Assistant Kitchen Manager

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OrganizationThe Haven
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineSeptember 28, 2021
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$15/hour
PhonePlease use email contact


We are looking for an energetic and committed assistant kitchen manager to join our team. Come join a lively, team-oriented environment where you can exercise your culinary creativity while providing a vital service to those experiencing food insecurity.

The Haven is a multi-resource day shelter in downtown Charlottesville, VA. We offer a welcoming and safe space to anyone in need, and we’re open every morning, 365 days a year. Our mission is to end homelessness in the greater Charlottesville community. Motivated by radical hospitality, we strive to be the point of entry for people seeking stable housing. We open the doors wide for any and everyone, no matter their circumstances.


Job Duties


  • Operate the kitchen at the Haven to provide a nutritious and delicious breakfast meal for 75-100 guests
  • Assist in the creation, planning, and execution of programming in the kitchen
  • Supervise and support volunteers in the making of breakfast 
  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of the kitchen at all times, maintaining standards that meet the requirements of the Virginia Department of Health 
  • Monitor kitchen appliances and notify supervisor of necessary maintenance
  • Sort and distribute donations from various suppliers and the food bank
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of procedures and protocols necessary to operating the Haven 
  • Have a close understanding of our inventory needs and notify supervisor when restocking is needed

Skills Required


  • Compassion for all people, especially those in crisis
  • Strong and responsive communication
  • Experience working with people in crisis
  • Ability to enforce boundaries
  • Ability to provide clear direction and instruction to volunteers
  • Ability to work well under time pressure
  • Ability to improvise and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Patience and understanding for volunteers and guests
  • Experience preparing large scale meals
  • Reliable, detail-oriented and organized 
  • Physical stamina — for example, carrying large boxes and standing for long periods
  • Strong support system and ability to process stress

*must have a valid driver’s license

Additional Info

10 hours a week; needed between 5:30am-10:30am Friday and 10:30am-1:00pm Mondays and Fridays; option for expanded hours


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