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Nutrition Program Specialist (Program Support Specialist) 
Biogensys - 
Trenton, NJ 




$19.99 an hour - Temporary

Title: Nutrition Program Specialist (Program Support Specialist)
Assignment: Temporary
Location: Trenton, New Jersey
Salary: $ 19.99 per hour
Biogensys is currently seeking a Nutrition Program Specialist for our client at Trenton, New Jersey area.
Job Description:

  • Assists and participates in the delivery of nutrition programs, provides technical assistance, works with program staff to monitor program sponsors/participants to determine compliance with applicable program regulations,
  • Assists program staff responsible for implementing measures to expand program participation; performs related work as required.
  • Develops surveys and other tools to collect and evaluate data needed for program activities and evaluations.
  • Assists in developing standards for sponsors participating in nutrition programs, and reviews sponsor participation practices for administrative compliance.
  • May review and recommend action on applications submitted by potential sponsors.
  • Develops measurement criteria and evaluates sponsor's food service methods.
  • Meets with organization, agencies and other interested groups to develop and promote child nutrition programs.
  • Evaluates meal patterns for participating sponsors to determine compliance with the nutritional requirements of the program.
  • Prepares reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office or related units.

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of the principles of nutrition, food nutrient contents and food groupings. Knowledge of the methods of menu planning and food purchasing.
  • Knowledge of sanitary safe food handling standards.
  • Knowledge of the methods and practices used to implement and evaluate the delivery of food service programs.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, techniques and equipment used in quantity food service.
  • Ability to interpret laws, rules and regulations regarding nutrition programs and apply them to specific situations.
  • Ability to develop, implement and maintain an effective system of program delivery for nutrition programs. Ability to prepare and conduct trainings for program sponsors.
  • Ability to gather and analyze information.
  • Ability to organize assigned work and develop effective work methods.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate program participation standards, and develop recommendations for appropriate corrective action, when required.
  • Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those interested or involved in the work of the unit.
  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by thy agency, office or related units.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

Experience Required: 
2 years of experience in the development, implementation, evaluation or administration of nutrition or other social programs required
Education Required: 
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Food Service Management, Dietetics, Food Science, Food Technology, Home Economics, or other areas related to nutrition preferred

Job Type: Temporary


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