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Dining Database Support Specialist

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
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Dining Database Support Specialist

Job no: 527905
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing
Classification: Office Specialist 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $14.75- $21.40 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 15, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your online application, please upload your resume and provide three professional references.

Department Summary
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 experience.

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 budget).

Position Summary
The Dining Database Support Specialist provides clerical and database support to Housing Dining. Housing Dining operates 9 residential dining venues for over 4,800 resident students, 7 retail dining venues, UO Catering, and Central Kitchen operations.

Duties include:
Maintain Inventory, Recipe, POS, and other data to support Dining Services operations. Includes adding new or correcting inventory items; maintaining data regarding market lists and packages; entering and updating recipes to be accurate in measurements of ingredients and methods of preparation; inputting invoices; preparing reports and documents; enter and print product labels, maintaining nutrition database; assisting staff and answer questions regarding the use of databases. Provide general office assistance as assigned to assist Dining Managers and Staff in the operation of dining services.

On a daily basis, this position interacts with co-workers such as Dining Service Managers, Chef, Dining staff, and Student staff. This full-time, 12-month position reports to the Assistant Director of the Dining area as assigned. Schedules may change based upon the operational needs of the unit.

Work conditions and physical demands are typical of those found in the food service industry. These conditions may include slippery floors, extreme temperatures, heavy lifting and standing for long periods.

Special Requirements
  • Must have, or ability to obtain, a Lane County Food Handler's card within 2 weeks of employment.
  • Must take and be able to understand Hazard Communication Training supplied by the employer.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Two years of general clerical experience. One year of which included typing, word processing, or other experience generating documents; OR
  • An Associate's degree in Office Occupations or Office Technology; OR
  • Graduation from a private school of business with a Certificate in Office Occupations or Office Technology and one year of general clerical experience.
    College courses in Office Occupations or Office Technology will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Professional Competencies
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with database applications, and ability to learn new software
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Math skills and culinary knowledge for purpose of recipe calculation and merchandise arrival
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • English skills in reading and writing necessary to complete reports and forms and to understand policies, procedures and safety information.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with or knowledge of how food is ordered and received into a commercial kitchen

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    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

    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 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 statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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