Director of Nutrition Services

Job | Posted 15 days ago
Employment Type
Grade Levels
Offers 401K
Offers Pension
Start Date
Upcoming School Year
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Director of Nutrition Services


The Director of Nutrition Services is responsible for providing leadership and direction in matters pertaining to the district Child Nutrition Program (CNP) operation. The job functions include planning, directing, assessing, implementing, and evaluating the program to meet the nutritional and educational needs of children, as they relate to the CNP. They shall partner with others in the school district and community to solicit support for the development of a sound nutrition assistance food program while following federal, state, and local guidelines. The CNP is to provide an environment that supports healthy food habits while maintaining program integrity and customer satisfaction.


Customer Service

Establish quality standards for the presentation and service of food. Implement a district-wide customer service driven philosophy that focuses on value and satisfaction. Sanitation, Food Safety, and Employee Safety

Establish procedures to ensure that food is prepared and served in a sanitary and safe environment. Develop and integrate employee safety regulations into all phases of the school foodservice operation. Establish procedures and policies for risk management. Implement and maintain excellent Food Service HACCP Standards. Financial Management and Recordkeeping

Establish measurable financial objectives and goals for the CNP. Manage the CNP using appropriate financial management techniques. Implement efficient management techniques to ensure all records and supporting documentation are maintained in accordance with Board of Education and district policies, local, state, and federal laws. Monitor allocated budgets for the Nutrition Services Department. Serve as the designated official in charge of determining eligibility for free or reduced-price meal and processing of applications under the National School Lunch guidelines. Establish debt collections policies that correspond with Summit Academy’s policies and the National School Lunch policies. Food Production

Develop procedures to ensure the food production system provides safe nutritious food of high quality. Establish operational procedures for efficient and effective food production and distribution. Procurement

Implement a cost-effective procurement system. Ensure that procurement policies meet district, state, and federal guidelines. Develop purchasing guidelines to ensure purchased food and supplies reflect product knowledge, customer preferences, district needs, policies, and nutrition objectives. Establish standards for receiving, storing, and inventorying food and non-food supplies based on sound principles of management. Program Accountability

Ensure CNP compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and policies. Provide technical assistance and training for school food service personnel, school administrators, and other school support staff. Develop guidelines for providing services in response to disaster or emergency situations. Nutrition and Menu Planning

Develop cost-effective menus that maintain nutrition integrity and meet all local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations. Work with principals and director in establishing a district wellness policy, setting goals to benefit the school and the community. Assess customer preferences, industry trends, and current research to plan menus that encourage participation in the CNP. Work with school staff, teachers, parents, and physicians to plan menus for children with special nutritional needs. Requisition government (USDA) commodities and plan for efficient use of the food each year that was allocated for Summit Academy. General Management

Assist in preparation of reports and materials for the Board of Education regarding activities of the Department of Nutrition Services and to respond to their requests as required. Employ management techniques to maintain an effective and efficient CNP. Implement policies and procedures to ensure the effective operation of the CNP. Develop a long-range program for establishing professional status for the CNP’s role in the education community. Manage food storage to ensure storage at proper temperatures and access to food storage areas to ensure safety of food. Personnel Management

Implement personnel policies and procedures for the CNP according to district and board policies, state, and federal regulations and laws. Establish standards for the professional development of the district’s CNP personnel. Establish job performance standards, plan work schedules, and train employees. Develop methods for hiring, training, and evaluating personnel that recognize education, experience, performance, and certification. Promote teamwork and efficient production work. Assist in establishing uniform personnel policies for school food service employees, basic job descriptions, salary schedules, benefits, and evaluating personnel. Work with principals to plan school meal schedules that follow the National School Lunch guidelines and the school’s needs. Establish good rapport with students, teachers, administrators, and staff of Summit Academy. Facility Layout and Design and Equipment Selection

Assist with designing and planning facilities that ensure high quality customer service, wholesome food production, and efficient workflow. Determine equipment needs and specifications consistent with program needs and budget. Manage service and preventive maintenance of equipment at each school. Set guidelines on new equipment purchasing and replacement. Computer Technology

Implement management information systems that increase the productivity and efficiency of the school food and nutrition operation. Train staff to use computer technology in individual school sites to improve management techniques.


Competitive salary through our salary schedule (Range of $51,500 to $61,500), based on experience. Full-time 11-month position (August 1 through June 30), 40-hours per week. Health, dental, vision insurance. Paid time off. Retirement package through Utah Retirement Systems. Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $51,500.00 - $61,500.00 per year


401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Schedule:

8 hour shift Monday to Friday Ability to commute/relocate:

Draper, UT 84020: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred) Education:

Dietitian & Nutritionist Managers: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: One location

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Summit Academy

1225 E 13200 S , Draper, UT 84020

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Summit Academy

1225 E 13200 S , Draper, UT 84020