Food Service Facilitator/Child Development Learning Lab
Central Michigan University
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Internal Number: 4547832
Food Service Facilitator/Child Development Learning Lab
Position Number: S-3114 Type of Recruitment: External
Position Summary: The Food Service Assistant creates menus for the Child Development and Learning Laboratory (CDLL) according to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements, completes monthly paperwork for CACFP and works with the CDLL Director and the Office of Research and Graduate Studies to complete the yearly application for CACFP.
Required Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Experience related to the duties and responsibilities of this position. Evidence of strong organizational and interpersonal skill. Demonstrated commitment to a team focused environment. Must be able to pass DHS clearance along with background check and fingerprints. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree in Early Childhood, Nutrition, Food Service Administration, Hospitality Services Administration or Bachelors degree in Early Childhood or Nutrition/Dietetics. Experience with children, nutrition or food service. Knowledge of Social constructivist practices. Knowledge of the Reggio Inspired Approach. Knowledge of the Child and Adult Care Food program.
Duties & Responsibilities: Works cooperatively with the Food Service Coordinator, Administrator, Classroom Lead Teachers and staff. Facilitates breakfast, lunch and snack, including but not limited to: Coordinates preparation of breakfast, lunch and snack. Maintains inventory of food as it arrives at the center. Keeps food supplies stocked. Organizes the lunch upon arrival into portions for serving family style dining. Serves lunch in collaboration with other center adults. Cleans up after lunch and breakfast. Prepares afternoon snack and delivers to each classroom. Maintains licensing and health department sanitary regulations. Keeps in contact with food service provider to order more or less food as needed each week. Plans and implements cooking activities for/with children. Helps children be involved with meal preparation and service using social constructivist practices. Helps in the food preparation and planning for all CDLL sponsored family events, conferences workshops, and tours. Develops a comfortable homelike atmosphere in the kitchen and dining area. Participates in center-wide documentation efforts by contributing information and products related to food and nutrition experiences. Participates in Parent meetings and CDLL family activities. Participates in continuing professional development activities related to Constructivist, Reggio inspired and Early Childhood appropriate practices. Cleans and organizes supplies and equipment. Other related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: None.
Employee Group: Professional & Administrative -Hourly Staff Pay Level: Pay Range: 14.50 - 17.50/hour Division: Academic Affairs Department: Human Development & Family Studies Position Status: Regular Position End Date: Employment Status: Part Time FTE: 0.69 Position Type: 10 month Weekly Work Schedule: M-F 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; evenings & weekends as needed. Location: Mount Pleasant, MI Posting Ends: Open Until Filled: Yes
About the Department:
About CMU: Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, masters, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 mens and womens Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. Its part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the states largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions - Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more - are within easy reach of the citys central location in Michigans Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU Leadership Standards: Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.
We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.
Message to Applicants: Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.
You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.
Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.
Position will remain open until filled. The university reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. For best consideration, please submit application materials before Monday, September 4, 2023.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https://www.cmich.edu/offices-departments/OCRIE). If you wish to see 'EEO is the Law' posters, please click here. CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter. Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMUs Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Educations Assistant Secretary, or both. CMUs Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: email@example.com
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