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Director of Child Nutrition

Company: Grand Forks Public Schools
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: April 4, 2021

Job Description:

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2400 47th Ave S
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58201
Human Resources PH: 701-787-4878
Human Resources Fax: 701-787-4350
Education:--Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent educational experience with academic major or concentration in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition, business or related field. Qualifications:--Five years experience in food service in a commercial or instructional setting and two years experience at the management or administrative level, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Job Goal:--To lead The Child Nutrition programs including the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, the After School Snack Program, the Summer Food Service Program and other programs available through the US Department of Agriculture. Work is led through the interpretation of federal and state regulations and a variety of nutritional, operational and financial policies and procedures established by the US Department of Agriculture and the ND Department of Public Instructional and Grand Forks Public Schools. The Child Nutrition Director is responsible for the strategic vision and oversight of the school district's Child Nutrition program and directly supervises Child Nutrition personnel. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: Human Resources

  • Interviews candidates for employment.
  • Makes hiring decisions on behalf of the school district.
  • Prepares and communicates with staff regarding their performance and establishes and implements performance improvement plans.
  • Conducts appropriate staff meetings.
  • Develops/Implements appropriate staff training and development.
  • Establishes staffing formula for schools to ensure optimal productivity.
  • Balances labor and food costs to promote operational success. Financial Management and Recordkeeping/Reporting
    • Projects annual operating budget and manages the budget on a monthly basis.
    • Develops, implements and monitors internal controls to ensure financial accountability and program integrity.
    • Establishes inventory management and control systems.
    • Projects operating costs based on meal equivalents.
    • Prepares justification for budget requests.
    • Recommends meal and a la carte sales prices.
    • Tracks revenues and expenditures by budget codes.
    • Implements and monitors a reliable system of cash management.
    • Oversees payment of invoices in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Maintains fixed asset inventory.
    • Prepares required local, state, and federal reports.
    • Retains appropriate financial and participation records Purchasing and Contracting
      • Develops and revises (as needed) the district's Child Nutrition program procurement plan and ensures the plan is consistent with Federal, State and local procurement regulations and policies.
      • Develops and submits product bid specifications for all foods and supplies to prospective vendors.
      • Evaluates bids and product quality prior to awarding contracts.
      • Monitors the terms and conditions of the contracts to ensure contractor compliance.
      • Oversees testing of products.
      • Develops and submits requests for proposals for non-food items including equipment, technology/software and services.
      • Conducts competitive negotiations with potential vendors as needed.
      • Ensures integrity in the procurement process and prevent potential conflicts of interest. Food Production and Service
        • Establishes, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures for quality standards and quantity control.
        • Provides leadership in developing recipes following USDA guidelines.
        • Ensures production records are completed accurately each day in each school within the district.
        • Plans menus for breakfast, lunch, snack, summer and catering programs.
        • Ensures meals and/or snacks served to students who meet USDA requirements.
        • Establishes quality control procedures to ensure a high quality school meals program.
        • Plans/oversees special events catering. Compliance
          • Implements free/reduced price meal program in a manner that protects and preserves the civil rights of all students.
          • Ensures an accurate meal counting/claiming system throughout the district.
          • Ensures compliance with federal and state laws, policies of the ND Department of Public Instruction and policies/priorities of the school board.
          • Develops, implements and monitors the district's mandated HACCP Plan and ensures each school is inspected at least twice by the local Department of Health.
          • Contributes to the nutrition and nutrition education components of the district's wellness program.
          • Conducts routine on-site reviews of all facilities operated by the district.
          • Implements corrective action when needed to address any deficiencies identified within the district's Child Nutrition program.
          • Monitors the district's use of federal funds to ensure they are used only for allowable purposes. Equipment/Facility Management
            • Evaluates and projects facility and equipment needs for the Child Nutrition program.
            • Coordinates maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities with internal and external sources.
            • Conducts follow-up on completed repairs and maintenance. Communications
              • Collaborates with the Communications and Community Engagement staff on developing social marketing plans to involve students, parents, school personnel and community partners in the district's Child Nutrition program.
              • Seeks and responds to student, parent, media, community and other concerns.
              • Maintains relationships with community agencies and collaborates to achieve mutual goals.
              • Prepares appropriate communications for the public to inform, involve and engage the community in various Child Nutrition initiatives.
              • Record and manage with nursing and Child Nutrition staff to ensure all special dietary requests have a medical statement, proper food replacement and are identified to the appropriate staff person. Supervisory Responsibility: Child Nutrition staff; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing employee performance and disciplinary matters; addressing complaints and resolving problems Work Environment and Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; occasionally walk and stand; travel from building to other sites. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments. The employee is directly responsible for safety and well-being of students and coaches. Terms of Employment: twelve (12) months; frequent irregular and extended work hours including weekends Evaluation: By the Business Manager once each year by June 15.

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