Food Program Assistant - Harlem, NY

Boys Club of NY
 New York, NY

Position: Food Program Assistant

Location: 321 E111th Street New York, NY 10029

Average Schedule: 20 hours per week

Salary Range: $18.00

FLSA Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

About Us

Founded in 1876, The Boys’ Club of New York (BCNY) is a youth development organization with the mission to empower boys and young men, ages 7 to 21, by providing effective programs and a supportive community. BCNY provides evidence-based programs to address the evolving social, emotional, health, creative, educational, and vocational needs of our members in meaningful, lasting ways. BCNY develops programs to cultivate positive qualities in members and strives to continually deepen and broaden our impact.

Job Summary

We are a COVID-19 proactive organization who makes every effort to create and maintain an environment that is safe for our members and staff. The Food Program Assistant will be under the supervision of the Food Program Coordinator, the Assistant Food Program Assistant is responsible for ensuring that BCNY Food Service Department meets its goal of providing nutritious, quality meals for children and other members of the BCNY community. The Food Program Assistant must be able effectively lead department when Food Program Coordinator is absent.

Job Requirements

Frontline employees are not required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, however, BCNY strongly encourages all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and obtain a booster shot.


  • Assist the Food Program Coordinator in setting up for meal service.
  • Assist in the opening and closure of the food program.
  • Assist in cooking the food at the correct temperature for meal service.
  • Set up the dining room tables and chairs by 15 minutes prior to service.
  • Ensure proper, consistent, and effective meal distribution and clean up procedures
  • Follow safety guidelines in the kitchen and dining area at all times.
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and putting away all tables and chairs at the conclusion of meal service
  • Maintain compliance with all food handling procedures, including those of the
  • Department of Health as well as those of BCNY.
  • Communicating with Food Program Coordinator on what foods needs to get discarded.
  • Clean refrigerators, warmers, ovens and kitchen after meal service.
  • Properly store and date all food products in their designated areas.
  • Adhere to departmental dress code.
  • Remove all garbage from dining room.
  • Mop and Sweep the dining room.
  • In addition to the above, the Food Program Assistant will perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein as assigned by Food Program Coordinator.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Teamwork Balance team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; contributes a positive team spirit.

Customer ServiceManage difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent required. 3-5 years of work experience, preferably with youth and/or in food service capacity. Food Handlers Certificate strongly preferred. DOH and DOE fingerprinted desirable. First Aid and CPR Certification desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Clerical Management; Customer Service; Confidently; Attention to Detail; Planning and Organization; Information Ordering; Critical Thinking; Time Management; Computers and Electronics Usage; Relationship Management; Oral and Written Comprehension & Expression.

What We Offer

  • PTO: Sick time only

The Boys’ Club of New York is an equal opportunity employer

and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by law. If you have a disability or other protected need requiring an accommodation, please contact Human Resources.