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About the Organization YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of YWCA USA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world.

The mission of YWCA Minneapolis is eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our vision is to be the most trusted and effective change agent in the journey to eliminate racism and sexism in our community.

We are a trusted social justice organization with a 130+ year history of advocacy for women and children. More than 30,000 people in our community are served every year by YWCA Minneapolis, through award-winning programs, classes, and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day for:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• Children and youth who thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy

Category Early Childhood Education  




LOOKING FOR AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY WITH GREAT PERKS? Then this is the role for you! By being a part of our team, you will be eligible for all of the Awesome perks below:

***Immediate Need $500 Sign On Bonus***

Full time position with daytime hours Monday Friday


FREE Wellness membership Includes: gym, classes, pool, Massage etc…)

Discounts on child care, exercise classess, merchandise etc….

Full comprehensive benefit package (Medical, Dental, Vison etc…)

Competitive pay wages

PTO and paid holiday

Much more…..



Responsible for managing, coordinating and serving a nutritious and cost-effective food program within Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements for an Early Childhood Education Center.

Daytime hours 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

  • Order food and supplies in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Prepare, cook, and serve nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily. Prep in advance when needed.
  • Follow YWCA menus and recipes.
  • Assist in creating menus.
  • Complete daily duties checklist of daily responsibilities to effectively run a shift, follow kitchen maintenance daily and weekly schedules.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen at all times in accordance with MN Department of Health standards.
  • This position may require assisting in a classroom and interacting with children on a limited basis as needed. Handle overall food-related site documentation, recordkeeping:
  • Follow all special diet statements and ensure substitutions are prepared for allergies or as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of quantities of food prepared daily and number of children and adults eating meals in accordance with CACFP requirements by completing Food Production Records daily.
Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma/ General Education Degree (GED).
  • Must obtain first aid and CPR within 30 days
  • Must obtain Food Protection Manager Certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Must attend Child and Adult Food Program Basics training. Preferred:
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Current Food Protection Manager Certification.
  • Experience in cost effective food purchasing.
  • Strong understanding of nutritional and whole foods basics and CACFP requirements.
  • One year of cooking experience preferred



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, stand, walk, sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Individual must have the ability to get to and from various sites/events/meetings in the metro area on an occasional basis.


COMPENSATION: The pay range for this position is $17.25-$18.90 per hour (depending on qualifications). 


BENEFITS: We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package, including Health, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; Retirement Plan; generous Paid Time Off, FREE YWCA Minneapolis Health & Wellness Membership; reimbursement for Continuing Education and support for Professional Development.

Note: YWCA Minneapolis is a qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)



This job description represents the major functions but not intended to be all-inclusive.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background/reference check.  A criminal conviction does not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

YWCA Minneapolis requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing as a condition of employment.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) STATEMENT: YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary $17.25-$18.90 per hour  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Downtown YWCA Minneapolis  
EOE Statement YWCA Minneapolis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  
HoursPerWk None Specified 

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