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Health & Nutrition Supervisor

Jefferson County, Colorado

Jefferson County, Colorado

People & HR, Operations
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
The Health & Nutrition Supervisor is responsible for ensuring Jefferson County Head Start (JCHS) provides inclusive, culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate health promotion and nutrition services to meet the needs of a diverse community of children, families, and staff. Oversee the Health Promotion and Nutrition components of the Head Start program through the development and implementation of health promotion activities to support the physical and mental well-being of children, families, and staff., Provide coaching and supervision to the Head Start Nutritionist, Head Start Health Coordinator, and the part-time Child Care Health Consultant. Ensure compliance with Federal Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), Health Department and Child Care Licensing Rules & Regulations, Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) requirements, and internal policies and procedures.

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Head Start Division

Management Level

Supervisor - 1st Line

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for Standard Benefits which includes dental, medical, and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, and tuition reimbursement.


About Head Start:

Head Start is a no cost, all-inclusive, child-focused and family-centered early-childhood program for children ages 0-5. A range of individualized services in the areas of education, early childhood development, medical, dental, mental health, nutrition, family support, and parent education.We strive to provide equitable and inclusive services and support to the diverse community we serve.

The ideal candidate has prior experience in public health and models a high degree of emotional intelligence and accountability to successfully lead a team. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, evaluating, reviewing, administering, and setting standards and goals for health and nutrition for Head Start. As a member of the leadership team, the Health and Nutrition Supervisor contributes to programmatic, long-range planning and initiatives and responds to concerns and issues as appropriate to create a cohesive team environment. The candidate must also have the proven ability to move between diverse tasks with ease, and must thrive in a fast-paced, professional environment.

To learn more about our preschool program: https://www.jeffco.us/817/About-Us

And here is a crash course video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmyDjXHHt9M


T his positions operates on a typical 5 day work week schedule , Monday-Friday. This position is full time in-person.


Hiring Range: $7 2 ,000 - $ 76,050. USD Annually

Compensation will be determined based on education, experience, and skills.

Benefits: Jefferson County offers a generous benefits package that supports your personal and professional life. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, paid time off and holidays, retirement matching, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, remote work options and more. For more information, click Here for our Total Rewards summary.

Essential Duties

  • Oversee the health component of the program to ensure that daily and ongoing health needs of children enrolled in the program are met in compliance with HSPPS and in alignment with best practice. Coordinate and implement health promotion education and training for Head Start children, families, and staff. Ensure that health requirements, including health screenings, are completed within the required timeframes and that appropriate referrals are provided, and follow-up care is supported. Monitor and analyze program data related to health and wellness and utilize data to recommend and implement program improvements. Maintain budget for health component.
  • Oversee the implementation of nutrition programming including the coordination of our scratch kitchen and food service for both sites in compliance with HSPPS and CACFP guidelines, and in alignment with best practice. Ensure that CACFP reimbursement claims are submitted monthly, and that special nutrition needs of children enrolled in the program are met, including accommodations for allergies, food sensitivities, and cultural needs. Ensure nutrition education opportunities are available to Head Start families. Maintain budget for nutrition component.
  • Serve on the Head Start leadership team to support strategic planning, integration of program services, assist in program decision making, report on health and nutrition components, and act as Manager on Duty (MOD).
  • Conduct outreach to community partners to seek support for Head Start program and grow the health and nutrition services being offered by the program. Coordinate and facilitate the Health Services Advisory Committee in compliance with performance standards. Participate in relevant committees, boards, and advisory groups for community partners to further the mission and vision of Head Sta rt.
  • Supervises staff in area of responsibility. Administers and makes recommendations for routine personnel matters affecting subordinates, including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, assigning, scheduling, granting leave, appraisals, and taking corrective action. Conducts performance evaluations and communicates short- and long-term goals and objectives. Submits personnel records and reports as required by the county. Assists and advises subordinates as necessary, resolves problems as non-routine situations arise, and ensures adherence to established policies, procedures, and standards. Communicates changes in policy and procedures to direct reports and implements them as directed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Research shows that women and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups tend to apply only when they check every box in the posting. If you are reading this and hesitating to click “apply” for that reason, we encourage you to go for it! A true passion and excitement for making an impact is just as important as work experience.

Minimal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field;
  • A minimum of three years of experience;
  • Or an equivalent combination of education & experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Public Health, or related field.
  • 3 years of public health-related work experience
  • 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Head Start experience
  • Experience working with children aged 0-5 & low-income populations

Skills, qualities, and competencies that will lead to success in this role include:

  • Strong supervisory skills to include coaching, development, and performance management
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Using data to drive program decisions
  • Strong organization skills and ability to monitor compliance for standards, rules, and regulations
  • Strong computer skills and ability to learn new programs and software quickly
  • Ability to navigate the needs of your program and the effects your decisions have on the organization

Additional Job Information

  • Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal history, motor vehicle report, education verification, and/or references.
  • Please note that supplemental questions requiring a written response will serve as a writing sample.
  • Criminal and MVR Background checks are required for every position.
  • Reference Checks are only required if requested by the Hiring manager.
  • CAPS, CSS FP, and HS FP are department specifics requests in Human Services.
  • Registered se x offender background checks will also be completed before offer of employment
  • Successful completion of Trails check

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically at Jefferson County Colorado Career Opportunities .

Applicants complete an online form and have the option to provide a resume and detailed cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for the position. Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications listed in the qualifications section of the job bulletin, and applicants are contacted directly by the hiring team regarding next steps. To view the status of your application or direct communication from the hiring team, please log into your candidate portal .

For more details on the recruitment process, please visit https://www.jeffco.us/1860/FAQs


  • County Recruitment Team: 303-271-8400 or CareerTalent@Jeffco.us
  • Library Recruitment Team: 303.275.6168 or talent@jeffcolibrary.org
  • Sheriff Recruitment Team: 303.271.5332 or sheriff.recruiting@co.jefferson.co.us



Work Experience: Minimum three years




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