Job Title: Director, Food, Nutrition and Distribution Services

Reports to:Executive Director for Support Services
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:1205
Salary Schedule:MGT10


Responsible for overseeing and directing the operations and staff of a self-supporting school food services operation. This includes leading the District’s school food services, student wellness, and distribution services operations and programs efficiently and effectively to attain the District’s desired results supporting student achievement.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers preparing, serving, and cashiering for foods served to students and adults; delivering goods and services through the warehouse and mail center; and performing housekeeping functions at the District office complex.
  2. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, make recommendations for appropriate employment actions, and develop staff development training for all assigned staff.
  3. Communicate with other administrators, district personnel, and vendors to coordinate food activities and programs, student wellness, and distribution operations; and resolve issues and conflicts.
  4. Provide cost impact analysis as requested, complete required reports, and maintain departmental records.
  5. Direct the development of the departmental improvement plan.
  6. Develop and present periodic reports and analysis for food service and distribution programs.
  7. Coordinate the annual evaluation of the food service program as required by federal regulations.
  8. Develop an annual needs assessment for the food service and distribution services programs.
  9. Develop leadership training for food service and warehouse management.
  10. Attend state and federal meetings to stay abreast of regulation changes.
  11. Plan and manage the department budget.
  12. Coordinate cafeteria renovations.
  13. Implement programs to feed the economically needy.
  14. Assist school staff, parents, and students in promoting good nutrition and sanitation in the food service program.
  15. Coordinate menus, supplies, and staffing related to emergency shelters feeding.
  16. Oversee the development and publication of standardized menus ensuring nutrition and program compliance.
  17. Oversee billing and purchasing procedures ensuring compliance with state and federal laws.
  18. Oversee nutritional standards of Pre-K/Head Start programs.
  19. Coordinate implementation of the District Wellness Policy and work with related community programs.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and School Board policies as they pertain to school food service and distribution services programs.
  • Knowledge of school food service operation and management theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of personnel procedures.
  • Knowledge of nutrition and the ability to apply such knowledge to program operations.
  • Knowledge of distribution systems and mail services programs.
  • Knowledge of food service automation systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of and experience with operational and financial reporting.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in food and nutrition, institutional food management, business, or a related field
  • Five (5) years of experience in school food service administration, management, or a related field
  • Experience with food procurement, processing, and purchasing requirements and procedures
  • Experience with K-12 school food service in a large school system




  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in food and nutrition, institutional food management, business, or related field.
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) credentialed with the Commission of Dietetic Registration.
  • Licensed Dietitian with the State of Florida.
  • School Nutrition Specialist credentialed with the School Nutrition Association.
  • School Nutrition Association active membership.


Direct supervision of assigned food, nutrition, and distribution services personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; promoting and transferring employees; and interviewing, testing, hiring, and assignment of personnel.


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director, Food, Nutrition and Distribution Services;   EST: June 4, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: June 4, 2013