VP of Nutrition and Health Programs

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Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Full-time Exempt

Reports To:  Directly to President and Chief Executive Officer

Supervises: Supervision of nutrition department staff, seasonal interns, and volunteers

Other Relationships:  This position is part of the Administrative Leadership Team, working with all agency departments, clients, kitchen vendor, volunteers, board members, vendors, donors, community partners, and public in general

 

Position’s Role Summary:             

To plan, direct, administer and evaluate all aspects of the Nutrition and Health Programs in order to meet requirements of funding resources and state agencies. The VP of Nutrition and Health programs will assure program compliance with relevant federal, state and local policies, regulations and procedures. The VP of Nutrition is responsible for overall operation of the nutrition department including but not limited to menu planning, meal production and distribution, as well as development and oversight of health programs.  The VP of Nutrition acts as the liaison between Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County and the contracted food service operations.

 

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise department staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Supervise daily meal production by monitoring food production
  • Develop 6 weeks cycle menu to provide foods with a variety of flavor, texture, taste, and temperature
  • Ensure that all meals comply with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) guidelines for contracting to provide home delivered meals
  • Maintain documentation of nutritional analysis for all menus served
  • Ensure that all meal components are prepared and served according to standardized recipes, product specifications and quality standards
  • Maintain regular communication regarding daily menu and meal distribution with other agency departments
  • Develop list of allowable substitutions as meeting 1/3 the recommended daily recommended intakes (DRI’s)
  • Develops guidelines for providing services in response to disaster or emergency situations
  • Assesses customer preferences, industry trends and current research to assure development of cost-effective menus that maintain nutritional integrity and meet all program guidelines
  • Develop and execute annual client satisfaction surveys to improve quality, efficiency and customer service throughout the agency
  • Coordinate with contracted food service vendor to ensure timely production and delivery of fresh and frozen meals
  • Implement a cost-effective kitchen equipment procurement and inventory control system
  • Work effectively with Board of Directors’ Nutrition Committee
  • Develop annual nutrition education plan
  • Develop and manage health programs and supporting grants that fund agency initiatives.
  • Collaborate with dietetic programs to support student intern supervised practice rotations
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Passion for the mission of Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County.

 

Required Education, Certifications, Skills, and Abilities:     

  • Bachelor’s degree in dietetics, nutrition, or related field
  • Registered Dietitian with current registration from Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • Must be licensed to practice as a Registered Dietitian in Texas
  • Must hold and maintain a valid Food Manager Certification (ServSafe Manager Certification) accredited through American National Standards Institute – Conference for Food Protection (ANSI-CFP)
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in institutional food service, menu development, nutrition education, and nutrition counseling
  • Management experience of at least 5 years
  • Experience with grant management
  • Excellent time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Independent judgment and the ability to work with little supervision.
  • Must be able to work after hours when required, sit, stand, and lift for extended periods of time

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of Senior Nutrition Program and food safety regulations
  • Knowledge of personnel management and labor relations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences
  • Ability to assess program needs, develop long range goals, and annual objectives
  • Ability to apply the principles of financial management in the development and monitoring of annual program budget
  • Ability to utilize technology to improve program quality, service, and efficiency
  • Ability to establish menu planning guidelines which meet nutritional requirements, customer satisfaction and budget parameters
  • Knowledge of food service equipment and the principles of kitchen layout and design
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to apply a variety of problem solving and conflict resolution techniques to successfully manage organizational change
  • Knowledge and ability to support nutrition education and wellness initiatives

 

Agency Responsibilities – shared by all Staff members

  • Maintain confidentiality of client, donor, volunteer, staff and board information
  • Support the mission, vision and goals of Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
  • Deliver meals and assist with phones when necessary
  • Must have dependable transportation and valid driver’s license
  • Assist with other projects when necessary

 

Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County offers a competitive salary and the following to qualified employees:

  • Medical, life, dental and optical insurance available at the beginning of the first full month of employment
  • Competitive holiday and leave time
  • Retirement plans are also offered

 

If interested in this position, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements with subject line “VP Nutrition” to:

 

Email:   HR@mealsonwheels.org or

Fax:  817-338-1066.

Or mail to: 

Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County
Attn: Human Resources
5740 Airport FWY
Fort Worth, TX  76117

 No phone calls and no agencies please.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY – No person employed by the Agency or seeking to be employed by the Agency shall be appointed, promoted, removed or in any way favored or discriminated against because of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, gender, age disability, sexual preference, transgender status, gender identity or gender expression, political affiliation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. The Agency complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act that prohibits discrimination of any qualified individual with a disability who satisfies the requisite skills, experience, and education and other job-related requirements of the employment position such individual holds or desires, and who, with reasonable accommodations, can perform the essential functions of such a position. The Agency promotes diversity in its workforce, has an Equal Employment Opportunity policy, and is in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Hiring, appointments, and promotions shall be solely on the basis of merit, ability and experience, and the needs of the Agency. Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.