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Food Program Student Lead (position closes at 9pm on 9/10/2022) 

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 Program Student Lead  
Open Date 9/1/2022  
Close Date  

Definition and Purpose

The Lead Food Service Student Assistant is a part-time, non-benefited position working with a Federal and State funded Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and is under the direct supervision of the Food Program Supervisor. It is the role of the Food Program Student Lead to assist the Food Program Supervisor in leading the student kitchen assistants through their shift responsibilities and maintaining a clean, organized work environment.

ASI is committed to supporting the aspirations of the University Learning Objectives. Our employees are expected to make reasoned decisions based on ethics, respect for diversity, and an awareness of issues of sustainability. Additionally, they will work productively as individuals and in groups while communicating effectively.

Educational Requirements and Qualifying Experience

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.

Ability to stay focused while working in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.

Display a high level of attention to detail and strong record-keeping skills.

Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Exhibit a developed sense of critical thinking, conflict management and problem solving skills.

Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to work cooperatively with others or independently, as the situation requires.

Ability to be flexible and adapt to change.

Confidence to supervise peers.

Confidence to take risks and explore new ideas.

Pass fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice.

Applicants must submit a negative tuberculosis (TB) test, proof of vaccinations and recent physical

Previous employment as a student kitchen assistant preferred

Food service and nutrition coursework or food service experience preferred

Lead/Supervisory Responsibilities

Monitor work flow and daily tasks of the student kitchen assistants in cooperation with the Food Program Supervisor.

Maintain clear and consistent communication with the Food Program Supervisor regarding the work performed in the kitchen and areas for improvement.

Lead and work alongside the student kitchen assistants in the preparation of food and dietary substitutions.

Ensure that meals prepared adhere to all Federal CACFP and Center nutritional standards.

Provide effective training to student kitchen assistants.

Attend and assist in the planning of annual staff training workshops and other periodic planned training opportunities.

Help cover shifts as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Establish and maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Display understanding and ability to perform all student lead responsibilities.

Provide oversight for all aspects of food production, flow, sanitation and kitchen management.

Ensure consistent, accurate information is properly disseminated to staff.

Routine cleaning and maintenance of all food program-related equipment and the service area.

Ensure all forms, production records and prep sheets are accurate and up-to-date.

Generate reports and record keeping forms within the CC Food computer program.

Maintain accurate daily milk count and temperature logs.

Assist with food preparation following menu production worksheets and standardized preparation guidelines.

Deliver meals on time in a safe and sanitary manner.

Ensure accurate freezer pull and completion of daily prep.

Attend all mandatory meetings, workshops, and retreats.

Maintain familiarity with evacuation plan for work area.

Provide quality customer service for all staff and customers.

Maintain an awareness of safety concerns and risk management.

Maintain a working relationship with staff and co-workers.

Adhere to and enforce all ASI departmental policies and procedures.

Demonstrate a commitment to student development and leadership.

Be neat, clean, tactful, and courteous to all staff and customers.

Work with all staff members in a cooperative manner.

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.

Period of Employment

Employment with this organization is of an "at will" nature, which means that the employee may resign at any time and ASI may discharge the employee at any time with or without cause.

Compensation and Hours

Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour dependent on experience

Must commit to working 12-15 hours per week.

One year minimum commitment preferred.

Date revised: 1/1/2022

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

Number of Openings 1  
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-22-00068  
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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