Cook II (Lead) (Student Unions) (Honors Dining) (Multiple Positions)

Employer
University of Arizona
Location
Tucson, AZ

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

req5759

Department:

Student Food Service

Department Website Link:

https://union.arizona.edu/

Location:

Main Campus

Address:

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The AZ Student Union is looking for two Cook Leads to join our team. The Cook Lead will prepare, season and cook a wide variety of food for various food service units. Cooks according to recipes and requires knowledge of basic kitchen equipment. Supervises the work of others. Incumbents in this classification must be comfortable working in an adverse climate due to heat from ovens and grills. This class typically reports to Dining Services Assistant Supervisor. Must be willing to work evenings and weekends to accommodate restaurant needs. The Student Union Memorial Center is one of the largest student unions in the United States. At a size of 405,000 square feet, SUMC contains everything students need.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepares a complete selection of entrees, vegetables, starches, soups, sauces, and other menu items
  • Assigns recipes to cooks and advises cooks on proper method of preparation
  • Communicates changes or specials with Entrée Cooks on a daily basis
  • Verifies foods are ready for pick up as scheduled
  • Alerts Supervisor 2 days in advance of product needs
  • Maintains product for restaurants throughout the meal period
  • Coordinates and places produce order
  • Coordinates meat and fish order and communicates needs to warehouse Lead
  • Assists catering staff as needed for events
  • Assists in other areas as needed
  • Checks walk-ins and freezer for proper product rotation to control product waste
  • Checks for out of date products
  • Checks for necessary product and reports shortages to Supervisors
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Utilizes FoodPro for recipes and catering
  • Writes all new recipes using standard dining services recipe form so they can be added to Food Pro
  • Confers with Entrée Cooks on any changes to recipes or menus
  • Keeps recipes updated so that they reflect actual ingredients and amounts used thus ensuring that they are priced accordingly and nutritionally accurate
  • Reviews recipes and makes necessary changes to meet production requirements
  • Yield tests recipes for accuracy
  • Prevents cross contamination of food products
  • Weighs, labels and dates all food items; stores in designated areas
  • Cleans counter top, plexiglass windows, walls, shelves, drain screens and floor mats
  • Sends all utensils to be washed and when returned - checks to see that all utensils are properly stored
  • Empties sanitizer and takes out trash
  • Greets and serves customers in a friendly courteous manner
  • Provides suggestions and input to supervisor and actively solves problems wherever possible
  • Works harmoniously with coworkers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of weights and measures
  • Knowledge of food service operations including large quantity food preparation
  • Skill in operating various institutional/commercial kitchen equipment
  • Ability to wash food service utensils and equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate

Physical Requirements:

  • Frequently reaches, lifts, shakes, stirs, pours, carries and pushes
  • Often withstand large workload under high heat

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
  • Must be able to occasionally transport/move a minimum of 40 pounds.
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends to accommodate restaurantneeds.
  • Requires knowledge of basic kitchen equipment.
  • Must be comfortable working in an adverse climate due to heat from ovensand grills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience operating commercial food service equipment

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

40

Job FTE:

1.0

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

University Operations

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$13.26-$14.50

Compensation Type:

hourly rate

Grade:

1

Career Stream and Level:

OC2

Job Family:

Culinary & Food Services

Job Function:

University Operations

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:

2

Target Hire Date:

7/5/2021

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Judy Harrison
[email protected]

Open Date:

6/18/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Organization

As Arizona’s First University, founded in 1885, the University of Arizona now serves nearly 46,000 students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates. A public land grant university, we work together to expand human potential, explore new horizons, and enrich life for all.

We constantly strive to be a best-in-class place to learn, research, and work. We educate innovative, adaptive learners and problem solvers who are prepared to lead meaningful lives and improve society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Economy. Our Strategic Plan details how we intend to drive social, cultural, and economic impact, in Arizona and across the world.

