Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at the Chef Ann Foundation! We are currently hiring, please view open positions below.

Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at the Chef Ann Foundation! We are currently hiring, please view open positions below.

About the Chef Ann Foundation

Our mission is to provide school communities with the tools, training, resources, and funding that enables them to create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments. Founded in 2009 by Chef Ann Cooper, the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) carries out our vision by actively supporting school districts nationwide through grant programs and by providing tried and tested tools for school food change. Our major programs include:

  • Get Schools Cooking (GSC) is an intensive 3-year assessment and strategic planning program that provides schools with the operational knowledge to transition from a heat & serve to scratch cook operational model.
  • Salad Bars to Schools (SB2S) is a granting program that provides schools and districts with salad bar equipment and support, such as Cambro bars, camchillers, and technical assistance.
  • School Food Institute (SFI) is a set of online courses that provide professional development and comprehensive training on the key components of successful scratch-cook operations in schools.
  • The Lunch Box (TLB) is an online toolkit that provides free step-by-step guides, tools, recipes and other resources to help schools improve their meal programs and convert to scratch-cooking.

At the Chef Ann Foundation, our work to ensure access to fresh, healthy school food for all is built on the idea of equity. We support and celebrate differences, and our team and community are stronger with every new voice. CAF is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. CAF is committed to the incorporation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout our organization, including increased efforts to hire, support, and engage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other historically marginalized groups.


Current job openings

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  • Time Frame: Immediate start
  • Location: This position will require onsite work with school food programs in various locations
  • Compensation: $60,000-$80,000 / year depending on experience. Benefits include health insurance reimbursement, 403b, PTO, Professional Development, etc.
  • Travel: Travel could be up to 50% of time in this role


Job Description

The Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) is looking for a School Food Operations Specialist to assist in key areas within our programs. This is a full-time position working with our programs team, school food contractors, and school district partners.

The ideal candidate will have at least four (4) years’ experience working in a leadership position in a scratch cooking school food operation (in a hands-on capacity), an understanding of what schools need to serve healthier food in a scratch-cook environment, and a passion for supporting districts nationwide in cooking more food from scratch. The ideal candidate will provide support to school districts in CAF’s five key areas of school food operations: food, finance, facilities, human resources, and marketing. We do not expect the individual in this role to be an expert in all key areas, but they should have a significant understanding of each area and be able to lead support as needed. This position will work on Get Schools Cooking, CA Healthy School Food Pathwaysand Specialized Programming.

Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of college, or equivalent advanced training to qualify for a Bachelor’s Degree with a relevant major: Culinary, Nutrition, Food Service.

  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in School Food Service Management, with a preference for a cook-from-scratch program.

  • ServSafe Manager Certificate; must acquire within 90 days of initial employment.

  • Advanced knowledge of NSLP regulations and proactive about staying informed on new regulations.

  • Must be able to travel throughout the country.

  • A strong writer and editor, with the ability to create and edit content for school food operators.

  • Proven experience training school food professionals.

  • Able to create and run impactful training programs for school food operators.

  • Very organized and able to meet targeted outcomes.

  • Able to work in a remote environment and adapt for various school environments

  • Understands and is able to develop recipes and trainings around them.

  • Understands menu planning as it relates to ingredient-based, cook-from-scratch meal programs.

  • Understands K-12 recipe/menu software.

  • Advanced knowledge of K-12 procurement including RFPs, purchasing cooperatives, and inventory management.

  • Able to pinpoint kitchen efficiency opportunities

  • Knowledge of all large and small commercial kitchen equipment

This position will work primarily with the programs team to support CAF’s school food district partners in various districts throughout the country. This position will support the Sr. Director of School Food Operations in providing onsite technical assistance to Get Schools Cooking, Specialized Programing, and Healthy School Food Pathways’ districts. In addition, this role will ensure that all district operations data is kept up to date, ensuring that we have timely records of district progress.


Key Responsibilities

Technical Expertise

  • Answer technical and operational questions regarding USDA regulations, procurement, school food operations, recipes, culinary techniques, equipment, etc.

  • Provide onsite and virtual operational expertise and support to Get Schools Cooking and Customized Programing districts to further their transition to a scratch-cook operation.

  • Review all operational content associated with district work and provide feedback on recommendations for districts and technical assistance.

  • Attend meetings as needed with funders and stakeholders to answer operational questions.


Compensation

Compensation ranges between $60,000 - $80,000 per year and will be commensurate with the candidate’s previous experience and credentials. The Chef Ann Foundation is a great place to work and provides its staff with a competitive benefits package, including health insurance reimbursement, professional development, a generous paid time off program, and a 403(b) retirement plan. We are a fully-remote organization whose headquarters are located in Boulder, CO, with team members spread across the US.

To Apply

Please apply using this link.

At the Chef Ann Foundation, our work to ensure access to fresh, healthy school food for all is built on the idea of equity. We support and celebrate differences, and our team and community are stronger with every new voice. CAF is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. CAF is committed to the incorporation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout our organization, including increased efforts to hire, support, and engage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other historically marginalized groups.

Learn more and apply using this link or continue reading:

*The application will close on August 26, 2022

Job Description
We seek an experienced, professional Director of Human Resources (HR) who will successfully collaborate with leadership and staff in this hands-on HR role with varied responsibilities. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of HR works closely with senior leadership to align the Human Resources agenda with the strategic objectives of the foundation. The Director of HR will support CAF’s mission, vision, and goals, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). The Director of HR administers and executes CAF’s human resources policies, procedures, strategies and programs, including compensation; benefits; employee relations; recruiting; performance management; local, state and federal regulatory compliance; occupational health and safety, and training.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a talent acquisition strategy to support organizational and HR initiatives through analysis of key metrics, knowledge of labor market and HR trends, and liaising with other program areas and organization leaders.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with third parties such as search firms, vendors, job websites, social media, post-secondary institutions, and other sourcing outlets.

  • Develops comprehensive employee policy guidelines that reflect local, state and federal laws, reflect HR best practices, and align with the organization’s goals and values.

  • Work with the CAF DEI Committee to implement and monitor key diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

  • Design effective employee engagement strategies with a focus on retention.

  • Supportive role in change management initiatives, ensuring thorough and effective planning, communication, execution, and follow-up throughout the organization.

  • Responsible for directing the on-boarding and off-boarding processes.

  • Responsible for payroll documentation, and state withholding compliance.

  • Act as a strategic partner to the CAF team and provide insightful, innovative thinking and problem solving in regard to human resources and organizational developmental initiatives.

  • Anticipate, minimize, and resolve litigation risks.

  • Assist with the selection and administration of a comprehensive HR system.

  • Prepare monthly HR reports.

  • Oversee and support the ongoing administration of all employee benefit plans.

  • Assist with the annual renewal process for health & welfare benefit plans.

  • Works with the COO in maintaining and administering all salary schedules and compensation plans.

  • Ensures records and files are accurate, well organized and retained in compliance with applicable laws.

  • Participates in the workers compensation claims management and analysis.

  • Oversees the Unemployment claims process.

Position Qualifications and Requirements

  • Knowledge of HR trends and best practices, regulatory changes, and federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, and demonstrates these competencies.

  • Cultural competence with commitment to and appreciation for diversity and multicultural values.

  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds ability and/or experience working with co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences.

  • Be adept at working in fast-paced and growth-minded environments; adapt to change quickly and act as a positive change agent.

  • Thorough knowledge of human resources functions, programs and legal requirements.

  • Experience with data-driven decision models or practices.

  • The ability to learn and engage with new technology programs.

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a human resources leadership role demonstrating business acumen and ability to easily switch between strategic (broad, macro vision) and tactical (micro, day-to-day) approaches. A related professional certification designation is preferred.

  • Experience with unions and labor-management issues.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in human resources or related field.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and GSuite platforms.

  • Experience working in K12 Public School districts preferred.

  • Ability to work virtually

Essential Traits

  • A passion for food systems and a strong interest in childhood health and wellness.
  • Strong professional relationship management skills.
  • Resourcefulness in finding solutions to unique problems and making pivots to ensure outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Flexible mindset and innovative thinker.
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training.

Compensation
Compensation ranges between $75,000-97,000 per year and will be commensurate with the candidate’s previous experience and credentials. The Chef Ann Foundation is a great place to work and provides its staff with a competitive benefits package, including health insurance reimbursement, professional development, a generous paid time off program, and a 403(b) retirement plan. We are a fully-remote organization whose headquarters are located in Boulder, CO, with team members spread across the US. This position is remote and can be based anywhere in the U.S.

At the Chef Ann Foundation, our work to ensure access to fresh, healthy school food for all is built on the idea of equity. We support and celebrate differences, and our team and community are stronger with every new voice. CAF is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. CAF is committed to the incorporation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout our organization, including increased efforts to hire, support, and engage BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and other historically marginalized groups.

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