YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Food Service Assistant

Job ID
Resident Camp/Y Camp
Part-Time, Variable Hour
Branch Name
Y Camp
US-IA-Boone (Y Camp)
Starting Wage/Salary
USD $10.00/Hr.
Work Hours
20 per week


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. 


As a Food Service Assistant, you will be responsible for providing assistance to the Food Service Supervisor. You will be a part of prepping and cooking meals for the campers at Y Camp.


EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


To positively impact others, Y Staff Team Members exemplify CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP competencies.



Demonstrates in word and action the Y's CORE VALUES of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times



Delivers the benefits of good health, strong connections, greater self-confidence, and a sense of security to all who seek it



Tells the Y story to help others understand the impact of the Y; develops relationships with members to support fundraising; supports fundraising efforts



Values all people for their unique talents and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion and cultural competence



Builds authentic relationships in the service of enhancing individual and team performance to support the Y's work



Listens for understanding and meaning, seeks to understand the other person's point of view and expresses self effectively and in a manner that reflects a true understanding of the needs of the audience



  1. Perform general custodial functions, such as dishes, sweeping, mopping, and cleaning.
  2. Perform general cooking and prepping duties as required by supervisor.
  3. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
  4. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.



  1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions
  2. Completion of high school or equivalent
  3. Experience working in Food Service
  4. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certification approved by the YMCA
  5. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA
  6. Y Orientation Session
  7. Y Emergency Procedures Training



  1. Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate with people and monitor property and activity
  2. Ability to work with a variety of cleaning equipment and tools
  3. Ability to perform moderate physical activity
  4. Ability to lift 50-60 lbs. (lifting full pans of food in and out of ovens, etc)
  5. Ability to adapt to changing working conditions



  1. Ability to work with diverse group of people
  2. Good communication skills
  3. Good organizational skills
  4. Ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously
  5. Ability to work with minimal supervision
  6. Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA


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