YMCA of Greater Des Moines

  • Food Service Coordinator

    Job ID
    Supportive Housing
    Part-Time, Variable Hour
    Branch Name
    YMCA Supportive Housing Campus
    US-IA-Des Moines (YMCA Supportive Housing Campus)
    Starting Wage/Salary
    USD $9.84/Hr.
    Maximum Wage/Salary
    USD $11.00/Hr.
    Work Hours
    Up to 20 hrs per week. Must include Tuesday evenings. Can be flexible on other hours.
  • Overview

    There's nothing like working at the Y!  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. 


    The YMCA Supportive Housing Campus is a community solution to help eliminate homelessness by providing hope, dignity, and support in the form of permanent supportive housing.  The campus provides a place to call home for 140 men and women. 


    As a Food Service Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to positively impact our tenants by providing nutritional food options.  You will also help lead our many volunteers as they strive to make a difference by preparing meals for our tenants. 


    Help positively impact people in our community and SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT YOUR OWN LIFE - experience, knowledge, satisfaction and joy are just some of the ways you'll grown, learn and thrive in this position. 


    Apply online and begin your life changing Y journey TODAY!


    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. Plan daily and weekly menus ensuring nutritional goals are met; including ordering and shopping.
    2. Comply with all state and federal regulations related to food service.
    3. Inventory kitchen and pantry items and re-stock as required.
    4. Prepare, package, and serve meals according to weekly/daily needs of tenants.
    5. Prepare reports required by state/federal government and YMCA.
    6. Identify and report all equipment requiring repair and/or maintenance.
    7. Perform custodial duties in kitchen and cafeteria, including weekly deep cleaning tasks, as required by supervisor.
    8. Manage vendor relationships and services.
    9. Manage and supervise volunteer groups.
    10. Facilitate kitchen related inspections.
    11. Monitor assigned budget to ensure revenue and expenses are consistent with approved plan.
    12. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
    13. 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. One year previous experience in food service
    3. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certifications approved by the YMCA (Available in the YMCA Training Program)
    4. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA (Available in the YMCA Training Program)
    5. Y Leaders Orientation Session (Available in the YMCA Training Program)
    6. Y Emergency Procedures Training (Available in the YMCA Training Program)
    7. Y New Employee Safety Training (Available in the YMCA Training Program)


    1. Visual, auditory, and verbal ability to communicate effectively with people and monitor property and activity
    2. Ability to perform moderate physical activity
    3. Ability to adapt to changing working conditions
    4. Ability to operate food service equipment


    1. Strong communication skills
    2. Strong organization skills
    3. Ability to work with diverse group of people
    4. Ability to simultaneously manage variety of tasks
    5. Ability to work with minimal supervision
    6. Ability to accurately follow directions
    7. Knowledge of state and federal regulation related to food service




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