Food and Nutrition Services Manager

Position: Full time
Deadline: June 7, 2023

Certificate Number: N/A/ Job Order: 2023-353 /1 position(On-site)

Office location is flexible within RCMA’s service area – including Immokalee, Indian River, Highlands, Wimauma, Homestead, Palm Beach, Labelle, Hardee, Plant City, and Ocala. Travel is ~25% of the job.


Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA) is a nationally recognized non-profit leader in child care and early education. RCMA operates more than 65 centers and 2 charter schools, with a staff of 1,600 employees, in 21 Florida counties. We have grown over the years through our policy of hiring from the communities served, forging a strong bond between parents and RCMA caregivers, teachers and staff.


Would you rather have a fulfilling career than just a “job”? At RCMA, we feel lucky to work in fulfilling roles every day. Like one big family, we work hand in hand with families who need allies on their journey toward big dreams. Through empathy and compassion, we help cultivate a sense of dignity and pride in these valuable members of society and provide them with resources for growth. If this sounds like a family you’d like to become a member of, we’d love to hear from you!


In addition, RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Food and Nutrition Services Manager oversees all aspects of RCMA’s USDA Child Care Food Program; including planning, implementation, and monitoring of all food service guidelines in alignment with RCMA’s mission and vision. The job functions include agency-wide data collection and database administration, reporting, and evaluating the program in order to meet the nutritional and educational needs of children.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. However, other duties may be assigned.

  1. Serve as the primary point of contact and advisor for RCMA’s Child Care Food Program (CCFP). Remain informed on all applicable rules and regulations.
  2. Manage all aspects of the Child Care Food Program including, but not limited to submitting sponsor applications and provider contracts for child care centers; processing USDA reimbursement for RCMA-sponsored child care centers; completion of all required invoices and reports; development and distribution of food service menus; leading program audits; and maintaining a list of approved food supply vendors.
  3. Develop policies and procedures for food safety and nutrition in alignment with RCMA funders, childcare licensing, and USDA and Department of Health standards for each program.
  4. Regularly evaluate child nutrition services using all available data including but not limited to meal counts, regional and charter analysis of monitoring results, training evaluations, and financial statements. Plan and carry out program improvements related to reimbursement, menu planning, food supply vendor selection, and related policies and procedures.
  5. Provider leadership and training to Regional Team administrative staff on USDA requirements.
  6. Maintain compliance with USDA recordkeeping requirements. Collect, track, and analyze documentation from Regional Teams on training, monitoring, and meal counts.
  7. Consult with the Business and Finance Team on construction and renovation projects regarding minimum requirements for commercial kitchen equipment and supplies.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Public Health, Business Administration, or related field and 3-5 years of documented experience in managing contracts.

RCMA believes vaccination is the best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the children and families we serve, our workforce, and the communities where we operate. To minimize the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, vaccination is highly encouraged.

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.