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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on February 5, 2020
Req #: 173910
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/06/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2898 - $3331/month + benefits 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce multiple openings for a Food Service Worker 2 (Barista Lead) for Starbucks© locations across the University Campus.

Starbucks©- A Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts and light bites. Located in three locations on Campus, Suzzallo Library, Husky Den and the Starbucks Mobile Truck. Each location serves over 1200 guests per day, including students, faculty, staff and university visitors.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all. We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities:

Customer Service Orientation
• Delivers Starbucks’ branded customer service by consistently evaluating the environment for cues
• Delivers prompt service and quality beverages and products
• Engages and educates customers about coffee-related topics

• Lead employees in food preparation, serving and/or dishwashing
• At the beginning of the shift, assign Food Service Workers 1 and student staff to meet service needs for the shift
• Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others 
• Contributes to a positive team environment through cooperation and collaboration with coworkers
• Builds effective working relationships to accomplish store tasks and goals
• Maintains a clean and organized workspace so staff can locate resources and product as needed
• Maintains a calm demeanor during periods of high volume or unusual events to set a positive example for the team

Coffee, Espresso & Specialty Beverage Preparation
• Prepares and serves quality beverages, whole bean and food products consistently for all customers
• Monitors the preparation of beverages to insure that Starbucks standards for quality, portioning and consistency are followed, making corrections as needed
• Troubleshoots equipment issues with espresso machine, grinder, and other related equipment
• Performs bar duties and bar back when needed

Cashier/Point of Sale Operation
• Follows operational policies and procedures for cash handling and safety and security
• Operates point of sale systems, keying in sales, taking payments and making change
• Processes loyalty card transaction, including redemption of rewards

Bar Back
• Gathers customer pastry and food orders and package according to Starbucks specifications
• Prepares hot foods to customer order and packages according to Starbucks specifications
• Monitors the supply of foods ready for display/heating according to Starbucks specifications

Stocking, Storage and Receiving
• Completes order/inventory sheets to ensure adequate supply of items necessary for operation
• Stocks food and beverage display areas according to current Starbucks specifications
• Receives ordered materials, check purchase receipts and invoices; returns damaged goods
• Stores merchandise received and rotates stock in refrigerators, freezers or storage rooms according to food handling guidelines and current Starbucks requirements
• Monitors and handles prepared foods according to Starbucks instructions and for compliance with Washington State health code regulations, including taking and recording food temperatures before the food leaves the production area
• Maintains compliance with state and institution policies regarding receipt, issuance and inventory of supplies, materials and equipment

Cleanliness and Safety
• Follows Starbucks guidelines for maintenance of cleanliness and sanitation standards
• Closes down and participates in the cleaning of the store and setting up the facility for the next shift
• Inspects food service equipment to determine proper care, use and operation; reports malfunctions
• Reports operational and safety problems to store leadership promptly

• Take inventory counts using tally sheets from CBORD FSS system
• Use recipes and production sheets from CBORD FSS to execute food preparation

Additional Duties
• Maintains regular and consistent attendance and punctuality
• Performs related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment AND one year of experience in quantity or institutional food preparation and serving or equivalent education/experience.

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate leadership, customer service and espresso experience in fast-paced environments, and who demonstrate a strong focus on teamwork and providing consistently high-quality products and service.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.

• Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.
• Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.
• Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.

Condition of Employment:
• A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes.

This position will work variable hours based on business needs.

The salary range is $2898-$3331/month + benefits.

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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or