About the OFJCC:
The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life is one of the most exciting and innovative non-profit organizations in Silicon Valley. Collaborating with tech companies, national organizations and local non-profits, the OFJCC is reinventing what it means to enrich lives, build community and inspire Jewish journeys. Our vision is to be the architects of the Jewish future, and we are executing our mission by creating meaningful, inclusive and joyful experiences for everyone in the South Peninsula (and beyond) through educational, social, cultural, spiritual, fitness, and other wellness programs. Our diverse and passionate staff works hand-in-hand with hundreds of committed volunteers to make our modern 8.5-acre campus a truly special place for the 25,000+ visitors every week. For more information, call 650.223.8600.
Overview of the Role:
The Café Team Member is an engaging and courteous person who is passionate about food and serving customers. This individual will provide excellent customer service to Café guests while assisting with barista duties and maintaining a clean and well-stocked work space and dining area. This position is part-time, 19 hours per week, primarily Monday – Friday with occasional evenings or weekends.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Greet customers with professionalism and courtesy and provide excellent customer service by informing guests of menu specials and/or changes, and make recommendations as needed
Become familiar with regular customers using their names to greet them
Practice safe food handling procedures at all times and adhere to all food safety regulations
Prepare beverages for customers including specialized coffees
Operate a POS system and receive payments from customers in cash or credit card
Respond to inquiries regarding food ingredients (and potential food allergies) and preparation methods
Assist with catering and cross train in other food service production positions as needed
Ensure cleanliness of the café at all times during shift
Assist with restocking food and beverage and disposables
Compile and maintain inventory items on a daily basis
Ensure that all established policies and procedures of the OFJCC and Culinary Department are followed and that you are in communication with management as questions or issues arise
Perform other duties as assigned
High School Diploma or GED
2 years’ experience in customer service field or equivalent
Food prep experience desired
Experience in monetary transactions, coffee barista experience is a plus
Demonstrated ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including presentation and demeanor
Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to handle high stress situations and large volume of customers while maintaining positive customer service
Has integrity and takes initiative
Experience closing out a cash register helpful
Ability and desire to work independently and as a team member with the community and other employees
Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment
The Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life is a welcoming, innovative, multi-generational destination where individuals and families live, learn, play and connect. The 8.5 acre site is anchored by the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center and Moldaw Family Residences. Since opening in September 2009, the campus has created an exciting hub for the region's growing Jewish community and contributed to the revitalization of the South Palo Alto area.
The campus has won many construction and design awards and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certified for its many environmentally progressive features. The Taube Koret Campus is a collaborative initiative founded in 2001 by the Albert L. Schultz Jewish Community Center (now the Oshman Family JCC) in Palo Alto, the Jewish Home in San Francisco, the Jewish Community Federation and local community leaders. The campus is also home to regional offices for the Jewish Community Federation and other Jewish communal agencies. Other campus facilities include Nourish, A Newish Jewish café.
A Campus Rich in Meaning
The design of the Taube Koret Campus reflects our deep, historic roots with references to Israel's architecture, the 12 tribes of Israel and Israeli regional flora. Visual reference to Judaic culture and history permeate the campus, creating a richly evocative and inspiring "urban village."
The colors and landscaping throughout the campus are based on native plants, trees and textures of Israel. The buildings are infused with the colors of the seven plants of Israel: wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and honey dates. In designing this home for the Oshman Family JCC and Moldaw Family Residences, Steinberg Architects intertwined many symbolic, historical and contemporary elements.
Sit under towering palms in the Jessica Lynn Saal Town Square. Stroll among olive trees on the Saal Family Midrahov. Discover birch, pomegranate, fig and acacia trees dotting the landscaped grounds. Our little ones play and plant in OFJCC Preschool's lush planting areas, which correspond to Israel's geographical diversity.
An elegant sculptural element outside the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall is representative of the twelve biblical tribes and creates a discreet separation between the Marcia and John Goldman Cultural Courtyard and the general walkways. Inside the hall, the Koshland Theatre becomes our communal "tent"—a central area for celebrations and events. Other design elements throughout the hall result in a gorgeous, welcoming gathering place.
This spirit is what makes the Taube Koret Campus an exceptional addition to the neighborhood. Step onto the campus and be inspired by its rich design evoking golden Jerusalem stone, intriguing promenades and courtyards.