Job Title: Manager, Food and Nutrition Services Program

Reports to:Senior Manager of Food and Nutrition Services
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:1424
Salary Schedule:MGT08B


Responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and monitoring specific Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) departmental functions with an emphasis on nutrition/wellness, finance/operations, team development, or marketing and grants. This includes direct supervision of staff and overseeing day-to-day operations.


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. Plan, organize, and manage activities related to menu planning, food procurement, product testing, product holds and/or recalls, and utilization of USDA commodities; and supervise, evaluate, train, and delegate work to appropriate staff.
  2. Coordinate the implementation of food service automation for nutritional analysis, inventory control and menu costing.
  3. Ensure all meals and a la cart foods offered to students comply with federal standards and requirements.
  4. Work with medical authorities and school food service personnel to provide student menus in compliance with documented dietary restrictions.
  5. Coordinate District Wellness Policy and work with related community programs.
  6. Coordinate menus, supplies, and staffing related to emergency shelters feeding.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Plan, organize, and manage activities related to all aspects of food service accounting; and supervise, evaluate, train and delegate work to appropriate staff.
  2. Prepare and monitor the annual food service budget and related financial statements and records for all FNS programs, including reimbursement reports, labor allocations, participation reports, capital outlay, and monthly profit and loss statements for the food service operation.
  3. Coordinate financial reporting through computer software applications, and plan and coordinate workflow of data input.
  4. Review changes in local, state, and federal regulations, including Florida Statutes, School Board Policy, and Child Nutrition regulations for accountability.
  5. Oversee free and reduced-price meal application processing and verification.
  6. Prepare and oversee contracts with charter schools and bank courier services and assist with other financial services bids.
  7. Oversee year-end closing of FNS and assist with year-end closing of accounts payable.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Team Development

  1. Plan, organize, and manage activities related to the hiring and professional development of all school FNS personnel; and supervise, evaluate, train, and delegate work to appropriate staff, including FNS relief workers.
  2. Work with human resources personnel to recruit personnel and monitor professional development and certification requirements for job advancement.
  3. Develop, coordinate, and oversee the management internship and leadership development programs for FNS personnel.
  4. Coordinate FNS training design and the development of training materials to ensure all programs are aligned to meet department growth opportunities.
  5. Develop, monitor, and evaluate annual professional development plans, including long-term and short-term goals for assigned personnel and school-based management.
  6. Recommend annual budgetary items for training and team development.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Plan, organize, and manage activities related to marketing strategies, the application and administration of grants, and quality assurance processes for the department; and supervise, evaluate, train, and delegate work to appropriate staff.
  2. Coordinate the strategic development process, aligning department communication, marketing, and professional development goals with the District’s vision.
  3. Work with communications personnel to manage the department website and ensure all marketing and communication efforts are consistent with district guidelines and policies.
  4. Prepare and/or assist with department and school based FNS program grant applications and assist with related budget administration.
  5. Coordinate the development and implementation of quality assurance processes and FNS site reviews for all schools.
  6. Conduct focus groups and prepare reports for new financial growth opportunities to generate additional revenues.
  7. 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.


  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with a variety of stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner
  • 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
  • Specific knowledge related to nutrition/wellness, finance/operations, team development, marketing/grants, quality assurance, and/or school support


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in food and nutrition, institutional food management, business, or a related field.
  • Three (3) years of experience in school food service, nutrition, finance, team development, marketing/grants, or a related field.


  • Registered Dietitian credentialed with the Commission of Dietetic Registration. (Required for Nutrition Area)
  • Licensed Dietitian with the State of Florida. (Required for Nutrition Area)


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in food and nutrition, institutional food management, business, or a related field.
  • School Nutrition Specialist credentialed with the School Nutrition Association.
  • School Nutrition Association active membership.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and School Board policies as they pertain to the school food service programs.
  • Knowledge of School Nutrition Association certification policies and procedures.
  • Experience with K-12 distribution operations.
  • Experience with food procurement and commodity foods processing.
  • Experience with food service automation systems.
  • Experience with current database and marketing technologies.
  • Experience with K-12 school food service in a large school system


Direct supervision of assigned support personnel. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems; training employees; evaluating performance; 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, scanners, 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.

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