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Supervisor, Child Nutrition Site (Immediate)

KIPP Foundation

KIPP Foundation

Marketing & Communications, People & HR, Operations
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Company Description

About KIPP Texas Public Schools

KIPP Texas Public Schools is a network of 57 public charter, open-enrollment, pre-k-12 schools educating nearly 34,000 students across Austin, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. Together with families and communities, our mission is to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose - college, career, and beyond - so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Founded in Houston in 1994, and operating as KIPP Texas since 2018, our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in our classrooms, in our offices, and in the communities we serve is unwavering. We are looking to hire a diverse team of dynamic, collaborative, and dedicated individuals with an unyielding belief that every child will succeed. Join our Team and Family and champion equity, chase excellence, persist with purpose, bring joy, and help us rise together.

KIPP Public Schools is a national network of public charter schools that prepares students with the skills and confidence to create the future they want for themselves, their communities, and us all. We are a network of 280 schools, nearly 15,000 educators, and 175,000 students and alumni.

You can see all our job opportunities at https://kipptexas.org/join-our-team/.

Job Description

The Opportunity

The Child Nutrition Site Supervisor, under the direction of the Child Nutrition Operations Manager, works as a part of the KIPP Texas Public Schools Cafeteria Team. This individual will help to create a warm and friendly atmosphere to enhance students’ meal time experience. The CN Site Supervisor will efficiently handle the ordering, production and sale of food and prepare an accurate Food Production Record for Child Nutrition accounting purposes. The CN Site Supervisor will work effectively in the cafeteria/kitchen to provide direction to Child Nutrition Specialists and Lead Specialists. This position will abide by the strictest standards of physical and food safety, freshness and sanitation. This individual will promote a teamwork environment that contributes to the successful operation of a professional team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate Child Nutrition Specialist staff to perform duties as required by the Child Nutrition Department.

  • Foster and promote a teamwork environment that will contribute to the operation of a successful cafeteria.

  • Support Child Nutrition Operations Manager in the cafeteria administrative functions.

  • Know, understand and assist in implementing the requirements of the Child Nutrition Program.

  • Work on the serving line when necessary to ensure quick, smooth meal services.

  • Ability to communicate well with parents, school/program staff, vendors, and the general public.

  • Assist with Program (NSLP, SBP, Snack, Supper) implementation and compliance oversight.

  • Comply with Health Department Codes for food service

  • Comply with all safety measures and regulations throughout the cafeteria and kitchen

  • Ensure that Food Production Record keeping is completed accurately on a daily basis. Monitor all serving schedules and ensure that all food items are served according to menu specifications defined by departmental guidelines

  • Control and document product waste and spoilage

  • Understand the regulations and philosophies of the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and all other appropriate programs and supervise the site team to ensure compliance.

  • Manage staff to maintain high productivity levels

  • Support all efforts to recycle and compost

  • Assist in any area of production or service as needed

  • Use safety precautions relative to working with food service equipment and materials

  • Firm understanding of FIFO and the Temperature Danger Zone and ability to train the site team to meet standards

  • Follow established HACCP food safety, cleaning and maintenance procedures

  • Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and cafeteria area

  • Store stock in an efficient and safe manner

  • Complete on-site checks to verify adherence to federal, state, local and district standards regarding food production, health code requirements, food safety, service and quality.

  • Attend professional growth activities to keep abreast of innovative techniques for school child nutrition operations.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbally with team and management.

  • Must be self-motivated and able to independently and effectively problem solve .

  • Food Manager Certificate required.

  • Ability to adapt to change.

  • Maintain emotional control under stress.

  • Proficient use of computers, different communication equipment, and other common office equipment.

  • Work with frequent interruptions.

  • Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Works, etc.

  • Basic computer skills preferred (this included knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)

  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, is proactive and flexible, and is willing and able to play different roles in the team in order to meet the varied and constant needs of the students

Preferred Experience/Education

  • One (1) year supervisory experience

  • Three (3) years professional work experience in food and hospitality related role

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Experience in school-based Child Nutrition a strong plus

  • Experience in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and fast-growing organization a strong plus

  • Must be able to adopt new technology quickly and be very proficient with Microsoft and other productivity tools (BlueJeans, Slack, Google Drive)

Work Environment

  • Exposure to temperature variations and wet conditions

  • Requires moderate physical effort. Standing, carrying, bending, stretching, stooping, pulling, pushing, lifting.

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds without assistance, repetitively.

  • May walk and work on uneven and slick surfaces

  • Requires reaching above and below shoulder height

  • Some exposure to dust, gas, fumes and chemicals

  • Exposure to blood borne pathogens: Level III

  • May need to use a ladder or stool to reach product or supplies

  • Repetitive hand motion

Additional Information


Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level of expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered.

As a full time KIPP Texas employee you are eligible to participate in all KIPP Texas’ benefit plans. KIPP Texas offers a robust variety of benefits choices with competitive rates, including medical, dental, and vision options, as well as life insurance and disability plans.

KIPP provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.