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Food Service Assistant

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: University Staff

Working Title: Food Service Assistant
Official Title: Food Service Assistant
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1
Compensation: 16.50
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Terms of Employment: Fixed Term - Terminal
Position Summary: The position provides support and assistance to the Food Program Coordinator and is necessary for the monitoring and support of the food program. Position is responsible for the implementation of CACFP Guidance Memorandum requirements, monitoring and oversight of food production for each UW Oshkosh Head Start center, and for monitoring and communication regarding nutrition individualization based on child needs. Assist the Food Program Coordinator with oversight and monitoring of food service staff. Provide support, resources, and training to staff in the areas of child nutrition. Participate in program activities, parent meetings, and training events for the geographical area. Provide guidance to centers to maintain proper nutrition with attention to safety and health prevention measures. Network and collaborate with the leadership team and professionals in the community.

A.  Assist Food Program Coordinator with oversight and monitoring of food service staff including support, resources and training of staff in the areas of nutrition.

B. Provide ongoing monitoring of food program implementation in order to ensure compliance with CACFP and State regulations.

C.  Provide support to Early Childhood Coordinators regarding daily operation of kitchen and center.

  • High school diploma or equivalency

  • Completion of or ability to complete an Early Childhood Nutrition course within first year 

  • Current ServSafe Certification or equivalent; or ability to obtain prior to start date  

  • Successful completion of criminal background check

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Google Drive

  • Valid State of Wisconsin driver’s license

  • Experience working in licensed child care and/or Head Start with working knowledge of Wisconsin Child Care licensing regulations and/or experience in implementation of Performance Standards and regulations.

  • Experience in mentoring, coaching and/or training of staff

  • Experience in monitoring for completion of policies and procedures

  • Skills and knowledge to access appropriate community resources

To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: 

Cover Letter, Current Resume, Copy of unofficial transcripts or diploma, copy of Serv Safe Manager Certification (or equivalent) and contact information for three professional references (email address and phone number).

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by June 3rd 2020 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or