Food Program Supervisor

Posted by
Neighborhood House
Seattle, WA
Published 22 days ago

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Founded in 1906, Neighborhood House is one of the oldest social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. We serve over 12,000 people annually through our major program areas of early earning, youth education, family and social services, employment and adult education, health and housing stability.

  • Department: Child Development
  • Location: 1225 South Weller St. Suite 510 Seattle, WA, 98144
  • Base Pay: $26.91-$29.91/ Hour
  • Employee Type: FT Non-Exempt
  • Job Category: Regular, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year
  • Closing date: Until filled

Having trouble completing your application? For support, please call (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to

Please note that the location listed above is our Central Office. Our child development staff work at the sites where we operate programs and classrooms. These sites are located in South, Central and West Seattle as well as in Burien.

Food Program Supervisor


Child Development Department staff support the Neighborhood House mission framework and Strategic Plan by contributing to the school readiness of low-income children and supporting their parents, care givers and community. The Food Program Supervisor plans, coordinates and provides for all aspects of the nutrition program in consultation with the Nutrition Consultant and insures that the food service program operates effectively, efficiently, in compliance with applicable standards and guidelines for food services and sanitation.

At Neighborhood House we have a deep commitment to our employee’s and client’s diverse experiences and backgrounds that guides our work for a more equitable future. We are seeking a team member that represents our dedication to service, equity and inclusion, to join our diverse team.


Leadership and Supervision

  • Provide leadership, motivation and reflective supervision to the Food Service Workers. Recruit, hire, train and supervise qualified staff in alignment with NH and program requirements.
  • Provide clear expectations, set individual and project goals, emphasize the highest quality management decision-making, mediate conflict, and promote employee growth and development.
  • Regularly observe delivery of food services, appraise the ongoing performance of staff and provide formal and informal feedback. Hold staff accountable for meeting performance expectations.
  • Provide ongoing coaching and problem solving with staff to ensure strong service delivery and client outcomes.

Food Program Operations

  • Develop, support and implement the nutrition/food service program for all Child Development programs.
  • Responsible for all aspects of food distribution, including the ordering, maintaining inventory, organizing and distribution of food and supplies to sites.
  • Responsible for food and supply purchasing for meal services within budget and menu parameters.
  • Maintain food service contracts and procurement with verdors.
  • In consultation with the Nutrition Consultant, write and implement all breakfast, lunch and snack menus.
  • Actively seeks to continue the development of menus and recipes resulting in nutrient dense and high-quality foods to classrooms.
  • In consultation with the Nutrition Consultant, oversees needs of children with special dietary needs and food substitutions to meet menu patterns.
  • Understand and maintain all aspects of CACFP/USDA program. Maintains required reports and insures the collection of accurate meal counts through ongoing monitoring.
  • Maintains updated food service procedures in compliance with CACFP/USDA and other applicable standards.
  • Insure that all food service operation and sanitation practices meet standards and are regularly observed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Human Services, Social Work, Social Services, Administration or related field 
  • Two years supervisory or five years work experience in an early learning program or human services setting Ability to learn the responsibilities of this position.
  • Ability to learn about Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) standards for meal service and other regulations associated with the job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and relate sensitively to children and adults from diverse ethnic and socio-economic groups.
  • Willingness to comply with established agency performance standards which may include: productivity/personal responsibility, client/customer service orientation, embracing a team player orientation, entrepreneurialism, and maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to comply with Head Start Standards of Conduct by promoting the unique identity of each child and family; conforming with program confidentiality; following child supervision and guidance policies; and refraining from soliciting or accepting personal gratuities, favors, or anything of significant monetary value from contractors or potential contractors.
  • Policy Council Approval.
  • First Aid Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • CPR Certification (within 30 days of hire).
  • Sexual Harassment Training within 30 days of hire.
  • Current Food Handlers certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Current Blood Borne Pathogens training certificate within 30 days of employment (maintain current certificate during employment).
  • Child Abuse and Neglect training (within 2 weeks of hire).
  • Current Health Exam, Tuberculosis Screening, and record of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity (must be obtained prior to employment).
  • Department of Early Learning portable background check
  • Must pass Neighborhood House background check requirements.
  • Position requires Washington State bi-annual criminal background re-check.
  • The usual methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, frequent stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 10% sitting, 45% walking, and 45% standing.

Desired Qualifications

  • Current or former Head Start and Early Head Start parents receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
  • Experience working with groups and/or families from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.


Click here for more details about our benefits program.

Employment Practice

Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality) and expression of gender identity or any other classification protected by law. Neighborhood House encourages and gives hiring preference to current and former Head Start parents and children. We encourage people of color and residents of the communities we serve to apply.

For more information

Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at (206) 461-8430 or by e-mail to

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Founded in 1906, Neighborhood House is one of the oldest social service agencies in the Puget Sound region. We serve over 12,000 people annually through our major…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$55,972 - $62,212


  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with Discretionary and Matching Contributions
  • Generous Vacation and Sick Leave Accruals
  • 11 Paid Holidays

Click here for more details about our benefits program.

  • Medical & Vision
  • Dental
  • Employer Sponsored Life and AD & D Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b) with…


1225 S. Weller Street, Suite 510, Seattle, WA 98144, United States

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