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Nutrition Assistant

Position Summary:

The University of Dayton's Bombeck Center invites qualified applicants to apply for our Nutrition Assistant opening. This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay. To learn more about the Bombeck Center, visit

The Nutrition Assistant is responsible for supporting the Nutrition Specialist to prepare and disperse nutritious meals for the children, ages 5 weeks to 6 years, who attend the Bombeck Center. This also includes abiding by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and ODJFS licensing food safety requirements. This position will work with the Nutrition Specialist to maintain a clean and organized kitchen, storage area and laundry and will assist the center staff in closing the center.

Working hours are M-F, 10AM - 6PM.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent
Ability to organize and efficiently prepare food, maintain kitchen and do laundry
Maintain a positive working relationship with other staff members

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

1 year experience as a Nutrition Assistant or cook
Knowledge of nutritional requirements for children 6 weeks through 6 years
Knowledge of CACFP Program
Effective written and verbal communication skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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