Culver’s and Boys and Girls Club Service Year Opening

Description: The Next Generation of Service is excited to be partnering with Culver’s of Sturgeon Bay, WI and the Boys and Girls Club of Door County to pilot a joint service year. The year long position (9-12 mo) involves working 20 hrs/week at Culver’s and 20 hrs/week serving at the Boys and Girls Club. The service year participant will be paid for the 40 hours through Culver’s. The aim of this program is to give a young adult a wide range of work experience and community engagement early in their career. We are looking for applicants with a positive attitude, willingness to work in food services and interest in serving their community.

Location: Door County, Wisconsin

Due Date: Rolling


If you are interested in this position please read the job descriptions below and complete the application here. In mid February you will be given instructions for next steps. Note: all applicants will be required to complete a background check upon acceptance.

20 hours/week

Boys and Girls Club of Door County

Primary Function:

Implements activities provided within the scope of a specific program area as determined by the Program Coordinator. Areas will include: academic enrichment, healthy lifestyles and/ or character and citizenship clubs.

Key Roles:

    • Prepare youth for success by creating an environment that facilitates the achievement of Youth Development Outcomes:
      • Promote and stimulate program participation
      • Provide guidance and role modeling to members
      • Demonstrate leadership to assure conduct, safety and development of members
    • Program development and implementation:
      • Instruct pre-planned activities as outlined by a program coordinator
      • Effectively support programs, services and activities for members
      • Monitor programs, services, and activities to ensure safety, quality and appearance of club at all times
      • Ensure all members are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas/ activities and receive instruction and constructive feedback to develop skill in program areas
      • Participate in staff meetings


Additional Responsibilities:

  • Staff may be asked to participate in or work at functions related to the Boys and Girls Club outside of their normal work day.
  • Staff may be asked to participating in marketing club events and activities


Relationships and Collaborations:

  • All staff of the Boys and Girls Club are to maintain professional relationships with club members and their parents as well as being mindful that all community members are potential members or donors to the organization.
  • Staff will be collaborative and supportive of all organizations the Boys and Girls Club works in partnership with at all times.
  • Staff will build relationships with classroom teachers at local schools and serve as a promoter of all Boys and Girls Club programming.
  • Staff will maintain a respectful and professional relationship with their immediate supervisor and the CPO as well as the Board of Directors for the organization.


Minimum Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Experience working with youth and several developmental levels
  • Knowledge of youth development
  • Proven ability to manage behavioral issues
  • Proven ability to motivate youth
  • Proven ability to build meaningful and appropriate relationships with youth
  • Ability to organize and supervise club members
  • Ability to communicate with parents, teachers and other staff
  • Portray a positive image while in the club and community
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • A spirit of collaboration and willingness to embrace partnerships

Physical Requirements/ Work Environment

Must be able to function under fast paced and noisy conditions; May require being active for long periods of time; hear and understand speech at normal levels; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly; physical agility to push, pull, lift and or carry up to 50 pounds, stand for long periods of time, walk up to two miles without stopping and play vigorously with children for several hours.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions; duties are normally performed at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet while in the office and moderately loud when in the field.


20 hours/week


Job Summary

Provides personalized, exceptional guest service ensuring that every guest who chooses Culver’s® leaves happy.


Essential Functions

  1. Consistently provides excellent guest service and hospitality.
  2. Demonstrates proper personal hygiene and food safety practices consistently.
  3. Maintains a neat, well-groomed uniformed appearance.
  4. Follows restaurant policy on attendance, respectful conduct of team members and all other policies consistently.
  5. Assists guests with product knowledge and promotional information upon request accurately.
  6. Follows company safety standards at all times and looks out for the safety of other team members and guests.
  7. Demonstrates proper food safety practices by accurately completing the Quality Control/Safe Food Checklist.
  8. Handles guest comments promptly and courteously.
  9. Performs primary position responsibilities timely and accurately.
  10. Performs secondary position responsibilities timely and accurately, after the primary duties are accomplished.
  11. Performs back-up support accurately and timely after secondary responsibilities are accomplished.
  12. Assists with odd job responsibilities timely, upon manager on duty (M.O.D.) request.
  13. Answers the telephone courteously and professionally, within three rings.
  14. Prepares quality products while maintaining: portion control and presentation within service goal times.
  15. Attends all team member meetings.



