Food Service Coordinator (on call)

Job Type

Part Time




48 Rutland Street
United States



United South End Settlements (USES) is a community-based nonprofit organization serving children, teens, and adults through programs in art, education, technology, and social services. USES has held true to its settlement house roots, committing to the motto of “neighbors helping neighbors to grow and thrive.” Our extended family is an integrated team of participants, staff, volunteers, community leaders, and business partners. USES operates in three locations in the South End – Harriet Tubman House, South End House, and Camp Hale on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. Please visit our website at


The broad goal of the youth programs at USES is to meet the individual needs of children and families by providing physical, intellectual, emotional, and social experiences. Under the supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Education, the Food Service Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the food-service program including the implementation of all applicable health, sanitary, and safety regulations, menu creation, inventory management, delivery, and clean-up for meals as described below.

Our Early Childhood and Afterschool Youth Programs run year round and serve 124 children between the ages of 3 months to 12 years old. During the school year (Sept. through June) the Out-of-school time program (CLUB48) serves snack to students with the exception of school vacation weeks (December, February and April) when all children are served breakfast, lunch and snack.


  • Successful candidates should possess a culinary school education and/or comparable job experience, a strong interest in food/nutrition and its impact on children, as well as have maturity to coordinate, manage and organize the kitchen and related responsibilities.
  • Serve Safe certification is required within the first month of employment, of which USES can assist in obtaining this certification, and must be maintained throughout employment.

Successful candidates will be required to pass an enhanced background record check, including accordance with DEEC CORI, SORI.


  • Plans and leads in the preparation of meals and monthly menus which meet the nutritional needs of the children and overall goals of the program.
  • Maintains inventories and food orders in consultation with the Director and checks incoming orders against invoices.
  • Prepares all meals, snacks, and special food requests, taking note of allergies and known food preferences.
  • Work closely with the operations and administrative departments to ensure a cohesive delivery of services across the program.
  • Strictly enforces sanitary standards as well as kitchen etiquette.
  • Maintains necessary documentation for the Bureau of Nutrition.
  • Attends all staff meeting (4 times a year) and provides input regarding nutrition and healthy eating.
  • Upholds the organizational mission and values of collaboration, diversity, and positivity in all aspects of their work.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of other management and leadership within the organization.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (with or without accommodation)

  • Must be able to climb, balance, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, walk, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and be capable of repetitive motion
  • Position requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or a 20 pounds of force constantly
  • Work requires close visual acuity
  • Position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job identified and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

USES is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We believe that tolerance of diversity and inclusion is not sufficient but that we are most effective when we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our services, and our community. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


$13.00 to $16.00 /hour

Level of Language Proficiency

Serve Safe Certificate

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to

In the subject line, please specify "Food Service Coordinator" *No phone calls, please*