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Position Overview

The primary role of this position is to manage the QA/QC-Food Safety program. This includes maintaining documentation regarding HACCP, GMP, SOP, and employee training. The QA/QC-Food Safety Manager is also a team leader for third party audits. This position will develop, implement and monitor company policies and procedures as related to Food Safety, Food Security, and Quality Assurance programs, and will work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Operations, the Director of Facilities and the Director of Manufacturing. Coordinates and follows up on activities by performing the following duties personally:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Instilling and enforcing GMP and SOP’s in commissary during production
  • Maintaining production records and ensuring safety and quality standards are met
  • Creating and maintaining food safety plans and for new and existing products
  • Environmental and allergen testing
  • Internal audits and food safety review
  • Commissary employee training
  • Advising entrepreneurs on QA/QC/Food Safety practices


This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Operations.


  • Servsafe Manager
  • HACCP Training
  • General knowledge of Food Safety Plans, Food Code, GMP’s and SOP’s
  • 5+ years of related professional experience with a record of excellence
  • Restaurant or food manufacturing line experience
  • Experience in recipe development and scaling, working through shelf life testing, scheduled process approval and similar;
  • Thorough understanding of food safety and the regulatory environment for commercial kitchens and food manufacturers; Serv-Safe, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCQI), and Better Process Control School, Acidified Foods certifications required
  • Strong leadership, organization, and project planning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and commitment to quality and results
  • Ability to work independently, in a fast-paced, collaborative, and diverse environment, while maintaining a strong sense of ownership, a commitment to quality and results, and unwavering attention to detail
  • Personal commitment to CWK’s mission

CommonWealth Kitchen is an equal opportunity employer. We value having a diverse staff who are representative of the community we serve and who bring a variety of traditions, experiences, and points of view to our organization. Individuals of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position will be 100% on site. Interested candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States.

Benefits and Compensation

CommonWealth Kitchen offers a fast-paced, rewarding work environment at our 196 Quincy Street location, a group employee health insurance plan, and standard holiday and vacation benefits. Pay based on experience.

About CommonWealth Kitchen

CommonWealth Kitchen(CWK) CommonWealth Kitchen is Boston’s only nonprofit food business incubator and food manufacturing social enterprise. Our mission is to promote small business and create jobs, with a focus on people who have been impacted by racial, social, or economic inequality.

We provide commercial kitchen space, business and technical support to @ 40-50 emerging wholesale and retail food companies, caterers, and food trucks. On average, approximately 70% of our businesses are owned by women and/or people of color, employing more than 140+ staff.

Since our start in 2009, we’ve graduated 40+ companies out of our shared kitchens and into a mix of retail, wholesale and contract manufacturing operations of their own, including Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, McCrea’s Candies, BATCH Ice Cream, Alex’s Ugly Sauce, Voltage Coffee, Down Home Delivery, ForkLift Catering, and Clover Food Lab, creating over 450 jobs.

In 2015, we launched a small-batch manufacturing social enterprise, providing contract production to help our members scale up and turn multiple part-time jobs into full-time work. We were thrilled to be named Best Incubator by Boston Magazine and a Game-Changer by The Boston Globe in 2015.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $58,000.00 – $76,000.00 per year

Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday

Work setting: Food Processing Plant, In-person

Ability to commute/relocate: Dorchester, MA 02121: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience: Manufacturing: 5 years (Preferred)

Commonwealth Kitchen (CWK) is looking for a detail-oriented person to join our team as Finance and Admin Associate. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer or designee, this position plays an essential role in supporting all of CWK’s core finance, administrative and data management and reporting work.

About Commonwealth Kitchen

At Commonwealth Kitchen, food is our passion; equity is our mission.

We are an entrepreneurial nonprofit on a mission to build a new food economy grounded in racial, social, and economic justice. We operate Greater Boston’s only non-profit shared-use commercial kitchen, providing hourly rental to 50+ start-up and early-stage food companies annually, over 75% BIPOC-owned. We also operate a small-batch food manufacturing enterprise which provides outsourced processing to help emerging food businesses scale. To complement our kitchens, CWK offers a wide range of business education and training, mentoring, and coordinated market access, reaching more than 250 diverse food companies annually. We pair this education programming with coordinated market access to help food businesses scale, and advance our mission toward building a food economy grounded in racial, social and economic justice.

Position Overview

The Finance and Administration Associate is an essential part of CWK’s core business operations team, managing organizational finance, administrative functions, data management and reporting. The ideal applicant has excellent organization and communication skills, loves numbers and systems, shares CWK’s commitment to equity and inclusion, and is energized by working in a fast-growing social enterprise.


Working directly with the Controller or designee, the primary responsibilities include:

● Assist with core day-to-day organizational finances, including billing; managing accounts receivable and accounts payable; assisting with payroll and benefits; and supporting the annual audit process.

● Support CWK facilities and manufacturing operations with inventory management and ordering.

● Support CWK’s data management, fundraising and communications needs by managing data entry through CWK’s Salesforce database.

● Assist in managing all required compliance documentation and reporting, including Secretary of State filings, workers’ comp audits, health permits, and similar.

● Provide administrative support for the CWK staff and program meetings and Board of Directors’ meetings, including scheduling meetings, taking minutes, distributing agendas, and coordinating food.

● Provide administrative support for other internal and external meetings and events, including managing catering, and organizing material packages, logistics, meeting notes, and files.

● Other duties as assigned at the discretion of the COO.


This is a position for a passionate changemaker who loves systems and structure, is a relentless problem solver, and has the analytical mindset, organizational skills, and attention to detail needed to support our fast-paced, entrepreneurial nonprofit.

● 5 years of professional experience in finance or administrative roles or 1-2 years with a degree in business or accounting;

● Experience using QuickBooks and bill.com;

● Comfortable working with Google Apps and/or MS Office (especially spreadsheets);

● Experience with Salesforce customer relationship management platform desired;

● Ability to work independently with excellent time-management skills and attention to detail;

● Comfortable working in a collaborative, multicultural, fast-paced work environment;

● Strong verbal and written communication skills;

● Deep personal commitment to CWK’s work and mission;

● Spanish/Portuguese/Creole language a plus.

Salary, Benefits, Working Conditions
Commonwealth Kitchen anticipates the salary range to be between $50,000 and $65,000/year. CWK offers generous paid time off as well as group health insurance.

The selected candidate will need to work a hybrid work schedule, being on site at our Dorchester facility a minimum of 3-4 days/week, and must have some flexibility for remote evening and/or weekend hours on occasion.

Commonwealth Kitchen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into every aspect of our organization. We firmly believe that a diverse staff makes us a more successful organization.

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