School Nutrition Manager I

Alexandria, Virginia
Jan 03, 2022
Mar 01, 2022
Full Time
Job Description:
The School Nutrition Manager I coordinates 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 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
  • Tuberculosis Skin

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


Primary Location:
James Polk Elementary School
Salary Range:
$17.96 - $22.09 / School Nutrition Services SUP-05
Shift Type:

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