[Immediate 2022-2023] Culinary Operations Associate, Food Services

KIPP NYC Public Schools

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About KIPP NYC:

KIPP NYC Public Schools is a non-profit network of free, public charter schools that prepares students for success in college and life. In 1995 we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in The Bronx. Our goal was to graduate students with the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond – and in so doing, to prove what is possible for all students. Today, our New York City network is comprised of eight elementary schools, nine middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Through College and Career, a comprehensive support program for our alumni. KIPP NYC Public Schools currently serves more than 7000 students and alumni and has a staff of more than 700 and continues to grow!

About The Culinary Team:

The KIPP NYC Culinary Team was created at KIPP College Prep High School in 2016 to provide students with tastier, healthier school lunch options. KIPP NYC realized an opportunity to leverage public funding to train staff and students to serve fresh food made from scratch in our kitchens, instead of spending money on expensive catering companies or frozen, reheated meals. Today, the Culinary Program equips students to change their mindset on food and healthy eating, one meal at a time. The Culinary Program currently serves seven KIPP NYC schools from kitchens in 3 of our buildings. The program is actively expanding to add additional schools as Satellite schools.

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Position Overview

The Culinary Operations Administrator is responsible for supporting the KIPP NYC Culinary Team with operational and administrative tasks. This role involves hands-on support and coordination at our kitchens and cafeterias, as well as desk work supporting program financials and compliance. The COA reports directly to the Culinary Operations Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

School coordination

Serve as a liaison between Recipient Agency school teams and the Culinary Teams, including but not limited to supporting with records keeping, dietary restriction tracking, and family communications.
Assist in managing systems for staff meal plans, school catering requests and other adjacent programs
Assist when needed in food service or delivery across sites
Maintain equipment inventory across sites
Contribute to team culture by assisting in logistics for team appreciation events and meetings (e.g. birthdays, team gatherings and celebrations).
Finance and Compliance

Enter and track daily invoices from multiple kitchens across the region into accounting database
Serve as liaison between Culinary Team and vendors to ensure high quality service and timely remuneration for products and services
Assist in compiling data to ensure program is in compliance with stakeholders from Department of Health, NYSED, and other agencies
Produce reports and analysis of food costing, participation rates, feedback surveys, etc.
Coordinate equipment and supply purchasing for multiple sites
Communications & Engagement

Be communications liaison between School Operations staff and Culinary Team
Coordinate support and reporting between Culinary Teams and Shared Services Team
Format menus and other school or family facing promotional/informational materials.
Ensure that communications shared with school and/or sent home are without errors
Positively interface with students and staff on a daily basis
Serve as a full-time and engaged member of Culinary Team staff

Qualifications
Strong interpersonal skills that contribute to a collegial working environment and a healthy measure of the character traits we value: zest, grit, hope, love, social intelligence, gratitude and a sense of humor.
Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel), Google Docs, & computer literacy
Effectively builds trusting relationships with peers, managers, direct reports, SST, students, families, and community members
Ability to take ownership of impact on self and others and adjust accordingly
Outstanding organizational and prioritization skills and high attention to detail
Excellent with people; outstanding written and oral communication skills. Communicates and works effectively with those from diverse backgrounds.
Strong work ethic, proactive and able to accommodate high level of responsibility
Recognizes strengths and areas of growth, looking for opportunities to gain experiences that support development in both
A passion for the mission of KIPP NYC

Additional Information
This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

KIPP NYC LLC is an anti-racist organization that believes in the importance of being diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment that includes employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving students and families throughout New York City. BIPOC, women, gender expansive, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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