Child Nutrition Department Director

JEROME JOINT DISTRICT South Central / Twin Falls Director/Coordinator/Manager Not Applicable Full Time Posted 24D ago

About this job

Revised December

2021


Jt. Jerome School District
#261

Job
Description

Child
Nutrition
Director

SUMMARY:

Director of Food Services applies professional knowledge, ethics, and administrative skills in directing a
comprehensive school food service program for the Jerome School District in compliance with federal
and state laws and regulations,
local and state health ordinances and Jerome School District’s policies.
The director employs exemplary leadership and communication skills in order to maintain healthy
morale, resolution of operational issues and strong working relationships with staff, students,
purveyors, farmers and teachers, as well as all of the stakeholders.


REPORTS TO: Business
Manager


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:



Bachelor's degree with academic major in food and nutrition, food service management,
dietetics,
family
and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or a
related
field
(OR)



Bachelor’s degree in any academic major, AND state-
recognized certificate for school
nutrition directors (OR)



Bachelor's
degree
in any
academic
major
and
at
least
2 years
of experience
in
management of school nutrition programs
(OR)



Associate's degree or equivalent educational experience with major in food and
nutrition,
food service management, dietetics, family and
consumer
sciences,
nutrition
education, culinary arts, business, or a related field AND at least 2
years of relevant school
nutrition programs experience (AND)



At
least
8 hours of
food
safety
training,
either
not
more
than
5 years
prior
to their

starting
date or
completed
within
30
days
of employee’s
start
date.



Possess ServSafe certificate within 30 days of hire date.



Experience in supervisory, management type
employment.



Successful completion of Civil Rights and Food Safety training within one (1) week of hire date.



Maintain at least 12 hours of annual continuing education/training.



SNS certified within 5 years of employment.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
:



Develop and recommend changes to food service program policies and procedures.



Serve as a liaison with school administrators and food service department.


Prepare and administer the food service budget including revenue projections and control
expenditures in accordance with established financial management principals; follow all
pro
curement policies to ensure “three bids and a buy” is being utilized; analyze food service
financial statements and take corrective action; approve the procurement of products and
supplies.



Evaluate and incorporate appropriate foods from USDA commodities program into weekly menu
plan.



Knowledge of and ability to translate knowledge of sustainable food preparation, recipes and
menus and utilize them in the ongoing implementation of the program.
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2021




Ensures that recipes are strictly adhered to, and that foods se
rved are of the highest nutritional
quality and taste standards.



Directs the development of standards for the operation of quality food service programs.



Direct the development of staff training activities for food service personnel.



Establishes procedure
s for the selection, assignment, transfer and discharge of food service
employees in accordance with established policies. Hears and negotiates settlement of
departmental employee grievances and complaints as appropriate.



Directs the development of public
information materials and media releases pertaining to school
food service programs and meets with students, teachers, parents, vendors, employees, and
community groups to market school food service programs.



Communicates the policies, procedures, goals and objectives of the Food Service Department
.


Manages assigned teams in the development, design, review, implementation and periodic
reevaluation of project plans and strategies to support the achievement of the departmental
goals and objectives.



Provides
appropriate supervision, mentoring, and professional growth and development
opportunities to assigned staff. Such responsibility includes the development and
implementation of professional growth plans to include keeping abreast of current
developments,
literature, and technical sources of information.



Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and
nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the
professional standards.


SKILLS AND A
BILITIES:



Knowledge of procedures, policies, practices and methods of food service operation.



Knowledge of local, State and Federal regulations regarding school food services nutritional
standards, dietary guidelines and reporting requirements.



Knowledge o
f facilities management and maintenance: Facility designs, food and equipment
specification, warehouse and central production facility operation, profit and loss analysis and
procurement procedures.



Knowledge of technical computer applications including Mi
crosoft Word, Excel, Internet, Email
as well as working knowledge of K
-12 food service software systems operating application
management, point of sale, and back office management systems (proficient.)



Knowledge of all Federal, State and City health, sanitation and safety policies, laws and
guidelines as they relate to food service preparation.



Ability to direct, lead and communicate



Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
writing; train and supervise all
Food Service Employees



Ability to prepare and administer budgets and reports



Ability to effectively communicate in one
-on
-one and small group situations to parents,
students, and other employees of the
district.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of conc
rete
variables.



Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
form.



Ability to work in a friendly manner and to develop effective working relationships with
students, staff and the school
community.



Ability
to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education
policies,
and applicable laws.
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2021



PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly sits, stands; walks, uses hands and
fingers
to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently reaches with hands and arms.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and 50 pounds with help. The employee
will sometimes push/pull items such as tables,
bleachers.


TERMS
OF
EMPLOYMENT:

260 days per year, 8 hours per
day

This position shall be considered in all respects "employment at will" and the terms set forth in this job
description shall not create a property right and are set forth only to advise t
he employee of when and
what types of services will be required by the District.


SALARY
& BENEFITS:



Salary to be determined by the Board of
Trustees



Comprehensive benefit package.


EVALUATION
:
Performance of this position will be evaluat
ed periodically by the Business

Manager or a designee in conformance with District policy relating to
evaluation
of
classified employees.


To
perform
this
job
successfully,
an
individual
must
be
able
to perform
each
essential
duty
satisfactorily.

The
physical
demands and work environment described are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The requirements listed are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act
(A.D.A) and is not
an
exhau
stive
list
of the
duties
performed
for
this
position.
Additional
duties
are

performed
by
the
individuals
currently
holding this position and additional duties may be
assigned.



This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Employee Printed
Name
_________________________________________________________________


Employee Signature ___________________________________________ Date _____________________
My signature acknowledges I have been provided a copy of this job description.

Education required

Bachelor's Degree

Benefits

$35,000-$45,000 per year

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

JEROME JOINT DISTRICT is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.