Floating-School Nutrition Manager I

Alexandria City Public Schools
Alexandria, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 6, 2023

Job Details

Job Description

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 Demands
  • 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:
ACHS King Street Campus
Salary Range:
$27,609.68 - $33,952.80 / School Nutrition Services SUP-13
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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2000 N Beauregard St

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