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Assistant Director of Food Services, Quality and Compliance, Reading School District, Reading, PA, USA

Assistant Director of Food Services, Quality and Compliance, Reading School District, Reading, PA, USA
Posted on: 5/25/2023

Assistant Director of Food Services, Quality and Compliance, Reading School District, Reading, PA, USA

Location:   Reading High School
Position Title:     Assistant Director of Food Service – Quality and Compliance
Classification:     RSSSA – 12-month
Position Range: Range 3
Reports To:         Director of Food Service
Position Goal: To assist the Director of Food Service in the management and supervision of the production and service of food in support of the educational system of the District.


Other duties may be assigned. The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to the following fundamental duties:
Assist with the preparation and submission of State and Federal compliance reports.
Oversee implementation of the School Breakfast Program (SBP), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP), After School Snack Program (ASP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and the Summer Feeding Service Program (SFSP).
Observe kitchen operations and identify strengths and areas needed for improvement and give feedback and assistance to the cafeteria staff.
To ensure compliance with all Food Safety regulations and following the HACCP procedures.
To assist in the preparation of the annual food service budget and routine monitoring of expenses and revenues.
Coordinate, facilitate, and/or schedule regular and on-going training for newly hired and current Kitchen staff related to physical safety, proper equipment use, and food safety.
Report concerns or issues directly to Food Service Director in a timely manner.
Conduct administrative and on-sight reviews to ascertain compliance with Federal, State and Local laws and regulations.
Assist Food Services Director in dealings with the Department of Education regarding facility inspections and audits.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Food Service Director or his/her designee.  This job description does not constitute an exhaustive list of responsibilities and management may revise it at any time.


Supervises all food service staff as assigned.


High School diploma required; Specialized training in food preparation and/or food management with demonstrable computer, record keeping, and communication skills
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in the child nutrition (K – 12) field; Experience in teaching and conducting training programs


Serv-Safe Certification required. Certified Dietary Manager preferred; Valid driver’s license with a good driving record


Ability to read and interpret documents such as food safety rules, union contracts, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical  procedures and governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.


Basic knowledge of computer and POS systems (PrimeroEdge)
Knowledge of the Reading community and pediatric population
Sensitive to diverse cultures
Aptitude for creative endeavors such as writing, oral presentations, and food merchandising
Knowledge of the National School Lunch Program


Full time, 12 month exempt position.  Salary and benefits determined by appropriate employment agreement.


The employee will be formally evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the RSSSA agreement and Board Policy.


The physical demands described here 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finer, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as equipment and chemical containers.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in noisy environments.  The employee must be able to drive all district vehicles.  The employee is directly responsible for safety well being and work output of other people.  The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.  It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the school district administrator designated as immediate supervisor of the position, of any and all reasonable accommodations that will be required.  The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties may be assigned. 

The Reading School District is an equal opportunity employment, educational and service organization.


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