New Americans Initiative Food Handler Trainer

Employment Type
Job Category
Health & Wellness

Salary: $35.00 - $40.00 P/H


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

​The YMCA of Greater New York is seeking a New Americans Initiative Trainer who is responsible for supporting and training participants, leading to a ServeSafe Food Handler Certification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Instruct participants in food handling leading to a ServeSafe Food Handler Certification.
  • Partner with primary ESOL Instructor to insure contextualized ESOL curricula is appropriate and relevant to the restaurant industry.
  • Plan and implement curricula, assessment, testing and activities that lead a minimum of 20 participants, every 10 weeks, to a ServeSafe Food Handler Certification.
  • Secure and maintain all materials necessary for instructing and proctoring ServeSafe Food Handler Certification lessons and exams.
  • Model the best practices of hospitality and positive culture.
  • Work enthusiastically as part of a team.
  • Actively participate in professional development and designated meetings as appropriate and requested.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • ServSafe Manager Instructor/Proctor Certification Required.
  • Food Handler Certification Required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in teaching/instructing adult students.
  • Must have knowledge of state and city food handling regulations.
  • Have taught or trained for at least one year.
  • Are in a training role at a trade school or state restaurant association.
  • Have worked in a food service operations environment for a minimum of one year.
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team and be able to establish positive relationships with participants, team members and partners.
  • Bilingual (Mandarin/Cantonese/English) required.
  • Must be able to work one morning and one evening per week from 9am - 12pm and 6pm - 9pm in Flushing, Queens.  

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a committed to serving all members of our community.  As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve.  Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. 

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 

** New Requirement**

All potential YMCA of Greater New York employees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. To be considered for this position, please attach your proof of COVID-19 vaccination, along with your resume.  

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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