Conference Center Assistant Building Operations

Part-time / Varied hours - Candidate must be flexible

About the Conference Center Assistant Building Operations position:

Under the general supervision of the Conference Center Supervisor, the Conference Center Assistant handles varying aspects of food presentation, set-up/clean-up of meetings, and room transitions for Federation meeting/events primarily Monday through Thursday in late afternoons and evenings based on weekly schedule. This position requires competent customer service, organization and data entry skills. This is an ideal opportunity for someone seeking a flexible evening schedule, working at most 10 hours per week (hours will vary weekly and are not guaranteed).

Essential Functions:

Outreach & Engagement:

  1. Performs food and drink preparation duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
  2. Works to ensure timely presentation of all scheduled food services.
  3. Works to maintain kitchen standards for all food handling, preparation and serving processes.
  4. Sets up for meetings with placemats, paper products, drinks and pre-prepared food.
  5. At conclusion of event, breaks down food service and removes paper products from tables or counters. Returns items to pantry and/or disposes as appropriate.
  6. Communicates with supervisor regarding additional meeting requests and supply replenishment needs.
  7. Remains in conference center area in case of additional need by meeting hosts.
  8. Assists with basic audio-visual technology and troubleshooting needs.
  9. Enters data in Microsoft Office applications and scheduling software.
  10. Moves furniture or equipment for meeting room layouts as needed.
  11. Interacts professionally on a regular basis with staff, donors, and the general public.
  12. Maintains personal health and sanitation standards.
  13. Assumes additional responsibilities and performs special projects as needed or directed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics

  1. Ability to be trained on pantry equipment, conference center audio visual technology, and their proper use.
  2. Computer experience with Microsoft Office applications and scheduling software.
  3. Ability to organize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines.
  4. Ability to work in a team environment with kitchen staff, Conference Center Supervisor and Director of Maintenance.
  5. High attention to detail, follow-up, self-motivated, proactive and solution focused.
  6. Ability to follow kitchen and food handling guidelines.
  7. Ability to work independently after proper training.
  8. Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with colleagues, staff, donors and general public in a personable and professional manner.
  9. Ability to express self effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  10. Maintain a high level of energy and a consistent positive attitude.
About the Federation:

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is a 110-year-old community cornerstone that aspires to leave no community member behind. Rooted in traditional Jewish values of justice (tzedek), repairing the world (tikkun olam), acts of loving kindness (gemilut hesed), and Jewish peoplehood (klal yisrael), we commit our values into action every day. By honoring and respecting those who have come before us, and paving the way for those who will come after, we exist to build a better world and care for those who share it. Together we make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in the Cleveland area and worldwide.

If you are qualified and interested in this exceptional opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter, in a pdf format, to .

Our Benefits

  • Affordable medical and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick days
  • 403(b) plan
  • Life insurance
  • Long term disability
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)