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Food Service Director
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School Related Personnel
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Job Description

East Rochester School District is recruiting for the position of  School Food Service Director I.

The School Nutrition Department is in one K-12 Building with two cafeterias and a strong, experienced team of food service workers.  This position is a twelve-month assignment with salary and benefits covered in the CSEA contract. 

This position is responsible for the fiscal and nutritional operations in a school district. Duties include planning, directing, and administering school food service programs while carrying out policies and establishing procedures for the efficient and economical operation of the school food service programs.  The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of the School Business Administrator with leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment.  General supervision is exercised over other school lunch program personnel.


  • Plans and directs the operation of the school breakfast and school lunch programs for all schools in the district in accordance with State and federal guidelines

  • Serves as technical advisor to the school administration in the formulation of policies, procedures, and plans for the operation of school food service programs and carries out the established policies

  • Coordinates the purchase of foods, supplies, and equipment

  • Selects, trains, and supervises school lunch personnel, determine staff assignments and evaluates work performance, and makes recommendations regarding discipline and dismissal

  • Works with staff daily on meal service preparation with a hands-on, collaborative approach to the food service operation

  • Actively participates in food preparation, cooking, and cleaning of kitchen/Food Service department

  • Prepares the school food service program budget for current and long-range expenditures and advises the administration of capital outlay for equipment

  • Maintains cost-effective menus that maintain nutrition integrity and meet all local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations

  • Reviews invoices and purchasing documents for accuracy; maintains accurate monthly inventory and commodities;

  • Ensures staff completes necessary continuing education requirements

  • Develops and analyzes reports relating to school lunch program activities

  • Maintains a safety program for the use of cafeteria facilities and equipment and implements a continuous program of inspection to ensure the elimination of hazardous conditions in the cafeteria areas

  • Maintains employee time records

  • Researches, files, and monitors grant applications/grants designed to improve food service operations

Civil Service Title
Food Service Director
Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold or be eligible for an appointment to the title of Food Service Director I.

Application Procedure

Please apply on-line

Job Category
Food Service
Job Location
District Wide

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