Lead Student Nutrition Worker, San Francisco

School Support San Francisco, California


Is responsible for coordinating the school lunchroom; is solely responsible for meal preparation activities, including heating fully prepackaged meals, assembling and heating menu items not fully prepackaged and performing other phases of quantity food preparation according to approved menus; oversees the maintenance of lunchroom and equipment; and performs related duties as required. This position reports to the Director of School Operations. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • One (1) year of routine kitchen work experience including use of a computer and point of sales software. 


  • Requires possession of high school diploma or equivalent.

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Knowledge of: Approved food handling practices, food preparation and use of cafeteria equipment; food and supply ordering, receiving and inventory control.
  • Skills to operate: Basic office equipment including computer, peripherals, telephone.
  • Ability and Skill to: Do the various tasks of a kitchen, keep records as required; meet work schedules and timelines, and to work under pressure of deadlines and interruptions; work cooperatively with others; and understand and carry out oral and written directions.

       License and Certification: 

  • Willing to be certified and maintenance of a current ServSafe training or equivalent Food Safety certification.
  • Willing to get training from SFUSD on serving instructions and protocol.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities - According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

  • Follows prescribed menus to meet nutritional needs of children with modifications in allowable food quantities; assists in training regarding equipment use, and food preparation.
  • Maintains Student Nutrition Program compliance with all federal, state, and local guidelines. Follows the collection and recording procedures approved for point of service at the school.
  • Communicates with site staff, parents, students, and food services at KBA; including distribution of student account information and written policies and procedures.
  • Provides food preparation and customer service needs for reimbursable meal menus, milk sales and all assigned site functions. Follows prescribed menus and recipes.
  • Maintains high quality food standards with emphasis on the goal that foods are appetizing, appealing, and high in nutritive value for KBA.
  • Maintains high customer service and communication standards, including written, oral, and electronic communication via e-mail.
  • Maintains high food safety and sanitation standards.  Must utilize a first-in-first-out (FIFO) inventory management system.
  • Closely monitors computer at meal times to ensure accuracy of all transactions.  Operates Point of Sale system, including: turning on computer/restarting as requested by technical support; opening foodservice software program and logging in; opening till for meal service; ensuring accuracy of all transactions; posting payments to student accounts; enter cash totals into computer; prepare cash for bank deposit and record in computer; enter items received into computer; run automated reports to tabulate meal totals; verify all computers have sent data to manager machine by running appropriate automated reports.  Secondary School assignments also maintain production and receiving records and accurate inventory in Point of Sale Terminal; including entering daily updates and results of monthly physical inventories.
  • Maintains accurate records in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Maintains and completes required forms and records accurately, as assigned by the Director of School Operations.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training as required.
  • Monitors staffing needs at site and coordinates with central Student Nutrition Services.
  • Requisitions and monitors food and supplies for KIPP Bayview Academy within the established guides for meeting district menu compliance and projected food costs.
  • Calls for substitutes when needed.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands 

Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves standing and preparing food. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-50 lbs.

Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and generate alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.

Office environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions.  Occasional classroom/school environment and travel. In emergency context (e.g., pandemic) work may be modified to accommodate the organization's needs and public safety compliance measures. 

Part-Time, non-exempt hourly position.  The hourly rate is $15.90 an hour.

About KIPP Bay Area Public Schools
We are a thriving nonprofit network of 15 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, 23% are English language learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.


KIPP Bay Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin or ancestry, cultural background, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, primary language, citizenship or immigration status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.