The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) is dedicated to serving and providing common-sense leadership, support, and resources to educators across the state. The knowledge, skills, and experience of SDE employees are among our most valued and important assets. Employment with the SDE provides a rewarding career that positively affects the lives of children in Idaho. To learn more, please visit our website at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/ .
SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.
The Coordinator, Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in the State Department of Education, performs work in the SFSP and CACFP exercising independent judgment, initiative, and leadership. In meeting the legal responsibilities and goals of the agency, the Coordinator is in a position to exercise influence on financing, administration, and management of the SFSP and CACFP. The Coordinator may be called upon to assist in problem solving in legal, financial, and administrative issues relating to the operation of SFSP and CACFP.
The Child Nutrition Program Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership in promoting, expanding, and maintaining programs; will cooperate in other program areas to maximize staff participation and provide competent coverage of all programs at all times; will participate in the development and implementation of the State plans for program and financial management; and coordinate activities to ensure compliance with Federal regulations by participating schools, institutions, and other sponsors. The incumbent is responsible for representing the department in a professional capacity. This is a full time position serving under an appointment of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Example of Duties
- Coordinate and conduct comprehensive reviews of Summer Food Service Programs including, Public and Private Schools, and community and faith-based non-profit organizations.
- Conduct comprehensive reviews of CACFP programs including, childcare centers, Head Start programs, family day care home sponsoring agencies, “At Risk” Meal programs, Outside School Hours care centers, and homeless shelters.
- Research, interpret, and disseminate Federal regulations and instructions pertinent to Child Nutrition Programs.
- Monitor program publications including SFSP and CACFP Program Manuals.
- Assess training needs of sponsors and plan, coordinate, and conduct all annual mandatory trainings in SFSP and assist with trainings in CACFP.
- Review and approve annually agreements for new and continuing SFSP sponsors and assist as needed with CACFP sponsors.
- Represent the Idaho State Department of Education on commissions, task forces, committees and study groups.
- Write and submit a Management and Administration Plan to bring funds to the State of Idaho for the SFSP.
- Oversight of program budget in accordance with Federal regulations in SFSP.
- Attend regional and national USDA meetings out of state 2 – 3 times per year.
- Provide technical assistance to sponsors with federal regulations and required reports.
- Carry out assignments as requested by higher level administration and USDA.
- This position requires approximately 30% travel time throughout the state for training and monitoring of sponsors.
- Format any public documents for ADA accessibility per SDE policies and procedures.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in food service administration, nutrition, or a related field.
- Experience with program management, planning, and coordinating programs and projects.
- Knowledge of and ability to interpret state and federal laws and regulations that relate to Child Nutrition Programs.
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with a variety of public entities.
- Expertise in human relations skills.
- Ability to assume leadership role in the area of Child Nutrition Programs.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Extra consideration will be given)
- Master’s degree in food service administration, nutrition, or a related field.
- Experience in planning, conducting, and presenting nutrition and food service administration training sessions or classes is desirable.
To apply for this position, please submit 1.) a customized letter of interest and 2.) a resume. Attach the resume to your online application. Insert your letter of interest into the space provided in the questions section of the application.
Your letter of interest should specifically address how your education, training and work experience meet the responsibilities, qualifications, and required skills of the position. A writing sample, such as a letter of interest, provides an opportunity to evaluate your writing skills as well as your ability to demonstrate you meet the qualifications of the position. Your resume must clearly support the information provided in your letter of interest. A resume does not substitute for a letter of interest. Applications that do not include a letter of interest will not be accepted.