Position title
Child Nutrition Director

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Evaluate and update the child nutrition services program, keeping abreast of innovations and developments in the field.
  3. Plan and develop goals for a comprehensive financially self-sustaining child nutrition services program.
  4. Establish and implement budgeting and financial management systems consistent with local, state, and federal requirements.
  5. Establish and implement procedures for adequate control of foods, supplies, equipment, and labor.
  6. Supervise the preparation of accurate reports in food, labor, and operating costs.
  7. Monitor income and expenditures and compare to budget on a regular basis.
  8. Establish financial policies that will permit the serving of nutritionally adequate and satisfying meals at a minimum cost.
  9. Supervise and direct all food service staff with regard to performance in food preparations, service, sanitation, and accountability.
  10. Monitor staffing formulas and performance standards for all food service personnel.
  11. Develop and implement a plan for professional growth and certification for the child nutrition staff providing appropriate inservice training.
  12. Prepare handbooks and procedural manuals for child nutrition staff.
  13. Monitor system for the procurement, distribution, receiving, and storage of food and non-food materials and establish inventory control factors.
  14. Evaluate specifications for food and non-food materials.
  15. Determine facility needs and assist in planning the physical structure of the child nutrition service facilities.
  16. Monitor sanitation standards and system for control of microbiological infection that complies with federal (OSHA), state, and local safety regulations.
  17. Maintain child nutrition program marketing system for the District and establish procedures for conducting surveys to determine customer preferences and District needs.
  18. Implement standards for operating a nutritional program that serves appealing food that is highly nutritional.
  19. Facilitate the application of dietary guidelines in menu planning and recipe modification and evaluate current research data and apply that which is relevant.
  20. Develop and recommend changes in child nutrition services program policies and procedures to District administrators, including policies and procedures related to processing and cashiering.
  21. Maintain effective working relationships with appropriate members of all departments in the District.
  22. Keep supervisor apprised of child nutrition operations on a regular basis.
  23. Consult and resolve with site administrators any problems of mutual concern involving the child nutrition services or personnel.
  24. Attend meetings, workshops, and in-service training.
  25. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


  1. BA degree in nutrition and related coursework with an emphasis in business management.
  2. Business related experience in managing an institutional food operation could substitute for management education.
  3. SNA credential preferred.
  4. Maricopa County Manager’s Certificate.Two years of experience in supervision of a large institutional food preparation program.
  5. Demonstrated ability to administer and supervise a total food services program within a school system or large institutional operation.
  6. Demonstrated ability to supervise budgeting, accounting, and purchasing functions pertaining to food service operations.
  7. Demonstrated strong leadership and interpersonal skills to interact effectively with administration and cafeteria staff.
  8. Demonstrated ability to make good decisions.
  9. Ability to maintain a safe work environment for self and others.
  10. Proficiency in English and general communication skills (oral and written) for providing work directions, and interacting with staff, students, and administration.


Job Benefits

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

Michelle Porter
Executive Assistant for Business Services
Employment Type
Duration of employment
12-month contract
School Foodservice
Job Location
20217 E. Chandler Heights Road, Queen Creek, Arizona
Base Salary
Date posted
March 13, 2023
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