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Foodnet is seeking qualified candidates for our Operations Support Assistant position.  This is a part-time position (28 hours per week).  We offer competitive compensation, paid holidays and time-off.

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Operations Support Assistant is a key member of the food services and nutrition program team.  This position is responsible for supporting Foodnet’s meal delivery operations, congregate program, and food production team.

 Primary Duties

-Provides back-up support to Outreach Drivers in terms of meal deliveries, delivery reports,  participant visits, observation of general status of meal participants, weekly vehicle maintenance reports and other related delivery tasks, as needed

-Assists the Food Service Operations Manager with fleet maintenance schedule coordination

-Provides back-up support to Congregate Site Managers with meal set-up, meal service,clean-up, and reporting, as needed

-Assists Lead Cook and Assistant Cook with meal preparation tasks, as needed

-Supports Utility and Receiving Clerk with weekly/monthly cleaning, and inventory

-Assists in next day meal preparation, packing bread, and dishing appetizers/desserts

-Provides support with sandwich meal delivery preparations

-Supports packing of weekend and holiday meals, as needed

-Attends staff meetings, and assigned professional development trainings

-Performs other duties as assigned


-High School Graduate or Equivalent, Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a human services related subject is preferred

-2 + years experience working with older adults, individuals with chronic illness or individuals living with physical, cognitive, intellectual, mental or development challenges

-Experience in food services and production is a plus

-Reliable transportation and valid NYS driver’s license required with at least three years of a good safety record.

Candidates should submit a coverletter, resume, and at least three professional references. Candidate materials are due by Thursday, October 18th.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit cover letter and resume to Art Webb, Food Service Operations Manager at

Or by mail:

Foodnet Meals on Wheels
2422 N. Triphammer Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

Foodnet is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and fully inclusive workplace that strengthens our organization and enhances our ability to adapt to change. We are a living wage employer.