Assistant Director - Child Nutrition Services
GENERAL DEFINITION OF WORK Under the supervision of the Director I - Child Nutrition Services, the Assistant Director - Child Nutrition Services is responsible for assisting the Director with the administration of Child Nutrition Programs within the district. Child Nutrition Programs include National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Afterschool Snack Program, Summer Food Service Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program and any other nutrition programs or grants available through the US Department of Agriculture and the Virginia Department of Education.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS In unison and collaboration with the Director l - Child Nutrition Services, the Assistant Director - Child Nutrition Services is responsible for the following:
Personnel Management Interview candidates, check references, complete required documentation, and make recommendations to Human Resources to hire Supervise and evaluate Child Nutrition personnel Determine staffing needs by school site and make adjustments as required Plan, provide, and document training to all staff annually according to Professional Standards for School Nutrition Professionals Maintain all records for personnel including payroll, leave, and performance
Fiscal Management Plan and prepare the department budget for the school year and regularly review financial statements to ensure a financially sound operation Follow appropriate local, state and federal procurement regulations, perform all aspects of formal purchase procedures, review/approve all informal purchases and maintain the department’s Procurement Policy Review and approve all meal claim submissions for reimbursement Plans for equipment needs in school kitchens Manage government entitlement efficiently to purchase commodity food for the programs and maintain related records Manage grants such as the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, equipment grants and funding from other partners
Operations Develop the grade level appropriate menus and perform nutritional analysis to ensure nutrition standards are met Manage a system of recipes and production records to be used at school sites Analyze new products and recipes for taste, nutrient content, and student acceptance Set meal and a la carte prices, as applicable, as well as all departmental policies Develop and enhance catering services Review inventory and makes menu changes as needed Review meal service at all schools to ensure compliance with requirements Implement and monitor the HACCP Food Safety Plan to ensure compliance with all safety and sanitation regulations and biannual health inspections Manage special dietary needs of students Establish quality control procedures for foods served Develop tools to assist managers and staff in their duties Coordinate with site administrators to ensure efficient operations, good communications, and compliance with regulations
Communication and Engagement Develop and implement the district’s local wellness policy with required annual evaluation reported to the public Serve as Chair on the DPS Wellness Task Force and seeks community feedback on initiatives, projects and goals, and holds meetings at least quarterly Prepare all communications to parents and students on behalf of the department Promotes the Child Nutrition Services department efforts through various channels Perform other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Thorough knowledge of food services from preparation to the management of a comprehensive school nutrition program Registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or certification by the School Nutrition Association preferred Knowledge of menu planning, food purchasing, and preparation of foods in food service environment Ability to conduct on-site inspections of food service facilities districtwide Ability to manage budget and personnel Ability to implement policy and procedures Ability to interpret data Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills