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Lead Barista - Starbucks

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Food Services
Lead Barista - Starbucks

Job ID: 250378
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Prepares and serves coffee and tea products and other drinks, baked goods and other food items to guests. Performs other general food service related jobs that may include administrative, serving, stocking, prepping food, basic cooking, and dishwashing and cleaning duties. Responsible for ensuring the assigned areas are cleaned according to set guidelines. Work is performed in accordance with health department sanitation and university system guidelines.


1. Prepares and serves coffee, tea and other beverages, baked goods and other food items

2. Maintains a clean, well-organized and sanitary work environment at all times

3. Ensures food quality, including tasting food for quality control

4. Responsible for supporting shift supervisor with ensuring compliance with food safety regulations

5. Acts a resource for location team members

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
ServSafe certified within 90 (ninety) days of hire

Required Experience
Six (6) months of barista related experience

Proposed Salary

The salary range for this position is $14.00 to $15.50 based on relevant experience. Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Maintains neat and professional appearance at all times
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of food service terminology
Knowledge of coffee and tea products and other drinks, baked goods and other food items
Knowledge of sanitation regulations and food handling procedures

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information

This is a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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