Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Senior Center Café Supervisor
Under administrative direction, supervises and oversees all nutrition activities of Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging in planning, monitoring, auditing and assessing a program of community-based sites (Cafes) for the provision of meals to the elderly, home delivered meal programs, as well as in the provision of individual nutrition counseling; trains and provides guidance to subordinate personnel. This position will also provide supervision to the Healthy Generations Café network.
This position will:
- oversee all aspects of five (5) Cafes, to include oversight of Café Managers and their planned activities.
- Develop relationships with other governmental and community based organizations; liaison with educational, research and governmental groups including the State Office for the Aging and the Health Department in order to participate in a mutually beneficial exchange of information regarding nutrition and program techniques; represent Healthy Generations at meetings and professional conferences; interface with community partners and members of other agencies; collaborate with other units within the Department for the Aging.
- Provide orientation, consultation and training on menu planning, food purchasing, budgeting and cost control, therapeutic diets, program compliance, and other activities necessary for running an effective meal program.
- Determine the nature and extent of program site needs; establish short- and long-term goals; coordinate services with other aspects of Agency and site programs; establish and maintain mechanisms to evaluate and assess programs; prepare reports.
- Interpret City, State and Federal food and nutrition policies and implement mandated nutritional standards and guidelines.
- Create vehicles that improve the quality of food served to encourage and promote healthier meals; develop nutrition initiatives with the overall goal of increasing the health of older adults.
- Act as the Agency’s nutrition expert, supports other areas of the Department, such as current and future grants, food policy, outreach, etc. Provide direction and maintain technical and professional oversight of food and nutrition policies and initiatives for the Agency.
- Coordinate, process and/or organize requests for information and data, such as for audits, reports, monitorings, etc.
Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) – completed the minimum of a Baccalaureate degree granted by a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, or foreign equivalent; met current minimum academic requirements (Didactic Program in Dietetics) as approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; completed a supervised practice program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; successfully completed the Registration Examination for Dietitians; complied with the Professional Development Portfolio (PDP) recertification requirements.
In addition, it is preferred that the qualified applicant have work experience or specialized training in gerontology or geriatrics, and the planning and supervision of food and nutrition services in home and community-based or facility-based settings.
The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, excellent computer and writing skills, the ability to plan strategically and develop long term goals and plans, the ability to multi-task and prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The ability to work with diverse populations and communicate with both internal and external stakeholders is a plus.
Salary starts at $60,000, Full time position with benefits. Background screening required. EEOC