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Nutritional Education Staff Specialist

Recruitment #13-005297-004


State Salary Grade 16 $41,896-$54,253 Progressing to $60,802




200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional contractual position responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance, education and leadership in Maryland by developing and conducting foodservice management and culinary training for Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) staff that support the development and implementation of USDA meal patterns.


Provides leadership development and implementation of culinary skills training through curriculum development, training and technical assistance to Maryland Child Nutrition Programs (CNP); provides technical guidance as a member of internal and external work teams in support of CNP participating agencies’ comprehensive culinary skill development and program implementation; develops and delivers training activities aligned with current USDA guidance for CNP and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Maryland’s state nutrition standards; leads the development of the strategic training plan for culinary training and professional development for CNP Staff; manages the relationships with external education providers and organizations that support staff training on culinary skills, foodservice operations, health and wellness; initiates and manages all special projects.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, Marketing/Business or a related area. Documented coursework in Culinary Arts preferred. EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of professional experience in training culinary skills and management, or nutrition or health education is required; experience in training culinary and management skills to school nutrition audiences, developing and managing training or collaborative projects with a variety of stakeholders is preferred.


This position is contractual and offers no paid state benefits.


Applicants must include their resume and complete a Maryland State Department of Education Application for Employment indicating application for Position #CTR 197-14, Job Apps # 13-005297-004 The Application, resume, and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.

Completed Applications must be directed to the Staff Employment Section within the Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 or faxed to 410-333-8950. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.   MSDE is a leader in promoting and maintaining a diverse workforce.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.