The Virginia Department of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs (SNP), is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to administer the federal child nutrition programs at the state level. Responsibilities include: monitoring compliance; assisting SNP Specialists with federal program administrative reviews following the established procedures and USDA protocols to determine compliance with federal and state regulations and requirements for school meal programs; conducting federal program administrative reviews following the established procedures and USDA protocols to determine compliance with Federal and state regulations and requirements for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and At-risk portion of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for assigned non-school sponsors; providing technical assistance for SFSP, Seamless Summer Option (SSO), and the At-risk afterschool portion of the CACFP to the SNP Regional Specialists and their assigned school fund authorities (SFAs); providing comprehensive written reports including observations, findings and recommendations for program improvement and state regulations and guidance as necessary; providing technical assistance for SFSP, SSO, and the At-risk afterschool portion of the CACFP to the assigned non-school sponsors; coordinating, developing, and conducting training based on needs identified and overall training plans and objectives of the Office of School Nutrition Programs; and conducting semi-annual regional meetings in collaboration with SNP Regional Specialists. Two positions will be filled from this advertisement.
Considerable knowledge of the administration and management of school and child nutrition programs and the federal and state laws governing them Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition, food service operations including menu planning, food safety, food production and distribution systems that allow for efficient use of product, labor, and equipment; procurement systems; program, operational, and financial management and nutrition education Knowledge of state agency functions, school administration, state and local government procedures and policies Knowledge of adult instructional practices and training deliver models Excellent skills in written and oral communication Skills in planning, developing, and presenting training programs Computer skills in database management, spreadsheet applications, word processing, presentation software, nutrient analysis, internet, and web-based systems Skills in researching, collecting, organizing, and managing data Skills in report writing, delivering technical assistance and training to school divisions and non-school sponsors Demonstrate the ability to provide leadership and technical assistance to school divisions related to School and Child Nutrition Programs and food service management Demonstrate the ability to interpret policies and procedures, assess programs, identify problems, apply problem-solving techniques and determine improvements and solutions Demonstrate the ability to effectively and competently manage multiple assignments simultaneously and meet critical deadlines Demonstrate the ability to plan, develop, and conduct training programs for professionals, state staff, and local school division personnel; write reports; and analyze financial and operational data for assigned school divisions Demonstrate the ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals from a wide range of organization, to effectively present complex information to diverse audiences orally and in writing
Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in institutional management, food services, nutrition, public health/administration or dietetics or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree or equivalent of 36 credit hours of post-baccalaureate work preferred.
Professional experience in the administration of school and child nutrition programs.
Experience at the local school division level in administering, planning, managing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating school nutrition programs.
Experience in creating and delivering professional development and training programs.
Experience at the State Agency level in School Nutrition Programs is highly desirable. Registered Dietitian (RDN) with school nutrition experience highly desirable. School Nutrition Association membership with School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) credential or certification desirable.
Successful candidate must pass a criminal background check. Management approval to telework is contingent upon successful completion of 6 months of employment and the business needs of the work unit.
State Of Virginia