Post Date:  May 15, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.


Job Title: Training Specialist, Nutrition Services  and Requisition ID number: 100375

Close Date:  No established closing date;  open until filled

Organizational Unit:  Nutrition Center, Admin (10000079) 

Site:  Nutrition Center (0782) 

FTE 1.0 FTE;52 Weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  AMP(42) 

Functional Area:  Administrative 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.




Under general supervision, performs administrative personnel support functions for the Nutrition department; assists with recruiting and screening applicants; works with Site Supervisors and Administrative team to design, schedule, and organize training opportunities for food service employees.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Assists with developing and organizing training opportunities for food service staff.
  • Coordinates training activities, schedules, and instructors for food service staff.
  • Gathers and compiles data; assists MPS staff in analyzing and interpreting data in order to implement programs to more effectively meet the training needs of staff.
  • Responds to requests for information and assistance; explains department and district policies to employees and applicants.
  • Assists department staff with recruiting food service personnel; attends school functions.
  • Schedules and coordinates interviews for food service applicants.
  • Coordinates probation period calendar and ensures completion of reviews.
  • Evaluates personnel data reports, updates databases and files, and corrects data as needed.
  • Performs various administrative functions within the Nutrition department; processes transactional information; performs technical records management duties, data entry, and database management.
  • Researches and resolves employee issues, and communicates information on status and changes.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.



Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

High School Diploma/GED equivalent; AND two (2) years of Human Resources support experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.  


Knowledge of:

  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Adult learning, instructional design, and curriculum development techniques.
  • Leadership/management/organizational development, assessment protocols, change management strategies, and processes.
  • State and Federal laws, statutes, rules, codes, and regulations governing HR functions.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.
  • Principles of record keeping, records management, and management of confidential records.


Skill in:

  • Answering questions, advising staff, and providing effective customer service on HR issues.
  • Collecting and analyzing data, and preparing reports.
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations development.
  • Reviewing documents and extracting relevant information.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
  • Effective verbal and written communication.
  • Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions.
  • Professional development planning, group facilitation, communications, and instructional coaching.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.



A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.



Work is performed in a classroom and a general office environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently.  Jobs in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree and long periods of working with computers.




Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee.  Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.
Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date]  | Nutrition Center, Admin (10000079)  | Nutrition Center (0782)  | Administrative

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis