Part Time Server - #19570960
Niagara Community College
Position Category Part Time Staff
Advertised Salary $15-$18 per hour
Department Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts
Working Hours Wednesday - Saturday up to 28 hours per week
Niagara County Community College has an immediate need for Part Time Server’s (Hospitality – Technical Assistant’s) to work in the Savor Restaurant at our Niagara Falls Culinary Institute campus located in Niagara Falls, NY. Savor is an upscale dining restaurant with a state of the art kitchen including a wood stone oven. Savor provides a real-world hands-on learning experience for students enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts and Hospitality programs at the college. The restaurant features an open kitchen where student chefs are on “display” to showcase their talents to the guests as Savor is open to the public.
The incumbent will be responsible for performing the responsibilities of the position which involves greeting guests, table preparation, the intake of food and beverage orders, ensure a clean and sanitary work environment. In addition the incumbent will also be working closely with students that are enrolled in the module’s and will be responsible for supporting the learning objectives as outlined by the Instructor by leading and assisting students with the completion of these tasks as necessary.
We are looking for candidates who have a passion for serving people who are seeking consistent part time work with a set schedule and are interested in working in an academic environment alongside talented faculty and students.
These positions will report to the Hospitality Program Coordinator. The rate of pay is determined based on the level of education the incumbent possesses at the time of hire. For a Bachelor’s degree or lower the rate of pay is $15 per hour. For a Master’s degree or higher the rate of pay is $18 per hour. Tips from guests are not able to be accepted in this position.
Typical Work Activities
- Welcoming and sitting diners comfortably in the dining section
- Taking customers’ food and drink orders
- Collaborating with the kitchen and bar staff for prompt and correct delivery of orders
- Memorizing the menu and recommend appetizers, meals and drinks from restaurant wine stock
- Delivering a memorable dining experience by resolving all customer issues promptly
- Assisting with the tidying of tables, clearing leftovers and keeping the dining area neat and pleasant
- Setting tables and rearranging the dining area to accommodate larger groups and prepare the restaurant for special events
- Ensuring cooking utensils and kitchen area are cleaned after closing to comply with state regulations
- Other duties as assigned
Candidates for this position must have a passion for serving customers, be able to coordinate numerous tasks and projects simultaneously; must possess good organizational skills; must possess and have proven excellent customer service skills; must be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and students both verbally and in writing; must also possess good listening skills and be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions; must be able to relate to a diverse academic community as well as members of the WNY community; ability to operate computers and possess a working knowledge of Microsoft office, including Word and Excel; ability to prepare a written report; must have the capability to travel; must be able to work evenings and weekends as required; must be able to physically perform the functions of the position.
- Associates degree preferred; OR
- In lieu of a degree a minimum of one year of experience in the food service industry
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Must able to stand for long periods of time
- Bachelors degree in Hospitality or related field
- 2-4 years of front of house (FOH) experience in a restaurant
Our college nurtures and empowers its students and employees in ways that recognize and value our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity. NCCC offers high-quality academic programs leading to degrees and certificates which are supported by outstanding student services in an inclusive and welcoming environment. NCCC provides a variety of cultural, social, and international experiences, as well as community education and workforce development that supports economic development that positively impacts the quality of life of valued stake-holders. The College operates through a collegial model of shared governance and transparency, and is accountable to meet the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
Established in 1962, NCCC offers a comprehensive and vibrant learning environment with an enrollment of approximately 4,981 students (Fall 2019 semester). The student to faculty ratio is 17:1, providing a high degree of personalized attention and connection between students and faculty.
The NCCC campus, located in Sanborn, NY, offers easy access to both Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls State Park, and is minutes from the Canadian border. The campus is centrally located between the county’s three main cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls, and North Tonawanda. NCCC serves the community in two locations within Niagara County, at the Sanborn campus, and at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, located in the heart of downtown Niagara Falls.
NCCC continues to actively expand with the recent opening of its Learning Commons Center, a $25 million dollar project on the Sanborn campus. In just a short period of time, it has become the nucleus of the campus; a place for faculty to collaborate and help students develop critical thinking skills while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and innovative student support services.
NCCC welcomes applicants who are committed in helping us fulfill our mission and to reach our vision of being a leader in providing a dynamic, high quality, educational environment responsive to current and emerging needs of our students and community. At NCCC we embrace diversity and promote inclusion throughout the institution and seek candidates who share those principles and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
Background Check Detail
Niagara County Community College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its faculty, staff, students, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore NCCC will conduct an employment criminal background check on all individuals for whom employment is to be tendered. Those candidates who are discovered to have past criminal convictions will be evaluated for employment per Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law.
NCCC does not discriminate and prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category including creed, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Posting Number S050P
Open Date 02/07/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Niagara County Community College considers only those applications that clearly demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications as indicated on the posting, please review the qualifications before applying. Persons meeting the required qualifications as stated above should submit the following:
- cover letter that addresses each of the qualifications
- names and contact information for three (3) current, work related references
Incomplete packets will be rejected for lack of information.