As a Research I university and member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Arizona hosts two medical schools as well as the only veterinary college in Arizona. More than 16,500 faculty, staff, and graduate students produce over $687 million in research annually, ranking us among the top 20 public research universities in the nation.

Transdisciplinary research excellence – the true seamless integration across disciplinary university-community boundaries – is an undergirding philosophy deeply rooted in our history. Notably, our BIO5 Institute brings together scientists from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering to treat disease, feed humanity, and preserve livable environments.

We strive for excellence in all our 200-plus undergraduate majors and 150 graduate programs. Our faculty are renowned for ground-breaking research in astronomy and planetary sciences; climate, environment, and solar energy; cancer and biotechnology; optical sciences; electrical and computer engineering; and management information systems. Research us yourself on our interactive FactBook.

As Arizona public employees, we enjoy comprehensive benefits. Among these are a choice of retirement plans, high-quality medical insurance subsidized at 85% of cost; and dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance plans. An unusually generous qualified tuition reduction program is one of the benefits our employees, their spouses or domestic partners, and children value most.

Who We Are

Our core values proclaim who our Wildcat community is and what we stand for:

Integrity: Be honest, respectful, and just.

Compassion: Choose to care.

Exploration: Be insatiably curious.

Adaptation: Stay open-minded and eager for what’s next.

Inclusion: Harness the power of diversity.

Determination: Bear down! (Yes, there’s a story here.)

Where We Are

Our Main and Health Sciences campuses are located near downtown Tucson. In addition, we operate a College of Applied Science & Technology in southeastern Arizona, a Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, a Veterinary College north of Tucson, and extension offices in every Arizona county. Despite a metro population of 1 million people, Tucson retains the feel of a small town where everyone knows one another. Ringed by mountains, blessed with abundant sunshine, and recognized as a bicycle-friendly city, Tucson is ideal for outdoor exploration. The second largest city in Arizona also offers cultural, artistic, and social amenities to feed your insatiable curiosity. Emblematic of the desert Southwest, the Sonoran Desert is a region steeped in Native American and Latina/o culture.

Diversity Profile

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

The University of Arizona sits on the homeland of the Tohono O’odham, the Desert People. In 1775, the Spanish Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón displaced the Native people from the floodplain of the Santa Cruz River. With Mexican Independence in 1821, Tucson became part of the Mexican state of Sonora, and might still be so but for the 1853 Gadsden Purchase.

The University of Arizona takes advantage of our unique location and history through initiatives from cross-border collaborative research in arid lands and water management to workshops for women entrepreneurs in Sonora.

The Native Peoples Technical Assistance Office serves as a liaison between Native nations and the research arm of the university, focused on building capacity and research support for tribal community development.

The university of Arizona is proud to be a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution and one of 9 US institutions to receive the inaugural Seal of Excelencia for demonstrating positive Latina/o student outcomes. We rank No. 1 for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to Native American students, and No. 9 for the number awarded to Latina/o students.

Student success, particularly educational equity for historically underserved groups, is an institutional priority. We have more than 10,000 First Cats (first-generation college students). The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center is nationally recognized for its innovative and successful academic support programs for students with learning and attention challenges.

The University of Arizona has many student cultural clubs and organizations. View the list on the Equity, Inclusion, and Title IX website.

These are some of our cutting-edge centers and programs:

Arizona Hispanic Center of Excellence (AZ-HCOE) works to increase the number of Latina/o physicians, enhance health research serving Latinas/os, and improve the cultural competency of health care services in Latina/o communities.

Binational Migration Institute (BMI) is an association of US and Mexican scholars researching the consequences of immigration enforcement policies on Latina/o communities.

Institute for LGBT Studies develops curriculum, promotes research, and presents public programming addressing the histories, politics, and cultures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture (ISRC) serves as a research and outreach center focused on the role of religion in international politics.

Native American Research and Training Center (NARTC) conducts health-related research and training projects to help improve quality of life for Native Americans.

Native Nations Institute (NNI) conducts policy analysis and research dedicated to building capable Native nations.

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