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Third Sector New England Temporary Culinary Arts Instructor in Boston, Massachusetts

Overview

Future Chefs (www.futurechefs.net) prepares high-school aged teens for quality employment and postsecondary opportunities in the culinary field and elsewhere and supports them in developing broad-based transferable skills necessary for career success. With a primary focus on youth development, Future Chefs provides culinary and soft skills training and authentic hands-on experience, working with food professionals in some of Boston’s high performing restaurants and food businesses. Aspiring cooks learn in an environment that promotes a growth mindset, personal responsibility and well-being. Future Chefs’ model is based on the belief that every student is unique, flourishes in settings that provide high expectations, opportunities to grow, and caring supportive relationships.

Future Chefs is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).

Responsibilities

The Temporary Culinary Arts Instructor will work collaboratively with the Future Chefs Program Team to implement curriculum for FC Prepares programming during the winter and spring of 2019- 2020. FC Prepares is a 7 week program primarily aimed at high school sophomores, which Future Chefs offers both at our own facility and also offsite at partner school locations. The position will include supervising and leading both kitchen and classroom oriented activities and tracking student progress through program-wide evaluation activities. The position will involve some recruitment with the Future Chefs Student Services team, planning and prep for once a week after school classes, and being the lead instructor for these sessions. This position could transition into permanent and/or full-time employment with Future Chefs.

*_Who You Are_ *You have done culinary work in a professional setting and are seeking to work in a youth-centric organization where you can share your passion for cooking and help teens and young adults develop they skills they need to succeed in life after high school. You are genuinely interested in young people’s progress, have a passion for food to share with them and are committed to working with low income urban youth. You are highly organized and a positive team player who is motivated by new challenges and a fast-paced work environment. You are able to model patience, professionalism, optimism and integrity for this group of young people.

Essential Job Functions

The Temporary Culinary Arts Instructor will work with Future Chefs’ Work-Based Learning Leader and the Student Services Team to:

  • Work with the Future Chefs Program staff to recruit, plan and deliver a FC_ Prepares_ course for up to 15 sophomores and juniors in winter and spring of 2019-20, as a gateway to those students enrolling in the FC_ Delivers_ program in the Fall of 2020.
  • Ensure that data related to outcomes measurement is collected and entered on schedule.
  • Plan and execute class materials and document class outcomes.
  • Maintain regular student and program evaluation including data collection, data input, and data analysis alongside program staff.
  • Provide financial documentation for program-related purchases.
Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Comfort with public speaking and group facilitation
  • Ability to inspire young people to get excited about food, and new experiences
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience and/or strong interest in working with ethnically diverse teens and young adults from low income communities
  • Experience in the food service industry
  • Capacity to think and act intentionally and strategically to develop young people and help make positive shifts in attitudes and behavior
  • Commitment to addressing issues related to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Desire to be part of a diverse learning community
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a productive team
  • Flexibility and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Respect for the dignity of all work and willingness to consider multiple points of views
  • Personal and professional integrity to be a positive role model for young people
  • Authorization for employment in the US

Special Job Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and an ability to drive the company van;
  • CORI check and driving record check required.
  • ServSafe Managers Certification obtained within 2 months of hire

TSNE MissionWorks/Future Chefs envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

*As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Future Chefs will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law. *

Job ID: 2019-1469

# of Openings: 1

Category: Workforce Development and Employment

Type: Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations

Location : Name: Future Chefs

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