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Child Development Center Food Coordinator (20hrs/week)

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 14, 2022

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Child Development Center Food Coordinator (20hrs/week)

Kern Community College District

Salary: $19.05 - $26.92 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: FY21-22-00130

Location: Ridgecrest, CA

Department: Child Development (CHDV)

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Child Care Food Program; oversee and instruct staff in proper food preparation and shipment methods; coordinate food and related supply purchases; assure compliance with State and federal regulations.

Representative Duties
Plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Child Care Food Program; monitor and evaluate food services for compliance with State and federal regulations; recommend and implement procedural modifications.

Maintain food quality standards including appearance and sanitation regulations; prepare food menus, revise, update and adjust menus as necessary; create and test new recipes; oversee and instruct cooks in food preparation and shipment methods; prepare meals in the absence of the head cook.

Prepare a variety of reports, forms, newsletters and program-related correspondence; complete a variety of governmental forms as required; interpret and implement changes to government reporting procedures.

Estimate and cost food products needed for operation; communicate with vendors to collect and compare food and supply prices; audit and maintain billing records.

Order, receive, inspect, verify and accept deliveries of food and supplies; monitor and inventory food products according to established procedures; rotate and dispose of unusable leftovers; utilized proper methods of storing foods.

Assure proper cleanliness and maintenance of equipment and supplies; monitor the serving of meals to children.

Maintain a variety of files and paperwork including expenditure statements, summaries for State and federal reimbursement of funds, food transport records and menu production records.

Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures.

Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training and orientations; work with employees to improve work performance; monitor and record attendance; provide in-service workshops relative to the assigned program.

Answer phones and respond to inquiries; serve as a reference source to faculty regarding the Child Care Food Program.

Attend and participate in a variety of meetings; conduct presentations to parenting classes regarding the Child Care Food Program.

Operate a variety of kitchen equipment and machines used in a school cafeteria.

Drive a vehicle to childcare centers; maintain mileage records.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by specialized training in food services production, nutrition or a related field and three years of increasingly responsible food services experience.


Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge and Abilities

Principles and methods of quantity food service preparation, serving and storage.
Sanitation and safety practices related to handling, cooking, baking and serving food.
Menu planning techniques including food values, combinations and substitutions.
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
Storage and rotation of perishable food.
Operation of standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements.
Health and safety regulations.
Nutritional requirements of school-aged children.
Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
Budgeting procedures and techniques.
Operation of standard office equipment including a computer.
Principles and procedures of financial record-keeping.
Principles of training and supervision.
Oral and written communication skills.
Inventory methods and practices.


Plan and prepare a variety of nutritional foods in quantity.
Develop menus in accordance with nutritional requirements and budget limitations.
Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
Determine accurate amounts of food portions and supplies to be ordered.
Prepare and administer a budget.
Create and adjust recipes to fit the needs of the Child Care Food Center.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Train and supervise others.
Assign and review the work of others.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Operate a computer terminal.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Work independently with little direction.
Maintain records and prepare reports.

SALARY RANGE $19.05 - $ 26.92hourlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $20.01 hourly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by March 9, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

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