The Child Nutrition Director will maintain high quality food services which are financially self-sustaining and encourage innovative ideas of management, involving local schools, for increased participation within the program budget.
Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Administer and direct the District child nutrition services program in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, local and state health ordinances, and District policies.
- Evaluate and update the child nutrition services program, keeping abreast of innovations and developments in the field.
- Plan and develop goals for a comprehensive financially self-sustaining child nutrition services program.
- Establish and implement budgeting and financial management systems consistent with local, state, and federal requirements.
- Establish and implement procedures for adequate control of foods, supplies, equipment, and labor.
- Supervise the preparation of accurate reports in food, labor, and operating costs.
- Monitor income and expenditures and compare to budget on a regular basis.
- Establish financial policies that will permit the serving of nutritionally adequate and satisfying meals at a minimum cost.
- Supervise and direct all food service staff with regard to performance in food preparations, service, sanitation, and accountability.
- Monitor staffing formulas and performance standards for all food service personnel.
- Develop and implement a plan for professional growth and certification for the child nutrition staff providing appropriate inservice training.
- Prepare handbooks and procedural manuals for child nutrition staff.
- Monitor system for the procurement, distribution, receiving, and storage of food and non-food materials and establish inventory control factors.
- Evaluate specifications for food and non-food materials.
- Determine facility needs and assist in planning the physical structure of the child nutrition service facilities.
- Monitor sanitation standards and system for control of microbiological infection that complies with federal (OSHA), state, and local safety regulations.
- Maintain child nutrition program marketing system for the District and establish procedures for conducting surveys to determine customer preferences and District needs.
- Implement standards for operating a nutritional program that serves appealing food that is highly nutritional.
- Facilitate the application of dietary guidelines in menu planning and recipe modification and evaluate current research data and apply that which is relevant.
- Develop and recommend changes in child nutrition services program policies and procedures to District administrators, including policies and procedures related to processing and cashiering.
- Maintain effective working relationships with appropriate members of all departments in the District.
- Keep supervisor apprised of child nutrition operations on a regular basis.
- Consult and resolve with site administrators any problems of mutual concern involving the child nutrition services or personnel.
- Attend meetings, workshops, and in-service training.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- BA degree in nutrition and related coursework with an emphasis in business management.
- Business related experience in managing an institutional food operation could substitute for management education.
- SNA credential preferred.
- Maricopa County Manager’s Certificate.Two years of experience in supervision of a large institutional food preparation program.
- Demonstrated ability to administer and supervise a total food services program within a school system or large institutional operation.
- Demonstrated ability to supervise budgeting, accounting, and purchasing functions pertaining to food service operations.
- Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with administration and cafeteria staff.
- Demonstrated ability to make good decisions.
- Ability to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.
- Proficiency in English and general communication skills (oral and written) for providing work directions, and interacting with staff, students, and administration.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 12 months, vacation days per policy GDD, general leave days per policy GDCA
COMPENSATION: $81,146 - $111,073
BENEFITS: As per District policy
EVALUATION: Initial evaluation to be completed no later than ninety (90) days after first day of work; thereafter, annually by supervisor
REPORTS TO: Chief Financial Officer
HOURS: 40 hours per week