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School District U-46
Elgin, Illinois, United States (on-site)
9 days ago

Description

Responsible for the planning, direction, and leadership of the district’s multi-unit Food & Nutrition
Department. Administration of the National School Breakfast, Lunch, After School Snack, and
Summer Programs in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations and requirements.
Provide wholesome, attractive, nutritionally balanced meals, prepared within safe and sanitary
conditions. Plan and develop a yearly department budget to ensure a financially sound operation.
Communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders including colleagues, administrators, parents,
and students. Responsible for the timely completion of employee evaluations. Maintain
confidentiality of student/staff information in the department and in the community. Travel within
the district and surrounding communities is required. Additionally, adhere to District U-46’s
mission, vision, and values.



Requirements

JOB DUTIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Provide leadership and direction in the implementation of assigned activities and /or projects (i.e. establishment of delivery schedules, designing, updating and preparation of special-order forms/computerized procedures and rollout of all technology programs for food service operations, etc.) in compliance with regulatory requirements and established guidelines.
  2. Recommend the employment, assignments, and termination of all food service personnel.
  3. Develop all grade level appropriate menus and perform their nutritional analysis in compliance with USDA regulations.
  4. Approve the procurement of all food and supplies for the food service program.
  5. In collaboration with the Business Services Department, prepare specifications and recommend awards on all food, supplies, and equipment for the department.
  6. Comply with federal and state regulations to insure the district’s entitlement dollars under the Child Nutrition Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  7. Determine the most cost-effective use of Entitlement Donated Commodities and Department of Defense Commodities to be used in the food service program each school year.
  8. Review KPI’s to determine whether a price increase is indicated to maintain a positive fund balance for the department of Food and Nutrition Services.
  9. Define achievements, difficulties, and trends based on data gathered, establishing facts, and implementing strategies going forward.
  10. Observe reporting timelines, ensuring accuracy necessary for required audits.
  11. Respond to audit findings and provide recommended corrective action in non-compliance areas.
  12. Inspect all food service facilities at regular intervals to insure operational standards and procedures are maintained and enforced.
  13. Submit strategic plan, policies, and yearly budget to the Deputy Superintendent of Operations for approval.
  14. Coordinate all special functions involving nutrition services.
  15. Responsible for the annual evaluation of department employees using appropriate and prescribed procedures.
  16. Provide professional development training as recommended/required by the USDA (or at least twice yearly) conveying and/or gathering information to keep employees current in their field.
  17. Maintain an active District-wide Wellness Committee, which includes principals, teachers, parents, food service staff, and students (Youth Advisory Councils) informing stakeholders of the health and educational benefits gained by children participating in the school feeding programs.
  18. Consult with administration and architects on plans and specifications for proposed
  19. new/remodeled food service facilities.
  20. Provide principals and teachers with instructional materials and information pertaining to classroom units on nutrition as requested.
  21. Accountable for the annual federal meal application process, and the information/assistance provided to parents.
  22. Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE / KNOWLEDGE: 

  1. Minimum of five years’ relevant school nutrition program experience
  2. Proven experience with computerized point of sale systems typically utilized in K-12.
  3. General knowledge of purchasing platforms used in K-12.
  4. Proven experience in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and training staff preferred
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  6. Strong organizational skills and business acumen.
  7. Minimum of five (5) years in a leadership role supervising staff.
  8. Experience in supervising union employees preferred.
  9. Exhibits leadership and professionalism among coworkers, school staff and in public situations.
  10. Ability to work cooperatively with all stakeholders and with a diverse population.
  11. Ability to work under pressure, plan, prioritize and coordinate multiple projects at one time.
  12. Proficient skills in MS Office Suite, Google Drive, social media marketing, promotions, recipe development, financial acumen, and inventory management preferred
  13. Proven ability to manage multiple projects, balance deadlines, and adapt when priorities change.
  14. Knowledge of food systems management, including the purchasing, receiving, storage, preparation and service of meals to students
  15. Expertise and experience in food allergy management in a school nutrition program.
  16. Thorough knowledge of Federal and State regulations, policies, and procedures pertaining to the operation of the Child Nutrition Program.
  17. Demonstrated competency in all aspects of school nutrition management: budget development and implementation, purchasing, bid specifications and analysis, personnel management, sanitation and menu development.
  18. Considerable knowledge of fiscal control and the budget management practices, understanding the implications that major changes in procedures and policies will have on the long term stability of the department.
  19. Ability to interpret documents including safety rules, reports, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  20. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.
  21. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence with accuracy.
  22. Extensive knowledge of Federal and State regulations governing the procurement of food, supplies, equipment, technology and services in the Child Nutrition Program.
  23. Knowledge of personnel management practices.
  24. Working knowledge of facility/equipment maintenance procedures.
  25. Experience in the development and facilitation of training programs for school nutrition personnel.
  26. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with school administrators, teachers, staff and the community.
  27. Working knowledge of quantity food preparation, sanitation principals, menu planning, inventory control, record keeping, and production schedules.
  28. Ability to apply accounting principles in reporting, calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area circumference, and volume.
  29. Clear understanding of how to manage cash at the sites, balance bank statements, and enforce standards.
  30. Experience using the Food Service Management software to analyze nutritional value of menus, quantity data, cost controls, inventory levels, waste and overproduction.
  31. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
  32. Experience using the Horizon software, Nutri-Kids, or similar software packages used to analyze nutritional and quantity data, inventory levels, stales/waste and production preferred.

EDUCATION: 

  1. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree with academic major or concentration in food and nutrition, food service management, hotel/restaurant management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or a related field.
  2. Current Illinois Food Protection Manager Certificate or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment.
  3. School Nutrition Association Certification - Level 4 or above or ability to achieve within 9 months of employment.
  4. SNA School Nutrition Specialist Credential, preferred or ability to achieve within 18 months of employment.
  5. Illinois Manager’s Sanitation Certificate from the Illinois Department of Public Health or required to obtain within 30 days of employee’s starting date.
  6. Current Illinois Driver’s License.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  1. Ability to work in a fast paced, often stressful environment with unscheduled interruptions.
  2. Ability to work in and out of areas with varied temperature ranges.
  3. Ability to lift up to 50lbs with assistance, stand for long periods of time and work on a computer for extended time.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

This is a 12-month administrative position.  Salary and benefits as established by the Board of Education.

EVALUATION: 

Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of support service personnel.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67781433
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Elgin, Illinois, United States
  • Company Name For Job: School District U-46
  • Position Title: Director of Food & Nutrition Services
  • Industry: Food Service/Nutrition
  • Job Function: Director/Supervisor
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Salary: $91,560.00 - $137,323.00 (Yearly Salary)

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