Leadership Development - CFA Brainerd Village

Rate of pay$16 - 18 per hour

Interested in building your resume towards business ownership, becoming a Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator, or expanding your overall business experience? Chick-fil-A Brainerd Village is looking for Leadership Development Candidates who are seeking to refine their leadership and business skills through hands-on training, one-on-one teaching, and professional resource exposure. This is a 24-30 month (minimum) commitment to the restaurant where, upon completion, you will be leading for various aspects of the business: Hospitality, Operations, Marketing, HR, and Financial.

Position Type:

Full-time with Open Availability (opening and closing shifts)


$40,000-$45,000 based on a 50-hour work week plus benefits


  • Flexible Schedule
  • Opportunity for Career Advancement
  • Sundays off
  • Health Insurance ($445/month)
  • Cell phone allowance ($50/month)
  • Free meal on every shift
  • 401(k) matching after 1 year of service

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Open Availability – including Friday and Saturday
  • Proven ability to lead in fast-paced environments of a team
  • Basic computer competency
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the position which includes (but not limited to) standing for 10 hours and lifting 50lbs.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills through previous work experience, education, and/or personal and professional references.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Business Major
  • Previous experience in Team Based Sports
  • 1-year Volunteer experience
  • Restaurant or Hospitality experience
  • Team Building experience
  • Bilingual: Spanish

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a leader in the front and kitchen
  • Communicates employee performance and policy/procedure violations to the Leadership Team
  • Works with the Leadership Team to ensure appropriate daily restaurant staffing levels
  • Must be an excellent coach, communicator, and team builder
  • Assist with business goal development and implementation
  • Achieve strategic, annual business results through focus and action on tactical monthly and quarterly objectives and tasks
  • Maintains a positive working relationship and treats all employees with respect while providing them with direction and feedback
  • Responsible for inventory & facilities management
  • All other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Desire to grow
  • Sense of urgency: ability to work at a quick, yet efficient and thorough pace
  • Self-leader committed to personal growth
  • Ability to multitask
  • Team-oriented, adaptable, and dependable
  • Positive attitude
  • Willingness to step outside of job role to assist in other roles
  • Effective communicator
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Honors and encourages others to follow the visions and values of the restaurant

Rotation Plan:

Written in terms of timeline, but each promotion is performance based

  • 0-6 months: you will be a team member getting to know the restaurant and the other team members.
  • 6-18 months: you will be expected to run a shift for the restaurant every day and will be leading, teaching, and coaching your team to serve guests and meet goals.
  • 18-30 months: rotations where you are responsible for learning, completing all necessary tasks for some or all of the following positions: financial, marketing, HR, operations, and hospitality.

Opportunities After Commitment:

  • Apply with Chick-fil-A Corporate to be a traveling trainer at new Chick-fil-A’s around the country.
  • Apply with Chick-fil-A Corporate to join their Leadership Development Program where candidates are taught how open Chick-fil-A’s and lead teams around the country. The goal of this program, for eligible candidates, is to own and operate their own Chick-fil-A.
  • Continue leading the team at Chick-fil-A Brainerd.
  • We will provide any recommendations or references for other, non-Chick-fil-A positions that you wish to pursue.

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus opportunities


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Leadership: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Chick-fil-A - Brainerd Village

5830 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN, 37411

This job posting is for an opportunity at a Chick-fil-A® Restaurant business independently owned and operated by a local franchised Operator. If you choose to apply for this position, you understand and acknowledge that your application and any information included with it will only be submitted to the Operator. Chick-fil-A, Inc. will not receive a copy of your employment application and will not be involved in any decisions regarding whether to hire you. If you are hired for this position, you also understand and acknowledge that the Operator’s restaurant business will be your employer, not Chick-fil-A, Inc., and that the Operator is solely responsible for all decisions related to your employment, including hiring, firing, discipline, compensation, scheduling and supervision.