|School Operations Manager
Purpose and Scope
Responsible for directing a staff and the efficient and effective operation of Nutrition Services.
Essential Job Functions
Manages all aspects of the operations of approximately two hundred and ten (210) school cafeterias in order to serve students at those sites and at satellite locations.
Through a staff of nine (9) area managers, directs the activities of two hundred and ten (210) cafeteria managers and their one thousand and two hundred (1,200) technicians, including providing training, information and support, making recommendations on hiring, firing and disciplining.
Manages relationship with school principals and key contacts at other customer sites, including Achievement School District schools, charter school and parochial schools.
Manages the summer meal program, serving one hundred thousand (100,000) breakfast, lunches and snacks from neighborhood sites.
Coordinates with planning, procurement and distribution functions to plan menus and assures availability of food and supply items to support cafeteria operations.
Continuously seeks opportunity for process improvements leading to improved service, safety, and efficiency.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, or equivalent plus an additional 5 years related experience, or equivalent, for a total education/experience of 9 years.
Degree Equivalency Formula:
Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.
Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis
Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development
Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning
Physical Requirements and Working Environment
Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.
Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.
Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.