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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  


*** * $20.00 hourly ****

Responsible for managing, coordinating and serving a nutritious and cost-effective food program within USDA Food Program requirements.  Supervise dishwasher staff, if applicable.


Food Preparation and Planning:

  • Order food and supplies in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Prepare, cook, and serve nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily.
  • Follow YWCA menus and recipes, create and complete daily prep list.
  • Complete daily duties checklist of daily responsibilities to effectively run a shift, follow kitchen maintenance daily and weekly schedules.

Ensure compliance to USDA Food Program Requirements:

  • Prepare, handle and serve meals in accordance with requirements for food and beverage establishments.
  • Ensure that dishes, utensils, equipment, kitchen and food storage areas are cleaned and sanitized in accordance with requirements for food and beverage establishments.

Handle overall food-related site documentation and recordkeeping:

  • Maintain clean and organized food storage area.  Use FIFO practices.
  • Maintain accurate records of quantities of food prepared daily and number of children and adults eating meals in accordance with USDA Food Program requirements. (Food Production Records).
  • Ensure that food site meets safety and health requirements; implement emergency procedures.

Provide leadership for kitchen support staff (if applicable):

  • Ensure that dishes and food related areas are cleaned and sanitized in accordance with standards and delegate responsibilities to Dishwasher.


This position reports to the ECE Director* who reports to the Vice President of Early Childhood Education. The incumbent will interact with Lead Teachers, Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Associate Teachers, Teacher Aides, and Dishwasher.


Position Requirements



Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma/ General Education Degree (GED).
  • Minimum of one year related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • At least one year of experience in quantity meal planning and preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse styles, cultures and perspectives.
  • Strong ability to productively resolve conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must successfully Complete Food Manager Certification training within 6 months of hire.


  • Culinary Arts Degree.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • Experience in cost effective food purchasing.
  • Strong understanding of nutritional and whole foods basics and USDA food program requirements.
  • One year kitchen management 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.

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

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary $20 hourly  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Midtown 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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