As a Food Service Aide, you will be responsible for organizing, executing, and maintaining food service systems for our students at Zeta Charter Schools. The Food Service Aide will have a strong work ethic, be extremely organized, and be able to juggle multiple responsibilities at once. You will work with a team of mission-driven, high-achieving, passionate colleagues to help Zeta succeed in its mission to build and sustain high-performing schools that forge thriving communities of lifelong learners, problem solvers, and innovators.


  • Organize safe storage of food and maintain a sanitary kitchen 

  • Receive all food deliveries for  breakfast, lunch, and snack

  • Ensure that food service equipment and cafeteria spaces are kept stocked and clean

  • Foster a positive relationship with all vendors and stakeholders

  • Prepare food provided by school vendor, ensuring all safety and preparation guidelines are followed and food is ready for scheduled meal times

  • Coordinate service of breakfast, lunch, and snacks to all students daily

  • Inventory meal service supplies daily

  • Report and help reconcile any issues with vendor orders

  • Assist with meal accountability; this will include ensuring food menu items are ordered in a timely fashion and detailed meal consumption records are kept

  • Assist with tracking, documentation, and reporting for Zeta’s National School Lunch Program

  • Assist with regular health inspections

  • Support with other school operations tasks as needed


  • The job will require obtaining appropriate food safety and handling certification.  Zeta will support the Food Service Aide in obtaining proper certification if not already possessed by the candidate.

  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Zeta Charter Schools

  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and ability to multitask

  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills are essential

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Able to comfortably lift and move 20 lbs.

  • Someone with an unyielding dedication to cleanliness and hygiene

  • High school diploma or higher

About Benefits and Compensation

  • Zeta Schools is seeking candidates who can start in August 2019 with hours from 7am to 2pm, Monday through Friday. This is a part-time role on a 10-month cycle through end of June 2020. All candidates will need to complete and successfully receive a food handling certificate.  Hourly compensation is $15/hour. 

Work authorization required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.). Zeta Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

About Zeta

Zeta Charter Schools is a next-generation charter school network in NYC that launched two public charter schools in the South Bronx and Inwood communities, with plans to grow to 25 schools serving Pre-K-12th grades. As we expand to K-2 for the 2019-2020 school year, Zeta Charter Schools is focused on a people-first culture that maintains high expectations to enable team members to grow personally and professionally. Zeta’s mission is to build and maintain high-performing schools that forge thriving communities of lifelong learners, innovators, and problem solvers.

What makes Zeta unique?

In addition to cultivating a high-performance culture that fosters extraordinary outcomes, Zeta Charter Schools has a focus on innovation learning as well as mindfulness and wellness to drive our rigorous hands-on academics. With the implementation and adaptation of social-emotional programming, we promote an environment of mindfulness that serves as a strong foundation for a respectful school community. Additionally, the Zeta school design combines the best of an academically rigorous education, focused on critical thinking and problem solving, with cutting-edge technology and tools. 

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