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Long Beach Unified School District

Child Nutrition Specialist
Closing Date:  October 03, 2016

Job Description:  Under general supervision, plan, coordinate and implement District-wide nutrition education promotional programs and activities; develop and provide nutrition education training opportunities for District staff and parents; participate in developing District menus and recipes; serve as a technical resource to District staff, parents and others regarding nutrition and health; perform related duties as assigned.

Job Responsibility:  The classification specification does not describe all duties performed by all incumbents within the class. This summary provides examples of typical tasks performed in this classification.

  • Plan, coordinate and implement a variety of District-wide nutrition education promotional programs and activities such as Harvest of the Month and Nutrition Advisory Council in accordance with established procedures and regulations. E
  • Serve as a technical resource to District staff, parents and others regarding nutrition and health; respond to inquiries and provide information concerning programs, policies and procedures related to health and nutrition. E
  • Participate in researching, developing and testing District menus, serving guides and recipes; test and make recommendations regarding testing procedures, purchase of new food items, improved recipes, new products and menu items; conduct cooking and taste tests at school sites. E
  • Develop special diets for students according to physician instructions and District policy. E
  • Analyze food products and menu patterns utilizing specialized software; assure nutritional content and meal component standard comply with applicable regulations and nutritional standards; assure products are compatible with meal cost limitations and recommend selling prices as appropriate; calculate serving sizes; analyze planned menus for a variety of special programs. E
  • Develop nutrition education training workshops for District staff and parents; provide training to District teachers regarding linking nutrition education to core curriculum standards; coordinate, schedule and conduct meetings, training sessions, workshops, conferences and special events for District staff, parents and the community. E
  • Develop and set up materials for training workshops; duplicate handouts, create overhead slides, prepare packets of information for attendees and assure appropriate training materials are available for use. E
  • Develop and adapt nutrition lesson plans for teachers; preview and recommend appropriate classroom materials, videos and books for purchase; survey teachers to assess success of trainings and determine materials and information utilized in the classroom; distribute, collect and tally teacher survey results; package and distribute reinforcement items to teachers who respond to surveys. E
  • Provide culturally and linguistically appropriate nutrition information and materials to parents and community members; perform food demonstrations and taste tests. E
  • Prepare, handle, store and transport food items in accordance with health and safety regulations; maintain equipment, carts and utensils in a clean and sanitary condition; wash cooking and serving equipment and utensils. E
  • Support community, regional and statewide efforts towards nutrition education and physical activity promotion; participate in a wide variety of meetings and conferences; attend health fairs and other related events; develop and make presentations at events as requested. E
  • Estimate and order food and supplies needed for assigned activities; communicate with outside vendors and Nutrition Center staff regarding orders; plan for the use of surplus food in menus and recommend ordering of surplus foods. E
  • Provide portable cooking carts to qualifying schools; order and assemble carts; order and stock cooking cart utensils; facilitate installation of cabinet locks and delivery of cooking carts. E
  • Visit school sites to observe nutrition activities and assess site needs; conduct training for school staff supervising eating areas; provide technical assistance to site staff regarding preparing and serving foods; drive a vehicle to various sites to conduct work. E
  • Enhance eating environments of school cafeterias; purchase and distribute attractive healthy eating and physical activity materials such as posters and other informative items. E
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of files, records and reports related to assigned activities; compose and distribute a variety of correspondence and materials concerning health, nutrition and related programs including brochures and newsletters. E
  • Communicate with administrators, outside organizations and District staff to coordinate activities, resolve issues and exchange information. E
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software; operate standard nutrition service equipment such as blenders, skillets, food processors and can openers. E

Note: At the end of some of the duty statements there is an italicized "E" which identifies essential duties required of the classification. This is strictly for use in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Employment Standards:
Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of quantity food preparation and nutrition.
  • Nutritional requirements of school-aged children.
  • Menu development, analysis and planning techniques including food values, combinations, allergies and substitutions.
  • Modern commercial kitchen equipment and utensils.
  • Sanitation and safety practices related to the handling and serving of food.
  • Nutrition Services organization, operations, policies and objectives.
  • Proper methods of food rotation and storage.
  • Inventory methods and practices.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
  • Operation of a computerized point of sale system.
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Mathematical computations.

