Title: Nutrition Program
Specialist (Program Support Specialist)
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Ability to develop, implement
and maintain an effective system of program delivery for nutrition
programs. Ability to prepare and conduct trainings for program
- Ability to gather and analyze
- 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.
2 years of experience in the development, implementation, evaluation or
administration of nutrition or other social programs 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