Job Description

Chartwells K12

Salary: $175,000 - $185,000

Other Forms of Compensation: 40% Bonus, Car Allowance

Chartwells K12's goal is to make sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in, by serving food kids love to eat and creating custom dining programs. With more than 16,000 associates in 4,300 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, Chartwells K12 is built on decades of food, education and operational experience driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness, and sustainability talent. For more information, visit

Job Summary

Working as the Regional Vice President (RVP), you will lead, manage, and inspire a team of senior leaders and set the culture for helping kids stay happy and healthy in your region. You'll partner closely with your national peers and the CEO/CFO/Division President to deliver on the Chartwells K12 mission, support Key Performance Indicators in our dynamic environment, and sustain and grow our business. There is a high level of client engagement in this role, and leader must be relatable, a good listener, and deliver results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads, manages, and inspires a team of diverse district managers and/or regional directors of operations, and their teams, to provide top-notch service to operations in assigned region for NC, SC, GA, FL, TN, AL, and VA.
  • Heavily involved in sales meetings and presentations for prospective clients
  • Drives self and team towards building strong relationships with clients at all levels (local, district, state) and achievement of key performance indicators
  • Serves on the nationwide leadership team, influencing and leading nationwide operations, and regularly communicates with peers to share best practices, mitigate risks, champion diversity, and build community
  • Owns key regional decisions with team input, weighing risks and rewards along with short- and long-term implications; strategically, thoughtfully, and persuasively communicates based on type of issue
  • Sets tone for culture of organization in the region and regularly meets with extended team to ensure full transparency, education, safety, accountability, and alignment
  • Serves as representative/brand ambassador of the Chartwells team to most senior clients in the region, and acts as escalation point
  • Partners with Sales and Retention teams to drive strategy for growth, structuring deals, presenting new business, building relationships with prospective clients, and negotiating key contract terms
  • Collaborates with key partners on regional and/or nationwide initiatives
  • Ensures compliance with QA, policy, and USDA program requirements, along with completing all required reporting on time
  • Champions development within the region; conducts performance evaluations, along with succession planning; has full understanding of all roles within operation
  • Owns regional financial results/P&L, and works with leadership team to ensure accuracy for reporting, forecasting, and budgeting processes
  • Ensures consistent and fair administration of all policies and procedures
  • Recognizes and anticipates marketplace trends; participates in strategic planning meetings

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have experience in retention and new business presentations
  • Must have contract food service experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university, or ten (10 years progressive experience in hospitality management, business, or related field
  • Strong background in senior leadership roles with experience in contract and budget management, customer service, people development, food services, negotiations, etc.
  • Has a proven track record of growing a business and leading large cross-functional teams, along with excellent business and financial acumen
  • Has ability to think quickly, analytically, strategically, and accurately
  • Shows expert client relationship, influencing, listening, and communications (written and verbal) skills
  • Champions inclusion mindset, and is proactive, positive, professional, flexible, and resilient
  • Demonstrates initiative, ownership, multi-tasking, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite

Approximately 50 percent travel required in this position, and account presence is vital for this role.

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. 

Chartwells K-12 maintains a drug-free workplace.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Associates at Chartwells K-12 are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID:  1317682

Chartwells K12 



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