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Food Service Manager - Office of School Nutrition

Date Posted: Apr 20, 2024

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Food Service Manager - Office of School Nutrition 

Location: Elementary, Middle and High Schools 

Salary: See Below 

Reports to: Area Manager, Office of School Nutrition 

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

Telecommuting Eligibility: Site based. Not eligible for telecommuting

Position Summary: 

The role of the Food Service Manager is to communicate effectively with staff and assure that guidelines of district are followed. The Food Service Manager provides good customer service with exceptional skills to incorporate so that the Office of School Nutrition program can continue to feed the children of DPSCD. Initialize professionalism with students, staff and administration throughout the district. This role is also responsible for assuring that compliance is maintained when ordering food to distribute to the children.  

Manager Type

Class A

Class B

Class C

    School Size 

Over 851 Students

301-850 Students

0-300 Students

  Hourly Rates 

$22/Per Hour

$20.25 Per Hour

$18.75 Per Hour

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • High School graduate or G.E.D. Certificate Required
  • ServSafe Certification Required
  • Associate degree from an accredited institution with a major in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, Foods and Nutrition, Dietetics or related fields or supervision experience in a school food or fast-food retail setting preferred. 
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to work and communicate with others in a leadership capacity.
  • Must have knowledge of food preparation and kitchen safety. Ability to plan, organize, assign, supervise, evaluate and inspect the work of others. Ability to use good judgment and make sound decisions. Be enthusiastic and have a pleasing personality. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Plan, supervise and direct the operation of food service programs at assigned location in accordance with USDA and Michigan Department of Education guidelines and requirements and MDE Fresh Fruit/Vegetable and other Farm to fresh programs.
  2. Ensure that safe food handling techniques and methods are maintained during all food preparation and service.
  3. Inform principals and supervisors of activities, progress and concerns related to the food service operation.
  4. Create and maintain good employee morale and relationships.
  5. Establish an atmosphere in which students will be encouraged to eat.
  6. Maintain an efficient operation and assure compliance with policies and procedures.
  7. Plan and conduct regular staff meetings.
  8. Plan and organize ongoing training to staff.
  9. Conduct one-on-one check-ins.
  10. Assess performance of staff in conjunction with the Office of School Nutrition.
  11. Complete all reports and school nutrition services in accordance with USDA and Michigan Department of Education guidelines and requirements.
  12. Accurate ordering and receiving of all food and paper supplies. 
  13. Submit an accurate Payroll when due. 
  14. Maintain production records are through submitting monthly inventory. 
  15. Cook and maintain food productions.
  16. And other duties as assigned by supervisor or designee. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire.  

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.  

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.  

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. Questions? Concerns? contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or [email protected] or 3011 West Grand Boulevard, 14th Floor, Detroit MI 48202. 

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