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Food Program Supervisor 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Food Program Supervisor  
Open Date 1/4/2019  
Close Date 2/6/2019  

Food Program Supervisor

Definition and Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Director - Children's Programs, the Food Program Supervisor is responsible for nutrition education and food service, including nutrition education for children, staff, and parents and compliance with all aspects of the Child Care Food Program (CCFP) contract.

Additionally, all ASI employees are responsible for upholding the core values of the organization including but not limited to exhibiting professional behavior, acting as a role model to others, displaying a positive and cooperative attitude, communicating effectively, developing expert knowledge in area of specialization, and working together as a team.

Educational and Qualifying Experience, Skills, Licenses, Credentials

Educational/License/Credential Requirements

High school diploma, GED or equivalent.

Associates degree preferred.

Current American Red Cross Certification in the following: infant/toddler/children's CPR and First Aid.

Fifteen (15) hours of Health and Safety Training.

Experience Requirements

Minimum three (3) years experience in nutritional meal planning, meal preparation, food purchasing and record keeping, preferably in an institutional food service management position with a federally funded food program that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Must pass tuberculosis test, physical examination, and fingerprint clearance through Department of Justice.

Must hold a CA Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

Working knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

General knowledge of office methods, equipment, procedures, and practices.

Knowledge of Windows-based computer systems.

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written.

Demonstrated ability to work well with others on diverse teams.

Knowledge of the nutritional requirements for children under the age of 5 years.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods, procedures and practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervise, Food Program Assistant, Food Service Student Assistants, Food Science and Nutrition student volunteers.

Facilitate meetings, conduct performance evaluations, establish goals, and monitor day-to-day operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Nutrition Management

Develop with staff a nutritious menu that meets all Federal Child Care Food Program (CCFP) and Center nutritional standards.

Oversee preparation of food. Prepare food as necessary.

Provide food program orientation for all new regular staff upon hire. Provide annual training required by the CCFP for all food program staff.

Assure that nutrition and meal preparation are integrated into the curriculum for the children in conjunction with teaching staff.

Meet with teachers and/or parents regarding children's nutritional needs and special diets as needed.

Provide nutritional educational information and menus for parents in a monthly newsletter.

Supervise the routine cleaning, maintenance, and replacement of all food program related equipment.

Maintain itemized records of all related expenses for the food program (CCFP) and process necessary paperwork for continued reimbursement.

Work in conjunction with teaching staff to coordinate the children's garden and related food preparation experiences for the children.


Develop and execute assessment of programs and/or services for areas of responsibility including but not limited to setting and implementing goals, evaluating outcomes and ongoing enhancement.

Participate in the overall ASI assessment planning and goal setting.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Represent ASI on committees as appropriate.

Ensure continuous professional development.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.

Other duties as assigned.

Background Check

This position is subject to a background check (including criminal records) as well as National Address Locater (Social Security Number [SSN] Trace), 7 year County Criminal Search in each county and/or state the applicant lived in based on the SSN Trace, National Criminal Database Search, Name Search, Employment Verification (All employers in past 7 years) and Education Verification (Highest Degree). Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Record Check and Professional License Verification may also be required based upon the essential functions of the position.

Salary Schedule

Hourly Rate: $17.50

Premium Overtime: Yes

Shift Differential: Yes



Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Long Term Disability Insurance

Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)

Social Security (FICA)

Paid State Holidays

Vacation Time

Sick Leave

Personal Holiday

Birthday Holiday

Worker's Compensation Insurance

Unemployment Insurance

Date of Last Equity Review: 2/3/18

Date revised: 5/10/18

Number of Openings 1  
Location Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, reaching overhead, crouching, lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, repetitve use of legs, and eye/hand coordination.

This position requires driving company cars.

Environmental factors include working inside, hazards, hot, wet, odors, noisy, working with others, working around others and working alone.

Req Number REG-19-00001  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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