Ability to:
  • Plan, coordinate and implement District-wide nutrition education promotional programs and activities.
  • Assure nutrition service programs and menus comply with applicable federal regulations and nutrition standards.
  • Develop and provide nutrition education training opportunities for teachers and parents.
  • Participate in developing District menus and recipes.
  • Maintain nutrition service equipment and areas in a clean and sanitary condition.
  • Perform food demonstrations and taste tests.
  • Prepare, handle, store and transport food items in accordance with health and safety regulations.
    Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Interpret, apply, explain and maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.
  • Maintain a variety of records and files and prepare reports.
  • Observe and follow health and safety regulations.
  • Operate modern commercial kitchen equipment and utensils.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Make accurate mathematical computations.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Plan and organize work.

Job Requirement:  Education and Training:
  • Bachelor's degree in institutional food management, nutrition, dietetics or a related field.

  • One year of experience in institutional food service production involving menu planning and nutritional analysis.
  • Any other combination of training and experience that could likely provide the desired skills, knowledge or abilities may be considered.

Special Requirements:
  • Incumbents must possess and maintain status as a Registered Dietitian in accordance with the American Dietetic Association standards.
  • Valid California Class C driver's license and use of a personal automobile.
  • Incumbents must obtain a valid Food Handler's certificate issued by an authorized agency within completion of probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment in this classification.

Contact:  Shristie Nair

All applications will be accepted online only: Apply now

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KeyImpact Sales

Education Specialist
Closing Date:  October 01, 2016

Job Description:  Manage and grow territory by maximizing Principals sales goals, maintaining a positive business relationship with distributors, principals, and operators. Strives for additional product introductions. Act as a liaison between principal's strategic goals and the operators needs.

Job Responsibility:  (This list may not include all the duties assigned)
  1. Call on and present focus lines to the Top 30 School Districts in your market.
  2. Drive company sales by aggressively marketing and presenting manufacturers' product to maximize commissions.
  3. Enter all activity and sales into CRM. Be up to date on your objectives.
  4. Have on file a completed School Account Form and copy of current bid for your Top 30.
  5. Meet the criteria for the Manufactures sales campaigns, scheduled appointments, presentations, and signups for Top 30.
  6. Manage daily customer's functions such as answering customer phone calls, reviewing respective buyers, and schedule and prepare for meetings to help meeting company objectives.
  7. Follow the direction of your objectives focused on new product introduction with live samples and creating demands with sales.
  8. Perform sales calls to set-up appointments with principal sales reps and/or customers and visit them to show products.
  9. Prepare and present at customer's meetings and trainings to introduce products, allow distributor sales representative to taste and see product, and educate sales people on product.
  10. Maintain accurate/proper customer records to bid-coordinator.
  11. Assist the bid coordinator in gathering bid results/awards.
  12. Conduct marketing reviews with customers to discuss business activity, new opportunities and address any competition issues to gain an understanding of our business by vender and be able to react to business needs and grow business.
  13. Prepare reports to senior management and Principal's to provide principals and management with information regarding sales, business activity and market trends.
  14. Develop budget and sales plans with directors.
  15. Coordinating and preparing for food shows to ensure product and staff will be at event.
  16. Focus on competition by understanding the entire competitive landscape and communicate information to our Principals and continued awareness of competitive manufacturers such as their weekly usage, and what Operators and competitors are selling.
  17. Must maintain a current and valid driver's license.
  18. Perform additional duties as required.

Job Requirement:  Abilities
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to work independently with little supervision, to prioritize/plan your schedule. Able to multi-task. Able to get along with others and provide superior customer service. Good decision and negotiating skills. Effective time-management skills. Maintain high level of professionalism.

Prefer college degree in business or related field or equivalent experience. Must have 2 years of previous sales experience. Knowledge of brokerage business and relationship to Principals and overall business. Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, & Outlook.

Training Required
Product and sales training

Supervisory Responsibilities

Working Conditions
Frequent on the road driving; highly concentrated mental and visual alertness. Major portion of the day is spent talking either in-person or by telephone dealing with customer service issues. Frequent up/down motion to perform duties. Moderate typing, calculating or otherwise working with fingers. Visual acuity. Ability to hear and received detailed information.

Calculator, personal computer, telephone, fax, and copier. Must have some form of reliable transportation to get to and from accounts.

Contact:  Apply online

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