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Nutrition Supervisor Head Start Early Head Start

Children Services – Head Start – Childcare | Long Beach, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities. VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at


VOALA operates two kitchens in support of Food Service, providing meals for the participants of our programs:

  • Lankershim kitchen
  • Long Beach Kitchen


Reporting to the Food Service Operations Manager, the Nutrition Supervisor shall supervise and coordinate the efforts of the assigned kitchens operated by VOALA, bringing a passion for fresh, wholesome food prepared at our designated kitchens.  The Nutrition Supervisor shall supervise food preparation, storage and inventory.  This position requires a commitment to safe and sanitary kitchen operations, overseeing delivery of prepared meals to satellite locations, and collaboration with the Nutrition Coordinator/Registered Dietician (Children Services) in the preparation of menus designed to meet the dietary needs of the clients served.  The Nutrition Supervisor shall oversee:  that the menus executed by the Nutrition Team meet the menus requirements; that all inventory is maintained as required to support operations and delivery to the appropriate facilities; and that all health, regulatory, training, and safety requirements are met in each kitchen and delivery location. The Nutrition Supervisor will work in collaboration with the Nutrition teams at each kitchen to ensure day to day attention is provided to each kitchen.


  • Execute the relevant Nutrition Services plans/Food Service plans supported by the assigned VOALA kitchen(s) to meet the unique requirements of each program.
  • Inspect that the assigned Kitchens and delivery locations are maintained and operated in a safe and sanitary manner that meets and exceeds the local and state regulatory requirements for food services.
  • Enforce standards and procedures for preparing and delivering meals to sites, to include continuous review of procedures to meet best practices and continuous improvement.
  • Ensure all kitchen staff assigned to the three kitchens have a current food handler permits. (CFH Card)
  • Ensure that at least one employee at each kitchen has the California Food Safety Manager (CFSM) Certificate.
  • Monitor the kitchen operation and coach and train staff as needed.
  • Supports central purchasing for meals and keeps purchase orders and billing records in proper order.
  • Maintains inventory records, ensuring freshness of food, and reduction of waste.
  • Communicating with vendors to ensure timely delivery and cost-effective prices.
  • Conducts follow-through as assigned to ensure:
    • Adequate staff coverage consistent with schedules
    • Meals are transported consistent with health and safety procedures
  • Work with kitchen leads to ensure all three kitchens are in sanitary and safe conditions.
  • Coordinate with Driver Coordinator meal delivery schedules
  • Other duties as required



  • Fingerprint clearance required prior to employment
  • Valid California driver's license and access to automobile with adequate insurance (or have easy access to other means of reliable transportation) to make home visits and travel to different school sites, offices, etc.


Must have health examination at the time of employment and verification of:

  • T.B. clearance issued within six (6) months prior to employment
  • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
  • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization


  • High School Diploma or equivalent


  • CFSM Certificate


  • CFH Card, including at least 12 units in Food Preparation, Nutrition, and/or Dietetics


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in food preparation
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in food services, including maintaining inventory, record-keeping and budgeting


  • Demonstrated knowledge of kitchen business and management principles including; coordination of people and resources; production methods; and leadership and management skills
  • Training in nutrition, dietetics, and/or food preparation


  • Skills in Microsoft Operating System, including Office, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Database experience.
  • Knowledge of the use of technology for procurement, budgeting and scheduling


  • Demonstrated skill in supervising, leading, and coaching staff
  • Ability to train Nutrition Staff, Cooks, Assistant Cooks and drivers.
  • Excellent organizational and motivational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to interact with children in a very busy environment; therefore, must be physically able to perform lifting (50 lbs.), squatting/kneeling, and move quickly
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards


  • Culinary degree
  • Completion of a Certified Dietary Management program
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.