Assistant Director of Child Nutrition

Job | Posted 2 months ago


Primary Purpose:

Assist in the direction and management of the child nutrition operation of the district. Plan and implement programs that meet regulatory and nutritional requirements for students, promote development of sound nutritional practices, and maintain a safe and sanitary environment.


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Food Service Management, Nutrition or related field

Valid Texas driver’s license
           Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of nutrition, meal planning, food purchasing, and preparation of foods in a food service environment

Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding food preparation and service

Demonstrated ability to function effectively with all levels of district management
Ability to conduct on-site inspections of food service facilities districtwide
Ability to manage budget and supervise personnel

Ability to implement policy and procedures
Ability to coordinate district functions
Ability to interpret data
Demonstrated organizational, communication, management and interpersonal skills
Ability to comprehend and apply written and verbal guidelines and directions, and explain these to others
Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships


Three years’ experience in food service management, preferably in a school food service operation
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Food Service Operations
  1. Assist director in directing and managing district’s child nutrition programs.
  2. Assist with the development of menus that meet established nutritional requirements for students.
  3. Work cooperatively with campus principals to create lunch schedules and resolve personnel issues.
  4. Establish and direct process of providing free and reduced lunch applications following United States Department of Agriculture and Texas Education Agency guidelines for meal eligibility and reimbursement of federal funds.
  5. Assist with developing and maintaining written procedures for all child nutrition operations.

Policy, Reports, and Law

  1. Implement federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy.
  2. Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  3. Ensure that employee time records are accurately maintained and data necessary to process child nutrition payroll is delivered in a timely manner.
  4. Complete minimum annual continuing education requirements.

Budget and Inventory

  1. Assist director in developing and administering budget based on documented needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed prudently.
  2. Assist with the evaluation of formal bids and make recommendations for the awarding of contracts for school board approval.
  3. Approve and forward invoices and purchase orders for the child nutrition department to the business office.
  4. Recommend disposal of obsolete equipment and replace equipment as necessary.

Personnel Management

  1. Assist in selecting, training, supervising, and evaluation staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
  2. Assist with preparing and revising job descriptions in the child nutrition department.
  3. Develop training options and improvement plans to ensure exemplary operation in the child nutrition department.


  1. Ensure that measures are in place and operating to protect food, supplies, and equipment in school cafeterias, lunchrooms and warehouses.
  2.  Maintain safety standards that align with federal, state, and insurance regulations and develop a program of preventive safety.
  3. Organize and conduct training programs to promote safe food handling and a safe work environment.


  1. Attend professional growth activities to keep abreast of innovative techniques for child nutrition operations.
  2. Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  3. Participate in staff development, faculty meetings, and special events as needed.
  4. Punctuality in all areas.
  5. Maintains a positive attitude.
  6. Be a positive role model for all students.
  7. Performs other assignments and duties requested by superintendent and the school board.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

      Assist with supervising assigned staff.
Working Conditions:

Mental demands/ Physical demands/ Environmental demands:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours; frequent districtwide travel.   Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting. Ability to use up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or a small amount of force continuously to move objects. Work may involve areas such as preparing and reading data and figures and visual inspection involving small details. Visual work is primarily close to the observer. Depth perception and field of vision (peripheral) are not as critical as the ability to distinguish small details and markings very near observer.

Equipment Used:

Stoves, ovens, steamers, refrigerators, mixers, blenders, microwaves and other kitchen appliances. Work with powered appliances, automatic equipment, and sharp objects, hot liquids. Proficiency in the use of a calculator, computer, copier, and other office machines.


Posted By

Everman ISD

1520 Everman Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76140
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $10,068

% ELL Students


State Average: 17%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.26

% IEP Students


State Average: 9%



State Average: 558