Job Details

Nutrition Coordinator

Neighborhood House, Stephens Creek Crossing, SW Portland

Job - Education

Close Date: 06/30/2019

Job Title: Early Childhood Education Nutrition Coordinator
Salary: $21-$23/hour and based on experience
Department: Head Start
Reports To: Program Director
Hours: Full time: This position is a based on a 32-hour work week, and is full year.


Neighborhood House’s Head Start program provides an opportunity for participants to learn, grow, and thrive in an environment that emphasizes parents as primary teachers, a co-operative environment between families, teachers, family advocates, home visitors, and other staff, connection to community resources, and learning through child-led play. Our program is designed to meet the needs of and to provide school readiness skills to all eligible children, including those with special needs and disabilities, so our community’s children and families are stronger for life.

This position is responsible for managing the nutrition services and education components consistent with the Head Start Performance Standards and other requirements. This position will coordinate and monitor services between the kitchen, classrooms, family engagement staff and children and families and is responsible for ensuring the kitchen staff and teaching staff support the nutritional needs of the children and implement wrap-around nutrition education in the classroom. This position is also responsible for providing nutrition consultation, as needed and education directly to families. This position will supervise kitchen staff.


Food Service and Implementation

Implement an appropriate meal service for children by developing a culturally appropriate, fresh food based 6-week cycle menu in compliance with CACFP requirements and ensure food is prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.

• Complete food service and CACFP site monitoring at each site three (3) times each year and review results with food services staff and Head Teachers.
• Observe meal preparation at least three (3) times each year for safety, sanitation, efficiency, adequate quantity and components, and quality of food
• Maintain a special diet and food allergy list and documentation
• Develop and monitor nutrition plans for children with special dietary needs
• Ensure the completion of the Nutrition Assessment for each child within 90 days
• Provide annually required CACFP and Civil Rights training to staff at pre-service and as needed for new staff
• Maintain connections with nutrition service providers in the community
• Complete and submit CACFP claim monthly with approval
• Complete annual CACFP renewal process
• Assist Program Director in creating food service budget each year
• Monitor nutrition services expenses and complete required documentation
• Monitor and support online meal count data input

Nutrition Education and Promotion

• Assist education staff in integrating nutrition education and related topics into the classroom curriculum, including providing appropriate nutrition education experiences
• Develop, implement, evaluate nutrition education experiences for families that include information about the selection and preparation of foods to meet family nutritional needs and budgetary limitations
• Seek innovative community nutrition and gardening opportunities for families and the programs

Program Management

• Assist in program policy and procedure development and updating, as needed
• Submit monthly program reports, based on contract and CACFP requirements and HS Performance Standards, to supervisor and report out to admin team
• Meet at least monthly with kitchen team to collaborate on services
• Conduct monthly supervision meetings with each kitchen staff
• Participate in monthly Professional Learning Communities (PLC), that may include teaching staff, admin staff, and family advocate staff
• Meet monthly with supervisor for reflective supervision and to track goals and work


• Participate in program and agency committees, when available
• Attend all program all-staff meetings and trainings
• Attend and actively participate in required trainings and appropriate professional development opportunities
• Engage in regular self-assessment and supervisor assessment of job performance
• Fully participate in the program’s annual self-assessment and strategic planning


• This position requires use of personal vehicle with acceptable insurance and valid driver’s license.
• RD or RDN strongly preferred.
• BS in Nutrition or related major and one (1) year of supervision required; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Additional Qualifications:

• Knowledge of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, PPT, Excel and database use
• Intermediate math and budget skills

Ability to:

• Work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited
• Communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers
• Work with sensitive and confidential information
• Assume a high degree of responsibility
• Work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups
• Work independently and in a team setting; appropriately assess and handle crises and solve problems, as needed.

To Apply:

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