Nutrition Specialist

Food Services

No location specified

Full Time
$55,000 - $65,000 per year

Position Title: School Nutrition Specialist

Classification: Salaried/Exempt

Department: Nutrition Services Program

Reports To: Supervisor, Nutrition Services Program

Salary:  $55,000 - $65,000 Annually


SUMMARY: Assist Supervisor of Nutrition Services in conformance with Local, State and

Federal Regulations and requirements including public health and safety. Assist with menu planning,

facilities planning, resource allocation, and organization and implementation of nutrition programs.

Exhibits positive leadership of the district's Nutrition Services Program.



  • Supports the mission of Charlotte Public Schools
  • Supports the value of education
  • Complies with the privacy rights of students
  • Safeguards confidential and/or sensitive information
  • Communicates effectively with all the members of the school district and community
  • Provides excellence in customer service both internally and externally
  • Reacts to change productively
  • Keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques
  • Maintains accurate records and filing systems for accountability and audit purposes
  • Ensures that all activities conform to district and state guidelines


  • Be involved in the interview and hiring process for Nutrition Services Personnel
  • Conduct inspections of each school district facility as required
  • Utilize government commodities according to federal guidelines when planning menus
  • Assist with the procurement of food and supplies funded by the Child Nutrition Services budget
  • Insure menus meet the federal government nutrition standards
  • Assist in the implementation of the money collection and cash handling procedures for the 
  • Nutrition Service Program
  • Assist with accurate preparation and timely filing of all reports, records, and documentation
  • required for the Nutrition Services Program
  • Assist with the inspection, maintenance, and repair of school kitchens
  • Assist in training of Nutrition Services Personnel in Standardized Recipes, Product Record,
  • Point of Sale Software, and Inventory Control Software
  • Oversees the development of substitute training programs
  • Assist in the processing of the Free and Reduced Application
  • Play a significant leadership role in fostering professional growth and building of staff morale throughout the area of Nutrition Services
  • Assist with vending/competitive food sales to ensure compliance with District, State and Federal Policies
  • Develop departmental social media sites
  • Provide nutritional education classes as required
  • Regular and consistent attendance is an essential function of this position
  • Carry out all other duties as assigned


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in supervision of kitchen (site) managers and participate in performance management for staff.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to

perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the

knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must possess competence in

microcomputer operations including word processing, spreadsheets, relational databases and

presentation software.



  • Bachelor's Degree in related area preferred. Equivalent technical training and experience will be considered.
  • SNA Certified, or SNA Credentials preferred
  • Knowledge of Dietetic/Nutritional Standards of PK-12th grade preferred
  • Knowledge of Standardized recipes preferred
  • ServSafe certified preferred
  • Knowledge of CEP or Free and Reduced regulation preferred
  • Knowledge of operating a Point of Sales software system preferred
  • Knowledge of operating an Inventory Control software system preferred
  • Seven years' experience in Food Service operation with at least five years in a supervisory

position preferred

  • Any such combination of education and experience as the Board may find acceptable


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk and hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand and/or sit. The employee will frequently bend or twist at

the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job. The employee frequently is required to use

fingers, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and

repeat the same hand/arm/finger motion many times as in operating a calculator, computer, or cash

register. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities

required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and depth perception.


Charlotte Public Schools complies with all state and federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.  It is the policy of Charlotte Board of Education that no person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or handicap shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which it is responsible.



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