WHY COME TO UC MERCED?
• Cutting-edge sustainability and clean energy focus.
• Outstanding benefits with significant paid time off.
• A culture of collaboration that is mission-driven.
• Radically fast, high-performance super computing capabilities.
• An affordable and welcoming community that promotes a quality life and true balance.
• Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put your mark on and be a part of a budding Top Tier Research University.
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff. Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California.
The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region. In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
ABOUT THE JOB:
Under the general direction of the Director of Dining Services, the Unit General Manager is responsible for overseeing a Residential Dining Commons and is responsible for supervising management of day to day business operations. This position is responsible for providing excellent quality products and nutritious meals in a safe and aesthetically pleasing residential environment.
The primary emphasis of this position focuses on business management practices (i.e. operations management, financial controls, human resource management, interdepartmental relations, research and development, project management, menu/product change management, monitoring vendor relationships and conference programs.)
The successful candidate will require excellent interpersonal communication skills; the ability to feel comfortable making decisions and taking action in a dynamic working environment to achieve organizational goals; and a strong ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with multiple constituents including campus offices, students, staff, faculty members and community groups. Some evening and weekend availability will be required in order to meet the 3 main responsibilities of the position:
1) Operations – the overall management of the Dining Hall (serving 5,000 meals a day), Summer School Dining Program and the Grab and Go (serving 450 meals a day), in full compliance with all food, occupational safety rules and regulations and customer service expectations. Partners with the Executive Chef, oversee daily operations including, employee scheduling, inventory management and menu execution. Establishes food safety, sanitation procedures and standards, and ensure staff are trained in proper food handling techniques according to health and safety standards. Conduct periodic inspections in compliance with University, local, state, and federal regulations.
2) Leadership – manages team of exempt and non-exempt workforce in a positive and collaborative working environment that promotes, open communication, consistency, fairness and opportunities for continuous learning while achieving the vision and mission of the department. Recruits, trains and develops staff to provide customer service that exceeds client expectations.
3) Budgetary – ensures the financial viability of the Dining Hall and affiliated programs through development and management of metrics designed to achieve realistic goals. Continually evaluate pricing structures in an effort to remain competitive and responsive to the campus. Assists Director in long range strategic and or operational planning and the identification and analysis of new business opportunities.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS YOU CAN ENJOY AT UC MERCED:
Career Stability and Growth:
• Performance-based Culture
• Professional Development Opportunities
• Cross-functional/department Opportunities
• Campus Community Opportunities
• UC Systems Involvement
• Access to Lynda.com
• Lifelong Learning Nurtured
• Competitive Salaries (while living in an affordable community)
• Significant Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Days
• UC Retirement System
• Inexpensive Medical Plans
• Free Vision & Dental Insurance
• Deeply Discounted Tuition
• Fitness and Wellness Programs
Opportunity to Make an Impact:
• Triple Zero Commitment
• LEED Certification
• Leading Conservation & Sustainability Programs
• Environmental Stewardship
• Cutting-edge Technology and Research
• Community Development and Involvement
• Part of UC Natural Reserve System
• HSI proudly serving 1st Generation Students