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Food Service Director

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description

The North Santiam School District is searching for a dynamic leader with a wealth of knowledge in leading a successful district-wide nutrition services program. This is a 235 day/year position. Salary range for a candidate with preferred experience and education is $67,720-$74,000 with additional stipend income of $18,000.


Job Goal:


Perform managerial and supervisory duties operating a district-wide food service operation for both North Santiam School District and Cascade School District. Collaborate with others in the school, school district, and community to operate a successful district nutrition program that complies with all state and federal regulations and district policy.


Essential Requirements:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each requirement satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability needed for the position.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required, as per OAR 581-37-030, Oregon Department of Education. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a Food Service Director is required.
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, staff and the general public
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions with limited supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to plan and prepare food for the proper nutritional needs of children within the requirements of the National School Lunch Program
  • Ability to supervise food service employees for the district
  • Ability to manage food service budget
  • Ability to prepare and maintain complex financial and related records
  • Knowledge of proper methods of planning, preparing, cooking, serving foods, and proper procedures involved in managing a large school lunch program with the federal and state forms as required
  • Knowledge of kitchen sanitation, safe work practices, and the ability to maintain cleanliness
  • Knowledge of how to receive and properly store food and miscellaneous supplies for future use
  • Knowledge of how to requisition proper food amounts and following the established purchasing procedures
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, including data and word processing
  • Knowledge of state and federal child nutrition rules and regulations, including the free and reduced lunch process
  • Perform physical requirements which may include:
  • Moderate degree of physical stamina and frequent lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent walking, bending, reaching, twisting and prolonged periods of


  • Exposure to noise, heat, cold, hot and cold surfaces, and sharp and moving


  • Requires coordination and dexterity to prepare foods
  • Ability to move freely around the kitchen and storage areas to perform food preparation and food serving duties
  • Such alternative to the above requirements as the School Board or the Administration may deem appropriate and acceptable.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may also be assigned):


  • Instruct, supervise and personally perform in the safe, proper and efficient use of kitchen equipment and in the preparation and serving of school lunches and breakfasts
  • Supervise the cleaning of dishes and equipment, and set standards of efficiency and sanitation in food preparation
  • Schedule work time and daily duties of kitchen staff
  • Order food and supplies and maintain the inventory of food and equipment
  • Maintain financial and related records; prepare written and computerized reports as requested
  • Train food service employees on use of foodservice computer program as needed
  • Evaluate quality of prepared foods based on flavor, nutritional and appearance standards
  • Oversee the implementation of the free and reduced school lunch program
  • Participate in in-service programs as assigned
  • Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students, parents and staff
  • Act as a friendly ambassador for the North Santiam School District
  • Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may seem to be appropriate to the Board or Administration




  • Must possess a valid First Aid card
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance
  • Pre-employment physical may be required
  • Must possess a valid Food Handler’s Certificate


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.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Days and hours to be arranged, with salary according to current schedule.


EVALUATION: Following the probationary period, performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluation of supervisory personnel.

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