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JOB GOAL: To ensure that nutritious food is attractively served to the students in the District in
accordance with the rules established by the U.S.D.A. for the National School Lunch Program
and the Illinois State Board of Education regulations.

1. Plans and supervises the preparation and serving of menus including breakfast and lunch
2. Supervises the overall safety and sanitation program in the school food service stations.
3. Determines the personnel requirements for the department; interviews and recommends
persons for hiring or advancement when positions are available.
4. Purchases food, supplies, and equipment and develops procedures for proper receiving,
storage, and distribution of same.
5. Keeps informed on new nutritional trends or concepts and on new developments in
equipment that will improve and upgrade the school nutritional program.
6. Assumes responsibility for preparing all reports regarding food services that are required
by local, state, or federal agencies.
7. Obtain bids from vendors for the procurement of food, equipment and services needed for
the department and make recommendations regarding which bids/proposals are in the
overall best interest of the food service program and District.
8. Complete and submit various food service related grants and other funding opportunities.
9. Assist with special District events.

10. Assist with arranging for substitutes when food service personnel are absent.
11. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may from time to
time be assigned by the Superintendent.


The Food Service Director must have degree in Food Service
Management, certification as a Nutrition Serviced Specialist or Registered Dietician and a
minimum of three (3) years’ experience in school district food service operations including
meal planning and preparation.

1. Degree in Food Service Management
2. Certification as a Nutrition Serviced Specialist or Registered Dietician
3. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in school district food service operations
including meal planning and preparation.
4. Statement of Health
5. Clearance of Criminal History Background Check
6. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board of Education may find
appropriate and acceptable.


The Food Service Director’s salary will not be less than $45,000. Insurance benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance.

Additional Notes

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: One hundred eighty (180) day school year plus five (5)
additional days for training, reporting, filing and cleaning.
Full Time: Seven (7) hour workday, starting at 6:30 am to 1:30 pm. The workday includes a
30-minute unpaid lunch break and a 10-minute paid break during the work day.
Part Time: Hours of employment will be individually established by the District.
Early dismissal days are considered a full workday and should be used for training, cleaning or
additional food preparation.

How to Apply

An Application for Employment may be downloaded below or may be picked up at the
Unity Point Main Office. Submit Letter of Application, Application for Employment,
Resume, Copy of Illinois Professional Educator License Credentials, Transcripts and
Letters of Reference to: Dr. James-Gross, Superintendent, Unity Point School #140, 4033
South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62903. Applications will be accepted until the


Applications may be picked up at:
Unity Point #140 Main Office
4033 S. Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62903

Or you may download an application at the site listed below:

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