Associate Director of Food Services
Officer of Administration
University Housing, Dining
Appointment Type and Duration:
$95,000 - $110,000 per year
Application Review Begins
May 14, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter,
resume and responses to the following supplemental questions.
- Describe innovative ideas, programs, and/or services you have
personally initiated in a high-volume food service
- Describe what is meant by having a commitment to diversity and
the ability to develop an inclusive environment for staff,
customers, partners, and visitors.
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the
University. Students who live on campus their first year have
higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher
rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.
University Housing, a department within the Division of Student
Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating
students' development as they build an inclusive community,
establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to
become the model of excellence for providing accessible,
affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the
preferred choice for all UO students.
We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion,
learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and
security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these
values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO
University Housing units include Business Services, Dining
Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student
Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68
Million educational and business department that is a
self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University
(receives no tuition or tax support for its operating
The Associate Director of Food Services provides operational
expertise, coordination, and supervision for multiple operations
including full-service dining centers, multiple retail food service
operations, catering and conference services spread over several
buildings at the University of Oregon. Reporting to the Director of
Food Services, this position supervises and provides leadership and
guidance to dining managers in assigned areas to enhance a
service-oriented program exceeding expectations through exceptional
service and quality control.
Additionally, this position assists with annual budgets,
computerized food service management and point of sale systems,
operations, reporting, and future planning for the department. This
position is responsible for operations generating approximately 30
million in annual sales.
- Bachelor's degree in business, food
service/culinary/hospitality management or related field, OR an
equivalent combination of education and strong demonstrated food
service management experience.
- Ten years of progressively successful high volume food service
management in environments such as business/industry, hotel/resort,
college/university, or multi-unit restaurant food service
- Supervision of professional Food Services staff and ability to
establish and maintain effective and collaborative supervisory and
colleague working relationships.
- Demonstrated strong ability to work collaboratively with others
in a diverse environment.
- Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team
building, group dynamics, and problem-solving skills.
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including
interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, one-on-one, in small
and large groups.
- Demonstrated ability to foster and work in a dynamic, highly
collaborative, team-oriented environment.
- Ability to think creatively and identify opportunities for
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to
develop an inclusive environment for staff, customers, partners,
- A high standard of integrity and excellent judgment; and
adaptability, flexibility, and a collegial and engaging
- Demonstrated ability to be innovative in shaping programs and
- Familiarity with national trends supporting University
- Master's degree in Business Administration.
- Experience leading change in a residential public educational
food services setting.
- Strong culinary knowledge base through education, ACF Culinary
certification, or equivalent certification and/or work
- Demonstrated record of Food Services administration, including
experience in program assessment and strategic planning;
proficiency with organizational development and managing
- Demonstrated experience in hiring, training, mentoring,
motivating, and supervising a large and diverse staff.
- Demonstrated excellent organizational and administrative
skills, including budget management and contract
- Experience managing a unionized food service staff.
- HACCP Certification or significant experience working within a
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
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an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
available online at http://police.uoregon.edu/annual-report.
To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/525345/associate-director-of-food-services