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Director - Student Nutrition Services - Porterville Unified School District
Director of Food Services (Child Nutrition) - Ocean View School District
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Porterville Unified School District

Director - Student Nutrition Services
Closing Date:  May 13, 2016

Job Description:  Description and Application available on
Porterville Unified:

Under the administrative direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Business Services. The District School Nutrition Director will oversee all aspects of the district Child Nutrition Program (CNP) operation. The job functions include administrating, planning, directing assessing, implementing, and evaluating the program in order to meet the nutritional and educational needs of children, as they relate to the CNP. The CNP is to provide an environment that supports healthy food habits while maintaining program integrity and customer satisfaction.

Job Responsibility:  Find Out more

Job Requirement:  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent educational experience with academic major in food service management , dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition edcuation, culinary arts, business, or related fields. OR Bachelor's Degree in any academic major, and a State recognized certificate for school nutrition directors. OR Bachelor's degree in any major and at least five years of experience in management of school nutrition programs.

Preferred: Three letters of recommendation.
  • Copy of Transcript (Transcript or diploma showing BA/BS)
  • Letter of Introduction
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Resume

Contact:  Apply Online

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Ocean View School District

Director of Food Services (Child Nutrition)
Closing Date:  May 10, 2016

Job Description:  Please visit Edjoin to view the job description and complete the application. Applications will only be accepted online through Edjoin.

Applications will be accepted online only through Edjoin.

Job Responsibility:  Salary $5,961 to $7,263 monthly (in five yearly increments)

Benefits package includes 22 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 14 paid holidays per year.

Job Requirement:  Full time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Located at the District Office.

Contact:  Personnel Commission
17200 Pinehurst Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
714-847-2551 extension 1400

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Oxnard School District

Director of Child Nutrition Services
Closing Date:  May 06, 2016

Job Description:  SALARY: $85,494 - $101,572 Annually

The Oxnard School District in beautiful Ventura County, CA welcomes applications for the position of Director of Child Nutrition Services. OSD is a K-8 district serving approximately 16,900 students at 20 school sites.

Under the direction of the Deputy Superintendent - Business and Fiscal Services, plans, develops, organizes, and directs the Child Nutrition Program of the District, reviews and monitors the operations and activities of the school site cafeterias; provides supervision and
training to program staff; and performs a variety of other duties relative to assigned area of responsibility.

This is a single position classification responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Child Nutrition and student meal programs of the District to ensure proper nutrition for all students
which directly supports student learning and achievement.

Job Responsibility:  ESSENTIAL DUTIES
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and administers the operation and activities of the District Child Nutrition Services department to provide student meals and other special nutritional services for all sites;
  • Plans and directs food service programs in compliance with accepted economic principles and District policies; adheres to appropriate Federal, State, and local laws and regulations;
  • Establishes standards and administers the food service program in accordance with good nutritional, health, safety, and budget requirements; manages, plans, and supervises activities of school cafeterias;
  • Directs, plans, and coordinates the preparation of nutritionally balanced food service menus in accordance with the National School Meal Program requirements; inspects and tests food for quality;
  • Develops specifications for purchase of equipment, supplies and food products; communicates with vendors, and develops contracts with other agencies and outside businesses; estimates and directs the ordering of quantities of food needed on a districtwide basis;
  • Develops and prepares the annual budget and controls and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established limits;
  • Develops and implements the Local School Wellness Policies as specified by the California Department of Education;
  • Analyzes trends in school meal sales and costs, develops and implements marketing programs to meet customer needs, promotes the foods services program, and recommends actions to maintain sound financial operation;
  • Coordinates the preparation and dissemination of State and Federal required school breakfast and lunch related reports and oversees the completion of Federal and State reimbursement claims;
  • Establishes food service staffing patterns and interviews, selects, trains, counsels, evaluates, motivates, and disciplines employees assigned to Child Nutrition Services; act as a resource to staff in problem solving and providing feedback regarding potential problem situations;
  • Directs and assist in scheduling and the distribution of cafeteria supplies and food items; directs the distribution and use of foods secured from subsidy programs;
  • Evaluates operating facilities and makes recommendations regarding improvements in the safety and productivity of cafeteria operations; assists in planning cafeteria layouts and selection of new equipment; plans for the efficient use, care, maintenance, and repair of cafeteria equipment;
  • Oversees recordkeeping of schools, equipment maintenance costs, and inventory control of food supplies and equipment;
  • Assists federal, state and local inspectors/auditors by coordinating site visitations and providing information;
  • Prepares analysis and reports on the effectiveness of the food service program;
  • Communicates with administrators, personnel, and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts, and exchange information;
  • Conducts site visitations to monitor production, service, and food quality in order to determine the effectiveness of various food service units;
  • Coordinates organization of special dinners and banquets and after hours utilization of child nutrition service facilities and catering;
  • Prepares and delivers oral presentations to administrators, employees, and community members.

Education: One of the following (in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of
  1. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with a major in food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, or business administration.
  2. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in any major along with a State recognized School Nutrition Director certificate.
  3. A Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in any major. This option requires at least five years of management experience in a school nutrition program.

Experience: Five years of experience in school or institutional food service including
experience in the planning and preparation of food in large quantities, food purchasing, menu planning, accounting, and inventory. At least two years of the aforementioned experience must have been in a supervisory or lead capacity. Registered Dietician (R.D.) status with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) with the School Nutrition Association is desirable.

Special: Possession of a valid California Driver's License.

Ability to be insured, and continue to be insurable, by the District's liability insurance carrier.

In accordance with the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), incumbents must
complete eight hours of food safety training within 30 days of their start date. This requirement is waived if the individual has completed at least eight hours of food safety training within the five years prior to their start date.

In accordance with the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), incumbents must
complete 12 hours of continuing education per school year from training options available on the United States Department of Agriculture Professional Standards website

All licenses, certificates, and other requirements listed above are required at the time of employment and must be maintained during the course of employment unless otherwise noted.

Contact:  Please apply via our District website located at or at

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