School Nutrition Assistant [April Start]

  • Halifax, NC 27839, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: School-based Support
  • Start Date: Immediate opening

Company Description

Please send resumes, references, and cover letters to the Manager of School Nutrition, Nicki Thompson at [email protected].

Organizational Overview

In 2020, KIPP Eastern North Carolina (KIPP ENC) and KIPP Charlotte took the first steps to begin to merge to form KIPP North Carolina Public Schools (KIPP NC). Starting in July of 2021, KIPP NC will be a network of eight high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to more than 3,500 students in grades K-12 in Charlotte, Durham, Gaston, and Halifax. Additionally, KIPP NC will support several thousand alumni on their journey to and through high school, college, and career.   

KIPP NC will build on a rich tradition of academic excellence and relentless fight for social justice present from the founding of both KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte. KIPP ENC is the second oldest KIPP region in the nation. In its 20 years of operation, KIPP ENC has been a cornerstone for students and families in rural Gaston and Halifax, operating two primary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Over the past five years, it grew to serve even more students by opening up a middle school in Durham, an urban center in the center part of the state. KIPP Charlotte, which grew out of the strong traditions and academics of KIPP ENC, has supported students and families for the past 13 years, operating one primary school and one middle school in the largest city in North Carolina.

KIPP North Carolina will build upon the successes and experiences of KIPP ENC and KIPP Charlotte to provide inclusive school environments and an educational program that will enable our students to lead full lives and equip graduates to be future leaders and agents of change in North Carolina and beyond. KIPP NC also will continue to engage in direct, anti-racist work, and it will contribute meaningfully to the dismantling of structures of inequality within our organization, schools, and classrooms. KIPP NC will be committed to expanding our efforts to embed anti-racism in all of our activities and engagements within our classrooms and schools, across our organization, and throughout the State of North Carolina. All of this will be in a tireless effort to create classrooms that are homeplaces for our students, places where they feel safe, loved, validated, seen, and heard, places where all their beautiful identities will be affirmed and celebrated, and places where they will learn the academic knowledge and skills needed for college, career, and beyond.

Job Description

Please send resumes, references, and cover letters to the Manager of School Nutrition, Nicki Thompson at [email protected].



The School Nutrition Assistant (SNA) will support the preparation of all meals by applying basic principles of food production and providing positive customer service on the serving line. Assistants will be accountable for proper use and care of equipment, accurate food and meal counts and for all monies when serving as a cashier. All school nutrition assistants will be crossed trained to function in every kitchen position.

The SNA will report to the School Nutrition Manager and will be classified as Full-Time Non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


  • Know and follow Federal Guidelines governing the National School Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Programs.
  • Follow verbal and written work and cleaning schedules as assigned by the School Nutrition Manager.
  • Learn and apply quantity food preparation and procedures.
  • Read, Interpret and follow all standardized recipes.
  • Follow all HACCP sanitation and safety procedures
  • Properly use and care for all equipment in the School Nutrition program.
  • Collect, prepare and properly label left over food for storage at the end of meal service.
  • Cashier: accountable for all food leaving the serving line by accurately using computerized point of sale.
  • Cashier: accountable for accurate exchange of monies and completing the cashier sheet at end of service.
  • All SN assistants will wash dishes, utensils and kitchen equipment.
  • All SN assistants will clean kitchen, bathroom, serving lines, dining and receiving areas including “dumpster pad”.
  • Assist in any area of the School Nutrition program as requested by his/her Manager.
  • Communicate joyfully, respectfully, and professionally with all students, parents’, visitors, school staff and vendors as well as School Nutrition employees.
  • Comply with all KIPP ENC policies and specifically those of the School Nutrition Program.



  • Passion for nutrition, health and student development
  • High school diploma or equivalent. Food service and cashier experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid NC driver’s license
  • Must earn 6 hours continuing education credits per year as outlined by USDA
  • Must have knowledge of kitchen measurements and recipe interpretation.
  • Ability to work independently to complete tasks within assigned timeframe
  • Ability to work in extreme heat and cold, stand for extended periods of time and lift 40 pounds

Ability to communicate professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization

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