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Director of Student Nutrition (2023-2024 School Year)

Director of Student Nutrition (2023-2024 School Year)
POSITION: Director of Student Nutrition

DATE OF POSTING: March 1, 2023

DEADLINE: Until Filled

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent – Immediate Supervisor

To maintain a quality student nutrition program throughout the District.

1. Appropriate certification/licensure in Food Handling, Student Nutrition, Children Youth & Families Department (CYFD) At Risk, Children Youth & Families Department (CYFD) Summer Program Home Economics, Dietetics and Food Service.
2. Three years’ experience in Student Nutrition
3. Experience in supervising a food service program is desirable.
4. Ability to speak with clarity and poise.
5. Communicate accurately and effectively with both oral and written communication.
6. Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
7. Ability to work independently without close supervision.
8. Possess high level energy, enthusiasm, and personal initiative.
9. Ability to work cooperatively with teachers, staff and administrators.
10. Possess strong participatory management and high level of leadership abilities.
11. Experience in computer technology.
12. Valid driver’s license.
13. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable.

1. Comply with the state approved Code of Ethics of the Education Profession and uphold and enforce department/unit rules, administrative directives and regulations, Board Policy, and State and Federal regulations.
2. Demonstrate foresight, examine issues and take initiatives to improve the quality of Student Nutrition.
3. Embrace and encourage the acceptance of diversity.
4. Application for Summer Program and After School Program
5. Responsible for Summer Program and After School Program
6. Use effective people skills to communicate.
7. Provide and maintain an environment where optimal student growth can take place.
8. Demonstrate managerial leadership.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics of the educational organization.
10. Manage the resources for which he/she is responsible including personnel, finance, facilities, programs and time.
11. Use supervision, staff development and performance evaluation to improve the nutritional program.
12. Maintain a familiarity with current educational issues through a process of ongoing personal development.
13. Be responsible for health and well-being of every person who eats a meal at one of the cafeterias.
14. Communicate with managers and staff.
15. Communicate with students, all school personnel, parents, and community.
16. Maintain all reports and information required in the following specific areas:
a. National School Lunch Program
b. Community Eligibility Program (CEP)
c. Applications process
d. Commodity Program Order and Department of Defense
e. Delivery
f. Inventory
g. Claims
h. Procurement-bid
i. Vendors
j. Food and Non-food
k. Supplies and equipment
l. Budget
m. Marketing-menus
n. National School Breakfast Week and National School Lunch Week
o. Media
p. Monthly calendar for student nutrition activities
q. Newsletter as needed for student nutrition information
r. Meetings as needed for student nutrition staff and/or managers
s. Evaluations, student nutrition managers and school visits
t. Employment interviews
u. Process free/reduced applications if not participating in CEP program
v. Be responsible for school cafeteria and student nutrition staff.
w. Deal with information that is confidential regarding personnel and labor relations issues.

1. Communicate with central office administrators and school board.
2. Maintain positive relations with student nutrition managers, student nutrition staff, students, principals, assistant principals, faculty, custodians, maintenance, vendors.
3. Provide orientation for student nutrition substitutes.
4. Provide payroll information to student nutrition managers and staff.
5. Attend district meetings.
6. Attend professional development trainings, conferences and organizational meetings.
7. Perform fieldwork as necessary.
8. Perform other tasks as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Superintendent.

Sitting, standing, reaching, squatting, kneeling, climbing stairs, and moderate lifting may be required (up to 50 pounds). Eye/hand coordination, normal range of sight and depth perception.

Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions.

Must know how to properly operate, or be willing to learn to operate, all multimedia equipment including current technology. Knowledge of student nutrition equipment and machinery preferred.

Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality. Interruptions of work are routine. Flexibility and patience are required. Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision. After hours work may be required. Must be willing to work under stressful conditions.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: As approved by the Superintendent

SALARY: As per district salary schedule

EVALUATION: Performance of the job will be conducted by the Superintendent

1. Professional Application
2. Letter of Interest
3. Resume
4. Five letters of reference
5. Copy of certifications/licensure

Las Vegas City Schools
Human Resources Department
Director of Student Nutrition Vacancy
901 Douglas Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Phone (505) 454-5700

Las Vegas City Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status or handicap in compliance with federal and state laws. This job description identifies general responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all duties performed. This document is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, program/curriculum changes, and unforeseen events.
Contact Las Vegas City Schools
Phone: 505-454-5700
Fax: 505-454-5712

901 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, NM 87701