Posting: City of Detroit Recreation Department Summer Food Service Program - Program Monitor

May 6, 2019

Time Frame:

Position start date is June 3, 2019 with an end date of August 23, 2019. Shifts may occur between the hours of 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Special events will occur on several weekends across the summer. Staff required to work these events will be notified well in advance.


Monitors primary office location will be at Butzel Family Center. However, travel to numerous food service sites within the city of Detroit will be required. Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license is required. Monitors will be reimbursed for mileage.

Hours: 20 hours per week are to be completed during the program time frame. 25 hours a week may be completed on weeks where special events occur.

Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour

Job Description:

The City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department is a sponsor for the Meet Up Eat Up (MUEU), Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Monitors will view meal service at sites to ensure proper compliance with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) meal service standards. There are approximately 23 stationary sites, 19 mobile sites, and 13 special event sites in the 2019 SFSP. Each monitor will be responsible for approximately 14 sites. This opportunity will allow staff to acquire experience with an urban food service program. Staff will deepen their understanding of program development and federal grant compliance.

Scope of Work:

The SFSP requires data collection, monitoring, and site management to maintain grant compliance. Monitors will be asked to:

 View meal services at assigned sites to ensure compliance with MDE and USDA standards

 Perform pre-operational, 1st week, 4 week visits for all assigned sites

 Request corrective action for non-compliance

 Provide technical support for meal servers at sites

 Recommended sites or meal servers for training sessions when needed

 Aid senior staff with planning process for future program year


 Local travel required. Applicants must have a reliable vehicle with valid driver’s license

 High School Diploma/ GED

 1-3 years leadership experience with federal child nutrition programs preferred

 Experience in providing outreach and direct services preferred.

 A high level of verbal, written communication and presentation skills.

 The ability to work well with internal departments, varying types of personnel, agency members, partners, clients and the general public.

 Detail-oriented and demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced work environment

 Demonstrates initiative and ability to perform with little supervision

 Exhibits a high example of character and dedication to program development

 Ability to build constructive relationships and manage conflict

 Ability to adhere to detailed program standards and meet deadlines

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter describing your interest in the position to the City of Detroit Food Service Coordinator Jamie Jackson at

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