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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Auxiliary Services, Food Services Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Minimum $70,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Job Summary:

The Associate Executive Chef is part of our dynamic culinary team and focused on overseeing food production for retail operations, grab and go functions and special events. This position has responsibility for building and developing a team of full time professionals, part time staff, and student staff. The goals of the program are to produce safe and high quality food in a timely manner for distribution to front of house locations, as well as relevant menu and concept development for all units under this position’s purview. Excellent communication skills, and a willingness to work with a diverse and inclusive team are essential to success.

Work Schedule:
The work week will regularly be 45 hours with some weeks exceeding this based on business needs. You'll be the leader of the area, and you'll be expected to flex your schedule as needed to meet the needs of the operation. Core hours for the position would be 7am to 3pm M-F, with critical weekends to include Commencement, Labor Day and Badger Home Football Games, however food production occurs 7 days a week. This position would be based in Union South, but occasionally flex to our other buildings for coverage as needed.


Provides direction for food service operations by planning and organizing daily operations, department finances, sourcing, quality control, staff, and menu development to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • 20% Assists in the development and implementation of unit focused strategic planning initiatives and programs to ensure appropriate use of resources and exceptional customer satisfaction
  • 20% Assists in the development of unit focused operating policies and procedures to ensure adherence to production, safe food quality, handling, and sanitation processes and procedures
  • 20% Directs the development of food menus, inventory purchases, and forecasting
  • 10% Monitors contracts and liaises with vendors regarding product purchases and contract compliance
  • 20% Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees
  • 10% Monitors and maintains technology systems to support the needs of various working units
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


Bachelor's Degree
We are mostly interested in your learned experience, however Bachelor's or Culinary degee and/or other formal training will complement your base of knowledge.


Minimum of 3-5 years progressive experience in overseeing a high-volume retail operation.


ServSafe Certification
Must be able to obtain within first three months of hire.

Drivers License - Valid and Meets UW Risk Management Standards

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: . Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Additional Information:

The Wisconsin Union operates two buildings on the UW-Madison campus. The Wisconsin Union is a financially self-supporting division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Financial support for the organization is provided by income earned by twenty-two food service units and a variety of nonfood units such as games, guest rooms, space rentals and campus vending. Substantial support is also provided by student fees. The total annual organizational budget is approximately $45 million dollars.

Student Affairs is led by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Our staff is dedicated to serving students and to helping them succeed in and out of the classroom in areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy. Student Affairs includes departments led by the dean of students; departments that provide identity-based spaces and leadership resources; the Wisconsin Union; University Health Services; and University Recreation and Wellbeing.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please outline your relevant work experience as it relates to the qualifications.


Julie Medenwaldt
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:

Food Service Asst Dir(DS007)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


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:

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: Jun 24 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Jul 12 2022 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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