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Associate Shelter Food Service Coordinator

Broadway Community gathers around an open table, believing that the feast of justice, dignity, health and wholeness is for all people. We work together to see that everyone is included, breaking down the barriers of poverty, inequity, and privilege. From this feast we serve one another, transforming society until all are fed.

Weekend Shelter Food Service Coordinator – Broadway Community, Inc. 

Location: New York City, NY 

Type: Part-time (15 hours/week)

Salary: $17.50/hour

Schedule: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Organization: Broadway Community, Inc.

Job Description: Broadway Community, Inc., located in New York City, NY, seeks applicants for its position of Associate Shelter Food Service Coordinator. Under the general supervision of the Chef and Food Service Director, the Associate Shelter Food Service Coordinator is responsible for the preparation of food for the 15 Guests of Broadway Community’s overnight shelter. In addition to preparing food for the Guests of the Shelter, the Associate Shelter Food Service Coordinator is also responsible for washing dishes, kitchen maintenance, and managing inventory.

The Associate Shelter Food Service Coordinator is currently a part-time (15 hours/week) position reporting to the Chef and Food Service Director.

Organization History: The Community Lunch Program was established in 1982 as a combined effort of  volunteers from Broadway Presbyterian Church, Union Theological Seminary,  Columbia University, and other neighboring organizations. Meals were prepared and  provided to the hungry three times a week. In 1992, the organization formally incorporated as Broadway Community and expanded its reach to include a drug abuse recovery program, women’s shelter, arts education and additional support programs while continuing to serve lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Today, Broadway Community continues to offer diverse programs including The Four Star Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Shelter, Shower Program, and an on-site medical clinic (in partnership with the Institute of  Family Health.) Our guests receive more than meals, shelter, and services: Broadway  Community strives to create an environment of support approachability, friendliness, dignity, and welcome for all.


  • Responsible for preparing food for the 15 Guests of the Broadway Community Shelter.

  • At the direction of the Chef and Food Service Director, help prepare meals that will be served later in the week.

  • Ensure that all pots, pans, utensils, and kitchen appliances are clean and in the proper location.

  • Ensure that all food storage areas are properly stocked.

  • Inform the Chef and Food Service Director of any inventory needs.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chef and Food Service Director.



  • Must have a minimum of 2 years experience in the Food Service industry.

  • Must possess an active food protection certificate.

  • Must have knowledge of food safety procedures, including safe temperatures at which ingredients must be kept and food must be prepared to avoid foodborne illness.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Any combination of education, experience, and measurable performance which demonstrates the capability to perform the duties of this position.

Working Conditions: 

  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people. 

  • Experience with and understanding of street culture is preferred. 

  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed. 

  • Required evening, weekend, and holiday shifts. 

  • Must be able to fulfill moderate to strenuous activity level and access the entire facility  – including maneuvering safely up and down flights of stairs multiple times a shift.  

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 35 pounds

*This job description is not all-inclusive. In addition, Broadway Community, Inc, reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. Broadway Community, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

**Support personnel may be shared between Broadway Community, Inc. and Broadway Presbyterian Church. Each entity is solely  responsible for payment of hours worked on its behalf.

*** Broadway Community, Inc. requires all of its employees and volunteers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.