity, Paternity, Adoption
  • Leave Policy – Personal, Bereavement, Military, Other
  • Availability of Dental, Vision, and Aflac insurance offerings
  • Employee Discount at GraceWorks Thrift Store
  • Employee Hardship Policy and Fund

How to Apply



  • Date Posted: April 19, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 04/22/2024
  • Salary Range: $39,500 - $42,500
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm