Director of Food Program

YMCA of  Bucks County seeks a dynamic Director of Food Program to oversee its comprehensive food services program impacting the Association.
Job Description

In partnership with operations and development, the Director of Food Program is responsible for all phases of center food services program including, but not limited to, purchasing and preparation of large quantities of food, proper food storage, utilization, sanitation, documentation and inventory in accordance with the Federal, State and local requirements, as well as corporate policies and procedures. Oversee the development, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of a comprehensive nutrition services program for all centers, in keeping with Federal, State, and local regulations. Provide training and technical assistance to center-level staff. Provide overall planning, implementation, coordination, and monitoring of comprehensive nutrition services and programming. Develop and strengthen relationships with staff and external partners to ensure all necessary program goals are met.

Benefits:  We offer a full comprehensive compensation package which includes:

•Retirement Plan: 12% Employer Contribution

•Competitive Pay and Benefits (Medical, Vision, Dental)

•Supplemental Insurance Options (AFLAC)

•Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

•403(b) Smart Account

•Free Family Membership

•Childcare and Camp Program Discounts 

•and more… 

  •  Strong communication, compassion, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Personal experience with service and delivery experiences. 

  • A self-starter who is detail-oriented, able to multitask, and work well in a team setting.

  • Positive, professional attitude and appearance.

  • Trained in Listen First or will attend training within 3 months of position.  

  • Bachelor's Degree in nonprofit management, recreation, human services, business, hotel industry, or related field preferred; 18 years old or older.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and database systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and collaboration with peers. 

  • A willingness and desire to live out the mission of the Y. 

  • Possess or will possess within the first three months of hire: Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and SFSP (Summer Food for Summer Program) training.

Essential Functions
  • Ensure the nutritional needs of children, families and the greater community are being met

  • Provide required weekly, monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports to supervisor or designee as assigned

  • Implement and monitor a grant-funded feeding program for a multi-site operation serving 3-5 sites

  • Develop and follow nutritious menus according to USDA

  • Complete reports that reflect the status of the grant

  • Maintain appropriate records, invoices, menus, and other USDA documentation

  • Cooperate with USDA/CACFP representatives, Health Department Inspectors and Federal monitors during on-site reviews

  • Oversee nutrition services budget and inventory tracking

  • Track data and complete reports to maintain grant compliance

  • Implement organizations operational policies and procedures

  • Provide leadership in the development of the nutrition services programming.

  • Provide on-going reports to supervisor or designee on program compliance

  • Observe, monitor, evaluate and provide feedback to staff when appropriate 

  • Complete monthly and annual reports, including recommending and implementing plans for improvement and/or corrective actions

  • Ensure required tasks are completed within designated timeframes

  • Provide guidance, training, and technical support to staff when appropriate

  • Implement staff corrective action if necessary

  • Ensure sanitation and safety practices are compliant in accordance with foodservice establishment regulations in food preparation and food clean up 

  • Develop and/or assist in preparing service area plans, manuals, and other necessary educational materials as directed by Supervisor or designee

  • Provide sound technical support (software, purchase supply ordering, etc.), guidance, and motivate staff in their professional development through coaching and mentoring. 

  • In collaboration with the development team, assist in achieving the Feeding Initiative’s vision and aspirations for both the YMCA and the greater community including establishing new programs and expanding programs within the community; creating initiatives to broaden the Y’s feeding reach, including opportunities for volunteer engagement, community partnerships, and program development and develop and/or deepen relationships with feeding partners.

  • Attend meetings, conferences, hearings, etc. at the request of the Supervisor

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor and/or designee


Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives.  Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Build relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance and support.

Operational Effectiveness:  Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.  

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.  Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Character Development Statement

At the YMCA, we have valued the following attributes of personal character and ethical behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission:

Caring:  To be sensitive, understanding and responsive to the well-being of self and others.

Honesty:  To be truthful, trustworthy, sincere and fair in word and action.

Respect:   To value the worth of person and property.  Treating others as you would have them treat you.

Responsibility: To recognize, accept and fulfill the obligation to contribute to a better society.

Mission Statement

YMCA of Bucks County is a charitable, nonprofit organization committed to strengthening our communities through membership and programs that foster youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility for all.