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Mineral County Schools 36 Baker Place, Keyser, WV 26726            Phone: 304-788-4200            Fax: 304-788-4204

Director of School Nutrition

Director of School Nutrition





POSITION:                                 DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL NUTRITION


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:      Assistant Superintendent Finance (CSBO)/Treasurer




EMPLOYMENT TERM:              261 days


SALARY:                                    As per Mineral County Salary Schedule and based on experience and education.


EVALUATION:                           Performance in this position will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor and in accordance with WV State Board Policy 5310 and Mineral County Board of Education Policy.


JOB SUMMARY:                       Provide guidance and supervision of the county food service program.



  • Consults with Assistant Superintendent Finance (CSBO)/Treasurer regarding proper coding of invoices and purchase orders;

  • Maintains ethical business processes required for efficient financial operations for the school system;

  • Provides administrative leadership in purchasing procedures and inventory control;

  • Works closely with Assistant Superintendent Finance (CSBO)/Treasurer as a member of the Central Office team;

  • Supervises operation of the food service program;

  • Maintains liaison with appropriate state department personnel and federal agencies having regulatory authority for food service operations;

  • Evaluates continuously all programs and regulations in order that the school system will be in compliance and no funding sources lost;

  • Administers USDA programs as outlined in sta1e and federal guidelines;

  • Performs computer operations in collecting and compiling of data in the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports;

  • Provides managerial and technical direction for each cafeteria operation to improve service, equipment and efficiency, while providing the best nutritional diet for the best possible cost;

  • Improves employee skills through in-service programs and participation in state and local food service organizations;

  • Monitors school lunch programs to prevent health and sanitation problems.

  • Controls inventories of equipment, supplies, commodities and other foods.

  • Develops county menus for all schools;

  • Provides assistance for each school to provide adequate and reliable reports and records the county food service program;

  • Develops and implements plans for personnel utilization procedures, policies and standards; Visits schools to evaluate individual food service programs;

  • Communicates with principals to interpret and clarify the operational policies and procedures of the food services program and to keep them aware of current regulatory changes;

  • Directs the ordering, allocation and distribution of commodity foods and refine the procedure as necessary;

  • Informs and makes recommendations to the administration when changes need to be made concerning food service operations;

  • Maintains all financial data so that records are available at all times for audit by the U.S. Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and authorized State auditors;

  • Provides written reports and statistical analysis of food service operations upon request of administration and/or Board;

  • Develops and maintains the food services budget and procures food with bidding, cost comparisons, cooperative purchasing and specifications in relation to production needs.

  • Recommends meal pricing;

  • Recommends staffing levels to maximize productivity and minimize cost;

  • Approves invoices prior to submission for payment;

  • Maintains free and reduced meal certifications;

  • Communicates with parents and staff about child nutrition concerns including point of service;

  • Develops and promotes student identification system for processing accurate meal counts and posting to the individual’s school account for billing purposes;

  • Helps coordinate staff development for school service personnel;

  • Maintains and updates professional skills;

  • Plans and presents employee training on computer program support for school secretaries, employee management and organizational support to Cafeteria Managers; 

  • Provides nutrition support on special diet implementation, program marketing promotions and community activities, as needed;

  • Administers program guidelines with Federal, State, Local Regulations: Free/Reduced eligibility, direct certification, verification and confidentiality;

  • Administers the state-mandated service personnel testing for all service classifications;

  • Maintains record-keeping for the state-mandated service personnel testing program;

  • Assists with organization of the professional and service personnel staff development programs;

  • Monitors the professional and service personnel staff development website record-keeping;

  • Assists with the implementation and monitoring of the SafeSchools training modules;

  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Department to oversee the various employee recognition and celebration programs (i.e., New Employees, Teacher of the Year, Service Personnel of the Year, Retirement, etc.);

  • Adheres to Employee Code of Conduct as outlined in Mineral County School’s Policy 3210; and

  • Performs other duties deemed appropriate and assigned by the Superintendent and/or immediate supervisor(s). 


  • Have a minimum of a bachelor's degree;

  • Have, at a minimum, six hours of coursework in nutrition, foods, and/or food service management; additional coursework preferred;

  • Be eligible for the School Nutrition Program Director Authorization;

  • Possess knowledge of computers and related software applications to assigned responsibilities;

  • Demonstrates good communication skills; and

  • Criminal background check conducted pursuant to WV Code §18-5-15c and/or §18A-3-10, as appropriate. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed drugs while in the workplace. Alcohol and controlled substance which affects employee productivity, safety or judgment in the workplace will not be tolerated.



The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach, stand, walk, lift, grasp, write, talk, hear, see, use technology such as computers and multimedia equipment, and use repetitive motions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently lift and/or move at least 10 pounds of materials. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, the ability to adjust focus. The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff members.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Most commonly, the educational setting is indoors. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate (20-60 dB).



The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

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