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NANA Regional Corporation K-12 General Manager - Sitka School District in Sitka, Alaska

Job Description

The General Manager of Food Service, in a K-12 contract, manages the food service operation in a school cafeteria environment, serving students breakfast and lunch. The position is a 10-month assignment. NMS pays for employee travel to and from Sitka, and three round-trip airline tickets are offered for travel to the lower 48 during school holidays.


Kitchen Management

  • Manages the daily operation of a high-quality, fiscally responsible industrial kitchen in a K12 school setting

  • Physically performs a wide variety of high-volume food production and preparation duties

  • Responsible for all orders (including federal commodities) and inventory management

  • Inspects incoming freight deliveries for order accuracy, product use-by dates, and freshness

  • Manages inventory appropriately with proper labeling and kitchen best practices

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with vendors


  • Works with the nutritional team to plan and implement nutritionally balanced, enticing, and cost-effective menus.

  • Prepares daily production records and maintains financial records

  • Monitors food lines ensuring NSLP compliancy


  • Directs, supervises, leads, evaluates, develops, and coaches all assigned personnel

  • Maintains or approves various administrative materials such as time sheets, payroll matters, personnel or accounting materials, safety records, OSHA forms, MSDS records, etc

  • Maintains and follows all NMS/OSHA/Federal established safety practices

  • Accountable for all assigned responsibilities and comply with applicable regulations and sound business practices

  • Continuously exploring ways to improve the current food service program and operations.

  • Responsible for a high degree of sanitation is observed in all assigned areas, including safe chemical storage in all assigned areas

  • Makes sure required supplies and materials will be available as needed

  • May be tasked with special assignments, including conducting demonstrations, revising procedures, cost reviews, etc.

  • Will follow and train employees on all client evacuation and safety policies.

  • Responsible for providing the supervisor with regular financial reporting, student participation, and client-requested services.

  • May interview, hire, and train employees

  • Other related duties may also be assigned


Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to those with a culinary associate degree or a related field.

  • Five (5) years of consecutive employment in similar operations with comparable responsibilities.

  • At least three (3) years of experience as a food service supervisor in a restaurant, K-12 or relevant food service setting.

  • Strong knowledge of food and catering trends.

  • Preference will also be given to those with prior work experience in a high production setting.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoor/Outdoor (occasional exposure to extreme weather)

Noise level: Moderate

Office conditions: Pace of work environment: Medium

Customer Interaction: High

Description of environment: School kitchen

Frequently required to walk and stand. Occasionally required to lift, pull, and push. Rarely in cramped or confined spaces and climbing. Physical requirements: Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Travel: Employee may travel up to 25% to various locations within the U.S. and/or remote locations and may be required to use alternative modes of transportation, including but not limited to snow machines, boats, small airplanes and ATVs. Travel is coordinated by NMS.


Excellent interpersonal skills needed to effectively motivate, direct, and lead assigned employees.

Must be proficient in performing many tasks simultaneously while at the same time making sure all details are properly addressed in those tasks.

A recognition that service is a demonstrated attitude and a state of mind, not a task or step.

A dedication to understanding and exceeding customer expectations.

A high energy level or sense of urgency in carrying out assigned tasks.

NMS Core Values

Safety guides our behavior.

Honesty and integrity govern our activities.

Commitments made will be fulfilled.

All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The environment will be protected and sustained.


Proven success at managing multiple tasks, projects, and subordinates.

Proficiency in planning and organization.

Demonstrated understanding of profit attainment and profit growth.

Strong ability to lead, build diverse teams and oversee training.

Personal maturity and poise; the ability to remain composed under pressure, to make sound decisions, and to manage diversity.

Equal Opportunity Employer NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal employment opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, gender-identity and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholder of NANA, their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

Accommodation Requests for Job Seekers with a Disability. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require accessibility assistance or an accommodation for any part of the employment process, contact us at recruiting@nana.com or 1-800-478-2000.

Default: Location : Location US-AK-Sitka

Job ID 2024-12009

Division NMS FFM

Work Type On-Site

Work Location Sitka

NMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.