Career Opportunity

Program Monitor (Principal Consultant #747)
$52,618 - $67,204
$52,618 - $91,998
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
June 8, 2020
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Supervisor, performs work ranging from moderate to considerable complexity applying practices and technical expertise in areas of financial management, nutrition and child nutrition programs. (This position will work primarily in Cook, Will, Lake, and DuPage Counties.  Residency for this position is required within one of these counties to commence no later than 30 days following the date of hire.) 

  • ​Conducts monitoring reviews of school districts and other administrative entities to determine fiscal and programmatic compliance with program rules, regulations and generally accepted business procedures.
  • Coordinates and monitors schedules and timelines related to the completion of cyclical monitoring activities.
  • Assists in facilitating the interdisciplinary team process by reviewing the content and quality of monitoring reviews and project assignments produced.
  • Provides technical assistance to agency staff, local educational agencies and program administrators.
  • Serves as primary contact for school districts and program administrators on fiscal, nutrition and programmatic issues related to state and federal child nutrition programs.
  • Assists in the development, implementation and administration of monitoring review, fiscal and technical assistance procedures pertaining to state and federal child nutrition programs.
  • Implements monitoring review, nutrition and fiscal management plans, practices and procedures and recommends the development of broad statewide nutrition program policies and procedures.
  • Makes recommendations for department functional systems and activities.
  • Collects and analyzes data and compiles reports for review, executive approval and implementation.
  • Applies technical expertise in areas of monitoring review, nutrition and fiscal management of child nutrition programs to research, develop and implement project assignments.
  • Assists in the development of departmental information systems and the gathering of department planning data.
  • Functions as a team member and/or team leader for diverse agency, center and department project teams.
  • Coordinates fiscal, staffing and material resources to complete assigned projects.
  • Coordinates efforts with interdisciplinary team member for the completion of assigned projects for departmental activities.
  • Monitors projects and activities of team members.
  • Assists so that projects are on schedule and completed with assigned timelines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ​Master's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Economics, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Social Services or a Bachelor's Degree in one of these areas plus two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) in nutrition, teaching, business administration, accounting, finance, auditing, social service program administration or governmental grant programs.
  • Knowledge of nutrition, food service management, teaching, accounting, auditing, finance and/or business administration management practices and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of computers, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to work work independently or with teams.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated math skills.
  • Extensive field-based travel.
  • ​Proficiency in Spanish.​