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Coordinator of School Nutrition Support - School Nutrition - Central Office

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License and Certification Qualifications: Registered and licensed dietitian and ServSafe certification required.

Education Qualifications: Master's degree in related field required.

Experience Qualifications: Five years experience in management, supervisory, administrative, or instructional capacity required. Clinical dietetics and nutrition education teaching experience preferred.

Skills Qualifications: Ability to communicate with others in effective and tactful manner; ability to transfer knowledge of School Nutrition Program policies and procedures to nutrition employees; ability to present current nutrition information to a variety of audiences in an informative and interesting format with appropriate audiovisual aids; ability to analyze existing processes and identify areas for improvement; ability to manage multiple tasks, personnel, time and deadlines; ability to project and generate positive attitudes; ability to work successfully with colleagues; and ability to work across functional boundaries and interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for overseeing the purchasing process of food for the School Nutrition Program (SNP), managing the SNP menu development to ensure compliance with all United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal pattern requirements, and providing nutritional education and guidance to students, parents, faculty, and staff.

1. Develop and maintain all program menus to ensure compliance with USDA meal patterns and student acceptability, while also balancing kitchen production feasibility.
a. Build all program menus and utilize the assistance of the Culinary Coordinator.
b. Keep current with all nutrition regulations from USDA. c. Ensure compliance with Smart Snack regulations and communicate Smart Snack information to local schools and vendors. Provide training as needed.
d. Work with food manufactures and brokers on menu needs and product development.

2. Assist the Director of School Nutrition with the procurement process by identifying procurement and purchasing needs for the menus.
a. Initiate and participate in food manufacture and broker meetings.
b. Organize and maintain product information to include crediting statements, food labels and additional instructions.
c. Work with the Culinary Coordinator to set up any food demos and product sampling.

3. Oversee the purchase of food items once they are on contract.
a. Lead menu and product forecasting based on menu placement with the assistance of the SNP Procurement Agent.

4. Provide nutritional guidance to SNP staff, local school staff and students.
a. Assist with the development of special diets needed for students.
b. Maintain accurate records of our food items with nutritional information.

5. Create and maintain Carbohydrate Menus and an Allergen Database.

6. Coordinate in the planning, development, and teaching of SNP specific training classes as needed.
a. Teach all nutrition related classes as needed.

7. Plan and coordinate the annual training project.
a. Work with the Director of School Nutrition to plan annual project.
b. Maintain annual records that the project produces.

8. Plan and coordinate the Farm to School Program.
a. Work with the Culinary Coordinator to develop recipes and taste tests of local food items.
b. Communicate the Farm to School program and annual plan to the SNP managers and local schools as appropriate.

9. Oversee and maintain approved produce list for the menus to include commercial contracted items and the Department of Defense (DOD) items.
a. Monitor weekly producing pricing and make approval decisions in favor of budgetary goals for food costs.
b. Consider menu requirements and needs when making decisions and include the other members of the menu planning team as needed.

10. Serve as the liaison to school community and teams needing nutrition expertise such as school nurses, clinic workers, PTSA’s (Parent Teacher Student Association) and nutrition related clubs.
a. Obtain student feedback and insight on menus and food products as needed.

11. Support the Operation Specialists and Coordinators to ensure successful local schools’ programs.
a. Assist with local school training as needed.
b. Conduct site visits as needed.

12. Assist with web content as it pertains to nutrition education.

13. Assist with new projects as assigned.

14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to touch, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Jun 02, 2022. Gwinnett County Public Schools Jobs from GA Job Source

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