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Position: Executive Director
Institution: University of Mississippi
Location: Mississippi
Date posted: 9/27/2002

Executive Director

National Food Service Management Institute
The University of Mississippi


The National Food Service Management Institute seeks an experienced and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director. Located on the campus of The University of Mississippi, the Institute operates under an agreement with the USDA/FNS to provide information and services that promote the continuous improvement of Child Nutrition Programs. The Executive Director will direct the divisions of education, applied research, and administration; enhance teamwork and the development of innovative programs; implement the strategic plan to reflect trends and needs of Child Nutrition Programs; maintain and promote effective partnerships with stakeholders and affiliated academic institutions; continue liaison with the USDA/FNS and the ASFSA; chair the National Advisory Council; submit reports; and administer the budget.

Required qualifications: demonstrated expertise in Child Nutrition Programs; a degree in Food Service Management/ Institution Management(FSM/IM); a doctorate in FSM/IM, Foods and Nutrition, Education, or a related area; excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills; successful work with federal/state regulations and agencies, administrative experience, professional staff leadership, grant funding and management; and recognition within the profession.

Starting date no later than July 1, 2003. Applicant review will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, reprints, and five references (name, address, phone, and email)to Dr. Linda Chitwood, University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848,University, MS 38677-1848; NFSMI homepage: nfsmi.org.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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