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Kentucky Avenue School

Part-Time Lunch Program Manager

Job Description


Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a Part-Time Lunch Program Manager for the 2021-2022   school year. The Kentucky Cafe provides wholesome, healthy lunches cooked on-site for our students each day. The Cafe manager cooks, organize, volunteers, plans menus, and more as detailed below. For more information on this position, or to apply, send a resume and cover letter to: ellen@kentuckyavenueschool.org  


Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances are required for this position.



* Food Safety Manager Certification

* Cooking experience (particularly for groups of 35-60)

* Ability to recruit and work well with volunteers of varying experience levels

* Ability to plan healthy, nutritionally balanced meals that appeal to children, including vegetarian/vegan and dairy, soy, and gluten-free options when necessary, with a focus on fresh fruits and vegetable

* Experience with interacting successfully with children from early childhood to adolescent level

* Be able and comfortable with handling dietary restrictions and avoiding food allergy incidents. 

* Must be able to physically stand in the kitchen for multiple hours and lift at leave 30 pounds of goods


Main Duties:

* Lead cook (generally at least twice per week, depending on volunteer staffing)

* Compile, Create & distribute monthly menus

* Update Café Google calendar (displays online at school’s website)

* Create/Update Sign Up Genius for volunteers

* Manage, recruit and train volunteers

* Compile lunch orders, notify lead cooks of lunch numbers, and post in Café

* Keep pantry and kitchen well-organized and stocked with essentials and staples

* Fill in as needed when there is a lack of volunteers/a volunteer is unable to make their shift

* Purchase supplies and equipment for the kitchen on an as-needed basis where budget permits

* Represent the lunch program & provide meal samples at school open houses 

* Represent the lunch program & provide materials and support for the August back-to-school picnic

* Cook and serve brunch at the annual New Family Brunch even


Maintain records including: 

  • Allergy information for students with food allergies
  • Lunches purchased each month
  • Payments for lunches purchased



* Compile lunch program information sheet for school folders and submit to Sherry/Aimee

* Compile lunch program information folder to go out with September menu on the first day of school

* Clean up kitchen and pantry before the beginning of the school year

* Set up Café bulletin board 

* Participate in or create school-related nutrition/class or community event (Past events include: Kindergarten lunch, Stone Soup Day, Food Revolution Day)



* Launder all towels, table rags, etc

* Compile and print out lunch call lists for K-8

* Compile and print out volunteer list  for lunchroom board



* Call for all menus for a month from volunteers

* Create menu document & cover sheet (at least one week before new month starts)

* Print 2 copies of menu &1 copy of cover sheet--stuff in school envelopes (at least one week before new month starts)

* Distribute month menus to all teachers and staff

* Email parents to notify that menus have gone home/send reminders for menus to be turned in or outstanding payments to be sent in

* Input lunch orders in a database

* Post menus on Café bulletin board



Kentucky Avenue School

Kentucky Avenue School

Substitute Teacher

Job Description


Kentucky Avenue School, a K-8 independent school in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh, announces a search for a K-5 part-time substitute teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Kentucky Avenue seeks to hire a creative, innovative and experienced educator with a commitment to experiential learning. KAS values the integration of social and emotional learning with academics, and is dedicated to providing highly differentiated curriculum in a warm, inclusive school climate. Additionally, Kentucky Avenue School embraces Maker-Centered Learning and the Responsive Classroom approach.


Responsibilities will include:  

• Teaching all subjects to a group of children 

• Working as a part of a team; extra duties include recess, lunch and carpool duties

• Being an integral part of a caring community of learners


A successful candidate will have:

• A depth of knowledge and understanding of young children

• A passion for working with young children

• A knowledge of guided reading and  teaching Singapore Math

• Sensitivity to diverse communities of learners and an appreciation of developmental 

differences in an elementary school setting

• A knowledge of 21st Century Skills and how they relate to classroom teaching 


A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree in elementary education is a real plus.  Ideal candidates will have some elementary school teaching experience, an understanding of differentiated instruction, a flexible and team-oriented approach, excellent written and oral communication skills, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, superior interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor.  


Lunch is included on Mondays and Wednesdays when school is in session.  


Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of recommendation to:

Ellen McConnell Sanderson, Head of School

Kentucky Avenue School