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Food Service Specialist - IDEA Rio Grande City (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: IDEA Rio Grande City
Region: Upper Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Operations
Job Type: Full-Time

Description

 

Role Mission: The Food Service Specialist ensures that appropriate quantities of food are prepared, portioned, and served to IDEA students. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: cutting/chopping fruits & vegetables, following recipes, adhering to established kitchen processes, monitoring of students during meal periods (i.e. monitoring for appropriate behavior, encouraging students to consume more fresh fruits & vegetables, no sharing of food, etc.) and kitchen cleaning duties (sweeping, mopping, wiping tables, washing dishes, disposing of trash).

 

What You’ll DoAccountabilities:

 

Possess an interest or passion for working with food

  • Has a basic knowledge or can quickly learn of food production processes 
  • It all in one job—cooking, cleaning, restocking and resetting the kitchen for next day
  • Can meet the physical demands of the job (lifting, bending,, walking, etc.)
  • Has a basic knowledge of providing service to our customers (students)

Understand how to read and execute recipes

  • Must be able to handle working with medium to large equipment (i.e. ovens, slicer, steamer, etc.)
  • Have basic math skills that directly relate to portioning food items in small trays
  • Takes pride in food that is prepared and served to the students

Can take direction and feedback well

  • Things can change fast, must be able to adapt quickly in being switched from serving food to washing dishes
  • Can take feedback well, especially during mid-year and end of year 
  • Can self-reflect and be honest with own performance, desire to correct mistakes quickly

Can work around or with an academic calendar

  • Extended periods of time where there is not work (i.e. Spring Break, Summer Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break)
  • During regular school days, 8 hours per day. Some overtime needed
  • Depending on the campus, may need to work on Saturdays

We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics: 

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college  
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes 
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students 

 

Qualifications:

  • Education:  High School Diploma Preferred but Not Required
  • Experience:  Food service or restaurant experience preferred, but not required
  • License or Certification: Food Handler’s Permit (City of County)

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to understand food recipes, safe handling of food and sanitation practices.
  • Working knowledge of kitchen/food production procedures.
  • Ability to operate kitchen equipment, tools, and utensils.
  • Ability to perform basic math skill.
  • Works well under pressure in a team setting.
  • Ability to lift, bend, pull, push, twist.

What We Offer

 

Compensation:

  • Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate ranging between $13.00 for 0 years of experience and $14.95.

 

Other Benefits:

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com‐muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

 

To Apply

Please submit your application online through Jobvite. It’s in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.

 

About IDEA Public Schools 

  

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.   

 

IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves nearly 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas, Southern Louisiana and Florida and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with new launches in Jacksonville, FL (2022). Cincinnati, OH (2022), and Arkansas (2023)!    

 

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. 

 


 

 

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