City of Boston

Nutrition Manager

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Regular Full-Time
Boston City Hall
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Incumbent is responsible for managing the senior nutrition program, which includes program and fiscal monitoring.  Incumbent will work collaboratively with community and government partners to promote best practices for the nutrition services program and elevate elder nutrition issues.


  • Manage the request for proposal process for nutrition program that reviews bids pertaining to food service, programmatic and fiscal matters.  
  • Analyze cost effectiveness of nutrition programs by reviewing food, labor, and other costs.  Will also review staffing structure and workflows the kitchen, programmatic or transportation areas.
  • Conduct state food safety training for all nutrition programs and providers as needed, while also conducting kitchen assessments.  
  • Promote the development and provision of culturally appropriate congregate and home-delivered meals based on the older adult’s individual needs, including efficient service delivery of federal and state funded elder nutrition program in the city. 
  • Work with state nutrition director to strengthen linkages with Title IIIC Nutrition Program and health care providers.
  • Identify and research current and emerging nutrition issues pertinent to improving quality and efficiencies in service provision to positively change Boston elder’s nutrition status.  
  • Oversee the development, coordination and implementation of nutrition awareness strategies and activities (utilizing existing Commission and community projects) and advocate for senior services and resources to address unmet needs. 
  • Act as a catalyst to develop and maintain relationships with other city departments, academic institutions, federal, state and privately funded nutrition programs, and other external organizations to develop nutrition programs policy recommendations and to promote nutrition initiatives.
  • Establish, convene and oversee a Nutrition Council of seniors, service providers, funders, marketing and educators and serve as staff liaison to maintain and enhance relationship with committee. 
  • Serve as in-house elder nutrition specialist and information resource for Commission and City staff; conduct staff training and community presentations as needed.
  • Responsible for maintenance and training of the Senior Information Management System (SIMS) as it pertains to nutrition.  
  • Manage data input; compiles and analyzes reports.
  • Perform related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in human services, elder services and nutrition services.
  • Associate’s degree may count for up to one (1) year of required experience, bachelor’s degree may count for up to two (2) years of required experience, and master’s degree may count for up to three (3) years of required experience.
  • Registered or Licensed Dietitian preferred.
  • ServSafe Certification preferred.
  • Ability to assess, interpret and communicate the macro and micro pictures of elder nutrition.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and think strategically.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with government agencies, social service agencies, community organizations, and older adults highly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently; to show flexibility and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Experience and comfortability working with diverse communities, delivering services to a multiracial, multigenerational, multicultural, and multilingual population. 
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports.
  • Demonstrates proper use of databases, and other tools to ensure accurate reporting. 
  • Ability to give team feedback.
  • Travel throughout Boston may be required in support of the position’s responsibilities.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and attention to detail as required by the job.
  • Experience in typical office software systems (Microsoft Office, and Google Suite) preferred. 
  • Bilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Vietnamese, Cantonese, or Mandarin) preferred.


Subject to CORI check

Boston Residency Required



Union/Salary Plan/Salary Grade:

Non-union MM2-8

Hours per week: 35


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