  • Flexible schedule
  • Reading and writing skills required
  • Communicates with guests, team and management
  • Maintains a sense of urgency
  • Demonstrates trained food safety knowledge


Physical Abilities 

  • Stand Constantly
  • Walk Constantly
  • Sit Occasionally
  • Handling Constantly


  • Lift / carry 10 lbs or less Constantly
  • Lift / carry 11-20 lbs Constantly
  • Lift / carry 21-50 lbs Frequently
  • Lift / carry 51-100 lbs Occasionally


Team Member Performance Success Factors


  • COMMUNICATION:  Verbal and written communication is timely, clear, concise; delivers ideas for solutions with problems; communicates well with team members and guests.
  • CHANGE MANAGEMENT:  Supportive of change; reacts quickly and appropriately; accepts direction and constructive feedback.
  • DECISION MAKING & PROBLEM SOLVING:  Uses judgment, common sense and sensitivity in addressing issues and seeking solutions to problems and challenges; gathers appropriate information.
  • INNOVATION &CREATIVITY:  Seeks new ways to improve efficiency, effectiveness, quality; offers suggestions and solutions to obstacles and challenges.
  • PLANNING:  Organized and able to establish priorities; delivers the desired results; manages multiple deadlines and priorities with a professional attitude.  Recognizes priorities and responds with a sense of urgency.  Follows procedures and policies in planning and executing job responsibilities.
  • COOPERATION:  Supports fellow team members and is cooperative in providing excellent guest service.
  • QUALITY OF WORK:  Delivers quality work on time at the desired standards.  Performs work duties in support of safety and security policies.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY:  Delivers results on time and at the quality level promised.  Is punctual and ready to begin work assignments.  Delivers quality work product using resources and time allocated.

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Dear Graduate,

This letter is not going to be about how to find a job. It’s not about the merits of working for a cause that you care for passionately. It is not a letter that will give you answers. In fact, I hope it will inspire questions, instead. Here’s a question: How do you care for your soul?


If this word, “soul”, sounds a little intangible and vague, think of it as pure love. Think of it as the part of you that is infinite, the part of you that gives from a place of abundance, that nurtures yourself and those around you without judgment or praise, that feels connection to your neighbors and the birds and the rivers and the stars.


In our academic lives, we learn to view ourselves as engineers, athletes, artists, scientists, writers, etc.  We think of ourselves in terms of our major, the grades we earned, the honors and awards we received or the activity that kept us awake until sunup. But we are so much more than these things.  Your graduation is not just a celebration of your accomplishment but a right of passage into your own life — free of externally imposed structure. Welcome to your life, it’s all you now!


Since I graduated from college in 2011, I have held five different jobs. (My sister, who graduated in 2014 and works freelance in theatre and live events production, has had nine). None of these jobs were perfect and at the same time, they were all perfect. I worked as a leader of wilderness and service trips for high school students, a researcher for an environmental and peace building institute in Israel (service year story here), a trip leader again, a farmers market vendor in New York City, a math and science tutor for middle school girls and a project manager on the construction of a drinking water treatment facility for NYC.


I am someone who strives to contribute positively, and each of these experiences provided me with countless opportunities to do that. From what I have seen, there are infinite opportunities to influence our environment around us, and they are not always the ways in which we think we are contributing. Sometimes the hug you give someone, or the way in which you listen to a story that a co-worker needs to share, can bring about more good than anything else we do in a day.  Any measuring stick we try to create in order to gauge our success is misguided.  We don’t have all the information.  Ultimately, the ripple effect of our participation goes beyond what we can see. Our words and actions trickle into the lives of those we touch like streams meandering through valleys eventually flowing into rivers and seas and oceans.  How big is your imagination?


What I have learned from the time I left the safe, familiar structure of school and waded out into the vast unknown is that my work experiences have constituted only one part of my life. They are not my whole life. Instead, they have provided context for my character, a setting for my story.  Your first job does not matter in the way you think it does. It is a time and place where you will learn about yourself and the world, where you will experience joy and satisfaction and frustration and disillusionment and inspiration. Your resume does not matter in the way you think it does. The things you write on this single page are not what you will remember, nor what others will remember about you. Your job description does not define you.


I want to tell you, beautiful creature of the universe: There is no one you need to impress. If you are looking for a job or about to start working: There is no amount of approval or recognition from parents and teachers and friends that will make you feel good if you do not feel good about yourself.  Approval, I have learned, seems positive, but it is still judgment. There is nobody who has the answers or knows what you should or shouldn’t do. In fact, there is no right answer.  I recently received this text from my mom: “There is no such thing as failure; only failure to take care of yourself well, gently, respectfully, truthfully.”


This is what being in my 20s has been about. Learning how to listen to and care for myself is the hardest job I know. In January, I left my home in New York to travel with my boyfriend. The journey was not what I wanted it to be, and on some level I knew this before I left. After four months on the road, I finally decided to honor and support myself.  I got on a plane and flew home.  On some level, I am heartbroken. And on another level, I know that I made a courageous decision and I am stronger for it.


Life (or my life, at least) is not a straight path. If it were, that would be boring, and in the end, the struggles we overcome serve to expand our capacity for compassion.  As you embark on this next great adventure of your life, I hope you approach it with a wide-angle lens.  Focus not just on finding a job that will lead to the career you desire but on creating a life that will help you to become the person you aspire to be.  Surround yourself with people who radiate uplifting energy. Do things that bring you joy: read good books, take care of your body, spend time outside, work with your hands, express yourself through art, dance, poetry and song, cook dinner for yourself and for people you love, say yes to new things, embrace your fears, question yourself lovingly, share hugs.


For us to love and serve other people, other communities, and the world, we have to first learn to love and serve ourselves.



Erica Spiritos

Class of 2011

Read More By Erica Here.