Floating-School Nutrition Manager I

Alexandria, Virginia
Jul 21, 2023
Oct 14, 2023
Full Time

The Floating School Nutrition Manager role will act as a manager at various locations and times throughout the district depending on the needs of the schools. The floating school nutrition manager will coordinate food and supply orders and deliveries; provides comprehensive training of all food service staff; supervises food services activities at assigned sites; organizes food preparation activities; assists food service workers with food preparation and serving; confirms quantities and quality of food items available for use; provides written reports; and complies with mandated health requirements. This role will be a 10 month position, location and hours may vary. Must be available between the hours of 5am and 2:30pm.

This job reports to the Director of School Nutrition Services and/or Operations Supervisor and building Principal.


Education: High School diploma or equivalent.

Certificates & Licenses: Certified Food Safety/Food Protection Manager or completion of the Food Manager's exam within 30 days of hire.

Experience: Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.

Essential Functions

Financial Management:

• Completes daily accountability reports and submits by established deadlines.

• Follows established price list for all sales to students, staff and patrons.

• Works with food service associates to assure accurate and timely daily reporting.

• Strives to achieve established goals for food and labor by utilizing labor and resources efficiently.

• Processes receipts for completing and documenting transactions and/or preparing deposits for bank drop.

• Merchandises and markets the school food service program to schools and the community.

Material and Facilities Management:

• Orders weekly supplies by established due dates based on resources on hand and forecast production requirements.

• Checks quality, quantity, and accuracy of weekly deliveries and invoices. Sends signed, verified invoices within guidelines established.

• Establishes forecasting, sets production needs, and plans employee work schedules, to ensure each meal meets requirements as established by USDA and ACPS School Nutrition Services.

• Assists in selecting ala carte items and menu choices, for breakfast/lunch/snacks which meet USDA guidelines.

• Maintains high standards of sanitation and safety according to guidelines of State and Local authorities, and ACPS.

• Follows menus using standardized recipes. Oversees foods being prepared are accurately weighed, measured, and portioned, according to recipe or portion chart. Maintains legible and accurate recipes for all departments.

• Maintains high quality of product, storage, and preparation techniques.

• Inventories food, condiments, supplies and equipment at specified intervals for the purpose of ensuring availability of items and limiting losses.

• Knowledge and ability to work all areas and phases of operation to include computers and POS terminals.

Staff Management:

• Supervises all food service workers and other personnel as assigned.

• Provides adequate coverage and ensures compliance with health, safety and nutritional standards of central kitchen operations

• Works with SNS leadership in training and orienting new employees.

• Keeps all staff informed and aware of matters that affect their position and work environment.

• Conducts regular school meetings to accomplish goals, share ideas, and communicate changes.

• Handles employees' complaints and grievances and maintains lines of communication with Director.

• Conducts performance appraisals within established School Nutrition Services policy.

• Provides on-going training and assistance to employees for food, production, serving and equipment use.

General Management:

• Assists in maintaining a disciplined work group, deals fairly with staff without discrimination.

• Communicates fairly and pleasantly with district personnel, students, and the community.

• Supports the value of continuing education by attending meetings, classes, in-services and workshops as required by the School Nutrition Service Administration.

• Supports the Mission Statement of Alexandria City Public Schools, the assigned school, and the Nutrition Services Department.

• Follows Division and School Nutrition Services policies and procedures.

• Reports to work as designated in the employee handbook &/or manager's handbook.

• Demonstrates the willingness to work as a team with kitchen, school, and administrative staff.

• Identifies personal goals for upcoming appraisal period and works toward the achievement of these goals.

• Assists food service personnel in identifying goals for upcoming appraisal period and provides opportunity for achieving these goals.

• Establishes and maintains a line of communication with building Principal.

• Works with school staff and students to promote healthy food choices for all.

• Maintains an accurate inventory of all kitchen supplies.

• Follows all established guidelines as identified in the School Nutrition Services employee handbook.

• Collects free and reduced meal applications to determine eligibility under program guidelines.

• Performs other duties as needed to accomplish department goals.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions

• Requires prolonged standing and working near and around moving mechanical parts.

• Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift (to 40+ lbs.), carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials.

• Requires stooping, bending and reaching.

• Must work in a noisy and crowded environment with various climate temperatures.

• Must work in and around fumes, chemicals and odors.


• Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.

• Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Salary Range:
20.98/hour - 25.98/hour / School Nutrition Services SUP-13
Shift Type:

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