Friday, June 22, 2012

Dynamic Food Service Director Job Opportunity in Guilford, CT!

Guilford Public Schools is now seeking to hire a dynamic Food Service Director!
Assignment to begin August 16, 2012.
A completed application must include a letter of interest, resume, and at least three current letters of reference.
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The Guilford Public School district seeks to hire a qualified individual to manage all food service activities.

District Description
There are seven schools in the Guilford Public School district: Guilford High School (grades 9-12), Dr. Elisabeth C. Adams Middle School (grades 7-8), Abraham Baldwin Middle School (grades 5-6), and four elementary schools (grades K-4) – A.W. Cox, Calvin Leete, Guilford Lakes (includes PreK) and Melissa Jones.
The district is committed to creating a collaborative culture based on mutual respect and responsibility.

District Statistics
2012-13 Approved Budget: $52,913,892 Current Enrollment: 3,750 Total Food Service Staff: 24

The successful candidate for this position should have:
  • Three to five years of experience as a Food Service Director in a multi-school district or comparable setting.
  • The ability to implement creative marketing concepts in the schools and develop a plan that promotes the school nutrition services to students, parents, staff and the community.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food Service Management, Dietary Science or other related field is preferred. Extensive food service managerial experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree. Professional Chef & RD credentialed preferred.
  • Certification and/or credentialed with School Nutrition Association is recommended but not required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective leader.
The successful candidate will be offered a salary in the range of $55,000 to $60,000. Position is 200 days (school year plus 10 days prior to the start of school and 10 days after the close of school).

Applicants may address their letter of intent to:
Paul Freeman, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Led by the supportive and tremendous leadership of Dr. Paul Freeman The Guilford Public School District is seeking a Food Service Director who can help to move the food services forward in this high achieving and innovative system.  Candidates will be expected to:

  Think outside the "BOX"

  Teach students about making healthy food choices.

   Design creative and exciting menu options that are healthy, nutritious, appetizing, and aligned with all State guidelines.

  Work collaboratively with cafeteria and school staff to introduce new ideas.

   Leverage the resources of a community and parent base that are committed to healthy foods and healthy decisions for their children.

  Expand healthy options in all school menus.

  Explore farm to school programs that will introduce students to locally grown produce and provide fresh fruits and vegetables for our school cafeterias.

   Partner with local garden club to develop a school garden program.

        Increase participation in the lunch program by offering healthy and exciting options to student customers.

        Create a healthy breakfast program.

  Understand that the education of a young person should be holistic in nature and nurture each child’s social, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

The individual selected for this position should see Food Service in a school setting as integral to the educational mission of the schools themselves.  Additionally, the successful candidate should view the food program in Guilford as an opportunity to provide a high quality, healthy product to a community that is invested in the health and the education of their children.

This is a ONE OF A KIND OPPORTUNITY for the right person!

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