Food Service Manager

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Food Service Manager

Job no: 527917
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing Dining Services
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000 - $56,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2021-2022
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
To ensure consideration, apply by August 15, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter, resume, and 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 Food Services Manager position provides day to day management of one or more of University Housing's dining venues as assigned. This position will manage multiple cafes (6) across campus located in academic buildings. The Cafes offer premium coffee, espresso, fresh bakery goods, and snacks.

This position is part of a team of managers who provide supervision and leadership to these units with a strong emphasis on teamwork, customer service, and culinary excellence. Budgetary responsibility will include the allocation of staff and purchasing of foods and supplies.

This position determines the methods of service, amount of supplies to order, number of employees needed, and the scheduling of staff. This position directs the menu, service standards, food safety procedures, purchasing, staff training, personnel management, and all related work of the units assigned.

This position is required to obtain a Food Handler Permit and OLCC Service Permit; and must be willing to work a varying schedule which may include nights, weekends, and holidays.

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.

The Food Service Manager supervises approximately 100 student staff. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Dining - Retail Operations.

Minimum Requirements
  • Four years of full time work experience as a Chef or Manager in a large scale commercial food service operation such as a large restaurant, hotel, catering, or institutional setting.
  • Three years of experience supervising or leading the work of others. Experience must include assigning and evaluating work and dealing with disciplinary issues.

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated culinary skill and an understanding of commercial kitchen operations.
  • Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • A culinary degree from a 2- or 4-year program.
  • A bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working with computerized food service management systems and point of sale systems.
  • Barista training and expertise in coffee and espresso-based beverages.
  • Experience managing a unionized food service staff.
  • Experience in a college or university food service operation.

    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

    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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