Food Services Manager Columbia Heights Public Schools
- Date Posted January 05, 2022
- Location Columbia Heights, MN
- Category Education / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
Performs difficult administrative work planning menus, reviewing nutrition values, ensuring sanitation and safety practices, training subordinates and overseeing food preparations, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Director of Finance and Operations. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in food/nutrition and/or business or related area. Four years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. School Food and/or high volume multiple unit food service management experience preferred.
- Minnesota Level 3 School Nutrition Association Certification.
- ServSafe Food Safety Certification.
- Minnesota Food Manager License.
- Experience working in a multi cultural setting and with diverse groups of people preferred.
- Alternatives to the qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable will also be considered.
- A valid driver's license is necessary because traveling between school buildings for work-related tasks is occasionally necessary.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Develops and maintains the food service mission statement, strategic plan, goals and objectives; evaluates program services, needs and outcomes.
- Assigns, directs, trains and reviews staff work; provides recommendations regarding hiring, transferring, promoting, suspending, terminating and demoting employees; evaluates performance and develops staff schedules.
- Determines training needs; coordinates and oversees the scheduling and approval of training sessions, workshops and seminars as needed.
- Conducts orientation, training and development programs for department employees through individual or group meetings, counseling, in-service programs, demonstrations, etc.
- Develops and maintains procedure manuals for the food services program.
- Oversees and manages all warehousing, distribution and purchasing of food, equipment, services and supplies.
- Develops product specifications; meets and reviews products with vendors; resolves order discrepancies; handles bids.
- Forecasts operational revenues and expenditures; manages division budget and monitors fiscal operations; determines capital outlay needs; maintains system of accountability.
- Manages food safety and sanitation using Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point principals and standards.
- Conducts food safety and sanitation inspections; implements corrective action plans; maintains records, reports and logs.
- Creates short- and long-range equipment needs and site maintenance; ensures equipment and work areas are well maintained.
- Shares information, markets and promotes the food services program with internal and external stakeholders, local media and print publications, community groups, staff and parents.
- Plans and writes nutritious menus that are prepared in compliance with USDA rules and regulations.
- Monitors food preparations including quality, serving techniques, portion control, appearance, efficiency, wholesomeness, etc.
- Conducts nutritional analysis of menus using software; works with school nurses supplying information and accommodating nutritional needs for children with special dietary needs.
- Develops, implements and maintains the free and reduced meals practices and procedures, the computerized meal accounting system and the Educational Benefits program.
- Prepares local, state and federal reports including monthly reimbursements, USDA commodity receipts, usage and inventory.
- Attends, participates and represents the district before various groups, committees, task forces and professional organizations at the local, metro, regional and state level.
- Attends work regularly and arrives on time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the receiving, preparation, storing, cooking and serving of food in large quantities; thorough knowledge of food quality and values and nutritional and economical substitutions within food groups; thorough knowledge of kitchen sanitation and safety procedures used in food handling and in the cleaning and care of utensils, equipment and work areas; thorough knowledge of USDA rules and regulations; general knowledge of special dietary requirements; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to prepare reports; ability to train subordinates in the preparation, cooking and serving of food; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, school officials, students, parents and the general public. Compensation this position is : salaried, 75k-100k Application instructions