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Community Kitchen Staff

Chinatown YMCA
Part time
Competency level: 
Salary range: 
$18.00 to $20.00 per hour
Start date: 
Aug 01, 2022

Careers with a Cause

Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Under the direction of the Community Kitchen Coordinator, this new position will serve as the center of our new Community Kitchen program. The new program will provide our neighborhood with a space to cook and share a meal together again, something which provides great comfort and joy to the community. This position will help us directly address food insecurity in Chinatown by supporting our weekly SRO dinner program serving 60 families a week. This position will collaborate with other kitchen staff on designing menu, meal planning, food preparation, and meal distribution.

Salary range: $18.00 to $20.00 per hour

Minimum Qualifications      

  • 18 years or older
  • Flexible availability; 4-8 hours/week; late afternoons and evenings; weekdays and Saturdays
  • Experienced in food preparation
  • Chinese language skills (Cantonese or Mandarin)
  • Must have skills in leadership development, planning, time management, communication, and staff supervision
  • Must have experience working with youth
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, reliable, detail oriented, and highly organized
  • California Food Handler certification (may complete upon hire)
  • Current YMCA approved CPR and First Aid certification (may complete upon hire)
  • Fingerprint background check clearance
  • TB Test clearance







All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees