Community Nutrition Programs Supervisor – Child Nutrition Services


Salary Range:

$79,487–$89,095 Annually

Position Description:

Do you believe in the power of good nutrition to support children’s learning? Are you interested in assisting school districts and other institutions in providing children with healthy and nutritious meals?
The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) seeks visionary and dynamic individual to join the OSPI team as the Community Nutrition Programs Supervisor – Child Nutrition Services. This position is based in Olympia, Washington. Visit the OSPI website to learn about our agency's mission and strategic plan.

The Community Nutrition Programs Supervisor must possess exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain effective and harmonious relations with internal and external stakeholders, be able to organize and prioritize in a fast-paced environment, and be action-oriented with a strong track record of delivering results. Does this sound like you? Apply today!

About OSPI and Our Initiatives
OSPI is the primary agency charged with overseeing public K–12 education in Washington state. Working with the state's 295 public school districts and 6 state-tribal education compact schools, OSPI allocates funding and provides tools, resources, and technical assistance so every student in Washington is provided a high-quality public education. At OSPI, we recognize that our employees are the key to the success of the agency. We are committed to our work but value the balance with our personal lives. We demonstrate our commitment to employees by providing an environment that stimulates professional growth and values them for their expertise.

OSPI is a great place to work and has several initiatives to help create a great working environment. We support a healthy work/life balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules and mobile and telework options (depending on job duties and work location). We have an Infant at Work Program that is based on long-term values of newborns and infant-parent bonding. Eligible employees who are new parents or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when returning to work (depending on job duties and work location). We value and are actively involved in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion within OSPI by way of cross-divisional, collaborative committee.

The focus of the committee includes employee engagement and education, reinforcing OSPI values maximizing the value of diversity and identifying strategies for inclusion.

Vision, Mission, and Values Vision: All students prepared for postsecondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement.
Mission: Transform K–12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities.
Values: Ensuring Equity, Collaboration and Service, Achieving Excellence through Continuous Improvement, Focus on the Whole Child Equity Each student, family, and community possess strengths and cultural knowledge that benefits their peers, educators, and schools.
Ensuring educational equity: Goes beyond equality; it requires education leaders to examine the ways current policies and practices result in disparate outcomes for our students of color, students living in poverty, students receiving special education and English learner services, students who identify as LGBTQ+, and highly mobile student populations. Requires education leaders to develop an understanding of historical contexts; engage students, families, and community representatives as partners in decision making; and actively dismantle systemic barriers, replacing them with policies and practices that ensure all students have access to the instruction and support they need to succeed in our schools.

About Child Nutrition Services
Child Nutrition Services administers the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs. These programs provide nutritious meals to children in both school and child care settings. Our team’s focus is ensuring access to nutritious meals for children, including those in food insecure households. Duties This position supervises the administration and management of the USDA Community Nutrition Programs – Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) – and the annual Federal reimbursement of approximately $50 million to program sponsors. These programs ensure children have nutritious meals while in child care and access to nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session.

Key Responsibilities
Provide leadership and support to ten (10) Administrative Program Specialists who conduct administrative reviews, and provide training and technical assistance to program sponsors.
Review and interpret USDA regulations, policy memos and guidance as well as state laws pertaining to child nutrition to ensure Federal and State regulations and requirements are met.
Manage administration and outcome of administrative reviews for Community Nutrition Programs.
Coordinate and plan outreach efforts for Community Nutrition Programs.
Partner with stakeholders within OSPI, state agencies, and community-based organizations to maximize program success.
Collaborate with CNS supervisory team for consistency in program operations and team building opportunities.
Advocate for good nutrition in all phases of program operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Institution Management, Business, or related field. Experience supervising teams. Minimum five (5) years’ work experience in a related field. Minimum five (5) years’ work experience administering programs and implementing federal and/or state regulations.

Desired Qualifications:

A Master’s degree in a related field. Registered Dietitian with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Knowledge of and experience with federal regulations, procedures and policies of USDA Child Nutrition Programs.


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