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CNP Compliance Manager - (24-25)

School Year: 2024-2025
Location: Headquarters-Rio Grande Valley
Region: Headquarters - Rio Grande Valley, TX
Category: Operations
Job Type: Full-Time

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Role Mission: The CNP Compliance Manager is the subject matter expert in researching, implementing and monitoring local, state and federal guidelines to ensure compliance of the IDEA Child Nutrition Program. The CNP Compliance Manager is responsible for executing all phases of audit compliance including meeting with internal and external auditors, coordinating with internal stakeholders, and preparing all documentation. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: writing and publishing standard operating procedures for the department, archiving documentation appropriately and presenting documentation upon request, leading multiple regions in program compliance, meeting with representatives of agencies that have oversight of the program, and ensuring all areas of the program meet or exceed all levels of compliance.

 

Location: 

The Compliance Manager must currently live in or be willing to relocate to Texas, with preference for one of our regions in Austin, El Paso, Houston, Permian Basin, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, or Tarrant County.

 

What We Offer 

 

Compensation: 

 

  • Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $74,764 and $87,1000, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on organizational performance and goal attainment. 

 

Other Benefits: 

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Some of the special benefits we offer at IDEA include: 

 

  • Paid Family Leave: Eligible staff may receive up to 8 weeks of paid leave for the birth or adoption of a child, based on their tenure with the organization and caregiver designation. 
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Staff members may apply for up to 50% of tuition paid toward a qualifying degree program, up to $5,250 maximum per year subject to manager discretion and budget availability. 
  • Employer-Paid Mental/Behavioral Health: 5 face-to-face counseling sessions within a year, unlimited 24/7 telephonic counseling, and other work-life services available at no cost.  

 

Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, generous vacation time, referral bonuses and professional development. IDEA may offer a relocation allowance to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable. 

 

Accountabilities:

  • Evaluate current internal and external monitoring process to identify gaps and provide recommendations for course correction 
  • Lead the efforts in the creation of a department audit readiness manual that depicts all steps necessary for the internal audit schedule and external audit
  • Prepare and present quarterly compliance to IDEA leaders 
  • Write and submit Corrective Action Plans as appropriate to local, state, and federal regulatory agencies 
  • Meet with functional departments to provide status updates of past, current or upcoming audits and ensure the next steps are being met by the respective deadline 
  • Glean and cascade information and/or changes in respective state and federal guidelines internally to appropriate department or senior leadership 
  • Design mechanisms to stress test internal processes and procedures to ensure they meet local, state, and federal guidelines 
  • Support in leading CNP in successful new state/region program launch with review of all necessary documentation, updates as necessary, and coordination between campus leadership and CNP leadership so there is open communication and transparency 
  • Create and or refine standard operating procedures and training to ensure they are relevant and current 
  • Glean information and training from state entities to implement at the district level 
  • Work with both headquarters and campus teams to demonstrate continuous improvement in the areas of program compliance, pilots, projects, initiatives, and priorities. 
  • Seek feedback as an essential part of our culture, and you must actively seek it, understand it, and determine how it can best be used to improve our program and the role itself.

 

Required Skills/Responsibilities

  • Strong understanding of federal and state audit processes for internal, external, single audits and state audit reviews 
  • Strong computer literacy is required with a hyper-focus on the Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Strong understanding of budget creation to ensure that programs are cost-effective, funds are managed prudently, and expenses follow federal, state, and local guidelines. 
  • Strong time management and ability to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy. 
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to interpret complex documents and policies. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability; takes initiative in the spirit of continuous improvement. 
  • Business awareness and knowledge of management practices. 
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills and ability to internalize feedback. 
  • Strong character to implement policy & procedures. 
  • Ability to work irregular hours during peak times throughout the year. 
  • Ability to handle 20% of travel within the state and other states where IDEA Public Schools has a presence.  
  • Demonstrate problem-solving, adaptability, and flexibility; can reprioritize workload due to inclement weather, schedule changes, and any other potential setback
  • Can work independently with little direction.

 

Required Experience

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Administration, Nutrition, Business Management, or related.
  • Experience: a minimum of five (5) years of experience directly related to state and federal school nutrition programs such as the USDA National School Lunch Program, National School Breakfast Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program 

 

Individual Goals

  • 85% OF IDEA TX CNP FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBERS EMPLOYED DURING THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE RETAINED AND RETURN FOR THE START OF THE 23-24 WORK CALENDAR.
  • TX MEETS STUDENT PARTICIPATION OF 80% FOR BREAKFAST, 80% FOR LUNCH, 15% FOR SUPPER BY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • 100% OF CNP INTERNAL SCHEDULED AUDITS COMPLETED BY JUNE 30TH
  • 95% OF CAMPUS CNP STAFF RECEIVED CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING BY THE 30TH OPERATIONAL DAY OF SCHOOL Y OF SCHOOL
  • 40 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION IN SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE COMPLIANCE BY JUNE 30TH.

Team Goals:

In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the team to reach the following ambitious goals:

  • DISTRICT MEETS STUDENT PARTICIPATION OF 80% FOR BREAKFAST, 80% FOR LUNCH, 15% FOR SUPPER BY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
  • 85% OF IDEA CNP FULL-TIME STAFF MEMBERS EMPLOYED DURING THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE RETAINED AND RETURN FOR THE START OF THE 23-24 WORK CALENDAR.
  • DISTRICT HEALTH INSPECTIONS AVERAGE >=95% WITH NO FAILED INSPECTIONS BY JUNE 30TH

 

We look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:   

  • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and through college   
  • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequickly 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change 
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization 
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationshipsin order toachieve outcomes 
  • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students 
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About IDEA Public Schools   

    

At IDEA Public Schools, we believeeach and everychild can go to college.Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to a multi-state network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools.     

   

IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top highschoolslists. IDEA serves over 80,000 college-bound students in 143 schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.      

   

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. 

 

At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family members.  Learn more about our Commitment to Core Values here: https://ideapublicschools.org/our-story/#core-values  

 

To Apply 

 

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