Kay Tita is HIRING a Konbit Cafe Operations Manager

January 25, 2023

About the General Operations Manager we’re looking for:

We’re looking for someone dynamic, reliable, passionate and ready to Konbit with us and help Kay Tita’s mission flourish.

This experienced operations manager will help Konbit Cafe strive for excellence and will aid us in building a positive reflection of our Haitian community. Your leadership will cultivate a vibrant environment where our team and customers feel welcome and appreciated.

Commitment: We're specifically looking for someone with the availability of 30+ hours per week including some weekends. Please only submit an application if you have this availability.

Role Responsibilities:

  • As the manager of the Konbit Cafe, you have full responsibility and authority over the store. You are familiar with regular customers and have the skills to manage shifts and troubleshoot any issues that may arise efficiently.
  • Create an exceptional coffee experience for every guest
  • Recruit, onboard & train Konbit Cafe’s team
  • Manage team and schedules to ensure the cafe is well staffed at all times
  • Ensure the café is kept in spotless condition at all times.
  • Oversee order fulfillment, stock management, and merchandise distribution.
  • Oversee & ensure all online orders are processed & prepared for shipment.
  • Organize staff schedules and monitor task completion to guarantee efficiency.
  • Ensure that the store meets monthly sales goals and assist in sales forecasting.
  • Report updates and goals to the executive team.
  • Communicate effectively with management daily.
  • Work with the Kay Tita team to ensure proper exposure of our brand and the community Konbit cafe supports in Haiti.

Minimum qualifications we are looking for:

  • Minimum of two years of experience working in the specialty coffee industry.
  • Punctual, reliable and dependable with a strong work ethic.
  • Highly adaptable and solution oriented.
  • Food and beverage management experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the specialty coffee and tea industries.
  • Exudes a passion and enthusiasm for coffee and training others.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to support your team.
  • Effectively communicates both in writing and verbally.
  • Results-driven with a track record of meeting and exceeding goals.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Possesses the ability to upsell customers.

A plus

  • Retail store leadership
  • Experience training baristas

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.95 - $25.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 2 years


  • Morning shift
  • Day shift

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • University District, WA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: University District

Interested in Joining our Team,


Organizational Overview

About Kay Tita

Kay Tita is a social impact non-profit organization that serves as a conduit providing changemakers in Haiti with a safe space and the resources they need to increase their impact, develop skills, and establish critical partnerships.

The organization was founded by David Pierre-Louis in 2010 after the devastating earthquake in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Named after David's mother, Augusta Bienvenue, who goes by Tita,

Kay Tita (pronounced: kai tea-tah) means Tita's House.

About Konbit Cafe

“Konbit', pronounced 'KOHMB-BEET, It is a virtue deeply embedded in many indigenous cultures that implies 'coming together for the public commons or communal good.’In our Haitian history, it is a traditional form of cooperative communal labor. Whereby the able-bodied folk of a locality helps each other prepare their fields. It is a time for solidarity and cooperation.

Konbit Cafe, is a Haitian Specialty Coffee window service cafe nestled in the heart of the University District. We boast a well-crafted Haitian-inspired menu with coffee sourced directly from our farmer friends in the northern hills of Dondon, Haiti. Konbit Cafe is a portal/window into the community Kay Tita fosters throughout Haiti.

We hope our guests will use this transparent approach to our organization to learn about our culture and find ways to engage with us directly through celebration, action, hope, awareness, and learning. Every purchase directly supports our community.

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