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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 3, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Auxiliary Services, Conference & Special Event Administration, Food Services Management, Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job no: 238472-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Food Service, Food Production

Position Summary:

Apply today! We are offering a $2,000 - $4,000 hiring bonus!
The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 1,500 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 8,000 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Dining and Culinary Services has locations in six buildings throughout campus including Markets, Convenience Stores, Catering, and Coffeehouses. Dining and Culinary Services provides affordable and innovative dining options to residents, guests, and staff.

Under the general supervision of the Unit Chef, this position is responsible for assisting in the leading and monitoring of the work of university, temporary and student staff in University Housing's Dining & Culinary Services. This position will support University Housing's mission of an exceptional customer experience through the delivery of extraordinary food in all service areas. The Food Production Assistant functions in this capacity in an a la carte food operation of University Housing's Dining and Culinary Services, with meal service from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. This position requires the leading and monitoring of preparation, production and service of a wide variety of food and beverage choice in market style dining operations with multiple service platforms. The Food Production Assistant must be comfortable with made-to-order and display cooking food preparation.

This position's daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to preparation, production and service of a variety of hot and cold food items, using organizational tools and recipes, as well as a variety of preparation and cooking techniques.

Provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the even of an emergency.

Dining and Culinary Services is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Preferred minimum years of experience: At least 1 year of food production or professional cooking experience required, preference will be given to candidates with more than 1 year of experience.

UW-Madison University Housing experience preferred.

Additional Information:

English Proficiency Required - This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English.

Physical requirements: Long periods of standing and walking and frequent lifting of objects weighing approximately 50 pounds; frequent pulling and pushing of carts weighing approximately 200 pounds.

Must have dexterity to handle product, kitchen tools and equipment.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

Some positions may require a driver's license which meets UW Risk Management standards.

University Housing - Dining & Culinary Services hires for positions in either 12-month, full year (100%) appointments or 9-month, academic year (75%) appointments based on operational needs. The hiring manager will discuss more details and collect applicant preferences during the interview stage.



Work Schedule:

Schedules will be determined at time of offer.

The primary schedule for this position typically consists of 5, 8 hour shifts per week that may fall on any day of the week. Schedules may rotate every other weekend.

Operational and work schedules will be closely aligned with the services and customer needs of the unit. As a result, work schedules may be adjusted during specific times of the year, including summer and winter break hours. Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand.

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $16.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a resume within the online application system.

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline listed. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies in University Housing. This position is being posted simultaneously with other positions in University Housing - Dining & Culinary Services:

- Dishwasher (238470)
- Food Service Assistant - Advanced (238471)
- Cook (238472)
- Food Retail Catering Leader 3 (238473)

By applying for this position, applicants will be considered for current or upcoming University Housing vacancies in any of the titles listed. Candidates do not need to apply to multiple vacancy postings.

University Housing may communicate with you about your application status using a text messaging service. To opt-out please reply "STOP" to text messages received or contact University Housing HR at or 608-262-2766.


Caleb Georgeson
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Aug 3 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 29 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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