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Elementary School Cafeteria Manager I (Huffman)

Anchorage School District-2
Anchorage, AK, US
Closing date
Dec 19, 2020

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Job Category
Administrator, Supervisor / Manager, Teaching, Elementary Education Teacher, Support Staff, Nutrition / Food Services
Grade Level
Elementary School
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Position Type:
Food Service: Elementary School Managers/Elementary School Cafeteria Manager I

Date Posted:


Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Bargaining Unit: Food Service
Work Year: 9 months per year
Work Day: 5 hours per day
FTE: .6250 FTE, Part Time
Salary: K-5, $14.21 per hour

Job Summary
The Elementary School Cafeteria Manager I performs daily tasks to ensure meals are prepared on schedule and according to food safety guidelines. The manager inspects food deliveries and maintains sanitary conditions in the kitchen, while keeping records of meals provided following state and federal requirements. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Job Requirements
The following are required:
  1. A high school diploma or equivalent.One year of food service experience in the area of general food preparation, proper food handling, food safety, and sanitation.Proficiency in and experience cashiering and working with Microsoft Office.Must be proficient in basic math such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication.Must attend the four-hour ASD Serving It Safe food safety course and pass the associated examination within 21 calendar days from date of hire into the position.

The following are preferred:
  1. Knowledge of pre-plate and centralized food preparation and delivery.Experience working with food service point of sale and inventory management systems.Previous food service experience as food service manager.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Responsible for management of all food and supply inventories, ordering, production records, cash handling procedures, bank deposits and timely submission of any required paperwork to the Student Nutrition office.Performs daily routine tasks to ensure that lunches are prepared on schedule for an estimated number of students.Monitors and records all kitchen equipment temperatures, proper food heating and cooling times and temperatures according to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements.Ensures that regulations pertaining to sanitation and food safety practices are observed and maintained.Resolves complaints in a timely and equitable manner and communicates concerns to supervisor.Responsible for knowing and understanding USDA and State guidelines for meal pattern and service requirements.Responsible for maintaining National School Lunch Program (NSLP) compliance of Free and Reduced meals at the point of sale, as well as keeping accurate records of the same in accordance with Student Nutrition Department and USDA requirements.Ensures timely preparation of all meal programs, and organizes and assigns work to kitchen staff when applicable.Effectively plans, organizes and makes decisions independently in a fast-paced work environment within limited timelines.Adheres to all Student Nutrition Department and Anchorage School District policies and procedures.Assigns and directs student aides.Establishes and maintains positive and effective working relationships with a broad diversity of students, staff, other Anchorage School District staff, and the public.

Physical/Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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