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Food Service Student Assistant (Position open until filled) (Summer Required) 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Food Service Assistant  
Open Date 4/20/2022  
Close Date  

Food Service Student Assistant (Children’s Programs)

Summer availability required

Please see the "Compensation and Hours" section for additional information.

Definition and Purpose

The Food Service Student is a part-time, non-benefited position working with a Federal and State funded Child Care Food Program (CACFP) and is under the direct supervision of the Food Program Supervisor.

Educational and Qualifying Experience, Skills, Licenses, Credentials

  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Ability to communicate knowledge and collaborate with others.
  • Must be able to work safely and maintain sanitation standards at all times.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Must possess a great deal of attention to detail and strong record keeping skills.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.
  • Must be highly organized and have good planning skills.
  • Coursework in Food Science and Nutrition preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of nutritional needs of children under 5 desirable, but not required.
  • Previous kitchen or cooking experience desirable, but not required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be a currently enrolled student at Cal Poly with a minimum of 6 units. All ASI student staff must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at Cal Poly. Graduate students must carry 4 units/3.0 cumulative GPA at Cal Poly.
  • Applicants must submit a negative tuberculosis (TB) test, fingerprint records and proof of good physical condition.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Nutrition Management

  • Work as a team to prepare all foods following Menu Production Worksheet and standardized preparation guidelines.
  • Assist in all aspects of meal clean up, including washing dishes, cleaning carts, and laundry.
  • Assure meals are delivered to classrooms on time and foods are served at appropriate temperature.
  • Routine cleaning, organization, and maintenance of all food program-related equipment and the service area
  • Assist in recording usable leftovers on Record and Menu Production Worksheet
  • Maintain familiarity with evacuation plan for work area.
  • Maintain sanitary food preparation conditions.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings, workshops, and retreats.
  • Provide quality customer service for all staff, fellow students, and families.
  • Adhere to and enforce all ASI departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ensure a safe environment for all participants.
  • Be neat, clean, tactful, and courteous to all staff, fellow students, and families.
  • Maintain prompt hours and follow absence procedures.
  • Demonstrate ASI values in workplace demeanor and performance.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Recommend and support practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrate awareness of one’s own biases, comfort levels, and various aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)
  • Demonstrate effort to understand each person’s individual and collective role in creating inclusive environments.
  • Participate in trainings and activities provided by ASI as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Background Check

This position is subject to a background check (including criminal records) as well as National Address Locater (Social Security Number [SSN] Trace), 7-year County Criminal Search in each county and/or state the applicant lived in based on the SSN Trace, National Criminal Database Search, Name Search, Employment Verification (All employers in past 7 years) and Education Verification (Highest Degree). Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Record Check and Professional License Verification may also be required based upon the essential functions of the position.

Compensation and Hours

Hourly Rate: $15.00 per hour

This posting is required to start in summer 6/20/2022 or 7/25/2022.

The job requires a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date revised: 04/20/2022

Number of Openings 3  
Location Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, reaching overhead, lifting or carrying up to 50 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, eye/hand coordination and driving company vehicles.

Environmental factors include working inside, in hot places, working with others, and working around others.

Req Number STU-22-00038  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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