The Child Nutrition Manager will manage all nutrition related programs and services for the Genesee Intermediate School District. The district provides a wide variety of programs and services to students, staff, and parents in the district and around Genesee County. The Child Nutrition Manager is responsible for the operation of food service at six buildings and a variety of grant-funded programs and services.
Essential Duties (May include, but not limited to):
1. Develops, plans and evaluates recipes and/or menus based on recommended nutritional requirements, budgeted resources and solicited input from students, parents and staff.
2. Establishes sound financial management techniques and modern food service management principles.
3. Establishes and directs preparation, handling and holding processes that provide for nutritious, wholesome, and safe food and meet State and local health department standards.
4. Manages all food service staff including selection, training, scheduling and supervision.
5. Organizes and implements a program for the selection, purchase, storage and inventory control of food and supplies for all operations within the food service program.
6. Develops, implements and evaluate training programs for personnel at all levels in the food service program.
7. Evaluates and ensures clean, safe working conditions, equipment and practices for all food service personnel.
8. Ensures clean and properly equipped work and storage areas that meet State and local health department standards.
9. Organizes and prepares nutrition lessons which include food demonstrations that illustrate basic food preparation techniques that will be less costly and healthier for families.
10. Serves as resource person for nutrition education and as it applies to wellness.
11. Presents lessons, workshops and training on basic nutrition.
12. Attends staff and program meetings as directed.
13. Maintains organized, complete files to meet grant requirements, including evaluation data.
14. Attends professional development opportunities as directed by the director of Health, Safety and Nutrition Services.
15. Consistently models Win-Win leadership.
Bachelor’s degree from accredited education institution in Institutional Food Service Management, Nutrition, Dietetics, or related field preferred with extensive school/healthcare food service administrative experience required. ServSafe certified or ability to be certified within 90 days of employment.
Minimum of two years related experience working in a food-related industry or teaching food technology, nutrition or food science required.
Knowledge of Michigan Department of Education (MDE), State of Michigan, USDA, federal laws and regulations and local district policies as they relate to food service, purchasing and record retention and property control. Knowledge of equipment, computerized programs used in school food service operations. Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an effective team member. Excellent verbal, written, electronic and interpersonal communication skills. Experience coordinating programs preferred. Strong problem-solving skills to identify needs and develop solutions. Ability to utilize district technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skill sets change with technology and/or the needs of the district. Ability to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with program goals. Maintains a positive working relationship with parents/guardians, staff and students. Punctuality and good attendance are requirements for the position. Ability to work a flexible workday, work week, and work year. Strong teamwork, interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism at all times. Represents the district in a professional manner. Discretion with confidential information. Exercises good judgment and makes decisions in accordance with board policies and established administrative guidelines.