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Serves on the Dining Services Leadership Team to develop and implement the strategic plan, annual goals, organizational policies, procedures, operations, and programs that meet the department vision and aspirations. Provides leadership and oversight of dining centers and units, to include recruiting, staffing, on-going training and development, managing budget performance and achieving fiscal goals, and successfully implementing of food safety (ServSafe and HACCP). Supervises Assistant Directors who manage the dining centers and units to assure high levels of quality and customer service as well as the areas of marketing and sustainability for the department. Provides oversight regarding facility management, equipment maintenance and replacement, building renovations and enhancements. Seek out, assess, and recommend franchises, implementing terms of the contracts, where relevant. Develops, promotes and supports sustainability initiatives and marketing for the department. Maintains and improves products and services by continuously emphasizing restaurant quality food and outstanding services. Develops programs to promote student learning, life skills and personal growth through a strong focus on holistic student development and collaborative partnerships that deliver superior service to and care for, students in the spirit of Ut Prosim (University motto: That I Might Serve)
Bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management; Hospitality; Business; Culinary Arts; and/or significant related managerial experience and training. Extensive experience managing institutional or commercial foodservice with demonstrated progressive advancement; Providing direction to a successful multiple-unit dining program, project management including renovations, controlling costs, and managing annual budgets and facilities; renovations, and merchandising; marketing; personnel management; budget management; sustainability initiatives, and facilities management.
Demonstrated success with forging collaborative partnerships to accomplish goals such as, effective marketing, programming, extension of services, etc.
Demonstrated experience and ability in successfully controlling costs while managing significant annual budgets, ie., exceeding $15 million.
Experience and/or training in a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Program (HACCP); ServSafe certification, or equivalent.
Experience in high volume institutional or commercial food service,
Experience with FoodPro Inventory Management System or similar system; and Banner software.
Experience in areas of sustainability initiatives, social media, marketing and renovation projects.
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 04/21/2017