UnityPoint Health

Methodist College Federal Work Study - Cafe & Store Worker

Requisition ID
College and Academics
7600 N Academic Dr
40 UnityPoint Health Methodist College
Methodist College- MC
Scheduled Hours/Shift
10 hours/week
Work Type (Portal Searching)
As Needed


The Federal Work Study (FWS) Café/Store Worker must have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.edu.gov to become eligible for a College Work Study Position.


The FWS Café/Store worker is responsible for preparing and/or serving food and beverage items in the Café while providing exceptional customer service and adhering to appropriate food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. The Federal Work Study Café/Store Worker will also work in the Campus Store, processing sales quickly, accurately, and efficiently.


10 hours/week  Hours are 9:00am - 2:00pm


Customer Service

·        Greet all customers when they walk through the door.

·        Provides excellent customer service and maintains positive attitude at all times.

·        Serves food to customers while ensuring guest satisfaction and anticipating the customers’ needs

·        Communicates customer concerns, needs and equipment malfunctions to leader.

·        Sells campus store items to customers while ensuring customer satisfaction and anticipating the customer’s needs.




·        Performs cashiering duties including acceptance of payments for purchases, balancing the cash drawer, and preparing daily cash reports.




·        Cleans and sanitizes work areas, equipment and utensils

·        Follows proper sanitation practices per state and federal guidelines.

·        Dust and vacuum/sweep the store as needed or directed by leader.  



Opening and Closing Procedures

·        Performs opening and closing procedures including turning equipment on/off, taking temperatures of food items and preparing the Café and/or store for guests.

·        Organize for sale items on display.



Organizing, Stocking and Setup

·        Maintains an orderly appearance of the café and store at all times.

·        Stocks and organizes merchandise and inventory in the café and store.

·        Assists with setup and caterings.



Basic UPH Methodist College Performance Criteria  

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates the Methodist College Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of FERPA with respect to protecting the privacy of student education records.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of college compliance requirements.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of leaders.  Takes appropriate action on concerns related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.




Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





Current student enrolled in courses at Methodist College. Student must not be on academic probation.







No minimum work experienced required.

Prior experience in retail and/or food service is preferred.






·        Food Handler training through Cornerstone must be completed within the first 7 days of working in the Café/Store.


·        Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.







·        Basic knowledge of the principles and practices used in the storage, care, preparation, cooking, dispensing, and serving of food

·        Basic knowledge of kitchen sanitation and safety measures used in the operation, cleaning, and care of utensils, equipment and work areas

·        Basic knowledge of safe food handling procedures to ensure prevention of foodborne illnesses

·        Skilled in customer service or willing to learn.






Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.




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