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Specialist - Food and Nutrition

Baltimore City Public Schools
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
200 East North Avenue (Show on map)
Jul 02, 2024

Responsible for efficient and effective management, coordination and oversight of food and nutrition programs and projects with regards to food service operations, finance, information technology, and/or human relations. Ensures compliance with city ordinance and state regulations regarding implementation of program to support student access to healthy and nutritious foods.

Essential Functions

  • Support of food and nutrition program operations and accountability. Position may include duties in the areas of finance, human resources, information technology, sanitation and elective programs.
  • Evaluates all aspects of program operations to promote student access and improve food quality, accountability and student satisfaction. Maintains compliance with MSDE and USDA regulations.
  • Develops operational procedures and training materials for food and nutrition and school-based staff.
  • Provides updated training and procedures to relevant staff for food and nutritional compliance.
    Monitors and evaluates food program performance and provides recommendations for improved operations.
  • Acts as a liaison between school-based, food and nutrition staff and external partners.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follow federal laws, state laws, school board's policies and the professional standards.


  • Customer Focus - Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; acts with stakeholders in mind; values importance of providing high-quality customer service.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact to diffuse tense situations; can put others at ease and disarm hostility.
  • Managing Relationships - Responds and relates well to people in all positions; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; looks for common ground and solves problems for the good of all.
  • Functional/Technical Skills - Possesses required functional and technical knowledge and skill to accomplish job tasks at a high level; demonstrates active interest and ability to enhance and apply new functional skills.

Maximum Salary


Minimum Salary


Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and Master's degree in Nutrition, Public Health or Hospitality/Institutional Food Service preferred. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • Other equivalent combinations of applicable education, training and experience, such as Servsafe Instructor Certification or 4 years' experience in a supervisory position in Food Services, may be considered.
  • Two years' experience in food service, nutrition or public health setting required. Certification as Servsafe Food Protection Manager required.
  • Maryland or equivalent out-of-state driver's license.
  • Skilled in providing individual technical assistance, problem solving, and evaluation.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and accurate reports.
  • Ability to read, interprets, apply, relay and implement policy, rules, and federal regulations.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of computers including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.

Full time or Part time

Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application

Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Paraprofessionals and School Related Personnel (PSRP) bargaining unit.

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