Dietary Manager/CDM

Frontier Senior Living is seeking an outstanding Dietary Manager/CDM to join Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center community located in Urbandale, Iowa. Demonstrated success as a leader in similar settings is required of the Dietary Manager/CDM.

The Dietary Manager/CDM is directly responsible for establishing and maintaining all standards of quality, conduct, customer service, and productivity within the Food Services Department. The Dietary Manager/CDM maintains appropriate levels of staffing and food/supplies inventories and works within established budget guidelines. Promotes a thorough and continuous understanding among all employees of the importance of the Food Services Department to the quality of life for residents and prospective residents.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include innovate, plan, promote, and supervise a food service program that meets or exceeds the minimum of standards of quality and productivity as well as specialized diets for residents with specific needs. Recruit, hire, train, discipline & supervise a full complement of staff. Establish, document, direct & assist in general kitchen & dining room sanitation procedures, preparing schedules for all shifts for all kitchen & dining room staff & post in their work areas. Comply with any & all state, local or federal rules, regulations & licensing requirements related to health, safety (OSHA), & general operation of the Food Services Department. And, other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements include: High school graduation or equivalent, supervisory work experience in food service, or equivalent, of two years or more. Training & experience has been attained through formal training or on-the-job training in appropriate techniques of resident care including nutritional monitoring & assessment, general nutrition, food production & service, sanitation, safety & management. Good communication skills, verbal & written; English language skills adequate to allow communication with residents & staff & understand written and verbal instructions. Must be able to perform duties of Cook/Chef and prepare innovative & inviting meals for 75 people. Compassion for elderly & self-motivation are necessary, as well.

The Dietary Manager/CDM qualifies for Performance Based Bonus Programs. Frontier Senior Living, LLC has two established Performance Based Bonus programs for our community’s Senior Living team: The Exceeding Net Operating Income Bonus and the Marketing Bonus Program (Senior Living Team). It is the goal of Frontier Senior Living, LLC to award its employees for diligent efforts and outcomes which positively impact the Company and its future, including striving to control costs, maintaining high levels of resident satisfaction and reaching high census targets.

Frontier Senior Living offers a competitive salary and a work environment that encourages initiative and fosters respect. Frontier Senior Living, LLC offers medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D, Flexible Spending Account, Short Term Disability, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, and Hospital Indemnity Insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan with a competitive Match program. To discover more about the Frontier Senior Living team, please visit our site at

Equal Opportunity Employer/ Drug-Free Workplace

Company Info

Company Name
Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

Company URL

Contact Name
Lisa Eastman





8525 Urbandale Ave
Urbandale, IA 50322