Food Service Assistant

Detroit, MI

School is Reopening!

Have you heard the news? Our school is reopening for 4th quarter and we’re recruiting for a Food Service Assistant to assist with the Food Service Department with delivering nutritionist meals to the scholars throughout the District.  


The Food Service Assistant serves as a primary source of administrative support for the Food Service Department.     

Our mission is to prepare students for success in life. If you are dedicated to a pursuit of excellence both in yourself and our students; if you are self-motivated; if you are an innovator and if you want to play a key role in changing young lives -- we are looking for U.  

Role Responsibilities

  • Provides coverage for absent lunch aides 

  • Verifies lunch aide time sheets  

  • Train and onboard new hires   

  • Processes onboard lunch applications 

  • Evaluate lunch aide’s performance

  • Provides assistance to parents with questions regarding lunch eligibility, and account reconciliation and other lunch issues.

  • Process help desk tickets.

  • Process supply requests for lunch aides.

  • Meal Magic password resets  

  • Perform additional tasks as requested.


  • Education

    • High School diploma or equivalent 

  • Experience

    • Previous experience in food service

    • Customer Service experience

    • Experience working with children

    • 3 years experience in food service at a school/cafeteria

  • Skills

    • Ability to distill essential findings from analysis, determine root causes, and suggest ways to improve current practices

    • Strong communication skills, verbal and written

    • Basic math skills

    • Microsoft Word, Excel, Meal Magic

    • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

    • Able to bend, stoop and stand for extended periods.

  • Demonstrates U Prep’s Core Values

    • We work well by ourselves and teams

    • We care about people 

    • Our actions have a purpose

    • We think big and do

    • Learning is exciting


  • Medical coverage

  • 401(k) - up to 6% matching 

  • Eight sick and four personal days 

  • Year round staff earn vacation days

  • Career development

Detroit 9090 is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of any kind. All employment decisions with Detroit 9090 are based on district needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.