Head Start Cook – Fond du Lac

ADVOCAP, Inc is an established, recognized leader with over 50 years of experience in delivering effective anti-poverty and self-sufficiency programs and services. We are a private, nonprofit Community Action Agency committed to our mission of “creating opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency.”

ADVOCAP’s Head Start program is accepting applications for a Cook for our 2024/2025 program year! ADVOCAP’s Head Start program prepares children ages 3-5 with quality early childhood education in Fond du Lac and Green Lake counties. We help families reach financial, career, and educational goals, while building resilience and confidence for the entire family.
This position will need to have a welcoming and friendly personality to ensure comfortability in working with kids and families that align with our core mission and values for all employees. This position is responsible for preparing and serving meals to students ages 3-5. The cook must be able to work quickly and efficiently to provide and deliver nutritionally guided meals and maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen.
  • Implement the cycle menu following policy and budget requirements
  • Possess basic cooking skills and can follow recipes
  • Purchase food needed for meals and snacks
  • Prepare, organize, and set up the food for meals and snacks
  • Join the children at the table during mealtimes
  • Clean and maintain kitchen, food service utensils, equipment, and food storage areas
  • Maintain all required paperwork, compile monthly reports
  • Engage with children
  • Refer child nutrition concerns to appropriate staff members
  • Participate in team meetings, required in-services and pre-service trainings
  • Be available to work early morning and later evening hours and occasional Fridays and weekends
  • Deliver meals to the Center using an Agency van with a liftgate
  • High school diploma or GED/HSED and 12—18 months of previous related work experience
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule of possibly varying duties at various locations in the Fond du Lac area
  • Have reliable transportation
  • CPR certified or willing to obtain
  • Physical/TB/drug screen and comprehensive background check required
  • Reliable attendance and a professional work ethic

This full-time position will begin mid to later August and will work 36 hours per week, Monday—Thursday with occasional Fridays and weekends as needed. Starting pay is $16.02 per hour. This full-time position will have access to health, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability, vacation, sick and holiday pay, and our employer contribution 401k.


Submit a resume and include a cover letter that highlights your relevant background and desire for the position. Applications will continue to be received until positions are filled. Women, minorities, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Please use our online employment form
or, submit resumes with cover letter to:
Human Resources, ADVOCAP, Inc.,
PO Box 1108, Fond du Lac, WI 54936-1108 OR
FAX 920-922-7214 OR
Email hr@advocap.org

Online applications and resumes will be received until positions are filled.