Pennsylvania, United States
24 Oct 2018
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24 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Residential & Hospitality Services (RHS) provides essential 24/7 services for the University of Pennsylvania, comprising student housing, residential and campus dining services, conference and event services, University Club operations, and services for those seeking off campus housing. RHS responsibilities include administering housing-related services to 11 College Houses and Sansom Place (graduate and undergraduate housing) across campus, working with other partners to provide students and guests with services that support living and learning in the University residences; and overseeing numerous food operations and dining services to ensure delivery of consistent, high-quality food to a diverse on-campus clientele through a wide variety of venues.

The Barista is responsible for the provision of food and beverage service to Penn’s Dining customers. Baristas are expected to serve as ambassadors to both Dining and the University in general. They must represent both in a friendly, professional, courteous, and efficient manner and set a positive tone for all customer interactions. The Barista is required to follow all customer service, cash handling, safety, sanitation and quality assurance policies and procedures. They communicate with customers about the foods being served, including the names, main ingredients and basic preparation techniques used to produce each food. Baristas must be knowledgeable about unit information and policies. Baristas must enforce the meal contract and entrance policies fairly and without prejudice and should endeavor to promptly mitigate any questions, problems, or potential conflicts with customers due to misunderstandings, under the guidance of unit leaders and management. This position prepares, displays, decorates, garnishes, serves, re-stocks and stores ingredients and food items in a safe and sanitary manner, whether hot or cold. The Barista promptly and constantly cleans and sanitizes all work, preparation and customer service areas, and work tools & utensils, utilizing proper safety equipment and chemicals and all associated sanitation and HACCP guidelines. The Barista also controls proper portion sizes for all foods served through the use of proper utensils and serving and slicing techniques. Communicates effectively with kitchen, management and other employees concerning customer flow, food supplies and other service needs. Responsible for the storage, labeling, dating and prompt return of all food and supplies before, during and after service periods. Will also assist in various additional ways with the clean-up, sanitation, breakdown and set-up of other areas as directed by supervisors and management. Ongoing training is mandatory and must be attended when offered. Will be required to pass a minimum of seven days of training by the concept trainer.

Position is for 9 months per year.

A High School Diploma or GED is preferred and 1 to 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recent experience in food service preferred. Demonstrated customer service skills. Ability to communicate and implement management direction. Ability to lift 10 – 25lbs. Willingness to work flexible hours, 7 day per week operation. Ability to follow & memorize many recipes, & ability to use coffee & other machines, to use cash register & make all transaction on the register, credit card machines & gift card machines. Capacity to follow all cash handling policies and procedures once trained.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.