Hulings Rice Food Center
|Position Available:||Year Round|
|Hourly Rate or Pay Range:||Commensurate with experience|
|Application Deadline:||Position open until filled.|
The Food Center kitchen coordinator is responsible for (1) coordinating the preservation and preparation of food at the Hulings Rice Food Center (HRFC), as well as the facilities and certifications associated with these activities; (2) collaborating with campus and regional partners on food preservation and preparation matters; (3) mentoring student workers, interns, and volunteers engaged in food preservation and preparation activities; and (4) contributing to educational programs as time allows.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
- Coordinate the preservation and preparation of food at the Center, as well as the facilities and certifications associated with these activities
- In collaboration with the Food Center manager, develop and implement annual and long-range plans for the preservation and preparation of food at Northland College in accordance with the HRFC mission and vision
- Ensure that food ingredients and food preservation and preparation techniques are non-exploitive and consistent with the College’s commitments to the Real Food Challenge
- Maintain food preservation and preparation spaces and facilities: (1) to meet food and safety licensure expectations and requirements and (2) to serve as demonstration sites or learning laboratories, whenever possible
- Care for facilities and utensils in a manner that guarantees their functionality for as long as possible
- Collaborate with campus and regional partners on food preservation and preparation matters
- Partner with the Food Center Manager to ensure that food preservation and preparation plans and activities are supportive of the Food Center’s educational and food literacy initiatives
- Coordinate with the Food Center manager, leadership of the College’s food service provider, and local growers to identify and execute food preservation and preparation initiatives that will help the College fulfill its commitments to the Real Food Challenge and to “produce and procure food in a manner that is regenerative and non-exploitive”
- As time and opportunities allow, collaborate with regional partners on initiatives that improve understanding about or the effectiveness of food preservation and preparation in our region
- Mentor students, interns, and fellows engaged in food preservation and preparation activities
- Identify and define opportunities for students, interns, and fellows to learn from and contribute to the preservation and preparation activities of the Food Center
- Develop and coordinate work plans and schedules for students, interns, and volunteers employed to assist with food preservation and preparation
- Train, guide, and mentor students, interns, and volunteers in the food preservation and preparation techniques and tasks
- Contribute to educational programs as time allows
- Consistent with skills and expertise, provide support and contributions to Food Center programs and events
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Previous experience and demonstrated success with large-batch cooking, food preparation, and preservation
- Experience working in an educational setting preferred
- Food safety certifications relevant to operations of the Center, or ability to acquire
- Ability to lift and carry items up to 60 pounds
- Valid driver’s license
Supervision of approximately three to four work-study students and various volunteers.
Local and regional travel for supplies and programs, as well as the cultivation of partnerships required. Occasional travel for continuing education or professional development possible.
Work schedule and hours will vary seasonally in response to preservation and preparation needs. Early morning, evening, weekend, and occasional work on holidays may be required. Expected to be available on campus for meetings and program support when scheduled. Otherwise, flexible hours and some virtual work allowed with prior approval of supervisor.
Active office environment; exposure to computer screens; and interactions with College faculty, staff, and students, as well as community members in person, by telephone, or electronically. Will require work in commercial kitchen environment, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying, and vehicle operation.
This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Hulings Rice Food Center
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