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Assistant Food Service Manager

FOCUS, the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, is an interdenominational youth ministry established in a dozen areas along the east coast and in San Francisco. For more than six decades, FOCUS has given independent school students in grades 6-12 the opportunity to explore traditional Christian faith and values in a forum that is fun, intellectually stimulating, and non-coercive. During the school year, FOCUS pursues this goal through area-based activities and discipleship, both one-on-one and in small groups. From May through August, we offer a variety of Summer Programs, most of which take place at our Martha’s Vineyard Study Center.

Position Description
The Assistant Food Service Manager reports to the Food Service Manager and is responsible for working with the Food Service Manager in cooking and cleaning the kitchen, in overseeing kitchen Vineyard Staff and volunteers, and in being ministry minded as he/she serves.

Kitchen Operations:
*Oversee all kitchen operations during the assigned shift.
*Assist in the overall planning (including special dietary needs), preparation, and cleanup of meals.
*Follow standardized recipes.
*Be familiar with kitchen equipment operations.
Cleaning and Organization
*Help maintain inventory and provide information for food orders.
*Maintain kitchen cleanliness and organization on a regular schedule for daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly tasks.
*Abide by all Department of Health regulations (including training class for food service).
*Support Food Service Manager in administrative duties.

Staff and Volunteer Oversight:
*Work with the Food Service Manager to create work schedules for kitchen staff and volunteers.
*Orient volunteers to the kitchen including dry goods storage area and walk in cooler.
*Train volunteers on kitchen procedures.
Team Environment
*Be the team leader of the shift working with volunteers.
*Have a positive attitude in the kitchen.
*Encourage volunteers and Vineyard Staff as they work.

*Care for kitchen staff and volunteers and identify ministry opportunities among them.
*Desire for students to hear the Gospel and understand that the food and kitchen environment can assist in that mission.
*Participate with the other kitchen staff and volunteers in times of fellowship and Bible study.

Position Requirements
The ideal candidate will have:
*A heart for the Gospel and must sign and abide by the FOCUS Statement of Faith.
*The availability to live on Martha’s Vineyard for the summer (May 20 – August 20). If scheduling allows, there may be opportunities to arrive earlier and/or stay later.
*A valid ServSafe Food Handler’s certification.

Physical Requirements
*Prolonged periods standing and walking.
*Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the kitchen.
*Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds above the waist at times.
*May be required to work in excessive heat and cold in association with the kitchen environment.

Position Compensation
FOCUS will provide:
*Room and board.
*Competitive salary.
*Time off each week (from a six-day work week).
*Four days PTO (paid time off) for the summer. Must be used during the summer and will not be paid out at the end.

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Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Food Services



Updated: 1/24/2023 1:00:08 PM

Job Contact:
Rebecca Farquhar
(508) 693-4824

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Why work at FOCUS Study Center:

450 Lamberts Cove Rd
    West Tisbury, MA 02575

(508) 693-4824

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