KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools, NEW YORK
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

About KIPP

Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students.


KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools (KIPP Albany) is a network of high-performing public schools that has been committed to creating joyful, academically excellent schools in Albany since 2005.  KIPP Albany is affiliated with KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) Public Schools, a national network of over 10,000 educators serving 160,000 students and alumni. For the 2021-2022 school year, KIPP Albany schools will serve over 1,600 students in grades K-8 and will employ more than 225 staff.  We are committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all of our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students, together.

Further regional growth is on the horizon with the Troy Prep K-12 schools planning to join the KIPP Albany network (new name TBD) at the start of the 2022-23 school year. Serving over 2,500 students in grades K-12 at seven schools across the Capital Region will allow increased curriculum offerings for students, professional development for staff, and enhanced family and community partnerships. 

About KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools

KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools ( is the family of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) programming in Albany, NY designed to teach students the academic and character skills necessary for success in high school and college, to be self-sufficient in the competitive world beyond, and to build a better tomorrow for themselves and us all.  For the 2021-2022 school year, KIPP Albany schools will serve over 1,600 students in grades K-8 and will employ more than 225 staff.  KIPP Albany is committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts. As an employee of KIPP Albany, you are expected to advance the aforementioned commitment in your role and through your daily interactions with students, families, and staff. Any discriminatory behavior, including the abuse of authority, behavior perpetuating inequities (i.e. harassment or discrimination of non-dominant groups and identities), is both illegal and counter to KIPP Albany’s commitment to anti-racism, equity, and racial justice and will be taken seriously and may result in termination.


Job Description

  • Prepares all menu items for breakfast and lunch with staff based on  prior production as needed
  • Uses standardized recipes to ensure proper preparation, nutritional values and portion sizes.
  • Takes hot and cold temperatures of all foods at each serving period and logs in production record
  • Manages food prep so that there is enough food and little waste
  • Responsible for breakfast and lunch tick sheets (if directed by manager)
  • Completes production records daily
  • Serves students on the line during service times, or remains in kitchen to cook, as manager directs.
  • Maintains a clean working environment at all times
  • Follows Serv-Safe procedures at all times
  • Prepares orders as requested by Food Service Director/ Food Service Manager
  • Assists in stock rotation and putting orders away
  • Ensures that inventory sheets on freezer are filled out correctly and are updated daily
  • Responsible for maintaining organization, including proper storage, labeling and dating in freezers, coolers and dry storage.
  • Assists with utility, including dishes, cleaning work areas, sweeping and mopping floors
  • Insures that food for next day’s menu is taken out of freezer as needed and ready to prepare.
  • Assists Food Service Manager with training of other employees at school location as directed
  • Manages other employees so that everyone is clocked out at the end of the shift as soon as all work is completed, within scheduled hours
  • Any other duties as requested by the Food Service Director/ FS Manager
  • Must be available to work occasional catered school functions as needed


The following skills are required:

  • Cooking experience along with menu and food preparation in a cafeteria setting 
  • Basic math skills are required.
  • Energetic, dependable person with a positive attitude who is willing to learn and works well with others.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds of kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Inventory control knowledge.
  • Knowledge of healthy food options and ideas for young children.
  • Nutrition, basic food preparation, and food sanitation knowledge.
  • Must be able to pass the SED fingerprint background check


Additional Information

This position is immediately available. Part time hours are 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday - Friday.

KIPP Albany is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP Albany is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.

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