School Nutrition Manager Trainee

Alexandria City Public Schools
1340 Braddock Place
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

Manages Others
From $15.48 To $18.48
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description


The job of School Nutrition Manager Trainee was established for the purpose/s of coordinating food and supply orders and deliveries; providing comprehensive training of all food service staff; supervising food services activities at assigned sites; organizing food preparation activities; assisting food service workers with food preparation and serving; confirming quantities and quality of food items available for use; providing written reports; conducting site reviews at finishing kitchens; and complying with mandated health requirements.


Education: Targeted job-related education that meets the organization’s prerequisite requirements.

Certificates & Licenses: None required.


  • Job-related within the specialized fields with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
  • Essential FunctionsAssists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.
  • Assists with coordinating catering functions for the purpose of ensuring adequate food, supplies, decorations, labor, etc. for scheduled events.
  • Collects free and reduced meal applications for the purpose of determining eligibility under program guidelines.
  • Conducts training sessions and/or periodic site reviews of finishing kitchens for the purpose of improving manager skills, assisting managers in maintaining appropriate inventory levels, and/or making recommendations concerning operating procedures.
  • Estimates food preparation amounts and adjusts standardized recipes as required for the purpose of meeting projected meal requirements and minimizing waste.
  • Inspects food and/or supply deliveries for the purpose of verifying quantity and specifications of orders and/or complying with mandated health requirements.
  • Inventories food, condiments, supplies, and equipment at specified intervals for the purpose of ensuring the availability of items and limiting losses.
  • Maintains product nutrition information for the purpose of ensuring compliance with USDA guidelines.
  • Manages site operations (e.g. monitor meal accounts, evaluate new products and/or menus, etc.) for the purpose of providing safe and efficient food services at the assigned site in compliance with mandated nutritional and health requirements.
  • Monitors food service facilities (e.g. kitchen equipment, trays, utensils, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring a safe, clean, and sanitary working environment.
  • Orders food, equipment, and supplies for the purpose of maintaining an adequate inventory to complete jobs efficiently within budget guidelines.
  • Orients and trains new employees to work center and school site processes for the purpose of providing information regarding site operations and activities.
  • Oversees quantity food preparation, cooking, serving, and transportation of food and beverage items for the purpose of meeting mandated nutritional and health requirements.
  • Performs functions of other positions within the area of responsibility for the purpose of ensuring adequate coverage of foodservice operations.
  • Prepares reports and documents (e.g. training records, meal program records, inventory reports, reconciliation reports, cash summary, payroll sheets, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support, conveying information, and/or complying with established guidelines.
  • Processes receipts for the purpose of completing and documenting transactions and/or preparing deposits for bank drop.
  • Promotes food and nutrition services to schools and communities for the purpose of increasing participation and building name recognition.
  • Responds to inquires of students, staff, and the public for the purpose of providing information and direction regarding nutritional programs and services.
  • Schedules work hours and assignments for food service staff for the purpose of providing coverage for daily operations.
  • Supervises food service workers and other personnel as assigned (e.g. interviews, trains, evaluates, disciplines, etc.) for the purpose of maximizing the efficiency of the workforce and meeting shift requirements.


  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.
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